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December 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Cultural Events & Associations



Waterloo Busker Carnival This festival is unique, long-standing and innovative. The Waterloo Busker Carnival is a volunteer driven International Street Performers Festival. For more details contact (519) 747-8769.
Location:King St. in Uptown Waterloo.
Wellesley Apple Butter & Cheese Festival Enjoy the apple butter, apple cider, and pancake breakfast while walking around the village and taking in the sights: Call (519) 656-2400.
Location: Wellesley
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest For over three decades the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo have hosted North America's Largest Bavarian Festival. Call 1-888-294-HANS.
A Christmas Fantasy A magical candlelit parade down Gaukel Street ending at Victoria Park where the park Christmas lights are officially turned on. Christmas lights remain on until January 2nd. Call 1-800-265-6959 for more details.
Christkindl Market Bring friends and family, and discover the true spirit of Gemuetlichkeit in Kitchener-Waterloo! Call 1-519-741-287 for more information.
Wonders of Winter There are over 70 displays, both static and animated, with a total of 100,000 lights. The displays range from Santa Claus, nursery rhymes, animals, a unique nativity scene and many other surprises. Call 1-519-725-1086.
Location: Waterloo Park
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery Museum/Public Gallery has a collection of over 4000 pieces. It focuses on 20th Century Canadian artists.For information, contact (519)579-5860 or mail@kwag.on.ca
Location:101 Queen St. N., Kitchener
Cambridge Highland Games It is held each year to celebrate Scottish history and heritage and promotes Scottish history through various music and sporting events. Contact (519)886-2160 ext. 229.
Location: 491 Edenvalley Crescent, Waterloo.
Grand River Baroque Festival For information, contact: PO Box 29014; Fredrick Plaza Postal Outlet, Kitchener; (519)273-2908.
Kitchener Waterloo Symphony It hosts various orchestral concerts.
Location: 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener.
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema It is an annual animated film festival.
Location: 280 Ferndale Place, Waterloo.
Uptown Jazz Festival This annual free festival offers world class jazz in uptown Waterloo each July.
Twelfth Night Music Shoppe It is a specialty CD store carrying classical, jazz, and folk and world music. For information, contact (519)747-5808;
Location: 33 Erb St. W. Waterloo.
Theatre and Company For information, contact (519)571-7080.
Location: 36 King Street, W. Kitchener, N2G 4C5
Theatre on the Edge For information, contact (519)747-5049
Location: 25 Regina St, S. Waterloo.
St. Jacobs Theatres Inc For information, contact (519)664-1134.
Location: 1386 King St., St. Jacobs; It includes the schoolhouse theatre and the church theatre with various performances.
Royal Medieval Faire Hundreds of volunteers get involved every year to create a magical, medieval day in 21st century Waterloo. For information, contact 747-8788.


Cultural Associations

Tamil Cultural Association of Waterloo Region It promotes Tamil and Indian classical and folklore dance, music and drama. Annual “Tamil Cultural Nite” cultural show is held at the University of Waterloo. Dance and music classes are offered to the general public. For information, contact (519)741-1140.
Location: 60 Overlea Dr. Kitchener;
Shenanigan It presents a modern perspective on Celtic and Canadian East Cost music and combines Celtic, rock, folk and jazz. For information, contact (519)886-6361
Location:86 Foxhunt Rd. Waterloo
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Instructions are provided for various levels of Scottish dancing. For information, contact (519)576-2378;
Location:Waterloo Square; Waterloo