Monthly Archives: July 2014

$5.40 Admission to Bingeman’s Big Splash TODAY ONLY July 22nd 10am – 11am!


BIG SPLASH BIRTHDAY BASH! Today is the day my friends… the one day of the year that Bingeman’s Big Splash is only $5.40 +tax.  July 22nd 2014.

It will be busy but it is worth it! Regular admission for adults is almost $30 and kids is close to the same… Get on over.. get in the line — only those admitted between 10am and 11am get the cheap deal.

Add $10 to upgrade your pass! Discounted passes ONLY available from 10am-11am.



Free Outdoor Movie & Family Fun For All on Saturday July 19 – Baseball Day in Kitchener!




This Saturday is Baseball day in Kitchener. Stop by for a fun filled day of family activities.
It’s going to be a fantastic day full of games and events on all three diamonds at the Breithaupt Park complex.  Please join us for the day.  Here is the agenda for this great event:

Located off Margaret Avenue & Union in Kitchener.

Game Schedule
09:00 am – Major Bantam Tier 2 Panthers vs Woodstock
09:00 am – Minor Rookie Tier 1 Panthers vs Cambridge
10:00 am – Major Peewee Tier 2 Panthers vs Port Dover
11:30 am – Major Rookie Tier 2 Panthers vs TBA
02:00 pm – Major Peewee Tier 2 Panthers vs Port Dover
02:30 pm – Minor Peewee Tier 1 Panthers vs Mississsauga
05:30 pm – Minor Peewee Tier 1 Panthers vs Mississauga
05:30 pm – Major Peewee Tier 1 Panthers vs Woodstock
05:30 pm – Minor Peewee Tier 2 Panthers vs Waterloo

Hit Run and Throw Competition
11:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30 to 4:30 at the middle diamond

For all T-ball through Major Peewee aged players (born 2009 through 2001)

Bench Dedication for Mike Ignor
2:00 PM at the middle diamond.

Please attend this ceremony to honour a man who dedicated so much of his life to minor baseball in Kitchener.

FREE Outdoor Movie Under the Stars

8:30pm – Featuring “The Sandlot”.



FREE Event — Get you Pic with The Stanley Cup coming to Kitchener Sunday July 20th!


Kitchener native Tanner Pearson hoists the cup right after winning with the LA Kings.



Kitchener hockey fans can rejoice as this coming Sunday, they will have their chance to touch Lord Stanley’s highly coveted cup which is visiting Kitchener accompanied by Kitchener boy & LA Kings forward Tanner Pearson.

As a member of the Stanley Cup winning LA Kings, 21-year old Pearson gets to tout the trophy in his hometown for a day and he will be sharing the fun with his hometown supporters.

“Winning the Stanley Cup was definitely a dream come true.  For it to happen so soon, was pretty incredible,” said Pearson in a recent press release. 

Pearson grew up playing minor hockey in Kitchener, before joining the Waterloo Siskins and eventually moving on to the OHL in Barrie with the Colts. He was drafted by the Kings in the first round of the 2012 draft.


Sunday July 20th

2 PM – 4 PM
Kitchener Civic Square

Fans can head down to Civic Square between 2 and 4 PM on Sunday to meet Pearson and get their photo taken with the cup.


You’re also encouraged to bring a cash donation for the RonalD McDonald House in Hamilton, in support of a Pearson family friend who is currently in care at McMaster hosptial.

Stay Cool – Pools, Splash Pad & FREE Swim Listings! Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge



Here is my guide to staying cool this summer in the Waterloo Region… So many fun ways to keep it cool and have some fun!  There are indoor pools, outdoor pools and tons of splash pads so have fun. Oh and don’t forget those Tim Hortons FREE swims too! 

* Includes Tim Hortons FREE Swim Schedule after pool listings…keep scrolling down… for the link click here.. I will post those in in our area… 

 Indoor Pools – City of Kitchener 

Breithhaupt Pool 8am – 9:30pm350 Margaret Ave 519-741-2502 

Cameron Heights Pool  301 Charles St. E. 519-741-2482

  • Located in Cameron Heights High School. Not wheelchair accessible.
    Closed for annual maintenance June 9 – July 1 inclusive.
    Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday 5 – 8 p.m., Friday 4:30 p.m. –  6 p.m. and Sunday9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Forest Heights Pool 7am – 10pm  253 Fisher Hallman 519-741-2493


Lyle Hallman Pool 7:30am-10-:15pm  600 Heritage Drive  519-741-2670

Waterloo Recreational Simplex  101 Father David Bauer Drive  519-886-3844 Click here for everything you need to know about this pool.. schedules, swim classes and more      
Outdoor Pools – City of Kitchener 
Open June to September
  • Harry Class Pool, 45 Woodside Ave., 519-741-2481.
    Located in Kitchener Centre off Queen St at Highland Rd near St Mary’s Hospital
  • Idlewood Pool, 5 Thaler Ave., 519-741-2480.
    Located in East Kitchener – tucked in off River Rd at  Kinzie
  • Wilson Pool, 78 Wilson Ave., 519-741-2479.
    Located in South Kitchener near Fairview Mall
  • Kiwanis Park, 1000 Kiwanis Park Dr., has a large, shallow concrete pool for swimming.

    Located in East Waterloo off Bridge Street between Bridgeport & University


Moses Springer Pool – 150 Lincoln Road, Waterloo 519-885-4530
Located in central Waterloo close to Bridgeport & Weber
City of Kitchener Splash Pads

Splash Pads Open May 20 – September 23

Open 9am to 9pm – awesome, free fun!

  • Breithaupt Park Splash Pad/Wading Pool, Breithaupt Park, 806 Union St., 519-741-2502.

    Located in Centre Kitchener off Union Ave (tucked in a small driveway between Lancaster & Margaret) Lots of free parking,

    Small but really nice, this is an excellent splash pad for the 6 and under crowd for sure. Older kids are welcome but it’s geared to younger. Lots of shade & grassy areas surrounding the pad for picnics & a play ground within eyesight. I love this spot! Washrooms close by.

  • Centreville Chicopee Splash Pad, 141 Morgan Ave., 519-741-2490 Located in East Kitchener near Fairway & King St E
  • Chandler Mowat Splash Pad, 222 Chandler Dr., 519-741-2733 located in South Kitchener – Country Hills area
  • Doon Pioneer Park Splash Pad, 150 Pioneer Dr., 519-741-2641  Located in South Kitchener off Homer Watson Drive
  • Kingsdale Splash Pad, 78 Wilson Ave., 519-741-2540 Located in South Kitchener near Fairview Mall

  • McLennan Park Splash Pad, 901 Ottawa St. S., 519-741-2345  Located in South Kitchener (old Mt Trashmore) off Ottawa between Westmount & Homer Watson

    * Kitchener’s newest splash pad is truly awesome! Spacious and loaded with great interactive water stations. Benches for mom’s but not much shade. One of my new favourites! I compare it to Lion’s Lagoon but it’s FREE! Easy parking.

  • Vanier Park Splash Pad, 329 Vanier Dr. South Located in South Kitchener near Courtland & Fairway
  • Victoria Park Splash Pad, Courtland Ave. W., 519-741-2890 Located in Victoria Park   – between Park, Victoria and Queen Street Central Kitchener. Best accessed by parking in the main parking lot by the Pavillion off Schneider Street at Queen.

    Lions Lagoon – NOW FREE!!! New this year! – Located inside Waterloo Park  519-725-0511. Shaded picnic area & change & good washroom facilities.


City of Cambridge

11 FREE splash pads! 
Open daily 10am to 9pm daily (approx) until September 1st (weather permitting) 
• Churchill Park – 200 Christopher Dr. Galt
• Lincoln Park – Vimy Street Galt
• Soper Park – Dundas St / Marion Way (East Galt)
• Riverside Park – 49 King St. W.
• Central Park – 615 King St. E.
• Forbes Park – 16 Kribs St.
• Victoria Park – Fisher Mills Rd.  west Galt
• Ferguson Homestead – Cowan Blvd.
• Hespeler Optimist – Ellis Rd.
• Northview Hts. – 120 Carter Cr.
• Weaver Park – Weaver St.
For questions about splash pads call (519) 740-4681 ext. 4214
Outdoor Pools – City of Cambridge
Edward Newland Pool 515 William Street
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 3W6
George Hancock Pool 115 Glenmorris Street 519.740.7178
Kinsmen – Soper Pool 41 Marion Way 519.740.7173
Indoor Pools – City of Cambridge
John Dolson Centre 212 South Street
N1R 2P4
519.740.4681 x 4527
W.G. Johnson Centre 31 Kribs Street
Cambridge, Ontario
N3C 2L3
519-740-4681 x 4469
City of Guelph
Swimming Pools: Public Swims
Open from June 29-September 3 only.
299 York Road
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
1-4 p.m.
5-8 p.m.
21 Imperial Road South
Daily 2-4 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
151 Victoria Road North
Monday–Saturday 2–4  p.m.
Friday 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday 6:30–8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wading Pools
Open from June 29-September 3 only.
45 Edinburgh Road North
12-6 p.m.
235 Elizabeth Street
12-6 p.m.
81 London Road West
12 -6 p.m.
Splash Pads
Open from June 29-September 3 only.
22 Shelldale Crescent
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Waverley Park
76 Balmoral Drive
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
505 Kortright Road West
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
21 Imperial Road South
11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Here is another great link for more splash pad info

Other Places to Cool Down in the City of Kitchener

During extreme humidex advisories, several city facilities across Waterloo Region serve as cooling centres for people looking for relief from the heat.
Cooling centres now open for  Kitchener City Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m..
The Kitchener Market is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.The following community centres are open at minimum 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bridgeport Community Centre, 20 Tyson Dr.
Breithaupt Community Centre, 350 Margaret Ave.
Centreville Chicopee Community Centre, 141 Morgan Ave.
Chandler Mowat Community Centre, 222 Chandler Dr.
Country Hills Community Centre, 100 Rittenhouse Rd.
Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, 150 Pioneer Dr.
Downtown Community Centre, 35 Weber St. W.
Forest Heights Community Centre, 1700 Queen’s Blvd.
Kingsdale Community Centre, 80 Wilson Ave.
Mill Courtland Community Centre, 216 Mill St.
Rockway Centre, 1405 King St. E.
Stanley Park Community Centre, 505 Franklin St. N.
Victoria Hills Community Centre, 10 Chopin Dr.
Williamsburg Community Centre, 1187 Fischer-Hallman Rd.
For specific times, please contact each community centre directly.
The following arenas will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. normally.
Activa Sportsplex, 135 Lennox Lewis Way
The Aud, 400 East Ave.
Sportsworld, 35 Sportsworld Dr.
Air-conditioned shopping malls and local libraries are also great places to cool off.
All Kitchener public library locations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Main Library, 85 Queen St. N.
Country Hills, 1500 Block Line Rd.
Forest Heights, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd.
Grand River/Stanley Park, 175 Indian Rd.
Pioneer Park, 150 Pioneer Dr.
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One Day Sale Canada’s Wonderland Ticket Deal! $29.99 Wed July 9 ONLY!



Get ready for an incredible One Day Sale starting July 9th, 2014!

Purchase Single Day tickets for just $29.99 – a savings of $30 off the Front Gate price!

One Day Sale tickets are valid from July 12 through to July 31, 2014.

Tickets on sale for One Day Only – starts at Midnight Wednesday July 9th until 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 online only.


The sale price works out $29.99 plus all extra fees and taxes = $38.88 per ticket. Tickets must be used before July 31st, 2014. 

To purchase online visit

Family Flicks at Toonie Fridays Series Just Announced at Frederick Imagine Cinema!


Summer Movie Specials at Frederick Imagine Cinemas!

As a special summer treat, every Friday morning, they’ll be showing a children’s film, for the low box-office price of only $2.00! If you missed these films when they first came out, now’s your chance to see them at a much lower price with the big screen experience!

All movies start at 10am. Bring your friends! Bring a gang! See you there. A nice cool way to break up your summer day..


Toonie Fridays Schedule for the rest of the summer;


Friday, July 11th at 10am – CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2


Friday, July 18th at 10am – MR PEABODY & SHERMAN

On Friday, July 25th at 10am – DEPSICABLE ME 2

On Friday, August 1st at 10am – THE NUT JOB

On Friday, August 8th at 10am – THE SMURFS 2

And finally, on Friday, August 15th at 10am –  RIO 2



Take Your Kid Fishing! National Fishing Week July 5-13 – No License Required!

Take Your Kid Fishing! National Fishing Week July 5-13 – No License Required!


Ontario’s Family Fishing Week & Weekend

July 5-13, 2014

Introduce your child to fishing! I can’t think of a more peaceful, fun, free outdoor activity than fishing with your kids. Nothing like it.. and the look on their face when they catch their first fish.. priceless!

Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card. The Ontario Government designates two periods throughout the year as license-free, February 15-17, 2014 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday) and July 5-13, 2014 (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday). During all other time periods, Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase a valid fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

There has never been a better time to introduce a friend to fishing!

Participants fishing without a license must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits which are set out in the current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary. With the exception of the licensing requirement, Ontario fishing regulations, fees and limits continue to apply during license-free days. Copies of the regulations are posted on the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources website, and are available in print at ServiceOntario centres and other fishing license issuers, as well as a variety of other outlets.

Click here to order your FREE ‘Catch Fishing’ Guidebook

Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province. The Grand River Bass Derby takes place this weekend in Kitchener. 


To find an event near you, visit the Events List. Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

As anglers, we shape the future of fishing in Ontario! Always fish with care and concern for our precious natural resources.

Stratford Festival Canada Day Deals! 7 Shows — Tics from $19




Happy Canada Day! Celebrate with Stratford Festival’s red-hot summer sale and save big on tickets for seven different productions, including musicals. Offer ends in 48 hours – Thursday July 3rd – so order now! 

Summer savings starting at $19 – just for you!

$19 C seats, $29 B seats and $39 A seats

Enjoy fabulous theatre at incredible rates: $19 for C zone seating, $29 for B zone seating or $39 for A zone seating* on selected performances this July. With this hot deal, you’ll want to grab tickets for everything! But hurry – this offer expires on July 2.

To book your tickets follow these simple steps: 

• Login to Stratford Festival website with promotion code 55344 (or create an account and then login with same promo number) 
• Choose the performance on the calendar or from the listing below
• Select your A, B or C zone seats 
• Pay and check-out 
• For extra convenience, have your tickets emailed right to your inbox by choosing Deliver by Email delivery option


Click here to order.. 

Win one of 4 VIP Family Passes to see The Lego Movie Saturday July 5 at 10am.




As I shared last week,  I am very excited to announce that I am teaming up with Frederick Imagine Cinemas to bring you an awesome and totally FREE Summer Family Movie Morning to Kick-Off Summer! This great local theatre has recently had some major upgrades which we know you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE, which is why we are inviting you to bring your family for FREE to check it out for yourself!


Frederick Imagine Cinemans & Bargain Hunting Momma FREE Summer Movie Event

Saturday July 5th

Doors Open at 9:15 am Movie Starts at 10am

The Lego Movie



So how can get tickets to this great FREE event?

#1. Reserve your seats on the Eventbrite Event page – they are free but your ticket secures your spot. Ticket Go Live Wednesday July 2nd at 10 am so be sure to LIKE the Bargain Hunting Momma or the Frederick Imagine Cinemas Facebook pages so you are first to see the link. #2. Show up at the theatre Saturday morning – there will be 150 seats available first come first served basis.OK Ready Set GO! Get your FREE tickets to see The Lego Movie at Frederick Imagine Cinemas this Saturday July 5th! Click this link and follow the instructions…


#3. Enter to win one of Four – Family 4-Pack VIP Reserved Seating Packages to the show! Visit the Bargain Hunting Momma Facebook Page for details..Click on GIVEAWAYS or click on this link.. 


Frederick Imagine Cinemas

About Frederick Imagine Cinemas

My family and I have been a long-time supporters of this great independent, discount theatre and am thrilled to be working with them their Brand Ambassador! Imagine Cinemas is the new name for the newly renovated and upgraded Frederick Twin Cinemas which are located in the Frederick Street Mall in the Rosemount/Stanley Park area of Kitchener.  The theatre has recently gone a major facelift & upgrade and now boasts the following..

  • Freshly painted & brand new carpets throughout
  • New Dolby Surround system installed
  • Films are now all digital – from the old film = clearer picture!
  • With the digital updates, this means they can get newer movies faster
  • Prices have remained the best in town — only increased by $1 from the previous discount pricing $7.50 adults & $6 children

This gem of a theatre  is tucked away in such a spot of the city that I am certain many of you have not been before which is the reason for big FREE event..