Stay Involved in KW Arts and Culture During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have restricted in-person interactions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected with the Kitchener-Waterloo community. 

If you’re looking for new activities to keep you entertained during lockdown, or you want other ways  to connect with the KW community, check out some of the following options. 

First, make sure to join UW’s Digital Events Community. They run social and gaming based events like video game events, virtual trivia, Jackbox parties, and more. These events are open to incoming, current, and alumni students. 

You can also explore the Waterloo Residences’ Virtual Activities Library, which lists safe activities in residences, on campus, and in the community to help you stay engaged with the Waterloo community. Note that some of these activities may be closed during lockdown, which began on Dec. 26, 2020. 

Speaking of libraries, the Waterloo Public Library runs regular virtual events like a monthly book club and online trivia. The Library also has a play anytime page with virtual escape rooms, YouTube cooking tutorials, local geocaching challenges, and more. 

Check out the Kitchener Public Library’s monthly events calendar for even more community activities. 

If you’re looking for something new to read, you can search UW’s list of books written by alumni. 

For a non-book read, explore edition, the publication put out by GBDA and MDEI students at UW. Make sure to check out the other offerings from the Creator’s Collective too.

For outdoor options, see this list of winter activities in the KW region. The region has hiking trails, public skating rinks, and even ski hills, which will hopefully reopen later in the season.

You can also take a walk to Princess Twin Cinemas for their Popcorn Curbside Pick-Up. Their snackbar is open for popcorn, snacks, and craft beer sales (and they have the best popcorn in the region).

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