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A public service announcement (PSA) is a message in the public interest played without charge, with the objective of raising awareness about a social issue. If there is an event that you would like promoted please contact office@radiowaterloo.ca.

Festival of Neighbourhoods, 15 November 2020

A Mosaic of Neighbourhoods

Online Celebration

Sunday, 15 November 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

www.festivalofneighbourhoods.ca

Festival of Neighbourhoods Kitchener invites YOU to participate in an interactive online celebration recognizing all the amazing ways you and your neighbours created community connections this year. Our theme is A Mosaic of Neighbourhoods, and we’ll be highlighting the neighbourhoods and people that make Kitchener the strong and diverse community we cherish.

Zoom along with your neighbours and City of Kitchener representatives to share your ideas for the future of your neighbourhoods, take video tours around the city and participate in a fun creative activity.

By joining the party on the Zoom meeting platform, you’ll have the opportunity to represent your neighbourhood and win one of five $100.00 ‘Door Prize’ Gift Cards from local businesses towards your neighbourhood projects.

Sign up to attend at Eventbrite

You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting link to access the celebration.

On the reservation order form, you can volunteer to be a Breakout Session host; lead a small online discussion group and spark imagination as they envision the future of your neighbourhood.

The deadline to confirm is Thursday, November 12th at midnight. Sign up today!

If you wish to participate offline, or don’t have access to a home computer, a City of Kitchener Community Centre space is available for you to join in. Email allison.brown@waterlooregion.org or call 519‑567‑7407 for more information.
Festival of Neighbourhoods poster

Friends of CKMS Funding Drive 2020

The Annual “Friends of CKMS” Funding Drive is on from October 25 to November 7. Please support your favorite show on CKMS as they ask for your support!

DONATE!

Radio Waterloo IS:

  • community run, community funded, community minded
  • non-profit, non-boring, non-traditional
  • committed to training community members in the techniques of broadcasting.
  • committed to serving the needs of community groups.
  • committed to showing the true diversity of Waterloo Region

Radio Waterloo DOES:

  • introduce our listeners to new ideas, perspectives, and music
  • broadcast shows in many languages, serving many cultural communities
  • emphasize exposure of issues and activities that are important to the local community
  • support local arts talent
  • play music that you won’t hear on commercial radio
  • broadcasts news, analysis and discussion that you won’t hear on commercial radio

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CKMS COVIDFest July 23rd

July 23rd – At the Newly Named CKMS Youtube Page!

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Live Music Celebration

To become involved with our celebration please contact office@radiowaterloo.ca

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23 July 2020 – Live Stream to CKMS 102.7 FM radio airwaves & to YouTube page.

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KW Vegfest Is Going Virtual! Saturday and Sunday, 4 and 5 July 2020

Join the 3rd annual KW Vegfest!

This will be an Online Event, taking place on on Saturday July 4, 2020 and Sunday, July 5, 2020.

We will be sharing Sanctuary tours, cooking + zero-waste demos, speakers, a health panel and holding giveaways!

Stay tuned to the event page for more details!

The event is sponsored by Kitchener Waterloo Climate Save and the City of Kitchener, and powered by a group of hard-working volunteers. 🌎❤️🌏.

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KW Solidarity March for #BlackLivesMatter: 5pm on Wed, 3 June 2020 at Victoria Park, Kitchener

What: KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter
When: Wednesday, 3 June 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ontario
Location: Joseph St. and Gaukel St. Map
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/584661392432523

Community leaders Selam Debs, Carla Beharry, Aaron Francis, ACB KW & with the support of Black Lives Matter – Waterloo Region bring to you Justice For George (illustration of George Floyd surrounded by a wreath of flowers)KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter.

We as the KW community will peacefully march in solidarity for the lives lost to police brutality, institutionalized racism and hatred. People of all races and backgrounds will come together to show our solidarity against anti-blackness and injustice.

Selam Debs, Carla Beharry, ACB KW & with the support of Black Lives Matter – Waterloo Region bring to you KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD 5PM- MEET in front of Victoria Park, Kitchener (Gaukel & Joseph- one block from Victoria ion station)

Please read all below COVID-19 precautions and guidelines that must be followed to participate in this march

ALL social distancing measures will be in place – MASKS ARE MANDATORY. Please bring your own sanitizer, signs and masks.

We will march for Ahmaud Arbery, Breanna Taylor, George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet & all those before who’s names we know and those names we do not know of.

This is a peaceful march and protest to raise awareness of the lives lost in violence, to show our solidarity for the families and communities most impacted, to express that as the KW community WE are NOT just “not racist”- WE are active ANTI-RACISTS and to stand with the grieving Black folks right here in KW and the surrounding areas. We are saying unapologetically BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Because SILENCE = VIOLENCE. LET’S BRING THIS COMMUNITY TOGETHER AS WE SAY LOUDLY & PEACEFULLY “WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH GEORGE. BLACK LIVES MATTER.”

We will meet in front of Victoria Park at 5pm on Wednesday.
*Victoria Park, Kitchener (Gaukel & Joseph- one block from Victoria ion station)

SAFTEY INFORMATION:
-If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and tune in through the FB live streamed from Black Lives Matter – Waterloo Region with Carla Beharry
-You MUST wear a mask. Please wear one that covers your nose and mouth
-Maintain social distancing of 2 meters from each other throughout the march
-March in groups of 5 or less
Maintain a distance of 6 feet between each group
-Plan ahead for essential needs, care and supplies

We will also be sharing the March on Facebook live facilitated by Carla Beharry from the Black Lives Matter – Waterloo Region page

We will have more information soon

KEEP VISITING KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter FOR UP TO DATE DETAILS

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT PLEASE:

-DONATE MASKS, WATER, GARBAGE BAGS
-FIRST AID VOLUNTEERS
-VOLUNTEERS- AS MANY HANDS AS POSSIBLE
-LEGAL SUPPORT
-create signs (ie. Black Lives Matter, I stand in solidarity with George, Silence= Violence, KW in Solidarity with Black lives, Enough is Enough etc)
-Support local Black initiatives – We will have a list available soon

KEEP VISITING KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter FOR UP TO DATE DETAILS

DM Selam Debs OR Carla Beharry WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

PLEASE show kindness and respect with your questions as we are in a state of grieving right now. Only extend questions specific to how you can support.

You can also find updates on our IG’s @selamdebs & @carla.beharry

MORE details to come.

The Irish Real Life Festival March 7-17th.

The 5th annual IRL Festival is bringing contemporary and traditional Irish culture to the Waterloo Region during the week of March 7th – 17th 2020.

The Irish Real Life Festival has 35 events happening all over Kitchener and Waterloo. Live Music, Theatre, Family events, Pub Nights, Celtic Music School, Celtic Art School and some Culinary Events.

Visit https://www.irishreallifekw.com/ for more info or for tickets.

Many FREE events and something for everyone!

Join us for music, family fun, film, dancing, theatre, Irish cuisine and more.

 

 

Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser

A fundraiser in support of the Roblero-Morales Family
Families Belong Together
A evening of Community Care for Migrant Justice

Join us for a night of community care for migrant justice in support of a local family facing deportation from Waterloo to Guatemala. Because we all deserve safety. Because no one is illegal. Because families belong together.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

We’ll be screening “In the Shadows of Borders”, a short film that explores if Canada really is as welcoming to migrants as one may think. After the film, we will hear from Sandra Morales, mother of six, whose husband, Daniel Roblero, was deported over 3 months ago. Sandra and five of her children have also been threatened with deportation and are currently waiting for a response on their application for permanent residence on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. They came to Canada fleeing violence and persecution in Guatemala and the US. Daniel, husband and father, was the main provider for the family and so we are raising funds for the family to support them during this very difficult time.

Find out more about the case by reading Press Release: Community members deliver holiday card to Waterloo MP calling for permanent status for Roblero Morales family on Facebook.

There will be snacks, an amazing silent auction, community resources and a room filled with lovely people who care.

FUNDS FOR THE FAMILY

Tickets are sliding scale $5 to $15. Pay what you can snacks. Silent auction with many amazing pieces and baskets, stay tuned for some of the items you can get! Please bring cash. We will also accept e-transfers for silent auction items.

ALL money raised will go directly to the Roblero-Morales family. If you would like to donate a silent auction item or money and cannot attend the event, please email karly@lspirg.org

ACCESS INFO:

The space is:

  • wheelchair accessible but please email kwourtime@gmail.com if you require the use of the elevator
  • a vegetarian space, and there will be vegan and GF options
  • within a church but the neither the Civic Hub space nor our event are religious
  • if you have any other access needs for the film or rest of the evening, please email kwourtime@gmail.com

This is being held at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region.

Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser | Facebook

What: Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser
When: Thursday 5 March 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: The Civic Hub of Waterloo Region
Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener Map

Vegetarian Potluck Dinner In Support of the Roblero-Morales Family

There will be a Vegetarian Potluck Dinner in support of the Roblero-Morales family on Saturday, 22 February 2020 from 5pm to 7pm. This is a chance to meet the family and share a meal.

Dinner is at the Civic Hub of Waterloo Region, in the Church of St. John the Evangelist. Come to the doors on Duke Street West and press the buzzer for the Social Development Centre Waterloo Region.

There is also a fundraiser for the Roblero-Morales family on Thursday 5 March from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, also at the Civic Hub WR. There will be a silent auction, a film screening, snacks, with all proceeds going to the Roblero-Morales family. For additional info see the Facebook page Families Belong Together: A Community Fundraiser.

Please contact Nadeem Lawji <nlawji@gmail.com> if you plan to attend or need a ride to any of these events.

Some Background:

We are asking that Sandra Morales, Daniel Roblero and their children be granted status under compassionate and humanitarian grounds

Both Sandra and Daniel are originally from Guatemala. They met in the US, after having fled persecution and violence in their home country. While their children are US citizens, Sandra and Daniel remained undocumented while living in the US. The family became increasingly fearful when Trump was elected in 2017, terrified that their kids would be taken away from them and the family would be separated. They decided to come to Canada, where Daniel has family.

In Canada, the family has access to important medical services (three children have medical conditions or disabilities) that they would not be able to access in Guatemala. The family is already suffering from separation after Daniel was deported.

What: Vegetarian Potluck Dinner In Support of the Roblero-Morales Family
When: Saturday 22 February 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: The Civic Hub of Waterloo Region
Location: 23 Water Street North, Kitchener Map

Global Day of Protest: No War On Iran – Waterloo

There will be a peace rally in solidarity with the Global Day of Protest “No War On Iran!” on Saturday, January 25 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Waterloo Public Square.

We do not want another war in the Middle East.

We say “No War On Iran.”

We want US-NATO-Canadian soldiers and special forces out of Iraq. We need de-escalation and diplomacy. The Canadian government should urge the US to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and end its crippling sanctions against Iran. We want peace with Iran and peace throughout the Middle East. The Waterloo action is organized by KW Peace, WR Nonviolence and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Rallies are taking place at the same time across the country and around the world.

Find out more about the Global Day of Protest at https://www.answercoalition.org/iran-jan-25

Global Day of Protest: No War On Iran – Waterloo | Facebook

Three Events for Peace

On Monday, 20 January 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm there is a free public film screening “MLK: A Call to Conscience”

Room 142, Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb St.

This free public screening is to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day. The documentary, “A Call to Conscience,” gives greater insight into Dr. King’s civil rights and anti-war views and deconstructs his most important but least known speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence”. This powerful film puts Dr. King’s legacy into a contemporary context, particularly in light of the new Poor People’s Campaign, the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing wars in the Middle East. The film includes rare archival footage and interviews with pre-eminent King scholar Dr. Clayborne Carson, academic Dr. Cornel West, African-American historian Dr. Vincent Harding, & Institute for Policy Studies fellow Phyllis Bennis. The screening will be followed by a discussion, led by Tamara Lorincz, about nonviolent resistance, social justice and peace activism in this current era of the climate emergency and the Trump presidency. Copies of Dr. King’s speech will be made available.

Co-hosted by the BSIA Conflict & Security Research Cluster, PACS-CAN and KW Peace.

More info: https://www.balsillieschool.ca/event/film-screening-mlk-a-call-to-conscience/

Cinema Series: “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch”

Tuesday, 21 January 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm

CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada

Public Event: Cinema Series

More info: https://www.cigionline.org/events/cinema-series-anthropocene-human-epoch

Peter Mansbridge to Moderate Panel on Climate Crisis

Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM is pleased to be hosting a discussion on Climate Crisis in conjunction with its exhibition ALARM | The Climate Crisis Exhibition. The event will be held Earth Day, 22 April 2020 at Bingeman’s Marshall Hall. Partnering with The Walrus magazine and Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) the panel will include representation from national columnists and local research fellows on the climate crisis and the environment.

Tickets are $50 per person for general seating. Also available is a $150 VIP package which includes seating in the front rows, an after-event reception with the panel and Peter Mansbridge, tax receipt and one admission to see ALARM | The Climate Crisis Exhibition. Members of THEMUSEUM will receive discounted admission. Tickets are available at THEMUSEUM.ca.

National Online Teach-In: No War With Iran!

Spearheaded by the ANSWER Coalition and streamed live in KW at Conrad Grebel University College.

On Saturday, January 11 at 3pm, we will livestream a national online teach-in dedicated to the movement against war with Iran. Featuring anti-war leaders, scholars, journalists, representatives from religious communities and others, the teach-in will include an all star cast representing different sectors of the new anti-war movement.

Speakers for the teach-in will include:

  • Kathy Kelly, Voice for Creative Nonviolence
  • Abby Martin, host of The Empire Files
  • Dr. Gerald Horne, author and historian
  • Claudia De La Cruz, The People’s Forum
  • Liz Theoharis, Co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign
  • Mazda Majidi, Iranian-American journalist
  • Leila Zanda, Iranian-American activist
  • Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate 2016
  • Eugene Puryear, ANSWER Coalition
  • Media Benjamin, CODEPINK
  • Ciara Taylor, The People’s Forum
  • Max Blumenthal, journalist at The Grayzone
  • Leonard Flores, CODEPINK Latin America Coordinator
  • Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
  • Mike Prysner, Iraq anti-war veteran
  • Anya Parampil, journalist at The Grayzone
  • Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition
  • And others

Please join us in room 1300 at Conrad Grebel University College to learn more about the situation between the US and Iran. Bring snacks if possible!

Also remember to come out for the global day of protest, 2pm at Waterloo Public Square, on January 25th!

National Online Teach-in: No War with Iran! | Facebook

National Online Teach-In: No War With Iran! | On Sat. Jan 11 representatives of the new anti-war movement will be hosting a national teach-in on the US-Iran crisis. Featuring an all star cast of anti-war leaders, scholars, journalists, and others, this event promises to provide a unique glimpse into the evolving anti-war movement in the US and beyond. | We invite you to join us for a local livestream of this event. | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2533631296905008/ | 11 January 2020 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm - Room 1300 Conrad Grebel University College
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National Online Teach-In: No War With Iran!

On Saturday, 11 January 2020 representatives of the new anti-war movement will be hosting a national teach-in on the US-Iran crisis. Featuring an all star cast#313639 of anti-war leaders, scholars, journalists, and others, this event promises to provide a unique glimpse into the evolving anti-war movement in the US and beyond.

We invite you to join us for a local livestream of this event.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2533631296905008/

11 January 2020 | 2:30pm – 6:00pm | Room 1300 Conrad Grebel University College | 140 Westmount Road, Waterloo, Ontario


What: National Online Teach-In: No War With Iran!
When: Saturday, 11 January 2020 from 2:30pm to 6:00pm
Where: Room 1300, Conrad Grebel University College
Location: 140 Westmount Road, Waterloo, Ontario Map
Who: Thomas William Fraser twilliamfraser@gmail.com +1‑226‑507‑2330

Write For Rights with Amnesty International

Write For Rights -- Amnesty International
Amnesty International — Write For Rights
Write for Rights is the world’s largest human rights event. It’s a moment when Amnesty International’s seven million supporters around the world join together in a letter-writing blitz calling on governments to respect the rights of selected individuals at risk.

We have had many successes over the years including the release of political prisoners, the ending of torture in specific cases and in bringing human rights offenders to justice.

Drop in to Seven Shores Café and find out about the 10 cases we are highlighting this year. All of our cases this year focus on youth. International focus will be on each of these ten cases, including one in Canada: the ongoing crisis of mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation.

What: Amnesty International Group 9 Write for Rights
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 11:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Seven Shores Cafe
Location: Unit 4 — 10 Regina Street North, Waterloo, Ontario

You can make a difference by signing letters to governments defending the rights of refugees, indigenous peoples, and human rights workers! We will also have petitions for you to sign!!

Support human rights defenders and their families by sending them messages of hope and solidarity. We will post pictures of solidarity actions on our Facebook page.
Children are welcome – we will have a creative activity for them to participate in.

Thank you to Seven Shores Café for their support of human rights and Amnesty Group 9! This is our fourth year of holding our Write to Rights event there. Buy some coffee, lunch and yummy treats to sustain you as you write and sign letters on December 7.

Group 9 Write for Rights Saturday December 7, 2019 | Facebook

Waterloo Bus Orientation

 


The second City of Waterloo Ride-a-Bus orientation session will take place Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at Wing 404. This orientation session aims to help older adults become comfortable with bus service in Waterloo, and demonstrates how to use buses to connect with the new ION trains. Full details
https://www.waterloo.ca/Modules/News/index.aspx?feedId=0d868655-ba17-4efa-988b-1951530c7aec&newsId=899272d8-4333-4ed2-8fd0-57eff2eae562

From the Creators of Your Favourite Food Events, THEMUSEUM Brings Brunch to Downtown Kitchener

Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM team has been hard at work to bring yet another food themed event to downtown Kitchener. This time, the meal is Brunch and THEMUSEUM is bringing a whole new twist to the well-loved weekend tradition.

 

The first annual KW Brunch & Brews will take place on Sunday, September 22 beginning at 11:00am and provide savoury dishes, sweet treats, and multiple brews until 2:00pm. Tickets ($30) will include a sample of Kitchener-Waterloo’s finest breakfast-lunch hybrids as well as a 4 oz beverage from each vendor.

 

What is a brew? At THEMUSEUM anything that can be brewed makes the cut. Coffee, tea, beer, and the list goes on. Needless to say, this is one Sunday brunch meant just for adults.

 

Tickets to the inaugural KW Brunch & Brews will be available at THEMUSEUM.ca and will offer entertainment in the form of live music, games, and, of course, prizes. Museum After Dark (MAD) members will also receive a discount on ticket price.

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre

 

 

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Dear Sound FM,
This is what is happening at HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre this week.
Welcome back to the Ovarian Cancer Support Group in Waterloo!
After a brief hiatus, the Ovarian Cancer Support Group is returning to Waterloo on Thursday, July 18, 2019 during the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. To register, please visit Ovarian Cancer Support Group.
Rear Inn of Waterloo Renovations
Beginning on Monday, July 15, the Inn of Waterloo will be performing some minor renovations (carpeting) inside the rear lobby. Please access HopeSpring through the rear of the Inn. If you require assistance accessing HopeSpring, please call 519-742-4673 and we will make arrangements to help. We will be providing updates on access to HopeSpring on our website and social media channels.

Hours of Operations Update:
HopeSpring is closed on Thursday evenings after 5:00 p.m. and closed on Saturdays during the summer.

Did you know?
Women with long hair often find it difficult when their hair changes or falls out. Thanks to Capri Salon and the generous support of the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, we have a lovely selection of long haired wigs.
Featured Programs:
Give Meditation a try to calm your mind
The goal of meditation is to focus and understand your mind—eventually reaching an inner calm. Curious to give it a try? Meditation in Waterloo runs from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. To register, please visit Meditation.

Ever tried Laughter Yoga?
Now is your chance to try a gentle form of yoga that involves deep breathing, stretching and laughter. Curious to give it a try? Laughter Yoga runs from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30. To register, please visit Laughter Yoga.

Here is our programming schedule for this week:
Tuesday, July 16
Women’s Support Group: 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. in Cambridge
Gentle Yoga for Symptom Management: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in Cambridge

Wednesday, July 17
Breast Cancer & Nutrition: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Kitchener at GRRCC
Coping with Cancer: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Kitchener at GRRCC
Men’s Program: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Waterloo

Thursday, July 18
Tai Chi: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Waterloo
Ovarian Cancer Support Group: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Waterloo

Upcoming Partner Events:
Bereaved Families of Ontario Midwestern Region

Living with Loss Support Groups
Topic: Coping with Guilt
Cambridge: Tuesday, July 16 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Langs.
Kitchener: Tuesday July 16 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre.
Hospice Wellington presents: Grief Education Workshops

Thursday, July 18 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Mount Forest Family Health Team – 525 Dublin St, Mount Forest
Tuesday, July 23 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Little Falls Business Centre – 245 David Street North, Fergus
Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Hospice Wellington – 795 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph.
This workshop is a gentle introduction to grief and bereavement. Grief often seems overwhelming and unbearable. No two people are alike in grief. We all struggle to understand ourselves and the world around us in the face of profound loss. This workshop will cover the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and social aspects of grief. Everyone is welcome to attend. To register, please contact Wendy to reserve a spot at (519) 836-3921, ext. 212 or info@hospicewellington.org.
Tuesday July 23 – PCCN W-W

Prostate Cancer Canada Network Waterloo-Wellington is holding their support group meeting on Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Rockway Community Centre. All are welcome to attend – including caregivers!

Our Website is a great resource!
Our website hosts more than just our program information. There are blogs, newsletters from our partners, information about volunteering and more. Make sure you check our website regularly. In the case of weather cancellations, we will post an update on our website. Be sure to use Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari to access our website.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THEMUSEUM Weighs in on Climate Crisis

Kitchener, ON – In the wake of the city of Kitchener declaring a Climate Emergency THEMUSEUM is set to bring international artists together with local innovators to tackle the impending crisis in the form of a Climate Crisis Festival entitled ALARM

 

The festival will include numerous partnerships from Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region to area universities and the Toronto Star.

 

The anchor, Agents for Change | Facing the Anthropocene, is a media art exhibition co-curated by Nina Czegledy and Jane Tingley. The exhibition will bring together contemporary, thought-provoking, and important national and international new media projects on the theme of environmental change.

THEMUSEUM will also explore the impact on the melting polar ice caps, water, climate refugees and a family exhibition exploring at risk species with a focus on the dwindling frog population as they approach the sixth mass extinction.

THEMUSEUM looks to use its stage to shine a light on the efforts being done to help conserve a natural climate and make transformative connections to what individuals, corporations and governments must do to chart a new course of optimism for the future”, said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM.

 

Spanning two floors and via community collaborations the climate crisis festival will be the largest topic addressed by THEMUSEUM since Titanic | The Artifact Exhibition and will run from mid-January through Labour Day 2020.

 

 

Taylor Marskell
Interim Marketing Manager
THEMUSEUM
10 King Street West
Kitchener, ON, N2G 1A3
Twitter/FB: @THEMUSEUM Instagram: @themuseumkitchener
taylor.marskell@THEMUSEUM.ca

 

12th Annual Cherry Festival

The Cherry Park Neighborhood Association is currently organizing their 12th Annual Cherry Festival, which will be held on July 6th, in Cherry Park in Kitchener.

The Festival will include live music, children’s entertainment – including Erick Traplin, food, numerous vendors and of course lots of cherries.  The Cherry Train will return this year, as well as the Cherry Café and the vintage car show.  The Kids will have a jumping room, the Carousel Swing, Mini-Putt golf and the climbing wall.

This region-wide event was launched twelve years ago to enhance community spirit and raise funds for the many activities our group undertakes including neighbourhood clean-ups, adult education programs, community gardens, corn socials and various other special events.

WRNonviolence presents Viewpoints: Exploring Life In The Margins

WR Nonviolence Presents
Viewpoints Forum Series

Exploring Life In The Margins

An inclusive evening for discussion and discovery on the theme of nonviolent solutions for people living on the ‘social periphery’.

Featuring

  • Panel Presentations

    • David Kuhn, KW Accessability
    • Allan Strong, Mental Health Advocate
    • Elizabeth Clarke, Regional Councillor

  • Public Small-Group Discussion

  • Planning A Positive Way Forward

Everyone is invited to contribute their experiences, dreams, and unique perspectives

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 6:30pm — 9:00pm
Queen Street Commons Cafe
43 Queen Street South, Kitchener Map

Wheelchair Accessible logoWRN | Waterloo Region Nonviolencehttps://wrnonviolence.org
contact@wrnonviolence.org

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#FridaysforFuture School Strike for Climate

On February 1, 2019, young people will sit out of classes across Waterloo Region and again take to the streets to demand that our leaders face responsibility for our warming planet. The Fridays for Future School Strike for Climate will take place at Waterloo City Hall from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Friday, 1 February 2019, and on the first Friday of every month. Supporters of all ages welcome.

 

Organizing behind Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, climate strikers will ask cities and councils across Waterloo Region, as well as the federal and provincial governments, to declare a climate emergency.

 

Thunberg blasts our collective inaction on climate change: “Some people say that we are not doing enough to fight climate change. But that is not true. Because to ‘not do enough’ you have to do something. And the truth is we are basically not doing anything.”

 

Greta’s not alone. Another youth activist, Jamie Margolin of Zero Hour, has begun her own campaign to rouse global leaders into concrete measures to stabilize our shared climate. Recently, Margolin compared climate change to “a time bomb about to go off and everyone [is] ignoring it.”

 

We know that our futures will be disrupted by climate, and feel that we have no voice. So we are making ourselves visible across the world. Thirty-five thousand students in Brussels went on strike from school this past week alone, joining school strikers across Europe and heatwave-stricken Australia.

 

Like our peers across the world, students in Waterloo Region are frightened of an uncertain future dramatically altered by climate impacts and planetary instability. We don’t see the point in attending school for an education for a future that has been neglected by Canada’s government and by decision-makers world-wide.

 

We strike because we are ignored. We strike because our elders are sacrificing us for short-term profits. We see, as Greta does, that our leaders “need to put their economic goals aside to safeguard the living conditions of humankind in the future.”

 

Given that the world has until 2030 to cut emissions in half in order to secure a safe climate future, cities across the UK have declared climate emergencies, intending to fully decarbonize their economies. Canada’s precedent for declaring a climate emergency has just recently been set by Vancouver, and Christine Boyle, Vancouver city councillor, told journalists: “I was really inspired to see the students…that they are acting similarly to students around the globe to get older elected leaders in office to listen to them.”

 

If our leaders truly listened to the science on climate change, as we young people do, they would not build further fossil fuel infrastructure, would end all fossil fuel and animal agriculture subsidies, and invest heavily in a zero-carbon energy future.

 

We need our elected officials and other citizens to speak out with us for our futures. Today. We need all levels of government to declare a state of climate emergency, and we need every decision they make to be made as if our future depends on it. Because it does.

Fwd: LINK Picnic

Dear CKMS membership, 
Please see forwarded email. 
Our next outreach event is Link Picnic in Victoria Park Kitchener where CKMS will have our booth on site. 
Please let us know if your available to help us out and make an appearance. 
The event is taking place Saturday and Sunday August 25th and 26th in Victoria Park. 
Booth set-up, start and finish times of the festival are TBA soon. 
Please let us know if you can help us and email board@ radiowaterloo.ca to do so. 
Thank you in advance; 
Cam
102.7 CKMS-FM 
Public Outreach Director 

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Nat Persaud <nat@soundfm.ca>
Date: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:48 AM
Subject: LINK Picnic
To: Board of Directors <board@radiowaterloo.ca>
FYI

Hope to see everyone make an appearance at this outreach event.
Nat 

———- Forwarded message ———
From: <vend@linkpicnicfestival.com>

Subject: Welcome Letter
To: LINK Picnic Festival <picnic@linkpicnicfestival.com>

Dear 2018 Vendors
Welcome to the 2018 LINK Picnic Festival. We are very happy to have you
all join us.
Please keep a look out for a letter in the mail in the next week or so.
This letter will include your LINK Picnic parking permit, and directions
to the festival site.
If you have a website or social media accounts, please send us the link
so we can share it on our site. Again, welcome to our 13th LINK Picnic
Festival. Together we will provide joy and magic for the whole family.

Maria Owet
LINK Picnic Vendor Coordinator
226-808-2670

Sylma Flecher
Event Manager
519-721-5746

Back To School: Bus Program & FREE Teacher Memberships

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Back To School: Bus Program & FREE Teacher Memberships

THEMUSEUM Announces New Partnership & Teacher Appreciation Day

 

Kitchener, Ontario –

 

As we prepare to head into a new school year, THEMUSEUM continues its commitment to lifelong learning with educational exhibitions, interactive technology installations and hands-on opportunities.

 

Through The School Bus Program, generously supported by the Gore Mutual Insurance Company, transportation is provided to students who would otherwise not be able to afford a field trip.

 

“We’ve repeatedly heard from a number of educators in Waterloo Region that the barrier for students to attend field trips is the cost of buses,” said Paige Phillips, the Director of Development & Membership at THEMUSEUM. “The support from Gore Mutual Insurance has eliminated that financial strain, making THEMUSEUM more accessible to students so they may enjoy a learning experience outside of the classroom.”

 

In addition, THEMUSEUM is now able to offer Teacher Memberships at no cost to educators. The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan now sponsors Teacher Memberships, which provides teachers with free access to THEMUSEUM and ample opportunity to further develop or incorporate education programs and exhibitions into their lesson plans. 

 

In recognition of just how important educators are in this community, THEMUSEUM is holding one last “hurrah” before the school year begins. Teacher members with their OCT card will receive free admission and a free membership on Thursday, August 23 from 9:00am-4:00pm. They are welcome to bring up to three family members. 

 

For further details please contact:

 

Hayley Zimak
Digital & Communications Manager
THEMUSEUM
10 King Street West

Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
P: 519-749-9387 Ext. 234
Twitter/Facebook: @THEMUSEUM Instagram: @themuseumkitchener
www.THEMUSEUM.ca
Hayley.Zimak@THEMUSEUM.ca

Did you know that THEMUSEUM is a registered charity? Please click here to make your donation to THEMUSEUM today!

 

UGS E-Sig May 2018

 

17th annual Afro Festival

The African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region is inviting everyone to the upcoming 17th annual Afro Festival. The Afro Festival is a festival of dance, music, drama, art and African cuisine celebrating the rich cultural heritage of all of the countries that comprise the African continent.

The Afro Festival brings the diverse community of Waterloo Region together to participate in an exciting event. It provides an excellent venue for promoting organizations like yours.

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Waterloo Park, Westmount Road entrance.
Admission is Free!!!

BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head at THEMUSEUM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head at THEMUSEUM

Traveling Exhibition Focuses on Function, Physiology and Future

 

Kitchener, Ontario –

 

Why do you (we, they) think what you (we, they) think? All your mindful musings – soon answered!

 

Using innovative special effects, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, BRAIN shows how the brain functions – and sometimes – malfunctions. This hands‑on exhibition provides an up‑close look at the human body’s most essential and fascinating organ by exploring its development, geography and function. A shimmering tunnel of flashing fiber-optics illuminates networks of neurons firing and communicating, as visitors delve deeper into the brain to discover its basic workings. From infancy through old age, learn the evolution of scientists’ understanding of the brain’s physiology and study the re-created skull of Phineas Gage — a man who survived after his brain was pierced by a metal rod.

 

“We’re psyched to announce today, on the heels of World Brain Day, the opportunity to bring such an informative, engaging and interactive exhibition to Waterloo Region,” said David Marskell, CEO, THEMUSEUM. “Knowledge is power – and this 3,000-square-foot grey matter exploration will be sure to expand your mind!”

 

The exhibition makes brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, depression and addiction, easier to understand. Guests will explore the relationship between depression and creativity, how drugs work in the brain, and the nature of pain as well as the future of brain treatments, genome mapping and molecular medicine. It will run from September 29, 2018 – April 28, 2019 and is made possible by Pfizer Inc. and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health. The exhibition is generously sponsored by The Ontario Brain Institute. A series of related events, including THEMUSEUM’s Dialogue Series, will be announced shortly. More information on BRAIN: The World Inside Your Head can be found here.

 

For further details please contact:

 

Hayley Zimak
Digital & Communications Manager
THEMUSEUM
10 King Street West

Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
P: 519-749-9387 Ext. 234
Twitter/Facebook: @THEMUSEUM Instagram: @themuseumkitchener
www.THEMUSEUM.ca
Hayley.Zimak@THEMUSEUM.ca

Did you know that THEMUSEUM is a registered charity? Please click here to make your donation to THEMUSEUM today!

 

UGS E-Sig May 2018

 

Freedom Ride to End MS

Are you looking for a ride, through the country side with winding turns and scenic views?

 

On August 18th,  join us as we ride through beautiful Forks of the Credit in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The annual Freedom Ride to End MS poker run is back!

 

Grand River Chapter has teamed up with Simcoe Muskoka Chapter to make this year’s ride  bigger and better than ever!  More riders and more prizes!

 

The ride will start from two locations this year; 425 Bingeman’s Centre Dr. Kitchener or 5357 County Rd 9 New Lowell. 

 

Enjoy a pancake breakfast and fresh coffee before you set out at 10am.  All riders will join together at the Forks of the Credit for a BBQ lunch, fun and prizes!  

 

The minimum pledge to ride is $50. Each rider will receive one ticket to the grand prize, valued at $1000 and one ticket to the scrambler prize table. Raise more money and increase your chances of winning! For every additional $50 raised you receive additional prize tickets! 

 

All riders will receive a commemorative ride t-shirt!

 

 

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018

 

Time: 8:30AM registration

          10AM ride begins

 

Start: Bingeman’s – 425 Bingeman’s Centre Dr. Kitchener   OR

                                                                                             

          Royal Canadian Legion – 5357 County Rd 9, New Lowell

 

Finish: Forks of the Credit (location TBA)

 

Register online at www.freedomridetoendms.ca to receive an extra ticket to win the grand prize!