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What's On This Month: September 2017

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Programs + Events | September 1, 2017

Welcome to the beginning of a new school year! As you enjoy new beginnings, and look forward to the leaves starting to fall, check out some of the fun things we have planned at Idea Exchange for the month of September.

On Thursday, September 14, come and hear an engaging lecture with Dr. Wendy Fletcher, the President and Vice Chancellor of Renison University College in Waterloo. Dr. Fletcher’s presentation, We’re Not Racist, We’re Canadian!, will explore the impact of legalized, systemic and personal racism on Canadian First Nations, and the perception Canadians have of racism and its role in the Canadian story. The lecture will take place at 10 am at Trillium United Church. CTAL lectures are always popular, so be sure to register early!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar? Now’s your chance! On Mondays nights, September 18 – November 13, from 6:00-7:00 pm, participate in Adult Basic Guitar Lessons at our Clemens Mill Location. Facilitated by Queen Street Music School, these lessons will help make your dreams of strumming and singing to your favourite music a reality!

The community is gearing up for another spectacular Cambridge International Festival, which begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 23 in Riverside Park. The festival is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy amazing music, experience the new DISCOVER DIVERSITY area with free, hands-on, family activities, and check out vendors selling a variety of clothes, food, and other goods. The Performance Stage will also have live entertainment throughout the day. Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss this exciting event!

We are so thrilled for the opportunity to highlight Wayne Grady, the author of this year’s selection for One Book One Community. On Thursday, September 28, from 6:00 – 8:00pm, community members will have the opportunity to meet the popular author in a fun and relaxing environment. Grady’s book, Emancipation Day, will be featured, alongside live music from jazz pianist and singer Tim Louis, and an author talk. Books will be available to purchase, and signing by the author will follow the presentation. This free event will take place at Trillium United Church.

As you gear up for a busy September, be sure to include Idea Exchange in your plans for enlightening and diverse events that will be fun for the whole family!