Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - June 28-29

This weekend, watch the Snowbirds swoop through the skies at the Waterloo Air Show, have a bite while watching a zombie trying to get love or check out the next Yo-Yo Ma.
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will be performing at the Waterloo Air show this weekend. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

Waterloo Air Show

Gates at 10:00 a.m., shows start at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 

The Waterloo Air Show is back. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are flying, as well as the CF-18 demo team, the Lucas Oil Skydivers, and the T33 Mako Shark jet trainer (a plane painted like a shark). On the ground there will be planes to see up close and pilots to meet, food trucks and souvenirs. Plus, there will be a jet-powered school bus and.... a jet powered-outhouse. 

Waterloo Region Firefit Championships

11:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 28 and 11:00 - 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 29

Moose Winooski's, 20 Heldmann Road, Kitchener (near Sportsworld Crossing)

This two-day event features firefighters from across Western Ontario competing to be the fastest to do things like stair climbs, hose hoists, running, forcible entries, and victim rescue.

It's not easy. For example, in victim rescue, firefighters have to drag a 165-pound rescue mannequin backwards 100 feet, and they're not done until the mannequin's feet cross the finish line. Winners qualify for the national championships later this year. On Saturday evening, following the event, there will be a family movie night on the course with popcorn and hot dogs. 

Arkfest 2014

1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 29

EverGreen Ranch, 5487 3 Line, Guelph

This weekend music festival  is non-profit and family friendly and includes performances by Suzie Vinnick, Medicine Hat, David Lum and Katherine Wheatley. Families can camp or attend for the day, plus there will be campfires, sing-alongs, and face-painting. 

​​National Youth Orchestra of Canada Summer Concert Tour

Student concerts, Friday, June 27 & Monday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. 

Faculty concert, Saturday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, at Hazel St. and University Ave. W., Waterloo.

The NYOC shapes young orchestra musicians every year and sends them out on a cross-Canada tour before they go on to further careers in music. According to the NYOC around a third of all professional orchestra musicians in Canada went through the program.  You can choose between the student orchestra, who will be heading out on a cross-Canada tour, the faculty who shape the students, or both, because all of the performances are free. 

Dine Her Show

Dinner at 7:00 p.m., Show at 8:00 p.m., June 25 - July 12

Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. North, Waterloo

Harmony Lunch itself the stage for a romantic comedy with zombies, written and directed by Second City vet Bruce Hunter. This dinner theatre show features a woman who heads to the diner to meet her boyfriend, but he's late to the date and then shows up as a zombie. 

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.