Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years Levees In the Kitchener Waterloo Area

Happy New Year Everyone!

A New Year's Day Leeve Is Quite A Canadian Tradition

According to Wikipedia a Present Day Levee can be defined as.....

Today, levées are the receptions (usually, but not necessarily, on New Year's Day) held by the governor general, the lieutenant governors of the provinces, the military and others, to mark the start of another year and to provide an opportunity for the public to pay their respects.

Most levées may be attended by any citizen, including children.[3][4] Attending the lieutenant governor's levée is an annual ritual for some families.

Today the levée has evolved from the earlier, more boisterous party into a more sedate and informal one. It is an occasion to call upon representatives of the monarch, military and municipal governments and to exchange New Year's greetings and best wishes for the new year, to renew old acquaintances and to meet new friends. It is also an opportunity to reflect upon the events of the past year and to welcome the opportunities of the New Year.
The Kitchener Waterloo Area continues this tradition with the City Of Kitchener Mayor's Leeve and the City Of Waterloo Mayor's Leeve. Elswhere The Region Of Waterloo The City Of Cambridge is holding a Mayor's Leeve as well as The Township Of Woolwich and later this month a Member Of Parliment and The City Of Guelph are holding leeves.
Here's A When And Where For New Year's Leeves In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

JANUARY 5, 2013

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.

JANUARY 6, 2013
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.

On behalf of the Mayor and Council for the Township of Woolwich, folks are invited to the annual New Years Levee on Sunday January 6th at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder St S, Elmira, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Mayor & Council's Reception in the Community Centre, free skating 2:30pm-4:00pm, and free swimming - 10:00am-3:00pm. For more information on the New Year's Levee, contact Devin Petteplace at 519-669-6021 or email

JANUARY 12, 2013

Member of Parliment Stephen Woodword will be holding a New Year's Leeve
Come celebrate the New Year!
January 12, 2013
Stanley Park Community Centre
505 Franklin St N

the second annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
This free public event will be held at City Hall on Saturday, January 12 from 1 to 4p.m. It will feature children’s entertainment and activities, crafts, hot chocolate and cookies, and skating on our outdoor rink in front of City Hall. All are welcome, so bring your family, bring your friends, bring your skates, and help us celebrate the start of a new year in our beautiful city!

If you know of another ** FREE ** New Year's Leeve please leave it in the comments of this post

Other Events Happening January 2013

Jan 5th
Skate N Shake
7-10pm Waterloo Public Square

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 8th
Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market

Every Tuesday from 11am - noon
January 8th: Erick Traplin

Jan 16th
Grade 10 Family Night

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
Look forwar to our KW GLEE contest happening soon!

PD Day Charity Chess Tournament

Friday, January 18, 2013
9am – 5pm
Location: Blair Road Public School, 85 Sunset Boulevard, Cambridge, Ontario
(Scott Kuehl)
Summary: Chess Tournament for elementary school aged children. Proceeds to benefit classes for children with special needs in both Blair Road and Woodland Park Public School. Entry Fee: $10.00 At the door: $15 Medals for 1,2, 3 and participation prizes for everyone!
Cost: $10.00 at the door
Phone number: (519) 622 - 3874

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

KW Polar Plunge for Kidsability!
10am Waterloo Public Square
To donate visit

PWA Wrestling
Alpine Club Kitchener
7pm for prices and details

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

Additional Fun Stuff

Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market
Every Tuesdays from 11am - noon

Don't forget while you are at the Market to grab a tasty and healthy lunch for you and your little ones!
January 8th: Erick Traplin
January 15: Magic with Ryan
January 22: Erick Traplin
January 29th: Magic with Ryan
February 5th Erick Traplin
February 12: Music with Tessa
February 19th: Erick Traplin
February 26th : Music with Tessa

•Bertie's Place - infants to kids in Grade 1 can participate in a volunteer-run playgroup from September to April on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Albert McCormick Community Centre.  Cost: $2 per visit or $25 for a season pass.

•Time Out - caregivers and kids aged newborn to six enjoy creative play, games and songs on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Centre in Bechtel Park. Google Map. Cost: $5 per visit (one adult and up to four kids) or $45 for a 10-visit pass.

You can also check out the KPL schedule

The WPL schedule

Cambridge Libraries schedule


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Plus we'll be announcing another STUFF TO DO EVENT at the KITCHENER MARKET (remember how much fun we had at the Movember Kids KW one?) later this month!


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