Events List

A listing of Peace and Social Justice events in Kitchener-Waterloo and Waterloo Region.

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May
6
Mon
2019
Grebel Gallery Exhibit | New Fraktur @ CGR
May 6 – Oct 25 all-day

Meg Harder is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Grand River Watershed. Harder graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, which included a six month exchange at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. She studied under Paula Wilson at Haystack Mountain school of crafts in 2018. She was the 2015 Eastern Comma Artist in Residence at Rare Charitable Research Reserve and at Vermont Studio Centre in 2018. She has exhibited at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area, and The Museum, Kitchener. She is a recent recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Project Grant.

Harder’s present research focuses on artistic practices that expand and disrupt canonized art forms and narrative genres to express emerging realities and revisionist histories. She draws on fraktur folk art, an imaginative and densely detailed illuminated calligraphy, historically produced by early Mennonite settlers to Ontario. Fraktur was traditionally made to venerate important religious and cultural texts and was displayed in everyday contexts like the walls of homes and in the covers of bibles and hymnals. In recognition of her ancestral traditions, her ink and gouache drawings carry forward the aesthetic sensibilities of fraktur and Biblical myth, while reframing their contents with a queer, feminine, and bioregional optic. By reinterpreting these archived images in a personal lexicon of motifs and symbols to create fictive environments, she aims to disarm exploitative narratives and create space for new histories and futures.

Gallery information

Summer hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Fall hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Aug
11
Sun
2019
Ontario Mennonite Music Camp @ CGR
Aug 11 – Aug 23 all-day

Join us for 12 fun-filled days of music camp!

August 11 – 23, 2019

Ontario Mennonite Music Camp provides an exciting camp adventure for 12- to 16-year-olds, pairing exceptional musical instruction with traditional camp activities! Campers will find a safe and supportive community to explore their love of music, strengthen their leadership skills, and deepen their faith.

OMMC welcomes campers of all levels of musical skill and experience! Our goal is to help you have fun and grow, no matter where you’re at.

Registration is now open for campers and leaders in training.

Learn more or register for camp.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Monthly Meeting: Council of Canadians, Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter @ Community Room, Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Kitchener-Waterloo chapter ofThe Council of Canadians - Acting for Social Justice | Le Conseil des Canadiens - Agir pour la Justice Sociale Council of Canadians meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Community Room at Bread and Roses Co-operative Homes, 307 Queen St S. (corner of Queen and Courtland), Kitchener.

There’s parking, but check with the organizers to get a permit.

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.

Aug
25
Sun
2019
Food for Thought
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Sunday, August 25 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, Aug 25, 2019, 1:00 PM

Stephen’s Place
471 Thorndale Dr Waterloo, on

1 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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Aug
26
Mon
2019
PhD Dissertation Defence: From Inclusive Governance to Peace: Exploring African Governance Systems
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Photo credit: Lulus Ascanius/Wikipedia Commons
Karolina Werner‘s PhD dissertation defence.
Advisor: Alistair Edgar
Committee: Timothy Donais, Dejan Guzina
Internal/external: Jeff Grischow
External: Joanna Quinn, Western University
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Agency Orientation
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
27
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Annual General Meeting
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please click on the link to view the invitation.

AGM Invite 2019

Discussion Night at @FairvoteWRC — now in the @CivicHubWR! @ Civic Hub WR
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the last Wednesday of every month we meet to discuss the latest
news and politics of electoral reform. Sometimes we have presentations
on different aspects of voting systems, sometimes we just have an
informal discussion.

Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a Fair Vote member to come
to Discussion Nights.

Discussion Night meetings are now being held in the Civic Hub of
Waterloo Region [1], in the Church of St. John the Evangelist at 23
Water Street in Kitchener. To enter, come to the doors on Duke Street
and ring the bell for the Social Development Centre. Map [2]

If you drive, don’t park in the lot beside the church! It’s not part
of the church, and is actively targeted for ticketing!

Links:
——
[1] https://civichubwr.org
[2] https://osm.org/go/ZXnwWMM4?m=&node=6160219550

Nith Valley Ecoboosters Monthly Meeting
Aug 28 @ 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

Sep
3
Tue
2019
New Canadian Youth Connection Training
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Orientation Day 2019
Sep 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Orientation Day activities will include a welcome by Balsillie School Director, Dr. Ann Fitz-Gerald along with program information, a campus tour, photo shoot and lunch.
We look forward to meeting our new students!
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Sep
9
Mon
2019
Alliance Against Poverty Regular Meeting @ The Working Centre
Sep 9 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

We are an alliance of individuals from a variety of economic and social situations who strive to end poverty within our society by:

  • practicing solidarity between those who have enough and those who do not have enough
  • learning from one another through experience, reflection, and action
  • applying direct political pressure to all three levels of government
  • a personal commitment to group values and actions
Monthly Meeting
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Waterloo Region Health Coalition
Monday, September 9 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, Aug 12, 2019, 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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Monthly Meeting
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Waterloo Region Health Coalition
Monday, September 9 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, Sep 9, 2019, 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
Sep 9 @ 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

Sep
10
Tue
2019
Philosophication
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

KW Hungry Minds
Tuesday, September 10 at 6:00 PM

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) lis…

Philosophication

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019, 6:00 PM

Queen Street Commons Café
43 Queen Street South Kitchener, ON

1 Hungry Minds Attending

The art of questioning and attemptive understanding. What? Philosophy in general. Casual discussion, mostly focused on the topic (differs monthly) listed below, with room for conversation flow. Topic: TBD (up for suggestion) -Some potential topics are on the “Message Board” under the “More” tab, here: https://www.meetup.com/KW-Hungry-Minds/messages…

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Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Sep
11
Wed
2019
Green Drinks Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Green Drinks, Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge | Saving the World One Sip at a Time COME ONE, COME ALL for an informal gathering of environmentally conscientious, sustainably-like-minded people who enjoy casual conversation, good food and good fun!

Are you working on, interested in, or thinking about sustainable facilities, renewable energy and the environment? We are too! So why don’t you come out and join us for some friendly conversation about all things GREEN.

With a focus on Sustainable Development, we extend this invitation to ALL friends of local businesses, communities, academia, and governments to gather for some wonderfully inspired conversation! This is a great chance to catch up with friends, meet new people, and to share our ideas, insights, and visions for a sustainable future!

Gatherings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Won’t you please join us?

Next Meeting:

April 10th, 2019, 6-9 pm

Barley Works Billiards Room

The Huether Hotel,

59 King St N, Waterloo, ON.

Hosted By: Ecovert Commissioning Corporation & Co-Hosted By: Livescape


Plan Ahead! Venues are pending as we are considering rotating locations quarterly, alternating between Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge. Please Stay Tuned!:

8 May 2019: Heuther Hotel / Barley Works


Green Drinks K-W-C on the Web:

FaceBook / Instagram / LinkedIn / greendrinkskwc@gmail.com

Eventbrite Event Page


Thank You:

Green Drinks KWC co-ordination team: Ecovert Cx Members: Alex Gordner, Kate Nelson, Rebecca Chiba and Livescape Member: Ashley DeMarte

Special thanks to the support of GeoSource & Diverso Energy with their food sponsorhip for out Revival Event held March 13th, 2019.

Sep
13
Fri
2019
BYOLunch & Learn: Transportation Updates at UWaterloo @ EIT
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With a large population travelling to and from campus every day, enabling a variety of transportation options is critical for reducing environmental impacts and creating an inclusive and sustainable campus community. Over the past few months, the campus has seen some exciting developments related to public transit and cycling.

We will be joined by Kevan Marshall, Principal Planner, Transportation and Demand Management, from the Region of Waterloo to share information and updates on: 

ION launch and GRT service improvements
UW station features 
Cycling updates, including the regional bikeshare program and infrastructure improvements 
TravelWise program and corporate transit passes

Following the presentation, attendees are invited to join us for a walk to the ION platform by the Davis Centre (DC) for a demonstration.

Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided. We hope to see you there!

FUN FACT: The University of Waterloo has set a goal of increasing sustainable commuting to 90% by 2025. Read more in the Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2017).

About the Presenter

Kevan Marshall is a Principal Planner with the Region of Waterloo’s Transportation Demand Management Program in Transit Services. His duties include coordinating transit integration with other sustainable transportation options, reviewing development applications and road reconstruction projects, administering the TravelWise program, and hosting the occasional staff bike ride.

Greening Sugarbush North Neighbourhood and Reducing Flood Risk
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

It seems as though every day the topic of heavy rains and flooding is in the news. In recent times many homeowners across Ontario have experienced localized flooding and severe damage to their homes and community infrastructure. It can happen here too. The good news is that we can take action to protect our homes and neighbourhoods from flooding.
Reep Green Solutions in partnership with the City of Waterloo, would like to invite you to participate in a unique opportunity to have your say in the future of the outdoor space in the Sugarbush neighbourhood. Use your first-hand knowledge of the area to contribute ideas for adding green spaces in your community. The Greening Sugarbush North Neighbourhood and Reducing Flood Risk  workshop will draw from residents’ observations and combine them with experts’ insights to create a vision that will improve your neighbourhood’s capacity to handle large storms and enhance the everyday quality of life for community members.
All are welcome to participate. It is free to attend, but we ask that you please register in advance to reserve your spot.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 
Workshop Facilitator

Adele Pierre, Landscape Design and Tree Consultant, Reep Green Solutions
Landscape architect and ISA arborist, Adele Pierre leads an award winning design firm specializing in the creation of beautiful, low maintenance landscapes. Mindful of the effects of climate change on our natural systems, Adele incorporates native plantings in all projects to provide habitat for pollinators, build healthy soils and manage rainwater.

Partners
This workshop is in partnership with the City of Waterloo, Region of Waterloo and the Grand River Conservation Authority.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
FRESH AIR FEAST: 20th Anniversary Community Celebration
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pull on your brightest green outfits and get ready for a day of fun in Waterloo Park! What better way to cap off the summer than celebrating with than an outdoor, zero waste* party?
Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people live sustainably. For the last 20 years we’ve worked to empower people to address and adapt to climate change. Come and celebrate our communities’ imapct together!

FRESH AIR FEAST
What: A near zero waste, community celebration of Reep Green Solutions
When: Saturday, September 14th, 11AM – 2PM
Where: Waterloo Park, Bandshell Field
Who: You! Your family, friends and co-workers all wearing green!
 
Click here to register today!
Your $5 ticket gets you:

Admission to the FRESH AIR FEAST
A vegetarian FEAST!
Surprise eco swag!
Carnival games, live music, raffles and much more!

 
What should you bring?

Your beautiful self decked out in green!
Spare change and cash for extra chances for raffles and prizes
A picnic blanket and lawn chairs for your crew
Anything that helps you reduce your waste (reusable water bottle, cloth napkins, reusable straws etc.)

 

Click here to find out more about the #FreshAirFeast!

 

Interested in sponsoring the Fresh Air Feast?
Contact outreach@reepgreen.ca to hear about our sponsorship opportunities!
 

 

FRESH AIR FEAST: 20th Anniversary Community Celebration @ Waterloo Park West | Bandshell Field Area
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am

We’re turning 20!

Pull on your brightest green outfits and get ready for a day of fun in celebration of 20 years of local environmental impact in Waterloo Region!

Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people live sustainably. For the last 20 years we’ve worked to empower people to address and adapt to climate change. What better way to cap off the summer than celebrating with than an outdoor, zero waste* party?

 

FRESH AIR FEAST

What: A near zero waste, community celebration of Reep Green Solutions

When: Saturday, September 14th, 11AM – 2PM

Where: Waterloo Park, Bandshell Field

Who: You! Your family, friends and co-workers all wearing green!

 

Register today! Your $5 ticket gets you:

  • Admission to the FRESH AIR FEAST
  • FOOD! (helps us offset the cost of lunch)
  • Surprise eco swag!

 

What should you bring?

  • Your beautiful self decked out in green!

  • Spare change and cash for raffles, carnival games etc.

  • A picnic blanket and lawn chairs for your crew

  • Anything that helps you reduce your waste (reusable water bottle, cloth napkins, straws etc.)

 

Sep
16
Mon
2019
Peace Week @ CGR
Sep 16 – Sep 22 all-day

Every year, on Sept. 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace. Inspired by this initiative, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement and Conrad Grebel University College invite you to peace events throughout Sept. 16 to 22, or to plan an event to mark the occasion your way, in your community.

Submit your event and learn more at https://uwaterloo.ca/peace-week/