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The Royal Medieval Faire in Waterloo

Royal Medieval Faire

 
Once upon a time, three sterling cities stood side by side, and surrounding these three sterling cities stood four tremendous townships. Now, within these three sterling cities and four tremendous townships, half a million merry folk went about their days, living and working as people in their day did and do: living and working in the ways of the 21st-Century.

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The Waterloo Historical Society

Waterloo Historical Society

 
Greetings! Welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog. Today, we’ll be looking at the Waterloo Historical Society: a historical society that not only endeavours to preserve the Waterloo Region’s history, but a historical society that is itself quite historical.

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The Guelph Community Foundation

Guelph Community Foundation

 
Greetings! Welcome to the WRX Property Group website and blog. The past few weeks, we’ve been looking at community organizations based in and around the Waterloo Region and Wellington County. Today, we turn once more to Guelph, and more specifically, the Guelph Community Foundation.
 
The Guelph Community Foundation will be our focus, but a brief note before diving in: Community Foundations of Canada has 191 member communities across the country (from coast to coast to coast). Through strong networking and leadership initiatives, they support Canadians in creating stronger communities; they’ve been around for nearly a century, and they collectively hold nearly $5 billion in assets.
 
So they’ve got both a positive vision, and the means to bring it to fruition in communities large and small across the country. Alright, let’s get to Guelph!

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The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Sticky, Sweet, and Golden Brown

 
If there’s one thing that Canada does better (or at least more prolifically) than any other country in the world, it’s maple syrup. Maple syrup is intertwined with our national mythology; it’s a staple for breakfast across the country (whether on pancakes, waffles, or anything else you can come up with); and what Canadian hasn’t cooled off on a hot summer’s day with a nice, cold glass of thick, sticky, 100% maple syrup?

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The KW Moms Club

KW Moms Club

 
Being a mother can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s not always easy! Thankfully for mothers in Kitchener-Waterloo, there’s a large network of mothers, parents, and community members who are committed to making the journey of motherhood a smooth and enjoyable one.
 
We’ve looked at quite a few local activities, destinations, and groups that cater to parents and children recently, and today we’re adding another wonderful club to this list: KW Moms Club. Let’s find out what they’re all about!

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Project READ Literacy Network

Project READ Literacy Network

 
The importance of quality literacy education can’t be overstated, and both the Waterloo and Wellington Regions have demonstrated their commitment to ensuring all learners have access to the resources they need. And with the wide variety of well-regarded post-secondary institutions in this area, (University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Guelph, and Conestoga College), it’s clear that learning can be a life-long pursuit.
 
So with that in mind, today we’re going to be looking at one of the best educational opportunities for adults and families looking to develop their literacy skills: the Project READ Literacy Network.

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Foodlink Waterloo Region

Foodlink Waterloo Region

 
It’s a good time for anyone even remotely interested in food (and because it’s mostly humans that will be reading this, and humans need food to live, you’re likely remotely interested in food by necessity). Trendy headlines come in and out of style: from avocado toast to ketogenic diets, food is fated to fads.
 
But one thing has always been true: it’s good to buy local. Well, today, WRX Property Group is prepared to take it one step further and solemnly declare that it’s not just good to buy local – it’s grrrreat!
 
And when it comes to local foods, inhabitants of the Waterloo Region need look no further than Foodlink Waterloo Region.

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Little Libraries of KW

Little Libraries of KW

 
Perhaps one day, while walking or driving through Kitchener-Waterloo, you noticed an odd sight: a medium-sized wooden structure standing near the street on someone’s lawn. Perhaps you wondered to yourself what that strange structure could be: Is it a birdhouse?
 
Is it a plain slab of wood? No, neither! What you’ve discovered is a phenomenon that’s spread throughout Kitchener-Waterloo and the broader Waterloo Region – and far, far beyond. What you’ve discovered is a Little Library.
 
If you’ve seen one of these structures anywhere in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, and the surrounding Townships, (and odds are you may have seen quite a few), then you’ve seen a ‘branch’ of the Little Libraries of Kitchener-Waterloo.
 
We need to back up a little, though.

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Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society

Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society

 
The Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society serves the Township of Wellesley in several ways. As its name suggests, it is focused on the heritage and history of the overall Township and each of its constituent communities.
 
But it does more than that: the Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society (WTHHS) brings the past into the present, and preserves them both for the future. The WTHHS was formed in 2007, when Heritage Wellesley Township and the Wellesley Township Historical Society merged in order to better serve the community.

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The Steckle Homestead

The Steckle Homestead

 
Kitchener-Waterloo is a centre of technological innovation, and with a joint population of 338,208 (as of the 2016 Census), it’s also among Canada’s largest urban areas. But another striking feature of the greater Waterloo Region is the coexistence of urban and rural, primarily reflected in the contrast between the Tri-Cities (Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge) and the surrounding Townships (Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich, and North Dumfries).
 
Right in the heart of Kitchener, however, is a little slice of farm life – and it’s been there for well over a century, serving the community in a variety of capacities. The Steckle Heritage Homestead stands towards the south of Kitchener, just below the bustling Laurentian and Country Hills neighbourhoods, and just above the most rapidly-growing part of the city (including neighbourhoods like Huron Park and Williamsburg).
 
But while there are many new development projects going on in this region, the south of Kitchener is still home to huge swathes of untapped, natural beauty, as well as some of the Region’s finest parks (including, notably, the Huron Natural Area).
 
The Steckle Heritage Homestead lies somewhat at the intersection between the urban and suburban life to the north and east, and the more rural living to the south and west. And it’s a true Kitchener wonder.

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