Sunday, January 31, 2016

February 2016 Valentines Day, Family Day Weekend And More Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo

As always we suggest going through the FULL post right away, as many of the events list require registration and suggest you visit the links provided as information tends to change without our knowledge. We wouldn't want you to miss out on all the fun!

As always we suggest you visit the links as times and dates change for events all the time

Ongoing FEBRUARY Events (see specific date events under the BLAST heading)

Research Studies @ UofW
Contact Lens Research
Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses.
Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study
Infant Studies Group
If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!
TEL: 519 888 4567
ext. 31164

Youth Drum & Bugle Corps
Great program for
youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but
Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well.
We are not the Scouts.
We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets.
We are a the only Youth Drum & Bugle Corps in the area!
No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically
just have fun!
Check us out on our website:

Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions
(various dates and times)
Session Details:
  • The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.
  • The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly starting January 2016 at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings
  • Parents/caregivers can register online at
  • The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo
Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar

Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission is free

Free gym days

In each ward across Waterloo, children aged 0 – 12 years and their caregivers can participate in free programmed activities each week in the gymnasium of a local school. This program will run from February 8 to March 24. Details are as follows:
  • 1.5 hours per week in each ward
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Scheduled programming by local organizations
  • Drop-in format
  • Geared towards children aged 0 - 12 years
  • Cost is $2.00 per child; children under 2 years are free
  • Children aged 0 - 4 years require parent participation
  • The $2.00 fee covers a snack

Time out play time (drop-in)
Interact with your child (newborn - 6Y) through creative play and action games. Unrestricted floor space allows children to develop gross motor skills. Caregivers must supervise children at all times.
  • Program is at MFSSC in Bechtel Park
  • Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Jan. 4 to May 9, 2016)
  • Program will not be running on the following dates: Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb.15.
  • Cost: $5.25/vist/family (maximum 4 children) OR $47.25 pass for 10 visits

Discover Mondays @ Chicopee Ski Resort
There is no better time to try the amazing sport of skiing or snowboarding than on a Monday at Chicopee! For only $29, the lowest price in Ontario, you get a beginner lesson, equipment rentals and a Learning Centre Lift Ticket. Station lessons run from 5pm - 8pm and are provided in a station style format - go through different micro-lessons at your own pace and advance when you want. Lift tickets valid until 9pm.
Program is available every Monday after 5pm. (Family Day Excluded)

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!
  • February 2: Family Yoga

  • February 9: Erick Traplin
  • February 16: Family Yoga
  • February 23: Erick Traplin

    Tots Time @ Waterloor Region Museum (DOON)
    Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.
    Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child.
    10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.


  • Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    10 to 11 a.m. Are you a new mom looking for some adult time with other new moms? The Waterloo Region Museum is offering a new program for new moms.
    Every other Wednesday during the winter months this program offers a fun and interesting morning out with your new baby.
    Admission is $3 + HST, 10% membership discount applies

    Swim to Survive program

    Learn to roll into deep water, tread water and swim 50m on front or back! This program will teach water safety and basic skills to help the child gain con dence in and around water. Geared towards children 7-12 years old with minimal swimming ability.
    Choose the free session and class time that works for you!
    Feb. 17 to Mar. 9
    Times: 4-4:40 p.m. OR 4:45-5:25 p.m
    Classes take place at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. For more information or to register call
    519-886-1177 ext 27221
    Wicked Wednesday @ Chicopee Ski Resort
    Wednesday from 5pm to 9pm, hit the slopes for only $20 with an All Access Lift Ticket! This is the great student rate, but if you’re not a student, we’ve got you covered!
    Just print the coupon below or show it on your smartphone to get the student price of $20 – even if you’re not a student!

    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!
    FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver

    Tots Time @ Waterloor Region Museum (DOON)
    Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5.
    Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child.
    10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.

    Boston Pizza at Erb and Erbsville is every Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
    11:30 - 12:30 pm
    Williamsburg Community Centre
    A weekly group focusing on issues relevant to being a new parent (or expectant parent) as well as social time to pass common ideas back and forth.
    Children come with parents (0 -12 mths).
    Light lunch provided

    Family Fridays @ Chicopee Ski Resort
    It’s been a long week. Time to spend some time with family! Come out to Chicopee on Friday night and experience a fun and healthy activity together. You can take advantage of our $39 discover programs (Learning Centre lift ticket, rentals and beginner lesson) or $25 all access lift tickets. Station lessons run from 5pm - 8pm and are provided in a station style format - go through different micro-lessons at your own pace and advance when you want.
    Program is available after 5pm every Friday. Must be a family of 2 or more.
    Thrift On Kent - Thrift U
    Ages 16+
    Free Upcycling/DIY events Fridays in February @ 7pm
    Registration info at

    KPL Kids’ Club
    Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level)
    Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.
    No registration required.

    Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex

    Swim to Survive program

    Learn to roll into deep water, tread water and swim 50m on front or back! This program will teach water safety and basic skills to help the child gain con dence in and around water. Geared towards children 7-12 years old with minimal swimming ability.
    Choose the free session and class time that works for you!
    Feb. 13 to Mar. 5
    Times: 11-11:40 a.m. OR 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
    Classes take place at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. For more information or to register call
    519-886-1177 ext 27221

    Every Saturday in February Sherwood will be holding a one hour clinic / lesson, with product deals, on a particular instrument. Alll are welcome to attend for FREE! All ages welcome!
    Come in out of the cold for some fun. 

    Contact Adam for details: 519-745-6154!/events/1531247427173939
    FREE FLICKS (suited for the older teen crown)

    Saturday Late Night Student Special @ Chicopee TUBE PARK
    $21.00 Saturday Nights purchase by 9:00pm, tube till midnight

    Be on-site at the Tube Park before 9:00 pm Beginning Saturday January 9th-February 27th and get three hours of Tubing for only $21.00.
    *Must show valid student card: High School, College and University accepted

    FREE FLICKS (family movies)


    Feb 2
    Youth Council 2015 - 2016 @ Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
    Every other Tuesday | Starts 29 Sep, 2015 | 4 - 6 pm | Free
    Local teens meet every other week throughout the school year to develop and work on new gallery programs. Learn more about the art world, organize workshops and special events, meet like-minded peers, earn volunteer hours, build your resume (it looks great on post-secondary school and job applications!) and make a difference for other teens in the community.
    Feb 2
    Happy Groundhog Day!
    Feb 4
    Greek in the Kitchen: Thursday, Feb. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Buildings with white washed walls, gleaming turquoise waters, and the sun beaming down - sounds nice, right? Well, a trip to Greece might not be in the stars for you right now, but a taste of Greece is right around the corner at the Kitchener Market! Greek cuisine is one of the most popular international cuisines for its combination of both mild and strong flavoured components such as olives, feta, spinach and yogurt. This class will teach you how to utilize classic Greek ingredients and techniques at home to build dishes like a pro!
    Register at

    Feb 6
    National Hockey Card Day!
    Free Hockey Card Sheets

    Tots Workshop @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Join us this Valentine’s weekend and watch and/or help your child create a beautiful Valentine’s wreath for the front door. Make a sweet wreath for this sweet filled time of year!
    Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Appropriate for children aged two to six. $9 plus HST per child. Advance registration is required. Capacity limited. 10 percent membership discount applies.

    Feb 6 and 7
    Kitchener Market Cooking Stage @ Total Woman Show
    See the info at

    Feb 8
    Special Hockey Benefit Game
    On Monday, February 8, 2016, the Kitchener Rangers will host the 9th Annual Rangers Vs Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates benefit game at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
    Admission to the game is complimentary. Monetary donations are welcome, with all proceeds benefiting the Cambridge Ice Hounds and the Kitchener Ice Pirates.

    Feb 10

    Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida Moon VS Sun @ Centre In The Square

    Feb 11
    Vegetarian Cuisine across Asia: Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Vibrant with spices and savoury sauces, fresh vegetables, tofu, and beans, Asian dishes are a vegetarian's dream. Dive into these recipes inspired by Chinese, Japanese, and Thai traditional cuisine
    Register at

    Feb 12
    Roots & Shoots - Marking the Bicentennial of the Founding of Dumfries Township 1816 - 2016
    Friday, February 12th, 2016
    8:00am – 4:00am
    The 19th Annual Grand River Watershed Heritage Day is being held in Cambridge this year. The workshop takes place from 8:00a.m - 4:00p.m. on Friday, February 12 at Forward Church, 455 Myers Road, Cambridge.
    Each year, The Heritage Day Workshop is held in a different part of the watershed focusing on a unique aspect of the Grand River's heritage.
    This free workshop has limited space and all participants must be preregistered.
    Registrations will be accepted until Friday, February 5, 2016 or until the registration is at capacity.

    Donations are always welcome and refreshments, light snacks and lunch will be provided.
    Skate n Shake @ Waterloo Public Square
    Skate to live spinning from local DJs this January in Waterloo Public Square!
    DJs will perform from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and there will be free hot chocolate and giveaways for participants.

    Feb 13
    FREE VALENTINES DAY EVENT @ Kitchener Market Kids in the Kitchen
    Kids in the Kitchen program in February where they will be making heart healthy snacks! There will also be crafts and activities.
    Plus they are having an Artisian Bazaar the same day

    Lowes Build and Grow - Valentine's Frame
    Free but you must register at

    Home Depot Kids Workshop - Valentine's Mailbox
    Free but you must register at the store

    Xtreme Ice Racing @ The Kitchener Aud
    Info at

    and don't forget to wish all your gal pals a happy GALENTINE'S DAY!
    info at

    Feb 14
    Mill Courtland Community Centre, Winter Fun Fair, 1-4 p.m.
    Join us on Sunday, Feb. 14 for an afternoon of carnival games, refreshments and treats. No registration required. Call 519-741-2491 for more information
    Abigayle Lobsinger's Journey Family Skate and Fundrasing Event
    2pm-4pm @ Albert McCormick Arena
    • An hour of skating 3pm-4pm with Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen and more •
    • Waterloo Fire Rescue will be on site with Fire Truck for kids to interact with •

    • Silent auction • Face painting • Craft table • Snacks •

    $10 each at the door (incl. skating, crafts, face painting)!/1647984778785001/photos/a.1648246838758795.1073741827.1647984778785001/1650546431862169/?type=3&theater

    Ayr Optimist Club Winter Carnival @ Schmidt Park

    Feb 14 and 15
    Bring the family to Bingemans for the Family Day Carnival. For $10 per child, enjoy inflatables, rides, and activities! Carnival located in the Bingemans Ballroom on Sunday February 14th and Monday February 15th.

    Feb 15

    Family Day Activities And Events

    With Winterloo changing dates and the cancellation of the MS Movie Morning this year, Family Day in Kitchener Waterloo will look a lot different for many families. Not to worry! We have compiled a list of family-friendly events and activites happening on Monday February 15, 2016

    Bring On The Sunshine Family Day Festival
    Bring on the Sunshine Family day Festival, celebrating Africa, Culture, community and Family during Black History Month and share in the riches of all of our African cultures with Canadians of every origin!
    February 15th, 2016 at
    Kitchener City hall, 200 King St W in Kitchener
    from 10 am to 6pm
    Stage starts at 11 am but doors open at 10.
    Entrance by donation
    FREE PARKING in the city Of Kitchener lot downstairs…food, music and fun!

    Family Day Open House
    Want to try curling?
    Now is your chance! For just $10, you’ll get one hour on the ice with our instructors in a small group, and get a chance to throw a few rocks and try some sweeping. It’s fun, it’s easy, and you’re going to love it!
    Who: Anyone aged 7-97
    When: Family Day. Monday, Feb 15th, 2016
    Dress warmly in loose comfortable clothes.
    ** A clean pair of running shoes must be brought to the club with you to change into, otherwise you will not have access to the learning on-ice event**
    Cost: $10 per person, or $25 for a family of four (payable upon arrival)
    A waiver will need to be signed upon arrival to the club
    Book your time at

    Family Hack Jam @ THEMUSEUM, 10am-4pm
    Join Year of Code Waterloo Region and other awesome local organizations for the 5th Hive Waterloo Family Hack Jam on Family Day at THEMUSEUM! Play coding games, tinker with littleBits, make a family tree, check out maker stations and more...
    The regular entrance fee has been reduced to $8.95 just for the day.
    10am Family Hack Jam kicks off!
    3pm Demos - show off the cool things you built during the day
    4pm Closing

    Family Day At Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
    Monday, 15 February | Drop-in 1 – 4 pm
    All ages welcome | Activities designed for ages 4 – 12 + adult companion
    A fun-filled annual celebration for the entire family with activities that kids and kids-at-heart can do together. Explore the exhibitions, make spectacular artwork of your own, listen in on tales told by Kitchener Public Library storytellers, and participate in dramatic play and games.
    Suggested donation of $5 per child 13:00:00Z&E=2016-02-15 16:00:00Z

    Five the Magician
    When:February 15, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON
    See Map: Google Maps
    Magical entertainment for the whole family! Come watch Five the Magician with special appearances by his trained doves and rabbit - out of thin air! With fantastic comedy stunts and magic, this show will have your whole family laughing and amazed!
    Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Idea Exchange Hespeler is open 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Family Day.
    Ages:All ages
    Drop-In:Pick up your free ticket immediately preceding the program. First come, first served.
    Family Day @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Visit us on Family Day Weekend and explore our newest exhibit called In The Dark! Be immersed in a world of darkness! Visitors of all ages can explore life that exists on our planet with little or no light.
    Bring the entire family and take part in fun activities throughout the day.
    Explore the mysteries of darkness through electronic, mechanical and computer interactive activities in the exhibit.
    Included with regular admission.

    Family Day @ Joseph Schnider Haus
    Outdoor Survival And Tracking Skills
    Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    At this time of year there are stories written in the snow, and we can learn to read them.
    Join us for outdoor games and activities that teach the elements of tracking, as well as what these skills mean for winter survival and daily interactions with our animal neighbours.
    I'm guessing regular admission would apply

    Family Day @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
    10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Join us for some family friendly games, crafts, treats and tours of the Cottage.
    Admission is by cash donation.

    Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
    Pool Schedule:
    • 6:45 to 9:45 a.m. Adult Lane Swim (paid admission)
    • 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. Tethered Waterfit (paid admission)
    • 8:05 to 8:50 a.m. Shallow Waterfit (paid admission)
    • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Deep Waterfit (paid admission)
    • 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Fusion Waterfit (paid admission)
    • 10:00 a.m. to noon Family Swim (paid admission)
    • 12:10 to 1:50 p.m. Lane Swim (paid admission)
    • 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Shallow Waterfit (paid admission)
    • 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. Deep Waterfit (paid admission)
    • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.. Public Swim (paid admission)
    THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener)
    THEMUSEUM will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and offer special discounted pricing. General admission will be $8.95+HST for all visitors ages 3 and up, and our 570 News Family Pass (valid for 2 adults, 2 children) will be $29.95+HST.
    B @ THEMUSEUM, located at the front of THEMUSEUM, will also be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm with special food and beverage promotions. Every purchased kid's meal will receive a free ice cream dessert, and they will als be offering select $5 pints.
    Crafty Creation: Family Trees | All Day
    Happy Family Day! Does anyone know why Family Day was created? This holiday was created to give people time to spend with their loved ones. Come join us at THEMUSEUM to show how much you love your family, friends and pets by creating a Family Tree. This special craft runs all day at THEMUSEUM.
    Science + You: Healthy Hearts | 11:30am & 2:30pm
    Did you know that your heart beats about 100,000 times in one day, and 35 million times in a year? During your life, it will beat more than 2.5 billion times! Come join us at THEMUSEUM to listen and learn about your happy heart!
    Breithaupt Centre Building hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Check out our family day schedule. Regular swim admission rates and guidelines apply. Swimming lessons and leisure courses cancelled.
    Bridgeport Community Centre, Family Skate and Indoor Activities, 2-4 p.m.
    Join us for a family skate on our outdoor rink and then warm up inside with fun indoor activities. No registration required. Call 519-741-2271 for more information.
    Centreville Chicopee Community Centre, Family Skate and Movie, 1-4 p.m.
    Lace up your skates and hit the ice rink or enjoy a great movie with your family and your community. Call 519-741-2490 for more information.
    Country Hills Community Centre, Skating Party, 3-7 p.m.
    Show off your best moves at our skating party while our DJ spins groovy tunes. Enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and popcorn. No registration required. Call 519-741-2596 for more information.
    Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, Movie and Pizza, 5-7 p.m.
    Join us for a family movie, Big Hero 6 along with popcorn and a slice of pizza. Bring your blanket if you want to cuddle up and enjoy the show. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, tickets must be picked up in advance as no tickets will be available at the door. This event is sponsored by Pathway Community Church and is free to all community members. Call 519-741-2641 for more information.
    Downtown Community Centre
    VPNA - Winter Skating Party in Victoria Park near the Clock tower - 1-3 p.m.
    Central Frederick Neighbourhood Association and King East Neighbourhood Association will celebrate on Sunday, Feb. 21 with a Winter Fun Event at Weber Park. Call 519-741-2501 for more information.
    Forest Heights Community Centre, Fun for all Ages, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Walk over together as a family, offer a neighbor a ride to the centre, or come on your own and meet our community centre family! A variety of activities will be available for different age groups including storytelling times, music workshops, youth gym time, outdoor skating and an adult card tournament. Grab a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, and a bag of popcorn. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Call 519-741-2621 for more information.
    Kingsdale Community Centre, BBQ & Board Games, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, board games, juggling, and a BBQ. If you have a favourite board game please bring it along. No registration required. Call 519-741-2540 for more information.
    Stanley Park Community Centre at Lyle Hallman Pool, Fun Family Day Swim, 12:30-4 p.m.
    Join us for a family swim, crafts, refreshments and more! Refreshments and Crafts - 12:30-4 p.m.
    Swim A - 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Swim B - 3-4 p.m.
    Tickets available at the Stanley Park Community Centre - 505 Franklin St N. Swim guidelines in effect. Parents must accompany children in the pool. Call 519-741-2504 for more information.
    Victoria Hills Community Centre, Winter Fun Day, 1-3:30 p.m.
    Bundle up and enjoy the great outdoors! Join us for an afternoon of skating and outdoor soccer. Rather stay warm? Grab a cup of hot chocolate and join us inside for a variety of activities including, Bingo and Chess. No registration required. Call 519-741-2717 for more information.
    Williamsburg Community Centre, Balloon Fun and Wagon Rides, 12-3 p.m.
    Come and enjoy a cup of hot coco and relax on a horse drawn wagon ride. Like balloon art? Come see Drew Ripley, balloon artist extraordinaire, twist and bend his wonderful balloon creations. Free Family Photos will be taken. No registration required. Call 519-741-2240 for more information.
    Pinehurst Lake Family Ice Fishing Day
    Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area, 468 Pinehurst Rd., Ayr
    Invite your family and friends to join you for a day of ice fishing on Pinehurst Lake. This event is open to everyone from first-time anglers to seasoned ice fisherman. Equipment and bait will be available for new anglers, but there is a limited supply. There are numerous draw prizes and you will have a chance to win just for entering. This is a catch-and-release event, with prizes drawn at 2:30 pm. A fishing license is not required by Canadian residents during the event because it is being held on license-free Family Fishing Weekend. Hot drinks and food will be available.
    Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Price: Regular park admission, free with GRCA Membership
    Registration: No registration required

    Winter Family Fun Day - Rockwood Conservation Area
    Rockwood Conservation Area, 161 Fall Street, Rockwood
    Join us on Family Day for an outdoor winter fun day at Rockwood. This event will feature horse and wagon rides, skating, hiking, snow shoeing and a campfire.
    Price: Free with a donation

    Family Day @ Bingemans FunworX Special - February 16 from 4pm-8pm enjoy FunworX for just $29.95 +HST for a family of 4. Includes 1 hour of bowling with shoes, Rock 'n Ropes and loot bag. Purchase online and we will connect with you to book your bowling time! Plus add Boston Pizza Family Day Express Buffet Dinner for 2 adults and 2 children(10 & under) for $49.95. from 5-7pm. Online purchases only

    Family Day @ Laserquest
    $9 per person per game. Reservations are recommended. What should you do with your family on Family Day? Tag them with lasers!
    Come out on the long weekend and have some Triple Play Fun! Play 3 action-packed games of Laser Quest for $20 per person. Members save an extra $3. Reservations are recommended. All three games must be played by the same person on the same day.
    Family Day With Daiene Vernile
    Free Public Skate
    @ The Kitchener Aud - Kiwanis Rink

    Family Day With Micheal Harris
    Woolwich : Monday Feb 15 2016 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Ave S Elmira
    Free Skate 1:30pm-3pm and Swim 3pm-4:30pm at the Woolwich Memorial Centre. Refreshments will be served.

    Frosty Fest @ Harmony Square In Brantford

    Kinsmen Fanshawe Sugar Bush for our Kin Day of Kindness (LONDON)
    First 50 families can tap trees
    Crafts for Kids of all ages
    Cook Marshmellows over the campfire
    Pancake house breakfast and Maple Products for sale
    Walking Tours and demonstrations
    Did we miss a FAMILY DAY event? Be sure to leave it in the comments below!

    Feb 16
    Youth Council 2015 - 2016 @ Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
    Every other Tuesday | Starts 29 Sep, 2015 | 4 - 6 pm | Free
    Local teens meet every other week throughout the school year to develop and work on new gallery programs. Learn more about the art world, organize workshops and special events, meet like-minded peers, earn volunteer hours, build your resume (it looks great on post-secondary school and job applications!) and make a difference for other teens in the community. 16:00:00Z&E=2016-02-16 18:00:00Z

    Feb 18
    Causes That Matter
    Grant seekers from local non-profit and charitable organizations within Cambridge and North Dumfries are invited.
    Thursday, February 18th, 2016
    4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Since 1998, Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation has granted over $2 million dollars to our community, supporting the both vital and creative programs and ideas that help our community thrive.
    At #CausesThatMatter, local organizations can learn about:
    • How CNDCF makes grants to local communities each year
    • Scholarship Grants (for Secondary School Designates)
    • Our Community Grants and granting priorities for 2016
    • Application Processes for Kids to Camp, Community Grants, and Donor-advised grants
    • Other local organizations' contributions to our community
    • We look forward to seeing you on February 18th (Thursday), from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at the Jamieson A & B Meeting Rooms at Homewood Suites by Hilton.
      Location: 800 Jamieson Parkway, Cambridge, N3C 4N6

    Rockin' with Moroccan Cuisine: Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Moroccan cuisine is considered one of the most important cuisines in the world. One of the reasons for its importance is its remarkable diversity of influences. Every Moroccan dish has its place in society and varies with the market, the season, and the region.
    Register at

    Feb 19
    Family Art Hangouts
    Drop-in 1 - 3 pm
    All ages welcome
    Activities designed for ages 4-12 with adult companion

    KWAG is proud to partner with The Family Centre for hands-on art-making in their Creative Space, located at
    The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener. Everyone is welcome!

    Home School Day @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    All home schooled children are invited to a program especially designed for them. Come and explore, learn and discover! Experience our new exhibit called In The Dark.
    Spend a day doing a variety of seasonal fun activities, see demonstrations and visit the galleries, while meeting curriculum requirements.
    $5.50 per child (no HST). Teaching parent receives free admission.

    Feb 20
    Rainforest Terrarium @ Sheridan Nurseries
    Little Diggers will have fun creating their very own rainforest they can watch grow while learning to care for indoor plants!
    Pre-registration is required.
    Members: $5.00 & Non-members: $7.00

    Feb 20-21
    Breslau Winterfest
    Various times and costs. See info at

    Feb 21
    Woolwich Winterfest and/or Sleigh Ride
    Cost $10 per person

    Feb 27
    Farm To Table @ Kitchener Market
    Join us for this free morning event as we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Greenbelt! We will have local chefs highlighting fresh and local produce and ingredients. We will have a cooking demonstration, sampling, and recipes provided, as well as local musicians playing live and crafts for kids!
    Chef D at 9 am
    Chef Terry at 10 am
    Chef Stephen at 11 am

    Growing Indoor Seedlings @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
    1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    This annually offered workshop helps novice gardeners explore their green thumb potential.
    Learn about seed germination, seed storage, soil, watering, lighting and tricks for keeping seedlings healthy and compact. Participants plant and take home a tray of heritage seeds/seedlings for their own garden.
    Advance registration $10 per person plus HST. Member’s discount applies. Capacity is limited at 20 people.

    Feb 26 and 27

    Winterloo 2016 – 26 and 27 February 2016
    Winterloo is an annual event that spans Waterloo’s amazing UpTown. For 13 years, Winterloo has delighted families with great outdoor and indoor events. With a program packed with winter-themed events ranging from dog sled rides to world-class ice sculpting and indoor art activities at the Button Factory, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
    This year, Winterloo is dressing up in a new jacket. While still providing families and children with a wide range of activities, Winterloo 2016 will include events designed to welcome young adults, and especially our many students who have made Waterloo their temporary home.
    The first change we’ve made is in the dates. Winterloo 2016 will be held on February 26 and 27 2016.
    Winterloo takes advantage of the winter season and provides people of all ages an event-packed schedule to break up the winter blues. As the region’s only winter festival, Winterloo 2016 offers unique events such as:
    §World-class ice sculpting
    §Dog sled rides for children of all ages
    §Friendly hockey games
    §Art activities at the historic Button Factory for families needing a bit of warmth
    §The famous Winterloo Chilli cook-off
    §Winterloo 19+
    §Live stage

    Feb 27 and 28

    Monster Jam in London Ontario
    Discount CODES are at

    Knits, Mitts and Warm Winter Clothing @ Joseph Schnider Haus
    Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. 1 to 5 p.m.
    Find out how the Schneider's kept warm during the winter season. Come and join our knitting circle each afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m.
    On Saturday, Feb 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. meet volunteers from the KW Knitters' Guild during our Knitting Circle. Guild members will be available for basic knitting instruction or peer help.
    I would guess regular admission applies
    Feb 28
    Leap Year Baby Birthday Party @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
     11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Leap year babies of all ages are invited to the museum for a birthday party!
    Activities, games, a group photo and birthday cake are all part of the fun planned for the day.
    Best of all, the leap year baby gets in for free, regular admission for everyone else.


    Looking Ahead

    Be sure to register for Kitchener Market March Break Camp before it's full! Get the info at

    Disney On Ice in London Ontario March 10-13
    Discount Code Info and CONTEST at

    Boyz II Men @ Centre In The Square March 19
    Info and CONTEST at

    Did we miss a FREE and/or LOW COST event? Be sure to list in the comments below!

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

    Great Ways To Celebrate Galentine's Day - #GalentinesDayKW Contest Round Up

    Are You Wondering What Galentine's Day Is?

    Taken from an episode of Parks And Recreation, Galentine's Day is a great way for women to celebrate with their female friends.  Hear the explanation in the video below

    Great Ways To Celebrate Galentine's Day

    We have complied a list of great ways to celebrate Galentine's Day.  From concerts to cooking classes you are sure to find a way enjoy Galentine's Day 2016.

    Start The Celebration Early

    Start the celebration a week early by grabbing your gal pals and heading to the Total Woman Show at Bingemas and be sure to check out the Kitchener Market Cooking Stage.

    Make sure to enter our contest for a pair of passes to the event at

    Kick Off Galentine's Day Week Off Right

    Kick Galentine's Day Week off right by taking in a concert with your BFF! We suggest seeing Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk perform at Centre In The Square

    Be sure to enter our contest for a pair of tickets to the concert at

    Make Galentine's Day More Than Just About Breakfast

    Make Galentine's Day more than just about breakfast. Take the opportunity for your friends to make a meal together! Learn how all month at the Kitchener Market Cooking Classes.
    Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a cooking class at

    Great Gifts For Galentines's Day

    Looking for some great gifts for Galentine's Day? Tap into your inner Disney Princess with tickets to Disney On Ice Dare To Dream @ Budweiser Gardens in London Ontario.
    Plus enter to win a four pack of tickets to the ice skating show at

    Or relive some "back in the day" memories at the Boyz II Men concert at Centre In The Square.
    Yes we have a contest for a pair of tickets to the show over at the blog post

    How Will You Be Celebrating Galentine's Day?

    How will you be celebrating Galentine's Day? Be sure to leave a comment below, post on facebook or tweet it to @Those2Girls using the hashtag #GalentinesDayKW and we will Retweet and Share them!

    Happy #GALENTINESDAY to my BFF Diane Morgan via Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
    Posted by Lisa McDonald on Friday, February 13, 2015
    Be sure to leave a comment below, post on facebook or tweet it to @Those2Girls using the hashtag #GalentinesDayKW and we will Retweet and Share them!

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

    Disney On Ice Dare To Dream Heads To London Ontario's Budweiser Gardens - Discount Code and Contest


    Disney On Ice Returns To Ontario

    Last year we had the opportunity to attend DISNEY ON ICE WORLDS OF FANTASY. As you can tell from our review we loved the ice show and all the Disney wonder that went along with it.  We're thrilled to tell you that Disney On Ice is returning this year to BUDWEISER GARDENS in London Ontario with their new show Dare To Dream.

    Disney On Ice Discount Codes

    We have TWO DIFFERENT Discount Codes to offer our readers!

    The first promo code is for the THURSDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE at Budweiser Gardens in London Ontario.
    Opening Night tickets start at $15 and lower level seats are $10 off! *Restrictions and fees may apply.
    Use Promo Code: OPEN at this link

    The second promo code is valid for Kids tickets on FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS at Budweiser Gardens in London Ontario.
    Kids tickets start at $15 for the Friday and Saturday 7PM performances! *Restrictions and fees may apply.
    Use Promo Code: KIDS
    at this link

    Disney On Ice Dare To Dream In London Ontario Show Info

    Show Times Schedule:

    March 10, 2016 7:00 p.m.
    March 11, 2016 10:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
    March 12, 2016 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
    March 13, 2016 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

    Remember to use the discount codes listed above!

    We think tickets to DISNEY ON ICE DARE TO DREAM would be a great way to spend time with the family! Speaking of great things one of our readers will get 4 tickets to the March 10, 2016 Disney On Ice Dare To Dream show at Budweiser Gardens in London Ontario. Be sure to enter our contest at the end of this post!

    Enter To Win

    The contest listed below (might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form. If the contest does not pop up, clear your cache and refresh) is for tickets only. Please only enter if you can attend the  March 10, 2016 Disney On Ice Dare To Dream show at Budweiser Gardens in London Ontario. You must provide your own transportation. Be sure to post you comment on this blog post to the question what is your choice for best Disney character?

    a Rafflecopter giveaway