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Multi-coloured balls of yarn and knitting needle
Elora, Queen's Square | March 1, 2015
I recently discovered a very unique past time! Arm Knitting! Have you heard of it? Whether or not you are a beginner or experienced knitter this is... Read More»
Leah, Queen's Square
Leah, Queen's Square | February 28, 2015
Birdman (or how to be really pretentious and win lots of awards) Ok, I know that the real subtitle of Birdman is “The unexpected virtue of ignorance... Read More»
Crafting with Car Hair Syndetics
Laura, Queen's Square | February 9, 2015
Dr. Raganathan’s Law #3: “Every book its reader” Need a laugh? Feeling a bit off-kilter? Have unique tastes? Perhaps you are the perfect reader for... Read More»
Sarah Edgar, Volunteer
Volunteers | February 6, 2015
“Each time I came home from volunteering my mom would comment on how happy I was and encourage me to try and get a job with Idea Exchange. I realized... Read More»
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Ideas | February 5, 2015
When you visit Idea Exchange you can rest assured, here, you will always be greeted by a friendly face. Meet Joanne. Joanne began her career at Idea... Read More»
Photo, Frederick Douglass
Laura, Queen's Square | January 26, 2015
Ex-Slave Speaks in Galt On a chilly night more than 150 years ago, one of the most remarkable people in American history argued for equality to a... Read More»
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Leah, Queen's Square | January 23, 2015
At last, the publishing juggernaut is finally making it to the big screen! If this isn’t your type of thing, that’s ok but just to give you an idea... Read More»
The Bear by Claire Cameron book cover, Image courtesy of Syndetics, 2016
Jessica, Hespeler | January 23, 2015
A narrator can make or break a book. Usually adult characters narrate adult fiction, however many of the most compelling narrators have been children... Read More»
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Cathy, Queen's Square | January 6, 2015
At Idea Exchange we try to make it easy to find what you’re looking for, but sometimes you need help finding what you want. Our Search page is... Read More»
Galt Arena Exterior
Laura | December 22, 2014
You have a slippery legend in your neighbourhood. Galt Arena Gardens is proudly touted as the oldest continuously operating ice-hockey arena in the... Read More»