Andrea's Five Fun Things To Do This Weekend - March 15-16

This weekend's list of things to do is highlighted by an annual postcard show and a gaggle of engineers pulling a bus down King Street.
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1. Postcard Memories Show and Sale

Sunday, March 16, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Embassy Room, Bingeman's, Kitchener

I learned a new word that could help you one day win at Scrabble or Jeopardy: breweriana. It means articles that have the name of a brewery on them, like mugs, bottle openers or in this case - postcards. They're just one of the many types of postcards available at this show at sale on Sunday. There will also be cards with royals, cats and dogs, Santa, libraries, sports, cartoons, skyscrapers plus a whole bunch more. Admission for those aged 12 and over is $5 but parking is free and there are door prizes. or call 519-885-3499.

2. Walk the Talk: Gallery Tour  

Sunday, March 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

101 Queen Street North, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Get a free guided tour of the current exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. One of the current exhibitions is a collection of Canadian art from the Hart House Art Collection at the University of Toronto. It ends next weekend, so if you haven't had the time, it's a great way to catch the exhibit before it closes.

3. Artist Talk with Laura Donefer 

Sunday, March 16, 2:00 p.m.

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, 25 Caroline Street North, Waterloo

A quick Google image search reveals the fascinating and intricate artwork of Laura Donefer, including vases topped with multi-hued, twisty glass spikes. For her current exhibition at the Clay and Glass Gallery, she's created a work of cast glass footprints symbolizing the forced death marches at concentration camps during WWII. Some of the footprints are from Holocaust survivors. The talk is a great chance to hear how Donefer creates her work. 

The event is free, but donations can be made to gallery.

4. UWaterloo Engineering Bus Push

Saturday, March 15, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Event starts at Carl Pollock Hall, 200 University Ave W. Bus pull starts at King St. N and University Ave.

How many engineers does it take to move a bus from Waterloo to Kitchener? Find out on Saturday as the University of Waterloo's Engineering Society pulls a bus about 6.5 kilometres from campus down King Street to the Kitchener Market. The goal is to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This event started as a pull, but as the engineering society's website notes, it has 'evolved' to a pull with a huge rope, so more people can participate.

5. St. Patrick's Day at Kitchener City Hall

Friday, March 14, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

Kitchener Civic Square

Celebrate St. Patty's Day early on Friday with this noontime event, featuring music from Shananigans and dancing from two groups: the Doyle Academy of Irish Dance and Intensely Irish. There will also be games and crafts, and if you're hungry, The Scrumptious Spud will be serving up tater treats.

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.