Tuesday, January 30, 2024

A Collaboration of Choir, Chorus, Concert, Community and Colours will bring KWMP's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Life this February - Enter to Win

I have attended Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat several times over the years, including when Donny Osmond took to the stage in Toronto in the 90s.

While the show has evolved on many stages since then, the story of Joseph and his Brothers still teaches us all about honesty, humility and honouring each other's special gifts.

This February the time tested musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be performed live in Waterloo Region and it is sure to be joyful experience. The show will be a community collaboration between the KWMP and The Grand Philharmonic Children's Choir. Together they will form a chorus that will take you from simple melodies sung by the children, to a rock and roll style concert performed by a Pharoah!

This family-friendly musical production will dazzle you with memorable tunes, delightful energy and inspiring stories of determination.  Your whole family will amazed by the music and lyrics of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice in KWMP's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

Grab Your Tickets Before They Are Gone!
Limited tickets are available for KWMP's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I think they would be great for a family outing or a VALENTINE'S DAY Gift!
KWMP's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be performed at Knox Waterloo, 50 Erb St. W, Waterloo, ON
from February 16, 2024 - February 18, 2024. Tickets are $29 each and are available at https://kwmp.ca/joseph-in-concert

Speaking of Valentine's Day, I love Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat so much that I am happy to host a giveaway of a Family Four Pack of Tickets to the Friday show!

Enter to Win

Enter for a chance to win a four pack of tickets to the Friday performance of KWMP's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Waterloo!
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, January 24, 2024

Your Boy-Band Fever Dream is now a Fun Family Film - TROLLS BAND TOGETHER Sing-Along Edition - Review and Giveaway

I'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I did receive a copy for review, but this just means I'm able to give away the film as a prize too! Enter the contest at the end of this post

Remember the height of boy band fever in the 90s? You will definitely feel all the throwback vibes when you watch Trolls Band Together! While 90s boy bands are the inspiration for the Brozone band in the Troll World, boy bands from the 80s to 2000's get shout-outs in this film too. Then there is some dreamy 70s nostalgia thrown in with The Hustle and We Are Family! This film will captivate your kiddos while you are entertained with fun flashbacks of years gone by. Plus with the TROLLS BAND TOGETHER Sing-Along Edition you will be singing along to new favourites while you're kicking it back with your old tunes remixed and reimagined.

After two films of true friendship and relentless flirting, Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) are now officially a couple! As they grow closer, Poppy discovers that Branch has a secret past. He was once part of her favorite boy band phenomenon, BroZone, with his four brothers: Floyd, John Dory, Spruce and Clay. BroZone disbanded when Branch was still a baby, as did the family, and Branch hasn’t seen his brothers since.  But when Floyd is kidnapped for his musical talents by a pair of nefarious pop-star villains, Velvet and Veneer, Branch and Poppy embark on a harrowing and emotional journey to reunite the other brothers and rescue Floyd from a fate even worse than pop-culture obscurity

For more information on TROLLS BAND TOGETHER, please visit: 

Website: https://www.dreamworks.com/movies/trolls-band-together

YouTube: @UniversalPicturesAllAccess

Facebook: @trolls 

Instagram: @trolls 

TikTok: @trolls 


We think your whole family will enjoy this film and we are SO EXCITED (to see you excited) to announce we have a copy to giveaway to a lucky reader!

Enter to Win
Enter for a chance to win TROLLS BAND TOGETHER Sing-Along Edition on BluRay!
Enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win (it works best if you are already logged into your google account).
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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

January 2024 Events, Winter Activities, KW Titans Games, and Lots of 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 https://attractionsontario.ca/coupons

Playgrounds Movement and Training Centre https://kwplaygrounds.ca/

Play a Latte Cafe https://playalattecafe.com/

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

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

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.

Lab Website: http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/ 

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/infantstudiesgroup/

Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/infantstudiesgroup/ 

Have a new child? Sign them up too: https://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/sign

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum info https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/ 

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Walking Tours - Various locations https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/walking-tours

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 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

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.

Wednesdays in January and February


January 19
The Balloon Making Machine w/Drew Ripley at the KW Little Theatre, 2pm and 7pm

 Star Wars: A New Hope on January 19th for National Popcorn Day at Apollo Cinema! Please note this film has a late start at 9:15pm


January 20-21
Back to Back KW Titans Games https://www.kwtitans.com/

The Iron Giant at Apollo Cinema

TriCon KW at THEMUSEUM (Downtown)
Tickets Checkout

Jan 25
Family Literacy Week

Let's Have a Family Party!

Parents and their Children ages zero to six years are invited to join the Family Fun Party at Camino Herbert on Thursday, January 25th from 2:30 to 5pm. Music, games, stories, food and fun! Pre-registration required. email: jwright-fedyk@caminowellbeing.ca

Jan 26
Glow Ride Bike Ride 8pm @ Kitchener City Hall https://www.facebook.com/events/336833045823552

Jan 27
Winterloo in Uptown Waterloo
Enjoy winter-themed activities in uptown Waterloo on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Activities will include meeting the snow dogs, ice carving, snow sculptures, winter activities and much more!

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Robots Take Over the Big Screen at Apollo Cinema this January


This January see some well-known robots take over the big screen at the Apollo Cinema and it will be fun for the whole family!


I still remember seeing Robots for the first time in movies when I went to see Star Wars! Now you can experience the nostalgia of the friendly droids R2-D2 and C3P0 as the travel through the galaxy in Star Wars: A New Hope on January 19th for National Popcorn Day! Please note this film has a late start at 9:15pm



The next heroic robot to take to the theatre's screen this month is The Iron Giant. This time the space-robot travels to earth and befriends a young boy.  See their adventure as they try to stay hidden from the government agents that are trying to separate the two friends on January 20th at 12:30pm and January 21st at 2pm


For all Apollo Cinema listings in January 2024 visit