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The Mill Race Folk Society


pub carols with the orange peel carollers Sunday December 17th, 2017 from 2-5pm at

the KIWI, 47 dickson st, cambridge (galt)


Following a time-honoured tradition from the north of England, a group of local friends under the banner of the Orange Peel Carollers will be gathering on Sunday, Dec. 17 at the KIWI to sing what are known as Village or Pub Carols. 

These carols are not the standard Christmas stock we hear piped into every mall; they are often more boisterous and secular in nature than the familiar fare. 

They have been preserved in the pub environment in several Yorkshire villages for at least the past 200 years. In some cases, these carols were frowned upon by the church of the time, and dropped from the order of service. They were sometimes retained by only one congregation, village, or family and were held with great pride and even jealousy. Pub carols are regaining popularity in England. 

The Pub carolling tradition in Canada was started in Ottawa around 1990 and has proven quite popular there. 

The song book the group will use for several of the carols is a publication from the Ottawa Folklore Centre entitled The Canadian Pub Caroller. It combines traditional English carols with some long-forgotten early Canadian hymns and carols. 

The Orange Peel Carollers like to think that they are doing their part to maintain the tradition and help it take root our local area. 

Most of the carols will be unfamiliar to modern ears, but with their folky sound and rousing choruses, some are very easy to learn. Other songs will be more familiar, but with a twist. 

If you would like to hear more, or better yet come out and sing along with the group, they invite you to join them at the KIWI, 47 Dickson St, Cambridge (Galt) from 2 P.m. to 5 P.M.  A

dmission if Free, but donations for the carollers are welcome.

THE KIWI, 47 dickson st, cambridge (galt)



Contact: Kevin Swayze, publicity co-ordinator 226-924-4237

December 7 Radiothon brings hope to local children, youth and families

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2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the CHYM Tree of Hope Radiothon, bringing hope to local children, youth and families


Thursday, December 7, 2017

5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CF Fairview Park


Kitchener – December 4, 2017 – For 25 years, the CHYM Tree of Hope Radiothon has given people the chance to hear about families, children and youth in our community who have faced big challenges – and how Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region, and generous community members who have contributed to its Foundation, have helped them heal, learn and grow.


On December 7, local families will share moving stories on air as part of the Radiothon.


·       You’ll hear from Kalsoom, whose son developed better social skills and a more positive outlook thanks to a special theatre program he was enrolled in.

·       You’ll learn about how the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program helped one teen heal after she endured years of abuse.  

·       An adoptive father will describe how he and his wife made the decision to adopt an older child – and the joy she has brought into their lives.


The Family & Children’s Services Foundation is encouraging community members to consider making a donation so that these important programs will continue to be available all year long to those who need the extra support. It all comes together for one amazing day of caring that makes a big difference in the lives of families, children and youth.


Special guests will join us throughout the day, with opportunities for photos in our photo booth, including:


6 a.m. to 9 a.m. – CHYM Drive for Hope – Live with Brady, Adele & Tara

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Meet princess characters from Fairytale Parties

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – KW Titans answer the phones

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Special guests Jayna Hefford, five-time women’s hockey Olympic medalist, Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Kitchener City Councillor Dave Schnider

3 to 6 p.m. – CHYM Drive for Hope – Live with Mark Paine


Listen live to CHYM 96.7 or come to CF Fairview Park mall to see it all happening live with CHYM 96.7’s Brady, Adele and Tara (6-9 a.m.) and Mark Paine (3-6 p.m.). There is no minimum donation and any amount helps. One day can make a difference to families in our community.


With your help and support, there’s hope. To donate to the CHYM Tree of Hope, please call 519-748-TREE (8733), drop by the mall to make a donation in person, or donate online at



Thank you to the many caring community members who have generously donated over the last 25 years. We are so grateful for your continued support of children and families in Waterloo Region. Special thanks to CHYM for continuing to open its heart and airwaves to benefit local families and children.



About Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region


Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region works together with families, their supports and our communities for the safety and well-being of children. The Family & Children’s Services Foundation helps provide programs and services to help children and families heal, learn and grow, that aren’t covered through government funding. Find out more about the Family & Children’s Services Foundation and the families they serve at or about the CHYM Tree of Hope at




Media contact:

Tanya Sood

Senior Manger of Communications

Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region

(519) 576-0540  x 2692



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Golden MP3 Awards!

Hi Programmers,

It is that time of year again! GOLDEN MP3 AWARD voting time! Here is the history of the awards! Submit your votes! votes for your own show are never a bad thing! 😉

If you are new to the station I will provide the history of the award and each year it seems a new award is added to the bunch. If you have a new award they are also welcome. Please only reply to me so that we don’t flood peoples email with the dozens and dozen of votes:

Best Community Oriented Show
2013 – DJ Zach Highbrau
2014 – Moses Bogart 
2015 – DJ Carmelo
2016 – Underground Sound Project
2017 – ???

Local Liason – similar to above
2013 – Non-Toxic Airwaves
2014 – Coral FM
2015 – Coral FM
2016 – Interzone
2017 – ???

Freshest Beats (shows within their first 3 years)
2013 – Friday Night Rockabilly
2014 – The Electrifying Sessions
2015 – The Lost Indie City
2016 – Ska Party

SoundFM Soldiers – 2 awards for behind the scenes station work
2013 – Dan Keller & Nat Persaud (station move)
2014 – Mark C. & Dan (CRTC license renual)
2015 – Mark C & Nat (station move)
2016 – Nat & Cam (station events)
2017 – ??? & ???

Best or Worst Moustache
2013 – DJ JD
2014 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2015 – Interstellar Sam
2016 – Uncle Doobie
2017 – ???

DJ AdRock Memorial Award for exceptional DJing
2012 – DJ Steel
2013 – DJ Saviour
2014 – The Nattyphysicist
2015 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2016 – Moses Bogart
2017 – ???

Best Classic Show (3+ years running)
2013 – Mano A Mano
2014 – Mano A Mano
2015 – Mano A Mano
2016 – Mano A Mano
2017 – ???? ? ????

Most Original Program
2014 – The Agriculture Show
2015 – Blue Sky Horse Radio & Thanks for Listening to our show
2016 – Radio Absurdica
2017 – ???

Best Show Graphic (poster)
2015 – Audio Tsunami
2016 – Street Hop & Souljah Session
2017 – ??? (new 102.7 logo year)

FUNdraiser of the year
2016 – DJ Moses Bogart
2017 – ????

Best Culturally Diverse Show
2016 – Caribbean Spice
2017 – ????


Anyways, submit your votes! We will release the results in January!

I'm also going to be counting down the best releases of the year! If you know of something good that was released this year please let me know!

Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member

283 Duke St W, Unit 114b
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2H 3X7

The Holidays at Kultrun

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The Holiday Season at Kultrun Market 

Tapestry of Life Exhibit * Giving Tuesday * Gift Baskets 

Arpillera – Tapestry of Life Exhibit Closing Ceremony

Friday December 1 from 4pm to 6pm 
Seven Shores Cafe 10 Regina St N Waterloo 

Come see these beautiful arpilleras (tapestries) created by women in our community. Created as a response to the question "what does freedom mean to you?", these art pieces are on display at Seven Shores Community Café until December 1st. Join us for the closing ceremony of the exhibition as we enjoy coffee or tea and listen to a storyteller tell us about the pieces. Read more

Giving Tuesday 

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is your chance to give back to your community. Giving Tuesday (November 28th) is a Canadian movement where companies and individuals renew their commitment to their causes and support their favourite charities. Be part of this movement which is creating positive impact on communities across Canada. Make a donation to Neruda Arts today.

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Buy your Holiday Gifts
at Kultrun Market 

Get a unique gift customized to your budget while supporting local and ethical business

Visit us at 8 Regina St N Waterloo

Neruda Arts gratefully acknowledges our operating supporters:

Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region Record. 

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Neruda Arts This Friday Open House

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Holiday Open House
at Kultrun Market 

Friday November 24
from 4pm to 9pm 

8 Regina St N Waterloo 

Join us at our first collective open house with our partners Fearless Heart Yoga, Seven Shores Cafe, Torchlight Tattoo and our very own Kultrun Market. We will have giveaways, music, food and much more.

Hot Chocolate / Alfajores Sampling / Ice-Cream / Free Gift Wrapping

Bring your family, get your passport and visit each place. 
When you're done, collect your goodie bag!!!!!

Neruda Arts gratefully acknowledges our operating supporters:

Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region Record. 

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Workshop for Sport Instructors and Coaches

For Immediate release  until Dec 13 

Building a Foundation of Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+

 A FREE Workshop for Sport Instructors and Coaches

 The KW Sports Council has partnered with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to offer a free physical literacy training workshop for Instructors and Coaches.

 In this workshop you will:

 • Learn what motivates women 55-70+ to be active

• Better understand what helps build confidence/competence

   in physical activity and sport for women 55-70+

• Receive training in NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

• Learn FMS adaptations/considerations for women 55-70+

• Learn about how incorporating FMS can increase physical

 Saturday, December 16, 8:30am – 3:30pm (lunch provided)

The Family Centre, 200 Ardelt Ave., Kitchener ON N2C 2L9

 No Cost for workshop, materials or FMS training

  To register send an email to Shelley at:

 (limited to first 30participants)

 sponsored by:

Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport

 Coaching Association of Canada

Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council

Media contact:  Shelley Callaghan, Project Manager (CAAWS)


Media release sent by Kitchener Waterloo Sports Council






G2G Rail Trail Experience – Ribbon Cutting

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Come out and join G2G Rail Trail Inc., RTO4 and Huron County in celebrating a wonderful working partnership as we officially open the new Blyth Brook Bridge. 

Over the last 5 years more than $500,000 in local support funding has been coordinated to improve the G2G Rail Trail Experience.

 Please continue to support with your donations.

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Ribbon Cutting and Presentation
Join us on the Trail, then back at Cowbell Brewery

If you have seen our video – you MUST be curious! The most recent bridge installation, located between Limekiln Line and Sandhill Line (just outside Blyth, ON) was a challenging and rewarding project. 

Now you’re invited to be a part of it! Bring out any trail enthusiast or stakeholder you can convince to take that last walk out on the trail before the snow flies!

Please accept this invitation to join us to commemorate Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail’s (G2G) newly installed Blyth Brook Bridge at our Celebration of the Trail: The Blyth Brook Bridge Ribbon Cutting Event! 

The G2G Rail Trail Experience has been built on the former CP rail line decommissioned in 1988 and acquired by the Province in 1990.  Local trail enthusiasts, naturalists, the County of Huron County, Perth County, Wellington County, the Region of Waterloo and MTCS’ Regional Tourism Unit RTO4 the have all invested more than $2 million dollars towards the goal of creating Canada’s longest fully accessible off-road trail system of 127 km’s from Guelph to Goderich.

Event Details
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 11:00am

11:15am – Ribbon Cutting on the trail (Coordinates 43.75099, -81.50425)
Parking along Limekiln Line, Auburn, ON is encouraged, with the bridge being a 10-minute walk from the trail entrance.
(The weather is looking grey, so please dress appropriately for the walk out to the bridge)

12:00pm – Reception at Cowbell Brewing Company (40035 Blyth Rd, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0)
Brewery Tours and Tastings are available downstairs following the presentation. 

We look forward to celebrating with you our dream of building bridges, connecting communities.

Major accomplishments along the G2G Rail Trail over the past 3 years include clearing over 60 km of the trail and the constructions of 5 bridges. The Blyth Brook Bridge, installed just weeks ago, is the newest contribution. This event aims to celebrate and recognize the work of the communities throughout the region who continue to work hard to build support and momentum for the last big push: replacement of the three major river valley bridges.

Background and Additional Details

The village of Blyth, where the reception will be held, is an industrious and active community. In May, the totally renovated Blyth Memorial Hall was unveiled. Home to the Iconic Blyth Festival, the hall opened its doors to festival patrons and community entertainment in June 2017. Additionally, The Cowbell Brewing Company opened amid much fanfare in August 2017. One of a kind, this destination brewing company chose to locate and support the local Blyth economy. It is the world’s first closed loop brewery and the first carbon neutral brewery in North America. 

The Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity is refining its plan to be a significant player in Blyth as a hub for cultural and rural community development, challenging the definitions of rural and how it impacts creativity. The Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity offers programs and experiences that build skills and creative partnerships, as well as leveraging opportunities for social entrepreneurship. The reception in Blyth offers the potential to celebrate the economic transformation going on in Blyth where all players, including the G2G trail, are playing an important role.

Local Trail Profile
Just Wheelin' Along..
Meeting the People on Your Trail

You might have seen them on the trail this morning, breezing through with a cheery smile and a friendly wave.  If you’re a regular on the Kissing Bridge Trailway section of the G2G it’s likely you’ve even seen them more than once.

As long as the weather is halfway decent and the snow stays away, Marg and Jim Blackler are on their bikes at least 5 days of the week and many of those days you’ll find them riding the KBT.  At 67 and 69 respectively, their endurance rivals that of cyclists a quarter their age – last year they logged over 5000 km on various trails throughout Ontario.

Being too busy through their working and child-rearing years, they only came into their new ‘lifestyle’ after Jim’s retirement 12 years ago.  Marg decided they needed a hobby that kept them active and settled on biking.  “Being in nature opens up your brain, it’s just a great way to start your day,” she enthuses, “Even with whatever the weather brings you can say, ‘That was a good ride!’”

The Guelph couple do sections on different trails but find the G2G Rail Trail convenient, with easy access to parking and locations where they can take breaks.  Riding anywhere from a 20 to 40 km loop, the Blacklers take a break halfway for a bite to eat and a rest before heading back.  They really appreciate having countryside trails on their rides for the landscape and for the safety.  On one of their trips earlier this year Marg was knocked over by a car in Elmira and spend 8 weeks recovering before hopping back on the proverbial horse.  Since then they have been taking it ‘easy’, only doing 20-25km per day and holding off on the longer rides for a little while longer until Marg is fully confident she has recovered her previous stamina.

Marg and Jim show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  Jim is especially looking forward to the day they can ride the trail from downtown Guelph and out of the city without having to go on a road at all.  He’d like to do a mini holiday along the G2G spending a few days on the trail exploring and staying en route.  They’ve adjusted their bikes for long distance comfort – crank forward hybrids, slightly recumbent with noseless seats – and are not at all daunted by such a challenge.

The Blacklers praise the trail for encouraging people of all ages – seniors, young families, all skill levels – to “get out and get active, to enjoy Canada and be healthy.” They’re even training the younger generations: their 4 year old granddaughter rode with them for 9km this summer.  With frequent check ins and breaks she proudly showed them what an inspiration they are.

Executive Coordinator

G2G Rail Trial Inc. is looking for an individual to work directly for the organization. This would be a robust Part-Time position suitable for someone who exhibits deep multi-tasking skills, a very good understanding of cloud computing and social media, familiarity with all aspects of multi-use trail systems and MUST be able to work on-site in north Waterloo, ON. 
Volunteers Needed!
Board of Directors Positions are available

The G2G Rail Trail Experience is physically made up of three distinct trail sections within four counties and includes 13 communities.

The Experience also consists of the communication, education and events on the trail.  It takes much time and effort to coordinate this backdrop to the trail and we need more help! 

If you have time and skills to help with newsletter writing, social media marketing, event coordination and other enthusiasm ambassador roles please contact us at: 

Currently we are looking for individuals for who would like the share their time and experience in; 

G2G Rail Trail Charitable Foundation – Board Members
G2G Rail Trial Events – Community Chairs & Captains
G2G Rail Trail Financials – Commitee Members
G2G Rail Trail Operations – Commitee Members

If you would like to volunteer specifically to help with the physical trail work parties to improve the trial, please email the contact for the section of trial in which you are interested; 

Kissing Bridge Trailway
Section: From Guelph to Millbank
Contact: Mike Curtis

Perth Harvest Pathway
Section: From Millbank to Monkton
Contact: Joel Phelan

Lake Huron Route
Section: Walton to Goderich
Contact: Grant Dawson

Dates to Remember

Annual SOTT Get off the Couch and on the Trail May 12, 2018
Come celebrate spring on the trail with our annual season opener – Spring on the Trail!  Kiosks at communities throughout the trail – save the date and watch for details!

Kissing Bridge "Day on the Course" June 6th, 2018
Always a fun day at the beautiful Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Whack a ball around the course, win a prize, raise money.  Registration starts at 11 am, boxed lunch and steak dinner included.

G2G End2End Challenge  #CanadaRides150 #CanadaWalks150  Annually the Week of July 1st, 2018 – 127 km of pure Canadian trail waiting to be filled with celebratory strides and rides.  Hike or ride for a section or go the distance on this special Canada 2017 challenge. Can you do the full 127km (150km with detours) this year?

Annual BBQ and General Meeting  Wednesday July 4, 2018
Learn what's happened on the trail over the past year and where it will be going in the next. A great evening out to share your enthusiasm for the trail!  Save the date and watch for details.



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Hey Programmers,

We are getting a lot of new programmers interested in various new times!
It is more important than ever to keep on top of your show fees and or contact me about them….I feel like I'm drowning a little with respect to contacting back right now but I am trying to get caught up!
Also, if you have any old android phones that you arent using and don't mind donating them (even if they have a cracked screen please add them to the drop box! I'm looking to set up some app development and possibly end up setting up that Radio Waterloo App.
Talk to you soon! And Keep up the awesome programming!

Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member

283 Duke St W, Unit 114b
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2H 3X7