Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - Feb 22-23

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Waterloo Region? Online host Andrea Bellemare has got you covered.

1. HockeyTown 

Saturday, Kitchener City Hall

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

It's the 4th year for the HockeyTown event and on Saturday, Kitchener minor hockey players will be battling for the Mayor's Cup. There are plenty of activities for the whole family, including interactive exhibits from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Artist Michael Slotwinski's series of paintings of famous hockey goalies and their masks, "Hockey's Masked Men" will be on display in the city hall's Rotunda. And if your kids are inspired by Slotwinski's oil paintings, there's a chance for them to make their own goalie masks. By the way, catch all the Olympic hockey action here:

2. High School Confidential

Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

THEMUSEUM, Kitchener 

The tagline for this event is "Come as You Were", an invitation to relive your high school days and dance the night away at a benefit for THEMUSEUM. Plus there are some amazing auction packages, including chances to win packages to meet CBC hosts Jian Ghomeshi and George Stroumboulopoulos. To take part, you'll need to contact "the Principal's Office" ( or check the link below for more contact information) but don't worry, I'm sure the principal at this event is more likely to join you on the dance floor than suspend you from school.

3. The Vaudevillian CD release party with JoJo Worthington 

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Cafe Pyrus, Kitchener

The Vaudevillian are Brendan J Stephens and Willow Walker, a two-piece who play the guitar, washboard and kazoos. After travelling through the U.S. this fall and winter, they've returned to Canada and are releasing their new CD at Pyrus Cafe on Saturday night along with local ukulele strummer JoJo Worthington. You may have seen Brendan Stephens perform under his own name at the Kitchener Blues Festival last August, so here's your chance to get a blues fix to tide you over to this year's fest. This show is all ages.

4. Polar Plunge for KidsAbility

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.

Uptown Waterloo Square

This annual fundraiser is in support of KidsAbility and is sure to get your heart racing and your extremities tingling. All plungers are asked to raise at least $50 for the group before taking a chilly swim. There are photographers on hand to capture the plunges, and the best part is that costumes are encouraged. Remember: no wetsuits or drysuits allowed, if you're jumping.

5. The Full Monty

Friday, 8:00p.m., Saturday, 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd., Waterloo

The Full Monty is a musical adaptation of the film about unemployed British men who decide to form a strip act to make some money after seeing how well a touring act of Chippendales dancers went over with local women. This musical version sets the story in Buffalo, and follows the lives of six unemployed steelworkers who work to overcome their fears and prepare for their upcoming show in which they will bare all, or "the full monty."

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.