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What's on this Month: September 2021


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Cassidy, Queen's Square | September 1, 2021

The weather is still hot and humid, but September has arrived! Along with the return of school bags, favourite pumpkin-flavoured drinks at local coffee shops, and the first hint of reds, yellows and oranges in the trees, comes a new season of programming at Idea Exchange.

Sign up for new children’s programming, learn a new skill, and tune in for fun-filled event series like Science Literacy Week, Celebration of Women and Culture Days!

Check out some of our featured events below, sign up for our enewsletters to have events delivered straight to your inbox, and browse our full calendar of events for more.

Bridging GAAPS: Youth Unlimited with Ken Daley (Teens)
Saturday, September 18
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Teens are invited to join visual artist Ken Daley as he shares his experiences, his art, and takes you through some exercises to unlock your creative potential and productively deal with stress.

Introduction to Screenwriting: Short Film
Wednesday, September 29
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Participants will view and discuss an award-winning short film as a springboard to learning the basics of screenwriting: how to create strong protagonists and suspenseful narratives with thematic resonance, and how to format scripts to the film industry standards.

Friends Virtual Trivia
Thursday, September 30
7:30pm - 9:15pm
What you doin’ Thursday night? It’s a moo point because you should pivot your plans and take a break to join us for Friends virtual trivia night hosted by Trivial.Soup. Team up with your lobster(s) and see if you can come up with a pla to win! For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

Virtual Tour of The Toronto Zoo (All Ages)
Thursday, September 30
1:30pm - 2:30pm
We are excited to celebrate World Animal Day with the Toronto Zoo. Get ready to see lions, giraffes, zebras, and hippopotamus! We will be exploring the African Savanna region at the Zoo. A Zoo ambassador will be our guide and share amazing facts about the animals that live in this region.

Squamish Stories with Kung Jaadee
Thursday, September 30
11:00am - 11:45am
In this live storytelling performance, Kung Jaadee will share her telling of Squamish legends.

Mindfulness and the Brain (Ages 18+)
Tuesday, October 05
7:00pm - 8:30pm
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the benefits of mindfulness on the brain, body, and emotions and have opportunities to try short mindfulness practices. Participants will come away with concrete tools to navigate stress, cope with overwhelming emotions and increase focus.

Gamer Videos – Get Started Recording and Editing! (Ages 8 – 12)
Tuesday, October 19
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Do you like watching video game walkthrough videos? Tell your story, learn how to record yourself, edit and screen capture a game you can play on your computer with free software!

Young Love: YA Author Event
Thursday, October 21
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us as we chat about all things love and romance with popular Young Adult authors S.K. Ali, Jason June and Lynn Painter. Kayleigh Platz will host the discussion. Don’t worry, we’ll leave time at the end for questions from the audience.