Events

A listing of events in Kitchener-Waterloo and Waterloo Region by category.

Is an event missing? Contact Bob Jonkman at bobjonkman@kwpeace.ca

Aug
14
Mon
2017
3 week Grebel Gallery exhibit featuring Kandace Boos
Aug 14 @ 8:30 am – Aug 31 @ 4:30 pm

This special 3 week exhibit, featuring local artist Kandace Boos, is a visual exploration of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Join Kandace for the exhibit’s opening reception at 7 PM on August 14, 2017 in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement’s Grebel Gallery.

Artist Statement:

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples may be the most important piece of legislature before our government in this generation. Indigenous rights, Reconciliation, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission; all of these issues have moved to the forefront of our news, especially in light of Canada’s 150th anniversary, but the majority of Canadians are not aware of the rights contained in the declaration. I believe many Canadians of privilege would be surprised to know the basic level of the rights contained within the declaration. I’ve connected several articles to images that are familiar and comforting to many non-indigenous Canadians, with the goal of helping the viewer to put themselves in the place of the Indigenous Community. Sometimes, we need to feel what it’s like to be the oppressed before we understand what it means to be privilege. 

Sep
21
Thu
2017
Painting a Picture of Dignity Exhibit Launch Reception
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on September 21, the International Day of Peace and World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, to celebrate the launch of this exhibit. Painting a Picture of Dignity explores the theme of dignity from the lens of people who are experiencing Alzheimer’s and dementia.

We welcome the stories, wisdom, and beauty that these artists bring to our communities, and we welcome you on September 21 to engage this exhibit! Refreshments will be available. Registration information coming soon!

An initiative of Marlena Books, this exhibit explores the theme of dignity through paintings created by people with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Register here.