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Recurring Events

Idea Exchange hosts and helps out with many popular events throughout the year. Check out this list to learn more about your favourites and to find out when they will be held next.

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We’re having a Mini-Book Sale! Materials will be offered for sale at our Clemens Mill, Hespeler, Preston, and Queen's Square Idea Exchange locations... Read More»
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There is an easy way to give the gift of reading during the holiday season! The Waterloo Region Record Books for Kids program accepts book donations... Read More»
Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts
Each year, for one evening in June, the Cambridge Celebration of the Arts (CCA) presents to the community a variety of works by Cambridge and... Read More»
Cambridge Comic Arts Festival 2020
CAMBRIDGE COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL Monday, August 10 – Saturday, August 15, 2020 Idea Exchange, Virtual Event#cbridgecomicartsfest Join Idea Exchange to... Read More»
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Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts... Read More»
Doors Open Waterloo Region logo
Explore the Waterloo region and get a behind-the-scenes look at buildings in our communities! This year, join the 17th annual Doors Open Waterloo... Read More»
Fibreworks 2020 Installation View. Photo Scott Lee
Fibreworks is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre... Read More»
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Idea Exchange Unplugged is an hour of instrumental music performed by local talents. Share your talent with our community – and enjoy the chance to... Read More»
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Celebrate the global Jane’s Walk festival with Idea Exchange! Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs.... Read More»
March Break
Idea Exchange is your destination for March Break! From toddlers to teens the week is full of free drop-in programs for all ages, including special... Read More»
Master Works
Master Works was launched at Design at Riverside in 2009 as a showcase for exceptional thesis projects by recent Masters of Architecture graduates of... Read More»
Mark the fourth Friday of each month (excluding December) for an exciting film screening opportunity with the NFB Film Club! We are partnering with... Read More»
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One Book, One Community (OBOC) was created to promote reading to adults in Waterloo Region, to celebrate books and writing, to promote Canadian... Read More»
Unsilent Night, 2014. Cherie Fawcett, photographer
Unsilent Night is a free outdoor participatory sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on cassettes, CDs and mp3s, and played through a... Read More»
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Martine Postma, of the Netherlands, looked around her and knew the earth was in big trouble. Our carbon footprint was getting larger and larger as we... Read More»
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Science Literacy Week showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools and... Read More»
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Summer Reading Club at Idea Exchange Idea Exchange’s Summer Reading Club is a two-time national award-winning program. This free program is for kids... Read More»
family sitting together watching laptop
This virtual series is all about having fun together as a family! Join us on Facebook or Zoom for these free interactive online events that will make... Read More»
Galt Cenotaph
Each year on November 11 we pause to honour those who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace. Idea... Read More»