Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Stage is Set for The 2023 Snow Ball by Storybook Events - Enter to Win

Now that the Christmas Season has started, it is time to start planning some holiday activities.  This magical time of year is cause for celebration and we The 2023 Snow Ball by Storybook Events is just the ticket! This festive event takes the stage while still keeping your kids front and center of the show.  It is a wonderful time filled with song, stories and lots of audience participation.

As you can see we had tons of fun last year.

This year's Snow Ball will feature Princesses and Elves trying to save Christmas at the North Pole
About The Show: 
Jingles, one of Santa's Elves is having a tough day at the North Pole – nobody came to her party! She's off on an adventure to make new friends and return a special item to the North Pole. With Belle and Elsa joining in this quest, will Jingles and her gang save Christmas? Join in the fun with this 40 minute interactive show complete with games, stories, songs, and even a special sing along with Santa! 

It is a 40 Minute Festive Show Scripted With Songs, Games, Stories, and Fun!
Live Characters Beauty and The Ice Queen, Plus a bunch of Special Festive Guests 
Meet & Greet After The Show
Open Dance Floor After The Show
Photo Ops in Santa's Sleigh
Glitter Tattoos
Craft Station & Colouring
Gift From Santa
Autograph Cards from Beauty and The Ice Queen
Professional Photos With Santa (a link to digital downloads will be provided after the event) 3-5 poses provided. 
The show starts at 1:00pm, doors open at 12:45pm, event runs until 3:00pm. General seating. 

While it's not mandatory, we encourage you to use this opportunity to dress festive, fancy, or in your favourite outfits, for the ultimate Santa photos and adorable dance moments. 


Children are $45 and adults are $35. Tickets include the show plus all of the great activites listed above. Children must be accompanied by an adult - drop offs are not permitted. (Example: If there will be one child and one adult attending, 2 tickets are required). Babies under 2 are free with purchase of an adult ticket. Coat check is free. 

Grab Your Tickets Now!
The 2023 Snow Ball by Storybook Events will take place Sunday December 17, 2023 from 1pm-3pm at the WRPA Recreation Centre and Banquet Hall, 1128 Rife Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0, Canada. Get set for a fun afternoon!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to The 2023 Snow Ball by Storybook Events.
The contest listed below (it 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. It works best if you are logged into your Google Account

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Dive Into The Water Brothers Season 5 - Unboxing and Info


The Water Brothers Season 5 is now playing on a screen near you and to celebrate I was able to share my Unboxing this morning of these great items

The Water Brothers Season 5 is part of the continuing voyage through the challenges our water planet faces. Past seasons have included info from rising tides to plastic perils and urban water crises. This season brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin focus on Ontario's waters and each episode provides valuable insights and inspires action. This show carries the message of water conservation forward, championing sustainable practices and advocating for a healthier, more resilient planet. Now is the time to dive into The Water Brothers Season 5!

Canada’s favorite water ambassadors Alex and Tyler Mifflin are back and taking viewers on a journey to investigate some of the most pressing environmental challenges facing us today and highlight solutions that can help better protect our most precious resource. 

Watch The Water Brothers Season 5 as well as the previous seasons online at or Season 5 televised episodes Thursdays on TVO

For more info visit these links

Sunday, November 19, 2023

December 2023 Brings Merry Movies and Holiday Events to Apollo Cinema

The holiday season is synonymous with many traditions, and for movie enthusiasts, that often includes revisiting timeless classics that capture the magic and joy of Christmas. This December, Apollo Cinema is bringing the festive spirit to the screen with heartwarming holiday movies with a focus on three iconic films: "Home Alone," "Christmas Vacation," and "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) in addition to their celebrated All-You-Can-Eat Cereal and Cartoons event. 

December 2
Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party December Edition! 
It is a special time when kids and kids-at-heart get to relive the exciting Saturday Morning ritual of non-stop retro cartoons, and binge on the multi-coloured sugary cereals that used to be a part of every “balanced” breakfast!

December 9, 10 and 12
Christmas Vacation (1989):
For those seeking a dose of holiday hilarity, "Christmas Vacation" delivers in spades. Directed by John Hughes, this installment of the Griswold family saga follows Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, as he attempts to create the perfect Christmas for his family. From tangled Christmas lights to an unexpected visit from eccentric relatives, the film is a riotous exploration of the trials and tribulations of holiday celebrations. With its memorable one-liners and chaotic family dynamics, "Christmas Vacation" has become a laugh-out-loud classic that perfectly captures the unpredictable nature of the season.

December 17
Miracle on 34th Street (1947):
Stepping back in time to the golden era of Hollywood, "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) is a heartwarming tale that has stood the test of time. Directed by George Seaton, the film tells the story of Kris Kringle, a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. As he faces skepticism and a courtroom trial, the film explores themes of faith, belief, and the true spirit of Christmas. Edmund Gwenn's portrayal of Kris Kringle earned him an Academy Award, and the film remains a cherished classic that captures the magic of the holiday season in a way that resonates with audiences of all ages.

December 20
Home Alone (1990) with CHEESE PIZZA!
"No place like home for the holidays" takes on a whole new meaning in the beloved classic "Home Alone." Directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin as the resourceful Kevin McCallister, this film has become a holiday staple for generations. When Kevin is accidentally left behind by his family during Christmas vacation, he must defend his home from two burglars using ingenious booby traps. The film's mix of slapstick humor, heartwarming moments, and the joy of family reconciliation make it a perennial favorite that continues to bring laughter to households worldwide.
This showing comes with a slice of cheese pizza!!!

These Merry Movies will be family crowd pleasers! 

Wonderphil Comedy Magic Show on DECEMBER 30 at 5pm

Looking for some Holiday Happenings without the kiddos? 
Check out Die Hard (and decide if it is a Christmas Movie) or turn up in your PJ's for Love Actually.
Get all the info at

Movember KW on the Live with CDP Podcast hosted by Chris Pomay


Watch the video below to hear all about Movember 2023 on the Live with CDP Podcast hosted by Chris Pomay.

You can also listen in at these links

or wherever you listen to podcasts in your area!

Want to donate to Movember? You can do so at

Saturday, November 18, 2023

New Experiences for 2023-2024 season at Bingemans Gift of Lights + Jingle Bell Rock

The Festive Season has arrived and this year Bingemans has new experiences for the Gift of Lights + Jingle Bell Rock.

Gift of Lights + Jingle Bell Rock
It begins with a new entrance for the Gift of Lights!
Now the experience begins at the main entrance to Bingemans.  This drive-thru (most nights) holiday light display celebrates all things Christmas from Reindeer Games to Twinkling Light Tunnels. Driving through the winding route really gets you into the holiday spirit!

This season the Gift of Lights will have 4 Walk Only Nights as well, with 50% of the ticket price going to support a local Charity
Walk Only Nights are:
November 26, 2023
December 11, 2023
December 27, 2023
January 6, 2024

When your Gift of Lights experience ends you enter the Funworx parking lot and get to continue on to Jingle Bell Rock.

Jingle Bell Rock is an outdoor display celebrating all things merry and bright.  In addition to the dazzling lights and digital art tree, there are lots of great photo opp spots too! There are even walk-thru light tunnels to amaze you and your friends and family

Roaming the area I came across some Jingle Bell Rock performers that helped to light up the night.

You can also stop for Snacks at the Food Truck, or Grab a Festive Beverage to warm your spirits

Now is the time to get glittery!

Gift of Lights + Jingle Bell Rock tickets make great gifts too!

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Creating Community with momondays Waterloo

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Uptown Waterloo is an inspiring place and momondays wants to ensure it stays that way. momondays Waterloo has become synonymous with uplifting stories and inspiring conversations. This unique event, held regularly, provides a safe space for people to share their personal experiences, dreams, and challenges. As the Co-chairs of Movember KW, which raises awareness about Mental Health, we know how important expressing these emotions can be. Sharing ideas and sparking conversations about important topics are key ways to create community, and foster a sense of belonging.

Enjoy a wonderful lineup of guest speakers, musicians, and entertainers - sharing inspirational and motivational personal stories from the heart.

This Family-Friendly event - held monthly at The Jazz Room - will fill your heart and start your week with feel-good inspiration.

This month we are excited to attend as our friend Juneyt Yetkiner will be taking the stage along with several other speakers! PLUS WE WILL HAVE MOVEMBER SWAG THERE TOO!!!
Juneyt has been a long-time supporter of our Movember KW events and Mental Health Awareness, and and we look forward to seeing him at momondays Waterloo on Monday November 27, 2023 at The Jazz Room.
We hope you will come and hear his story, as it is an important one.

For more info visit these links

Grab Your Tickets
Tickets are limited, so register for yours now at 
The cost is $30 with various pricing when buying multiples. For more information regarding tickets email

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Movember, Santa Claus Parade, Holiday Events and more November Activities 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


Attractions ONTARIO coupons for

Playgrounds 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

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


ST JACOBS SPARKLES various dates in November

Book Santa Photos Now for 


Nov 10-12
National Women's Show in Toronto! Use code LD23 to save $3 on Tickets. All the info is at 

November 11

KW Art Gallery Remembrance Day Event - Trench Art
Did you know soldiers in the First World War made sculptures from found objects to send back to their loved ones and to use mementos of their experiences? In this workshop, we will learn how to create our own found object sculptures that help us capture and work through experiences and discuss the role of artmaking in memory keeping.

Saturday, 11 November
1:00-3:00 pm │ All ages welcome; children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Celebrate Deepavali (Diwali)
with the Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region at Waterloo Public Library 2:30-4:30pm

November 11-12

November 11 and 12, at 1pm at Apollo Cinema
It's a Jolly Holiday with Mary Poppins as she brings her own brand of magic to the Banks family for the
Klassic Kidz: Sing-Along! Mary Poppins

November 11-12 
Digital Projection Shows at The Old Post Office in Cambridge, various times between 7pm-8:30pm
November 11 Remembrance Day Theme
November 12 Christmas Holiday Show

November 16

November 17, 2023 at 6:45pm and November 19. 2023 at 1:30pm at Apollo Cinema
Fairy-tale magic gets disrupted when an Ogre saves a Princess in Interactive! Shrek
Featuring bags full of imaginative snacks and props, along with a list of audience-led prompts and shout outs. It’s is a surefire way to make a movie unforgettable!

Event pricing in effect. Prop bags are limited so make sure to buy early!

November 17-19
Waterloo Potters' Fall Pottery Sale at RIM Park
Over 53 potters with mugs, bowls, serving dishes, ornaments, jewellery and decorative items. All will be on display at Forbes Hall at Manulife Sportsplex/RIM Park. Doors will open on Friday, November 17, at 1pm. 

November 17-Jan 6
Bingemans Gift of Light + Jingle Bell Rock

November 18

KW Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 18, 2023  10am

Along Weber Street, from Frederick to Erb Street

Join in the spirit of the season, delight in the Santa Run that starts at 9:45am, bring your letters to Santa for Canada Post to deliver, donate to the Food Bank of Waterloo, and help your local Firefighters collecting for the Knights of Columbus’ Toy Drive

Playgrounds Movement and Training Grand Opening at Noon

12:00pm - Doors Open

12:15pm-6:15 pm - Discounted Drop In sessions: All Ages Open Gym (ages 2* - adult) & Nerf Drop Ins (ages 5* - adult)

1:00pm-5:00 pm - Meet & Greet with The Amazing Spider Guy (& watch him play around the gym!)

6:30pm-8:30pm - Adult (13+) Open Gym

All Day (12:00pm-8:00pm) - Drop by & see the new space, get some free Playgrounds swag (while supplies last), and enter to win a Grand Opening tshirt!


Signing up in advance for drop in programs is not required, but it is encouraged! It will save you time signing up in person, & it is the only way to guarantee a spot at your desired time

Voices Empower: Walk to Break the Silence will begin at 1:00 pm in Uptown Square in Waterloo. We will then walk to Carl Zehr Square and return to Uptown Square.
After the walk we will hear from a few speakers while we warm up with hot chocolate, hot paws, and Poppy’s bagels!

National Geo Day Collage Diorama @ Button Factory 2-4pm, cost $12 Register at

Cambridge Santa Claus Parade at 6pm on Hespeler Rd.

November 19
November 19. 2023 at 1:30pm at Apollo Cinema
Fairy-tale magic gets disrupted when an Ogre saves a Princess in Interactive! Shrek
Featuring bags full of imaginative snacks and props, along with a list of audience-led prompts and shout outs. It’s is a surefire way to make a movie unforgettable!

Event pricing in effect. Prop bags are limited so make sure to buy early!

November 22
KW Art Gallery 
Art from A to Z
Wednesday, 22 November 
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
General Public - $5 for each event
KWAG Members - FREE 
Art From A to Z | Wednesday, 22 November | Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

November 23
CP Holiday Train in Cambridge then Ayr

November 24
Phil Kline's Unsilent Night in Cambridge
Location: Cambridge City Hall, Civic Square, 50 Dickson Street
Schedule of events:
6:45 p.m. - Opening remarks at City Hall Civic Square
7 p.m. - Countdown to begin walk through downtown

November 25
MOVEMBER KIDS KW at The Court at Laurelwood from 10am-Noon!
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

Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park starts at 5pm and is ongoing all holiday season

November 26
Kitchener Collectibles Expo @ Bingemans

A Celebration of the Holidays with the Chamber Orchestra - various prices

November 27

November 28
Stroller Tour @ KW Art Gallery 
Drop-in from 10 am-12 pm
Guided tour from 10:30-11:30 am

Looking Ahead
Christmas in Cambridge