UWaterloo Community Events

Hello July

Here is a summary of some of the many upcoming events, activities, and opportunities for UWaterloo staff. If anyone has any events they would like to share in these monthly communications, please send them to lbolger@uwaterloo.ca.

Canada Day at UWaterloo! This year’s 34th annual event brings over 50,000 community members together to celebrate our country. Check out the many fun and engaging activities available to our community on Canada Day!  Featured entertainers are Sloan and Fred Penner. The afternoon kicks off with a bang for children of all ages featuring the iconic, multi-Juno award winning children’s performer, Fred Penner. Fred is well-known for his North American-wide appearances, his television show, Fred Penner's Place that aired on CBC and Nickelodeon. In the evening on the OpenText Live Music Stage, rock to the tunes of Sloan, the Canadian Juno-award winning pop quartet who have released 12 full-length albums, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than 30 singles. Their performance will be capped off with our annual, not-to-be-missed fireworks display, the largest in the area! Our Canada Day celebration offers food, fun and activities for everyone. Take in dance and musical performances by local community cultural groups performing on our entertainment stage, fill your senses and your appetite at the Food Truck Fair, or participate in our Activity World.

Get fit over your lunch break with FREE Outdoor Boot Camp! Local certified fitness instructor, Tiny n Tuff Fitness will be holding lunchtime outdoor bootcamp sessions for UW staff.

12:15-12:45, Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August

Space is limited – please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunchtime-outdoor-boot-camp-for-uw-staff-tickets-47468154528

This project is funded by the Staff Excellence fund, administered by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Staff Compensation

Deep Cut Film Fest is at Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick Street, Kitchener on July 14th. The  Deep Cut Film Festival brings the greatest short films from around the world to local film fans. We are proud to present an all-genre fest that will be unlike anything you've ever seen. Full schedule and ticket information. 

Kultrún World Music Festival 2018 takes place July 14 and 15 at Victoria Park, Kitchener. It is KW’s largest outdoor dance party and it is free. Local, national and international artists. Workshops, vendors and more.

UW Fitness is offering several specialized once weekly small group exercise programs for UW Staff and Faculty in addition to our regular twice weekly Small Group Personal Training. Thanks to funding from the UW Staff Association’s Staff Excellence Fund, UW Staff receive a 50% discount on all “Learn To” programs AND Small Group Personal Training sessions!  Take advantage of the private on campus facility under the guidance of our certified staff. Please see our website for more details and scheduling at https://uwaterloo.ca/uw-fitness/fitness-appraisal-and-training-services/staff-and-faculty-small-group-training. Email fitness@uwaterloo.ca to register or call ext. 36841 for more information. Spaces are limited and new programs are starting soon so sign up ASAP!

QPR Training This training teaches students, staff, and faculty how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide. QPR is an education and awareness program that provides direction as to how to Question a person with thoughts of suicide, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to appropriate professional resources. Tuesday, July 10 at 1:30 p.m.

 July 20, 21, 22. The Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival is an annual 3 day FREE music festival held in Waterloo Ontario, encouraging all genres of jazz. This upcoming year of 2018, we invite you to our 26th Season where we look forward to entertaining more than 35,000 enthusiastic festival goers!

On the last Friday of each month, everyone is invited to explore the exciting arts, culture and cuisine of Waterloo's uptown core. From delicious dinner specials and exciting community events, to great music and art exhibits, each Final Friday has something new to experience.

Do you wear Multifocal Contacts?  The Centre for Ocular Research & Education at the University of Waterloo is seeking participants for a daily-disposable multifocal contact lens study. If you wear multifocal contact lenses, you may be eligible! Participants get $170; max 7.0hrs over 2 weeks; 3-4 visits, all products provided. Day, evening & weekend appointments available. For more information visit our website at www.corestudies.ca/harp Have a question? -  email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4742 and mention HARP study.

Hatha Flow Yoga with Joshua (Kunga) Webster This term the UW Workplace Yoga Program is offering a free weekly yoga class to UW staff. Visit http://bit.ly/WorkplaceYogaProgram for more details and to join the mailing list.

The 2018 Kitchener Blues Festival takes place August 9 to 12, 2018.  The Festival would not be possible without the help of our friendly and energetic volunteers! Would you like to get involved? We need volunteers to assist with site operations, information and volunteer services, and merchandise services. We are also looking for volunteers with Smart Serve Certification for beverage service.  The TD Kitchener Blues Festival has a wonderful volunteer community and we'd love to welcome new members!  Spend the week with us around the festival and you will fill each day with music, sights and activities for all to enjoy!
New volunteers can apply at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1639100359
Returning volunteers can manage their schedules at https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll/?from=27675


W3 is offering free yoga class on July 25. Watch for details. W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that (usually) meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Grad House.

Drum Circle is being hosted by KW Drum Circles on Friday, July 6 and Friday August 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Waterloo Park. Celebrate summer with drumming!  Free and open to everyone if you're new to drumming or a seasoned professional.

Do you wear Multifocal Contacts?  The Centre for Ocular Research & Education at the University of Waterloo is seeking participants for a daily-disposable multifocal contact lens study. If you wear multifocal contact lenses, you may be eligible! Participants get $170; max 7.0hrs over 2 weeks; 3-4 visits, all products provided. Day, evening & weekend appointments available. For more information visit our website at www.corestudies.ca/harp Have a question? -  email corestudies@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4742 and mention HARP study.

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