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Posted June 7, 2012

100 Year Old City

Kitchener 100 celebrations kick off in style this weekend

KITCHENER – Circle your calendar. On Sunday, June 10, the City of Kitchener celebrates the 100th anniversary of becoming a city. Throughout the day in downtown Kitchener, the King Street Extravaganza will feature activities for everyone, including:

live performances celebrating the most iconic periods in music,
the King Street experience, which will include historical exhibits and activities from the Kitchener Fire Department, Waterloo Regional Museum and more.
a celebration of Kitchener’s diversity through a showcase of music, dance and art.
A variety of food vendors will be present and a licensed area will be on site.

Civic Square will be the hub of activity during the day-long celebration and will feature live musical and dance performances, interactive exhibits and other activities throughout the day. The event is free!

There will be an official ceremony with Mayor Carl Zehr on the main stage, as well as live musical and dance performances throughout the day by:

Big Band Theory (swing music)
Sandy’s Stompers (Dixieland jazz)
Kitchener Musical Society Band (brass)
Concordia Choir (German choral)
Jason Raso Quartet (Motown)
Glider (‘80s/’90s rock)

King Street interactive zone: King Street comes alive with interactive activities for young and old. There will be wood carving and weaving demonstrations, and activities about how the fire and police departments looked and operated in the early 1900s, model boat demonstrations in the fountain, a Mental Floss Sideshow; witness feats of derring-do and exhibits garnered from around the globe.

Multicultural Zone (Rotunda): Kitchener is a diverse city and we plan to celebrate throughout the day in the rotunda located inside city hall. From traditional German youth choirs to belly dancing exhibitions, event goers will be treated to a variety of cultural experiences:

East Indian dancers
KW Symphony youth musicians
Grand Philharmonic youth choir
DownHips Bellydance
Concordia choir

Kids Zone: Children of all ages will enjoy the Kids Zone throughout the day. A roaming mime, face painting, caricature artists, stilt walkers, photo cut-outs and hands-on crafts will keep the children entertained.

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