Saturday, September 4, 2021

Celebrating Labour Day Like a Boss with The Boss Baby 2: Family Business - Review and Giveaway

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive a complimentary copy of this film for review, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win one too! Enter the contest at the end of this post.





Taking Care of Business, Family Business that is

It's the Labour Day Long Weekend and while most are taking a break from their labour, The Boss Baby is back to work in the sequel, The Boss Baby 2: Family Business. This time the Templeton Family has grown by a generation and it is definitely not business as usual.  In fact, it is almost business is very unusual.  Ted has become a financial mogul that no one sees and Tim is a stay-at-home Dad trying to stay on top of it all. Neither of the Brothers has found time to connect with one another, that is until they have been summoned back to Baby Corp.  This is only the beginning of the unusual happenings. Be sure to watch The Boss Baby 2: Family Business while your family takes a break from all the business and busyness that happens in September. 

In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Enter new boss baby Tina with a cutting-edge approach and can-do attitude that is determined to bring them together again...and inspire a new family business.
Available to own on Digital August 31st, and on Blu-ray and DVD on September 14, 2021 

We think this is a movie that the whole family will enjoy. It has a family-focused story, great action, little suspense and all the charm and charisma you would expect from The Boss Baby himself. Learn more about The Boss Baby 2: Family Business at these links

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Labour Day Long Weekend Events, September Outdoor Activities, Fall Fairs, Oktoberfest 2021 and More Stuff To Do in the Kitchener Waterloo Area

 


As always, we suggest you go through the links now, as some activities require you to pre-register, and often the info will change without our knowledge.

If you are new to our list, the top part is ongoing activities and the eBlast portion further down has date-specific events.  We have a great mix of outdoor and online suggestions for you.

ONGOING LIST

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/

KPL Calendar https://kplca.evanced.info/signup/

WPL Calendar http://calendar.wpl.ca/eventcalendar.asp?lib=all

Region of Waterloo Library Calendar https://www.rwlibrary.ca/en/programs-events/virtual-programs.aspx

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

McDougall Cottage Cambridge events 

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

KITCHENER SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN – info at https://www.kitchener.ca/en/pools-and-swimming/splashpads.aspx

KITCHENER SWIMMING POOLS OPEN AT REDUCED CAPACITY 

Harry Class, Kiwanis Park, Idlewood and Wilson outdoor pools will all reopen on Monday, June 14 with a 25 percent capacity. For more information and to book an outdoor pool time slot where applicable, visit www.kitchener.ca/outdoorpools.

and events at ON THE GRAND http://bingemans.com/onthegrand/



KAYAK THE GRAND RIVER $35 Per person - various dates https://www.airbnb.ca/experiences/2815943


Max's Sportsworld has Mini Golf and the Driving Range open. Prices vary. Info from https://www.maxssportsworld.ca 

OUTDOOR FOOD TRUCK LOCATIONS POSTED DAILY AT https://www.facebook.com/Kwfoodtrucks

 KITCHENER COMMUNITY CENTRE FOOD TRUCKS https://www.kitchener.ca/en/arts-culture-and-events/food-truck-days.aspx


Kitchener Rangers PRE-SEASON Schedule https://kitchenerrangers.com/schedule/69/10

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!

https://www.facebook.com/TheGiggleMat 

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/​​​



Tuesdays and Thursdays - Outdoor Karate at Parkminister United Church 5:15-9:30 pm


Every Wednesday Evening Starting August 4 is Summer Nights Live in Cambridge

Enjoy live entertainment for all ages every Wednesday evening starting Aug 4. Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited to follow provincial gathering restrictions. The entertainment space will follow provincial and regional public health restrictions. Bring your own lawn chair and blanket as chairs will not be available to borrow.

Location: Churchill Park, 255 Water Street South (West Entrance off Water Street S)

Date/TimeEntertainerRegistration Opens

Wed Aug 4

7:00 pm

Sonshine & Broccoli Wed July 28 at 7 am

Wed Aug 11

7:00 pm

Cambridge Symphony OrchestraWed Aug 4 at 7 am

Wed Aug 18

7:00 pm

Brent & Sarah's Comedy Magic Show

Wed Aug 11 at 7 am

Wed Aug 25

7:00 pm

Shy Harry and Pilot ProjectWed Aug 18 at 7 am

Wed Sept 1

Leisa Way & the Wayward BandWed Aug 25 at 7 am
Wed Sept 8To be announcedWed Sept 1 t 7 am
Wed Sept 15Team T&JWed Sept 8 at 7 am

*Event details are subject to change

 Check out more live performances with the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts

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Info from https://www.cambridge.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/summer-nights-live.aspx


Every Thursday Evening Starting August 12 is Kitchener Market - Music at the Market Dates: Thursday evenings Aug. 12 – Sept. 30. Doors open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $10 and pre-registration is required. It will take place at the covered outdoor space on Eby St.  Info at https://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/whats-happening/music-at-the-market.aspx


Every Saturday Morning - Kitchener Market  Virtual Kids in The Kitchen is an online version of our popular cooking classes that can be enjoyed by the whole family, right in your own home. Chef Nicole welcomes you into her kitchen every Saturday in July from 10-11 a.m. Watch the videos on the City of Kitchener's Facebook page.

On various dates and times in August, there will be Free Theatre at the Kitchener Market. Registration info at https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Detail/2021-08-16-2000-We-Could-Be-Theatrical-Production-with-Green-Light

Live Music in Belmont Village Every Saturday Beginning July 24 https://www.belmontvillagebestival.com/bestival-2021



CHECK THE DATES/TIMES OF SOME FALL FAIRS that are driveable from KW

 



SEPTEMBER 2021 eBlast

Labour Day Weekend
Sept 2-6

Weekends from Sept 4 to Halloweenn
Brantwood Farms Fall Festival Weekends (out of town near Brantford) Admission is $14+ tax. per person. Pony Rides are an additional cost https://brantwoodfarms.com/fall-festival/

Sept 6
Labour Day Corn Social @ Cherry Park Noon-2pm while supplies last http://cherrypark.blogspot.com/2021/09/labour-day-corn-social-sept-6.html

Sept 14

Movie at Kitchener Market - TWISTER   Free to attend, but you must pre-register. Info at https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/Default/Detail/2021-09-14-2000-Movie-at-the-Market


Sept 12

DASH AND SPLASH 2021 WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY

Dash and Splash 2021 will be on Sunday September 12th, 2021 at Kiwanis Park - Splash Pad from 10:00am - 2:00pm. With a minimum fundraising cost of $30.00, your dog and family members can attend this year's event. COVID-19 public health protocols will be in effect. Please continue to check this website for any updates regarding changing COVID-19 restrictions.

Not interested in fundraising? That's okay! A $15.00 general admission per dog will be available on the day of the event. Humans are free!

Please note that due to the venue capacity there may be a slight delay entering the event upon your arrival.

https://kwsphumane.ca/events/dash-and-splash

Homer Watson Art Fair 
The Homer Watson Art Fair will be held outdoors on the grounds of the Homer Watson House & Gallery (HWHG).
  • Local artist vendors
  • Community collaborative art piece
  • FREE Amateur paint battle (1:30 & 3pm)
  • Children’s colouring corner
  • Walking Tours of the property and Lower Doon
  • The Gallery will also be open to view the exhibitions.
*Attendees must wear masks and follow physical distancing guidelines https://www.homerwatson.on.ca/upcoming-events/art-fair/
Tiny Home Takeout Fundraiser - Hunger No More from 2-6pm Free Food or by Donation, Entertainment by Erick Traplin and the Golden Keys https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-news/hunger-no-more-free-food-festival-4307356
National Grandparents Day Family Car Parade @ Oxford Living Highland Place Retirement Home 3:00 p.m decorate your cars, make posters and practice your best silly faces to bring a bit of joy to your loved ones here at Highland Place Retirement Home.https://allevents.in/kitchener/national-grandparents-day-family-car-parade/200021507855145
Sept 17
Outdoor Movie (TBD) and Music from The Red Carpet Crew at 300 Gage St. https://www.facebook.com/events/840389423348071

Drive-In @ Bingemans - Inside Out w/Carizon - Free but also accepting donations. You must pre-register at https://carizons-family-night-at-the-d.constantcontactsites.com

Sept 17-19

Kitchener Ribfest @ Victoria Park.- Kids Zone 
Grand River Inflatables will be running all weekend with various fun inflatable activities for kids. Each play is one ticket. Tickets cost - 1 for $3, 4 for $10, 10 for $20 or an all day wristband for $20. If you return the next day still wearing the wristband, you get a new one for half price.


FREE All That Worldly Jazz Festival, Neruda Arts' celebration of world jazz, will bring three magical nights of music to the charming village of St Jacobs, Ontario.  Enjoy live music with the flavours of Brazil, Turkey, Africa, Ireland, Latin and Youth jazz; interactive music and dance workshops for children;  food, drinks, treats and local vendors. Everyone welcome, from children to grandparents, to gather outdoors in a safe, socially distanced, all-inclusive event.

FREE PARKING

Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Social distancing and facemasks encouraged. Register at 

https://www.nerudaarts.ca/events/all-that-worldly-jazz-festival

Sept 18
Neighbours Day
This Neighbours Day, we’re encouraging residents across our city to join us for a neighbourhood porch party! On Sept. 18, over 20 local musicians will lend their unique talents by staging small, intimate pop-up concerts in neighbourhoods all over Kitchener. From porches to driveways, front lawns to boulevards, you’re invited to join in the fun by bringing your mask and your lawn chair to enjoy some live entertainment in celebration of Neighbours Day 2021. Due to current provincial gathering limits, we can’t tell you where or when the performances will happen, but if you’re out exploring your neighbourhood on Saturday you may find a local artist performing near you!  

 

Local musicians participating in this year’s event include:

  • Amanda Kind & James Downham with Matt Koebel
  • Avalon & Braydon
  • Ben Rollo
  • Bobcat Bartolo
  • CalรบJules
  • Clarissa Diokno feat. Jeff Dow
  • Cole Allen
  • Dan Walsh
  • Griffin Brothers
  • Guistini Sisters
  • Jerry Grey 
  • Jesse Parent 
  • Jessie T 
  • Katy Topham 
  • Mike Ellliot 
  • Rachel Hickey 
  • Rick Andrade 
  • Rufus John 
  • Salvation Army Brass Band 
  • Sarah McLeod 
  • The MacQueens 

Outdoor Movie w/KW Musical Productions TBD https://www.facebook.com/events/609808410006744

Sept 19
Sept 24-Oct 11
Oktoberfest - mix of in person and online events. Info at https://www.oktoberfest.ca/

Sept 25
Schneider Creek Porch Party 2-6pm https://scporchparty.weebly.com/

Lumen Lite in at WPL and Uptown Waterloo 6-11pm 
The City of Waterloo is hosting Lumen Lite this year with interactive installations throughout Uptown. Stop by the Main Library to check out our unique installation of sound and light.

Sept 26 
Vegfest @ Kitchener Market 10am-4pm http://kwvegfest.ca/

Sept 28-Oct 9
Families with older teens might be interested in IMPACT 21 by MTspace. Most tickets start at $10.  They do have a show for young children in October.  Info at https://mtspace.ca/impact21/


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

New Episodes of Paw Patrol, Wild Kratts, and Clifford the Big Red Dog are all coming to a FREE Streaming Service in September

 



Here is where To Stream Paw Patrol and other Age-Appropriate Kids Shows for Free with Show Premiere listings beginning September 6, 2021

We know it's hard to believe but soon you will be able to stream Paw Patrol, Wild Kratts, Clifford the Big Red Dog and a bunch of other soon-to-be Family Favourites all in one place for Free with the Knowledge Kids app and on the KnowledgeKids.ca website.

This service from British Columbia is open to families across Canada for Free and their new Fall Line-up starts September 6, 2021

This means you will have a safe space for your kids to watch their favourite shows commercial-free without the worry of other videos popping up with ads and other content.  To learn more, watch the short video below.


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.


Kids Shows Premiering on the Knowledge Kids app and KnowledgeKids.ca

Here's a list of premiere dates for the shows your young kids will want to watch

Fall Lineup - beginning Sept 6, 2021
Paw Patrol (season 8)
NEW EPISODES AVAILABLE BI-WEEKLY
In season 8 of the global hit, Ryder and his pack of rescue pups find new ways to work together to help the citizens of Adventure Bay. They use reasoning, teamwork and just the right high-tech vehicle to analyse the situation, come up with a plan and work together to accomplish their goals
Gus the Itsy Bitsy Knight 
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
Small in stature but big in courage and kindness, Gus is ready for action in this new animated series. Set in medieval times with a modern twist, it follows the diminutive knight as he pursues adventures on his electric pony. Gus’s world includes fellow knights, princesses and the big guy, Daddy King, along with rascals like Stinky-Dragons, Warticious, the Shadow Knight and his naughty Knight-Knights. Although Gus’ quests rarely go as planned, he's sure to learn plenty of life lessons along the way! 
Elinor Wonders Why 
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
Elinor is a curious little bunny. When she encounters something she doesn’t understand, she can’t let it go until she figures it out! With the help of her friends Ari, an imaginative bat, and Olive, a perceptive elephant, there’s lots to learn and explore in Animal Town – like the best way to engineer a pillow fort and why Ari’s Velcro watch strap only sticks to certain things. Engaging and fun, the series encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions and find answers using science enquiry skills.
ABC with Kenny G 
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
Fans of the award-winning Canadian series 16 Hudson will recognize the star of these swinging little animated shorts – the grumpy cat Kensington, who seems unimpressed by all the daytime shenanigans in the neighbourhood. But when night falls and the humans go to bed, Kensington (or rather his alter-ego Kenny G) comes to life. He rounds up a bunch of animal buddies and slinks down to the basement boiler room – home to the local “milk & cookies” jazz club. There, he croons late-night ABC songs (L is for lazy lobsters, leaping lemurs and lively loons) to his grooving groupies. Now that is one cool cat!
Dog Loves Books 
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
Forget about bones – there’s nothing these two dogs like better than chewing on a good book. (Thankfully not in a literal sense!) Dog is cool, calm and unflappable – a dog of few words. Pug is enthusiastic, flappable and very, very chatty. They may be opposites, but the two best pals share a love of stories. When Dog’s bookshop closes for the day, he picks up a book from the shelves and then he and Pug are off on an exciting, imaginative adventure. Whimsical and humorous, the series aims to foster interest in reading, especially among young boys. 
Let’s Go Luna (new episodes)
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
Andy, Carmen and Leo travel the world with their parent's circus (Circo Fabuloso), learning about new countries and meeting new people  In the new season of this Socials Studies -themed series, they visit Iceland and India, the United States, Ghana in Africa, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Polynesia, Mexico, Scotland, China, Switzerland, France, Croatia, Jamaica and England.  Explore traditions, music, food, ceremonies, legends and sea monster sightings!
Geronimo Stilton 
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 22, 2021
Adventure-comedy based on the globally-popular book series featuring the adventures of the most famous mouse journalist Geronimo and his fearless nephew Benjamin and sister Thea. 
Clifford the Big Red Dog (new episodes)
PREMIERES SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
Emily Elizabeth and her big red dog, Clifford, along with Pablo, Jack and Samantha, explore their island home, lending a paw to neighbours in need. Each episode has an original song. Based on the popular Scholastic books, this new series is a reboot of the 90s classic. 

“Knowledge Network and Knowledge Kids have long been trusted brands in British Columbia. We’re committed to offering shows that inspire and help kids learn about the world around them through cooperation, empathy, friendship and problem-solving,” says Michele Paris, Senior Manager, Children’s Programming. “We know many parents are very deliberate about screen time for their kids. We’re happy to provide parents in all of Canada with access to a curated lineup of fun and age-appropriate shows that their kids will love.”



We think your kids will enjoy these shows while giving Parents the peace of mind that everything is appropriate for their young children.  Let us know if you agree.