October 18, 2021

COVID-19 drives up the demand for Food Bank at Conestoga College

With the challenges that come from a global pandemic, places like The Food Bank of Waterloo Region (FBWR) have been hit harder than ever before as the need for food resources in the region grows. “Since March 2020, we have seen an increased need for emergency food assistance throughout the Community Food Assistance Network,” said an impact report provided by Jennifer Judges, Communication Specialist at the FBWR. The Food Assistance Network is … Continued

VIDEO: Dive into the autumn season with fall festivities around Waterloo Region

COVID-19 has changed how people enjoy the seasonal activities they love, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the fall season safely in Waterloo Region. From pumpkin patches like Good Family Farm to movie theatres like Princess Cinema, everyone has had to adapt to the pandemic. While some places have had to find new and innovative ways to celebrate the fall season, others have found success amidst the … Continued

Local performers prepare for impact at the IMPACT 21 festival

IMPACT 21, a local international and multicultural festival, is back and ready to get people excited for live theatre once again.  The seventh biennial International Multicultural Platform for Alternative Contemporary Theatre (IMPACT) will unfold at various locations in Kitchener and Waterloo from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9. “As we all know, COVID-19 has impacted all of us, and very harshly the arts,” said Carlos Parada, Public Outreach and Development Coordinator … Continued

VIDEO: Local Art Fair marks the start of “event season” at Homer Watson House & Gallery

An art fair held at The Homer Watson House & Gallery on Sunday, Sept. 22, provided 20 local artists with the chance to sell their work to people in the region. The outdoor fair, located near Conestoga’s Doon campus, was a welcomed change for many artists who, due to COVID-19, have been unable to attend such events. Information on the upcoming Spirit Season held by the Homer Watson House & … Continued

Local talent in the spotlight at the Homer Watson art fair

The Homer Watson House & Gallery will host an outdoor art fair on Sunday, Sept 19 to showcase local artists and their talent.  The fair, which was initially planned for last Sunday but was rescheduled due to rain, will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to buy some of the pieces created by 20 different artists from the region, including Katherine Olenic, who currently works at … Continued