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woman, boy and dog baking
Jennifer, Clemens Mill | December 1, 2017
Even though it’s called the happiest time of the year, sometimes getting ready for the holidays can be a little bit stressful. This year, let’s try... Read More»
red mittens holding a brown box in snow
Meghan, Queen's Square | December 1, 2017
In a holiday season of plastic gift cards and bubble-wrapped Amazon orders, there’s something charming about creating unique, handmade presents for... Read More»
Man cheering
Mya Kidson | November 28, 2017
Many of you have probably read or heard of “The Book Of Awesome.” If not, then it should be your next read. We go through life unaware of the small... Read More»
maple leaf on wood
Susan, Hespeler | November 23, 2017
Canada Council Director and CEO Simon Brault recently said that “our culture depends on our literature, which does us proud around the world,” and... Read More»
girl standing with arm raised
Mya Kidson | November 20, 2017
You probably have a favourite book that has shaped your inspiration for reading. For me, my favourite book has to be “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings... Read More»
Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, 1897. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Robert Thody, Education Officer | November 17, 2017
Who am I? What do you know about yourself? What do you know about your neighbour? Or co-worker? I was introduced to the Myers Briggs method of... Read More»
Image: Photo Credit: Kent Monkman, Casualties of Modernity, 2015, mixed media installation with HD video, 14:45 minutes, (no fix
Brittany Sostar | November 17, 2017
I had the opportunity to visit Ottawa a few weekends ago, and while there, I stopped by the National Gallery of Canada. The gallery is currently... Read More»
Teen Tastemakers Logo with Fall Leaves
Teens, Idea Exchange | November 15, 2017
With the colder weather and the holidays just around the corner, who has time to search out worthwhile entertainment? Don’t worry – the Teen... Read More»
A cup of tea beside a laptop.
Mya Kidson | November 10, 2017
Netflix I remember in grade 7 when my parents got a subscription to Netflix. It consumed my life as I binge-watched Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little... Read More»
School's Out on a Post-it
Laureen, Queen's Square | November 8, 2017
November 17th is a PD day! Check out what’s happening at all Idea Exchange locations: Building Bonanza!  10:00am-12:00pm QS. Two hours of building... Read More»

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