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The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony was founded out of necessity; in 1945, the Grand Philharmonic Choir was preparing a recital and needed tuneful accompaniment for the harmonic voices. Once its backup duty was over, however, the newly convened orchestra quickly established itself as an independent source for both classical and pops concerts performing more than 100 concerts annually in the Waterloo region. Now home to 52 on-staff musicians, the orchestra continues its decades-long tradition at venues around Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge. From his position as music director, Edwin Outwater oversees the joyful noise, which ranges from baroque to Beethoven to the Beatles and Broadway. Since assuming the role in 2007, Outwater has been one of the orchestra's most vigorous boosters, arranging the group's first commercial recording in a decade, engineering an exploration of prog rock in collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing, and knitting sweaters for each musician's instrument.
101 Queen St N
Kitchener,
ON
CA
During Reel Babies movie showings, theatres transform into child-friendly arenas where new parents can enjoy recent releases while tending to tykes. Empire Theatres keeps the auditorium lights dim and lowers the volume on new films such as Our Idiot Brother, One Day, and The Debt, ensuring an environment conducive to child-care. Parents can transport their mini-me to the auditorium's "exersaucer", baby swing, and play mat, allowing young minds to expend energy otherwise spent solving Fermat's Last Theorem. Additionally, a changing table and bottle warmer ensures parents can remain in the theatre for all reunion scenes between protagonists and their coffee makers.
135 Gateway Park Dr
Kitchener,
ON
CA
Established: 2003 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours Handicap Accessible: No Parking: Parking lot Q&A with Leslie Brooks, Owner What?s your favorite part of your job? I really enjoy taking care of the horses and maintaining a clean, safe environment for all horses and students. I get great satisfaction in seeing the riders enjoying their experience and progressing over time. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? Our two coaches are very experienced as riders and coaches. They provide a very safe, fun and professional riding experience for all students. Beginners are given one-on-one assistance and may borrow proper riding helmets. All school horses and ponies are well trained and used in weekly riding lessons. Beginner lessons are held in a beautiful bright large indoor arena. JL Equestrian Centre is accredited by the Horse Facilities Council of the Ontario Equestrian Federation.
1110 Huron Rd., RR2
Kitchener,
ON
CA
Whether starting from the ground up or climbing into the saddle after a lifetime of riding, the instructors at Twisted Pine Farm tailor their comprehensive training skills to all ages and experience levels. Across lush pastures and indoor and outdoor arenas, equestrians hone their skills in English riding styles such as dressage, jumpers and eventing. Four levels of cross country courses available. Throughout the year, riders are invited to put their skills to the test during school shows, and clinics with Olympic-level riders are also offered.
Just off Trussler Road, near Ayr.
Ayr,
ON
CA
Though already a funhouse of aquatic activity, Bingemans Big Splash recently added five new waterslides to their expansive water park. Adventure seekers can throw themselves down traditional tube slides such as Boomerango or attempt to beat family and friends in a race on Full Throttle. In between trips down the newborn water slides, a wave pool serves as the wading ground for both children and adults. To end a day of watery fun, guests can shake out their ears and bellybuttons at an outdoor mini-golf course or rock-climbing and ropes courses.
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener,
ON
CA