Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 New Year’s Levee Listings For Kitchener Waterloo And Area

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

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

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.

January 2 2017

The North Dumfries Community Complex (AYR) will be open on Monday, January 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. only for the Mayor's Levee and free skating. Celebrate the New Year, meet and greet Mayor Foxton and members of Council, and mingle with your neighbours. Live local music, tasty treats and more!

Ward 4 Mayor's Levee will be held at the Scott's Women's Institute on January 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Celebrate the New Year, meet and greet Mayor Foxton and members of Council, and mingle with your neighbours.

January 8 2017
Kick off 2017 with some fun at the New Year’s Levee
Community members of all ages are invited to celebrate the New Year with Mayor Berry Vrbanovic and members of council at the 2017 New Year’s Levee. This free carnival themed celebration is on Jan. 8 from 1:30-4 p.m.

Activities include:
  • Vintage Carnival Games and Inflatable Hose Hockey from Grand River Inflatables
  • Balloon shape artist Bubbles the Clown
  • Bre-Creative face painting
  • Magician from Big Smiles Company
  • Live musical performance by local jazz singer and pianist, Tim Louis
  • Skating on Carl Zehr Square
  • Kitchener Public Library craft table
  • KW Sidewinders Sledgehockey Performance
Attendees are invited to warm up with some hot chocolate and enjoy popcorn, cotton candy and light refreshments catered by Bingemans. The 2016 Mayor’s City Builder Award recipients will also be acknowledged at the opening of the event.
 What: 2017 New Year’s Levee

 When: Jan. 8, 2017

 Time: 1:30-4 p.m.

 Where: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St. W. 

 Who: Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, members of council, Mayor’s City Builder Award recipients.
For a detailed schedule visit:

The community is invited to celebrate 2017 with Mayor Dave Jaworsky and council at the annual New Year's Levee. 
What: 2017 New Year's Levee

When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo

  • Free skating from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Free swimming from 2:05 - 4 p.m.
  • Free face painting and clowning around with Bre Creative
  • Live entertaining featuring Erick Traplin, Grand River Swing Band, Crossing Borders
  • Free cookies and refreshments while quantities last!

Grab your kids, grab your skates and swim suit and come out for a fun afternoon with Mayor Dave Jaworsky and council!

Mayor Doug Craig's New Years Levee
Sunday, January 8, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Date and Time:Sunday, January 8, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Address: 50 Dickson St., Cambridge City Hall - Bowman RoomEvent Details: Please join Mayor Doug Craig and members of Cambridge City Council for Free family-friendly, children's activities and a little holiday cheer as we celebrate the New Year. 
Admission: Free

January 15 2017
Join MPP Catherine Fife at Golf’s Steak House for her annual New Year’s Levee!
Sunday, January 15, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Golf’s Steak House, 598 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener

Brunch and refreshments will be provided

At this point I have not found any other local levees posted. If you notice an upcoming levee in the area that is not on this list, please list it in the comment section.

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