Andrea’s Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - January 4-5

Looking for some fun things to do to kick off 2014? Check out online host Andrea Bellemare's suggestions for the weekend.

1. Kitchener New Year’s Levee

Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kitchener City Hall

Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr and city councillors are celebrating 2014 with an afternoon of fun. There will be crafts, door prizes, balloon artists and music including performances by Lorna Heidt, Drew  Leith and the actOUT children’s choir. If it’s not too cold, brave the elements for some laps around the outdoor skating rink. There will be food, including cookies and hot chocolate, inside for when you need a break from the ice.

2. Cambridge Happy 2014

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Bowman Room, Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St.

Mayor Doug Craig and Cambridge City Councillors are ringing in the New Year with a levee on Saturday at Cambridge City Hall. Stop by, say hi and enjoy some light refreshments.

3. The Simple Sampler: Totems exhibit

Kitchener City Hall Rotunda

This new exhibition by artist Mark Laliberte runs for the month of January. Laliberte created a series of paper collages, based on pictures out of children’s colouring books. Preview Laliberte’s work on his website -

4. Guelph Firefighters vs. Maple Leafs Alumni game

Saturday – Doors 6:30 p.m., Game 7:30 p.m.

Sleeman Centre, Guelph

Missed the Winter Classic? Well here’s another classic hockey game you can catch and it’s a little closer to home. It’s the 20th anniversary of the benefit game between Guelph firefighters and Toronto Maple Leafs alumni. Proceeds from the game go to the Firefighters Benevolent Foundation to purchase new medical equipment for hospitals in the area.

5. Hinindar, Lowlands and Soren Brothers

Saturday, 9:00 p.m.

Maxwell's Music House, Waterloo

Don’t let the cold weather keep you away from checking out some local bands this weekend – Hinindar and the Soren Brothers hail from Waterloo while Lowlands is from Guelph, and they’re all playing at Maxwell’s Music House. It will only cost you $5 to wrap your ears in lovely sounds, so get out of the house and go have some fun!

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.