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KW Film Festival This Weekend!

May 31st – June 2nd 2024

Friday May 31st @ 9pm: Midnight Madness
Saturday June 1st @ 7pm: The Shorts
Sunday June 2nd @ 6pm: The Other Side

A festival by filmmakers, for film lovers.


100% of profits go to all participating artists.
Live Q&A with every screening.

Tickets available here:



Hint: “Demento” plays Friday night as part of Midnight Madness. It’s a feature film scored and audio-edited by CKMS’ Dr Tikl of the Klausterfokken.

See you there!

She Is Your Neighbour Survivor Series

The Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is releasing Season Three of of the She Is Your Neighbour survivor series | | Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (collage of six people above the text, with logos for podcast services, Rogers media, and WCSWR)She Is Your Neighbour Survivor Series on Monday, 16 May 2022.

Visit to listen to the first episode now!

In this series, you’ll hear from survivors who share unique experiences & how they’ve moved from surviving to thriving. @WomensCrisisSWR explores the realities and complexities of domestic violence by sharing real, raw stories from people of all walks of life.

New episodes will be released every week every Tuesday. The trailer and the first episode is out now!

CKMS-FM is airing Season Two of She Is Your Neighbour every other Wednesday from Noon to 1pm; Season Three begins 29 June 2022.

Have a listen and share your thoughts! Tag Women’s Crisis Services on social media and use the hashtags #SheIsYourNeighbour and #SIYNpodcast.

A Home for the Holidays – A Facebook Auction Fundraiser for the Roblero-Morales family

Help find a home for the Roblero-Morales family this holiday season!

A Home for the Holidays – Auction

Home For The Holidays | Facebook Aution 15 November 2021 to 1 December 2021 | A fundraiser for the Roblero-Morales family to be able to afford rent in Waterloo due to the deportation of their husband/father, Daniel (postcard of a house above a picture of the family)
Facebook Auction from 15 November to 1 December 2021

Sandra Morales and her six children have been living with her brother-in-law’s family in Waterloo for over two years now, after her husband and the family’s main provider Daniel Roblero was deported by Canada to Guatemala. Sandra has since been trying to rebuild their life in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, working full-time and caring for their children alone. After months of being threatened with deportation, Sandra and her kids recently received permanent status, but they are still waiting for the papers and it could be a long time before they are reunited with Daniel.

In the meantime, they are ready to move into a space of their own. The housing crisis has made finding a home extremely difficult, especially for families in their situation, so we hope this fundraiser can help alleviate some of the financial burden and lighten the load on Sandra.

All funds raised from this auction will go directly to the Roblero-Morales family, who will put the money towards rent over the next year.

Items to donate to the auction could include homemade crafts, art, services or skills, baking, gift cards, and so much more! Reach out if you have any questions about your item.

This auction is organized by KW community members who have known Sandra and her family for the last few years and are supporting their search for housing.

Learn more about their story in these news articles

On Radio Waterloo:

23 February 2020: Families Belong Together: A community Fundraiser

17 February 2020: Vegetarian Potluck Dinner in Support of the Roblero-Morales Family

November 2019: AW@L Radio – 2019-12-27 – Stacey Gomez – Supporting the Roblero Morales family

Other articles:

November 2019: Guatemalan family faces tough choice as deportation looms in the new year (CTV News)

December 2019: Community members deliver holiday card to Waterloo MP calling for permanent status for Roblero Morales family (Grand River Media Collective)

April 2020: Kitchener family facing deportation (The Record)

Scenes from Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave – Livestreamed by UofW Theatre, 25-27 March 2021


scenes from carried away on the crest of a wave

Written by David Yee

Directed by Andy Houston

Associate Director: Mira J. Henderson


carried away on the crest of a wave is a series of stories that follow the impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as they resonate, intersect globally, and move us with the power of water and the beauty of human resilience. The deadliest tsunami in recorded history, the waves killed over 250,000 people from forty-six countries as they struck the coasts of fourteen nations spanning two continents. In the aftermath, we find a wide range of humanity: a conflicted priest, sisters of legend, an orphaned boy, a radio shock jock, an awed scientist, and a man who makes miraculous discoveries in the aftermath of the disaster.

Written by David Yee, the audience bears witness to the experiences of people from around the world who have been changed in their minds and souls by this event. These stories represent glimpses of the human spirit, facing enormous adversity yet driven by a will to come together for reflection and sharing — a desire that our own pandemic-impacted world knows all too well. The staging of scenes from carried away on the crest of a wave will reveal the effects of a global natural disaster through a surreal lens. In the ebb and flow of trauma, the unconscious and perceptual space of dreams will exist alongside and within our experience and understanding of reality.

Director Andy Houston collaborates with Denyse Karn (set and props), Howard J. Davis (projections), Deanna Choi (sound), and Paul de Jong (vocal coach), as well as resident designers Nadine Grant (costume) and Nicole Reid (lighting). Together, they weave together a dream-like world of found objects, images and people amidst an environment as fluid as floodwaters from a tsunami.

As the program’s first ever livestreamed production, carried away on the crest of a wave aims to connect our communities in times of uncertainty through the medium of live theatrical performance. There will be a digital dramaturgy Hub and Engagement Space hosted on the website for the performance, which can be found at This space aims to provide context to our audience’s experience of the play and production, from research sources and themes of the work to the creative vision of the artistic team. Don’t miss this important aspect of scenes from carried away on the crest of a wave.


Performance Schedule:


Livestreamed March 26-27, 2021 at 7:30PM

Livestreamed Matinee March 25th at 11:30AM


$10 General $5 Students & Seniors


Box Office:

Visit our website and like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @UWTheatrePerf #UWCarriedAway

Waterloo Potters’ Workshop sale, 23-25 April 2021

Spring Pottery Sale

RIM park Manulife Sportsplex
Forbes Family Hall, 2nd floor
2001 University Avenue East,
Waterloo, Ontario

April 23-25, 2021

  • Friday – 10am-9pm
  • Saturday – 10am-6pm
  • Sunday – 12pm-4pm

(All Covid health and safety guidelines wil be in effect for this event)

Free admission and parking

Cash, Cheque, Interac, Mastercard, and Visa accepted

Follow us or check out our website regularly for any changes due to Covid regulations:

Download the flyer (PDF, 5.3 MB)

Festival of Neighbourhoods, 15 November 2020

A Mosaic of Neighbourhoods

Online Celebration

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

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 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!


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

Program Leaderboard

CKMS COVIDFest July 23rd 2020

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

Subscribe now!

YouTube: COVIDfest!

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Live Music Celebration

To become involved with our celebration please contact

System Information

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

Special Mentions:

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. 🌎❤️🌏.


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

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.


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

-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


-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 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.


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.


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


The space is:

  • wheelchair accessible but please email 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

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 <> 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

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:

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:

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

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: | 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.


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 +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

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 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.

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’.


  • 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 Nonviolence

Download the poster (.PDF, 771 kBytes)

#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@ to do so. 
Thank you in advance; 
102.7 CKMS-FM 
Public Outreach Director 

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From: Nat Persaud <>
Date: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:48 AM
Subject: LINK Picnic
To: Board of Directors <>

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

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Subject: Welcome Letter
To: LINK Picnic Festival <>

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

Sylma Flecher
Event Manager