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What's on this Month: February 2021


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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 entertained, engaged, and connected. This month is full of Black History Month events, interesting lectures, and how-tos to interest all ages! Here’s what you can look forward to in February at Idea Exchange.

Black History Month

This year, join us in a month-long celebration of Black history.


Exploring the Mask: A Creative, Virtual Workshop with Jazmine Tufford-Singh
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 7:00 - 8:30pm

The mask, fabric or medical, continues to be essential for the safety of oneself and others, but it has also evolved into something that can be an expression of the self.  In this virtual workshop we will explore how wearing a mask has impacted our experience of being in the world during a pandemic. Participants will be invited to utilize materials at home to design and create a mask of their own, allowing it to be a piece of art in and of itself.

Preserve Your Family Memories: Photos and Videos
Saturday, February 13, 2021, 10:30 - 11:30am

Join us to learn how to digitize old home movies, photos, and film negatives using digitization equipment at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office.

Watershed Writers – Janice Jo Lee
Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:00 - 7:00pm

Watershed Writers features interviews with an exciting mix of local fiction writers, poets, play-wrights and essayists, and offers an outreach opportunity and a lively showcase of a community of well-known writers as well as up-and-coming writers in conversation with Martin de Groot and Tanis MacDonald. Watershed Writers is interested in writers who are often ignored by mainstream media.

To enjoy this program, simply tune into CKWR 98.5 FM community radio at the program time or listen online. There is no need to register. If you missed the program or can’t make it, you can hear podcasts of our shows and learn more about our guest authors on our website:

"Your Pane is Their Pain" - Making Your Home Safe for Birds
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00pm

This year, more than ever, our homes have become our sanctuaries. Birds in and around our spaces delight us with song and colour. However, are they safe for these winged beauties? Bird collisions with windows at residential homes are a major threat to birds' lives. Learn why this is such a huge problem, and how you, the homeowner can be part of the solution.

A History of Motown with Krystle Dos Santos
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:00 - 7:30pm

Join us as Western Canadian Music Award-winning soul singer/songwriter Krystle Dos Santos and her band take you back in time to the peak of Motown Music from the late 1950s to 1980s. Krystle's powerful and interactive medleys of hits by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and the Jackson 5 will get you up and moving! You'll learn interesting facts about these key artists and about the historical and significant impact that Motown music has had on contemporary soul music today. Join Krystle for a Q&A after the virtual concert.

An Afternoon with Jennifer Robson
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Join us for an afternoon rich with history, love, and tragedy. On Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 pm we will be talking to bestselling author Jennifer Robson as she talks about her newest book Our Darkest Night. Q&A to follow.

Our Inner Sparks: Awaking Our Self-Love with Compassion
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

When you are providing and sharing love for the important people in your lives, don't forget to give yourself a little love. This past year has been so tough on everyone, make sure you make time to care for yourself. Join Our Inner Sparks for a workshop designed for you! In this one hour informative session lead by Gissele Taraba, M.Sc., Owner of Maitri Centre for Love and Compassion, we will discuss awareness, skills, habits and embodiment of self-love. We will explore our own definitions of love, examine the origin and influences and challenge our beliefs. We will also be doing a guided grounding exercise. This session will give you a fresh perspective of love and self-love and the basics to embrace and embody self-love in your lives.

For more information and a full listing of upcoming events, visit the full calendar here.