Victoria Day 2014 in Waterloo Region: Andrea's Five Fun Things

From a day in the park to a chance to learn about ancient Egypt, there's plenty to do in Waterloo Region this weekend.

Unwrapping Egypt exhibit at TheMuseum

Friday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, Monday -10:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

TheMuseum, 10 King St. W., Kitchener

Learn about the secrets of King Tut, as well as 5,000 years of Egyptian history in this new exhibit at TheMuseum. The travelling exhibit features replicas of artifacts that aren't allowed to leave Egypt, and is a great way to learn more about tomb of King Tut, as well as ancient Roman and Greek cultures. Plus, check out bellydancer Anne Vermeyden on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Victoria Day in Victoria Park celebrations

11:00 a.m., Monday, May 19

Victoria Park, Kitchener 

The origin of the May 2-4 weekend is not intended as a signifier of the start off the summer (though it does do that handily), but to celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria. Historian Rych Mills emailed us to tell us about this event, which includes a few speakers with short remarks at the statue of Queen Victoria in the park. Following the speakers, there will be a concert by the Kitchener Musical Society at the Roos Island Bandstand. Bring your own lawnchair or blanket to sit on. 

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Alanna Gurr, Lowlands, Love Banshee

Friday, May 16

The Hive, 200 King St E, Kitchener

Alanna Gurr is touring Ontario in support of her recently-released album, Late at Night. Catch her at The Hive on Friday along with Lowlands and Waterloo's Love Banshee.

Coffee with the Curator

Sunday May 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener

Did you know Sunday is International Museum Day? Well, you do now. Head over to the Waterloo Region Museum on Sunday for coffee with museum's manager/curator and get a peak at all the cool stuff they've got in the artifact collection. Don't spill your coffee on any of it though.

Wellington Artists’ Gallery Opening Event

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday May 17

6142 Wellington Rd 29, RR4, Fergus

The Wellington Artists' Gallery is holding their official opening this Saturday to celebrate the exhibition "Reflections." The gallery's members work in a wide range of media, from photography to carving to textiles to drawing, so you're sure to see something that catches your eye.

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.