Monday, August 29, 2022

Minions: The Rise of Gru on Digital - Get Set for Gru and his Minions to Take Over a Screen Near You! Activity Kit and Colouring Sheets

Get set for the Gru and his Minions as they plan to take over screens everywhere with the Digital Release on August 30th of Minions: The Rise of Gru.

To help you get ready we have a Minions: The Rise of Gru Activity Kit
It includes Colouring Pages, a Maze, a Recipe and more!

It will be fun for the whole family and will have everyone excited for the film's release as the Despicable Me universe expands in this Minions sequel.


Synopsis: In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making back-up from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto - a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please - deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons, and pull off their first missions.

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Stay tuned for more Minions: The Rise of Gru content coming soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Drayton Entertainment's It Runs in the Family is Exactly What the Doctor Ordered to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Last week I attended the Opening Night of It Runs in the Family at the Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge Ontario.  Once inside the theatre you noticed that The Mattamy Auditorium had some strange scenery.  There were snowflakes projected on the curtains and there were Christmas Carols playing over the audio system.  This was to transport the audience to St. Andrew's Hospital in the midst of the busy Christmas Season.  As the show begins we learn that Dr. Mortimore is about to give an important speech while the other Hospital staff are consumed by their regular duties as well as learning their parts for the Christmas Panto. This already confusing time is about to get a whole lot more chaotic as a nurse from Dr. Mortimore's past shows up unexpectedly.  She refuses to leave until she explains to him why his past transgressions are about to impact him, and if he doesn't do something soon the whole Hospital will be turned upside down.

Neurologists from around the world are gathering at St. Andrews Hospital to hear Dr. Mortimore deliver the prestigious Ponsonby Lecture, but his shady past is catching up with him at the most inopportune time.   It seems that Dr. Mortimore had a brief liaison with nurse Jane Tate many years ago – resulting in an enraged, illegitimate son who appears on the scene looking for the father he never knew.

Desperate to protect his reputation and keep his lusty libido hidden from his wife, Dr. Mortimore enlists the help of his colleague, the unassuming Dr. Hubert Bonney.  Unfortunately, the dynamic duo only succeeds in spinning a web of mayhem and madness that gets worse by the minute.

Little white lies soon grow into gigantic whoppers, and more and more characters get helplessly tangled in the series of ludicrously improbable events.  The story is structured like a house of cards, as it builds up with one frantic situation after another, but ultimately, it’s the audience that collapses – with laughter.

This British Farce is sure to tickle your funny bone! Director Alex Mustakas made sure of that.  In his opening remarks, he mentioned how we all deserved to laugh together again

Get Your Tickets Now
It Runs in the Family runs until August 28th so now is the time to grab your tickets

It Runs in the Family is on stage from August 11 to August 28 at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. Regular performance tickets are $53 for adults, $32 for youth under 20 years of age and $43 for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, by calling the Box Office at 519-621-8000 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or online at

Sunday, August 14, 2022

A Joyful Celebration Sets the Stage for Drayton Entertainment's Good Ol’ Country Gospel


Thursday night the Drayton Festival Theatre was transformed into the Little Brown Church for the opening of Good Ol’ Country Gospel.  This joyful celebration of music was opened with a tribute to the Drayton Entertainment Volunteers that give over 30,000 hours of time each season. As a theatre-goer, I appreciate how much time the volunteers contribute to the success of each production, and am thankful for their acts of volunteerism.

Once the show began, the performers transported the audience to a Southern Church filled with songs recorded by Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Elvis. The singers and musicians on stage each played an integral part in engaging the audience with their songs and stories from the Country Gospel genre of music. The show included solo performances, duets and even a harmony chorus! Good Ol’ Country Gospel will keep your hands clapping, your toes tapping and even your knees slapping with the addition of the humourous Church Bulletin updates.

“Packed with humour and heart, Good Ol’ Country Gospel is a fun-filled tribute to the beloved and enduring canon of gospel music,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment. “Audiences will be uplifted, inspired, and amazed by the depth of talent on stage.” 

Good Ol’ Country Gospel will take audiences on a spirited musical extravaganza that covers the gamut of gospel classics such as “Amazing Grace,” “I’ll Fly Away,” Peace in the Valley,” “When The Saints Go Marching In,” and many more – all with a country twist!

Grab Your Tickets Now 

Be sure to see the show in its limited run for the month of August in Drayton!

Good Ol’ Country Gospel is on stage from August 11 through August 28 at the Drayton Festival Theatre. Regular performance tickets are $53 for adults, $32 for youth under 20 years of age and $43 for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased in person at any Drayton Entertainment Box Office, by calling the Box Office at 519-638-5555 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or online at

Monday, August 1, 2022

Kidspark, Buskers, Outdoor Movies, Car Shows, Disney on Ice and More Events, Activities and Stuff to do in the Kitchener Waterloo Area - August 2022


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. Dates/Times and Prices Vary.

The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS (daily/weekly events) and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS

Swimming and Splashpads - Prices vary

Ira Needles Splashpad at The Boardwalk

Town of St. Marys SuperSplash

Attractions ONTARIO coupons for 2021

Max's Sportsworld

Early Years events on Zoom for registration info visit

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


Chicopee Tube Park - it looks like they are only doing Zip Lining this year
Mondays Show and Shine Car Show @ Partsource Highland Rd.

Open Tuesdays @ Steckle Farm

Pups and Poses Yoga Series Tuesdays @ Victoria Park

Free Zumba Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings in Williamsburg

Yoga in the Park Wednesday at Lunchtime @ Victoria Park Clock Tower

Yoga in the Park Wednesdays Evenings @ Victoria Park Clock Tower

Yoga in the Park Thursday Evenings @ Civic Centre Park (between KPL and Centre in the Square)

Uptown Night Market @ Waterloo Public Library

Salsa in the Square @ Waterloo Public Square Thursdays

Stroll Through Historic St. Jacobs Walking Tour - Thursdays and Sundays
FRIDAY to SUNDAY Events in Hespler Village until October What's On | Events | Hespeler Village BIA


August 1
Pirate Festival Guelph

August 1-6

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT The Sweet Delilah Swim Club in Waterloo at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

August 4
Outdoor Movie at Waterloo Park

August 4-7 
Kitchener Bluesfest
(Thursday night is a paid ticket event, Friday to Sunday is FREE)
Schedule (including Children's Stage)

Springworks w/Puppetworks in Stratford

August 5-7

August 6

Waterloo Warbirds Open House

August 7

August 9

August 10 (rescheduled July event)
Outdoor Movie from The Red Carpet Crew at 300 Gage Ave. Kitchener - Mary Poppins Returns

August 12
Outdoor Movie from The Davidson Realty Group & Storybook Events in Hewitt Park Kitchener - Spiderman No Way Home

August 12-14
Country Roots Music Festival in Burford (near Brantford)

August 12-14
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

August 13

eSports Summer Showdown Includes Kids Minecraft - Galt Arena Cambridge

August 17
Mix Week Mix Up at Max Becker Commons in the Williamsburg Neighbourhood

August 18
A Pop Up Picnic

Outdoor Movie at Waterloo Park

August 19
Outdoor Movie in New Hamburg
Spiderman No Way Home 

Concordia Club Cruise Night 

August 19-20

August 20-21 

August 21
KIDSPARK in Victoria Park Kitchener - this is one of the best FREE FAMILY FESTIVALS in the area!

THEMUSEUM (downtown Kitchener) hosts the Out of this World by KMSB

August 20-21 
Moparfest in New Hamburg

August 25

August 25-28
Waterloo Buskers Carnival Uptown Waterloo Schedule

August 27
RCMP Musical Ride in the Town of Erin (near Guelph) TICKETS 

August 28 
RCMP Musical Ride in Burford (near Brantford) TICKETS more info at

August 30-September 2
DISNEY ON ICE IN TORONTO - Use code M1MS22 to Unlock 20% savings! Full info at