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TL;WR for September 8 through September 13 2021

What to do.

Wednesday, September 8

Candidates from four Waterloo Region ridings will get the chance to speak about their environmental policies at an upcoming debate being organized as part of the national 100 Debates on the Environment initiative. A group of six local environmental non-profits, with the support of GreenPAC, have come together to organize debates in four hotly-contested local ridings: Kitchener Centre, Kitchener-Conestoga, Cambridge and Waterloo. The debates take place simultaneously from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce has their Kitchener Centre debate at 10 a.m. and the Waterloo debate at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 9

More debates! POINT OF ORDER! The Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce has their Kitchener South-Hespeler debate at 10 a.m. and Kitchener-Conestoga at 2:30 p.m.

Join the Waterloo Public Library for a lively virtual book club meeting where they’ll be discussing Extraordinary Canadians by Peter Mansbridge. Extraordinary Canadians is a collection of first-person stories about remarkable Canadians and is the 2021 One Book One Community Waterloo Region selection. Thursday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.

Descendants has Classic Rock Musical Bingo With BeccaHosts starting at 7 p.m.

Friday, September 10

It’s an evening of easy listening music with Kym and Nicole at Lana’s Lounge. Tickets are $40 and include an appetizer, entree, and show.

Create Waterloo’s Patio Lanterns Concert Series presents Elaquent at 9 p.m. Canadian Producer, Elaquent has been an integral part of the beat scene for the last decade.

DJ 88 plays Jane Bond starting at 10 p.m.

Saturday, September 11

You can get up close and personal with some awesome baby dinosaurs at THEMUSEUM starting at 10 a.m.

85Green: Cooking with Chef Alejandro Martinez happens at 2 p.m. and features Chef Martinez guiding your through a back to school-inspired recipe.

The Belmont Village Bestival continues to bring great live music to Midtown (Waterloo Region’s hottest fictional neighbourhood) with Jamie Warren at 4:30 p.m. and Jessie T at 7 p.m.

Johnny B is live at the Duke of Wellington starting at 2 p.m.

Sunday, September 12

Tiny Home Takeout and St. Mary’s Parish are hosting their fundraiser event, Hunger No More, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event features food from Chef Nicole, music from the Golden Keys and Eric Traplin, food trucks, and more.

The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth’s Dash & Splash fundraiser is back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Kiwanis Park - Splash Pad. Raise a minimum of $30 for entry to the splash pad for you and your pup.

DJ Flash spins at White Rabbit starting at 7 p.m.

Ways to support local.

The 9th Annual Hike & Bike for Hospice is happening from Aug. 23 to Sept. 19 for those participating virtually and on Sunday, Sept. 19t for those who wish to participate in person.

Rangers Reach is proud to support KidsAbility in the critical work they do in our community, all while celebrating the return to OHL hockey. The 50/50 raffle will support life-changing therapy, innovative programs and the latest technology. Community support helps a child benefit sooner to say their first words, take their first steps, hold a pencil or spoon or even learn how to make a new friend and participate fully in our community. In your neighbourhood, workplace or even your own home, you will see someone with a KidsAbility story. Get your tickets today!

Digital Doors Open Waterloo Region is back to take you virtually inside historic buildings across Waterloo Region. New episodes are being released throughout the month - go ahead and smash that subscribe button for updates.

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What to read.

KWAG Hires Darryn Doull As Its New Curator (Community Edition)

WRDSB students sit down with new education director (insideWaterloo)

‘It took me 50 houses’ to find an accessible home, says Kitchener voter (The Record)

Chill, pour, and chill: It's 'fridge to glass' at Kitchener speakeasy's new Bottle Shop (Waterloo Chronicle)