What's Happening 2018


Garment Street Hub

King Street from Francis to College

Accommod8u Hub

King Street from Water to College

Share the Love Hub

King Street from College to Young and City Hall

Young Condos Hub

Young Street and Forsyth Lot

City Centre Hub

King Street from Young to Ontario

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Roamers & rovers.


City Centre Hub

HUB LEADER-CITY CENTRE HUB

Ask her about: the cat, the bunny and her gigantic garden

8pm-1am

Julie will be your Hub Leader. Host Julie!

She can point you in the right direction, suggest a great place to eat, chat about all things Summer Lights and tell you a good joke.

Julie is a passionate builder and professional schemer. She loves to get her hands dirty in her garden and enjoys helping to support her community.

 


CITY CENTRE STAGE

8pm-1am

 

 8:00pm-8:30pm The AcaBellas
 8:30pm-9:00pm The Committee
 9:00pm-9:30pm The Waterboys
 9:30pm-10:00pm The Unaccompanied Minors
10:00pm-10:30pm  In Full Colour
10:30pm-11:00pm Musical InterDudes
11:00pm-11:30pm UW ACE
11:30-12:30 Miss Drew LIVE

 


HUB LEADER-CITY CENTRE HUB

Ask him about:

8pm-1am

James will be your Hub Leader. Host James!

He can point you in the right direction, suggest a great place to eat, chat about all things Summer Lights and tell you a good joke.

A WEE BIT ABOUT JAMES...IN HIS OWN WORDS:

FAVOURITE:

GAME: Subway Surfer

DANCE: Slow

ERA: The future

ANIMAL: Tiger

SAYING: Where there is a will, there is a way.

"Summer Lights Festival is an eclectic evening of fun in downtown Kitchener" 

ASK ME ABOUT: My passion for community building


SUPPORT SUMMER LIGHTS

Share the Love!

8pm-1am

Wondering how to support the festival?

1. Stop by SLF Headquarters and buy a bracelet (various colours, some glow in the dark) - HEADQUARTERS IN FRONT OF CITY HALL

2. Take a Photo at the SLF Photobooth (with special guests - all proceeds go to SLF)

3. Thow in some money to our Thank You Bucket

Every little bit helps! Every little bit matters!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


PAPER AND CRAYONS

We rolled out the paper..

8pm-1am

We rolled out the paper. True Story. We rolled out a big roll of paper for you to draw, write on....

 


UW ACE

11:30PM

Though we're the largest group under UWACC, we often don't perform on the same stage as the smaller auditioned groups. The Summer Lights Festival gives us the opportunity to do so while all of our members have a great time performing for the community. 


MISS DREW

11:30pm Show on Centre City Stage

8pm-1am

Once a  Novice. Now a  Queen.

Miss Drew is Summer Lights Favourite and Drag Queen Royalty.

8:00pm-9:00pm Hosting Summer Lights Photobooth
9:00pm-9:30pm Wedding 
9:30pm-10:00pm Pop Up
10:00pm-10:30pm Pop Up
11:30pm-12:30am City Centre Stage (performance)
12:30-1:00am Surprise

 

Once a novice. Now a queen. This year, Miss Drew celebrates her 20th Anniversary as an entertainer. She burst onstage with a bang in the mid-nineties at Kitchener's finest hot spot, Club Renaissance. Her high production values and intense choreography make for a winning formula. Considering herself an entertainer, Miss Drew has wowed audiences throughout Canada and the United States. Miss Drew's commitment to excellence and devotion to various charities has gained her numerous awards throughout North America. "I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and motivating me to keep expressing my passion for fundraising."-Bradley Hammacher


UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

9:30pm-10:00pm City Centre Stage

This is Summer Lights Family right here! Unaccompanied Minors is a highlight of the festival and something not to be missed.

9:30pm at the City Centre Stage

The Unaccompanied Minors have been participating in the Summer Lights Festival for some time now, and it has become a highlight of our Spring term! Every year, we look forward to performing because the Summer Lights festival is an awesome way to share and experience local talent. Way to go K-W!


UKULELE UKULELE

Come jam with Cynthia!

8pm-9pm

Matter of Taste meets Ukulele.

Cynthia will be sharing her passion for the Ukulele! 

Everyone welcome and no experience needed!

She will have 10ish Ukulele's on hand to jam and learn on.

*Special-1 Hour only!!

Hosted by Matter of Taste


SANDCASTLES

Digging and Making.

8pm-1am

Grab a shovel and a pail and build something under the night sky.

Same rules apply here that apply on the Beach. Once you leave your masterpiece, others may come along and start all over.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


MUSICAL UP CYCLE WALL

Make your own music!

8pm-1am

Everything but the Kitchen Sink. We added some pretty cool items that together can make some pretty sweet music.

No experience needed. Tap away and listen closely to hear the music.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to play together.

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


STRAWS AND CONNECTORS

Build Up or Sideways!

8pm-1am

It's up to you!!!

Come join people creating large structures or have a seat and build something small.

How big can we go?

WARNING: People have been known to lose themselves in this activity. Please ensure if you leave a friend here, you come back for them. 

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


PING PONG

Paddle your way on over to a great game of Ping Pong.

8pm-1am

Ping Pong under the stars! Grab a paddle, play with friends or jump in and meet your neighbours. 

Two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small bats.

Some fun facts:

The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.  (you knew that right?!)
First played: 1880s Victorian England
Highest governing body: International Table Tennis Federation
Olympic: since 1988
Team members: Single or doubles

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


BOWLING

Supersize Bowling Anyone?!

8pm-1am

Step right up and Bowl away.

How many pins can you knock down...

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


BADMINTON

Hit the birdie!

8pm-1am

Come one, come all, meet new people and enjoy Badminton under the skies along King Street.

 

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


CHALK STREET

King St-Chalk Street

8pm-1am

Let's chalk up King St

Grab a piece of King Street and Chalk away!

Everyone welcome!

#slfKW  #slf18 #sharetheloveSLF

 


CHALK: THE ANSWER IS....

Ask a question or answer a question!

8pm-1am

Chalk a question or leave an answer.

Keep it clean and tasteful!

What would you name Kitchener Waterloo-if they amalgamated? Kitchenerloo Right?


BEAN BAG TOSS (City Centre Hub)

Toss Right up and Play!

The Bean Bag toss games can be super addictive and a great way to meet new people.

Jump right in and enjoy a game under the Night Sky.

WARNING: This is game is known to make people wonder if there is a small sloth underneath, moving the hole each time you throw your bean bag. Unfortunately, it is your skill level. We invite you to practice for Summer Lights 2018!

 

#slkfKW  #slf18  #sharetheLOVE


VOLLEYBALL AT BOBBY O'BRIENS

8pm-1am

Volleyball in the sand at Bobby O'Briens

Enter off of King St.

Everyone welcome and levels encouraged.

Pop in there for some grub or grab a seat on the  patio and take in the sights and sounds of Summer Lights.

 

Bobby O'Brien's - a casual restaurant and bar located in downtown Kitchener. Opening its doors on September 5th 2002 as The Still Bar & Grill, we quickly became a landmark in the downtown area. Featuring the Largest Patio in the tri-city area, outdoor beach volleyball court, daily food/drink specials, live music and weekly special events. We offer a great pub atmosphere and a casual dining menu at reasonable prices. With outdoor seating on our expansive patio, comfortable seating at the bar inside and a large dining room you can book for parties Bobby O'Brien's is the place to be.


BUS KARAOKE

Step right up, Sing-A-Long on the Karaoke Bus.

8pm-1am

Ebuka will be back for his 2nd year hosting the Karaoke Bus.

It's fun to sing along with some of your friends and neighbours.

 Special Surprises as the Cliff Rego team will be on site Co-Hosting.

*The Bus is stationary.

Ebuka is presently a student at the University of Waterloo who enjoys music and performing!


TODD'S CAFÉ

PODCAST ME UP SCOTTY

8pm-1am

Todd's Café will be chit chatting with various artists who will be at Summer Lights.

Hosted by Todd and Co Host Katy.

Pop in to watch, participate or be part of the LIVE recorded podcast.

See the artists in an unplugged way as they chit-chat with Todd's Café.

Expected the Unexpected!

#slfKW  #slf18  #sharetheloveSLF

Arts, Culture, Coffee... weird goofy stuff! Todd's Café is a Waterloo-Region-based funny talk podcast!


THE WATERBOYS

City Centre Stage

Come watch The Water Boys  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The Water Boys were formed in the summer of 2008 as the first a cappella group at the University of Waterloo. This auditioned, all-male band of brothers sings a variety of music, ranging from oldies to current chart-toppers. They've travelled to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and competed again in Winter 2018! The Water Boys focus on musical excellence in all they do and enjoy singing, performing, and having fun together.


THE ACABELLAS

CITY CENTRE STAGE

Come watch The AcaBellas  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The AcaBellas are the University of Waterloo's first all-female a cappella group. Founded in 2009 by seven girls who just wanted to sing, the group has now grown to include as many as 20 members at a time, and was the first a cappella ensemble at Waterloo to truly incorporate choreography into their performances. The AcaBellas aim to enrich the experience of the KW area through female a cappella music, with genres ranging from well-known pop songs to obscure indie tracks. They also promote skills development among members through their arranging, beatboxing, and choreography teams. In 2016, the Bellas competed for the first time at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and placed 3rd in the Central Quarterfinals. Founded in 2009 by seven girls who just wanted to sing, the group has now grown to include as many as 20 members at a time, and was the first a cappella ensemble at Waterloo to truly incorporate choreography into their performances. The AcaBellas aim to enrich the experience of the KW area through female a cappella music, with genres ranging from well-known pop songs to obscure indie tracks. They also promote skills development among members through their arranging, beatboxing, and choreography teams. In 2016, the Bellas competed for the first time at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and placed 3rd in the Central Quarterfinals.


IN FULL COLOUR

City Centre Stage

Come watch In Full Colour (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

Established in the Fall of 2017, In Full Colour is an award-winning co-ed a cappella group from the University of Waterloo. Most recently crowned ICCA 2018 Quarterfinal Champions and Semifinals Runner-Up, the group draws inspiration from the stage and was founded to push the boundaries of a cappella. In Full Colour focuses on combining music and choreography into masterful storytelling, and strives to give audiences unique and emotional experiences.


THE COMMITTEE

City Centre Stage

Come watch The Committee  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The Committee The Committee formed in Winter of 2014 out of the choreography committee of Waterloo a cappella group ACE. Fun Fact: All members of The Committee have been in ACE! In that time, they've grown from a diverse group of performers with unique personalities into a tight-knit family of friends. Between rehearsals, the group spends an unreasonable amount of time around each other, laughing their hearts out.


THE MUSICAL INTERDUDES

City Centre Stage

Come watch The Musical InterDudes  (UWaterloo's own super talented Acapella Group) sing, dance, and beatbox their way to an aca-tastic performance.

The UW A Cappella Club is Canada's largest university a cappella organization, with upwards of 200 members over the course of a year and 5 different a cappella groups. 

The Musical InterDudes are the University of Waterloo's 12-member all-male a cappella group, as well as the youngest main group Founded in Fall 2014, the Dudes are a close-knit community with a focus on tight harmonies and a dash of musical comedy.


CENTRE IN THE SQUARE

Come make friends with CITS and jump in the Photo Booth

8pm-1am

The hottest photo booth at Summer Lights! (FREE)

Meet and greet the folks at Centre In The Square and be in the know about all of the awesome shows coming up.

Centre In The Square is Kitchener's world-class live performing arts venue; Creating memorable experiences since 1980.