An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘Waterloo

Bagpipe Practice

A lone man practiced his bagpipes at dusk at Waterloo Park. Fortunately he was very good and we sat on a bench and listened to the tunes.

Written by Ruth

August 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Posted in Interesting People, Parks

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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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Waterloo County Horse Sale

I featured the Waterloo County Horse Sale in a post on June 27, 2009 and it is one of the most searched and viewed subjects on this blog. This horse auction is held on the last Saturday of every month at the Ontario Stock Exchange which is adjacent to the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. The sale starts at noon and today was the third time I have stopped by to take pictures. I had never seen the actual auction take place outdoors before. I put several photographs and a video clip together on iMovie and uploaded this four minute movie to YouTube.

Written by Ruth

April 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Happy New Year!

Free Skating at Waterloo Town Square

Today is the last day of 2010 and we kept the resolution made last January to post a picture about Waterloo Region each day of the year. With so many interesting places and events to visit, the project was enjoyable and not difficult to complete. I don’t promise to keep up with daily posts in 2011, but will continue to add pictures frequently.

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!!

Written by Ruth

December 31, 2010 at 12:20 am

St. Jacobs Tea Company

(photo provided by Miroki Tong)

A practical holiday gift idea! St. Jacobs Tea Company is offering custom and preset gift packages of tea for Christmas. You can place your order until December 18th, either at visiting the shop at The St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market (open Thursdays and Saturdays), or by ordering online on their website. They have a wide selection of oolong, green, black, rooibos, white, and herbal teas.


Written by thebecka

December 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

Wonders of Winter at Waterloo Park

I wandered around Waterloo Park on Saturday evening after the opening of the Wonders of Winter festival of lights. Christmas music played through outdoor speakers and many people, young and old, enjoyed the displays. Make sure to take time between now and January 1st to visit the park. (map)

Written by Ruth

December 6, 2010 at 12:49 am

The Bauer Kitchen

The Bauer Kitchen
187 King Street South, Unit 102
Waterloo, ON N2J 1R1 (map)


Written by Ruth

December 2, 2010 at 12:09 am

Posted in Local Business

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