Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do - March 1-2

From a model railroad show to a workshop that shows you how to create a teddy bear from a wool blanket, online host Andrea Bellemare has some suggestions for weekend fun.

1. Canadian Haunted Attractions, Halloween, Horror and Paranormal Conference 2014


Delta Guelph Hotel, Guelph

You don’t need to work in a spooky profession to participate in this conference. There are vendors, workshops, a Saturday night costume ball, and you can watch the face painting and body art competitions – or even join in yourself. 

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2. Teddy Bear Workshop

Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener

Turn an old family blanket into a cuddly teddy with this workshop. It’s a two-parter, so make sure you sign up for both. To participate you need a wool blanket that’s at least 36 x 36 inches, sharp sewing scissors, pins, a pencil and a few other items listed on the museum’s website. There is some embroidery involved too, so get out the threads!

3. Sherlock Holmes and The West End Horror

Friday, 7:00 p.m., Saturday 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson are called into service to solve the mystery of the murder of a hated theatre critic. During their investigation they meet many awe-inspiring - or audacious - authors including Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker.  This play is put on by actOut, a local youth theatre charity and directed by Karam Yousif.

4. Animal Behaviour Seminar

Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Puppy Power, Suite 104, 900 Guelph Street, Kitchener

Just how smart are dogs? Why your cat always needs to be on the other side of a closed door? Check out this free seminar on animal behaviour and get some answers to your questions. There are sessions on dog training, canine cognitive science, vet medicine and animal behaviour and welfare. The organizers would like to remind you to leave Fido and Fluffy at home.

5. Guelph Model Railroad Society Spring Show

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

50 Crimea Street, Guelph

With the weather being as nasty as it has of late, here’s another great indoor activity this weekend. The Guelph Model Railroad Society is holding their spring show and it’s a chance to get a look at an entire world in miniature – over 800 feet of main track. Plus, there will be a special model train making an appearance: Thomas The Tank Engine. Kids 12 and under are free and adults are $5.

About the Author

Andrea Bellemare


Andrea Bellemare is a producer and reporter working at CBC Montreal. She has worked in many departments at CBC, from radio to TV to online, and she has also reported for the wire service Agence France-Presse.