Turn Up the Heat this Valentine’s Day

Five fun Valentine’s Day activities to enjoy in Waterloo Region.

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and there is no shortage of great local activities for you and your partner to take part in! From scrumptious brunches to DIY crafts, Waterloo Region has it all.

Here are our top five Valentine’s Day activities:

Proof Your Love

Heart1February is the month of love and to celebrate local restaurant Proof has created a chef-inspired Valentine’s menu. With Valentine’s Day and Family Day happening on the same weekend, Proof is jam-packing the weekend with something for everyone: music, a special Valentine’s menu and Family Day brunch with new feature items.

Love Bugs

Heart2Around Valentine’s Day you may often hear people say they have the ‘love bug’. But, did you know that there are actual insects called love bugs? Join the THEMUSEUM this Sunday to create your own adorable love bug to celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a fun event for the whole family! Get all the details here.

Valentine’s Date Night at The Lanes

Heart3Ridin’ solo this Valentine’s Day? From 7PM-9PM Kingpin Bowlounge will be hosting the ultimate speed dating night with a strike-ing twist event! Take advantage of this fun event and meet some new people from the Waterloo Region. This is a 19+ event.

Family Weekend & Fireworks at Chicopee

Heart4Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Family Day this weekend at Chicopee! Bring your whole family and experience a fun weekend on the slopes! From fireworks to deals, lightsaber battles to reptile shows, there’s something for everyone.

Valentine’s Partner Yoga

Heart5A creative way to connect with your sweetie and have double the fun in your yoga practice. Queen Street Yoga will lead you and your partner through light-hearted poses redesigned for two, and help each other experience deeper stretch and strength. The last few years they’ve been sold out, please sign-up in advance to avoid disappointment.  

If your equipment is acting up, please give us a call! We’re always here to help: 519-747-7732. Happy Valentine’s!

Afterglow. Water, warmth, well-being.  

The Best Summer Activities in Waterloo Region

Summertime in Waterloo Region is filled with great community events for the whole family to enjoy! As Region residents, the Afterglow team loves supporting the vibrant and fun activities that take place over the summer.

From a broad range of festivals in our beautiful parks, to street fairs in our core areas that feature: live bands, local artists, and delicious local food and drink, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy!

Provided below are our top three favourite summer activities:

1. Although the Sun Life Financial Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival has passed, the TD Kitchener Blues Festival is just around the corner!

Fun fact: The creative pistons that drove one of Canada’s most successful rock bands, the Guess Who, are headlining the Blues Festival. The festival will go down King Street from August 6-9, 2015, so you should buy your tickets soon.

2. In addition to stellar live music, THEMUSEUM in Kitchener is hosting Stone Soup’s two-week Blues inspired “pop-up” art gallery. It will feature 15 local artists from August 6-9, and 12-15, 2015.

Be sure to check it out!

3. Everyone at Afterglow is also excited about Sun Life Financial’s Waterloo Busker Carnival, August 27-30, 2015! It’s not only one of the top busker carnivals in Canada, but is also one of the oldest: last year it celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Waterloo Buskers Festival

The performances will be all along King Street from Erb Street West to William Street. Remember, these streets will be closed! But there is plenty of free parking uptown, or if you want to avoid the congestion take advantage of Waterloo’s public transit system.

Enjoy your summer and have a wonderful time at these events!

Afterglow. Water, warmth, well-being.

5 Ideas For Appreciating Mom This Mothers Day

Mothers DayMother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 10 this year and there is no shortage of great local activities for you and mom to share together! From scrumptious outdoor brunches, to DIY crafts, Waterloo Region has it all.

Here are our top 5 ideas for appreciating Mom this Mother’s Day:

1. Brunch on a Patio

If your celebration plans include mimosas and eggs, there’s no better time than now to book a table! Check out this fun infographic from Uptown Waterloo, which illustrates what restaurants have outdoor brunch seating.

2. Satisfy Mom’s Sweet Tooth

See what the Nougat has to offer for Mother’s Day! This Waterloo Region bakery has locations in Kitchener and Waterloo. With assortments of baked breads, pastries and chocolate, Nougat is a great place to bring Mom for a special treat!

They also have some unique gift ideas too.

3. Spoil Mom at the Spa

Spoil your Mom with a spa package. Gina’s Spa offers 8 perfect Mother’s Day Gift Packages that won’t break the bank! Their prices range from $80.00 to $166.00. See them all here.


Make Mom something that will fast forever. Located in the heart of downtown Kitchener, THEMUSEUM is offering a special Crafty Creation class at 11AM and 2PM to make Mother’s Day Pendants! It’s a great activity that Mom will definitely love.

5. Take Mom to the Movies

Take Mom to a movie at a local theatre. The new Apollo Cinema in downtown Kitchener has a special selection of films for you and mom on May 10th. See the full list of films here.

Now, we wouldn’t dare compare Afterglow to a mom, but we do play a motherly role to your heating and cooling equipment. We don’t want your equipment to get sick, we want them to have a long, successful life and we check in to make sure everything is A-Okay throughout the year!

If your equipment is acting up, please give us a call! We’re always here to help: 519-747-7732.
Happy Mother’s Day!

Afterglow. Water, warmth, well-being.