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FREE Music & Movies in the Park – 2014 Schedule Announced!

Under the stars and on Canada’s largest outdoor screen! Music & Movies In The Park is back!

Think Drive-In minus the car! This has become a great tradition with our family.. Music & Movies in the Park

(in this case Waterloo Park by the bandshell).

Grab the lawn chairs & blankets and check out one or all of these family friendly flicks.

Get there early to enjoy some awesome live bands.. the schedule is still being finalized so check back later..

This is truly a great night out under the stars.

  • Music starts at 7:00pm (artist info coming soon)
  • Movie begins at dusk
  • Check out the vendors on location
  • Eventswill be cancelled in inclement weather
    • Bring a chair, blanket or umbrella just in case
Please remember to bring your donation to the Food Bank as your admission!
Thursday July 24 – Movie: The Lego Movie (Trailer)
Musical guest: TBA
ImageThursday Aug. 7 – Movie: Rio 2 (Trailer)
Musical guest: Eric Traplin

Thursday Aug. 14 – Movie: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Trailer)
Musical guest: Waterstreet Blues Band
Thursday Aug. 28 – Movie: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971 Starring Gene Wilder) (Trailer)
Musical guest: Phil ‘N the Blanks

Stay Cool with $5 Matinees at Frederick Twin Cinemas. Now Playing TURBO!


Turbo (film) poster.jpg

Looking for a cool indoor activity this week? When the temps reach the 40 degree with a humidex mark, this Momma retreats with the kids to nice, cool indoor places. A movie sure sounds good to me!

Today is the premiere of the new kids animated flick called Turbo and it looks really cute on the trailer so off we go! The basic premise is a little snail who dreams of being fast race car kind of snail, and when magical things happen and he gets his wish, who knows what will happen? I will let you know how it is.

And to make this even better, you can catch it at Kitchener’s Frederick Twin Cinemas. This little gem is one of the few independently owned theatres in the area and offers affordable pricing for families. It is a nice full size theatre that offers two screens seating approx. 200-300 with concessions.

Box Office Pricing

  • $5 matinees,
  • $5 kids 13 and under
  • $6.50 for adults
  • Tuesday’s it is only $4,

If you are a movie theatre or film officiando you might not like this theatre but for most people, it is just fine. Here are a few things to know before you go.. The seats are not the fancy schmancy ones, the sound system is not a high end Dolby digital one and they don’t offer 3D versions of any films,  ut it’s still a perfectly lovely movie experience for those who don’t want to break the bank. Having 3 kids, this is often the difference between going to a movie or staying home and they don’t seem to mind skipping the 3D.  I can take them all to a matinee for $20 instead of closer to $40 regular or $60 in 3D at an Empire Theatre.

Click here to check out their website…


Wed July 17th & Thur July 18th a
1:00 , 3:45 & 7:00 pm

Fri July 19th & Sat July 20th at 
1:00 , 3:45 , 7:00 & 9:15pm

Sun July 21st to Thur July 25th at 
1:00 , 3:45 & 7:00 pm

Warnings:  Cartoon/Animation Action

Length: 105 Minutes

Sorry, but we do not accept Debit Cards or Credit Cards – Cash only please! There is an ATM machine near the box office.


385 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 2P2

(If you don’t know where this is located in the Stanley Park area of Kitchener … it is near Victoria Street where it hits the Conestoga Expressway)

March Break in Waterloo Region – BRING IT ON!



MARCH BREAK 2013 –  Bring it ON! 


I double dog dare you to say “I’m Bored! There’s nothing to do” after reading this long post about all the fun and incredible things going on throughout March Break.

My list is mainly for Waterloo Region events but it stretches to Stratford and Toronto too so have fun and enjoy some family time this week!



GO TO THE Movies!
March Break Film Festival Princess Cinema
Cineplex Family Favourites
Every Saturday morning at 11 am
$2.50 with proceeds going to the Starlight Foundation
Family Favourites
Cineplex $2.50 Saturday Family Favorite Matinee Listings
Sat March 8 – Happy Feet
Sat March 16 – Indian in the Cupboard
March Break Film Festival @ Princess Cinemas
March 11-15th matinees for $5
Movie Listings and times

Toonie Madness at Empire Theatres
Runs all week during March Break 11-15th

$2 admssion or awesome package deals for $7.50
Movie Listings and times

Toonie Matinee Titles Mar5





Click here for a discount coupon to save 10%!






Events & Promotions

Go Hip! Go Happening! Take part in all that the Cambridge Centre has to offer. There are always exciting events and promotions on the Go! The list below is updated often, be sure to check back soon.

March 12 – Konstructive Kids Craft

Join us on Tuesday, March 12th 1-3pm at Centre Court. Children 6 to 12 years old accompanied by an adult are invited to create a free craft. While supplies last.

March 13 – Carnival Day at Cambridge Ice Centre

Face Painting by Creations Art & Pottery Studio and Balloon Art by The Twisted Ones 10:30am to 3:30pm.

FREE Ice Skating* 10:40am to 12Noon & 2:10pm to 3:30pm
*Maximum capacity 200 patrons. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Regular public skate and rental rules apply.

For more information, please call 519 621-5004

March 15 – Live Broadcast at Cambridge Ice Centre

The Tri-Cities Rock-Alternative radio station, 883 CJIQ will be broadcasting live from the Cambridge Ice Centre on Friday, March 15th during our 6:40pm-8:30pm general public skate. Come by and fill… out a ballot to win some great prizes!!

Check out CJIQ by setting your dial to 88.3PM or by listening on-line atwww.cjiqfm.com

*Maximum capacity 200 patrons. Regular public skate and rental rules apply. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.



Tim Hortons Free Swims!

Elmira Woolwich Memorial Centre
March 12th 1:15 – 3:15
March 14th 1:15 -= 3:15
New Hamburg & Baden Wilmot Aquatic
March 12th 1-3 pm
March 15th 1-3
Discover THE ARTS!
Swan Lake
Date Swan Lake at the Centre in the SquareSaturday, March 16, 2013 • 7:30pmTickets starting at $35
Availability  http://www.centre-square.com/show/149/Swan-Lake
Description Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Ballet Jörgen Canada, Founder and Artistic Director, Bengt Jörgen has re-visioned the world’s most renowned Classical Ballet – Swan Lake – in a major new Canadian production. Steeped in the traditions of the grand ballets of Russia, Bengt will return to his roots with this latest creation of Swan Lake, a new production of grandeur, passion and hope that showcases the extraordinary beauty of ballet in its purest form.
Mary Poppins at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge
(this is the newest Drayton Entertainment theatre just opened!!
$20 child tickets, $40 adults.
I think this show may be sold out for March Break .. but it runs until end of April.
The Museum
Admission rates apply
March Break
Sat March 9 to Sun March 17
Visit THEMUSEUM all March Break long for an amazing list of activities – great family value!

  • Sat March 9
    • 11am – Meet the Zookeeper
    • 1pm – Contemporary School of Dance
  • Sun March 10
    • 11am to 2pm – Goodlife Booth
    • 1pm – Meet KiM our Kids In Motion Mascot
  • Mon March 11
    • 1pm – Play with ‘snow’ in THEMUSEUM
  • Tues March 12
    • 10:30am – Magic of Dance with Ballet Jorgen Canada
  • Wed March 13
    • 9am – Member Morning
    • 12:30pm – Fire & Ice Mad Science Show
  • Thurs March 14
    • 1pm – Plasma Race Cars
  • Fri March 15
    • 1pm – Play with ‘snow’ in THEMUSEUM
  • Sat March 16
    • 11am – Meet the Zookeeper
    • 1pm – Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Show
  • Sun March 17
    • 1pm – Safari Science Reptile Show
Safari Science Reptile Show
Thursday March 17 | 1pm
Snakes, Lizards and Frogs, Oh my! Come touch and hold live reptiles and amphibians with Safari Science!
Waterloo Region Museum
March Break Madness
Saturday, March 9 –through Sunday, March 17, 2013
Waterloo Region Museum (Doon Heritage)
10 Huron Road
Hours Mon to Sat 9:30am to 5:00pm, Sun 11am to 5pm.
Every day hands-on activities and demonstrations are scheduled for the whole family. Regular admission Check out their new exhibit Under the Big Top!
Circus photoMarch Break Fun at Chapters
Daily Store Activities at 11am during March
Chicopee Ski Hill
March 11 – March 15 : March Break Cr8zyness

Take advantage of some of the best deals to close out the season.

*March Break card that allows you to ski and snowboard anytime you want, for however long you want, from Monday – Friday for only $88! Call 519.894.5610 to purchase.

2) If you are 8 years old and you are with a parent / guardian, you can ski or snowboard FOR FREE with the purchase of any lift ticket.

3) $8 lift tickets after 4pm, Monday – Friday. ‘Nuff said.

From 9AM – 3PM each day, Discover Programs and our Group Family Fun Day Package ($150 for 4-hour rentals, 4-hour lift tickets and lesson for 4 family members) will also be available.

The hill will be opening at 8am and closing at 8pm, Monday – Friday.

Family Activities:

March 11 – 12 to 12:45 pm
Mad Science Show & 1 to 2pm Mad Science Fun Station

March 12 – 12 to 2pm
Bre Creative Face Painting

March 13 – 11:30am to 2:30pm
Game Asylum

March 14 – 12:15 to 12:45pm and 1:15 to1:45pm
Ronno – Children’s Entertainer

March 15 – 12 to 2pm
J ‘n’ L Reptile Show

$8.00 lift tickets $88 unlimited skiing all week, if your 8 ski for free.
Q BBQ Public House - Cambridge, ON
March Break – KIDS EAT FREE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY from Sunday March 10 – Sunday March 17 at Q BBQ Public House in Cambridge !!
Kids get a meal from the kids menu, a choice of drink, and a chocolate, strawberry or caramel ice cream sundae for dessert 🙂
After March Break, Kids Eat Free every Thursday and Sunday !
Canstruction Waterloo Region 
Sat March 9 – Sun March 17
Conestoga Mall
FREE donations to food bank
A food and awareness raising event, provides teams of architects, engineers, designers, tradespeople and students a chance to extend their creativity. You can build an impressive structure out of thousands of cans of food showcasing your talent and company name to more than 10,000 viewers at Conestoga Mall during March break. The food in your build will be shared with the community.
Phone number: 519-743-5576
What’s Going during March Break at the Local Libraries? FUN STUFF! 
Kitchener –  KPL Calendar 
Waterloo – WPL Calendar
Wii party, Lego, Crafts, Movies, Claymation, Mad Science and more. Click here for full calendar.
Waterloo Public Square
Thursday March 14 1 – 2pm
Mad Science Show!
Audiences will be dazzled by our spectacular Fire and Ice Show! We will heat things up with our disappearing fire followed by an awesome indoor fireworks display! Next we’ll cool you right down to minus 79 degrees Celsius with a mesmerizing dry ice presentation! Listen to a spoon scream and check out a neat rainbow reaction. Volunteer to taste a burp, touch exploding, foggy bubbles or take a Mad Science shower! Finish off with  the incredible Swoosh, Whoosh, Aaaah!
Waterloo Public Square Calendar
Friday March 15
Shamrock Shake Up 
2 – 4pm

Join in the fun of St. Patrick’s Day as we celebrate early to end March Break!  There will be Irish dancers, and a performance by the Shananigans.  Also enjoy face painting, a leprechaun and activities.

A special thank you to our sponsor Queen of Hearts Costume located in UpTown Waterloo.

Cookie Cutters
Northfield Drive
March 15
Facpainting March 16 free cookies, refreshments
Stratford Events Happening at the Mall on main street in  Stratford!
Festival Marketplace..

1067 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON N5A 6W6

Phone: (519) 273-6724

Kitchener Market
Saturday March 16 – Kitchener Market
10am to Noon 
Kids in Kitchen with Irish treats, Irish Academy of Dance performs 11am and music by the Shananigans.
Every one’s Irish
Kennedy’s Tavern Irish 
Celebrating all weekend long! Located in St Agatha – great authentic Irish food, live music, Irish dancing, sing a longs.. lots of fun for everyone!
City Hall St Paddy’s Celebration
Friday, March 15
11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kitchener City Hall
Celebrate the luck of the Irish on civic square.  Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day lunch time event on Friday March 15.  Live music, Irish dancing and fun for the kids!
Civic Square Stage
11:30 – 12:15      Dole Tinkers
12:15 – 12:45      Intensley Irish
12:45 – 1:30        Dole Tinkers
1:30 – 2:00          Doyle Academy of Irish Dance
 -Make and take St. Patrick’s Day themed crafts for kids (while quantities last)
-BBQ –  hotdogs  and snacks for purchase
*Program subject to change
St Paddy’s In Waterloo Public Square
Friday March 15
Shamrock Shake Up 
2 – 4pm

Join in the fun of St. Patrick’s Day as we celebrate early to end March Break!  There will be Irish dancers, and a performance by the Shananigans.  Also enjoy face painting, a leprechaun and activities.


Other Fun Stuff to do around KW and Beyond! 

4D Cinema

Lego Land Discovery Centres
Just opened in Vaughn Mills mall north of Toronto!  They have reportedly been insanely busy so call or book your tickets online before you go.. they are selling out some days!!
 Special Event Cast
Chuck E Cheese 
Always a blast, fun games and pretty cheap if you use a coupon! Games are only 1 ticket so good for a few hours of fun and you don’t even have to eat there is you dont’ want to.. but the pizza is pretty good!

Special Hockey Interntational Tournament
Amazing hockey tournament coming to Kitchener and games are free so come by and support this cool event!  March 14-16, 2013, Kitchener will be hosting the 19th Annual Special Hockey International tournament. The annual SHI tournament brings together teams from across North America and England once a year for a major gathering. There are no elimination rounds, no one team is crowned champion. In our eyes they are all champions. Every team plays up to 4 games and every player on every team plays equally.Special Hockey allows the developmentally challenged to achieve their own goals on their own schedule.
“To provide an opportunity for hockey players of any ability to play in a tournament which emphasizes fun, friendship and respect.”
BREAKAWAY to the Hall this March Break!
Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto!
Click here for a valuable coupon!  $2 off admission up to 5 people + 1 FREE Stanley’s Game Seven DVD!
Check out this article from The Toronto Star listing 54 Things to Do in Toronto for March Break!  Now I double dog dare you to say your bored after reading this post! 
New Cricket Program coming to Wloo Region
This new league is looking for new female players! Volunteers, players, coaches required. no experience required.
Contact – cricketinkitchener@gmail.com
Katie Bjorkenstam or Evan at 519-954-8525