Saturday, September 16, 2017

Movember Kids KW @ The #KitchenerMarket November 11, 2017 10am-Noon

Stuff to do with your kids in Kitchener Waterloo and the #KitchenerMarket Present #Movember Kids KW. A ***FREE*** Family Event from 10am-Noon in The Upper Marketplace Kitchen!
Confirmed for the event so far
*Moustache Cookie Baking & Decorating by Little Magic Parties
*Facepainting by Bre Creative
*Activity Sheets from Sportco Source for Sports
* Artshine-Arts4all Craft
*Photo Booth by Gary's Lens Photography

*Landmark Cinemas Waterloo prizes
*OurPlace Early Years Centre activities
*MovemberKW themed fun
*Titus The Titan from the KW Titans

Plus, other special guests to be announced. Watch our facebook event page for more info

Please note we will be recognizing the moment of silence at 11am for Remembrance Day.

Not able to attend but still want to donate to MOVEMBER? Make your donation at

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Paw Patrol In Kitchener – Enter To Be A VIP

Did you know that PAW PATROL is on tour and headed for Kitchener Ontario Canada?!?!?!

This Saturday and Sunday September 16 and 17 2017 they will be at Kitchener’s TOYS R US from 11am-7pm!

Get Registered

To ensure your family gets a chance to attend and meet PAW PATROL you need to get yourself REGISTERED. Head to

Then pick ONTARIO and follow the registration steps.

We know many of our readers will be thrilled to take their families to this meet and greet and to make it even more exciting we have partnered with Spin Master for a giveaway. Enter the contest below

Enter To Win

Want a chance to WIN A FAMILY FRONT OF THE LINE PASS? Enter the rafflecopter contest below and leave a comment on this post with which PAW PATROL character does your family like best?

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Friday, September 8, 2017

September 2017 Stuff To Do With Your Kids In KW Event And Activity List - Fall Fair Fun

As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast

Contest we have this month

THE GRAPE ESCAPE for a Parents’ Night Out

Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo @ The Aud

Ongoing Events
University of Waterloo Research Studies
Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research
Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO. The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses. Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study

Infant Studies Group
If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!

TEL: 519 888 4567
ext. 31164
Social Development Lab

Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!

Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775

Youth Drum and Bugle Corps
Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!
No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website:

Time To Sign UP
Be a snow angel! Keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow can be very challenging for older adults and people with limited mobility. As a snow angel, you can be good neighbour by clearing snow for those who need assistance. All you have to do is adopt a sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand. It’s also a great opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours needed and to exercise outdoors! Learn more:

Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions
(various dates and times)
Session Details:

The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.

The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings

Parents/caregivers can register online at The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar

Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission is free


Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays is Back!

Monday nights in Kitchener just got a little more exciting! Come and visit Show and Shine Classic Car Mondays for a blast from the past with unique classic and special edition cars. Bring family and friends to this free all-ages event for a chance to win great prizes.

Join us from 6 pm until dusk every Monday between June 5th and September 18th in the parking lot in front of PartSource located at The Shops at Highland and Westmount (563 Highland Road West, Kitchener).

317 Franklin St N Kitchener317 Franklin St N Kitchener
Franklin Street Food Truck Fest!
Every Monday from May 1st to Sept 25th, 5-8 pm, St Luke's Lutheran Church, 317 Franklin St N in Kitchener.  Bring your own chairs/blankets.

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!
  • September 12th
  • September 26th

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free. (resumes Jan 17)


Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!

FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver (resumes Jan 12)…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
 Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.(resumes Jan 17 for Tues and Jan 19 for Thursdays)  


Saturdays KPL Kids’ Club Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level) Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.No registration required.

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex

September 2017 Event Blast

September 7-10
Cambridge Fall Fair

September 8-10
Tavistock Fall Fair

Georgetown Fall Fair

September 8-17
Western Fair in London

September 9
Calvary’s 14th Annual Soapbox Derby! – Cambridge

kids and families to a day of racing, games and fun! Kids from Ages 5 to 10 are welcome to race together in a festive atmosphere. Enjoy carnival games, bouncy castles, free food and win PRIZES!

The Soap Box Derby will take place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm followed by Prize distribution. Registration opens at 9:30 am.

September 9-10
Snyder's Farm is having a Princess Party!!
meet 4 of your favorite Princess at a special PRINCESS PARTY! Princesses will be visiting the farm from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.
The Farm and Bakery will be open from 10 am until 5 pm. No additional charge for this awesome party, just regular Farm admission!

September 10
Williamsburg Festival 11am-4pm

September 11
Army Cadets Open House

September 12
Outdoor Movie Wayne's World on September 12 @ Waterloo Park - sunset

September 12-13

September 14-17
New Hamburg Fall Fair

September 15-17
Fergus Fall Fair

Embro Fall Fair

September 16
Doors Open Waterloo Region
Click then scroll down to see all the locations listed.  You can see the picks that are group members are most interested in at

Breakfast @ The Farm in Listowel

Kitchener Rangers Fan Fest

The Kitchener Rangers are kicking off the 2017-18 season with fun, food and friends at our annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation!

The annual Fan Fest and Barbecue takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11am – 2pm at The Aud.

Fans have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides!

The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program, as always, is on hand to collect new or gently used hockey equipment. Fans are encouraged to donate to those members of our community that would very much appreciate the gesture.

Following the BBQ, the Rangers host their lone home exhibition game of the year vs. the Niagara IceDogs at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door with general seating for the game

Royal Medieval Faire Waterloo Park West

Now celebrating its 20th season, the faire is an interactive event consisting of vendors, hands-on displays, food & beverages, games, celtic music, magic, swordplay, ceili (old-fashion Irish dance), authentic costumes & decorations, plus much more! Admission cost and info at

Day In The District – Cambridge

Free Ice Skating @ Cambridge Centre
 3:30pm-5:30pm while we celebrate 15 years of business! To thank all of our wonderful patrons, we will be hosting a FREE public skate with music, the KFUN cruiser, treats, giveaways and our Skate Through Summer grand prize draw!!
*regular public skating rules and regulations apply.
*maximum 200 skaters, please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Don't miss a chance to see Princess and Star Wars characters TOGETHER here at Snyder's Farm, September 16th & 17th. All characters will be visiting the farm between 11 am till 2 pm. The Farm will be open 10 am until 5 pm.
No additional charge for this awesome party, just regular Farm admission.

September 17
Food Truck Fam Jam (Formerly the Outlaw Food Truck Picnic) happening on Sunday September 17th from Noon-7pm at Civic Centre Park.(That’s the one up by KPL, KWAG, CITS)
School of Rock performing throughout the day – which should be awesome!
a license area and ton of cool family/kid activities being provided by Children’s Art Factory in Guelph.
Also, they partnering with St.Mary’s Hospital Foundation, with donations being collected on site, and some trucks donating a portion of their sales too

Experience curling first hand at Galt Curling Club's Youth Learn to Curl Clinics. FREE for 6 to 16 year olds!
1:00 to 3:00pm
We have equipment for everyone to use at the club, but please come with helmet, gloves, and a smile! If your child has fun, we have a great Little Rocks program that runs weekly on Sundays and we'd love to see your little ones out there.

September 20
Campfire @ Waterloo Public Square 8pm Bring a blanket or your favourite hoodie and head uptown!
Gather around the campfire with friends and neighbours for music, food, fire and more!

September 22
United Way Race Around The Region
How well do you know your community? Join us for Race Around the Region to take on the challenge!
Sign-up with a team of up to five people to participate! Your team will be asked to make stops around the region where you will complete a fun task and learn more about what United Way does in each community. Once your team has completed its course, you will be directed to the surprise rally location for one final challenge. Here you will help us kick off the 2017 Campaign in style- with a BBQ lunch.

Not interested in the race itself? Join us for lunch and Campaign rally instead! Cheer on the teams in their final competition, and help crown the winner of the first "Race Around The Region."
When: September 22, 2017
Time: Race to begin at 10:30am with the BBQ Rally to follow at 12:00pm.
Race Team Cost: $100
Campaign Rally Cost: Complimentary

Register at

September 22-24
Drumbo Fall Fair

Milton Fall Fair

September 22-25
Stratford Fall Fair

September 23
Harvest Festival kicks off in the Kitchener Market Marketplace with two great cooking demos by ChefD!
10 am: Fall soups and stews - Autumn leaves are swirling down; the air is starting to feel crisp and frosty! Warm up to a bowl of homemade soup or stew using one of the fabulous recipes you will learn in this cooking demonstration with ChefD.
11 am: Local wine and cheese - We continue our celebration of autumn harvest with a wine and cheese pairing class featuring Kitchener Market vendors Pillitterri Estates Winery, Mickey McGuire's Cheese and River's Edge Goat Dairy. If you want to learn more about wine and cheese pairings, this is the class for you!
also have craft activities for kids hosted by Art Shine and face painting by Bre Creative!

Cambridge International Festival
Come celebrate the cultural diversity of Cambridge with us at the 4th Annual Cambridge International Festival.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy Interactive Performances, Cultural food, crafts and much more....
Open for all!! Free PARKING...FREE ADMISSION
Wheel Chair Accessible.

September 23-24
Who doesn't love to meet their favorite superhero, no matter what age you are!
Come play with the superheros at Snyder's Family Farm. 4 of your Favourite Superheros will be here 11 am till 2 pm September 23rd and 24th. The Farm will be open 10 am until 5 pm.
No additional charge for this awesome party, just regular Farm admission, for which tickets can be bought on-line or on-farm.

September 24
Experience curling first hand at Galt Curling Club's Youth Learn to Curl Clinics. FREE for 6 to 16 year olds!
1:00 to 3:00pm
We have equipment for everyone to use at the club, but please come with helmet, gloves, and a smile! If your child has fun, we have a great Little Rocks program that runs weekly on Sundays and we'd love to see your little ones out there.

September 27
Local Brews & Fall Food - Sept. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fall has arrived! Cozy up with a local brew and comfort food. Our chef will be teaching some classic fall favorites that you can easily make at home. Register at

September 28
For those with older teen kids that enjoy horror films – Outdoor movie Poltergeist @ Waterloo Park - sunset

Sept 30
Fresh Fuel 4 School: Meal Prep 4 Kids Launch @ Kitchener Market w/ Movember KW! FREE EVENT!

September 29-October 1
Culture Days events around KW – see the list of locations at

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

All Aboard As We Check Out The Toronto Railway Museum – Media Coverage

Last week we spent the day in Toronto. We started out at the CNE and before we finished the day at the Blue Jays game, we stopped for a tour of the Toronto Railway Museum.  This museum lets you step back in time while being in the heart of the attraction area of Toronto.  Situated across from Ripley’s Aquarium and steps from the CN TOWER and Rogers Centre, the Toronto Railway Museum is a must do for those visiting the area.  We were lucky enough to be given a behind the scenes tour of the museum to share with our readers!  See why we think your family will enjoy visiting this museum and you too might get nostalgic for a simpler time.

Back to The Past

The Toronto Railway Museum packs a lot into their space! Their displays give you a rich sense of history by looking everywhere from the walls to the display cases and for those who are longtime residents of Kitchener Waterloo you will recognize the name NCR on this ticket register!


After checking out the museum pieces Diane headed to the train conductor simulator. Diane’s uncle drove trains so it must run in the family!

After the indoor tour, we headed outside to learn about the locomotives.

Making the Rounds at The Roundhouse

You may not know this but the Toronto Railway Museum is a working Roundhouse! While the trains don’t really leave the railway yard, they do use the roundhouse tracks to move the trains around.  Each of the trains we explored had their own story and were in the process of being restored to their original glory.  We learned about the history of each train and where in ran when it was in operation.  The tour was educational and it was so fun to climb aboard all the train cars. To see all the pictures we took, click the image below.

Who knew that the switches could be an experience all on their own?!?!?

Switching gears literally @ The #toronto #RailwayMuseum

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GO Transit Celebrates 50 Years of GO Trains

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of GO TRANSIT. To commemorate this occasion GO has an original train car on display at the Toronto Railway Museum this year. 
We felt like we travelled through time as we boarded this train car.  We couldn’t get over how roomy it was!


The Mini Train Provides Maximum Enjoyment

After hopping on and off trains it was time to tour the railway yard by train, mini train that is.  Take a look at how fun this leisurely trip around the area is.

The final destination of our mini train ride was the gift shop!  How fun is this conductor hat I got? Perhaps I should be a train conductor this Halloween?!?!

Plan Your Trip to The Toronto Railway Museum

Please note that this tourist attraction is weather dependent for some areas (IE mini train) of the train yard, and the museum’s hours of operation change by season.  Also remember this was a special behind the scenes tour so you may not be able to explore all the trains the way we did.

May – June (weather and track permitting)
Sat. – Sun.
12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m
Mid-June – Labour Day Weekend
12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m
September – October (weather and track permitting)
Sat. – Sun.
12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m

Admission to the museum is $5.00 for those 14 and older, and $3.00 for children under 14. The Miniature Train ride tickets are a separate fee and are $3.50 for those 14 and older, and $2.50 for children under 14.

For more information about the Toronto Railway Museum visit these links

Have you been to the Toronto Railway Museum or do you plan to visit it soon? Let us know how you enjoyed it!

We Are Hooked On The CNE Canadian National Exhibition #CNE2017 – Media Coverage

Whenever someone says Lets Go To The Ex you know we won’t disagree! Every year we go to the Canadian National Exhibition to provide media coverage, we have new experiences!

This time we even became part of the show!

Diane was called up to be part of the Double Vision Magic Show


Then we took the tram around the Exhibition Grounds and happened to run into a DINOSAUR!

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On our way to the Oh Canada! Aerial Acrobatics & Ice Skating Show!  we ran into Shawn Hook! You may remember that I met him a few years back at Maxwell’s in Waterloo

We ran into #ShawnHook!!!! #hooksters #CNE #cne2017 #mediacoverage

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He even added some great tips for our photo to ensure we had the midway and CN Tower in the back ground. 
Had we not already had Blue Jays tickets for that night (as you can tell by our T-Shirt choices for the day), we would have gone to see Shawn Hook and Virginia To Vegas perform at the CNE Bandshell that night as I enjoyed both of their concerts when they each performed in Waterloo.

We stopped to take in lots of exhibits and explored the themed buildings at the CNE.

Our last stop of the day was the Oh Canada! Aerial Acrobatics & Ice Skating Show! We always make sure we don’t miss the Ice show at the Ricoh Coliseum every year! This year featured Elvis Stojko along with an amazing cast of figure skaters and acrobats.


As you can see we are HOOKED on the CNE and cannot wait for new experiences next year! Click on the image below to see all of our pics from the 2017 Canadian National Exhibition.