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Waterloo Public Library’s After Hours @ The Library fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2017


Meet your favourite Canadian authors at Waterloo Public Library’s annual fundraiser


On Friday, November 17th, Waterloo Public Library will be holding its 4th annual fundraiser,
After Hours @ The Library. In celebration of Canada 150, this year’s event will give attendees the chance to get “up close and personal” with a few of our favourite Canadian authors.


Waterloo Public Library is thrilled to welcome writers Ian Hamilton, Donna-Marie Pye, Andrew Pyper and Carrie Snyder to our Main Library for an extraordinary evening of conversation, food and drink. Attendees can chat with authors, mingle
over cocktails (our Information Services desk makes a great bar!) and indulge in delicious canapés and desserts.


Each year, After Hours @ The Library receives incredible support from local businesses, restaurants and caterers in the form of food sponsorship and prize donations.


“We are extremely thankful for the dedicated support of our community partners who, year after year, donate generously to our fundraiser” says Laurie Clarke, Waterloo Public Library’s CEO. “Without them, this event wouldn’t be possible.
We sincerely appreciate their commitment to supporting the library and helping us in not only raising funds but creating a unique event that brings the community together.”


Since its inception in 2014, this dynamic fundraiser has been incredibly successful and this year’s event promises to be the biggest one yet. With draw prizes valued at over $5,000, a Silent Auction that features two tickets to anywhere
in the world WestJet flies, and appetizers from Bhima’s Warung, e.v.o Kitchen, Famoso, Just Love Pie, Little Mushroom Catering and Winnie’s Gluten-Free Kitchen, this event is a perfect opportunity to enjoy an exciting evening in Uptown Waterloo and find out
what happens at the library “after hours”. 


Tickets for After Hours @ The Library are $50 each and include canapés and one drink ticket. To see full details and purchase tickets, please visit


Sandi Hall

Specialist, Marketing and Communications |  Waterloo Public Library

E:    P: 519.886.1310 x157    TTY: 1.866.786.3941

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Reading :
Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray

Watching :
Everybody Loves Raymond(Season 4)


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Bullying Ends Here Shortlisted As A ‘Top Ten’ Charity For Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

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Public Encouraged to vote for Bullying Ends Here through Industrial Alliance Website


November 8, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. – Bullying Ends Here and its founder, Tad Milmine, are asking the public for their votes, as the organization vies to win the #1 spot and a $125,000 prize, courtesy of Industrial Alliance, among a group of “Top 10” not-for-profit organizations from across Canada.

For the month of November, the public is being kindly asked to vote for the charity they believe is the most deserving of $125,000.

Bullying Ends Here President and Founder Tad Milmine says: “Thanks so much to Industrial Alliance for this phenomenal opportunity. It is an honour to stand alongside these 9 organizations, each of whom is doing critically important work in communities across the country.”

He adds: “Winning would allow Bullying Ends Here to spend more time in communities, speaking to youth. It would help us reach those that need it most and it would allow us to continue with not only changing lives, but saving them, so we would appreciate your vote.”

Since starting the organization four years ago, Tad has shared his anti-bullying message with over 250,000 youth around the world and has combatted bullying in all forms across the country.

Tad adds: “You can vote once per email address and every vote truly counts. Being able to continue to reach youth and discuss the topics of bullying is invaluable. With your vote, you can help inspire and save these children.”

Voting ends on November 30th and the winner will be announced on December 11th. The public can vote both on the Bullying Ends Here website, or at the Industrial Alliance website.

To encourage voting, Tad is also offering an exciting prize pack to one lucky voter.

About Bullying Ends Here

Calgary Police Constable Tad Milmine spent his teenage years a victim of bullying. In 2011, after reading about the suicide of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley, an openly gay Ontario youth bullied relentlessly for his sexuality, Tad was inspired to take his personal struggle public. He is the founder of Bullying Ends Here and travels across the world speaking with young people about the real effects of bullying. He has spoken all across North America and Europe and has reached close to 250,000 youth in person. Tad has received universal acclaim for the work that he does, including the inaugural Kaleidoscope of Hope Award. For more information about the foundation, visit and follow Tad on Twitter @tadmilmine.


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Fwd: Media Advisory – Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services

Tomorrow morning I will be attending the following event to recognize our grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The grant will help improve a lot of things at the station as well as add video capabilities to the studio. If anyone can attend tomorrow, I am looking for someone to take photos or video. It's from 10 to 10:30 AM.



———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Rebecca Wagner <>
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:11 AM
Subject: Media Advisory – Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services
To: Rebecca Wagner <>




Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services


Media Advisory                                                                                                                    September 6, 2017


Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will recognize local organizations that are building healthy and vibrant communities with seed investment grants.  Photo opportunities will follow.            


Date:  September 7, 2017                      


Time:  10:00am – 10:30am                              


Location:  84 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L7           


Parking:  Market Square or the Benton & Charles Street parkade, or street parking.              




Contact Information: 

Rebecca Wagner, Office of MPP Daiene Vernile | | 519-579-5460   




Rebecca Wagner   

Office of Daiene Vernile, MPP Kitchener Centre

379 Queen Street South Unit 3, Kitchener ON N2G 1W6      

T: 519.579.5460 | F: 519.579.2121 | E:      




After Hours Emergency Exit

Hello all,

The Board is working to get some answers on the plan for the building side door. In the mean time, if you are in the studio after hours and the side door is locked, the closest exit is the front door of the building. Please take a look at the map that's posted in the studio.

Show descriptions on

Happy Canada Day,

The show bios are looking great on the website:

Some of the bios were missing a few things, so I fixed them up, but I think this is due to most people not being properly trained on how to use the website. I created a How To video for this to help out. Please take a look at this 4 minute video about how to create a Show Bio. One of the things the video shows is how to add a Featured Image to a post. This should always be done for any blog post.

Have a safe weekend!


On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:17 AM, Nat Persaud <> wrote:


For our website, we would like to have a description of every show with a logo or photo to go along with it. I made some changes to the website that should make this more organised than what we have tried in the past. All of the descriptions will show up on the Shows page. Here's what I need each show to do.
  1. Log into If you do not have a login, please let me know.
  2. Create a new post.
  3. Set the title as your show name.
  4. Type in a description of your show. Include the time it airs and any online links you have (your website, facebook, twitter, etc).
  5. Set the category to your show.
  6. Add tags. Include the tag "about" as a minimum. You can also add any genres or other tags that describe your show.
  7. Add a featured image. This should be at least 1050 pixels wide and 600 pixels tall.
  8. Publish your post.
After this is done, you can go back and make changes to your show description at any time.
Let know if you need any help with this. It should only take 10 minutes and will help us with advertising sales and general exposure of your show. Please try to get yours done in one week.
CKMS President

A CKMS-FM “New Frequency Party!”

Doors Open to the Public !!!

A fun evening of entertainment, Nightlife and Live performances!
A door prize ticket and chance at a Great door prize to come with everyone’s entry!!
All while supporting local talent, DJ’s and community radio of Waterloo Region, CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo!

Come celebrate a night of fun, live music, drinks and beverage at the KW Boathouse as we celebrate the switch from 100.3 to our NEW FM frequency 102.7 FM!!!

Live Music provided by CKMS-DJ’s!!
Opening Mix: 8:30 – 9:00 PM
Ati of “LA ROCA” (Latin Mix) :
9:00 – 10:00 PM
DJ Carmelo of “STREET HOP” Radio (Old school Funk) : 10:00 – 11:00 PM
Live hip-hop performance by “Crispy” and “Lakes”! : 11:00 – 11:25 PM
Door prize Draws!! : 11:30 – 11:40 PM
A Special Announcement from CKMS Radio Waterloo! : 11:40 – 11:55 PM
DJ Denim of “DENIM ENTERTAINMENT RADIO!” (Bass and Electronic Dance Music) : 12:00 – 2:00 AM

Door prize draws included with your entry fee!! Sponsors from Street Hop, Denim Entertainment, the KW Titan professional basketball team, New Damage Records and many more to come! Keep posted for more exciting door prize updates and Full details on prizes to come withn the event page!

19+ Event
Cover only $4 for CKMS members, $7 for non-members and $20 that includes a 2017 CKMS-FM membership!

Celebrate a community radio station that has served Waterloo Region for 40 YEARS and still Is continuing to grow strong thanks to its great community and surrounding cities!!

Come support CKMS-FM on Friday, FEBRUARY 17TH !!!

Click here to volunteer at this event.

New Frequency party

Full event info and updates can be found here!! (Facebook Event page)

New Show: The Great Bharat

Mark you calendar!

There’s a new spoken word show coming this Sunday to SoundFM called The Great Bharat. The show will air The Mahabharata Podcast by Lawrence Manzo (iTunes) and I’ll be giving my own commentary along with some guest hosts.

The Mahabharata is an ancient epic story, and one that is said to shape India even today.  Lawrence Manzo re-tells the story in his own words and makes it accessible to the ordinary North American. The story itself is gripping, unpredictable, and at times hilarious. It’s hard to believe that it’s over 3000 years old.

So please join me as we listen to The Mahabharata Podcast every Sunday 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (after Sargam).

Note: There is some explicit content (violence, sexuality) so not suitable for younger listeners.

If you would like to support this show by donation, sponsorship or advertising, please contact me


SoundFM had a presence at the LINK PICNIC on August 24, 2014. LINK is Kitchener’s premiere African and Caribbean culture festival. Thanks to LINK PICNIC and all our volunteers that came out to help.

SoundFM at the LINK PICNIC 2014
SoundFM at the LINK PICNIC 2014

Carmelo and Tierra

New Music from Chris Toppa, Germany


Chris Toppa is one of the upcoming german reggae artists. After playing at Sting Festival in Jamaica in 2011 he got a lot of attention in the german reggae scene. Now he finally finished his debut album which will be released on july 11th. The first single is called “Long Time”. The video is out now for 24h and already got a lot of positive feedback.


Chris Toppa
Long Time

Format: Single
Release Date: 15.06.2014
Label: Boomrush Productions
Release: from the upcoming album “Connected”

Watch music video: