Friday, April 15, 2011

Community Clean Up, Earth Day & other Family Activities

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Tim Hortons Community Clean-up

Saturday, April 16, 10 am-12 noon in Victoria Park. Bags and gloves will be provided by the City of Kitchener. Free T-shirts, refreshments (while supplies last) and great prizes for participants provided by Tim Hortons ....(including water bottles, travel mugs, gift cards and Raleigh bicycles). No pre-registration required
Waterloo Square April 16th
Saturday April 16
Fill-A-Truck: 10am—3pm
Bring your used household items and clothing for the
Canadian Diabetes Association “Clothesline campaign”
Wood Carving Demonstration: 10am—4pm
Laurentian Wetland Celebration
Saturday, April 16, 1-4 p.m. Meet at W.T. Townshend Public School (245 Activa Ave.) for activities including wetland clean-up, student presentations and guided hikes to the Laurentian Wetland.
Fundraiser for the Families of the Fallen Volunteer Fireman
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Location: Old 86 Farmer's Market
44229 Hwy 86
Listowel, ON
Summary: Grey & Brussels Volunteer Fire Departments would appreciate your attendance! There will be prize tables. Donations will be greatly appreciated. All proceeds go to the families of the fallen firefighters from March 17th fire.
Phone number: 519-291-4643
KW Pomba Sale
Saturday, April 16, 2011
9am – 12pm
Location: Moses Springer Community Centre
150 Lincoln Road
Waterloo, Summary: Children's used clothing, toys and equipment sale. Open to the general public. Lots of vendors and great bargains! Cash & Debit now available.
Cost: $1.00
Phone number: 519-579-3800
Green Living and Tech Fair
Saturday, April 16, 2011
11am – 4:30pm
Location: St. Jacobs Arena
29 Parkside Drive
St. Jacobs,
Summary: Learn how to shrink your electricity bill and simple ways to reduce your energy and water use. Workshops throughout the day. Buy green products, talk with solar, geothermal and other green energy providers and much more! Forty vendors. Children's activities too. Drop off used bicycles and e-waste. For further information please see the phone number and website provided below.
Cost: Free
Phone number: 519-664-3534 ext 230
Kids in Kilts
Saturday, April 16, 2011
1 – 4pm
Location: McDougall Cottage
89 Grand Avenue, South
Summary: Kids in Kilts craft mystical standing stones. Drop in anytime 1pm to 4pm! 'tis fun and 'tis free!
Phone number: 519-624-8250


Edelweiss 2nd Annual Spring Gift and Craft Show
Sunday, April 17, 2011
11am – 4pm
Location: Edelweiss Restaurant
600 Doon Village Road
Summary: 65 vendors. For further information please see the phone number provided below.
Cost: Free


Out of the Vault!
Monday, April 18, 2011
9am – 4pm
Location: region of Waterloo Archives
150 Frederick Street, 2nd Floor
Summary: This curator's choice exhibit gives Region of Waterloo Information Management and Archives staff the chance to get some of our favourite archives out of storage and on display. Featured records include; rules for inmates of the House of Industry and Refuge; 1854 map of Waterloo; and indenture for the land on which the County of Waterloo Gaol was built. Free admission.
Phone number: 519-575-4757 ext 3027



Pioneer Park Dairy Queen has BUY ONE ROYAL TREAT, GET ONE FREE Every TUESDAY in April!!!!!


Incredible World of Bugs Exhibit
Tuesday, April 19 – Friday, April 22, 2011
Location: Conestoga Mall
55 King Street, North
Summary: This show is a must for everyone!

Looking ahead


Hop on down to the Kitchener Market on Saturday, April 23 for Easter fun!
Kids in the Kitchen
Join us for cookie decorating in the Marketplace from 9–10am.
Take a photo with the Easter Bunny*
Take a photo with your favourite bunny on the upper level of the market from 10am–12noon.
* free with a donation to the Waterloo Region Food Bank
Easter Egg Hunt
Hunt for eggs in every corner beginning at 12 noon outside on the piazza, just outside the upper level of the market.
Don't forget to stop by the market office for your FREE colouring book!
Kitchener Market, 300 King Street East
519-741-2287 or

Saturday April 23
Procession of the Species: 11 am Start
Everyone can join in!
Just dress up as your favorite natural element, flora or fauna and join the parade to Kitchener.
Parade starts at 12pm from Waterloo Public Square.
Information and inspiration available at:

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23 from 1-4 p.m., Huron Natural Area, 801 Trillium Drive.
This family celebration includes building a KNAP bird box (available to the first 100 families); KNAP kids’ craft, tree planting and displays. Learn about the recently uncovered First Nations village by participating in a guided hike to the archaeological site. Featuring the Canadian Raptor Conservancy with live birds of prey shows at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.

Have a great week & don't forget

Keep Smiling!

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