Monthly Archives: May 2013

Celebrate the Bicycle at Kitchener’s Bikefest Today – May 26th, 2013



Bring along your bike, friends, and family to our first ever BIKEFEST event at Kitchener City Hall on Sunday, May 26th from 11am – 4pm. Festival highlights include:

· Free food and live music

· Free bicycle tune-ups

· Hourly prize draws and giveaways

· Cycling skills training workshops

· Downtown scavenger hunt

· Bicycle polo match demonstration

· BigBike Fundraiser

· Bouncy castle for kids

· Vendor area featuring local businesses

BikeFest is happening rain or shine and is fun for all ages and skill levels! Come on out and celebrate the simple bicycle and its role in positively transforming our community!

Park your bicycle at one of our downtown bike racks or in one of our secure bike parking facilities. For more information, visit

Car Parking: Parking is free on Sundays in Downtown Kitchener – park in any of our Downtown parking garages or surface lots.

New Dundee Victoria Day Fireworks & All Day Celebrations Monday!








New Dundee’s Victoria Day celebrations are truly a super fun way to spend Victoria Day Monday with your family.  We have been many times and hope to do it again!

Start off with the fireman’s pancake breakfast and the town-wide yard sales. (TIP – bring your wagon to collect your treasures or carry your tired kids as there is a lot of walking!)  Wander over to the park for lots of more action including bouncy castles, face painting, fine arts & craft show, live entertainment, antique cars, games and more. The whole day is capped off by a fantastic fireworks display at dusk.



Food Revolution Day Helps KW Citizens Make Healthy Food Choices!


Who’s going to Food Revolution Day – a great FREE EVENT happening this Saturday – May 18 from 10am-3pm – at The Kitchener Market?

FOOD REVOLUTION DAY is being organized by Those 2 Girls (Lisa McDonald & Diane Morgan) and is all about Helping Local Citizens To Make Healthy Choices! It’s shaping up to be a great day filled with lots of interesting guests and information, as well as lots of interactive fun.

You don’t have to RSVP, but if you know you are going for sure, click on this link to RSVP.. just to let the organizers know approximate numbers.


-Foodlink’s Buy Local Buy Fresh Map Kickoff for 2013
-11:30 am Run For Life Speaks on their upcoming family friendly races
-2pm Meet and Greet with Fitz The Whip Vanderpool. Fresh from winning his latest Canadian Championship

Ongoing Activities throughout the event
· Sportco Source For Sports activity table
· Rogers Daytime Healthy Lifestyle Blogger Erica Kloetstra’s activity table
· Try Dance Dance Revolution with The Game Asylum
· Planting with Eco Eats
· Learn about the Nutrition For Learning Program
· Meet Jane from Fresh Endeavours and Meaghan from GoGirlfriend and learn about their Farm Vlog Tours
· Try out Run For Life’s Spin Bike
· Play with Foodlink’s Farm In A Box
· Additional activities TBA852/

Spend Mother’s Day 2014 at the KW Art Gallery! Family Sunday is TODAY!


This is a neat way to spend Mother’s Day!


Running APRIL 7, 2013 TO JUNE 2, 2013 – 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Sunday May 12 – Mother’s Day!

Drop-in from 1 – 4 p.m.

All ages welcome

Activities designed for ages 4 – 12 + adult companion.

Suggested donation of $5 per child.

Spend an afternoon with friends and family exploring the world of art and creativity. Enjoy the exhibitions, make one-of-a kind artwork, take part in drama workshops and games, and listen to stories read by Kitchener Public Library staff. New activities each month.

* This year we are suggesting a $5 donation per child to help cover program costs.

Annual Police Open House TODAY (Saturday May 11)! Fun for everyone!


You’re invited! Come out to the Police Week Open House at headquarters, on Saturday May 11 from 10AM – 3PM. Everyone is welcome; admission is free!
Non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank is encouraged. 

Click on the link for details:

Hespeler Tennis Club FREE Days in May: FREE Tennis Lessons!



Hespeler Tennis Club FREE Days In May!

The Hespeler Tennis Club is a non profit organization, offering tennis facilities and programs to the community of Hespeler within Cambridge, Ontario.

The club is located in beautiful Forbes park and offers a clubhouse and three fenced, lighted outdoor courts. Members can drop-in to use the courts, or join some of the many organized programs offered.

The clubhouse & courts will be open every Saturday in May for EVERYONE to come by & check them out. Upcoming dates are as follows:  

  • Saturday May 11th
  • Saturday May 18th
  • Saturday May 25th
Forbes Park, 23 Forbes St, Cambridge, Ontario N3C 2

Here are some great reasons for you stop on by and check out the club… 

New to the area?
Want to try tennis without having to become a member at a club first?
Want the kids to get a taste to see if they like it before you sign them up?
Whatever the reason, come on by!

FREE beginner lessons from our on-site pros! Check the website for times & details.

Toys R Us LEGO Heart Mother’s Day FREEBIE Saturday!



Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Here is a cute way to spend some time on Saturday for the Lego Lovers in your life. Toys R Us stores across Canada are offering a FREE Mother’s Day themed workshop where kids will learn how to create a unique LEGO heart with a secret compartment to take home for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Head to a store near you this Saturday starting at 11 am until 1pm or until they run out.

Max. of 100 per store. While they last.

FREE Prenatal/ Mom & Dad Program Starts Tomorrow at KW’s Parent Child Resource Centre!


Pre Natal / New Mom Program 

 Do you know someone who is expecting or has a newborn baby?

Please tell them about the Prenatal / New Moms & Dads Program happening at The Parent Child Resource Centre. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Parent Child Resource (PCRC) offering programs and support to parents and families in our community. I can attest to the high quality and caring staff at the PCRC  having personally been a participant  in many of their programs for the past 12 years with my own three children. The staff are professional, caring and friendly and they offer a safe and welcoming place for parents to connect.

What to Expect: 

This is a wonderful opportunity for first-time moms and dads and pregnant women to connect with others in a friendly and welcoming environment. This is a non-denominational program open to everyone.

Things that will be discussed include: 

*What to expect the first year

*How do you fit a new baby in your life

*Connecting you with other community resources


5 week program starting May 9th and ending June 13

Thursday afternoons from 12:45 – 2:45

You will keep your baby with you.

Coffee/Tea Snacks provided.


Located at the Salvation Army Church. 75 Tillsley Drive, Kitchener (off Westmount near Fisher Hallman)

How Register or Questions

75 Tillsley Dr
Kitchener, ON N2E 3T1

FREE Kids Building Workshop this Saturday at Home Depot Stores



Home Depot Kids Workshops

Build an Herb Planter This Saturday!

Did you know that Home Depot offers free hands-on building workshops on the second Saturday of each month between 10am and Noon? What a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your child while creating something special that they get to  take home. You must pre-register but the workshops are totally FREE! (see link below)

Workshop Duration: 2 Hours



Kids will learn how to build an herb planter with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

  • A great free activity for children ages 4-12
  • Kids will learn how to build an herb planter using a hammer and glue



Workshop FAQs

What is the age requirement to attend these workshops?

Kids Workshops are open to children from ages 4 to 12.

What should I bring to the workshop?

All materials needed for the workshop will be provided by the leaders at your chosen Home Depot location.

Do I need to attend the workshop with my child?

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Are there any costs associated with the Kids Workshops?

Workshops are free to attend.

How often are Kids Workshops held?

Kids Workshops are held once per month on the second Saturday.