Events

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

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

Sep
15
Fri
2017
International Day of Democracy
Sep 15 all-day

[1]International Day of Democracy is celebrated for and by people in
their ability to determine their own political, economic, social and
cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their
lives.

From the International Day of Democracy [2] page on the United
Nations Web site:

The UN General Assembly, in resolution A/62/7 (2007) encouraged
Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion
and consolidation of democracy, and also decided that 15 September of
each year should be observed as the International Day of Democracy.

Fair Vote Canada and the Waterloo Region Chapter have held Democracy
Day and Democracy Week events since 2011.

Links:
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[1] https://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/index.shtml
[2] https://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/index.shtml

Sep
17
Sun
2017
@FairvoteWRC Info Table at the @OSWaterloo Open Streets Festival @ Waterloo Town Square
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fair Vote Waterloo will have an information table at the Waterloo
Open Streets Festival [1]!

You can read our tabloid newspaper on electoral reform, sign a
petition asking the government to enact legislation to implement
electoral reform before Election Canada’s deadline, and send a
postcard to your local MP or Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking them
to keep their promise on electoral reform. There may even be a few
‘Your Vote Should Count’ buttons left!

Got an hour or two? Come help staff the info table! There will be
plenty of experienced FairvoteWRC people to help you out if you’re new
to electoral reform.
Fair Vote Waterloo info table at Open Streets

Links:
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[1] http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/Open-Streets.asp

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Ontario Provincial Election 2018
Jun 7 all-day

This is the date for the Ontario Provincial election, following the
provincial election of 12 June 2014.

From the Election Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.6 [1] (revised 7 June 2017):

First Thursday In June

(2) Subject to the powers of the Lieutenant Governor referred to in
subsection (1), general elections shall be held on the first Thursday
in June in the fourth calendar year following polling day in the most
recent general election. 2016, c. 33, s. 7.

Links:
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[1] http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e06#BK28
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42nd_Ontario_general_election

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Ontario Municipal Elections 2018
Oct 22 all-day

From the Ontario Municipal Elections Act, Voting Day [1]:

Voting day in a regular election is the fourth Monday in October,
subject to section 10. 1996, c. 32, Sched., s. 5; 2009, c. 33, Sched.
21, s. 8 (4).

Links:
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[1] http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/96m32#BK5

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Federal Election 2019
Oct 21 all-day

This is the latest date for a federal election, following the federal
election of 19 October 2015.

For Fixed Election Date legislation see Date of General Election |
Canada Elections Act [1]

Links:
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[1] http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-2.01/page-22.html#h-27