Thursday, October 26, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Movember: Uniting the Kitchener-Waterloo Area in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer and Men's Mental Health Issues



Movember: Uniting the Kitchener-Waterloo Area in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer and Men's Mental Health Issues

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario – October 26, 2023 – The Kitchener-Waterloo community is gearing up for another impactful Movember, a month dedicated to raising awareness about men's health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention. Throughout November, the Kitchener-Waterloo area will come together to support this global movement, encouraging men to grow mustaches and engage in conversations about their health.

Raising Awareness, One Moustache at a Time

Movember, an international campaign, has gained significant traction in Kitchener-Waterloo over the years. The campaign aims to spark important conversations about men's health while raising funds for crucial research and support programs. This year, individuals, businesses, and organizations across Kitchener-Waterloo are joining forces to contribute to this noble cause.

Community Engagement and Support

Local businesses, sports teams, schools, and community organizations in Kitchener-Waterloo are actively participating in Movember initiatives. Fundraising events and awareness campaigns are planned throughout November. These events provide platforms for open discussions about men's health, emphasizing the significance of early detection, mental health support and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Get Involved - Attend a Movember Event!
You can visit several Movember Events starting on November 3rd where Movember KW will be set up in the Community Corner at the Kitchener Rangers Game

November 4, 2023 A MAGICAL EVENING FOR MOVEMBER is happening at Apollo Cinema. This Comedy Magic show runs from 6-8pm and will be fun for all ages! Tickets are $25 with $10 from each ticket going to Movember.  Get tickets at

November 11, 2023 Catch the Men's Health Fundraiser at Edelweiss Tavern.  Doors open at 7pm
November 25, 2023 Marks the return of the MOVEMBER KIDS event and this time it will be hosted at The Court at Laurelwood from 10am-Noon. There will lots of photo opps, kids activities and Movember themed fun! More info can be found  at
Plus Wellington Brewery will be raising funds again this year with a special brew! More news on that coming soon!
Do you know another great Movember event happening in the area? Email the details to or DM + Tag @MovemberKW

About Movember

Movember is the leading charity dedicated to changing the face of men's health around the world. Through the power of the moustache, funds raised during the month of November are used to support innovative research and life-changing programs, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Lisa McDonald, Co-chair of Movember KW

Sunday, October 22, 2023

A Compelling Story of the Rise from Poverty to Power on Stage in Drayton Entertainment's EVITA

EVITA begins with the story of the celebrated icon being mourned by her devoted followers with one exception, the character Che, who wants to set the record straight on Eva Perón's life. Che is much more cynical about the way she went from an impoverished girl to the revered political leader EVITA. He decides to tell his version of what happened alongside the memories from Eva's point of view.  Sometimes their versions aligned and other times they clashed throughout this stage production.

What sets EVITA apart as a celebrated musical is not only its compelling storyline but also its rich and emotive score. Each note, each lyric, resonates with the passion and fervor of the characters, immersing the audience in a world where emotions run high and dreams clash with reality. The iconic anthem “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” is a haunting ballad that captures Eva’s vulnerability and strength among the other musical compositions that elevate the narrative of Eva Perón's journey. From the somber tone of a funeral to the rousing "Rainbow Tour", EVITA will leave a stamp on your heart and mind.

To the poor masses, she is adored as a saint; to her enemies, she is reviled as a manipulative dictator. Nevertheless, for over thirty years this legendary woman becomes the driving spirit that helps define a nation.

Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “Buenos Aires”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, and “High Flying, Adored”, Evita is a powerful and riveting theatrical experience not to be missed.

Grab Your Rainbow Tour Members and Get Tickets for EVITA
EVITA is on stage in Cambridge Ontario at the Hamilton Family Theatre until November 5, 2023.  Tickets are available at 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Good Gal Pals Commiserate Over Bad Breakups in Bittergirl - The Musical - Now Playing at Drayton Entertainment's St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

Bittergirl - The Musical starts out with a romantic dinner gone wrong and then the hilarity ensues as three women navigate their bad breakups together. At first they challenge themselves with why it came to this, then choose self-improvement over self-loathing, but it all comes to a head when they get together to commiserate over drinks. This musical about heartbreak will have you laughing, cheering and singing as it goes from romantic ballads like "Be My Baby" to girl-power anthems like "I Will Survive".

If you ever had a bad breakup in any stage of life, you will relate to the tale being told on stage. Soon you to will be able to say 
To learn more about the story of Bittergirl, visit

Grab Your Girl Gang and Get Your Tickets to Bittergirl - The Musical
Bittergirl - The Musical is now playing at the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre in the Village of St. Jacobs from now until December 24, 2023.  With many shows having Limited Availability, now is the time grab your girlfriends, gal pals and/or girl gang and get tickets!

Monday, October 16, 2023

Movember Kids KW Returns November 25, 2023 NOW AT THE COURT AT LAURELWOOD!

Stuff to do with your kids in Kitchener Waterloo and The Court at Laurelwood Present Movember Kids KW. A ***FREE*** Family Event on November 25, 2023 from 10am-Noon 

Family Fun for Everyone from these great organizations!

*EarlyON Centres

*KW Titans and their Mascot TITUS

*Storybook Events Photo Opp with Sleeping Beauty

*First Tee Kids Golf 

*Children and Youth Healing Space Info

*Canadian Blood Services with Temporary Tattoos and Stickers

*Mortgages by Amanda Kids Activities

*Children and Youth Healing Space Info

*Learn about The Court at Laurelwood

*Movember KW themed fun

Special Guest - Recording Artist JP Sunga

Stay up to date by joining the Facebook Event Page

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Sin City Illusions: A Magical Evening for Movember at Apollo Cinema - Comedy Magic Show in Kitchener

With the success of last year's Magical Evening for Movember, we are thrilled to announce that Sin City Illusions is coming back to Kitchener to perform a MAGICAL EVENING FOR MOVEMBER AT APOLLO CINEMAThis Family-Friendly Comedy-Magic show is performed by 3 of Toronto's top magicians for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Saturday November 4, 2023 at 6pm

You will laugh, you will cheer, and you will be absolutely in awe wondering how it was all done! The evening will include sleight of hand tricks, awesome illusions, and mind blowing mentalism. Get your tickets now for the best seat selection!

Your featured performers are:

Matt Disero: One of Toronto's most sought after magicians, Matt has worked with comedy greats such as Drew Carey & Jerry Seinfeld. He has starred on Penn and Teller's Fool Us, and has headlined shows at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. He has performed at exotic locales such as Tokyo, Italy, London, Cypress, Australia, United States. We are VERY lucky to have him on our show, and you'll see why!

Ken Margoe: This guy catches bullets for a living! Ken was the headliner in the VIP room at Illusionarium, and holds the record for the most dangerous magic trick: 26 bullet catches in one day. He has performed for the New York Knicks, Woody Harrelson, 50 Cent, The Rolling Stones, Much Music, City TV, and many more. This is not a show that you want to miss.

Ken Pham: With a large following and over 10 million views on social media, Ken has taken his act from behind the screen to the live stage with much fanfare. He's performed at sold out venues such as The Sanderson Centre, Winter Garden Theatre, The Royal Comedy Theatre, and Meridian Centrepointe Theatres. His act involves mentalism, magical stage props, and a whole lot of laughter.

Tickets are $25 +taxes/fees and $10 from each ticket sold will be donated to MOVEMBER! Have fun and raise funds for Movember all in one ticket!
There will be a limited number of tickets available, so get yours before they are gone!

Saturday, October 7, 2023

Attend a Family-Friendly Halloween Party at the Storybook Events Spooktacular Screening

Last Christmas many of our readers had a magical time at the the Storybook Events Snowball, so this year they have added a Family-Friendly Halloween Party  The (Not-So Spooky) Spooktacular Screening will be a fun Halloween Event filled with Activities and Character Meet and Greets!

Get to know the Funny Bat Hero. For those of you who have never thought of a caped crusader as funny, take a look at the Lego version of a Superhero.

and for those who want to learn about an Ice Princess Sister, watch the video below

Plus their will be a shorty Mickey Mouse Halloween-themed film (Rated G)...

 ...and other activities during the event.  

The day will be topped off with a screening of Halloweentown (Rated G)

Get Your Tickets Before They Are Gone

Now is the time to grab your tickets for the Storybook Events Spooktacular Screening Halloween Party!!! It is happening on October 29, 2023 at 1pm at 14 Shaftsbury Dr, Kitchener. Pre-registration is required and TICKETS ARE GOING FAST

Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase your tickets visit 

Make sure to get your tickets before they are gone!

Monday, October 2, 2023

Oktoberfest, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Halloween and more Events in Kitchener Waterloo and Area October 2023

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

Playgrouds Movement and Training Centre

Play a Latte Cafe

Cambridge Libraries Calendar

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

Joseph Schneider Haus events

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays

Kitchener Market Events Calendar

Indoor Skateboard Park @ Queensmount Arena - various dates and times

Infant and Child Studies group is a group of researchers interested in better understanding child cognition: so how kids learn! All our studies are designed as games for children to play while we observe how they respond to various toys, videos or sounds. The activities are fun for the kids, and help us to understand concepts like how children learn new words, when children can begin to understand math, or what learning strategies kids use to understand new concepts. We deliver studies in person, as well as online and in take home formats.

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Have a new child? Sign them up too:

Mustang Drive In Guelph


First Tee Fall Program, beginning on Monday, September 11th and ending with the last session on Monday, October 16th. This six-week program is free of charge and will run on Mondays from 5:30pm-6:30pm (after school/work program), and is available to 12 children ages 7 to 13

CARYNDALE MOPS meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday most months @ New Carmel Church

Walk and Talk with Breastfeeding Buddies 10am at Victoria Park 

Big Screen Thursdays @ Gaslight District in Galt (Cambridge)


Family Favourites at Cineplex on Saturdays 

Appleflats Orchard Tours in Wellesley - various times


Family karaoke every Sunday from 3-6 on the patio at Zaz Bistro in Cambridge




Kitchener Waterloo Oktoberfest until October 14th - various events

Interactive See Saws in Waterloo Park until October 15th

October 6
KW Oktoberfest Official Keg Tapping - NEW LOCATION = GAUKEL BLOCK at 11:30am

PA Day Activities in Waterloo 

October 7
The Witches (1990 version) at 2pm. Get info and tickets at

October 7-8

October 9
KW Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade 

Parade Route

Monday, October 9, 2023. The parade starts at 8:30 am at the corner of Weber Street East and Frederick Street.

The parade travels up Weber Street and finishes at the Bridgeport Plaza at the corner of Weber and Bridgeport around 10:00 am.

October 9
The Witches (1990 version) at 2pm at Apollo Cinema. Get info and tickets at

October 10-13
Fire Station Open Houses in Cambridge for Fire Prevention Week. Various dates/locations

October 11
Free Oktoberfest Lunch in Cambridge

October 14
All you can eat Cereal & Cartoons at 10am at Apollo Cinema - Ticket Info Coming Soon!

October 15
Family Sundays at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 

Howl-a-ween Party for Autism Dog Services @ Brant's Safety Village 

October 18
Art from A to Z at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 

October 21

October 27
10:30am at THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener). Pre-registration is required.

October 27-28

October 28
Get those costumes ready!
Halloween Kids Party and viewing of Monster Squad at Apollo Cinema
It’s Halloween party time! Head over to the Apollo Cinema for some freaky family fun – we’ll have a costume parade and some other fun surprises in store, PLUS their is a viewing of Monster Squad.

Treats in the Streets in Uptown Waterloo 1-4pm

Enjoy a fun Halloween experience while exploring Uptown businesses!

Come trick or treat with us! Participating locations will be handing out candy, and we’ll have live music and fun characters in costume.

The first 50 people to visit our Uptown Waterloo BIA tent in the Uptown Square will also get a free tote to help them trick or treat!

See the participaiting businesses at


St. Jacobs Village Pumpkin Parade

October 29

Howloween Pooch Party at Gaukel Block

October 31
Happy Halloween!