Saturday, January 26, 2013

Where To Volunteer In Kitchener Waterloo

Volunteering Opportunities



I get many parents contacting me regarding places for their Teens to volunteer for their required high school hours.  Many don't realize that there are so many opportunities to volunteer in Kitchener Waterloo.  I always ask what are they interested in and what career path are they hoping to get in to?

Volunteering is a great way to get a behind the scenes look at how operations work.  If they have an interest in Sports, Television, Health Sector, Child Studies, Senior Care, Environmental, Arts (and so many other fields) there are a variety of places they can volunteer to gain experience and get involved in our Community!  Here is some great places to start for teens and for yourself and/or other family members as well. Many of the places below have click able links for more information.

Sports
  • Minor Sports, volunteer coaching
  • Sports Clubs often need volunteers
  • Sports themed Day Camps
  • Outdoor Ice Rink helpers
  • SHI Tournament happening March Break 2013

Televison/Media
Health Sector
Child Studies
Senior Care
Environmental
Arts

Tech/Science Sector
  • Perimeter Institute
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Many of the organizations on this list can often use extra help when it comes to their tech needs.
Local Events NOTE * Many of the organizations listed in the topics above often hold events



and as you know we aka Those2Girls also enjoy creating events and can use extra hands when it comes to registration desks, raffle tickets etc. so stay keep checking our Facebook Page to see what we're up to next.






Suggestions


Do you know somewhere that is currently recruiting volunteers? Please leave the contact info in the comments.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Disney On Ice In London Ontario - Coupon Code


Coupon Codes To Celebrate Disney's 100 Years Of Magic  



PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS HAPPENING IN LONDON ONTARIO

January 23-27 2013 At Budweiser Gardens
We have COUPON CODE FOR YOU TO USE!!!!


Offer: Family Four pack of tickets for $100

Use code 100YEARS
Valid on $35 price level only
Valid on all performances
Purchase Tickets here http://www.budweisergardens.com/events/012013-24










Monday, January 21, 2013

Winter Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

Looking for Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo This Winter? We can help!

KW Glee recap
As you know we attended the KW Glee performance last weekend and it was spectacular. Have a listen


and this was a fun one!



So if you think your kids would want to be part of KW Glee (Senior or Junior) Make sure to sign up for the KW Glee Audtions happening January 26.  Info can be found here https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/552190591475752/

With all the freezing weather going on, all the outdoor rinks will be ready. Check out this post on Where To Skate In Kitchener Waterloo   http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2013/01/where-to-skate-in-kitchener-waterloo.html
or perhaps some relaxing is in order so make sure to learn more about how to save money on movie theatre tickets   http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2013/01/movie-ticket-discounts-in-kitchener.html

Looking for some indoor exercise try Grand River Rocks Saturday Nights

Grand River Rocks - What's Up Youth
50 Borden Ave Kitchener
What's Up Youth
What's Up Youth is a drop-in program for kids (under 18) that runs every Saturday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Belay staff takes care of all technical aspects, allowing children to climb on the roped walls. The cost for the 2 hours is $10 per child. CASH ONLY please. Harness rental is included, but shoes are not. Shoe rental is an extra $5. Newcomers, please come 10-15 minutes early to sign waivers.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Whats-Up-Youth/100274786704282

Need some fun for the young ones?
Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market Every
Tuesday from 11am - noon
http://kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70220

KPL Kids’ Club

Free family stories & crafts at the Kitchener Market. Saturdays from 9 to 11 am.


BLAST TIME!!!!
Jan 26

KW Polar Plunge for Kidsability!
10am Waterloo Public Square http://kwpolar.com/
To donate visit http://kwpolar.com/2013-kw-polar-plunge-sponsorship-info/
Kidsability offers lots of info and assistance to families with special needs in the KW area.  For more info on Kidsability please visit http://www.kidsability.ca/

Customer Appreciation Day At Laurelwood Dairy Queen
All prices 50% off!!!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/449705375095312/

PWA Wrestling
Alpine Club Kitchener
7pm
http://www.PWACanada.com/  for prices and details

Skate N Shake
TAKE NOTE this one is in Guelph 6pm-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/414125475322406/

Jan 26 & 27th
2nd Annual YMCA Pond Hockey Tournament
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y
Summary: Join us for the second annual children's pond hockey tournament at YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y. Bring your whole family for a fun day of outdoor winter fun. Please visit our website for event information. www.kwycamps.com/en/outdoorcentre/pond_hockey.asp
or call 519-699-4096

Jan 27
Family Literacy Day At Conestoga Mall
11:00am-3pm
Free event https://www.facebook.com/ProjectREADLitNetwork#!/events/463872850336150/

Play With Clay at the Canadian Glass Gallery
All Ages

-$10/participant; Glazing included at subsequent session.
Drop in program.
-Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
-Space is limited to 36 seats. First-come; first-served. No group reservations.
-We are unable to keep projects for a extended period of time due to space restriction.
http://www.theclayandglass.ca/education/play-with-clay/

Jan 30 Blackberry Thank You Event at Waterloo Public Square
5:30pm-8:30pm
http://www.waterloo.ca/en/Calendar/Details.aspx?Id=184131af-7244-4a33-93e3-c30d615551e7&PID=Events
Bring your skates or come out and have your face painted, enjoy a cookie, hot chocolate and some music! Help celebrate the launch of BlackBerry 10!




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Looking Ahead - February 2013 Events

Feb 1st this one is just for the MOMS so leave the kiddos at home
KW Momprenure launch
Friday Feb 1st 7:30pm Gallery On The Grand
https://www.facebook.com/events/480674891978582/permalink/487453581300713/

Feb 2

Saturday Morning Club
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Starts Saturday February 2, 2013
10 a.m. to noon
Saturdays in February, children ages eight to ten years of age can discover the Waterloo Region Museum through fun activities and games. Every month features a new exciting theme for children to explore. Advance registration $35 plus HST per child per month or $10 per session plus HST. Membership discount applies. Capacity is limited. http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

KPL How Do I Love Thee?

A special storytime about friends and family.
Sat. Feb. 2 at 10:30 am, Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Sat. Feb. 2 at 10:30 am, Grand River Stanley Park Library, 175 Indian Rd, Kitchener

Chinese New Year Festival

Year of the Snake, music, performances, children's activities, food, 12 to 4 p.m.; free admission, hosted by Central Ontario Chinese Cultural Centre, 519-576-6168, Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo

Skate N Shake
Waterloo Public Square 7pm-10pm https://www.facebook.com/events/419952114738640/

Feb 3
Valentine’s Craft for Children
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Sunday February 3, 2013
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring your family to the Waterloo Region Museum and make a Valentine's Day craft. The craft session will be take place throughout the day but parents must accompany their children. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 10 years of age. Included with regular admission. http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

Family Sunday at Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
Free
Drop-in from 1 - 4 pm
All ages welcome
*Activities designed for ages 4 - 12 + adult companion
Spend the afternoon with friends and family exploring the world of art and creativity. Drop-in any time and enjoy the exhibitions, make one-of-a-kind artwork, take part in drama workshops, and listen to stories read by a Kitchener Public Library storyteller. New activities each month.



KPL Lego Block Party

We provide the Lego, you provide the imagination! Ages 5 – 12.
Call 519-748-2740 to register. FREE
Tues. at 6:30 pm, Feb. 5 – 26, Pioneer Park Library, 150 Pioneer Dr, Kitchener

KPL Splish Splash Storytime

After a story, jump in the pool!
Wed. at 7:00 pm, Feb. 6 – Feb. 27, Forest Heights Library, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener

KPL Writing Workshops for Teens
with Heather Wright, author of Writing Fiction: A Hands-On Guide for Teens
Four 1-hour workshops on plot, dialogue, character development and action/suspense.
Feb. 6 – Mar. 6 at 4 pm. Email christy.giesler@kpl.org to register. FREE

Feb 9

On Saturday February 09, 2013 Registered Dental Hygienists all across Canada will open their hearts and clinics to provide oral health care to the public who may be financially unable to receive dental hygiene care or who have difficulty accessing dental hygiene treatment; at no cost.
http://www.giftfromtheheart.ca/

Lunar New Year Celebration on Sat. February 9 at the Kitchener Market with music, live entertainment, face painting and crafts from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m http://kitchenerdowntown.com/event/lunar-new-year-celebrations/

KPL How Do I Love Thee? Storytime
Sat. Feb. 9 at 10:30 am, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener


CIRCUS! Science under the Big Top
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Start Date Saturday February 9, 2013
Opening Day! Immerse yourself in the illusion and reality, magic and science of the circus! Get a behind-the-Big-Top view of the circus with over 20 interactive exhibits that will amaze, thrill and entertain.
- Walk the High Wire
- Explore the Human Cannonball
- Test your Feats of Strength
- Perform in the Creative Costume and Play Area
- Laugh along Clown Alley
- Enjoy many more activities!
Note - It does not state cost to attend please contact The Waterloo Region Museum for the cost to attend this http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

Skate N Shake 6pm-10
Take NOTE this one is in Guelph
https://www.facebook.com/events/500759703291870/

KPL Bedtime Tales

Wear your pajamas to this storytime! FREE Tues. Feb. 12 at 7:15 pm, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

Thurs. Feb. 14 at 4 pm

KPL Book of the Month Club for Teens

This month’s book: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Email christy.giesler@kpl.org to register. FREE

KPL Family Storytime and Craft

Bring a nut-free snack. Call the host library to register. FREE
Fri. Feb. 15, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

Feb 16

KPL Mother-Daughter Book Club

For girls in grades 4 – 6 and their moms. Email christy.giesler@kpl.org for details.
Sat. Feb. 16 at 11:00 am, Grand River Stanley Park Library, Kitchener

Skate N Shake
Waterloo Public Square 7pm-10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/415792241827827/


Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival/Winterloo
Feb 16-18
http://winterloo.com/home.php

Family Day Feb 18th
Bring On The Sunshine event
FUN EVENT celebrating African Culture
10am-4pm
Forest Hill Church
121 Westmount Rd N
http://bringonthesunshine.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldsCanada?ref=stream#!/events/583854088297983/?fref=ts

Family Day
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Monday February 18, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring the entire family to see the Waterloo Region Museum and take part in fun family activities throughout the day.
Enjoy CIRCUS! Science under the Big Top plus our main museum gallery all for one low regular admission price. http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

Family Day In New Hamburg
New Hamburg Community Centre/Arena
Noon -pm
Cost $5 per person or $20 per family
http://www.interfaithcounselling.ca/Family%20Fun%20Fest%20flyer%20for%20ticket%20locations.pdf

KPL Family Storytime and Craft

Bring a nut-free snack. Call the host library to register. FREE
Fri. Feb. 22, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Pioneer Park Library, 150 Pioneer Dr, Kitchener

Creative Writing Club

Bring a pencil, a notebook and your imagination! Grades 3 – 6.
Call 519-743-3558 to register. FREE
Sat. Feb. 23 at 2:30 pm, Country Hills Library, 1500 Block Line Rd, Kitchener

City Parent Family Show
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Start Date Sunday February 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A fun filled day hosted by City Parent Magazine with everything for families! Education, camps, attractions and live entertainment! Note - It does not state cost to attend please contact The Waterloo Region Museum for the cost to attend this http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

Hope your calendar is filled with FUN!
Keep Smiling!
Lisa




Friday, January 18, 2013

Movie Ticket Discounts In Kitchener Waterloo

How To Save Money On Movie Theatre Tickets


 

Family trips to the movies can get very costly so here are some ways to save!

Cineplex Offers $2.50 Family Favorites Saturday Morning Movies at Galaxy Cinema Waterloo (Conestoga Mall) at 11am to support the Starlight Foundation
 

Another great offer from Cineplex is SCENE points.  I use a SCENE debit card so I quickly rack up the points, which then turns into FREE MOVIE tickets and discounts on concession items. 

SCENE points members can also receive 10% off Movie Tickets on Tuesday incase you don't have enough points racked up to get in everyone in for free :)

 

2014 Update Empire is now Landmark Cinemas
http://www.landmarkcinemas.com/en.aspx
it looks like they still offer Tuesday deals at this point and Movie Tots http://www.landmarkcinemas.com/kitchener/experiences/experiences-detail?event=MovieTots

Fredrick Twin Cinema Offers movies at great prices, but I am unable to find online info for them at this time other than the Cinema Clock listing http://www.cinemaclock.com/theatres/ont/Kitchener/Frederick_Twin.html

Other Ways To Save On Movie Tickets

  • Watch for the discount movie tickets on food packaging -see example at http://pinterest.com/pin/43699058856410474/
  • March Break Movies - usually The Princess Cinemas in Waterloo and Empire Theatres offer matinees around the $3 range
  • Check what upcoming FREE family films will be happening at the local library.  Remember we have multiple KPL, WPL and Cambridge Libraries to choose from in this area
  • Contact your local Community Centre to see if they are having any family movie nights.
  • In the summer there are lots of outdoor movies including Movies In The Park (Waterloo Park), Victoria Park, Bingemans, Chicopee, Cambridge City Hall
  • In the warm weather visit the Guelph Mustang Drive-In on one of their car load nights
Add your trick to saving money on movie tickets in the comments!




Sunday, January 13, 2013

Where To Skate In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

 

Finding Family Friendly Activities


We're always looking to connect KW Families with activities and lot of fun things to do in the Kitchener Waterloo area, so when the question was posed on our group page of where to find indoor skating in KW I got right to work. After the research was compiled I decided to post a list of all places to skate near Kitchener Waterloo.  Whether it be public skating, figure skating, minor hockey, ringette, sledge hockey, shinny, speed skating, inline skating and skateboarding. Did we miss any other kind of skating?

Public Skating (Indoor) 

City of Kitchener's skating schedule (some are free, some are low cost) http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/public_skating_schedule.asp


 City of Waterloo arena schedule http://www.waterloo.ca/skate
costs listed further down on the page

City of Cambridge you have to go to each individual link on this page http://www.cambridge.ca/community_services/recreation_facilities

Cambridge Centre arena times and fees http://www.cambridgeicecentre.com/public_skating.php

City of Guelph times and fees http://guelph.ca/living/recreation/recreation-programs/skating-and-shinny-hockey-schedule/
Township of Wilmot Rec Complex (Baden) http://www.wilmot.ca/departments-facilities-details.php?Public-Skate-Times-3

Township of Woolwich http://www.woolwich.ca/en/townshipservices/parks_arenas.asp

Most of these facilities offer public skates, family skates, shinny (pick up hockey), learn to skate and figure skating lessons, as well you can rent the ice to hold your own skating parties, hockey games and practices.

Other arenas that offer rentals (and some lessons) include
In addition many areas in The Region Of Waterloo have their own Minor Hockey Associations
and Ringette Associations
as well as Sledge Hockey

Plus KW has a Speed Skating Club http://www.kwspeedskating.com/ and a Figure Skating Club http://www.kwsc.org/ In addition the KW Skating Club offers a variety of family friendly learn to skate programs

Outdoor Skating Rinks

City Of Kitchener's Civic Square Skating Rink at City Hall http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/public_skating_schedule.asp

Kitchener Outdoor Rinks http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/OutdoorRinks.asp

Waterloo Public Square's Skating Rink http://www.waterloo.ca/en/gettingactive/rink.asp

Waterloo Outdoor Rinks http://www.waterloo.ca/en/gettingactive/outdoorrinks.asp

Cambridge Outdoor Rinks http://www.cambridge.ca/community_services/outdoor_ice_rinks

Guelph Outdoor Rinks http://guelph.ca/seasonal/20132014-natural-outdoor-ice-rinks/

Mannheim Outdoor Rink http://www.wilmot.ca/departments-facilities-recreation-details.php?Township-Parks-Mannheim-12

St. Jacob's  Outdoor Rink (on private land, but looks like it's for public use) http://woolwichhockeyville.com/images/ice_man_of_stjacobs.pdf

Other Types Of Skating

Inline Skating (rollerblading) and Skateboard Parks 
Hopefully that helps when it comes to getting a little exercise while enjoying some family fun! If you know of other places to skate near Kitchener Waterloo please leave it in the comments! To keep up to date on all the things to do in Kitchener Waterloo make sure to join our group page Stuff To Do With Your Kids In Kitchener Waterloo

Need help finding something in the Kitchener Waterloo area? Leave a message on our group page and we'll crowdsource it for you! https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/2369595749/







Friday, January 11, 2013

Stuff To Do In Kitchener Waterloo Leeves, PD DAY Events and Lots Of Other Things To Do



Still a few more New Year's Leeves happening. 

JANUARY 12, 2013


KITCHENER CENTRE MPP
Member of Parliment Stephen Woodword will be holding a New Year's Leeve
Come celebrate the New Year!
January 12, 2013
1:30-3:30PM
Stanley Park Community Centre
505 Franklin St N
http://www.stephenwoodworth.ca/calendar.aspx?pID=906

CITY OF GUELPH
the second annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
This free public event will be held at City Hall on Saturday, January 12 from 1 to 4p.m. It will feature children’s entertainment and activities, crafts, hot chocolate and cookies, and skating on our outdoor rink in front of City Hall. All are welcome, so bring your family, bring your friends, bring your skates, and help us celebrate the start of a new year in our beautiful city!
http://www.guelph.ca/cityhall.cfm?subCatID=2163&smocid=2736

JANUARY 13, 2013
Peter Braid’s Annual New Year’s Levee

All constituents are invited to my upcoming New Year’s Levee on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 1-3pm. It will be held at St. George Hall at 665 King Street North, Waterloo.
Come enjoy some refreshments and mingle with family, friends and neighbours. I look forward to meeting directly with constituents and chatting about the matters that touch your lives and affect our community.
For more information, please email peter@peterbraid.ca or call the constituency office at 519-746-1573

If you know of another ** FREE ** New Year's Leeve please leave it in the comments of this post ________________________   Other Upcoming Events   DID YOU ENTER OUR KW GLEE CONTEST YET? http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2013/01/kw-glee-contest.html   Last Weekend to See AVATAR The Exhibition @THEMUSEUM Half price Sat Jan 12 from 5pm- Midnight http://pinterest.com/pin/43699058856377824/   Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market
Every Tuesday from 11am - noon
http://kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70220

Bingemans Funworx Specials for January
http://www.bingemans.com/funworx/events.php

Jan 12th
Sheridan Nurseries Little Diggers
10:30am-11:15am
Ottawa St (across from McLellan Park)
Little Diggers will get dirty and creative while planting their very own Rainforest Garden!

$5 for members $7 for non members
register here
http://www.sheridannurseries.com/events/little_diggers_club/little_diggers___rainforest_garden_jan_12_2013

Canadian Snow Board Show
Jan 12th & 13th
Bingemans
Free Admission
http://www.canadasnowboardclearance.com/

Saturday Nights
Grand River Rocks - What's Up Youth
50 Borden Ave Kitchener
What's Up Youth

What's Up Youth is a drop-in program for kids (under 18) that runs every Saturday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Belay staff takes care of all technical aspects, allowing children to climb on the roped walls. The cost for the 2 hours is $10 per child. CASH ONLY please. Harness rental is included, but shoes are not. Shoe rental is an extra $5. Newcomers, please come 10-15 minutes early to sign waivers.
Check out What's Up Youth on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Whats-Up-Youth/100274786704282

Jan 13th
Homer Watson Gallery
Open Gallery Program 2013

Opening Reception
Preston High School’s senior art class of 2012-2013 would like to invite you their culminating art show titled Grand Perspective, showing at the Homer Watson House & Gallery. They are having an opening reception on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm!
Please come to see the talent of tomorrow.
Light refreshments will be served.

Jan 14th
Homer Watson's 158th Birthday Party at the Homer Watson Gallery
Noon-2pm
Celebrating Homer Watson; the man, artist and environmentalist on his birthday with a party! Join us for birthday cake, tours, prizes and a chance to view rare artifacts from our collection. For more information, please call 519-748-4377

http://www.homerwatson.on.ca/158th-birthday-party/

 Jan 16th

Grade 10 Family Night
6:30pm
Location: Theatre of the Arts
Modern Languages
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Summary: It's never to early to think about university. Grade 10 students and their parents are invited to learn about the university application process and how to finance a post-secondary education. Current university students will offer tips about picking a university program.
Phone number: 519-888-4567 x37145

Jan 18th
10am UofW Humanities Theatre
KW Glee PA DAY performance
Cost $10 contact 519-888-4908 for tickets
http://www.lehmo.net/FH/KWG/VI/Art/PA%20Day%20Show%20Poster%202.jpg
(REMEMBER TO ENTER OUR CONTEST LISTED ABOVE)
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PD DAY EVENTS

PD Day Charity Chess Tournament
Friday, January 18, 2013
9am – 5pm
Location: Blair Road Public School, 85 Sunset Boulevard, Cambridge, Ontario
(Scott Kuehl)
ekuehlc551@rogers.com
Summary: Chess Tournament for elementary school aged children. Proceeds to benefit classes for children with special needs in both Blair Road and Woodland Park Public School. Entry Fee: $10.00 At the door: $15 Medals for 1,2, 3 and participation prizes for everyone!
Cost: $10.00 at the door
Phone number: (519) 622 - 3874

PD Day Family Fun
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Friday January 18, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Looking for something fun and engaging to do with your children while they're out of class for a PD Day? Bring them to explore the exhibits at the Waterloo Region Museum. Enjoy games and fun activities for the whole family. Activities are included with general admission.

Laser Quest Kitchener
PD Day Triple Play!

Friday, January 18th
11am to 4pm
3 great games* for only $19 per player

Members save with Triple Play
*All three games must be played by the same person on the same day. Reservations are strongly recommended


If you are looking for a Day Camp for the PD DAY I recommend
DAY CAMP @THEMUSEUM (Downtown Kitchener)
Ancient Civilizations
http://www.themuseum.ca/children-camps.htm Cost is $40 for the day


Jan 20th
Paris Junction 2013 Model Train Show. Sunday January 20th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Paris Fairgrounds, 130 Silver Street, Paris. Admission is $4 dollars per person and children under 10 get in free. For more information call 519-455-1311.

Jan 26
KW Polar Plunge for Kidsability!
10am Waterloo Public Square http://kwpolar.com/
To donate visit http://kwpolar.com/2013-kw-polar-plunge-sponsorship-info/
PWA Wrestling
Alpine Club Kitchener
7pm
http://www.PWACanada.com/ for prices and details

Jan 26 & 27th
2nd Annual YMCA Pond Hockey Tournament
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y
Summary: Join us for the second annual children's pond hockey tournament at YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y. Bring your whole family for a fun day of outdoor winter fun. Please visit our website for event information. www.kwycamps.com/en/outdoorcentre/pond_hockey.asp
or call 519-699-4096
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Looking Ahead - February 2013 Events

Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market

Every Tuesday from 11am - noon
http://kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70220

Saturday Morning Club
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Starts Saturday February 2, 2013
10 a.m. to noon
Saturdays in February, children ages eight to ten years of age can discover the Waterloo Region Museum through fun activities and games. Every month features a new exciting theme for children to explore. Advance registration $35 plus HST per child per month or $10 per session plus HST. Membership discount applies. Capacity is limited. http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

Valentine’s Craft for Children
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

 Sunday February 3, 2013
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring your family to the Waterloo Region Museum and make a Valentine's Day craft. The craft session will be take place throughout the day but parents must accompany their children. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 10 years of age. Included with regular admission. http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

CIRCUS! Science under the Big Top

Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Start Date Saturday February 9, 2013
Opening Day! Immerse yourself in the illusion and reality, magic and science of the circus! Get a behind-the-Big-Top view of the circus with over 20 interactive exhibits that will amaze, thrill and entertain.
- Walk the High Wire
- Explore the Human Cannonball
- Test your Feats of Strength
- Perform in the Creative Costume and Play Area
- Laugh along Clown Alley
- Enjoy many more activities!
Note - It does not state cost to attend please contact The Waterloo Region Museum for the cost to attend this http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival/Winterloo
Feb 16-18
http://winterloo.com/home.php


Family Day Feb 18th
Bring On The Sunshine event
https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldsCanada?ref=stream#!/events/583854088297983/?fref=ts

Family Day

Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Monday February 18, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bring the entire family to see the Waterloo Region Museum and take part in fun family activities throughout the day.
Enjoy CIRCUS! Science under the Big Top plus our main museum gallery all for one low regular admission price. http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx


City Parent Family Show
Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Start Date Sunday February 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A fun filled day hosted by City Parent Magazine with everything for families! Education, camps, attractions and live entertainment! Note - It does not state cost to attend please contact The Waterloo Region Museum for the cost to attend this http://waterlooregionmuseum.com/upcoming-events.aspx

Hope your calendar is filled with FUN!
Keep Smiling!
Lisa












 














Thursday, January 10, 2013

KW Glee Contest


You Can't Stop The Beat In Kitchener Waterloo



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


KW Glee is becoming quite a sensention here in Waterloo Region.  They perform at many events and create concerts that all will enjoy. 




 Next week they will be performing at The University Of Waterloo's Humanities Theatre.

Tickets now available! Call Humanities Box Office at (519) 888-4908 or visit in person.


Shows are Friday, January 18th at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 and 7:00 pm. Tickets are $16.50 plus fees and taxes.

Special P.A Day show Friday January 18th at 10:30 am. Tickets are $10 plus fees. Please contact the box office.

We're please to announce that we have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the 10:30am Show on January 18th (PD DAY MATINEE)

To try and win just enter the Rafflecopter Contest below (it may take a minute to load up). It's very easy and one of questions is What is your favorite song to sing in the shower?

a Rafflecopter giveaway








Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Years Levees In the Kitchener Waterloo Area


Happy New Year Everyone!

A New Year's Day Leeve Is Quite A Canadian Tradition




According to Wikipedia a Present Day Levee can be defined as.....


Today, levées are the receptions (usually, but not necessarily, on New Year's Day) held by the governor general, the lieutenant governors of the provinces, the military and others, to mark the start of another year and to provide an opportunity for the public to pay their respects.

Most levées may be attended by any citizen, including children.[3][4] Attending the lieutenant governor's levée is an annual ritual for some families.

Today the levée has evolved from the earlier, more boisterous party into a more sedate and informal one. It is an occasion to call upon representatives of the monarch, military and municipal governments and to exchange New Year's greetings and best wishes for the new year, to renew old acquaintances and to meet new friends. It is also an opportunity to reflect upon the events of the past year and to welcome the opportunities of the New Year.
The Kitchener Waterloo Area continues this tradition with the City Of Kitchener Mayor's Leeve and the City Of Waterloo Mayor's Leeve. Elswhere The Region Of Waterloo The City Of Cambridge is holding a Mayor's Leeve as well as The Township Of Woolwich and later this month a Member Of Parliment and The City Of Guelph are holding leeves.
Here's A When And Where For New Year's Leeves In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

JANUARY 5, 2013

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Mayor's New Year's Levee

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

You're invited to the Mayor's New Year's Levee.
Join Mayor Doug Craig & members of Cambridge City Council for a free family-friendly entertainment, children's activities and a little holiday cheer as we celebrate the New Year!
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Bowman Room, Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St. http://www.cambridge.ca/news.php?eid=1850

JANUARY 6, 2013
CITY OF WATERLOO
Where: Mayor’s New Year’s Levee, Forbes Room at RIM Park
When: Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thousands of local citizens and their families attend this fun event every year. There is music, entertainment, free food (while quantities last), free skating, clowns, face painting and more!
Once the website has been revealed, you will be able to check out the website on onsite laptops. You will also be encouraged to complete an online scavenger hunt from home and submit your discoveries to win a prize. Details about the scavenger hunt will be available at the levee and here as they become available.
Help us ring in the new year and our new website at Mayor Halloran’s New Year’s Levee!
http://www.city.waterloo.on.ca/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=3300


CITY OF KITCHENER
Kitchener City Hall
Mayor's NewYear’s Levee, January 6, 2013.2-4 p.m.,
food,music and fun for the whole family. Start the afternoon off with a skate on our Civic Square rink, and then head inside for a warm drink and some entertainment.
http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/resources/01_Kitchener_Winter2012.pdf

TOWNSHIP OF WOOLWICH
On behalf of the Mayor and Council for the Township of Woolwich, folks are invited to the annual New Years Levee on Sunday January 6th at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder St S, Elmira, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Mayor & Council's Reception in the Community Centre, free skating 2:30pm-4:00pm, and free swimming - 10:00am-3:00pm. For more information on the New Year's Levee, contact Devin Petteplace at 519-669-6021 or email dpetteplace@woolwich.ca
http://www.woolwich.ca/en/newslist/index.aspx?corpId=7n5lA5HVerzeguNZmT89jbUe9AeQuAleQuAl&newsId=tAYl4xOnF62FYiZL8pphhQeQuAleQuAl

JANUARY 12, 2013

KITCHENER CENTRE MPP
Member of Parliment Stephen Woodword will be holding a New Year's Leeve
Come celebrate the New Year!
January 12, 2013
1:30-3:30PM
Stanley Park Community Centre
505 Franklin St N
http://www.stephenwoodworth.ca/calendar.aspx?pID=906


CITY OF GUELPH
the second annual Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
This free public event will be held at City Hall on Saturday, January 12 from 1 to 4p.m. It will feature children’s entertainment and activities, crafts, hot chocolate and cookies, and skating on our outdoor rink in front of City Hall. All are welcome, so bring your family, bring your friends, bring your skates, and help us celebrate the start of a new year in our beautiful city!
http://www.guelph.ca/cityhall.cfm?subCatID=2163&smocid=2736

If you know of another ** FREE ** New Year's Leeve please leave it in the comments of this post


Other Events Happening January 2013

Jan 5th
Skate N Shake
7-10pm Waterloo Public Square
https://www.facebook.com/events/209092229226802/


Twelfth Night: An Ancient Midwinter Celebration. Saturday January 5th at 8:00pm. British (UK) Club, 35 International Drive, Cambridge. Featuring festive treats, live music and entertainment. Tickets are $15 dollars and available at Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Best of British, British Club, Grand River Books, and Nature's Vibe. For more information visit www.millracefolksociety.com

Jan 8th
Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market

Every Tuesday from 11am - noon
January 8th: Erick Traplin

Jan 16th
Grade 10 Family Night

6:30pm
Location: Theatre of the Arts
Modern Languages
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON
Summary: It's never to early to think about university. Grade 10 students and their parents are invited to learn about the university application process and how to finance a post-secondary education. Current university students will offer tips about picking a university program.
Phone number: 519-888-4567 x37145

Jan 18th
10am UofW Humanities Theatre
KW Glee PA DAY performance
Cost $10 contact 519-888-4908 for tickets
http://www.lehmo.net/FH/KWG/VI/Art/PA%20Day%20Show%20Poster%202.jpg
Look forwar to our KW GLEE contest happening soon!

PD Day Charity Chess Tournament

Friday, January 18, 2013
9am – 5pm
Location: Blair Road Public School, 85 Sunset Boulevard, Cambridge, Ontario
(Scott Kuehl)
ekuehlc551@rogers.com
Summary: Chess Tournament for elementary school aged children. Proceeds to benefit classes for children with special needs in both Blair Road and Woodland Park Public School. Entry Fee: $10.00 At the door: $15 Medals for 1,2, 3 and participation prizes for everyone!
Cost: $10.00 at the door
Phone number: (519) 622 - 3874





Jan 20th
Paris Junction 2013 Model Train Show. Sunday January 20th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Paris Fairgrounds, 130 Silver Street, Paris. Admission is $4 dollars per person and children under 10 get in free. For more information call 519-455-1311.

Jan 26

KW Polar Plunge for Kidsability!
10am Waterloo Public Square http://kwpolar.com/
To donate visit http://kwpolar.com/2013-kw-polar-plunge-sponsorship-info/

PWA Wrestling
Alpine Club Kitchener
7pm
http://www.PWACanada.com/ for prices and details

Jan 26 & 27th
2nd Annual YMCA Pond Hockey Tournament
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27, 2013
Location: YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y
Summary: Join us for the second annual children's pond hockey tournament at YMCA Camp Ki-Wa-Y. Bring your whole family for a fun day of outdoor winter fun. Please visit our website for event information. www.kwycamps.com/en/outdoorcentre/pond_hockey.asp
 or call 519-699-4096

Additional Fun Stuff

Kids Hop at The Kitchener Market
Every Tuesdays from 11am - noon

Don't forget while you are at the Market to grab a tasty and healthy lunch for you and your little ones!
Tuedsays
January 8th: Erick Traplin
January 15: Magic with Ryan
January 22: Erick Traplin
January 29th: Magic with Ryan
February 5th Erick Traplin
February 12: Music with Tessa
February 19th: Erick Traplin
February 26th : Music with Tessa
http://kitchenermarket.ca/events.aspx?cid=70220


•Bertie's Place - infants to kids in Grade 1 can participate in a volunteer-run playgroup from September to April on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Albert McCormick Community Centre.  Cost: $2 per visit or $25 for a season pass. http://www.waterloo.ca/en/gettingactive/dropinprograms.asp


•Time Out - caregivers and kids aged newborn to six enjoy creative play, games and songs on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Manulife Financial Soccer and Sports Centre in Bechtel Park. Google Map. Cost: $5 per visit (one adult and up to four kids) or $45 for a 10-visit pass. http://www.waterloo.ca/en/gettingactive/dropinprograms.asp

You can also check out the KPL schedule http://kpl.org/programs/calendar/2013_01.html


The WPL schedule http://calendar.wpl.ca/eventcalendar.asp

Cambridge Libraries schedule
http://www.cambridgelibraries.ca/calendar/date/2013-01/args/all/all/all?mini=calendar%2Fdate%2F2012-12%2Fargs%2Fall%2F%2A%2F%2A

ONE MORE DAY TO ENTER OUR TEXAS LONE STAR GRILL CONTEST!!!
http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2012/12/lone-star-texas-grill-cambridge-contest.html

Looking for the best TOBOGGAN HILLS in the Kitchener Waterloo area? We can help http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2012/12/best-places-to-toboggan-in-kitchener.html

Plus we'll be announcing another STUFF TO DO EVENT at the KITCHENER MARKET (remember how much fun we had at the Movember Kids KW one?) later this month!