Category archives: Community

Giving back to the Game: Volunteering in Cambridge

When my family first moved to Cambridge (Hespeler) in 1988, my parents signed my brother and me up to play softball with the Hespeler Minor Softball Association. This was my first experience with team sports. While I wasn’t always the best player on the team and we didn’t win the championship every year, the experience is what got me hooked on a sport I would play well in to my […]

Canada 150 in Cambridge - Where to Celebrate Canada Day 2017

Canada 150 is almost upon us and you’re probably looking for what’s going on here in Cambridge for our country’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Well no worries, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of all events in our city scheduled for Canada Day 2017. Canada Day 150 At The Cambridge Market 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. – July 1st Cambridge Farmers’ Market, 40 Dickson St., Cambridge Be sure to be wearing your […]

Happy Birthday To

So today we’re celebrating a birthday. While it really is tough to nail down exactly when I started on this project, as I slowly built the blog out in stealth mode over the span of a few months, I decided that when we started posting to Instagram was going to be our day 1 for things. So to celebrate I whipped up an infographic. Covering our blog and social media […]

Agricultural Society Building Project Aims To Lure Tech To Cambridge

A couple weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited for a tour of the former South Waterloo Agricultural Society building on George Street. After doing this tour I am pretty excited about the potential this project offers to Cambridge. I had never met Bryan Dykstra before, but he reached out to me after finding a previous blog post I had written about co-working spaces in Cambridge and offered to […]

Cambridge Needs To Start Acting Like A City On Gaslight District

Recently there has been a lot of chatter about the height of the condo towers in the proposed Gaslight District development in Galt. Nicholas Ermeta is calling for the Gaslight condo heights to be reduced to 10 storys. This isn’t even an idea, it’s basically photo op to tell developers to adhere to the status quo and to cram this project back into the existing box of restrictive local bylaws. The […]

The Handmaid's Tale comes to Cambridge

Yesterday the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, premiered in Canada on Bravo. There was one scene in episode 1 that prominently featured Downtown Cambridge, Mill Race Park in Galt. I don’t want to spoil anything in the episode, but here’s a few beautiful shots of our fair City. The shots feature Elizabeth Moss(Mad Men) and Alexis Bledel(Gilmore Girls) walking along the public walkways along the […]

What's Missing In Cambridge?

A couple of weeks ago I saw a question posed to social media about what should go into empty retail space in Downtown Hespeler. There were a bunch of different answers and it got me thinking. What amenities does Cambridge need? What do you leave Cambridge to find on a regular basis? I think most people in this region feel we need an actual IKEA(and not that pickup centre they […]

Gaslight District Part Of A Bigger Cambridge Makeover

Last Thursday the big accouncement was made for Cambridge’s new Gaslight District, a total remake of the City’s Southworks shopping centre. The $100m+ project will feature two 20 storey condo towers which will make up the new Southworks shopping experience. There will be a high tech incubator space in partnership with Conestoga College, which is a first for Cambridge. And there will be amenity space and artist workspace as well. […]