Kicking off the summer in Waterloo Region
TL;WR for June 7 through June 13 2022
Ways to support local.
Happy Monday! Changing things up for this edition of the newsletter with a little request for support for an organization that continues to make a major difference for families in Waterloo Region and Guelph — KidsAbility. I'm proud to be on their foundation board, but I’ve also seen the impact of the help KidsAbility provides for families in our community.
Two of my children spent time with speech therapists at KidsAbility and today, well, they won’t stop talking. We were lucky, but other children need much more help. It's easy to take being able to communicate what we need for granted. That ability is the foundation for everything in our lives — from learning at school to making friends. But for many children, being able to communicate can be difficult or seemingly impossible.
KidsAbility provides life-changing speech, occupational and other therapies for children in Waterloo Region and Guelph and today, I’m asking for your support through their Superhero Challenge. This newsletter has been free for six years and will be free forever. It’s a passion of mine to help people discover awesome things to do in Waterloo Region. If you can, a $1 or $5 or even $10 donation will go towards their goal of raising $100,000. You can learn more and donate here.
Thank you and on to the events!
What to do.
Tuesday, June 7
Kitchener Public Library has a Drop-in Bike Repair with Red Raccoon Bike Rescue from 7 to 8 p.m.
The Apollo Cinema has a screening of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent at 9:15 p.m.
Over the Princess Twin, catch a screening of The Northman at 8:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8
Head downtown for Yoga in the Park at 12:30 p.m.
Put your thinking cap on for trivia at the Duke of Wellington with BeccaHosts!
Join international best-selling author Tara Moss for a conversation with Jennifer Robson at Kitchener Public Library’s 85 Queen: An Evening with Tara Moss at 6:30 p.m.
Pilot Project plays the Uptown Waterloo Camp Fire at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket and sit around the fire at Waterloo Town Square.
SPECTRUM’s Pride Month Classic 2SLGBTQ+ Movie Series brings you Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Apollo. Screening starts at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 9
The Yeti Cafe hosts Sam Nabi’s album release show for 'Out of Body' at 8 p.m.
Lace up your skates for the first KWFamous Roller Disco of the summer. Join them on Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the lower level at the Kitchener Market. Bring your own skates or they’ll also have some for rent.
Maxwell’s Punk Rock Night features Just in Time, Ghostknife, Lime Ricky, and Snailspace at 7 p.m.
BeccaHost’s Musical Bingo at Descendants Beer & Beverage theme is 'Lip Sync For Your Life' Songs - songs featured in lip syncs on RuPaul's Drag Race. Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
Friday, June 10
Join Waterloo Public Library and SPECTRUM for an evening of virtual Pride trivia. Test your knowledge of queer pop culture and 2SLGBTQ+ history! Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
Enjoy free STROLL Walking Tours thanks to the team at the Downtown Kitchener BIA — part of the DTK Summer Kick-Off weekend. On Friday, June 10, you can check out From Busy Berlin to Tech Corridor with Mary Sehl at 6:30 p.m., Drinking in Berlin’s History with Todd Bowman at 7 p.m., Kitchener Got the Blues with Ethel’s own Glenn Smith at 7:30 p.m., or Murals & the Outdoor Gallery with Juanita Metzger at 8:30 p.m. Walks available on Saturday, June 11 too. Check out STROLL Walking Tours for more information.
Kick off the summer in Downtown Kitchener. Join them for patio parties, live music, and more. Visit their page for more information.
Saturday, June 11
Sunday, June 12
The King StrEATery Food Truck Festival at Kitchener Market in support of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Waterloo Region is this Sunday, June 12 from 12 – 8 p.m. in front of the Kitchener Market.
Rufus John and Friends play the KW Jazz Room at 4 p.m.
Do you have a cool cargo bike, a long-tail bike, an e-bike, or any other type of bike you want the community to admire? Register for the The City of Kitchener’s Family Bike Show on Sunday, June 12 between 2 and 4:30 p.m. on Gaukel Street.
Join THEMUSEUM for Pride at THEMUSEUM, featuring a story time from Tik-Tok sensation, Ladybird Fancypants, comedy and youth motivational speaker Kez Vicario-Robinson, and a family-friendly Drag performance from TroyBoy Entertainment.
Monday, June 13
The Princess Cinema has a screening of Mississippi Masala at 8:45 p.m.
What to read.
Saqafat: Growing Desi Fashion In The Region (Community Edition)
The Best Waterloo Region Festivals To Enjoy This Summer Season (Explore Waterloo Region)