Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Get the First Look at Knowledge Kids’ First-Ever Original Animated Series Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers


Since it started streaming online, Knowledge Kids has been a big hit with families across Canada.  Now with the addition of the first Knowledge Kids original animated series Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers, Canadian Parents will soon have a whole new show to enjoy with their little ones. Here is the first look of these 3 friends soon to be streaming on Knowledge Kids




"Creative problem-solving, resilience and teamwork are central to the mission of Knowledge Kids content,” said Michele Paris, Senior Manager of Children’s Programming and Executive Producer on the series. “Luna, Chip and Inkie will help kids see new ways of approaching a problem and persevering to get the job done!”

Set in the forests, mountains, lakes and ocean near the fictional town of Eagle Creek, the series is inspired by the rugged, natural beauty of the Pacific West Coast. “Kids worldwide have spent more time than usual indoors lately,” said Paris. “This series is a love-letter to nature. We hope it’ll remind kids of the incredible adventures that await them when they head outdoors.”


Beginning in April 2022, this Canadian-produced series is sure to delight children aged 3-6. 

About Knowledge Kids
Knowledge Kids is a safe, trusted environment with the best and brightest shows for kids aged 2-8 brought to you by Knowledge Network, B.C.’s  viewer-supported public broadcaster. Free and commercial-free, Knowledge Kids is available on Knowledge Network’s television service in B.C. and across Canada via the KnowledgeKids.ca website and Knowledge Kids streaming video apps, available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and the Amazon Fire Stick. For more information, visit Knowledge.ca or KnowledgeKids.ca or follow Knowledge Kids on Facebook.



Sunday, January 9, 2022

The Addams Family 2 Blu-Ray and DVD Release Giveaway - What a Trip!

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I will receive a copy for review, but this just means I'm able to giveaway the film as a prize too! Enter the contest at the end of this post. 



Last month I told you all about the arrival of The Addams Family 2 on Digital, and now you can own Blu-Ray and DVD versions beginning January 18, 2022

Morticia and Gomez are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. What could possibly go wrong?

Feel like you are on vacation with the Addams Family from the comfort of your own home.


With the Blu-Ray and DVD version of the film, you can see extra content featuring the All-Star cast of The Addams Family 2 as a bonus! What a trip!

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OWN IT ON BLU-RAY AND DVD JANUARY 18, 2022
FROM METRO GOLDWYN MAYER (MGM)
AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

For more info, visit these links
Facebook:  @meettheaddams
Twitter:  @meettheaddams
Instagram:  @meettheaddams
# AddamsFamily2

Also available on Digital

To celebrate the release of The Addams Family 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD I have a giveaway for it! Two winners will be chosen. Enter the giveaway below.
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Monday, January 3, 2022

January 2022 Virtual Events, Outdoor Activities and Stuff to Do in Kitchener Waterloo

 



Please check all the links listed as info tends to change without our knowledge.  We also suggest you go through the full list as some activities require you to pre-register and many have limited spaces.

Ongoing in January


Our BEST PLACES TO TOBOGGAN LIST can be found at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2012/12/best-places-to-toboggan-in-kitchener.html there are even great recommendations in the comments of that post too!




When it is Outdoor Skating Weather, find rinks below


Outdoor Rink at The Hemlock Barn St. Jacobs https://www.instagram.com/p/CYhjAZUF07t/


Outdoor Skating Rinks in Guelph https://www.get.on.ca/living-here/outdoor_rink

Other Ongoing Activities
Laurel Creek Conservation Area (Waterloo) and Shade’s Mills Conservation Area (Cambridge) Snow Shoeing and Cross-Country Skiing info https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Skiing-and-snowshoeing.aspx  NOTE *Admission fee when an attendant is on duty.

Virtual Painting Classes from Artist's Palette Durham https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIvFrRQHTlJF34xw2-LmcZg

Looking for new things to do with your child? Do you think your child would enjoy participating in science? If your child is between the ages of 3-7, they are eligible to sign-up for an online study with researchers at the University of Waterloo. Participation is free and the studies are quite fun for children! Children get a certificate at the end and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. A typical session involves a 25-minute Zoom video call with their researchers. If you would like to sign-up, please visit https://www.uwcoral.ca/sign-up. If you have any questions, please email developmentalonline@uwaterloo.ca

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit https://earlyyearsinfo.ca

YMCA Virtual Events https://www.thisisy.ca/




Cambridge Libraries Calendar https://ideaexchange.org/programs-events 


Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx#

Joseph Schneider Haus events https://www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/index.aspx

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideNHS/photos/a.797717783604573/4705277552848557

KW Adventure Walks https://kwescape.ca/games


ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL – MUSIC LESSONS
In this unique Preschool Music Program, we learn all about Rhythm & Melody, PLUS children learn how to read Bars of music, make their own Bars of music and read Notes in a Scale on the Staff!
Come try it out! One Month Free!

After the free trial, if you are interested in signing up, classes start from $350 depending on Program purchased, Program Time purchased and age of your child. Do you have questions? Book a free Zoom Call to ask all about it! https://calendly.com/anatworld/music-lessons-2021 

Are you ready to jump on in for the Month's Trial, Click here: https://anatworld.convertri.com/free-month-trial

 The Giggle Mat is a brand new children's show!


Come visit Dizzy, Mr. Purpleman, Miss Kate and Uncle PJ as they discover, explore and express themselves in the amazing world around them through stories, music, dance, crafts, juggling, magic, laughs and more!"Like" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat/​​​


January eBlast





Beginning January 9 - Family Sunday KWAG https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D445%26reset%3D1

January 15
Paw Patrol Take-out at Old Marina Restaurant


January 19 6:30pm
Explore Your Future is a series of FREE events to help Waterloo Region youth learn about some career options. While geared towards the early-stage research needs of grade 7 to 10 students, it is open to any youth and family that are interested. Online event. Pre-register at https://www.bepwr.ca/blog/explore-your-future-careers-in-science

January 22
Robin in the Hood Virtual Community Event 

January 27 
Celebrate Family Literacy Day with Guelph Firefighters 10am

Family Literacy Day Online Event 4:30pm


January 29
Winterloo - Info TBD https://www.winterloofestival.ca/


Get Ready for February with this Family Craft idea




Monday, December 20, 2021

Take a Break from it all with The Addams Family 2





This is the time of year for you to slow down, take a break and enjoy the holidays.  The Addams Family decided to take a break from it all too.  Join the Addams Family as they hit the road for a holiday in The Addams Family 2!  

 
Morticia (Charlize Theron) and Gomez (Oscar Isaac) are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday (ChloĆ« Grace Moretz), Pugsley (Javon 'Wanna' Walton), Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll) and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. What could possibly go wrong?

Are you ready to join in their latest family fun adventure? Catch The Addams Family 2 now on Digital and coming to Blu-Ray and DVD next month.

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOW
OWN IT ON BLU-RAYT AND DVD JANUARY 18, 2022
FROM METRO GOLDWYN MAYER (MGM)
AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

For more info, visit these links
Facebook:  @meettheaddams
Twitter:  @meettheaddams
Instagram:  @meettheaddams
# AddamsFamily2


What hilarious antics do you think The Addams Family will get up to in The Addams Family 2? Let us know in the comments!




Sunday, December 19, 2021

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Lets You Show Off Your Inner Superhero - Prize Pack Giveaway

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets to attend this experience, but this just means we're able to tell you all about it and giveaway a prize pack too! Enter the contest at the end of this post. 


In October we were invited to visit Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and as you may remember we really enjoyed the experience. The immersive exhibit let us interact with the Avengers and feel like we were superheroes ourselves.


The Instagrammable, must-see exhibition features multiple rooms dedicated to your favourite Avengers characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Black Widow, The Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and more. Along with getting up-close-and-personal with original props and costumes straight from the big screen, guests are invited to:
Revel in awe at Iron Man’s “Hall of Armour”
Explore Bruce Banner’s lab, providing insights into the mind of the mean, green, rage-machine called the Hulk
Gain access to Captain America’s “Top Secret” personnel file
Inspect Black Widow’s arsenal of high-tech weapons
Learn about the “Super Soldier Serum” that transformed Steve Rogers in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger
Witness Captain America’s legendary shield up-close
Experience the Kingdom of Wakanda in the Black Panther exhibit
And so much more!




As you can see in the video above, Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. has lots of Health and Safety protocols in place.  There are social distancing floor decals, capacity limits, diligent cleaning, and contactless payment in the gift shop.  To learn more about their Health and Safety procedures, you can see the dedicated page on their website. You can also visit the Yorkdale Capacity Centre page to see how close the mall is to capacity.


Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Tickets are a Great Gift

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is on until January 9, 2022, which means you can give them as gifts for the recipients to use over the Holiday Break.  Visit https://www.avengersstationcanada.com for all the up-to-date information and to purchase tickets.
We have something else that might make a great gift too! See our latest Instagram Reel


Enter to Win
Enter below for a chance to win a Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. prize pack featuring Captain Marvel

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Celebrate Christmas with an American Underdog - Run of Engagement Ticket Giveaway

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets to the advance screening of this film, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win a pair of tickets too (for Run of Engagement)! Enter the contest at the end of this post.


Football movies are some of my favourites, especially the ones that are based on True Life events.  Some of my all-time faves are Remember the Titans, Rudy and The Blind Side.  This Christmas I will have another one to add to my list.  The story of Kurt Warner is coming to the big screen in the film American Underdog.  This sports biography will inspire you just as Kurt did for so many, as he rose to the challenge to make it to the NFL after several setbacks. Now you can relive the experience of Kurt Warner's sports career and all the accolades bestowed on him in American Underdog which opens in theatres on Christmas Day.



AMERICAN UNDERDOG tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi – SHAZAM!, Chuck), who went from a stock boy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin – THE PIANO), and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is inside. AMERICAN UNDERDOG is an uplifting story that demonstrates anything is possible when you have faith, family, and determination.


To learn more about this film, visit https://www.grafmartin.com/american-underdog/



Enter to Win

Hey Kitchener-Waterloo readers! We are so excited for this film and have been given the opportunity to give away a pair of tickets to attend of AMERICAN UNDERDOG. (Run of Engagement tickets)
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The KW Titans are set to Set it Off with a Player Signing and a New-Look League


March 12, 2020 was the day the KW Titans stopped playing. That was the day that Covid-19 really sunk in for me.  It was later announced that the team would be taking a year off.  Now the KW Titans are poised to play in 2022 with a "new-look" league, and I couldn't be more excited.  The National Basketball League of Canada has partnered with The Basketball League for a Canada/USA season. Tickets go on sale to the General Public THIS SATURDAY, December 18th, and to kick things off, the KW Titans have signed their first player.




Tyrrel Tate has played professionally in both North America and Internationally. Learn more about Tyrrell at https://www.kwtitans.com/tate_2022/

With the first player signing in place, a new General Manager and a new Head Coach, the KW Titans are set to set it off! 

Make sure to support local Professional Basketball by ordering your KW Titans tickets this weekend.

Find all the games and ticket info at https://www.kwtitans.com/games/

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Have you attended any KW Titans games or plan to? Let us know in the comments!