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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


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Jim Logan, The Memory (It will be OK Mom), 2018.
November 9, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, BC and grew up in a Métis household, in Port Coquitlam, BC. He studied at the Kootenay School of Art... Read More»
Marco Chimienti, I went for a Drive (thesis).
October 22, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Exhibiting Graduate Students: Ala Abuhasan, Marco Chimienti, Paniz Moayeri, Victoria Ngai, Thomas Yuan, Victor Zagabe As architecture students we are... Read More»
Bonnie Devine, La Doncella, the maiden, 2016
November 23 – February 17, 2018
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
La Rábida is a Franciscan monastery overlooking the mouth of the Rio Tinto near the small town of Palos de la Frontera on the Atlantic coast of Spain... Read More»
Dream job this way road signs
Tuesdays, September 4 - December 18, 2018, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Frustrated by the work of looking for work? Stop by the information desk at Queen’s Square on Tuesdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm to speak to an... Read More»
kids playing in the snow
Monday - Friday, December 3 - 14, 2018, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Clemens Mill, Hespeler, Preston, Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Let your imagination soar at Idea Exchange! We've lined up new discovery stations for each weekday - the possibilities are endless! No need to... Read More»
hands on piano keys
Most Weekdays from September 4 - December 21, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30am and 2:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Showcase your performance-ready skills and provide background music for everyone to enjoy.
Boy with VR headset and controller
Most Weekdays from October 1 - December 21, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30am and 2:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Drop in for your turn with our Vive to enjoy some immersive games!
kids in front of a laptop
Most Weekdays from October 1 - December 21, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30am and 2:00 - 3:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Solve fun challenges with our Makerspace tools!
kids together
Most Weekdays, September 4 - December 21, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Hang out with friends, play board games, or take a turn on the Xbox. This is your space!
christmas crafts
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
If you are on a budget but still want to give something awesome this holiday season, we’ll provide all you need to DIY some simple but great gifts!
Manahel Polis, Settlement Worker
Most Tuesdays 4:00pm-8:00pm
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»
crochet projects
Tuesdays, September 4 - December 18, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Bring your present project and join other crochet enthusiasts in this drop-in weekly meet-up.
Conversation Circle at Idea Exchange
Tuesdays, September 11 - December 18, 2018, 6:15-8:15pm
Clemens Mill
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»
ukulele
Tuesdays, September 4 - December 18, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Preston
Programs + Workshops
Check out these jam sessions where you’ll learn some songs, share ideas and enjoy some fun together. Grab your uke and come on out. No experience... Read More»
ukulele
Tuesdays, September 4 - December 18, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Check out these jam sessions where you’ll learn some songs, share ideas and enjoy some fun together. Grab your uke and come on out. No experience... Read More»
guitar with holiday ribbon and garland
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 - 7:30pm
Preston
Live Performances
Hear our Ukulele Jam Night group as they present seasonal favourites on this fun instrument.
ukulele with holiday ribbon and garland
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 7:00 - 7:30pm
Queen's Square
Live Performances
Hear our Ukulele Jam Night group as they present seasonal favourites on this fun instrument.