Monday, December 20, 2021

Take a Break from it all with The Addams Family 2

This is the time of year for you to slow down, take a break and enjoy the holidays.  The Addams Family decided to take a break from it all too.  Join the Addams Family as they hit the road for a holiday in The Addams Family 2!  

Morticia (Charlize Theron) and Gomez (Oscar Isaac) are distraught that their children are growing up, skipping family dinners, and totally consumed with “scream time.” To reclaim their bond, they decide to cram Wednesday (ChloĆ« Grace Moretz), Pugsley (Javon 'Wanna' Walton), Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll) and the crew into their haunted camper and hit the road for one last miserable family vacation. What could possibly go wrong?

Are you ready to join in their latest family fun adventure? Catch The Addams Family 2 now on Digital and coming to Blu-Ray and DVD next month.


For more info, visit these links
Facebook:  @meettheaddams
Twitter:  @meettheaddams
Instagram:  @meettheaddams
# AddamsFamily2

What hilarious antics do you think The Addams Family will get up to in The Addams Family 2? Let us know in the comments!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Lets You Show Off Your Inner Superhero - Prize Pack Giveaway

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets to attend this experience, but this just means we're able to tell you all about it and giveaway a prize pack too! Enter the contest at the end of this post. 

In October we were invited to visit Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and as you may remember we really enjoyed the experience. The immersive exhibit let us interact with the Avengers and feel like we were superheroes ourselves.

The Instagrammable, must-see exhibition features multiple rooms dedicated to your favourite Avengers characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Black Widow, The Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and more. Along with getting up-close-and-personal with original props and costumes straight from the big screen, guests are invited to:
Revel in awe at Iron Man’s “Hall of Armour”
Explore Bruce Banner’s lab, providing insights into the mind of the mean, green, rage-machine called the Hulk
Gain access to Captain America’s “Top Secret” personnel file
Inspect Black Widow’s arsenal of high-tech weapons
Learn about the “Super Soldier Serum” that transformed Steve Rogers in Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger
Witness Captain America’s legendary shield up-close
Experience the Kingdom of Wakanda in the Black Panther exhibit
And so much more!

As you can see in the video above, Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. has lots of Health and Safety protocols in place.  There are social distancing floor decals, capacity limits, diligent cleaning, and contactless payment in the gift shop.  To learn more about their Health and Safety procedures, you can see the dedicated page on their website. You can also visit the Yorkdale Capacity Centre page to see how close the mall is to capacity.

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Tickets are a Great Gift

Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. is on until January 9, 2022, which means you can give them as gifts for the recipients to use over the Holiday Break.  Visit for all the up-to-date information and to purchase tickets.
We have something else that might make a great gift too! See our latest Instagram Reel

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Celebrate Christmas with an American Underdog - Run of Engagement Ticket Giveaway

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary tickets to the advance screening of this film, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win a pair of tickets too (for Run of Engagement)! Enter the contest at the end of this post.

Football movies are some of my favourites, especially the ones that are based on True Life events.  Some of my all-time faves are Remember the Titans, Rudy and The Blind Side.  This Christmas I will have another one to add to my list.  The story of Kurt Warner is coming to the big screen in the film American Underdog.  This sports biography will inspire you just as Kurt did for so many, as he rose to the challenge to make it to the NFL after several setbacks. Now you can relive the experience of Kurt Warner's sports career and all the accolades bestowed on him in American Underdog which opens in theatres on Christmas Day.

AMERICAN UNDERDOG tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi – SHAZAM!, Chuck), who went from a stock boy at a grocery store to a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. The film centers on Warner’s unique story and years of challenges and setbacks that could have derailed his aspirations to become an NFL player – but just when his dreams seemed all but out of reach, it is only with the support of his wife, Brenda (Academy Award® winner Anna Paquin – THE PIANO), and the encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates that Warner perseveres and finds the strength to show the world the champion that he already is inside. AMERICAN UNDERDOG is an uplifting story that demonstrates anything is possible when you have faith, family, and determination.

To learn more about this film, visit

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The KW Titans are set to Set it Off with a Player Signing and a New-Look League

March 12, 2020 was the day the KW Titans stopped playing. That was the day that Covid-19 really sunk in for me.  It was later announced that the team would be taking a year off.  Now the KW Titans are poised to play in 2022 with a "new-look" league, and I couldn't be more excited.  The National Basketball League of Canada has partnered with The Basketball League for a Canada/USA season. Tickets go on sale to the General Public THIS SATURDAY, December 18th, and to kick things off, the KW Titans have signed their first player.

Tyrrel Tate has played professionally in both North America and Internationally. Learn more about Tyrrell at

With the first player signing in place, a new General Manager and a new Head Coach, the KW Titans are set to set it off! 

Make sure to support local Professional Basketball by ordering your KW Titans tickets this weekend.

Find all the games and ticket info at

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Have you attended any KW Titans games or plan to? Let us know in the comments!

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Knowledge Kids is Streaming Free Holiday Episodes of Paw Patrol, Wild Kratts and More Right Now

First we told you about the Knowledge Kids Fall Line UpThen we told you about Knowledge Kids Halloween Specials. Now we have more great news from Knowledge Kids! They are celebrating the Festive Season with 38 Holiday Specials
streaming now until December 30th! See your favourite characters from Paw Patrol, Shaun the Sheep, Wild Kratts and more celebrate the holidays!

Knowledge Kids is a free app and streaming service available throughout Canada, made by Knowledge Network - the credible and trusted British Columbia public broadcaster. This season, find your holiday cheer in one place, streaming from December 1st until the 30th

Find these specials on the Knowledge Kids Website and App (listed alphabetically)

*16 Hudson: A 16 Hudson Christmas Tree
*Abby Hatcher: A Very Fuzzly Christmas
*Christmas Orange; The
*Click, Clack, Moo: Christmas at the Farm
*Creative Galaxy Christmas Memories
*Creative Galaxy First Christmas
*Dragon: Dragon's Christmas Hats 
*Dragon: Dragon's Merry Christmas 
*Floogals: Project Christmas Tree 
*Genius Genie Falling Star Christmas
*Genius Genie Popcorn Christmas
*Gigantosaurus: The Shortest Day/Mazu's Comet 
*The Highway Rat
*If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie 
*Luna, Chip & Inkie in The Festival of Wishes
*Luna's Christmas Around the World 
*Mimi and the Mountain Dragon
*Molang: A Beautiful Christmas Tree 
*Molang: At the Elves' House
*Molang: The Christmas Choir 
*Molang: The Christmas Tree
*Molang: The Snowman
*Paw Patrol: Pups Save a Bah Humdinger
*Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas
*Paw Patrol: The Pups Winter Wonder Show
*Shaun the Sheep:The Flight Before Christmas
*The Snail and the Whale
*Snowy Day; The
*Stick Man
*Stinky & Dirty Show!; The Sleigh Riders
*Stinky & Dirty Show!; The Snow Problem  
*Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas

-Genius Genie Christmas
-Kate and Mim-Mim A Christmas Wish
-Molang: Santa
-Molang: The Hobgoblins Christmas
-Ruff Ruff Tweet Dave Christmas Adventure
-Sweet Tweets Jingle Bells

Catch them before December 30th.  It is a great way to get your family into the Holiday Spirit!
Which shows do you plan to watch? Let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December 2021, Christmas Events, Holiday Activities and lots of Stuff to do in the Kitchener Waterloo Area


As always, we suggest you go through the links now, as MANY EVENTS require you to pre-register, and often the info will change without our knowledge.

If you are new to our list, the top part is ongoing activities and the eBlast portion further down has date-specific events.  We have a great mix of outdoor and online suggestions for you.


Looking for new things to do with your child? Do you think your child would enjoy participating in science? If your child is between the ages of 3-7, they are eligible to sign-up for an online study with researchers at the University of Waterloo. Participation is free and the studies are quite fun for children! Children get a certificate at the end and a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. A typical session involves a 25-minute Zoom video call with their researchers. If you would like to sign-up, please visit If you have any questions, please email

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit

YMCA Virtual Events

KPL Calendar

WPL Calendar

Region of Waterloo Library Calendar

Cambridge Libraries Calendar 

City of Waterloo Museum Activities

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

Joseph Schneider Haus events

Woodside National Historical Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays

KW Adventure Walks

Kitchener Rangers Schedule

In this unique Preschool Music Program, we learn all about Rhythm & Melody, PLUS children learn how to read Bars of music, make their own Bars of music and read Notes in a Scale on the Staff!
Come try it out! One Month Free!

After the free trial, if you are interested in signing up, classes start from $350 depending on Program purchased, Program Time purchased and age of your child. Do you have questions? Book a free Zoom Call to ask all about it! 

Are you ready to jump on in for the Month's Trial, Click here:

 The Giggle Mat is a brand new children's show! 

Come visit Dizzy, Mr. Purpleman, Miss Kate and Uncle PJ as they discover, explore and express themselves in the amazing world around them through stories, music, dance, crafts, juggling, magic, laughs and more!"Like" on Facebook:​​​Website:

December Event List eBlast

Now until January 
Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.

Now-December 10
Letters to Santa
Letters to Santa are back at Waterloo Public Library, and just in time for the holidays! From Monday, November 8 until Friday, December 10, you can drop off your letter to Santa at any WPL location and he’ll write back. Visit for more details.

Now-January 2
Castle Kilbride Christmas Events. Various dates and times

Now-December 23

Aboard the North Star Experience Train @ Conestoga Mall

This immersive 3D sound and light show (lasting about 10 minutes) will be an unforgettable family experience. Taking your seat on the train and looking out the window, you will be immersed in a whole new world full of magnificent scenery…
As the sun sets and the moon rises, the spirit of the season comes out to play while they guide the train through a winter wonderland. Mountains, valleys, villages and oceans flash by as we approach the North Pole, all against a stunning background of the Northern Lights. At the end of the trip, you will finally get to meet… Santa Claus in 3D! Leaving the train, you’ll complete your adventure by taking a photo with the virtual Santa Claus, filling your head with lasting memories.

Now-December 24

Benjamin's Tree Farm

Gift of Lights at Bingemans begins!

December 1
NORAD Tracks Santa Online

December 2-5

Christkindl Market is Various locations this year

December 3
Mill-Courtland Community Centre
Join the BOTS Family on Friday, Dec 3rd for the last event of the year. The BOTS Teen Fun Night! It'll be an evening full of activities, discussion and fun!
Open for teens ages 13 to 19. Register now to save your spot!
*Proof of COVID Vaccine required*

Uptown Tree Lighting

On Friday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m., join Santa, Mayor Jaworsky, Ward 7 Councillor Bonoguore, Emcee Angie Hill and the BIA for the annual Holiday Tree lighting ceremony at Waterloo Public Square. Also included is live music by the band “Just Fine.” Masks and physical distancing for the event are encouraged. For those not able to attend in person, tune in to the BIA’s Facebook page at 7:00 pm to watch the lighting virtually.

December 3-4 
Drive-Thru Nativity in Paris Ontario at Braeside Camp

December 3-5
Uptown Winter Wonderland (previously called Holiday Hop ‘N’ Shop) will begin on Friday, December 3rd and run until Sunday, December 5th with 25+ businesses taking part by offering special promotions, handouts, sales and events. An easy-to-follow map can be found HERE with all the details. Watch for fun, pop-up street performances throughout the weekend, as well.

December 4
Free Clay Kits at City of Waterloo Museum @ Conestoga Mall

Merry Market at Steckle Farm Noon-4pm, Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo, Magic Show & more. Info at

Christmas Fantasy at Victoria Park Kitchener begins

December 5
Santa's Dance Party - For kids will be at Tapestry Hall in Cambridge, ON on Sunday, December 5, 2021.Doors Open at 9:00AM , and the Show Starts at 9:30AM . Santa's Dance Party - For kids includes Ballon artist and Hot Chocolate, Dance Party WIth Santa and His Elves, Photo with Santa, Photo on the Swing in Candy Land, Lettesr to Santa Activity Station, Candy Cane Christmas Ornament Creation Station, Pinata Zone, Bar for the Parents, . Tapestry Hall is located at 74 Grand Ave S, Cambridge, ON.
Tickets at

December 11
Free Clay Kits at City of Waterloo Museum @ Conestoga Mall

Join Santa for a festive virtual visit on December 11th at 10:45 am. Santa invites you to join the fun as he tells stories and leads holiday singalongs. Get the milk and cookies ready and be part of the holiday magic.

Do you have questions for Santa? He’ll be coming prepared to answer them. His helpful Elf will guide us along with all of your questions, just like Rudolph guides Santa’s sleigh!

All registrants will receive an email on Friday, December 10th with a link to the Zoom meeting for Storytime with Santa on Saturday, December 11th. Register at

One Day Outdoor In-person Market in Cambridge
Sat Dec 11, 2021, 9 am to 3 pm - outside Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St
For those who enjoy an onsite shopping experience, the Cambridge Christmas Market will have a one-day, outdoor event outside City Hall (50 Dickson St) on Saturday, Dec. 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The outdoor market will also feature live entertainment and food trucks. Residents attending the in-person market are reminded to follow all public heath guidelines and shop safely.

Entertainment Schedule
9:00 am –  Salvation Army Band

10:00 am – Sammy Duke Music

11:00 am – Just Sing

12:00 pm – Team T&J

1:00 pm – Panwaves Steel Band

2:00 pm – Girlfriends

Santa Claus Drive-Thru at Old Marina Restaurant. Info TBD

Woodside National Historic Site - Outdoor King Family Christmas. Registration Info

December 12

A Christmas Messiah (Part 1 and the Hallelujah Chorus)
St Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 54 Benton St, Kitchener  

Elizabeth Lepock And Rebecca McKay, sopranos, Jennifer Enns Modolo, alto,
Steve Surian, tenor, Richard Hrytzak, bass

Tickets $35 adults, $20 students, $10 teens and under 12
available now via Eventbrite – choose which performance

St. Peter's Annual Community Christmas Concert at 3pm
About this event
Join special guests Kendra Dyck, soprano, Amanda Wilhelm, alto, Matt Wilhelm, tenor and Eric Tanguay, bass along with instrumentalists Julie Baumgartel, violin and James Mason, oboe, all led by Music Director Peter Nikiforuk as we celebrate the season, a return to in-person events. Please bring non-perishable food items with you to support the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

Proof of full vaccination and photo ID required for all attendees 12 and older. All attendees must wear masks. Register at

December 16-28
Sparkles in the Park - Christmas Light Drive-Thru at Guelph Riverside Park

December 17-19 
Miracle of 34th St in Paris Ontario

December 18
Storybook Events Launch Party
A Family-Friendly Holiday Extravaganza!
Event Location: 
14 Shaftsbury Dr. Kitchener, ON
Event Time: 
11am-3pm (Drop in, suggested time limit of 45 minutes per family, to allow others to participate).
Join us for an incredible day full of family fun! It's Storybook Events' official Launch Party -- and it's TOTALLY FREE! Some of the fun activities we have planned: 
Appearances from all your favourite characters!
(Find out who's coming by following us on social media!)
Craft and colouring stations
Games and activities (both outdoors and indoors)
Free professional photos with Santa! 
$5 Face Painting
Loot Bags for the first 100 kids
And more!  Register at

December 20-22

Santa @ Boma Learning Centre. Registration info at

December 31 
New Year's Eve Celebration in the Square @ Waterloo Public Square
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on December 31, 2021
Join us for a family-friendly skate night in Waterloo Public Square
to welcome in the new year 

New Year's Skate in Cambridge
4-8pm at 640 Ellis Rd 
The family-favourite New Year’s Eve skate is back and will be offering in-person skating. Skating will run on two rinks and will include one family friendly rink and a rink with dimmed lighting and top 40 music.
Pre-registration is required and will open one week prior to the event (Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 a.m.). Proof of vaccination will be required for anyone entering the facility as per provincial regulations

Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Happy Crab Book Teaches Children to be Selfless with the help of a Shellfish - Review and Giveaway

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive a complimentary copy of this book for review, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win one too! Enter the contest at the end of this post.

The Crustacean that is Crushing It!

As the story of The Happy Crab opens we meet a curious crab that travels the seas, finds treasures and makes new friends.  You could say this little crustacean is truly crushing it.  He knows that life is good.

Sometimes you come across Rocky Waters and decisions need to be made

One day the crab is mistaken for an empty shell and is pulled from the water by a young boy. When the boy discovers the crab inside he must make a big decision. The shellfish hopes that the young child will decide not to be selfish and instead be selfless and return him to the sea. He knows that is where he is happiest.

The Happy Crab Book Makes a Great Gift

With vibrant images and easy-to-understand lessons, The Happy Crab illustrated book will make a great gift this holiday season.  Your family will learn the importance of curiosity, the feelings of friendship, the security of home and how acts of kindness can make a big difference. This story is based on the true-life events of the authors Layla Palmer, Kevin Palmer and their son Steevenson
and what took place when they found a beautiful shell.  As you see in my Reel below, The Happy Crab has me feeling happy too!

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Thanks to a partnership with Graf-Martin Communications, we are able to giveaway a copy of The Happy Crab to a lucky reader! Enter for a chance to win below.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Celebrate Christmas the way that the King Family would have at Woodside National Historic Site - Enter to Win


Right here in Kitchener Ontario Canada lies the childhood home of Sir William Lyon Mackenzie King. Yes, Canada’s 10th Prime Minister, who graces the Canadian $50 bill, lived in Kitchener! His home is known as Woodside National Historic Site.

During the Christmas season, they provide visitors a look into past holiday traditions. For this year, Woodside National Historic Site will be having its first-ever Outdoor King Family Christmas Adventure!

Celebrate Christmas the way that the King Family Would Have

The Outdoor King Family Christmas Adventure has something for everyone! 
Warm yourselves by the fire with some cozy refreshments as you enjoy, caroling, storytelling, games and more in this interactive adventure presented by members of the King Family household. Fun for all ages!

It will feel like you traveled to Christmas past. Find all the info at

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With limited time slot availability, you need to reserve your tickets now to avoid disappointment! The event lasts for one hour.

Tickets for December 11, 2021 

  • Tickets are $7.80 per person, children 5 and under are free!
  • Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.
  • Timed slots are 6:00/6:30/7:00/7:30 and tickets are limited.
  • For tickets please email at: woodsideontario@pc.gc.caPlease include your name, how many tickets you would like and a contact phone number and Woodside National Historic Site will get back to you.

This is an outdoor experience so please dress accordingly.

COVID Protocols: This is an outdoor event and we have a limited number of tickets per slot. Social Distancing and mask are encouraged.

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We think this family event will be enjoyed by all! In fact, we are so excited that we have a FOUR PACK TICKETS to give away to one of our readers to attend the 6:00 pm timeslot of the Outdoor King Family Christmas Adventure. Enter below
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