Saturday, August 27, 2011

Buskers, Lance Armstrong Link Picnic and other KW Happenings

Busker Carnival (all weekend)

Also if you see some random fencing around town today, there's a good chance you'll see Lance Armstrong whiz by.  It happened by my house last year

Also saw a great deal if your family likes to go to the driving range

just like the glass panels at the Waterloo Region Museum. What does your name look like?

Fill a Truck

Saturday, August 27, 2011 (& Sunday)
10am – 3pm
Location: Canadian Tire
656 Erb st W,
Summary: The Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program invites you to join us for a FILL A TRUCK EVENT. Saturday and Sunday August 27th and 28th from 10am to 3pm our Clothesline Program truck will be at the Canadian Tire on Erb St. West in Waterloo. You can help us fill our truck by bringing your reusable clothing, linens, shoes, purses and other soft goods. We also recycle E-Waste, such as Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, Inkjet and Toner Cartridges, TVs, Computers, Printers and more. Please package these items separately. Proceeds from the Clothesline Program are used to fund diabetes research, education, services and advocacy. For more information call 519-623-0216.
Phone number: 519-623-0216

LINK Picnic Festival & Carnival Parade

Saturday, August 27, 2011 (& Sunday)
12 – 9pm
Location: Victoria Park Kitchener
Summary: Experience African and Caribbean culture - Joy and magic for the whole family! Free admission!

Roller Derby Double Header

Saturday, August 27, 2011
5 – 8pm
Location: Waterloo Rec Complex
101 Father David Bauer dr.
Summary: Come check out some superior roller derby action as your Tri-City Roller Girls take on their derby sisters from Toronto Roller Derby.
Doors @ 5pm
First Whistle @ 6pm
Game 1: Vicious Dishes vs. Gore Gore Roller Girls
Game 2: Venus Fly Tramps vs. Smoke City Betties
$12 at the door
Kids 12 & under - FREE

"Movie in the Park" to "STUFF the HUMMER" for the Food Bank

Saturday, August 27, 2011
6 – 7pm
Location: Waterloo Region Police Association
1128 Rife Rd
Cambridge, Summary: and the Waterloo Regional Police Association present this free family event in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. BBQ starts at 6pm, animated film on a giant outdoor screen at dusk, bring a blanket or lawn chair! Free admission with a non-perishable food or monetary donation for the Food Bank! Details at under "Client Appreciation".
Phone number: 519-577-1212


Sunday Aug 28 2011, 1-4pm

Location:Steckle Homestead Heritage Farm
Address:811 Bleams Rd.
You're invited to Libro's Owner Appreciation Day at Steckle Homestead Heritage Farm on Sunday August 28th from 1-4pm. Free admission for everyone; bring your friends! We'll be hosting a corn roast and serving water, pop & freezies. Meet Bill the Duck, take a hay ride, visit the farm animal petting zoo, and tour the barn! For more information and directions, visit  or

3rd Annual Catapawlooza

Sunday, August 28, 2011
10am – 4pm
Location: Perth County OSPCA
345 Douro Street
Summary: Join us for Feline Friends Network's third annual "Catapawlooza"! A fun day of "all things cats"--vendors, displays, BBQ, facepainting and a chance to take home your very own best forever feline friend. (OSPCA adoption costs for many cats and kittens will be reduced substantially on the day thanks to Feline Friends Network). Admission is free!
Phone number: 519-273-8067

Cadillac in Southern Ontario Show & Shine

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Location: 123 Pioneer Drive
Kitchener, ON
Summary: All makes welcome! Cadillacs of all years, other makes 1985 and older. Live entertainment provided by Alfie Smith, Maple Leaf Blues Award winner!


 This Time for Africa: Zumbathon

Tuesday Aug 30 2011, 4-9pm
Location:Waterloo Public Square
Address:75 King St. S.On Tuesday August 30 at 4:00pm Waterloo community members are invited to attend a Zumbathon in support of UNICEF’s initiatives in East Africa. Students from Waterloo have been working together to organize the event which will take place at Waterloo’s Public Square on King St. Beginning at 4pm, there will be the first of two Zumba classes (4PM & 7PM) followed by a break where attendees may enjoy food and beverages along with some information about the crisis in East Africa. A second class will be held at 7pm.
Instruction will be by Liliana Dominguez who teaches ‘Zumba with Liliana’ classes in the Wilmot Area: New Hamburg, Wellesley, Baden and Stratford. Anyone interested in participating can do so with a minimum donation of $10 to UNICEF collected at the event.

'No Discernible Key' Live in Concert at Woodside

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Woodside National historic Site
Summary: Enjoy an outdoor concert from an incredible Canadian folk band on the grounds of Woodside National Historic Site, Kitchener's ultimate oasis in the city.
$7.80/person includes admission to historic house, concert ticket and refreshment.
Concert will occur rain or shine under the new picnic shelter. Please call for tickets
Phone number: 519-571-5684 ext 25

Looking Ahead


Friday, September 2, 2011 8am – 8pm
Location: Milton Fairgrounds
Summary: Steam-Era is a Antique Show with Steam Engines, Tractors, gas engines, and more in a family fun filled day. Children 12 & under admited FREE
Phone number: 905 878 3114

Still a few vendor tables available for MeFest make sure to email  to take part in OUR FUN DAY!!!!!

Keep Smiling

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Outdoor Movies, Birthday Parties in the Park

Tonight (Aug 18th) is an Outdoor Movie - RIO Waterloo Park
Free w/Food Bank donation


Waterloo Air Show (Sunday too)
Please see website for admission details

Saturday, August 20, 2011

10am – 2pm
Location: South works,Cambridge Market Cambridge Center and the Gap
Summary: Bring your pennies! Funds raised go towards Childrens needs.
Phone number: 519-622-6550

Location: McDougall Cottage

89 Grand Ave S
Cambridge, Summary: Kids in Kilts craft table-top Golf Courses but, ya dinna need t' plaid up to come. All kids are welcome to drop by anytime between 1 & 4 pm. FREE!
Cost: Free
Phone number: 519-624-8250

Outdoor Movie - TOY STORY 3 Sportsworld Crossing, Free

Waterloo Air Show (see above)

momstown KW Birthday Bash

Sunday Aug 21 2011, 10am-1pm
Location:Waterloo Park
Address:Westmount Rd Entrance, Picnic Shelter & behind.
Phone: 519-577-5843
Swag bag for first 100 families


Looking Ahead
Busker Carnival

Those2Girls are happy to annouce that we've been selected for the group of Canada's Most Digitally Connected women for the 2nd time!

See why by taking part in MeFest Oct 1st
For vendor info please email

Friday, August 12, 2011

Star Gazing, Kidspark, Car Free Sunday & More KW Stuff To Do

Tonight Friday Aug 12

free family friendly stargazing event at the University of Waterloo

Friday August 12 8:15 pm - midnight
North Campus
registration preferred in case of cancellation due to weather - or 519-888-4567, ext 38804
Details at
Record article

Chicopee Tube Park says they are having an outdoor movie (TANGLED) on their website, but doesn't say if there's a cost (so call to be sure)


McLennan park re-opening


Car Free Sunday events in Uptown Waterloo

Dog Cooling Station
Watergun/Bubblegun battle

Also I was told this is a very funny local play that might be appropriate for older teens (some "puberty" humour) at the bottom of the post there is a discount code.

Did you mark MeFest on your calendar? It's happening Oct 1st & we love that so many from this group come & support our event!!/event.php?eid=220393731318776

If you're looking for MeFest vendor info please email as we're now working on the floor plan.

Keep Smiling!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Outdoor Movies, Bluesfest, Great Wolf Lodge & More KW Fun Stuff To Do

This Thursday Aug 4th is Outdoor Movie Gnomeo & Juliet (We saw it in the theatre & it was very cute & entertaining)  at Waterloo Park
It's Free with a Food Bank Donation

Saturday Aug 6th is Bingemans DIVE IN

Join us for our first Outdoor Night Slide and DIVE IN at Big Splash!
Enjoy the waterslides and the movie "Rio" on August 6, 2011
from 8:30 pm - midnight
$12 in advance or $15 at the door
Season Pass Holders - upgrade for only $6

Sunday Aug 7th is Galt Country Club's Summerlude starting at 6pm with Family activities & then the Outdoor Movie Monsters vs Aliens at 8:30 pm
Cost is $10

Sunday Aug 7 2011, 10am-1pm

Location:Davenport Road between Foxhunt Road and Conestoga Mall
Address:Davenport Road - near KidsAbility
Davenport Rd. is Waterloo's first complete street - it accommodates not only cars, but is designed to safely accommodate bicyclists, pedestrians, wheelchairs and transit users. Join us for a street party where there will be lots of family-friendly events including face painting, live music, charity barbeque, bike tune-ups, demos and much

Bluesfest is all this weekend as well.  I don't know if it's kid friendly, but this Pancake Breakfast sounds great for Sunday morning

SUNDAY AUG 7th Last Day to use the STUFF TO DO discount code to Book a Great Wolf Lodge Stay in Aug

Wed Aug 10
New Hamburg Family Fun Carnival

5 – 8pm
Location: Constitution Park
Hincks Road
New Hamburg, ON
Summary: This carnial is packed full of new games, prizes, a dunk tank, bouncy castle, a BBQ and much more!

Looking ahead
Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day Aug 11

Kidspark Aug 14

REMINDER we still have some vendor spots open for MeFest
We average 400 attendees at each event & collect over 400 lbs of food for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region each time!
Did we mention it's our SEVENTH MeFest! YAY!!!

okay now quick go book your Great Wolf Lodge stay before you forget!
(to see how much I enjoyed it click here )

Keep Smiling!