Monday, February 29, 2016

Monster Jam Was A Whole Lot Of Fun For Everyone


The high flying fun at Monster Jam was front and center at London's Budweiser Gardens this weekend.  Not only did the famous Monster Trucks show off their stuff, the ZOMBIE truck made it's debut in the arena.  It was a great surprise for all the spectators!

We also followed up with the family that won our Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tickets, and here is what our ticket winner had to say about their first time at Monster Jam.
 The kids loved it and it was fun for me too!
Now that they had a taste of the action, I'm sure that won't be their last trip to see all the Monster Trucks at Monster Jam!

When Is Monster Jam In Your Area?

Wondering when Monster Jam is heading to your area? Be sure to check out their website and social feeds to know when they are traveling your way.

Website: www.monsterjamcanada.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MonsterJam
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MonsterJam

and be sure to follow the #MonsterJam hashtag to follow the live tweets!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Celebrating Milestones With Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years Of Magic - Enter To Win


We have a reason to celebrate! Thanks to our wonderful readers and followers we have reached some social media milestones.  Today we have hit 10,000 twitter followers and earlier this month we reached 2,000 facebook page followers.  For more stats see the right side bar listing.  We are not the only ones reaching milestones. This year Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years Of Magic!

 

 

Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years Of Magic

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.” Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown!

This Disney On Ice production is headed for ROGERS CENTRE (formerly Skydome) in Toronto Ontario Canada over March Break!

Schedule:

 March 17, 2016   11:00AM     3:00 PM              7:00 PM   
 March 18, 2016  11:00 AM              7:00 PM  
 March 19, 2016  11:00 AM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM 
 March 20, 2016  11:00 AM 3:00 PM  


Pricing:

Tickets start at $28!
Grab you tickets at  http://www.ticketmaster.ca/venueartist/131114/830558?brand=doi

We really think your family will enjoy this ice skating celebration! We even want to celebrate with you! See below for chance to win a family four pack of tickets to the March 17th show at 7pm.

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 17, 2016 performance in Toronto. You must provide your own transportation. Be sure to post you comment on this blog post to the question what Disney memory do you have?
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

eyeGO Do You Go To Support The Local Arts Scene?

Do you know what eyeGO is all about? Here's a quick explanation.
 eyeGO is for high school students who want to experience the best that live arts has to offer at a price they can afford! $5 tickets can be purchased to a variety of shows across Canada with options including live theatre, music, spoken word, dance, and musical theatre.
This year they have 2 initiatives for the local community to get involved in.

The first is a fundraising event for adults and the second is a volunteer opportunity for teens/youth.  Read more about these projects below

Parents' Night Out  

At 7:30 pm on February 25th, 26th and 27th the Registry Theatre is hosting the eyeGO Fundraiser and we think it will make a great Parents' Night Out! Each evening is there will be a Comedy, Movie or Musical performance for you to enjoy. With a PAY WHAT YOU CAN ticket price you can afford to attend all three evenings!  For more information about this fundraiser, visit its Facebook Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1559004807758758 

eyeGO Youth Council 

eyeGO Looking for Enthusiastic Youth Volunteers!
Are you interested in learning how to plan and administrate arts and cultural events in the
Waterloo region?
High school and university aged students are sought to join the eyeGO Youth Council. You will
plan content at venues around the region such as The Registry Theatre and Waterloo Public
Square. As part of the council you will make connections with local artists, media organizations,
and arts administration professionals. It’s a great opportunity to start planning a career in the
arts!
Time and Duties:
We meet once every two weeks, and in the mean time we divvy up tasks like managing social
media, community outreach, print and television media contact, etc. Our main event is Extra
Curricular, a youth arts extravaganza held in Waterloo Public Square on May 28th. So expect
some heavier time investment around May! 
Skillsets we want may include:
Social media, review writing, theatre, music, event planning, good at budgeting your time!
(Good at something not listed? Cool, tell me about it!)
Contact:
Please contact Ben Steele ASAP at
info@eyego.org . Provide a resume, or a portfolio, or any
evidence of Cool Stuff You Do.
Find us at eyego.org or http://facebook.com/eyegoyouthcouncil
 
Looking for a student discount eyeGO production to attend? We suggest you check out CINDERELLA CEO happening during March Break. See the info at  http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/02/cinderella-ceo-is-coming-to-registry.html


Cinderella CEO Is Coming To The Registry Theatre - Kitchener Ontario - Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive a complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!

As our readers know, we love all things CINDERELLA (and tiara) related. I'm guessing you know how excited we were to learn that the CINDERELLA CEO is coming to Kitchener Ontario's Registry Theatre

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The Story Of Cinderella CEO

Young Cindy has never had to work a day in her life, which means she doesn’t know how to do anything. When both her mother and father pass away, Cindy is left with her new stepmother and stepsister, who aren’t quite as nice as they first appeared to be, and they force Cindy to do all the work around the house. With a little help from some friends, Cindy learns all the necessary skills, and soon becomes an organizational whiz! When the Prince announces a fancy ball, Cindy knows that it’s her big chance to finally get noticed, for all the right reasons, as she takes her fate into her own hands.

We think this would be a great show for families to attend during March Break! With a low cost for admission it will be affordable fun for everyone!

Get Your Tickets

Cinderella CEO, a brand new musical comedy by local playwright Amy Neufeld, will debut at the Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street in Kitchener. The show runs March 16-18 at 10am and 1pm daily, and on March 18 also at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children, $5 for EyeGo. Call 519-578-1570 or visit www.registrytheatre.com to purchase tickets or to get more information about this performance.

We're ready to see how Kitchener Waterloo sparkles at this March Break engagement of CINDERELLA CEO. By telling us how you sparkle you may just win a 4 pack of tickets to the 1pm show on March 17,2016.


We're gifting a pair of tickets to one of our readers as well. Check out our contest below.

Enter To Win

Let us know what makes you sparkle and it might win you 4 tickets to see Cinderella CEO 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 a chance to win 4 tickets to see CINDERELLA CEO on March 17,2016  at 1pm at the Registry Theatre In Kitchener Ontario Canada. Be sure to post your answer to the question listed in the Rafflecopter Widget in the comment section below.
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#FREE Farm To Table Event THIS SATURDAY @ Kitchener Market

This Saturday, February 27, 2016 is the 26th Anniversary of the Greenbelt and to celebrate the Kitchener Market is having a FARM TO TABLE event! This event is FREE and for all ages, hosted by the Food Revolution KW team (aka us)!

Be sure to head to the Kitchener Market at 300 King St E. early enough to park and head up to the Marketplace Kitchen by 9am.  That's when the fun begins!

Farm To Table Event Schedule

The event begins with a 9am tour of the Kitchener Market with your tour guide Chef D.  After the tour he will be preparing a dish created with the items he picked up along the way during the tour, and yes there will be sampling for all those who took the tour.

Then at 10:30am Top Chef Canada finalist Chef Terry Salmond will be hosting a cooking cooking demo with items from the local farmers featured at the Kitchener Market for you to sample.

After that Chef Stephen Goyda will be presenting a cooking class with items to celebrate local food and that gives you a taste of the Kitchener Market.

PLUS
Art Shine will be on hand with crafting for the kids!

CAN YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THIS IS FREE?!?!?!?!?! Amazing right?!?!?

For updated information, be sure to RSVP on our Facebook Event Page
 https://www.facebook.com/events/829726600488331


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala @ Centre In The Square - Enter To Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes we did receive a complimentary tickets, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance attend too! Enter the contest at the end of this post!


Bring On The Funny

As many of our readers know we enjoy attending comedy shows.  We even announced on the Centre In The Square promo video how much we love the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival (let us know if you see it while in the audience at an upcoming performance).  Well it's that time of year again and we could use a good laugh so we are really looking forward to this year's line up!

 
Centre In The Square is proud to once again be partnering with the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival to co-host the Festival Gala on March 3, 2016. This year's festival is hosted by Sean Cullen and features headliner Steve Patterson of CBC's The Debators. The Gala line up will also include Pete Zedlacher, John Wing, Chad Daniels, Scoot Herring, Emily Galati, Dwayne Perkins and DeAnne Smith.

Parents' Night Out

We think the parents of KW could really use a good laugh as well. We suggest getting your tickets quickly before they are gone! 

Head over to  http://centreinthesquare.com/event/kw-comedy-festival
to purchase tickets to the Gala Event happening at Centre In The Square at 8pm on March 3, 2016

We're gifting a pair of tickets to one of our readers as well. Check out our contest below.

Enter To Win

Let us know what made you laugh today and it might win you a pair of tickets to see the Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival Gala @ Centre In The Square with us! 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 a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival  on  March 3,2016  at Centre In The Square In Kitchener Ontario Canada. Be sure to post your answer to the question listed in the Rafflecopter Widget in the comment section below.



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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Learn More About the Steve #NashAssist Program From Tangerine Bank

Last year I was first introduced to the #BrightWayForward initiative by Tangerine Bank. It was a fun day with a special appearance by NBA MVP Steve Nash!



Last week Steve Nash was back in Toronto to introduce the Steve Nash Assist Program
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as part of the #BrightWayForward program that was created to help children across Canada develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of basketball. If you watching the feed that day you would have noticed a lot of #NashAssist tweets & RTs from my twitter feed. Now I want you to learn more about the #NashAssist program

This Is How You Can Assist Steve Nash And The #NashAssist Program

Are you wondering hot you can assist Steve Nash with the #NashAssist program? All you need to do is  open your first Tangerine Account by March 31, 2016 with a minimum deposit of $100 using the Orange Key®YouthBball”, and Tangerine Bank will give you a $50 Bonus*, plus they also make a $50 donation to Steve Nash Youth Basketball.

Seems like a SLAM DUNK to me! 

We had a blast launching the Steve Nash Assist Program yesterday! Learn how you can support Steve Nash Youth Basketball https://www.tangerine.ca/SteveNashAssist
Posted by Tangerine on Friday, February 12, 2016

For more info visit  https://www.tangerine.ca/SteveNashAssist








Tuesday, February 16, 2016

#SupportPrincessMargaret Cancer Research in 2016 - #TwitterParty


As many of my readers know, less than a month ago my Dad passed away from cancer.  While many would just shut off all things cancer related, I find healing in supporting causes that want to rid the world of this terrible disease. I always say together we can create change

One of the fundraising efforts working hard at this is the Princess Margaret Home Lotto.  With the help of their #SupportPrincessMargaret twitter party tomorrow (Feb 17, 2016) night, both funds and awareness will be raised.

Tomorrow night, we're hosting a Twitter Party with The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at the Kleinburg Showhome!...
Posted by Princess Margaret Lottery on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Plus they will be announcing their BIGGEST PRIZE EVER!

Twitter Party Info

#SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter Party
Wednesday February 17, 2016
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm ET
Hosts: @thePMCF @PMLotto
NO RSVP

To learn more about this cause, be sure to visit their social channels
Website: https://www.princessmargaretlotto.com/main.php
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PMLotto
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pmlotto/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helpconquercancerblog
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePMLotto

and follow the hashtag #SupportPrincessMargaret like in the tweets below

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Easter Egg Hunts And Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area 2016

Please take note that some of these Easter activities require registration, so be sure to go through the full list and check all the details to avoid any "day-of" issues


March 5
Pysanky (Ukranian Easter Egg) Workshop
Location Joseph Schneider Haus

Start Date Saturday, March 5, 2016
End Date Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.
Impress your friends with beautiful hand decorated Easter Eggs. $10, taxes and materials included. Call to register.
http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=204&type=0&calendar=3

Tots Time Workshop: Decorate an Easter Plate @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Children will decorate an Easter plate in this fun workshop!
This will be the perfect plate to leave out for the Bunny stopping by your house this 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.
http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=523&type=0&calendar=1
March 5 and 6
Egg dyeing and scratching – Pennsylvania-German style @Joseph Schnider Haus
Help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs.
*I would think regular admission applies
http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=219&type=0&calendar=3

March 25
Easter Egg Hunt @ Steckle Farm
Easter is coming EARLY this year!
Save the date for Good Friday – March 25th! We’re pleased to offer two hunts again this year.. from 9:30 to 11:30, and from 12:30 to 2:30.
Mark your calendars for March 4th, when tickets go on sale to the public. Our Friends of the Farm will have a link emailed to them a day earlier, on March 3rd.
Children aged 1 to 12 are $10 each, and as always, will be grouped according to age!
National Service Dogs Fundraiser
Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs And Their Families @ Bingemans In Kitchener and Centennial Park in Guelph
Registration is $25 per family
Kitchener https://www.gifttool.com/athon/AthonDetails?ID=1327&AID=3220
Hot Cross Bun Making @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
Showing how to make that most traditional of Scottish Easter treats – Hot Cross Buns! Stop by for a sample and a free recipe. They’ll be crafts too! Admission by cash donation.
http://mcdougallcottage.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=146&type=0&calendar=2
March 25-27
Easter Festival @ Springridge Farm (near Milton)
2016 Dates: Good Friday March 25, Saturday March 26 and Sunday Match 27, 10am-4pm
We expect Good Friday to be very busy, so please consider attending Saturday or Sunday or arriving early in the day.
Admission for Easter Festival: $12.00 per person, ages 2-92
There is no admission charge to visit the barn market, bakery & gift shop.
Easter Festival activities include:
Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny
Professional Puppet Show “Peter Rabbit's Eggcellent Easter Show” - show times
11, 12, 1, 2:30 and 4
Bunny Face Painting
Bunny Ears to Colour and Wear
Wagon Ride & Farm Tour
Access to The Fun Farm Yard: Animal Barn, Giant Sandbox, Corn Trail, Tube Slides, Straw Bale Jumping and Escarpment Lookout
Singing Chicken Show
Goat Mountain
Pony Rides are available for an additional $4 per ride. Maximum weight 80lbs.
The Springridge Farm BBQ Barn is open for Easter Festival. Menu items include grilled-to-perfection hotdogs, sausages, apple chips and the Little Farmer Lunch combo for kids.
Visit the Barn Market for NEW spring d├ęcor and farm fresh baking.
http://www.springridgefarm.com/easter-egg-hunt.htm
March 25-28
Easter Fun @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Start Date Friday, March 25, 2016
End Date Monday, March 28, 2016
Time Regular Hours
Daily activities and games for children, including stories and much more!
Activities - Monday and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Activities - Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Is your family looking for something to do this weekend?
Explore the exhibit In The Dark and enjoy the interactive challenges that are part of the exhibit.
Regular admission.
http://www.waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=527&type=0&calendar=1

March 26
Bingemans Funworx








FunworX Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday March 26. Doors open at 8:45 am , egg hunt from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Purchase price before March 25th $13.95 plus tax. Price includes admission to Playstructure, $3.00 Playdium Playcard, egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny! If purchased after March 25th price increases to $15.95 per child, plus tax.
 http://bingemans.com/events/

Easter Egg Hunt @ Sheridan Nurseries
9am
Bring the entire family for an Egg-tastic time at our Annual Easter Fun Day! The fun doesn't end with our Easter Egg hunt; there will also be a colouring contest, great in-store specials and much more...
Fee: Minimum $3 charge per participant.
Proceeds are donated to Children's Wish Foundation & Kids' Health Links Foundation.
http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/event/annual_easter_egg_hunt_treat_bags_

10am
Spend the morning with the Easter Bunny @ Kitchener Market
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR SO REGISTER RIGHT AWAY!
Hop on down to the Kitchener Market and spend the morning with the Easter Bunny! Make a special Easter craft, create an Easter treat at
Kids in the Kitchen and take a picture with the Easter Bunny himself! (Remind Mom or Dad to bring the camera!)
Please register EACH person who will be attending the program.
Cost: food bank donation or 2 dollars per child.
REGISTER AT http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=84f98061-166a-4e3c-8875-6a645c21f5a5


Easter Egg Hunt @ Joseph Schnider Haus
Meet the Easter Bunny and bring along a small basket to collect eggs! Please note the Galleries and Historic House will be closed from 10 to 11 a.m. during the Easter Egg Hunt.
For ages eight and younger. $2 suggested donation.
http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=215&type=0&calendar=3

Easter Bunny Train will run on Saturday, March 26, 2016 Mr. Bunny will join his friends on board the train and visit children at their seats. While the train travels from the Market to the Village. Mr. Bunny will visit some passengers when the train continues its trip north beyond the Village of St. Jacobs. Tickets may be purchased online through the online ticket window or in person at our Market Station on Saturday, March, 26. Market Station is located in the northeastern corner of the St. Jacobs Market property. The Market Station will only be open on operating days.
http://waterloocentralrailway.com/events/easter-bunny-train-2016/

March 26 and 27
Easter Eggstravaganza @ Joseph Schnider Haus
Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun 1 to 5 p.m.
Sample some traditional Easter cheese and help the Schneiders scratch decorate Pennsylvania-German designs onto naturally dyed Easter Eggs.
* I would imagine regular admission applies
http://josephschneiderhaus.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=537&type=0&calendar=3
Egg Dying and Rolling @ McDougall Cottage Cambridge
Drop-in from 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your clan down to McDougall Cottage for some egg-ceptionally good fun. Kids can dye and decorate some of their own eggs using our home-made all natural vegetable dyes. Admission by cash donation.
We'll be showing how eggs were dyed in the good ol’ days, using onion skins. Afterward, everyone is invited to join us in the Cottage’s back yard for a good old fashioned egg rolling race - just like they do at the White House. There will be Easter treats for all kids that come by.
http://mcdougallcottage.com/upcoming-events/event-details/?id=538&type=0&calendar=2