Friday, October 28, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ways to Support Movember That Don't Require You to Grow a Moustache


Lisa McDonald and Diane Morgan, the Co-Chairs of Movember KW are in their 13th year of Movember and have never needed to grow a moustache to support Men's Health.

"While we have definitely had face-painted and sticker moustaches in the past, sporting a moustache is only one of the ways to support Movember" - Lisa McDonald Co-Chair Movember KW

"A moustache is the symbol of Movember, but getting the word out in our community is what is most important to us" - Diane Morgan Co-Chair Movember KW

This year you can support Movember in the way that best suits you.  

- Move for Movember and join the 60 for 60 Challenge
- Go out for Dinner at East Side Marios
- Attend a Movember Themed Event and donate there

There are various Movember events in the area and the first starts today!

Local Movember Events 

October 28 - Kick Off Movember with the release of Pencil Thin Lager at Wellington Brewery from 5-7pm

November 8 - Movember KW Co-Chair, Lisa McDonald will be speaking at Waterloo Brewing for Tampon Tuesday 6-8pm

November 18 - Movember KW will be at the Community Corner at the Kitchener Rangers Game

November 26 - Throw for the Mo Cornhole Tournament in Guelph at the Italian Canadian Club

December 8 - Vegas-style Magic Show with a portion of tickets sales donated to Movember (info TBD)

For more local Movember events, follow or join the #KWmov Fans and Participants Facebook Group

For all other information about MovemberKW contact Lisa McDonald at

Sunday, October 16, 2022

National Women's Show Discount and Giveaway for the Toronto Event in November 2022

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! 

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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 National Women's Show to Toronto, Ontario, Canada is happening November 4-6 2022!
To make the news even more special we have a COUPON CODE FOR OUR READERS.

The Lisa and Diane Savings

Regular Admission is $15 (before fees) but with our code LD22 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 LD22 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! 

              At the last event, we had our hair and makeup done and we learned to make Flower Crowns! 

              That’s not all. There are great exhibitors and lots of shopping to experience throughout the show. 

              November 2022 National Women's Show Info

              Metro Toronto Convention Centre
              South Building (Halls D & E)

              Friday, November 4, 2022 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
              Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
              Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

              For more info about the November 2022 National Women's Show in Toronto visit these links

              Enter to Win 
              Make sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a pair of passes to The National Women's Show Toronto in November 2022! 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!

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              Saturday, October 8, 2022

              Set the GPS for the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse to see Drayton Entertainment's Driving Miss Daisy

              As the seasons change, so do the Drayton Entertainment shows.  While heading to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse for the opening of Driving Miss DaisyI enjoyed the Fall Colours from my car window.  The red and orange leaves reminded me how quickly time passes, which is definitely a theme in Drayton Entertainment's latest production.

              Much like this past summer's The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, this play is about how unlikely friendships can evolve over time. It goes to show that no matter your background or current situation, there are many ways to find common ground and learn from one another. Driving Miss Daisy touches on issues like diversity, ageism, and social status. While these are serious topics, the play stays light with the three actors pushing each other's buttons and voicing their many frustrations through the years. See Miss Daisy tackle each annual season a bit differently, whether it be saving her daughter-in-law's Thanksgiving dessert near the beginning of the play, or savouring some Thanksgiving pie with her best friend from a nursing home in her later years.  Each scene shows how her life and attitude towards those closest to her are constantly changing.
               In mid-century Atlanta, an elderly widow named Daisy is determined to maintain her independence. But when she crashes her car and is deemed unfit to drive, her son insists on hiring a chauffeur – a driver named Hoke. Reluctant to accept help from anyone, Daisy and Hoke get off to a rocky start. Over the course of 25 years, the unlikely pair have plenty of time to explore each other's quirks and perks as they share amusing adventures and develop a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all of the societal boundaries placed between them.


              Get your tickets now and enjoy a leisurely drive to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.
              Tickets are available for purchase online at, in person at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Box Office, or by calling 1-855-372-9866

              Tuesday, October 4, 2022

              Thanksgiving Parade, Oktoberfest, Halloween and more October 2022 Events and Stuff to do in the Kitchener Waterloo Area


              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

              ONGOING IN OCTOBER

              Attractions ONTARIO coupons for

              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

              LAUNCH Waterloo offers free STEAM programs for kids! 6-week team-based, super fun programs introducing, exploring and engaging in all things coding, science, technology, climate and so much more. Learn more and sign up today

              Wellbeing Waterloo Region Calendar

              Kitchener Market Events Calendar


              STEM Coding with Three Apples Education

              Open Tuesdays @ Steckle Farm Open Tuesdays | Steckle Heritage Farm (until Oct 25)

              Musical Swings at Waterloo Public Square until October 19th

              OCTOBER 2022 EVENT LIST

              October 4-10
              Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show 

              October 4-5 

              October 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
              The City of Cambridge is pleased to once again be hosting the community Oktoberfest Lunch at City Hall. 
              All are welcome to attend this free public event, with donations to the Cambridge Food Bank encouraged. There will be a ceremonial keg tapping, Bavarian music, maypole raising, appearances by Onkel Hans and Tante Frieda and free Oktoberfest sausages.

              October 6-22
              Driving Miss Daisy at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Info at

              October 6-10 

              October 7-9
              KIDTOBERFEST at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener) 
              Perfect for kids aged 3-10, KIDtoberfest features traditional music and dancing, curriculum-based learning stations, and guided activities created in partnership with various local arts organizations.

              Event Hours:
              Friday, October 7 12p-7p
              Saturday, October 8 10a-4p
              Sunday, October 9 10a-4p

              Children ages 2 – 11 $10.00+HST
              Adults – Complimentary
              Children under 2 – Complimentary 
              *All passes include access to explore THEMUSEUM exhibit!

              PLEASE NOTE: This is a cashless event, only debit and credit are accepted!
              Children under 2 & Adults must “purchase” a complimentary ticket and must be have a minimum of (1) paid Child Admission in the order.  Admission valid for single day purchase.

              October 7-10

              October 8 
              National Service Dogs Walk for Paws
              Come join us Saturday for a 3.5 km group walk in Huron Natural Area in support of #nsdpawsinmotion! Everyone is welcome and it's free to join (donations are welcome).
              Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
              Where: 801 Trillium Dr, Kitchener, ON
              Check in : 10:00am-10:30am
              Start time : 10:30am-11:30am
              All participants who donate $20 or more will receive a free Paws in Motion T-shirt ($25 value)

              1001 Nights KW Symphony Kinderconcerts
              The KWS brass quintet in collaboration with a storyteller will recreate some of the many stories from the 1001 Nights and Sinbad’s sea adventures. Children and adults alike will be transported into the magical world of Sinbad and his many travels, encountering mystical lands and creatures through the music of Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged for brass quintet. 1001 Nights - KW Symphony

              "Family Tree" Family Painting Workshop @ Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

              October 8-10

              October 9-10
              Oktoberfest Family Day at many Oktoberfest Halls

              October 10
              KW Oktoberfest THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE begins at Weber and Frederick St. in Kitchener at 8:30am. Full Parade Map at

              October 12
              Campfire at Waterloo Public Square 7pm Halloween themed

              October 14
              Pumpkin Carving Party
              5:30 p.m.  8:00 p.m.
              St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Kitchener

              October 15

              SASC Halloween Fun Run 11am @ Bechtel Park

              KW Symphony Halloween Fun @ Centre in Square 
              Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor
              Thorgy Thor, special guest
              Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser conducts our Halloween-inspired concert exploring the links between costumes, through festivals like Halloween and Carnival and its inspiration for classical music, with special guest Thorgy Thor. The melodies of the Dance Macabre, the nightmare before Christmas, Harry Potter and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture among others will encourage not only the audience but also the orchestra to put on their best festive attire!

              Trees In My Neighbourhood | Guided Tour of Forest Heights Neighbourhood 2pm 

              Family Magic Show Matinee in Fergus
              Show Time: 2pm Tickets:  Kids $10 | Adults $15  Fergus Grand Theatre  October 15 at 2 pm  family-friendly magic show that will surely delight both young and old alike. Our talented Ontario magicians will perform a one-hour show that will leave you in awe.  Hosted by Ryan Joyce.

              Grand River Raceway Stables Spook Stables Halloween festive feature - Elora
              4-6pm: Family friendly for all ages
              6:30-8pm: We turn up the scare meter for the ones who dare! 
              All proceeds from ticket sales support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington.
              There will be crafts and family fun activities along with a Spook-tacular Cafe from 4-6pm.

              October 15-16

              October 16
              OLD POST OFFICE TOURS - Cambridge
              October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
              From laser cutters to multimedia technology, come and tour the Old Post Office, Canada’s first all-digital library.

              Woodstock Model Train Show and Sale

              October 22

              Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee Kids Party @ Schneider Haus National Historic Site

              Children's Halloween Workshop: Saturday at the Booseum @ Castle Kilbride Baden $25

              Annual Elora non motorized Monster March Parade!
              Rain or moonshine. All Ages. 
              Meet at MacDonald Square Uptown Elora
              Marching at 6:30 pm on a New Route this year Due to construction
              March along Colbourne St. down Chalmers St. to east Mill along to Union St (East Bissell Park entrance) to the KiPP  Pavilion in Bissell Park. There enjoy some themed tunes and a snack. And announcing the Wicked Wagon Boo Buggy Contest Winners at 8 pm!

              Vegas-style Magic Show in Downtown Kitchener
              Sin City Illusions Tickets are $19+tax/fees, but our readers receive 25% off the ticket price by using our coupon code kwblog

              Grad Your Tickets before it sells out!
              Head to
              then use the discount code kwblog at checkout to save 25% on the ticket price.

              October 28
              Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Halloween Party - Trick-or-Treat! Wear your scariest costume and take a walk through Doon Heritage Village lit with lanterns and carved pumpkins!

              October 28-29

              October 29
              Trunk or Treat @ Stanley Park Community Church Noon-3pm Register at

              Sushila Goyal Art Contest, and Diwali Festival 2022

              Reach for the Stars Halloween Party Fundraiser
              Calling all kids ages 4-12! Come on out to our Halloween party and enjoy games, crafts, dancing, costumes, treats and more! All attendants will leave with a loop bag. Please email to reserve your spot. Come support our competitive team fundraiser on Saturday October 29th from 6-8pm INFO from

              October 30
              Dog Friendly KW 
              2nd Annual Howloween Pooch Party
              12:00 PM  5:00 PM

              Kids Halloween Party @ Duke of Wellington
              Bring your little gremlins to the Duke for a spook-tacular Halloween party on Sunday, October 30th! We have lots of food, activities & prizes for costumes! There's limited seating so please sign up by calling 519-886-9370 to ensure your spot. Info from

              Dynamo Cambridge Trunk or Treat 3:30-6pm Register at

              October 31
              HAPPY HALLOWEEN
              Trunk or Treat @ Temple Baptist Church Cambridge 5-7pm Register

              LOOKING AHEAD
              Go ENG Girl @ Conestoga - Experience the exciting world of engineering

              Saturday November 12, 2022 at 9:30 am  

              Go ENG Girl @ Conestoga is an opportunity for girls and non-binary youth in grades 7-10 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about the exciting world of engineering. This free morning event will include fun hands-on activities that showcase the power of engineering. There will also be opportunities for participants to connect with female engineering students, professionals and faculty, learn about their projects and accomplishments, and gain insight into education and career possibilities.   

              DATE:  Saturday, November 12, 2022 

              TIME: 9:30am - 12:30pm 

              LOCATION:  Conestoga College Cambridge Campus - 850 Fountain Street South 

              FREE:  There is no cost to attend the event.  Free parking is available.