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Kids drawing contest for Earth Day Festival

4 Mar

I just love the unbound, unrestricted creativity children show when drawing; No rules about perspective or lines, no concerns about other liking or approving. They just draw what they see in their own imaginations… and oooh what amazing imaginations they have.

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SO … rather than just using our basic tree, or my own drawings, on our earth day tote bags, we are going to leave it up to the kids. We want to see is “what they will do to save the earth”, like growing their own vegetables, recycling, thrift shopping… or as simple as picking up trash.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

5 drawings will be selected to print onto shopping totes that will be for sale at the festival, and online

Prize: a tote with your drawing + $20 gift card to art store (or maybe toys r us)

  • no minimum age. if your child can draw, they may enter. max age 12 though (to keep the illustrations simple enough for printing)
  • writing can be added if it helps describe their illustrations. The words “HOW I WILL SAVE THE EARTH” will be added by the printers
  • please draw (or trace over lines) with thin black marker. personally i love the thin sharpies for this.
  • include child first name ONLY and age at bottom of drawing
  • We will only contact the winners. Unfortunately, drawings cannot be returned.
  • Please include contact information on a separate sheet of paper: parent name, address, phone number.

Deadline: drawings must be received by MARCH 31ST, 2013

please mail completed drawings to our office: Megan Goos, 85 Ellis Cres South, Waterloo ON N2J2B7, or email to remakeable@gmail.com

…. so get drawing kiddies!! this one is all about YOU!

VENDOR CALL: Cardinal Leger Christmas Craft Show – November 26th

2 Nov

L’ecole Cardinal-Leger, a beautiful french school in Kitchener, is looking for vendors of handmade goods for their christmas school fundraiser. last year we saw lots of participation from this students, attracting kids ranging from 2 – 12 years (and their parents too, of course)

we have use of a stunning circular gym normally used for the preschool student (lucky little kids) which is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, as well as the school gym … offering potentially enough room for 40+ vendors.

Location: l’école Cardinal-Léger, 345 The Country Way, Kitchener

Date: November 26th from 9am-3pm

Fee: $20/registration + $5/table (100% of the proceeds go to the school for their fundraising)

hurry up and secure your space by sending an email to my co-organizer lynn at patchworkbutterfly@gmail.com

Save the date on your calendar, and BE SURE TO SHARE THE EVENT WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS

check out the site: cardinal-leger-craftshow.blogspot.com
and join the event on facebook: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120260794698058

Rent free space now available at Center in the Square

31 Jan

An incredible new direction has been taken by KW’s Center in the Square. In the past the center was for let’s say “famous” performers and their local symphony. By famous i mean big, international organized musicals or performers. When i was younger i saw “My Fair Lady” but was unaware at the time how great it was — and fell asleep. if only i could poke my 7 year old self and say “hey- pay attention! this is what you will love someday!!” A few short years later, i myself was up on that stage as my dance studio put on their Christmas shows.

To reach out to the many local but independent artists the Center is offering what was once their own Symphony’s rehearsal space (basically a smaller stage) for a rent free performance space. In return they are hoping the fans of such independent musicians will help spread the word about the big shows, and gallery happenings.

The Studio holds either 120 people (cabaret or banquet seating) or 240 (theatre seating) and has recently been updated with new lighting and sound systems. There is a short application process found at at www.centre-square.com or by calling 519-578-5660, ext. 0. Studio rates and room specifications are available at centre-square.com/rental_tech

The space is also available for rehearsals, auditions, receptions, annual general meetings, lectures, seminars and other activities.

Read more at the Record.

looking for christmas craft shows?

8 Nov

a few of the shows i participate in have EXCELLENT news for you then…. there is still room left for vendors!!

Cardinal Leger Christmas Craft Show
Saturday November 20th from 9-3pm, 345 The Country Way, Kitchener
contact: lynn cowman patchworkbutterfly@gmaill.com

Make a Difference Market
Saturday December 4th, at Conrad Grebel Residence, University of Waterloo
contace: ellery penner ellery.penner@gmail.com

… hurry to get your applications in as i don’t expect the spaces to last much longer

this weekend=an incredible event at NEW Waterloo public square

10 Aug

The TABU Music Festival is in support of the Canadian Testicular Cancer Association. 35 bands, 10am-10pm with Randy and Mr. Lahey (of the Trailer Park Boys) will be there to raise awareness that testicular cancer is the number 1 cancer among young men aged 15-29. they are expecting a crowd of 500-1000ppl, as this is a FREE outdoor event.

funniest part EVER… Mayor Brenda Halloran will be introducing the special guests… RANDY AND MR.LAHEY

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Music from… SAIGON HOOKERS ….THE STARS HERE …THE WAY OUT THERE ….JESSE PARENT ……AFTERPARTY ….A MINUTE AWAY ..PORCELAIN (my friends!!) ..MELTING POT…NERVOUS WRECKED ….DEAD HOUR …..ROB MILLER ..POCKET CITY…..KEVIN KEENE ….JOEL ROBERTS ….MADE BY A VIRUS ….STONE SET …..JUNEYT YETKINER & CRAIG MCNAIR ….THE DISGUISES …..ALLISTER BRADLEY …..BLINDSIDED POETS …..PETER SAWATZKY ….THE DOUG CLAYFIELD TRIO …….WILL MATTHEWS ….THE JAMES KAY BAND …THE STANDSTILLS …SEAN LITTLE …LIL’J
….RUFUS (another friend o’mine — amazing R&B) ….RED CITY ….BRAVURA ……YELL THE BURDEN …LIFE LIKE ROCKETS ….DOG BUS

Sponsored by… THE CITY OF WATERLOO – THE RUDE NATIVE – INNERACTIVE SECURITY INC – THE WALPER TERRACE – THE RADISSON – ECHO – 107.5 DAVEFM – STARLIGHT – FAT CAT’S – ENCORE RECORDS – THE BOATHOUSE – CHAINSAW – THE GROOVE KITCHEN – JUNEYT YETKINER – FIDDLE AND THE FIRKIN – ARC CLOATHING – ACEHOLE DESIGN – LUCKY’S WINGS AND THINGS – JAGERMEISTER – LONG AND MCQUAID – TOP DRAWER MUSIC – 100.3 SOUNDFM – THE LOOP CLOTHING – MAXWELL’S MUSIC HOUSE – R & S SCREENING – CANOEING THE GRAND – EAST SIDE MARIO’S – CANADIAN PIZZA – INDIE LOVE RADIO – VONGDAO VONG – REMAX – ENERGY LIMO

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AND for all you artists out there…. they are still accepting vendors!!
tables are $100 for which you get a table and the opportunity to sell goods for a full 12 hours! (sorry …no food of any kind)

join the facebook event, and share with your friends…. come on.. you know you waaaaannna.

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The TABU Music Festival
Waterloo Public Square
10am to 10pm Saturday, August 14th

Vendor call: Spring Market at Church of the Good Shepherd

14 Mar

If you are a crafter just starting out, looking to get your name out and add a little experience to your belt, then the Shepherd’s Spring Market is just the place to do so.  They offer really affordable tables, whole church of shoppers, and little expectations for extravagant setups. I try to make it out to these shows as a vendor myself, because you can never have too much feedback on your work.

Church of the Good Shepherd SPRING MARKET

Saturday May 8th

9 am to 1 pm

116 Queen Street North

The Market will go rain or shine, with as many people as possible being accommodated inside if its raining.

The Good Shepherd ladies also offer a really awesome opportunity to help promote your business… advertising starts April 1st in local papers, television and on various web sites.  If you wish to be specifically mentioned in the advertising please donate an item of your wares tot he Church’s raffle, which will be held that same day. You must contact Jean to both be included in their advertising and register for the event.

contact:  jean.mcdermott@sympatico.ca

Church of the Good Shepherd
116 Queen Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 2H7
(519) 743-3845

calling all artists!!

8 Mar

Canada’s Technology Triangle has recently moved to Downtown Kitchener and they are looking for pieces of art for their walls.

Contact:  Robin Martin Robin@techtriangle.com