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Jessica, Hespeler | March 1, 2021
If I hear that William Shakespeare wrote King Lear during a pandemic one more time, I think I’m going to scream. As we lived through the first... Read More»
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Shawna, Old Post Office | February 24, 2021
Antiques represent pieces of history that live amongst us. Some come down through the family reminding us of memories shared. Some we acquire that... Read More»
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Betty, Queen's Square | February 23, 2021
This year, along with hopefully some milder weather, March is bringing some change to programming at Idea Exchange. Along with a new month of... Read More»
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Shannon Markle | February 12, 2021
"I wish there was something I could just do!" We've all said that in the past year, haven't we? Wanted to 'just do' something to ease the stress,... Read More»
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Marcie Bronson | February 3, 2021
Cambridge Art Galleries and Idea Exchange are honoured to support and host The Cambridge Poppy Project ( This is a... Read More»
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Veronica, Queen's Square | February 3, 2021
Have you ever heard that heartbreaking thud of a bird colliding with your window pane? Birds flying into windows is an all too regular occurrence;... Read More»
Rhythm and Blues Presents Black History Month
Gabrielle, Queen's Square | February 2, 2021
As I opened zoom on my computer to join my very first Rhythm & Blues Committee meeting back in January, I was nervous. I didn’t know much yet... Read More»
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Meghan, Queen's Square | February 1, 2021
Fantastic news! You can borrow an iPad from Idea Exchange and enjoy browsing the Internet, apps and e-reading from home or on the go. Use an adult... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | February 1, 2021
Want to be kept up to date on services, events, and everything Idea Exchange? Sign up for our eNewsletters, and get updates, recommendations, gallery... Read More»
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Cassidy, Queen's Square | February 1, 2021
While weather and restrictions mean spending most of our time indoors this month, Idea Ex-change is working hard to beat boredom and keep you... Read More»