Saturday, April 30, 2022

Free Comic Book Day on the First Saturday in May - Participating Locations in the Kitchener Waterloo Area #FCBD22


I have always been a fan of Free Comic Book Day! It is a great day to see what is buzzing in your community.  When I first heard of Free Comic Book Day I thought it was a day that comic book stores got rid of old comic books that didn't sell. BOY WAS I WRONG!

What Is Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day is when comic companies such as Marvel and DC Comics giveaway limited edition Comics made especially for this yearly event. It takes place on the first Saturday in May annually.

Check out this year's list in the video below or head to

There is something for every age group and every store seems to have a different selection. It is almost like a treasure hunt!

Free Comic Book Day takes place at most comic book stores and some retail book stores. Check your local listings for comic book stores to see if they take part in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.  Here are the Kitchener Waterloo Area Comic Book retailers that are participating this year

93 Ontario St S
Kitchener, ON, N2G1X5
(519) 570-0873

32 King Street North
Waterloo, ON, N2J2W8
(519) 886-4267

J and J Cards And Collectables
230 Weber Street North
Waterloo, ON, N2J3H4
(519) 725-0443

124 Bishop Street North
Unit 14
Cambridge, ON, N3H2K1
(519) 653-4460

55 Wyndham St N
Unit T-19B
Guelph, ON, N1H7T8
(519) 763-5544

987 Gordon St.
Guelph, ON, N1G4W3
(519) 265-4552

If none of those locations are near you then make sure to visit the Free Comic Book Day Store Locator Page

If you know of a local retailer participating in Free Comic Book Day that is not on this list, make sure to leave it in the comment section of the post!

Make sure to come back after you did your Free Comic Book Day run and let us know which comics you received!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Celebrate Earth Week with Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go

There are lots of ways to celebrate Earth Week. You can help with a local community clean-up (see April 23rd on our local list), upcycle items into a craft project or find ways to reduce waste. Those are just some of the eco-friendly ways families can mark Earth Week.  We think that teaching children about stewardship and protecting the environment at an early age is the best way to go. Another great way is for them to learn from their favourite characters, and this week Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go provides some great episodes to do just that.

Knowledge Kids has curated a new Earth Week focused episode to air each day this week of their new animated original series Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go. The episodes are available free and commercial free on the Knowledge Kids app and website The episodes centre around time in nature and teach lessons on being good stewards to the environment. 




Broadcast Premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

A bark for help leads the Adventure Rangers to a sea lion trapped on a rock. Can Luna,

Chip and Inkie work together as a team, or is this sea lion going to stay stuck?


Broadcast Premiere: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

When the Rangers take the Mini-Moosers on a camping hike, Chip is eager to get to

their destination so they can start having fun. But will he miss all the amazing sights and

sounds along the way?

MARKED CRABSENT - 🌎 Earth Week 🌎

Broadcast Premiere: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Mr. Crumple’s pet crab, Herman, has gone missing and Luna, Chip and Inkie are on the

case! It seems like the Adventure Rangers are asking the right questions but are they

listening to the answers?

OCTO GAL - 🌎 Earth Week 🌎

Broadcast Premiere: Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

Inkie figures the best way to solve a sticky situation is to do whatever her hero, Octogal,

would do. But when the Rangers need to help a lost baby whale, she discovers that she

has superpowers of her very own.


Broadcast Premiere: Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Knowledge Kids App & website premiere: Monday, April 18th, 2022

The Adventure Rangers and their neighbors are overwhelmed by a leaping, hopping

and croaking frog-vasion! Can Luna, Chip and Inkie find out why the croakers are here

or will Eagle Creek end up turning into Frogtown?

Monday, April 18, 2022

Get the Girls for the 2022 National Women’s Show - COUPON CODE, plus a Chance to Win a Pair of Passes to the Event

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary passes to this year's event, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win a pair of ADMISSION PASSES TOO! Enter the contest at the end of this post! 

Are You Ready for The Ultimate Girl's Day Out? 
As Official Bloggers For The National Women's Show we are thrilled to announce the return of the National Women's Show to Toronto, Ontario, Canada!
To make the news even more special we have a COUPON CODE FOR OUR READERS.

Regular Admission is $15 (before fees) but with our code T2G22 you save $3 per ticket! 
Here is how to purchase tickets  
  • Head to and click TICKETS 
  • Select the number of tickets you are purchasing and click NEXT
  • A new window will open with a box for the DISCOUNT CODE. Type in T2G22 and click RECALCULATE
  • Then click scroll down to fill out the form and finish the payment process 
              NOTE in order to use our coupon code you must purchase your tickets online. 
              Now that you are registered, here are some of the fun ways you can spend your time at the event. 

              What You Can Expect at The National Women's Show 

              Each National Women’s Show Event is filled with a variety of experiences. 
              In the past, we have experienced makeoversfood and drink sampling, product demos, information seminars, celebrity stage talks and even got to meet Blue Jays Legend Joe Carter! 
              That’s not all. There are great exhibitors and lots of shopping to experience throughout the show. 

              Get The Girls
              Just like this Pitch Perfect scene, we think you should get your girls to bring the experience to a whole new level. 

              It would make a great MOTHER'S DAY GIFT TOO!


              Metro Toronto Convention Centre
              Friday, May 6, 2022: 10am – 7pm
              Saturday, May 7, 2022: 10am – 6pm
              Sunday, May 8, 2022: 10am – 5pm

              Enter to Win 
              Make sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a pair of passes to The National Women's Show 2022 In Toronto! The contest listed below (might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form) is for tickets only.  You must provide your own transportation.  Be sure to leave a comment with why you want to win tickets to the National Women’s Show!  
              a Rafflecopter giveaway

              Monday, April 11, 2022

              Set the Spark of Interest in the Performing Arts with Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy Summer Camps

              We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I did receive tickets for an upcoming Drayton Performance, but this just means I'm able to tell you about this amazing early bird offer!

              Now that spring is in the air, you need to start thinking about your summer plans.  Many families sign up their children for Day Camps across the region and we are thrilled to share a Summer Camp your kids are sure to enjoy. Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy is hosting Summer Camps. Each age group has its own show theme and every week is different. If more than one week is of interest there is a multi-week offer and for families with more than one child wanting to attend, there is a discount for that too! They even have an Early Bird Offer for those that register before April 15th. You can find that info at the end of this blog post.
              It sounds like a summer filled with friendship and fun for all.  We expect these spots to fill fast, so register now to avoid disappointment.

              It is a great way to spark your child's interest in the performing arts and perhaps one day you will see them in a video like this

              Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy is offering week-long Summer Camps. They give kids, youth, and teens a chance to have fun, meet new friends, and build skills while learning about blockbuster musical theatre shows!
              By studying a different, age-appropriate musical each week, participants will gain fundamental training in
              singing, movement, scene work, and more. Plus, they are offering an exciting “Introduction to Production” week for teens who want to learn more about making the magic behind the scenes.
              Family, Frequency and Early Bird pricing available!

              June 27 – July 1 Anne of Green Gables (Kids), Matilda (Youth), Bring It On (Teens)
              July 4 – 8 The Wizard of Oz (Kids), School of Rock (Youth), Mean Girls (Teens)
              July 11 – 15 Beauty and the Beast (Kids), Mary Poppins (Youth), The Prom (Teens)
              July 11 – 15 Introduction to Production (Teens)
              July 18 – 22 Shrek (Kids), 13: The Musical (Youth), Wicked (Teens)
              July 25– 29 The Little Mermaid (Kids), Seussical (Youth), Legally Blonde (Teens)
              Aug 1 – 5 Willy Wonka (Kids), Camp Rock (Youth), Mamma Mia! (Teens)
              Aug 8 – 12 Annie (Kids), Newsies (Youth), Be More Chill (Teens)

              EARLY BIRD OFFER
              Register before April 15 to be invited to attend the final dress rehearsal of Drayton Entertainment's production of Mama Mia!

              Saturday, April 9, 2022

              Sing 2 is a Cause for Celebration - Review and Giveaway

              We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I did receive a copy for review, but this just means I'm able to give away the film as a prize too! Enter the contest at the end of this post.

              Buster Moon and his band of theatrical performers are back and bigger than ever in Sing 2.  In the follow-up to the 2016 film Sing, all the characters you loved are ready to hit the big stage in the Entertainment Capital of the World! What they don't realize is that the road to the big leagues is a lot bumpier than they anticipated. Especially when Miss Crawly is behind the wheel!  

              via GIPHY

              Buster is up to his old tricks of promising what he may not be able to deliver on.  This time it recruit a former rock star to join his latest stage production.  When plans get complicated for each of these characters learns to lean on one another and find the confidence to believe in themselves.

              The new chapter in Illumination's smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet... all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There's just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world's most reclusive rock star--played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut--to join them

              We think this is a fantastic family film with lessons that you should always reach for your dreams and not let the negative thoughts of others stop you. It will have your whole gang dancing and singing along to songs from the 70s, 80s. 90s and recent hits. After watching the film you may want to celebrate and put on your own show.  To help with that, be sure to download the Sing 2 Activity Kit
              It is filled with planning ideas, colouring pages and activity sheets you can do with your own family of performers.

              For more information, follow these links
              Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @singmovie
              Hashtag: #Sing2

              ENTER TO WIN

              We Have Cause For Celebration Too!

              This month the Stuff to do With Your Kids in Kitchener Waterloo Facebook Group has hit 10,000 Members and to celebrate this milestone we have a giveaway for a Digital version of Sing 2!
              a Rafflecopter giveaway

              Monday, April 4, 2022

              Easter Events, Egg Hunt, KW Titans Games and more Events, Activities and Stuff to do in Kitchener Waterloo


              Please check all the links listed as info tends to change without our knowledge.  We also suggest you go through the full list as some activities require you to pre-register and many have limited spaces.  The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS

              Virtual Painting Classes from Artist's Palette Durham

              Michael's Free Online Crafting Classes

              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

              Cambridge Libraries Calendar 

              Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

              Joseph Schneider Haus events

              Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays

              Wellbeing Waterloo Region Calendar

              KW Adventure Walks

              Kitchener Market Events Calendar

              Breastfeeding Buddies @ Kitchener Market - Fridays at Noon

              Saturdays watch new episodes of Ukulele U with Kitchener's Isy

              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:​​​

              APRIL 2022 EVENTS

              Lutherwood Steps For Kids event merch is only available to order until April 19th The event takes place in May

              April 3, 2022

              Spring Shop and Egg Hunt at the Cambridge Newfoundland Club 11am-4pm
              April 4
              Knowledge Kids Lauches Luna, Chip and Inkie: Adventure Rangers Go INFO at

              April 5

              April 9
              Mickey's Marvelous Game Night 7pm $25 per family Online Event

              April 7
              Kitchener Musical Society Band: Amped Up at the Registry Theatre at 7pm. Info at

              April 8

              April 9, 2022
              Kids in the Kitchener at Kitchener Market cost $17.50 April 9 - Knife Skills 101 and Let's Cook Tacos Together! info at

              Schneider Haus Egg-stravaganza
              Event runs rain or shine. This event takes place entirely outdoors, please dress accordingly. The Historic Haus and galleries will be closed.
              Time Tickets available between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are for a 60 minute visit. Info

              Easter Chicks DIY Photos and Egg Hunt at Parkwood Gardens Church Guelph 9am-5:30pm Free to register at

              April 10
              9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
              Children under 12 Free when accompanied by a paying adult. Info at

              April 14
              Time to register for the Early Bird Bonus for the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy Summer Camps

              From Uptown Waterloo
              To help you get ready for Easter we've created a handy map of places Uptown where you can find all things Easter (and even a couple of businesses who will be giving away complimentary Easter treats)!
              You can find the map >> HERE <<

              April 15-18 Easter Egg Hunt for a Donut at en route for children 12 and under

              Good Friday
              April 15, 2022
              National Service Dogs Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs and Their Families. Info at then scroll down and pick Kitchener or Guelph for the local information

              Easter at Addie's in Saint George  (near Brantford)
              Take part in the festivities with crafts, games, vendors, a petting zoo, and egg hunts!

              CC Alexander's Easter Egg Hunt For The Kids in Brantford Good Friday, April 15th Noon-3pm

              April 16

              Easter Egg Hunt at Victoria Park Kitchener at 10:30am at the Gazebo from 519 Community Collective

              Egg Decorating at Kitchener Market 9am-11am (not a hunt, but Easter Egg family activity)

              Kids in the Kitchener at Kitchener Market cost $17.50 Focaccia Pizza and Veggie Sticks

              Easter Egg Hunt at Six Nations Chiefswood National Historic Site (Brant County) 10am

              Rockwood Nursery School Easter Egg Hunt at Rockmosa Park (15 mins from Guelph) Times vary by age group

              April 17
              HAPPY EASTER

              April 18
              Easter Egg Hunt at 1pm at the Mill Courtland Community Centre

              April 21

              April 22
              Happy Earth Day! Clean up your local park

              Pro Wrestling at the Registry Theatre

              April 23
              Make Every Day Earth Day at Weber Park 1-3pm

              Kids in the Kitchener at Kitchener Market cost $17.50 Creamy Tuscan Chicken Over Pasta

              Greenway-Chaplin Community Clean-Up Event in Cambridge

              KW Scavenger Hunt in Uptown Waterloo on the 23rd of April in Waterloo.  This event is to help with the funding of Service Dogs and the specialized training involved for people with disabilities.   
              Proceeds go to Partners With Paws.
              Cost is 20.00 for 2 adults, children welcome with their adult.
              Prizes, discounts, food and fun, while spending time in the great Uptown Waterloo. 

              Shelter Movers Fundraiser - Trivia Night on Zoom 7:30pm. Tickets at

              April 30

              LOOKING AHEAD
              Lutherwood's Steps for Kids Free Registration May 1-7, 2022

              Take 26,000 steps for 26,000 kids!

              one step at a time…

              Why 26,000 steps?

              There are over 26,000 kids living in Waterloo Region who are struggling with their mental health. That is one in five kids, and those are pre-pandemic numbers. There are more young people facing mental health challenges than ever before, but you can help.

              This Children's Mental Health Week, your steps will count more than ever.

              Lutherwood's 2022 Steps for Kids takes place May 1-7 2022.

              Join us from your local neighbourhoods, parks or trails to show your support and raise funds and awareness for children's mental health. Funds raised through this event will directly support programming at Lutherwood's Children Mental Health Centre and Safe Haven Youth Services.

              Register as an individual or create a team to maximize the fun! Teams can participate together or apart and combine their distances to complete the challenge – whatever works best for you! When registering, be sure to visit the STEPS STORE and check out our awesome merch only available for a limited time.

              Participate however you prefer! – walk, run, wheel, or row your boat!

              Choose your challenge: The 2022 Steps for Kids has three different distance challenges to pick from -choose one or do all three! (Did you know that 26,000 steps are approximately 20 kilometers?) The goal is distance, not speed – take your time, you have a whole week!