Arts & Culture

Self-guided walking tour: Made in Berlin. Matured in Kitchener.

Self-guided walking tour: Made in Berlin. Matured in Kitchener.

A walk though the heritage of Kitchener’s Central Frederick neighbourhood This is a do it yourself self-guided version of a Jane’s Walk I lead with Warren Stauch on May 3, 2014. Length: Approximately 2 1/2 hours Start at the Frederick Mall in front of the hardware store/ formerly the beer store Frederick Street Plaza/ Frederick Mall […]

Addressing neighbour concerns about Big Music Fest

UPDATE Apr. 19 Despite it’s title Thursday’s Waterloo Region Record article indicates that the neighbourhood meeting was mostly positive. That sentiment has been confirmed by a couple of people who were at the meeting and let me know what they thought. UPDATE Apr. 1 I should have included in my last update that my wife and […]

Align Region of Waterloo budget decisions with its established directions

The following are comments I made in a presentation to the Region of Waterloo Council at a meeting last night to get input on its 2014 budget. Here’s a link to the video version of the evening. My presentation starts at 1:19.   Look at staffing costs for savings I agree with Councillor Doug Craig. […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards – January 2012

My Diamond & Coal Awards – January 2012

Before getting to this round of awards, I would like to share some updates. Past Coal Award Winners I’m pleased to pass along that the retail level of the Eaton’s Lofts building that was given a Coal Award in November 2011 is looking better. I don’t know if I can take any credit but shortly […]

Ode to Steel Rails

When my wife and I embarked on the rolling arts adventure that is the Steel Rails Sessions, we found ourselves on the last car looking out as the track disappeared behind us. I was inspired by the beauty of the hazy evening and the clickety clack of the ride to make a video with my […]

You’re invited to Social Media Breakfast: Waterloo Region

I wanted to make sure readers of this blog knew about the Social Media Breakfast series that I have founded in Waterloo Region. Here’s a video where I explain what we’re all about. I have a team of volunteers working with me and we are now registering people for our first session. Social Media Breakfast: […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards – August 16

Diamond Award Winner: Kitchener Blues Festival I hold my music concerts to high standards. For me to love them, I’m looking for an experience similar to the Montreal Jazz Festival, Hillside or the Mill-Race Folk Festival. I love each for different reasons. I now count the Kitchener Blues Festival among that list of must attend […]