Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Family Pass To The Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Screening In Waterloo Contest

Have You Ever Had  A #VeryBadDay ?

Walt Disney Studios Canada is wondering if it compares to the one Alexander's family is about to experience.

Turn The Day Around

 We have a couple of ways to turn a #VeryBadDay around. Check out the activity sheets that have been uploaded to the Files on our Stuff To Do With Your Kids In KW Facebook Group! They can provide some family fun plus we have added a contest for a chance to win a family pass to the advanced screening of  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Enter to win  a Family Pass To The Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Screening In Waterloo at Conestoga Mall Galaxy Cinema happening Wednesday October 8th 2014

Just enter the Rafflecopter contest below (it may take a minute to load).  One of the bonus entries is the story of a crazy/ #VeryBadDay you have had.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Family Fun For $5 PLUS A New Contest for The Toy Box All From Centre In The Square

Centre In The Square Family Series Returns

Last year the Center In The Square introduced very affordable Family Activities and they were a hit with many parents in the area! This Thursday September 11 2014 they are giving families another $5 opportunity with THE TOY BOX.

As listed on their website

The ToyBox is an interactive and creative fun zone where kids of all ages can create theatre, train, play, explore and even throw a great party. This highly immersive, technology driven environment features music, art, costumes, games, lighting and projected images with live green screen interaction to spark creativity and imaginative play. The ToyBox invites you into a world of exploration and wonder, inspired by Waldorf, Montessori and Reggio Emillio, and created by you.

To ensure your spot visit their ticket page right away. They already have SOLD OUT shows for the Friday date so you don't want to hesitate and miss out on this low cost admission event.


 Enter To Win

We have more exciting news! We have admission for a family of 4 to THE TOY BOX on Thursday September 11 2014 at 7pm to giveaway! Enter our Rafflecopter contest below (it many take a minute to load) for a chance to win!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September 2014 Events, Activities And Stuff To Do In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

Getting Set For September

The fall is a busy time of year so to help you get set for the rush ahead we suggest you check out our Pizza Europe contest to see how you can enter for a chance to win a Family Feast!

Region of Waterloo Cricket Association Fall/Winter Registration Now Open!
Girls and Boys Ages 8-14 Monday Evenings...
Program Starts Monday October 6th 2014
Program Ends Monday January 19th 2014
St Dominic Savio School Gym
3 Westforest Trail, Kitchener, Ontario, N2N 3A6
Register anytime using the preregistration form
email: waterlooregioncricket@gmail.com

phone: 519-954-8525
Sept 4
Squiggles to Grins - FREE art program every Thursday @ Kitchener Market
Ages 2-5 (plus caregiver)
Every Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!

Sept 4-7th
Cambridge Fall Fair
On the 4th see Eleven Past One! Read more about our recent media coverage of their concert at the CNE

for other fairs close to the area check our 20 FALL FAIRS POST

Sept 5
"Try Synchro"
Fri Sep 5th 6-8pm,also Tue Sep 9th 5-7 pm, Wed Sep 10th 6-8pmall dates at Cameron Heights Pool

Friday, September 5, 2014

Movie Night - Epic
Shade's Mills Conservation Area, 450 Avenue Rd., Cambridge
Come watch movies under the stars starting at dusk every Friday night! The food concession will be open and offering snacks and drinks. Visitors should bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit in front of the big screen. Movies are all rated parental guidance (PG) or general admission (G) and are suitable for families. The movies are free for Grand River Parks Membership pass holders and day pass holders. Or, up to six people in a vehicle can gain admission for a special flat fee of $10 on Friday nights starting an hour before show time. Cancellations will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Price: Free with admission or $10.00 per vehicle

Sept 6
Back to school lunch ideas At The Kitchener Market Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Drop in during Saturday market for a free cooking class to spark your creativity with back to school lunches! Don't get stuck in a rut this year, bring the whole family this Saturday and we will show you some new twists on classic lunch ideas for kids. This is a kid-friendly cooking class, all ages can participate. Registration required http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Mighty Machines Showcase
Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Chicopee 396 Morrison Road Kitchener, Ontario -
This is always a popular event. Save on admission price by buying your tickets in advance at
Since 2004, over 33,000 people have attended the event, raising $16,500 for charity. For 2014, the charity will once again be Strong Start.  

KPL Opening celebrations
Central Library – 85 Queen St. N.
Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Erick Traplin at 10 a.m; official opening ceremonies at 11 a.m.
Throughout the day: guided tours by the project architects; meet Deborah Moss, creator of the public art installation Flux; performances by Lost and Found Theatre and a KW Symphony ensemble; crafts, refreshments and more.
Everyone welcome to attend. No registration required.

$2.50 Cineplex Family Movies

Saturday, September 6, 2014 | 8am – 4:30pm
Location: Cambridge, Kitchener & Waterloo
Summary:Shine Day occurs on the Saturday of Wilfrid Laurier's Orientation Week. University students will be out in the community to raise money and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. All of the money raised is donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada to help fund research and treatment.

Website: www.shinerama.ca

Saturday, September 6, 2014 | 11am – 7pm
Location: Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street
Kitchener, ON
Summary:Join the nanual celebration of South Asian Cultural Fair-Mela 2014. Enjoy music, songs, dance performances, bazaar, henna, Indian cuisine and more! This year's star attraction 'Broken Dance Group'. This is a free event! www.melawaterloo.com

Sept 7
Williamsburg Towne Center Community Day
from 11am - 4pm. Rain or Shine!! Event activities and games are free!! 
Hilltop Festival @ Faith Church
BBQ, Carnival, Reptile Show and More
Ovarian Cancer Walk For Hope
Victoria Park – Clock Tower Kitchener
Route distance
2.5 km and 5 km
Event Day Schedule:
9:00-10:00 Registration and morning coffee
9:30 Opening ceremonies and warm-up
10:00-11:00 Walk/Run
11:00 Join us for FREE post Walk refreshments, Team & Participant recognition and Children’s fun area!
When: Sept 7th, 1pm-4pm Where: Bingemans Big Splash Water Park Price: $10 per dog, humans are free! - See more at: http://www.kwhumane.com/news/surf-dogs

Terry Fox Waterloo fundraising BBQ this Sunday at Walmart on Ira Needles
Join Mike Farwell and the DQ Boardwalk family as we raise money for KW Habilitation. $1 from very Blizzard sold is donated. Also great prizes to be won too!
Sept 8
Youth Dance Auditions for Footlose
Date: Monday, September 8
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
Address: 40 Benjamin Rd E., Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9
Requirements can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1543928459161964

Youth Outreach- Featuring the Doon Mobile Skatepark.
Starts September 8th until Oct. 23rd. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 5:00pm to 8:00 pm on the Doon Pioneer Park Community Center grounds.
Youth Outreach Leaders will be onsite


Sept 9
Kids' Hop @ Kitchener Market

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!
Erick Traplin, a popular local musician, performs some of kids' favourite songs on alternate Tuesdays. On the crafts and storytime days, listen to seasonal tales and work together to create unique crafts.
Afterwards, stop by one of our international food court vendors for a healthy and kid-friendly lunch with plenty of options for adults too!

Cook like a Chef: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market

Join us for an exciting new series hosted by Top Chef Canada participant, Terry Salmond. In this series learn how to cook as opposed to what to cook. We debunk the myth that cooking is a fine art and that good cooking is difficult. Chef Terry will demonstrate a variety of cooking tips, techniques and skills designed to make the home cook a top chef. From clarifying butter to the perfect turkey, from trussing to blanching - we'll show you the secrets of the professional kitchen!

Sept 11
Kids Art @ Kitchener Market
Ages 2-5 + caregiver
Dinner with ChefD: Thursday, Sept. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market
Watch ChefD prepare a meal right before your very eyes in this cooking demonstation, then sit down to a five star meal with the host.
Registration required http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Sept 11 and 12
The Toy Box at Centre In The Square
$5 admission
Read our post about The Toy Box to Enter To WIN!

Sept 12
Centre In The Square Opening Party
3PM, 4PM, 6PM, 7PM The ToyBox
6.30PM Australia’s Strange Fruit – Swoon!
8PM Australia’s Strange Fruit – The Spheres


Sept 13
Tour the Market with ChefD: Saturday, Sept. 13, 9:30 a.m. @ Kitchener Market
Join us for a free tour and cooking class on the second Saturday of every month. ChefD will take a group around the lower market, showing off his favorite local vendors. Once the tour is done you can come back up to the Marketplace and watch a live cooking demonstration by ChefD preparing the ingredients he's purchased! Sample the dish and then feel free to continue exploring the market on your own.
Registration required http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Wizard Of OZ Bird House

$2.50 Cineplex Family Movies
Centre In The Square Opening Party
1PM, 2PM, 3PM The ToyBox
4PM, 6.30PM Australia’s Strange Fruit – Swoon!
8PM Australia’s Strange Fruit – The Spheres


Growing Up Healthy
Sept 13 and 14
seminars and workshops

Sept 13

Grand Opening @ Tiny Hoppers

445 Thompspon Dr. Cambridge
Bouncy Castles, Raffles, Face Painting, Tattoos, Snacks, and our AMAZING play classes

Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 1 – 4pm
Location: McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Avenue, South
Cambridge, ON
Summary:One Saturday afternoon a month, kids ages three and up are invited to create fun seasonal or Scottish inspired crafts. Suggested donation is $5 per child. Adults free. www.region.waterloo.on.ca/mcd or 519-624-8250

Sept 14
Telling Tales Festival
Rockwood Ont

Terry Fox Run Ayr Curling Club
$3 Breakfast and family activities

Sept 16
Kids Hop @ Kitchener Market

Sept 18
Kids Art @ Kitchener Market

Ages 2-5 + caregiver

Harvest time canning with Bernardin: Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market
The bountiful goodness of harvest time can be kept and stored in your kitchen for months to come! Canning fresh produce is not only a way to store it, but is also a way to develop and accentuate different flavours. This session we are doing tomatoes, pickles and salsa, along with prizes and a Bernardin Canning book available to purchase. If you would like to learn more about how to can and store produce that you can buy from the Market, join us for this class!
Registration required http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Sept 19

KPL PA Day Family Maker Faire
Central Library – 85 Queen St. N.
Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3D printing, robot arena, iPad programming and puzzles, Lego block party and more. Drop in anytime; no registration required.
Ages 5 – 12 and family
KPL PA Day drop in
Forest Heights, Country Hills and Grand River Stanley Park
Sept. 19, 2:30 p.m to 4 p.m.
Fun games and crafts for ages 5 – 12. No registration required.

Rio 2 Screening
1:30pm @ Centreville Chicoppe Community Centre
Get Free Tickets at the front desk 141 Morgan Ave Kitchener

Friday, September 19, 2014 | 1 – 4pm
Location: McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Avenue, South
Cambridge, ON
Summary:Kids have fun with games, crafts and more onthis day off school! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested donation of $5. www.region.waterloo.on.ca/mcd or 519-624-8250.
Teen Shopping Night

Friday Sep 19 2014, 8-10pm
Location:Thrift on Kent
Address:50 Kent Ave.
An evening of shopping for teens and young adults.
Music, refreshments, special discounts and lots of clothing, accessories, school supplies, furniture and unique thrift shop finds.
An exclusive shopping experience for teens and young adults from 8pm - 10pm.
Sept 19-21
KOI Music Fest (for those with older kids)
Sept 20
Word On The Street @ Kitchener Market
9:00 am
Maple Madness
A collection of recipes by Chef D

10:15 am: Optimal YOU ( book title)
Author: Christine Gingrich BA BEd PTS

11:15 Joyful Eating
Joyous Health is a fresh new approach to eating that will change the way you think about food and what you eat, offering a simple and practical path to creating a healthy lifestyle. Holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy, creator of the popular blog Joyous Health, explains how to eat and live joyously with amazing results, both inside and out:
Title Joyous Health
Author: Joy McCarthy

12:15 p.m. Canada’s Favourite Recipes
Won gold in the national Taste Canada Food Writing Awards 2013
Rose Murray author

1:15 Cooking with Shakespeare
Mark Morton, Andrew Coppolino
For the Word On The Street Kitchener Market info visit
for other Word On The Street Events family events visit http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/kitchener/families

Royal Medieval Faire
Waterloo Park

KPL Teen Book Club
Central Library – 85 Queen St. N.
Sept. 20 at 2 p.m.
A club for teens who want to read a new book each month and chat about it. New members always welcome. September’s title is The Giver by Lois Lowry.
For ages 12 -18. No registration required.

25th anniversary of the Doon Pioneer Park Community Center and KPL 
Family Fun Day 2014. Come enjoy a BBQ, cake, fun children`s activities, fire prevention display and much more

Doors Open Waterloo Region
Various sites
250 Old Chicopee Drive, Kitchener
Sept 23
Kids Hop @ Kitchener Market

Sept 21
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 1:15pm
Location: Waterloo Cenotaph
Regina Street, North
Waterloo, ON
Summary:1:15pm-Form-Up at Waterloo City Hall parking lot. The parade will march-off at 1:35pm. 2:00pm-Service & Wreath Laying.
Parade Band: Waterloo Regional Police Band

Sept 23

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 7 – 9pm
Location: Cambridge Centre for the Arts
Multipurpose Room
Cambridge, ON
Summary:Please pre-register with Sophie at mccanns@cambridge.ca

Wine and Art: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market
Join us for a fun new series - Wine & Art! Hosted by a certified Art Innovators teacher, this two-hour class will feature hands-on instruction as you create two pieces of artwork, accompanied by wine and a platter of gourmet cheese
Registration required http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp
Sept 24
KPL Teen Movie Night
Central Library – 85 Queen St. N.
Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.
Bring the popcorn for this free flick: Beautiful Creatures. A new movie featured each month. For ages 12 – 18. No registration required.
Sept 25
Kids Art @ Kitchener Market
Ages 2-5 + caregiver
Sept 27
Harvest Festival @ Kitchener Market
Food, music, children's activities and fresh fall produce!
9a.m. Join us for the Let's Read book launch of Community Soup by Alma Fullerton. After the reading, join ChefD to create our own community soup using fall harvest vegetables!
10a.m.- 2 p.m. Live music on the piazza
11a.m. Apple of my Eye - making the perfect Apple Pie with Paula Costa
12:30 p.m. Fall canning workshop with Breadbaron
Plus look for the us! We'll be representing FOOD REVOLUTION KW 

Be sure to read our full post on THE HARVEST FESTIVAL
KPL Tablet Tales
Pioneer Park – 150 Pioneer Dr.
Sept. 27 at 11 a.m.
An interactive 30-minute story time featuring digital apps, e-books, props, and favourite picture books.
For the whole family; no registration required.

KPL Hobbit Day
Central Library – 85 Queen St. N.
Sept. 27 at 2 p.m.
Celebrate Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday with us. Enjoy crafts, games, songs and Lord of the Rings trivia. Costumes welcome.
Ages 8 and up. No registration required; just drop in.

154 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener, Ontario N2M 4E4
(519) 571-1626
Families present and past are invited to participate in a variety of outdoor activities including Kiddie Fun Trak inflatable rides and games. Move and Groove to Mr. Chris and the Gassy Bubbles as her performs under the pergola. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, picnic lunch and enjoy the festivities! **This event is weather dependant**
Oakridge Acres Fall Farm Day
$2.50 Cineplex Family Movies

Sept 29
Farmer's Dinner: Monday, September 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. @ Kitchener Market
Calling farmers, foodies, friends, and family! Everyone is welcome to this special class featuring Charles Quality Meats and Wegner vegetable Gardens. The aim of this class is to connect your with the faces and people behind the products that you can buy at the market. Come enjoy a farm-fresh meal created by local chefs from Imbibe Food 'n Drink and Breadbaron Sandwiches!
Registration required http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Sept 30
Kids Hop @ Kitchener Market

Freezer meals: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
If you're new to the idea, freezer friendly cooking is about preparing a large amount of freezable recipes at once, to be thawed and eaten over a longer period of time. This type of cooking is suitable for people who are busy, which, we think, is probably just about everyone! Come learn tips and tricks to cooking for the future, along with some delicious freezer-friendly recipes. One of the professional chefs at the Kitchener Market will prepare a few easy freezer recipes right before your eyes, for you to dine on over the course of this class!
Registration required http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Looking Ahead

 While these might be far down the road, some require tickets to be purchased! Be sure to get yours before they sell out!
Oct 7
The Wiggles
Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour
Centre In The Square


The Feel-Good Musical
October 8 - November 2 | St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the St. Jacobs stage with exhilarating results.
A young rebel moves to a small middle-America town where dance is forbidden, and encourages all young people to defy the strict edict of local pastor and call for a rock 'n roll party. In so doing, he brings healing to the heart of a town held back by the memory of tragedy.
Parents Night Out
Nov 6
Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival Preview Show @ Waterloo INN
The Headliner that night is SEAN CULLEN!

The Little Mermaid
The Splashy New Broadway Musical
November 19 - December 21 | Dunfield Theatre Cambridge 
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful mermaid Ariel longs to leave the ocean to live in the world above. When the evil sea witch Ursula grants Ariel the opportunity to sprout legs and go after the heart of Prince Eric, she jumps at the opportunity. But with forces working against her, Ariel will need help if she is ever to see her dreams come true.
Snow White
A Traditional British Panto
November 19 - December 21 | St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
In the proud tradition of past holiday favourites Peter Pan, Robin Hood, and Cinderella comes a deliciously entertaining production for the entire family.

Cast out by her jealous stepmother and tricked into eating a poisoned apple, the beautiful Snow White must defeat the wicked queen and find her way back to the palace – with the help of seven new friends and a handsome prince.


KITCHENER, ON (June 2, 2014) – Centre In The Square announces three fun-filled family shows coming to The Studio on Saturdays starting in January 2015: Pomme: The Story of An Apple, Doktor Kaboom! and Bill Blagg’s Trickin’.
Pomme: The Story of An Apple
Saturday, January 31, 2015 11 AM & 2 PM
Inspired by haikus written in Quebec and in France, Pomme captures young imaginations with puppet movement and playful characters. Pomme is an apple who wishes to become a person, and through his journey he discovers that being an apple is really okay. Full of gentle wit and humour, Pomme is a puppet poem to savour as a family. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.
Doktor Kaboom!
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11 AM & 2 PM
Doktor Kaboom! is an hilarious interactive science variety show for audiences of all ages created by Actor/Comedian David Epley. Using theatre and humour Doktor Kaboom! takes his audience on an amazing tour through the wonders of scientific exploration. Join him for a side-splitting journey of increasingly spectacular (and often successful) science experiments and demonstrations.
Bill Blagg’s Trickin’
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11 AM and 2 PM
Bill Blagg’s cabaret show Trickin’ is a highly interactive experience packed with Bill’s trademark magic and comedy! From flying toilet paper to balloon sword swallowing, this non-stop show has it all! Minds will be read, wedding rings will vanish (don’t worry they come back), ordinary objects will come to life and much more! Trickin’takes the magic from the stage to the audience and even puts it in their hands! This is an action-packed not-to-be-missed show filled with magical surprises, tons of laughs and total entertainment
Tickets to Pomme: The Story of An Apple, Doktor Kaboom!, and Bill Blagg’s Trickin’ may be purchased online at www.centreinthesquare.com, by calling 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, or in person at the Centre In The Square Box Office (101 Queen Street North). Tickets for each show are $10 (adult), $5 (child), or $25 (family of 5) plus applicable fees.
If you know of a September event that we have missed, be sure to post it in the comments below!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How To Spend Less And Save More For Christmas

Christmas Is Coming

Just because Christmas is a few months away doesn't mean you should put it out of your mind. When it comes to getting ready for Christmas being prepared is the key!

Start Early

It's never too early to get your Christmas Shopping done! Buying throughout the year makes is less of a burden on the bank account.  It may sound like a strang idea, but a lot of it has to do with the right mindset. 

Tips For Year Round Christmas Shopping

  1. It's Better To Give. When you're out and see a great deal, instead of grabbing it for yourself, think if someone on your Christmas list would like it and purchase it for them instead. You'll still have the thrill of the good buy but you'll also be chipping away at your To-Do list at discount rate!
  2. Hit The Clearance Area. Right now a lot of beach items will be on sale, but what child wouldn't want their favourite character beach towel to use as a bath towel year round? Perhaps you have people on your list that travel to tropical destinations over the winter. They would find a lot of summer themed items useful for their trip. 
  3. Grab The Seasonal Deals. With this being the back to school time of year, use that to your advantage. It's a great time for deals on electronics, stationary supplies and dorm-room decorative items.
  4. Pay With Your Points.  If you have points racked up on a card use it for gift purchases. Store point cards get you everything from fancy perfumes to laptop computers.
Now the bulk of your shopping is done but it's still a good idea to have some extra cash around for those last minute co-worker, secret Santa and/or hostess gifts ready. It's time to prepare for that too!

Get Out Your Piggie Bank

Today is September 2nd which means Christmas is 113 days away (give or take a few hours). If you skip your coffee run and put away a toonie a day, you'll have $226 saved up to help with the last minute shopping!

Monday, September 1, 2014

CNE Canadian National Exhibition More Than The Midway - Media Coverage

Lets Go To The EX

When many think of the Canadian National Exhibition otherwise known as the CNE or THE EX, images of midway rides and carnival games are the first things to pop in their heads.  We decided to take a different direction when it came to our Media Coverage of the days events at THE EX.

Youth Day At The CNE

Youth Day at the CNE is a great choice for families if you are able to attend the mid-week. Here are just a few reasons why Youth Day 2014 went over so well.

  • Free Till 3 for 19 Years & Younger  Only on Youth Day 10am to 3pm
  • Stay all day and into the evening
  • For visitors 19 years old or younger
  • Add a Ride Special: 8 rides for $20
  • Offer available on-site at the CNE only
  •  Plus a FREE concert with These Kids Wear Crowns with Eleven Past One & PRTY H3RO that night


    What We Did At The Canadian National Exhibition

    We started out by heading over to Reptilia and I have to say I'm glad these guys were behind glass

    Next we took the FREE Express Train to get a good idea of the layout.

    We stopped by the Hockey Canada Centry Tour Exhibit where we made digital hockey cards and took a turn in the photo booth

    Then we LET OUR FANDOM FLAG FLY over at the Direct Energy Centre where we saw Star Wars sculpted in sand and Transformers that were more than meets the eye!

    After a quick bite to eat in the Food Building we headed to the Variety Stage to see America's Got Talent Contestant, Ventriloquist Micheal Harrison followed by The Amazing Kreskin

    Incase you were wondering, yes Kreskin did find his payment in the audience!

    We decided to head over to the CNE Bandshell mid afternoon to see if they bands were doing a sound check and we were happy to find out they were!

    But we had no idea what was about to happen next! While watching the bands rehearse the #ShareACokeCanada team came by to let us know we could make a Coke Can with our name on it and there might be a chance to get some extras!

    We headed over to take part and guess what? Our cans came out not only with our names but with VIP passes for the concert that night. 

    What does VIP at a free concert mean? Well for us it meant we got to chill out at the Coca Cola VIP tent! We were served Pizza, Poutine. lots of snacks and all the Coca Cola we could drink!

    Throughout the concert great things happened as well. Diane's daughter was pulled up on stage for a Dance off. Then she was able to get a set list and a free t-shirt after the show!

    Wait There's More

    To see more of a play by play of our day check out our twitter feed from the day and our Facebook album.
    As you can see we had a jam packed day at the CNE but there was so much more to do too! We only covered a small portion of what there is to do at THE EX. Check out what else you can do at The Canadian National Exhibition by visiting posts by other bloggers that attened the CNE!