Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas, New Years, and What To Do When The Teachers Strike in Kitchener Waterloo


Find the contest here

What to do during the Teacher's Strike in the Region Of Waterloo 

Yesterday the word came out that there would indeed be a Teacher's Strike in The Region Of Waterloo (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding areas) on Tuesday December 18 2012 for the Public Elementary Schools (High Schools and Catholic Elementary Schools will not be effected).

If you are home with your children on Tuesday December 18th I suggest heading to the Kitchener Market.
They are having Kids Hop With Santa and Erik Traplin

Kids’ Hop – with a special visit from Santa!

Dec. 18, 11am - noon
- Bring your kids to dance up a storm with a free concert by Erick Traplin
- Santa will visit and receive a free photo with a donation to the Waterloo Region Food Bank

Tim Horton's Skate Times

Looking for the FREE TIM HORTONS SKATE TIMES? Find them over this page

Christmas and New Year's Blast

Christmas Fantasy in Victoria Park Kitchener

Begins Dec 6th

Wonders Of Winter in Waterloo Park (started Dec 1)
Opening Night: Saturday, Dec. 1
Admission: Free!
Lights On Daily: 5:30-10:30 pm
Christmas Eve: 5:30-12:30 am
New Years Eve: 5:30-1:00 am
WoW Trolley Nights
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, 31

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night

Monday, December 17, 7:00pm
Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson Street
Music, art and architecture combine for an avant-garde experience. Bring your mp3 with speakers or your portable CD player and join the moving symphony. More Unsilent Night details

Tues Dec 18th Kids Hop at Kitchener Market (see above) 11am-Noon

Friday Dec 21st
This one is for 19+
End Of The World Bash @ THEMUSEUM
Diane & I will be there! Come find us! We'll be the ones in the TIARAS!!/events/447646105291625/

Sat Dec 22
Christmas Market

Santa will be back this week along with facepainting and crafts Dec 22nd at the  Kitchener Market
Dec. 22, 7am - 2pm
- Be sure to visit the market to pick up all of your holiday entertaining needs
- Carolers will celebrate the Christmas spirit with beautiful holiday songs
For more information, call 519-741-2297 or visit

Dec 22

Sobey's Ira Needles - Gingerbread House Decorating $6.99
Registration, call Jenny 519-501-1858

Chicopee Demo Day
Dec 22
Manufacturers and partners will be demoing ski and snowboard equipment on the hill. Come on out and try some of the newest equipment available!

Starry Night at Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Saturday, Dec. 22, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy Doon Heritage Village beautifully lit by lantern light on a winter night under the stars! You'll feel the spirit of Christmas at Starry Night. Presented by the Friends of Waterloo Region Museum. $20/adult, $10/child (plus HST)
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER contact 519-748-1914

'Tis the Season, with Donkeys!

Sunday, December 23, 2012
10am – 4pm
Location: Donkey Sanctuary of Canada Farm
6981 Puslinch Concession 4
Guelph, On
Summary: Join us for one of four special open days this winter. We invite you to enjoy time with the donkeys, hot chocolate and cider, stories and the opportunity to shop for unique Christmas gifts in the Long Ears Boutique. After all, Christmas and donkeys go together! Open from 10 am to 4 pm WEATHER PERMITTING!
Donations always appreciated.
For more information and a map, please visit
 Phone number: 519-836-1697

KW Regional Spelling Bee Competition Registration
WHEN · Thursday, December 27, 2012 to Tuesday, January 15, 2013
26th Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Spelling Bee Competition
REGISTRATION: November 12, 2012 to January 15, 2013 (Early registration = More time for preparation)
REGISTRATION FEE: $35 (Includes Study Manual, Coaching & Pronunciation CD, Coaching sessions)
Primary: 6-8 yr (Born 2004-2006)
Junior: 9-11 yr (Born 2001-2003)
Intermediate: 12-14 yr (Born 1998-2000)
Age as of December 31, 2012 (Proof required)

New Year's Eve

Dec 31

City Of Kitchener City Hall New Year's Eve
Kitchener City Hall (200 King St. W.) is hosting a free evening of Blues music from 8:00 pm - 12:30 am.
This year we are closing down King Street to make this year an even bigger event!
There will also be fun for children and families between 4 pm - 6 pm featuring popular children's entertainer Erick Traplin!
Arts and crafts inside City Hall
Free hot chocolate
Children's performers from 4 pm - 6 pm
Kiddie countdown at 6 pm inside the Rotunda
Free ice-skating on Civic Square
Free Face Painting
And other special performances throughout the event!
At 7 pm the Rotunda gets transformed into Club Rotunda! Live DJ featuring Attila, dance floor, VIP lounges, flat screens, gaming stations, open drink bar (non-alcoholic) and more!
The King Street Main Stage features live Blues artists starting at 8 pm and is headlined by Lumberjunk!
Cheryl Lescom (8 pm)
Loco Zydeco (9:30 pm)
Lumberjunk (11 pm)

City Of Waterloo Public Square
New Year's Eve Party
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ring in the New Year at the Waterloo Public Square with your host for the evening Tim Holland, the Puppet Tamer. Skate around to top 40 hits, and enjoy face painting and Mad Science demonstrations. Ring in the New Year early with a fireworks display and ginger ale toast at 9 pm. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate sponsored by Tim Hortons, and get your party accessory. FREE for the whole family!

New Year's Eve
101 Father David Bauer Drive
FREE admission (limited capacity)
7-8:30 p.m. Public Swim at the Swimplex
7-9 p.m. Family Skate on the Sunlife Arena

New Year's Eve
2001 University Ave East
FREE admission (limited capacity)
7-9 p.m. Public Skate on the Pillers and Optimist rinks

City Of Cambridge
Family New Year's Eve Party
Join family and friends to celebrate a new year. Family skating, family photo booth, costumed characters, video skating party, games and more.
Monday, December 31, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road
Looking Ahead

Mayor's New Year's Levee

Saturday, January 5th, 2013
You're invited to the Mayor's New Year's Levee.
Join Mayor Doug Craig & members of Cambridge City Council for a free family-friendly entertainment, children's activities and a little holiday cheer as we celebrate the New Year!
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bowman Room, Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St.

Jan 5th
Twelfth Night: An Ancient Midwinter Celebration. Saturday January 5th at 8:00pm. British (UK) Club, 35 International Drive, Cambridge. Featuring festive treats, live music and entertainment. Tickets are $15 dollars and available at Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Best of British, British Club, Grand River Books, and Nature's Vibe. For more information visit

Jan 6th
Where: Mayor’s New Year’s Levee, Forbes Room at RIM Park
When: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thousands of local citizens and their families attend this fun event every year. There is music, entertainment, free food (while quantities last), free skating, clowns, face painting and more!
Once the website has been revealed, you will be able to check out the website on onsite laptops. You will also be encouraged to complete an online scavenger hunt from home and submit your discoveries to win a prize. Details about the scavenger hunt will be available at the levee and here as they become available.
Help us ring in the new year and our new website at Mayor Halloran’s New Year’s Levee!

Kitchener City Hall
Mayor's NewYear’s Levee, January 6, 2013.2-4 p.m.,
food,music and fun for the whole family. Start the afternoon off with a skate on our Civic Square rink, and then head inside for a warm drink and some entertainment.

Grade 10 Family Night
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Location: Theatre of the Arts
Modern Languages
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Summary: It's never to early to think about university. Grade 10 students and their parents are invited to learn about the university application process and how to finance a post-secondary education. Current university students will offer tips about picking a university program.
Phone number: 519-888-4567 x37145

Jan 18th
10am UofW Humanities Theatre
KW Glee PA DAY performance
Cost $10 contact 519-888-4908 for tickets

Jan 20th
Paris Junction 2013 Model Train Show. Sunday January 20th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Paris Fairgrounds, 130 Silver Street, Paris. Admission is $4 dollars per person and children under 10 get in free. For more information call 519-455-1311.

Jan 26 & 27th
2nd Annual YMCA Pond Hockey Tournament

Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y
Summary: Join us for the second annual children's pond hockey tournament at YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y. Bring your whole family for a fun day of outdoor winter fun. Please visit our website for event information.
or call 519-699-4096.

Over the Christmas Break Diane & I will be doing a restaurant review with a CONTEST FOR YOU! Stay tuned for that and we'll be partnering with the Kitchener Market once again for another great FAMILY EVENT this Spring.  We'll be posting the details in January!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Everyone!
Keep Smiling!

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