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Tuesday, May 29 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Why Waterloo Region Tour

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The Why Waterloo Tour is a choose-your-own-adventure tour of tech, science, music, art, food and drink in Waterloo Region. Join the tour at any of the event locations or the True North Bus Stations. Get on and off where you like, linger or wander. True North buses will be easy to recognize, and they will run continuously between the event locations from 5 to 8 pm.

Where are we going?

  • Vidyard is a fast-growing local tech company offering a video platform that helps businesses transform communications and drive more revenue through the strategic use of online video.
  • Join Vidyard, House of Friendship and Lutherwood for music, appetizers and a kombucha sampling bar from Kitchener’s Good Vibes Juice Company.

Catalyst 137
  • Stryve, BorgWarner, SnapPea, SigmaPoint, and BDC are all residents of Kitchener-Waterloo’s new IoT campus – Catalyst137. Catalyst137 is home to some of Canada’s brightest minds and is quickly becoming an ecosystem that fosters growth and innovation.
  • Pups and pints! Come on out for food, drinks and some furry friends from National Service Dogs.

Canadian Clay & Glass Museum
  • The Clay & Glass is the only Canadian art gallery exclusively dedicated to exhibiting and collecting ceramic, glass, enamel and stained glass works of art.
  • See clay come to life with a live wheel throwing demonstration. True North Badge Holders get 10% off the gift shop May 29-31!

Kitchener Public Library
  • Two blocks from the Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener, the Kitchener Public Library is a stunning architectural gem.
  • Meet up in the library’s historical courtyard for beer, group ukulele lessons and a rocking jam session while up-leveling your selfies in front of a green screen! Sponsored by Overlap Associates, Kitchener ON.

Perimeter Institute
  • Perimeter Institute is a leading international centre for scientific research, training, and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics – from the quantum to the cosmos. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the universe at the most fundamental level, stimulating the breakthroughs that could transform our future.
  • Your visit will include exploring Perimeter’s 2,400-square-foot Power of Ideas exhibit full of hands-on experiences that share the process of science, touring Perimeter’s award-winning architecture, and watching a video on why today’s theoretical physics drives the talent and technologies of tomorrow.

  • Shopify is the leading commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses worldwide. Whether you sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered. The first Shopify store was our own, and it’s been our mission to make commerce better for everyone ever since.
  • Join us as we celebrate local entrepreneurs and businesses with food, drinks, and live music! We'll pay homage to our building's origins as the former Seagram's Distillery with a structured whisky tasting, taste natural, locally sourced ice cream, and have the opportunity to sample a variety of organic cold-pressed juices.

Tuesday May 29, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Various Locations
  True North Festival, Tour
  • Open To The Public Free public event