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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 for Kids logo
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»
The blue words Cambridge Comic Arts Festival 2021 on a yellow background
CAMBRIDGE COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL Monday, August 9th - Saturday, August 14th, 2021  Idea Exchange, Virtual  #cbridgecomicartsfest  Join Idea Exchange... Read More»
The logo for the Cambridge Celebration of Women, being the text wrapped up in a vine design
Running October 6-28, 2021 "Have we not the brains to think? Hands to work? Hearts to feel? And lives to live? Give us our due!" - Nellie McClung... Read More»
The City Nature Challenge 2022 logo
Join us for the City Nature Challenge 2022! The City Nature Challenge is an international effort for people to find and document plants and wildlife... 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»
Girl at piano
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»
Jane's Walk Logo
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»
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Idea Exchange is your destination for March Break! Start planning your March Break with our 2022 March Break post, or with our full programs and... 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»
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»
Black History Month logo
Black History Month is a time for us to celebrate the unique and compelling stories of Black Canadians past and present.  The Rhythm & Blues... Read More»
The words 'science literacy week' in green on a soft yellow background
Science Literacy Week showcases the diversity of Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Libraries, museums, science centres, schools and... Read More»
Space, with stars streaking past
Greetings Members of the Cambridge Branch of the Rebel Alliance, As we all know, we have been in battle with a great and terrible enemy known as... Read More»
TD Summer Reading Club Logo
TD Summer Reading Club (SRC) Our award-winning summer reading program (SRC) is back for another year of reading, prizes, and awesome programs to keep... Read More»
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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»