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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.


Books in a shopping cart
Help some lonely used books find love again - buy them and give them a happy new home on your bookshelf! We hold book sales at all Idea Exchange... 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 Comic Arts Festival
CAMBRIDGE COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00am – 4:00pm Idea Exchange, Queen's Square 1 North Square, Cambridge #comicartsfest... Read More»
Cambridge International Festival
In September, celebrate Culture Days and the diversity of Cambridge with dance, music and stories of new Canadians! The International Festival was... Read More»
Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts
Each year, for one evening in June, the Cambridge Mayor's Celebration of the Arts (CMCA) presents to the community a variety of works by Cambridge... Read More»
Cineseries Canadian & International Cinema
Idea Exchange organizes and presents three screenings per season of exceptional Canadian, foreign, and independent films on select Thursday evenings... Read More»
The words "March Break is coming" written on a chalkboard
Each March Break discover loads of programs and events for everyone from toddler to teen! Make, create, listen, play - it's all here in our free,... Read More»
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Did you know that the 150-year-old Knox’s Galt Presbyterian church is one of the oldest and largest church buildings in the Waterloo Region? Explore... Read More»
Humboldt Magnussen. Jacket For Brother 2 (detail). Image courtesy of the artist
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»
Two young boys reading
Let’s Read is a Waterloo Region wide family literacy initiative in partnership with Idea Exchange, Kitchener Public Library, Waterloo Public Library... Read More»
Master Works 2016
Master Works is a juried exhibition that showcases exceptional thesis projects by recent Masters of Architecture graduates of the University of... Read More»
Music Is My Weapon 2015 CD Release Party
Music Is My Weapon is a free mentorship program for singers, songwriters and musicians interested in taking their music to the next level.... Read More»
National Youth Arts Week
National Youth Arts Week (NYAW) provides an opportunity for young people across Canada to create a celebration of youth-led events showcasing their... Read More»
NFB
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»
Power Shift
Here in the Region of Waterloo we are lucky to have a reliable supply of energy – for lighting our homes, charging our phones and fueling our... Read More»
2014 artwork
This unique show and sale features talented printmakers from across Ontario. Browse through hundreds of original printed works, participate in hands-... Read More»
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Come join the Volume party! Each March, Cambridge Art Galleries hosts a major community celebration that transforms all three floors of our Queen... Read More»