ZOOM Career Days
Oct 12 2017 @ 12:00:00 PM – May 2 2018 @ 05:35:00 AM
ZOOM Career Days

ZOOM Career Days are a series of one-day sector focused career exploration opportunities for students in grades 11 & 12.  During each event, students have the opportunity to participate in 2-3 hands-on, interactive workshops, and hear from a keynote speaker in the sector of focus. The sectors that we focus on are aligned with the Specialist High Skills Majors in Waterloo Region.  The dates, sectors of focus, and event locations for the 2017-2018 ZOOM Career Days are listed below:

Event Name/Date Location
ZOOM Business & Entrepreneurship – October 12, 2017 WLU – Lazaridis Hall
ZOOM Information & Communications Technology – November 23, 2017 Communitech Hub
ZOOM Health & Wellness – March 1, 2018 TBD
ZOOM into the Workplace – May 2, 2018 Conestoga College – Doon Campus
House of Friendship February Potato Blitz!
Jan 26 @ 07:00:00 PM – Feb 28 @ 11:59:00 PM

2018 February Potato Blitz Dates

Don Cameron Potato Night – Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Supermarket Blitz – Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018

Community Potato Lunch – Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Over twenty years ago, House of Friendship (HOF) Board Members decided to host a potato blitz in February to help meet the need for potatoes throughout the year in emergency food hampers and program meals. Today, the campaign raises potatoes and donations equivalent to 300,000 pounds of potatoes. Potatoes are used for hampers and meals, and donations are used to buy more potatoes. This campaign kicks off with Don Cameron Potato Night with the Kitchener Rangers, when fans donate money and spuds at the door.

It is followed by a one-day Supermarket Blitz on Saturday Feb 10th, 2018 at most local grocery stores, where volunteers invite shoppers to donate money and spuds.

And the campaign wraps up with a Community Potato Lunch hosted by HOF, at which guests enjoy a delicious offering of potato dishes (no tickets required – free-will offering accepted), and where we have the opportunity to thank many volunteers and sponsors. Over 200 volunteers roll up their sleeves to help campaign mascots Spuddy and Sweet Potato.

Fire Safety Education Planning for February
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Fire Safety Education Planning for February

Did you know 8% of annual loss fires occur in February? The top ignition sources in your home during the month of February are heating equipment, cooking, electrical distribution equipment and carbon monoxide. Here are a few ways to promote fire safety education in your community and home:

  • Contact a local WETT certified professional to jointly conduct a wood heat safety seminar at a local hardware store
  • Contact local schools teaching grades 7 to 12 and ask to do presentations on cooking fire safety.
  • The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management is excited to be supporting the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) with their CO Safety Tour to raise awareness about carbon monoxide safety.
  • Remind your family to practice a home fire escape plan.
Let’s Get Personal @ Waterloo Public Library
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
Let's Get Personal @ Waterloo Public Library

Through the month of February the Waterloo Public Library will be collecting personal hygiene products for the Waterloo Wayside Centre, which directly supports those experiencing housing and income instability. Collection boxes are available at all WPL locations.


The 5 most requested items are as follows:

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash and soap
  • Men’s underwear
  • Deodorant
Kitchener & Hamilton RV Shows
Feb 2 @ 10:00:00 AM – Apr 8 @ 05:00:00 PM
Kitchener & Hamilton RV Shows

Hamilton’s and Kitchener’s top local dealers are showcasing a wide variety of RV’s ranging from travel trailers, fifth wheels and motorhomes. Visit the Hamilton or Kitchener RV show for all your camping and RVing items!

Hamilton Show: February 2nd-4th, 2018

Kitchener Show: April 6th-8th, 2018

KW Comedy Festival
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day
KW Comedy Festival

Are you ready to laugh until you cry? You better be because the KW Comedy Festival is back for its 9th year! You won’t want to miss this entertainment spectacular featuring up and coming local performers and award winning talent from around the globe! Get your tickets here!

KW Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Awards Gala! @ Bingemans
Feb 22 @ 05:00:00 PM – 10:00:00 PM
KW Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Awards Gala! @ Bingemans | Kitchener | Ontario | Canada

Waterloo Region is a model for how business succeeds in Canada. Celebrate the exceptional contributions of local businesses at the 2018 Business Excellence Awards Gala – hosted by the Greater K-W Chamber of Commerce. Join over 900 attendees at the premier networking event of the year, February 22nd at Bingemans.  Share stories of success, and plans for the future of Waterloo Region.

Purchase your tickets for the Business Excellence Awards Gala today!                         

Humane Society – National Cupcake Day
Feb 26 all-day
Humane Society - National Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day 2018 is fast approaching and the Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford-Perth Humane Societies want to “bake a difference” with your help! Each year, thousands of Canadians come together to bake cupcakes while raising much needed funds and awareness for their local SPCAs and Humane Societies. Registration for this delicious event is open now!

To register for Kitchener-Waterloo click here, and for Stratford-Perth click here!

St. Mary’s Heart Month @ Delta Waterloo
Feb 27 @ 07:00:00 PM – 08:30:00 PM
St. Mary's Heart Month @ Delta Waterloo | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada
Ensuring Equitable and Seamless Cardiac Care Across Waterloo Wellington
Complimentary parking and light refreshments. Plan to arrive by 6:30pm. Learn how cardiac services will be expanded at St. Mary’s and beyond, get an update on advanced heart rhythm services coming next year and hear why St. Mary’s is among top Canadian cardiac centres for patient outcomes!
Don Shilton
St. Mary’s General Hospital
Bruce Lauckner
Chief Executive Officer,
Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
Dr. Brian McNamara
Chief of Cardiovascular Services,
St. Mary’s General Hospital & Grand River Hospital
Dr. Umjeet Jolly
Cardiac Electrophysiologist,
St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre
Susan Dusick
St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation
Free admission | Registration required as space is limited
Register at or call 519-749-6536
Provincial Ringette Championships
Mar 1 – Mar 18 all-day
Provincial Ringette Championships

The Waterloo Ringette Association is proud to host the 2018 U12 Provincial Ringette Championships from March 1st to 4th. Hundreds of female athletes with Shoot For The Stars and compete to be provincial champions. Come out to watch the girls in action as games will be played in arenas throughout Waterloo. For more information go to the Shoot For The Stars page at

But wait! There’s more ringette where that came from!

The Kitchener Ringette Association is proud to host the 2018 Single A Provincial Championships from March 15th to 18th in arenas throughout Kitchener. For more information go to the Provincial Championship website at