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two hands holding shells and plastic bits
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | June 15, 2020
When Boyan Slat went snorkelling as a teenager on a trip to Greece, he realized he was seeing more plastic bags than fish. Since that day he has been... Read More»
family gathered around a BBQ, grilling food together
Lisa, Hespeler | June 15, 2020
Happy Fathers’ Day! If your dad is like mine, summer is his time to shine in the dinner department. I have wonderful memories of sitting around our... Read More»
Malual Bol Kiir
Shannon, Queen's Square | June 11, 2020
"Play is powerful, because it brings people together.” ~ Malual Bol Kiir Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or... Read More»
woman sitting on the floor in a gym beside a weight
Veronica, Queen's Square, and Shawna, Old Post Office | June 9, 2020
There is just something about finishing a great workout that leaves you feeling like you can take on the world and all its challenges. It has become... Read More»
Sarah White from Brow Boss
Christine, Old Post Office | June 2, 2020
Do you ever wonder what led people to their chosen profession? What is their story? How did they get their start? Why did they decide to open their... Read More»
"zero waste" text surrounded by glass jars and reusable bags
Kathleen, Clemens Mill | June 2, 2020
Whether it’s choosing a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one, or making soup instead of tossing your leftovers, decisions like these can... Read More»
adult woman using her computer to video chat in the evening
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | June 1, 2020
Move over Mister Rogers, Idea Exchange is making some big introductions! Join us each Wednesday for Meet Our Neighbours, a new series that shines the... Read More»
adult man sitting on living room couch and looking at his tablet
Sarah, Queen's Square | June 1, 2020
We’re taking our programs virtual this month at Idea Exchange! Connect online with our staff and other members of the community, all from the comfort... Read More»
craft supplies
Veronica, Queen's Square | May 26, 2020
I remember racing home as a kid so I could watch Art Attack. I loved Neil Bruchanan and was amazed at what he could make with common items found... Read More»
Photo of Autumn dancing in Idea Exchange, Queen's Square
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | May 20, 2020
“There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” - Vicki Baum  I have always loved dance. From twirling in a big skirt when I was a... Read More»