Christkindl Market: Holiday Times Ahead!

The holiday season is approaching – or, more appropriately, already here! As soon as the Christkindl Market appears at Kitchener City Hall, I know that I have to start thinking about the gifts and trappings of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. My family members have, for the most part, resided in Kitchener-Waterloo for their entire…

Yet Another Diversion: College, Skills, and Work

As the weather offers us a brief glimpse of sunshine and milder temperatures here in Southwestern Ontario, I feel the winds of change approaching. Doesn’t everyone go through a little mini transformation, a shedding of the skin, when springtime approaches? Houses are cleaned of rubbish, cars are scrubbed free of ice and salt, and winter…

Hiking, Trails, Google, and Some Fun Ideas

Over the past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Thames Valley Trail Association’s (TVTA) 40th Anniversary, which partnered with the Hike Ontario Annual Summit. Besides being an informative and inspiring event, it took place in the beautiful and newly-renovated Watershed Conservation Centre with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA). Some of the…