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Programs + Events

Idea Exchange hosts hundreds of programs and events every year. From storytimes to movie screenings, there's always something interesting to do here. Find the one that's right for you.


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Online registration is available for Adult/Teen art courses and programs and Children’s art courses. All online registrations require an email address and those with a fee can be paid with a Visa or Mastercard. Registration in person or by phone (call 519.621.0460) is also available.

Monthly Calendar


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Image: Tableware by Areaware, courtesy of Areaware Group.
November 27, 2017 – January 21, 2018
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
At My Table presents the exceptional, the quirky and the essential for the modern cook and host/hostess. Highlighting innovative international and... Read More»
Lyn Carter, Beacon, 2011, as stored in the collection vault. Photography: Scott Lee, 2017
November 24, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
The Whole Shebang seeks to question what it means to collect and the principles and policies in place around such an act. Who decides what is worth... Read More»
Marianne Burlew, Twinning, 2016. Installation documentation, UWAG.
November 10 - January 21, 2018
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
Our bodies affect our selves in such intricate and complex ways. Marianne Burlew’s research focuses on the body’s connection to identity and uses the... Read More»
Sunanda Sachdev, Settlement Worker
Most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-5:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Immigrant settlement workers assist newcomers with their settlement needs. They can help newcomers learn about our culture, find places to learn... Read More»
Toddler playing with blocks
Thursdays, January 11-March 1, 2018, 9:45-10:15am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song and movement. A great program for meeting other children and... Read More»
Totstime
Thursdays, January 11-March 1, 2018, 10:00-10:30am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Dance, sing, rhyme, and craft with your tot. Enjoy this half hour program of story, song and movement. A great program for meeting other children and... Read More»
Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker
Most Tuesdays 12:00 - 8:00pm & Thursdays 10:00am - 5:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Immigrant settlement workers assist newcomers with their settlement needs. They can help newcomers learn about our culture, find places to learn... Read More»
Baby Play Date
Thursdays, January 11-March 1, 2018, 10:15-10:45am
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hey grown ups!  Come and have a play date with some other baby moms and dads to chat, connect and let your babies explore what Idea Exchange has to... Read More»
Four happy children lying on the floor
Thursdays, January 11-March 1, 2018, 10:15-11:15am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres. Children under 3 must be... Read More»
Explore on the Floor
Thursdays, January 11-March 1, 2018, 10:30-11:30am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Let's Play! Let your little one play, discover, and explore in a variety of fun-filled, hands on, learning activity centres. Children under 3 must be... Read More»
Preschool picassos
Thursdays, January 11 - March 1, 2018, 2:00-2:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Draw out your child's inner Picasso with amazing art projects.  Each week, you and your child will use imagination and fun art supplies to explore... Read More»
Teens posing for picture
Mondays, 2-6pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 2-3:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. Thanks to our partnership with the YMCA Teen Drop In Zone the Teen Lounge is now... Read More»
Yoga
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Let go of your exam stress with chair meditation. Learn techniques of breathing and visualization to help you through the pressure of exams. 
Five school aged children cheering
Thursdays, January 11-March1, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create and share. Crafts, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore. Build, paint... Read More»
Conversation Circle at Idea Exchange
Thursdays, January 11 - May 31, 2018, 6:15 - 8:15pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Drop in to our free, friendly conversation circles to learn English, meet new friends, talk about your community, culture and customs. Tuesdays, 6:15... Read More»
The Legacy Project film stills courtesy of Dwight Storring.
Thursday, January 18, 6:30pm
Queen's Square
Movies
Please join us for the inaugural screening of The Legacy Project, a moving documentary film that follows seniors and youth as they share traditions... Read More»
A-Line Robot
Thursdays, January 18 - March 8, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Learn the basics of electronic components from Calin Raszga (B.E.Sc.) in this eight week course that introduces you to resistors, capacitors,... Read More»
Knitting
Thursdays, January 4 - March 29, 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm, QS Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm, HE Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm, PR