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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

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

It was a perfect early spring day for the annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. We arrived well before 9 AM and Arthur Street was already jammed with pedestrians. It was the busiest I have seen it in a few years and when we returned to Kitchener, the traffic was backed up all the way to Waterloo on the expressway. There is a good variety of street food for sale besides pancakes and maple syrup.

Written by Ruth

April 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Christkindl Band

Live music is a big part of Christkindl Market in Kitchener. Bands, choirs, dancers and smaller groups of musicians perform indoors and outdoors during the weekend festival.

Written by Ruth

December 4, 2010 at 12:06 am

Christkindl Market Opens

People with lighted candles waited near the clock tower in Victoria Park for Mary and Joseph to lead the procession to city hall. Christkindl Market officially opened last evening and runs until Sunday, December 5 at Kitchener City Hall.

(I wrote a little more about this and posted other photos on my blog, Body Soul and Spirit.)

Written by Ruth

December 3, 2010 at 12:05 am

Downtown Kitchener Oktoberfest Midway

I have featured a picture of a place of worship each Sunday this year and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is in the background behind the carnival. The following information is from the Kitchener Downtown website:

The midway hours of operation are Friday October 8th Noon – 9pm, Saturday October 9th, 11am – 9pm and Sunday October 10th, 11 am – 9pm. Advanced tickets for the midway will be available at Hans Haus for only $20 leading up to Oktoberfest.

Written by Ruth

October 10, 2010 at 12:03 am