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Apr
3
Fri
2020
The X Page Workshop: Stories in Transit @ ML
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop is a community arts initiative that connects women who are immigrants or refugees with artists who assist and mentor them in writing and performing their own stories. Throughout the 12-week writing and performance workshop, participants develop a personal narrative, and work collaboratively to bring their individual stories together into a cohesive presentation. The project culminates with a performance before a live theatre audience.

The Centre was a foundational partner in The X Page’s conceptual stage and is proud to support its second annual performance.

The final performance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3 at the Theatre of the Arts, University of Waterloo.

Apr
6
Mon
2020
Map the System Campus Finals @ CGR
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Map the System is a global challenge hosted by Oxford University that tasks students with mapping a problem using systems-thinking tools. Students will pitch their completed ‘map’ of their problem to a panel of judges, with the winners receiving cash prizes and the opportunity to represent the University of Waterloo at the Canadian Finals in Montreal!

The University of Waterloo Map the System Campus Finals will be held at Conrad Grebel University College, located at 140 Westmount Road N. The competition will be held in Room 1111 (Great Hall) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Apr
9
Thu
2020
Minded: Consciousness (online)
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 PM

We can try this online using WhatsApp, as a messaging discussion.If you dont have an account, you can sign up for free at this link;whatsapp.com/downl…

Minded: Consciousness

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020, 6:00 PM

The Pub On king
77 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

Understanding the mechanics of the Mind, in that ever so complex workshop in your head. What? Casual conversation about how the mind works. Mostly focused on a potential sub topic below. Sub-topic: Consciousness What is consciousness? How do we know if it even exists? What has/ or could possibly gain consciousness? Are there plausible scientific ex…

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Apr
13
Mon
2020
Monthly Meeting
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Waterloo Region Health Coalition
Monday, April 13 at 7:00 PM

Discussing Public Health Care. ALSO: coffee, (incl. decaf!) cookies, and conversation. Feel free to contact me if you want a particular issue regardin…

Monthly Meeting

Monday, Apr 13, 2020, 7:00 PM

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
54 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON

1 Members Attending

Discussing Public Health Care. ALSO: coffee, (incl. decaf!) cookies, and conversation. Feel free to contact me if you want a particular issue regarding Public Health Care to be on the agenda.

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Waterloo Region Health Coalition monthly meeting @ Heather Room, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Waterloo Region Health Coalition is the local chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition | Protecting Public HealthOntario Health Coalition. The chapter meets on the second Monday of every month, except on holidays, when the meeting is on the first Monday of that month.

Meetings are held in the Heather Room of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener. Map

Contact:
Jim Stewart <jim.stewartgo@gmail.com> or +1-519-588-5841
Riani de Wet <dewetriani@gmail.com> or +1-226-606-1623

CANCELLED – Rain Smart Yards
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

** This event has been cancelled due to social distancing precautions**
 
As part of the RAIN Smart Neighbourhoods project homeowners received the support of a ‘coach’ to achieve goals for their outdoor space while managing stormwater to benefit the natural surroundings. Be inspired by some of the dramatic before, during and after photos from gardeners who have endeavored to install rain gardens and other rain smart landscape features that create beautiful and natural spaces for people and wildlife.
Join Reep Green Solutions in partnership with the Wilmot Horticultural Society in inspiring you to create a healthier yard for your home.
 
Monday, April 13th, 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Location | Wilmot Recreation Complex
There is no registration required for this free event!
 
Speaker: Becca Robinson, Landscape Designer

During her tenure with Reep Green Solutions, Becca has helped property owners make landscape changes that are more resilient to climate change. She has led the projects on both residential and civic properties, as well as facilitated workshops that help property owners to develop their own sustainable landscape plans. Becca received her Masters in Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and has practiced in Detroit, Michigan and Edinburgh, Scotland prior to landing in Kitchener. She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
 
 
 

Apr
15
Wed
2020
KW Council of Canadians meeting @ Heather Room, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale
Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter
The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter of the Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Heather Room at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Ontario.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.

Apr
19
Sun
2020
Cancelled: Convocation
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Conrad Grebel’s honoured graduate and undergraduate students invite you to set aside a special afternoon. Please join with Grebel in celebrating their academic achievement on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2pm in the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall. 

Save the date for Grebel’s Convocation Celebration!

A reception will follow the Convocation Celebration program.

More details to come.

Apr
22
Wed
2020
Earth Day: Campus Cleanup @ EV3
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

April 22nd is Earth Day! To celebrate, the Sustainability Office is hosting our annual campus cleanup! Join us in the celebration by cleaning up our campus after the winter melt and kick start the spring term. 
We will have litter ‘hot spots’ identified for you and your team to tackle, or you can stroll through the campus to clean up whatever you find!
Here’s how you can participate:

Register yourself and/or a team of individuals who are willing to participate
Pick up garbage bags and gloves in the foyer of EV3 between 11am and 12:30pm on Wed, April 22 
Return your filled bags when you’re done and enjoy a coffee on us! Please bring your own mug to prevent waste 🙂

Note: The event will take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately!

Let’s Talk Plastics: A Family Event @ Steinmann Mennonite Church
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Nith Valley Ecoboosters is pleased to present “Let’s talk plastics:  A family event” on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Let’s come together to watch a short (19 minute) documentary (Plastic Is Forever) created and narrated by an inspiring 13-year-old, hear from local experts and students, and have an open discussion. We encourage ALL AGES to attend. After all young people, the future is yours!
This family event will be held at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder’s Road West, Baden (wheelchair accessible venue).  This is a free event but space is limited and registration is required.  Go to http://nvecoboosters.com for details.
Event Details:
  • 6:00 pm:  Enjoy pizza and browse display tables.
  • 6:30 pm:  Introductions and documentary film.
  • 7:00 pm:  Panelists’ presentations followed by audience participation.
Nith Valley Ecoboosters Monthly Meeting
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nith Valley Ecoboosters The Nith Valley Ecoboosters are committed to achieving and supporting a long-term healthy environment in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships through

  • education
  • action
  • and collaboration.

Please join us

7:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

For more information,
Contact: +1-519-662-9372
E-mail: nvecoboosters@gmail.com

Apr
24
Fri
2020
Peter Mansbridge to Moderate Panel on Climate Crisis ($) @ Bingemans Conference Centre
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter Mansbridge to Moderate Panel on Climate Crisis

Kitchener, ON – THEMUSEUM is pleased to be hosting a discussion on Climate Crisis in conjunction with its exhibition ALARM | The Climate Crisis Exhibition. The event will be held Earth Day, 22 April 2020 The date has been moved to Friday, 24 April 2020 at Bingeman’s Marshall Hall. Partnering with The Walrus magazine and Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) the panel will include representation from national columnists and local research fellows on the climate crisis and the environment.

Tickets are $50 per person for general seating. Also available is a $150 VIP package which includes seating in the front rows, an after-event reception with the panel and Peter Mansbridge, tax receipt and one admission to see ALARM | The Climate Crisis Exhibition. Members of THEMUSEUM will receive discounted admission. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-peter-mansbridge-tickets-78044941521.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Cambridge Community Clean Up Cancelled (April 25th event but also all supports)
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cambridge City Green MeetUp
Saturday, April 25 at 9:00 AM

Hello, I wanted to reach out to you on behalf of the Cambridge City Green volunteers before you see a cancellation message through other channels. No…

Cambridge Community Clean Up Cancelled (April 25th event but also all supports)

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020, 9:00 AM

No location yet.

1 be-the-change volunteers Attending

Hello, I wanted to reach out to you on behalf of the Cambridge City Green volunteers before you see a cancellation message through other channels. Normally at this time of year we see about 5 tonnes of activity (literally and figuratively): • We see about 5000 volunteers in parks, natural areas, and neighbourhoods ranging from young 2 year-olds wh…

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TO BE RESCHEDULED – Your Rain Barrels Questions Answered | Reep House for Sustainable Living Tour + Presentation
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

TO BE RESCHEDULED – Reep Green Solutions’ services and events are postponed indefinitely in order to protect us all and comply with social distancing. You are welcome to register for current topics and we will contact you once a new date is chosen. Please call at 519-744-6583 x 222 or email us at outreach@reepgreen.ca if you have any questions.
Come learn about the benefits of rain barrels. We’ll be looking at a few different types of rain harvesting that are on display at the Reep House for Sustainable Living.

This smart-insulated, water-wise century brick home is Reep Green Solution’s LEED® Platinum certified demonstration home and education centre. Reep House has been renovated to showcase energy and water innovations that any home can adopt. Deep retrofits have reduced energy used for space heating and water heating by 86%, reduced costs by 85%, and cut carbon emissions by 54%.
Saturday, April 25
Rain Barrel Presentation: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Reep House Tour and Open House: 2:30PM – 4:30 PM
REGISTER
 
Check out the green features of Reep House:

Rainwater management (permeable paving, flood resilient yards and cisterns)
Wise water use features and displays indoors
High efficiency heating, ventilation & air conditioning including a ground source heat pump
Insulation options, draft-proofing demonstration and window efficiency display
Energy efficient lighting and appliances
Re-used, re-purposed and sustainable materials

 
Presentation: Brendan Schaefer

Brendan Schaefer is the Facilities Manager at the Reep House for Sustainable Living, where he regularly leads tours and workshops on topics ranging from energy efficiency to water conservation, storm water management, and sustainable living. He visits many homes to advise their owners as a Registered Energy Advisor, a RAIN Guide or to conduct visits on how to conserve water.
 
Transportation
We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail. It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.
Parking
You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click to enlarge map)
Photo Notice
By your entry, you consent to the possibility of being included in the footage and to the purposes for which it may be used: to publicize the event taking place in this area and/or to promote Reep Green Solutions. Individual participants will not be identified without their consent. Reep Green Solutions has exclusive rights to and ownership of this multimedia footage. Speak with the staff/volunteers if you would like to opt-out of appearing in photo/video. Contact communications@reepgreen.ca if you have questions or concerns.

Apr
26
Sun
2020
Food for Thought
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, Apr 26, 2020, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

0 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

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May
3
Sun
2020
Returning to the Art of Humble Inquiry
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, May 3 at 1:30 PM

Statement by Tess to form the basis of this discussion: Hungry Minds was founded nearly seven years ago with the desire for community mixed with the w…

Returning to the Art of Humble Inquiry

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 1:30 PM

Tess’ Place
49 Cedar St. S. Kitchener, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

___________________________________ Statement by Tess to form the basis of this discussion: Hungry Minds was founded nearly seven years ago with the desire for community mixed with the wish to hear the ideas of others on big questions that don’t have easy answers. It was loosely based on the practice of Socratic epistemology and always asked for at…

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May
11
Mon
2020
Monthly Meeting
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Waterloo Region Health Coalition
Monday, May 11 at 7:00 PM

Discussing Public Health Care. ALSO: coffee, (incl. decaf!) cookies, and conversation. Feel free to contact me if you want a particular issue regardin…

Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 11, 2020, 7:00 PM

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
54 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON

1 Members Attending

Discussing Public Health Care. ALSO: coffee, (incl. decaf!) cookies, and conversation. Feel free to contact me if you want a particular issue regarding Public Health Care to be on the agenda.

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Waterloo Region Health Coalition monthly meeting @ Heather Room, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Waterloo Region Health Coalition is the local chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition | Protecting Public HealthOntario Health Coalition. The chapter meets on the second Monday of every month, except on holidays, when the meeting is on the first Monday of that month.

Meetings are held in the Heather Room of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener. Map

Contact:
Jim Stewart <jim.stewartgo@gmail.com> or +1-519-588-5841
Riani de Wet <dewetriani@gmail.com> or +1-226-606-1623

May
20
Wed
2020
KW Council of Canadians meeting @ Heather Room, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale
Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter
The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter of the Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Heather Room at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Ontario.

Current topics include electoral reform, the Nestle boycott, and the
TPP and other trade deals.

All are welcome! For info please contact KW.cofc@gmail.com. Follow @kwcofc on Twitter.

May
23
Sat
2020
You @ Waterloo Day @ CGR
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am

Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! On-site applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

For more information email Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator, rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca

TO BE RESCHEDULED – Your Rain Garden, Permeable Pave + Stormwater Questions Answered | Reep House for Sustainable Living Tour
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

TO BE RESCHEDULED – Reep Green Solutions’ services and events are postponed indefinitely in order to protect us all and comply with social distancing. You are welcome to register for current topics and we will contact you once a new date is chosen. Please call at 519-744-6583 x 222 or email us at outreach@reepgreen.ca if you have any questions.
Come learn about the benefits of managing rain where it falls. Learn how to slow it down, soak it up and clean it up in order to increase flood resilience and keep our waterways clear. We’ll be looking at a few different types of stormwater demonstrations that are on display at the Reep House for Sustainable Living.

This smart-insulated, water-wise century brick home is Reep Green Solution’s LEED® Platinum certified demonstration home and education centre. Reep House has been renovated to showcase energy and water innovations that any home can adopt. Deep retrofits have reduced energy used for space heating and water heating by 86%, reduced costs by 85%, and cut carbon emissions by 54%.
Saturday, May 23
Stormwater Presentation: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Reep House Tour and Open House: 2:30PM – 4:30 PM
REGISTER
 
Check out the green features of Reep House:

Rainwater management (permeable paving, flood resilient yards and cisterns)
Wise water use features and displays indoors
High efficiency heating, ventilation & air conditioning including a ground source heat pump
Insulation options, draft-proofing demonstration and window efficiency display
Energy efficient lighting and appliances
Re-used, re-purposed and sustainable materials

Presentation: Brendan Schaefer

Brendan Schaefer is the Facilities Manager at the Reep House for Sustainable Living, where he regularly leads tours and workshops on topics ranging from energy efficiency to water conservation, storm water management, and sustainable living. He visits many homes to advise their owners as a Registered Energy Advisor, a RAIN Guide or to conduct visits on how to conserve water.

Transportation
We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail. It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.
Parking
You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click to enlarge map)
Photo Notice
By your entry, you consent to the possibility of being included in the footage and to the purposes for which it may be used: to publicize the event taking place in this area and/or to promote Reep Green Solutions. Individual participants will not be identified without their consent. Reep Green Solutions has exclusive rights to and ownership of this multimedia footage. Speak with the staff/volunteers if you would like to opt-out of appearing in photo/video. Contact communications@reepgreen.ca if you have questions or concerns.

May
24
Sun
2020
Food for Thought
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, May 24 at 1:00 PM

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger commun…

Food for Thought

Sunday, May 24, 2020, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

0 Hungry Minds Attending

A monthly discussion on how we see the world. What is important to us and how these values are reflected in society – locally and by the larger community. All points of view are welcome. Note: we have cats and dogs

Check out this Meetup →

May
27
Wed
2020
Nith Valley Ecoboosters Monthly Meeting
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nith Valley Ecoboosters The Nith Valley Ecoboosters are committed to achieving and supporting a long-term healthy environment in Wilmot and Wellesley Townships through

  • education
  • action
  • and collaboration.

Please join us

7:00pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

For more information,
Contact: +1-519-662-9372
E-mail: nvecoboosters@gmail.com

Jun
1
Mon
2020
POSTPONED: Transforming Urban Food Systems in Africa (TUFSA) Workshop
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm

This workshop has been postponed to a later date (to be determined).
The workshop is a response to the fact that countries across Africa are rapidly transitioning from rural to urban societies. The UN projects that 60% of people living in Africa will be in urban areas by 2050, with the urban population on the continent tripling over the next 50 years. The challenge of building inclusive and sustainable cities in the context of rapid urbanization is arguably the critical development issue of the 21st Century and creating food secure cities is key to promoting health, prosperity, equity, and ecological sustainability. The expansion of Africa’s urban population is taking place largely in secondary cities: these are broadly defined as cities with fewer than half a million people that are not national political or economic centres. The implications of secondary urbanization have recently been described by the Cities Alliance as “a real knowledge gap”, requiring much additional research not least because it poses new intellectual challenges for academic researchers and governance challenges for policy-makers.
International researchers coming from multiple points of view including food studies, urban studies, and sustainability studies, are starting to heed the call for further research into the implications for food security of rapidly growing secondary cities in Africa. The workshop will convene these researchers to observe broad trends and compare case studies from eleven countries (Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia). The workshop will consist of interdisciplinary presentations by scholars, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students that elucidate the past, present and future dimensions of transforming food systems in Africa’s secondary cities and how household food security is shaped by these systems.

Jun
6
Sat
2020
’60s Era Reunion @ CGR
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

We know it doesn’t feel like 50 years since you graced the Grebel halls, but it’s time to join your close companions, long-lost friends, prank partners, and conversation compatriots at a special ’60s-era Grebel alumni luncheon with your favourite host, Eric Friesen (BA 1967)!

Contact Nancy Regehr on the Alumni Committee or Alison Enns to help with planning.

$25/Person. Register here.