An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Snapshots: K-W Multicultural Festival 2011

Friendly interaction with a police officer

All kinds of interesting merchandise was available for sale

Making Gozleme (Turkish Pancake with Spinach and Cheese)- It was delicious!

Written by Ruth

June 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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Canada Day 2011 Celebrations at Columbia Lake

This event is the most searched topic on this blog by a very large margin. People are already looking for information on the annual fireworks display at Columbia Lake. The University of Waterloo and the Federation of Students organize the family oriented activities which run from 2PM to 11PM on July 1st. They rely on community sponsors and volunteers to make the day a success.

The UW Canada Day Celebrations website provides all the information you need to know including a list of activities, directions, free parking information and opportunities to volunteer or contribute to the event.

Written by Ruth

June 24, 2011 at 8:34 am

K-W Multicultural Festival

Setting up for the festival which runs this Saturday and Sunday

One of our favourite annual festivals is on this weekend at Victoria Park in Kitchener. I took this picture last night as we walked at the park between rain showers. Hopefully the weekend weather will cooperate for this outdoor event. The Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Centre has more information on their website.

Written by Ruth

June 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

More New Features at McLennan Park

New Skateboard Park (Near Ottawa Street Entrance)

I am spending a lot of time at McLennan Park these days!

Playground and water park area- (Water park not yet opened)

Written by Ruth

June 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

New Puppy and the New Leash-free Park

Raven in the leash-free dog run, McLennan Park, Kitchener

My computer time has been largely taken by the lastest addition to our family. A 12 week old puppy is a pleasant but time consuming companion. We live near McLennan Park and development of the site is nearing completion. The wet spring weather has caused some  delays. The old leash-free park was closed for several months and the new and greatly enlarged run is now open. It is a nice place to socialize a dog and to meet other pet owners.

The dog park has mature trees, a shady trail, a water tap and plenty of waste receptacles. Judging by the cleanliness of the area, it appears that most people do pick up after their dogs.

There are a number of benches where pet owners can sit and rest or visit. Our little lady likes to sit under the bench when she is tired or overwhelmed by all the activity.

You can enter the area from Strasburg Road or the Ottawa Street South entrance and parking lot. The Blackhorne Drive entrance is not open yet.

Written by Ruth

June 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Posted in Low cost or Free, Parks

Love in the Park

Waterloo Park, Waterloo ON

Written by Ruth

June 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Posted in Low cost or Free, Parks

Cricket at Waterloo Park

Cricket warmups

Playing fields are gradually drying out and sports teams are getting a late start on their outdoor seasons. Cricket games are played at Waterloo Park throughout the summer months. This is a game I know very little about but it looks more interesting to me than football. 😉

Cricket game in progress at Waterloo Park

Directions to Waterloo Park

Written by Ruth

June 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Parks, recreation, Sports

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