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ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST - My name is Madison and I am hosting my 3rd fundraiser for Make-A-Wish to raise money for children to have a wish granted by Make-A-Wish. In 2015, when I was 7 I went on a wish trip of my own through Make-A-Wish and now I want to help other children make their dreams come true. Having a wish granted was an amazing experience and helped me briefly forget about my medical issues and all the surgeries I had to have (and continue to need). The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9am.
You can also visit my fundraising page at
Please come out and have Ice Cream for Breakfast in support of Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario! My goal is to raise $5000 this year to help a boy with Cystic Fibrosis have his wish granted to meet his favourite NHL team.

100 DEBATES ON THE ENVIRONMENT – 100 Debates on the Environment is a national initiative to hold non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada. All ridings in Waterloo Region are participating in 100 Debates on the Environment to ensure that environmental issues are on every candidate's radar. People are interested in the candidate’s personal commitment is to climate change, toxics and pollution, water, and wilderness conservation. All candidates are being invited to the moderated, non-partisan debates. The Kitchener Centre debate will be held Wed. Oct. 2 from 7 – 9pm at the Walter Fedy Building, 675 Queen Street South in Kitchener. The South-Hespeler debate is Wed. Oct. 2 from 7 – 9pm at the Christie Digital Theatre at the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener. The Kitchener-Conestoga Riding debate is Wed. Oct. 9 from 7 - 9 pm at the New Dundee Community Centre,1028 Queen Street New Dundee. The debates are free but people planning to attend must register. The public FB event page is: for people to register on Eventbrite or visit

​​ BESTIVAL 2019 – The third annual Belmont Village Bestival will take place September 14 from 10am to 10pm in Kitchener. Bestival is a non-profit, 100% free music and arts festival that aims to promote local arts and culture. The festival features musicians, dancers, workshops, street performers, community bands, visual artists and vendors. The many Belmont Village restaurants create pop-up delicacies for visitors as they take in the sights​ and sounds of the dozens of musical and visual acts. Belmont Village’s entire street is yours to walk for this open street festival that is fun for the whole family.

​​GRANDVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH 50th ANNIVERSARY – Grandview Baptist Church, 250 Old Chicopee Drive in Kitchener, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with several events in October. The church will hold a 50th anniversary banquet on Saturday, October 5 from 5 – 6:30pm in its gym. Reunite with old friends. Punch reception begins at 5pm and the banquet starts at 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person. Following the meal there will be a free, family-friendly celebration program in the sanctuary at 7pm. Pay online at or at the church before the event. For further information call 519-894-5513. The church will also hold anniversary celebration services on October 6 at 9 and 11am.

​​ POP UP WEDDING AT THEMUSEUM – THEMUSEUM will hold its second Pop-Up Wedding on September 14 --this time, with a colourful twist. As with the previous Pop-Up Wedding, the lucky couples who snag a coveted spot to get married will receive one hour in THEMUSEUM with thirty of their closest friends and family. The twist? The nuptials will take place in SPECTRUM, the immersive colour exhibition making it a truly unique experience. Museum staff endeavour to bring each couple a unique experience with vibrant decor, lush florals, and a photographer to capture all the colour-drenched photo opportunities. Pop-Up Weddings not only offer a one-of-a-kind setting for a couple’s special day, they also alleviate the stress that comes with the time and cost of planning a wedding. The Pop-Up Wedding promises each couple an inclusive package that makes sure the day goes their way. All inquiries and reservations can be made at

SUNNYSIDE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS LIKE YOU!  We are a Region-operated campus at 247 Franklin St. N. in Kitchener with long-term care, supportive and affordable housing, and other services for older adults.  Serve refreshments at our Tuck Shop between 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily.   Enjoy meeting the members of our Sunnyside community and raising funds at the same time.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, please contact Janice Klassen at 519-893-8494, ext 6372 or apply at www.regionofwaterloo/volunteeratsunnyside<http://www.regionofwaterloo/volunteeratsunnyside>.

​​POLLING IN ADVANCE OF FEDERAL ELECTION - The Confederation Club welcomes guest speaker and Vice President of Ipsos Public Affairs, Sean Simpson, to its September 19 lunch meeting. With several new Party leaders, the SNC Lavalin affair, budget deficits, varying carbon tax positions, and almost daily platform announcements, there is considerable uncertainty about how the coming federal election will go. Simpson, one of Canada's foremost polling professionals, will make sense of what may happen on October 21. Simpson leads Ipsos’ public-opinion polling specialization, focusing on electoral behavior, social, political and consumer trends, reputation, issues management, and stakeholder research. As part of his role overseeing all of Ipsos’ publicly-released research in Canada, he also leads Ipsos’ relationship with Global News and Corus Radio in Canada, where he is featured regularly on broadcasts – particularly around election time. Event Registration: 11:30am to 12noon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 105 King Street East (at Benton), Kitchener. Luncheon: 12noon to 1:30pm. To reserve a seat, call: Jamie Hill at 519-747-3014 or Email: Please reserve your tickets by noon Monday Sept 16. Members $30/Non-Members $45 (Note that desserts are no longer included with luncheon. The Confederation Club is a networking organization whose purpose is to promote awareness and inform members on matters of economic, social or national interest with a conservative focus.

​​FRESH AIR FEAST – Celebrate with a zero waste party for Reep Green Solutions. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the bouncy obstacle course, carnival games, live music and a giant feast, not to mention an excuse to wear your favourite green outfit. Saturday, Sept. 14, 11am to 2pm at the Bandshell area at Waterloo Park. To register visit

​​SKILLS LIBRARY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS - The Country Hills Community Centre has launched a program called Skills Library.  It is a chance for youth and adults to come together and gain an understanding of each other, share the space, learn new skills and build positive relationships on Mondays, ages 11-15 from 6 - 8:30pm. The Centre is looking for adult volunteers to come into the space and share their skills, talents or interests with the youth in our community. If you are interested in volunteering a skill or hidden talent, please contact: Shannon Parsons, 519-741-2200 ext. 5051 or at WORTH A SECOND LOOK – The Working Centre’s thrift store, 97 Victoria Street North, Kitchener has completed renovations. Come and see the fresh, new look! The store is looking for donations of clothing, books, current magazines, craft and art supplies, sporting goods, housewares, furniture, jewelry, purses, backpacks, hygiene products, pictures, frames, music and movies, radios, stereos, CDs, DVDs, toys and games. The retail outlet’s goal is to provide the community with low-cost used furniture and assorted houseware items while keeping reusable goods out of landfills and creating opportunities for employment. Open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 9am – 4pm Saturdays. To donate call 519-569-7566.

​​ SCHWABEN CLUB EVENTS - Fish Fry – EVERY FRIDAY at the Schwaben Club Keller, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Fish Fry.  Serving Breaded Fish, Pan Fried Fish as well as Schnitzel. All dinners are served with creamy coleslaw and choice of French Fries or German potato salad. Fridays & Wednesdays KARAOKE with Randall Kuhn’s ”The Musicscene” at the Schwaben Cub. Come and enjoy. Singing & dancing, making more friends, good food & beverages. Pub Food available. Fridays 8:30 p.m. – until close Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Table Tennis – EVERY TUESDAY at the Schwaben Club  at 7 p.m.  Should you be interested in a few trial games and see if you would like to play it and have fun at the same time; then we would appreciate if you would contact Walter at 519-742-3372 or Ken at 519-894-6695.  Saturday, September 28, 2019 – Kirchweihfest  – at the Schwaben Club. Music by the Variations, Buffet Dinner, Hall opens 4:30 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Member: $33.00, Non-Member: $38.50, Child $13.00 (Child 7 & under free). Tickets available until March 18, 2019. KW Oktoberfest at the Schwaben Club - October 11th to October 19th - Tickets now on sale - Call the Schwaben Club at 1668 King St. E. in Kitchener – 519-742-7979 or line through our website, KW Oktoberfest FAMILY DAY at the Schwaben Club - October 13th - Tickets $10, Children 10 and under: FREE - Call the Schwaben Club at 1668 King St. E. in Kitchener – 519-742-7979 or visit All You Can Eat Oktoberfest Buffet - at the Schwaben Club - Friday October 11th & 18th 5pm to 8pm and Saturday October 12th & 19th 5pm to 8pm - $19.95 plus tax, 12 and under $12.00 plus tax. Reservations can be made for groups of 4 or more. Call the Schwaben Club at 1668 King St. E. in Kitchener – 519-742-7979 For information on any club event, please call the Schwaben Club at 1668 King St. E. in Kitchener – 519-742-7979.

​​ ADULT DAY PROGRAM - Did you know Trinity Village has an Adult Day Program for seniors wishing to socialize with other seniors? The cost is just $8 per day and the program runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm, at Trinity Village Care Centre, on Kingsway Drive, near Fairview Park Mall. For more information call the Day Program Coordinator at 519-893-6320 ext. 235. THEMUSEUM BRUNCH - 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 are 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.

​​AN IRISH GOODBYE TOUR – 2019 marks the 57th anniversary of The Chieftains beginning. The six-time Grammy winners are coming to Kitchener’s Centre in the Square, 101 Queen Street Kitichener, on Oct 16 at 7:30pm. As cultural ambassadors, their performances have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water’s “The Wall” performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the Capitol Building in Washington DC. Their experimental collaborations even extended to out of this world, when Paddy Moloney’s whistle and Matt Molloy’s flute travelled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the international space station. in 2012, marking The Chieftains’ 50th Anniversary, they were awarded the inaugural National Concert Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in Philadelphia hosted by The American Ireland Fund “in recognition of their tremendous contribution to the music industry worldwide and the promotion of the best of Irish culture.” For tickets visit the box office at    

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