Tuesday, January 31, 2023

February 2023 Events for Black History Month, Valentine's Day, Family Day and much more Stuff to Do

 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


Attractions ONTARIO coupons for https://attractionsontario.ca/coupons

Max's Sportsworld https://maxssportsworld.ca/

Cambridge Libraries Calendar https://ideaexchange.org/programs-events

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx#

Joseph Schneider Haus events https://www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/index.aspx

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideNHS/photos/a.797717783604573/4705277552848557

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 https://www.launchwaterloo.ca/cmsa

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Calendar https://www.wellbeingwr.ca/calendar/

Kitchener Market Events Calendar https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Month


Indoor Skateboard Park @ Queensmount Arena - various dates and times https://www.facebook.com/events/1189515881691170/1212608496048575?active_tab=about

Our BEST PLACES TO TOBOGGAN LIST can be found at https://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.com/2012/12/best-places-to-toboggan-in-kitchener.html there are even great recommendations in the comments of that post too!

When it is Outdoor Skating Weather, find rinks below

Outdoor Rink at The Hemlock Barn St. Jacobs https://www.instagram.com/p/CYhjAZUF07t/

Outdoor Skating Rinks in Guelph https://www.get.on.ca/living-here/outdoor_rink

FREE COMMUNITY SKATING AT VARIOUS ARENAS IN KITCHENER https://www.theaud.ca/en/events-tickets/public-skating.aspx then select Free Community Skating for schedule

Other Ongoing Activities
Laurel Creek Conservation Area (Waterloo) and Shade’s Mills Conservation Area (Cambridge) Snow Shoeing and Cross-Country Skiing info https://www.grandriver.ca/en/outdoor-recreation/Skiing-and-snowshoeing.aspx  NOTE *Admission fee when an attendant is on duty.

February 2023 ONGOING

CCAWR Black History Month Events Calendar http://ccawr.ca/cevents/

Rhythm and Blues Cambridge Black History Month Events Calendar https://www.rhythmbluescambridge.com/upcoming-events

Guelph Black Heritage Society - Black Heritage Month Events List https://guelphblackheritage.ca/events/black-heritage-month-february-2023/

February 2023

February 2

February 5

Paddington Gets in a Jam at the River Run Centre Guelph https://riverrun.ca/whats-on/paddington-gets-in-a-jam/ Various prices

February 11

PWAPA Hockey Showcase at The AUD https://stats.pwhpa.com/ohl-showcase-2023/

February 11-12
Hockey Weekend in Kitchener at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener) https://themuseum.ca/events/a-hockey-weekend-in-kitchener/

February 12

Kitchener Collectibles Expo at Bingemans https://www.facebook.com/KitchenerCollectiblesExpo/

February 14

February 15

February 15-26

February 17-18

February 18
KW Symphony Good Vibrations Family Production https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D554%26reset%3D1 with Free Art Drop In before the concert at KWAG https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D553%26reset%3D1

February 18-20
Fire and Ice Family Day Weekend in St. Jacobs https://www.stjacobsvillage.com/family-day-weekend

February 19
Bring on the Sunshine Festival at Kitchener City Hall https://bringonthesunshine.ca/what-we-do/festival

February 20


Family Day the the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D554%26reset%3D1

Family Day in Cambridge 
Have fun with the whole family at the City of Cambridge on Monday, February 20th 2023! Check out the various free drop in activities including swimming, skating, family fitness, sports, and art! https://www.cambridge.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/family-day.aspx#:~:text=Family%20Day%202023,on%20Monday%2C%20February%2020th%202023! 

Fire and Ice Family Day Weekend in St. Jacobs https://www.stjacobsvillage.com/family-day-weekend

Famly Day Pancake Breakfast in Guelph https://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/guelphrc/

Family Day at the Art Gallery of Guelph https://artgalleryofguelph.ca/events_list/family-day/ 

Kids Open Mic in Stratford

February 21

February 22
Art from A-Z at KWAG ages 2-4 w/adult. Info at https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D555%26reset%3D1 


KW Titans Home Opener March 1st!
See full schedule at https://www.kwtitans.com/

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Stars on Ice at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Performers Include Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko and Patrick Chan - Enter to Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary passes to this show, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win tickets too! Enter the contest at the end of this post! 

Readers of this blog know we enjoy watching figure skating shows.  It is a spectacle on ice. The spins, jumps and perfectly time choreography are thrilling to watch live. You can see what we mean by getting tickets to the upcoming STARS ON ICE show coming to the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium on May 7, 2023

This year Stars on Ice features Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko and Patrick Chan.  We had the opportunity to meet Kurt Browing and many other famous Canadian Skaters at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium back in 2011,  

The upcoming performance is sure to be a crowd-pleaser with all they have in store

The 2023 Stars on Ice tour will boast perhaps the three greatest male figure skaters Canada has ever produced. Returning to the tour for the first time in four years is Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, and ten-time National Champion Patrick Chan. He will join four-time World Champion and four-time Canadian Champion Kurt Browning and two-time Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion and seven-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko to offer Canadian figure skating fans the opportunity to celebrate true iconic greatness on the ice. These three legends will headline one of the most international and talented casts Stars on Ice has presented in years

For more info about Stars on Ice, visit these links visit

Grab Your Tickets 
There is even a FAMILY PACK DEAL for tickets which consists of one adult ticket and 2 youth tickets. For Family Pack Pricing, please contact the Centre in the Square box office at 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977. To see all the ticket deals visit https://www.starsonice.ca/discounts-and-promotions 

Enter to Win
We can hardly wait for the show to arrive. In fact we are so excited, we are giving away a pair of tickets to Stars on Ice at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium for the show on May 7, 2023.  Enter the rafflecopter contest below (it works best if you are logged in to your Google Account).

Thursday, January 5, 2023

National Basketball League of Canada Rookie of the Year Shakwon Barrett Returns to the KW Titans for his Second NBLC Season


Last year was an exciting time for Canadian Professional Basketball Player Shakwon Barret, as he rose to the top and became the National Basketball League of Canada's 2022 Rookie of the Year.

This was the first time the KW Titans took home that award and today they announced that Shakwon has once again  signed with the team.  This makes him the first KW Titans player signed on for the 2023 season.

Shakwon is looking forward to being with his soon-to-be-announced teammates and had this message for the KW Titans Fans

I’m excited to be back in KW! Back and better for our second go around together! We have the most underrated fan base in the NBL but we are going to change that narrative this year with a special season!

The KW Titans are preparing to release tickets for the 2023 season soon.  Stay tuned to https://www.kwtitans.com
 and this blog for updates.