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Meredith, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Maybe you know the story, or maybe you’ve never heard anything about it. On February 3rd, 1959, three young musicians boarded a plane on a cold,... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Whether you cannot get to sleep or cannot stay asleep, sleeplessness seems to be a growing concern for many people. There are plenty of books that... Read More»
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Jessica, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Have you ever gone to see a movie solely because a particular actor was in it?  Are there any must-see actors you will always flock to even if the... Read More»
Foods that cause allergies
Lina, Preston | February 1, 2017
Many people today are having reactions to foods; but are we allergic, intolerant or sensitive? What are the differences? Food allergies are the most... Read More»
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Programs + Events | February 1, 2017
Cold weather got you feeling blue? Let us warm your heart with the many lively programs and events planned this February at Idea Exchange! Read on... Read More»
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Helen Kelly, CEO | February 1, 2017
As we launch our tenth Poem-A-Day contest, our Chief Executive Officer, Helen Kelly, offers her own thoughts on poetry.  Robert Frost’s Stopping by... Read More»
Shaun, Hespeler | February 1, 2017
When it comes to most holidays, I am a curmudgeon.  Maybe I’m too old.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have children (trust me, holidays are definitely... Read More»
Stress ball
Sarah E., Hespeler | February 1, 2017
Are you fidgety? Do you constantly shake your leg under the table or beside a friend and find yourself reprimanded? Do you have a habit you want to... Read More»
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Mya | February 1, 2017
A white blanket covers the branches, Outlining the roofs, A white carpet conceals the ground And white dogs disappear out of sight Winter has... Read More»
Shannon, Queen's Square | February 1, 2017
Volunteering is not just the purview of the retired these days. Statistics Canada’s most recent report showed that more than 47% of Canadians... Read More»