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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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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 our Clemens Mill,... 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»
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CAMBRIDGE COMIC ARTS FESTIVAL Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square1 North Square, Cambridge#comicartsfest Join... Read More»
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Culture Days exists to create a Canada where culture connects us all to see and do more. Culture is an integral part of what makes our Cambridge... Read More»
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Explore the Waterloo region and get a behind-the-scenes look at buildings in our communities! This year, join the 16th annual Doors Open Waterloo... Read More»
Fibreworks 2016 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»
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Let’s Read is a Waterloo Region wide family literacy initiative in partnership with Idea Exchange, Kitchener Public Library, Waterloo Public Library... Read More»
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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»
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»
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»
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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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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»