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Sunday Kidspark event cancelled

Face painting at the Drayton Entertainment stand during the 30th celebration of the kids park at Victoria Park in 2018.

KITCHENER — The Kidspark event planned for Sunday has been cancelled due to weather concerns.

In a press release organizers said the event, which was to run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Victoria Park, was cancelled due to anticipated heavy rains and thunderstorm risk on Sunday.

“The City of Kitchener and event partner, the Kitchener Public Library want to thank performers, entertainers, vendors, sponsors and volunteers and all of those involved for their hard work and dedication to the annual event and look forward to bringing back a bigger and brighter Kidspark in 2023,” the release said.

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Today’s events for Sunday, Aug. 14

Today's events for Sunday, Aug. 14

August is Peach Month, which means you still have several days left to perfect that peach pie recipe. Remember: Sharing is caring!

The Holy Rosary Catholic Church Festival wraps up today on the church grounds, 2224 45th St. Live music today features Willie Sturba (1 to 2:30 p.m.), The Chevelles (3 to 5:30 p.m.) and Good Vibez (6 to 9:30 p.m.). The festival is open noon to 10 p.m. All the festival food favorites are back, too, including fried dough.

The Sweet Corn Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Jerry Smith Farm, 7150 18th St. in Somers. The festival features local food trucks, live music and craft vendors — in addition to all that sweet corn. Admission is free.

Prost! The Biergarten in Petrifying Springs County Park is open seven days, serving up cold beverages and warm pretzels. For more details, check the Biergarten’s Facebook page.

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The Racine Concert Band’s final outdoor free summer concert of this season is 7 tonight at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. The program features guest vocalist Darlene Kelsey and flute soloist Beth Kapralian. The zoo’s gates at Walton Avenue and Augusta Street open at 6:30 p.m. for free admission to the concert. A courtesy cart, for audience members who need assistance in getting to the concert site, is available before and after the concert.

The Wisconsin State Fair wraps up today at State Fair Park, 7722 West Greenfield Ave. in West Allis. Free entertainment includes daily free shows by the Kids From Wisconsin and the always popular racing pigs! Did we mention the cream puffs yet? The fair is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more details, go to wistatefair.com.

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Event: New Cochranites Welcome – Sunday Aug. 21

Event: New Cochranites Welcome - Sunday Aug. 21


Hello to Fellow Cochranites who recently moved to Cochrane!
On Sunday, August 21, 2022, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., a group of fellow passionate Cochranites would like to invite you to a Welcome Home Celebration.
It’s a perfect opportunity to come out and connect and learn more about why we call this amazing town, HOME.
This is a FREE event, open to singles, couples, and families. Lights snacks, music, kids’ games, and a draw to win a beautiful gift basket.
This is an RSVP celebration. Click the link below and reserve your FREE tickets.
Please share this with anyone you know who also just moved to Cochrane.
Hope to see you at the celebration!

Click here to register
www.eventbrite.ca/e/392928578957

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FATHOM EVENTS, UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND DREAMWORKS PICTURES PROUDLY PRESENT GLOBAL COMEDY SENSATION JO KOY IN A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY LIVE IN-PERSON EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HIS GROUNDBREAKING NEW FEATURE FILM, EASTER SUNDAY

FATHOM EVENTS, UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND DREAMWORKS PICTURES PROUDLY PRESENT GLOBAL COMEDY SENSATION JO KOY IN A ONE-NIGHT-ONLY LIVE IN-PERSON EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF HIS GROUNDBREAKING NEW FEATURE FILM, EASTER SUNDAY

Fathom Events’ Easter Sunday: Live with Jo Koy, featuring an exclusive comedic introduction with Jo Koy, takes place on August 4, 2022

Easter Sunday, from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures, arrives in theaters nationwide August 5.

DENVER, July 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Global stand-up comedy sensation Jo Koy will bring his singular and hilarious take on family matters to theaters nationwide with an exclusive comedic introduction as part of a celebration of his groundbreaking new feature film, Easter Sunday. Ahead of the film’s nationwide release on August 5, Fathom Events will present Koy’s live introduction in more than 850 theaters across the country on August 4, followed immediately by a full screening of the film from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures.

See trailer HERE.

Koy’s live introduction takes place on Thursday, Aug. 4, at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City and it will play in theaters nationwide LIVE at 8:00 pm ET and 5:00 pm PT and tape-delayed at 8:00 pm CT/MT/ PT.

In Easter Sunday, Koy (Jo Koy: In His ElementsJo Koy: Comin’ in Hot) stars as a man returning home for an Easter celebration with his riotous, bickering, eating, drinking, laughing, loving family in this love letter to his Filipino-American community. 

“Fathom Events is excited to present this exclusive, live introduction from Jo Koy to kick off the debut of Easter Sunday; it’s what Event Cinema is all about,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “Jo’s comedy is so hilarious because it’s so relatable. Who doesn’t have crazy holiday traditions with their family?”

Tickets to Easter Sunday and this special live comedic introduction can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Easter Sunday features an all-star comedic cast that includes Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley series), Tia Carrere (True LiesWayne’s World films), Brandon Wardell (Curb Your Enthusiasm series), Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Broadway’s Hadestown), Lydia Gaston (Broadway’s The King and I), Asif Ali (WandaVision), Rodney To (Parks and Recreation series), Eugene Cordero (The Good Place series), Jay Chandrasekhar (I Love You, Man), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire).

Easter Sunday, from DreamWorks Pictures, is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar (Super TroopersThe Dukes of Hazzard, I Love You, Man), from a script by Ken Cheng (Sin City Saints series) and Kate Angelo (Sex Tape) based on a story by Ken Cheng.

The film is produced by Rideback’s blockbuster producers Dan Lin (The Lego Movie franchise, It franchise) and Jonathan Eirich (AladdinThe Two Popes), and is executive produced by Nick Reynolds, Joe Meloche, Jo Koy, Jessica Gao, Jimmy O. Yang, Ken Cheng and Seth William Meier

The film is distributed by Universal Pictures domestically. Amblin Partners and Universal share international distribution rights. 

Press Assets: Can be found HERE

About Fathom Events

Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

SOURCE Fathom Events

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WWE Sunday Stunner Live Event Results From Waco (7/10) – Wrestling Inc.

WWE Sunday Stunner Live Event Results From Waco (7/10) - Wrestling Inc.

WWE held its Sunday Stunner show at the Extraco Events Center Coliseum in Waco, Texas. In the main event, Riddle defeated Seth Rollins.

Also during the show, Asuka defeated Becky Lynch,  Veer defeated R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler defeated Theory, and Finn Balor defeated Dominik  Mysterio.

Below are the full results courtesy of WrestlingBodyslam.com: 

* Veer defeated R-Truth

* Ezekiel defeated Ciampa

* WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke defeated Doudrop, then lost to Carmella, then defeated Carmella to retain the title.

* Dolph Ziggler defeated Theory

* Finn Balor defeated Dominik  Mysterio

* Asuka defeated Becky Lynch

* Omos defeated Cedric Alexander

* Riddle defeated Seth Rollins

 

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Fort Worth’s Fourth celebration among several 4th of July events Sunday, Monday

Fort Worth’s Fourth celebration among several 4th of July events Sunday, Monday

Many North Texas cities are preparing for their Fourth of July celebrations Saturday night and Monday.

That includes Fort Worth, where Panther Island Pavilion will be packed with North Texans celebrating the holiday Monday night.

Panther Island Pavilion, along the Trinity River, was mostly empty Sunday, but some were setting up early ahead of Monday’s Fourth of July celebration.

“We’re here just to have some fun, watch this beautiful fireworks display,” Tracy Torres said.

Torres runs the food truck, TNT Roasted Corn. He was getting ready to sell his dishes.

“We serve roasted corn, roasted potatoes, corn stuffed roasted potatoes,” he said.

Selling some food while those attending grab a seat to the largest fireworks show in North Texas.

2022 July 4th Fireworks & Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

“We have a new fireworks vendor this year,” event spokesman Matt Oliver said.

Oliver said they’ll have swimming, live music, and plenty of options for all ages.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Monday, with the 30-minute grand finale fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

An issue that’s somewhat typical for this time of year is the heat.

We’re looking at triple-digit temperatures Monday. Oliver said guests can bring a water bottle to use at filling stations.

“So if you bring one in, you know you can stay hydrated all day for free,” he added.

Vendors are certainly expecting a scorcher, but they said it’ll all be worth it once fireworks take over the sky.

“Well, we just do a lot of sweating, but we keep on moving,” Torres said.

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Salute to America events kick off in Jefferson City Sunday – ABC17NEWS

Salute to America events kick off in Jefferson City Sunday - ABC17NEWS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (KMIZ)

Salut  to America is kicking things off in Jefferson City, Sunday through Monday, bringing people two days of music, food and lots of family activities for the Fourth of July.

Organizers say events are set to get started at noon. This year, carnival rides will be back with the formally added inflatable park and axe throwing activities. In 2021, while in a pandemic, organizers say the company hired to run the carnival rides had to back out due to staffing shortages, which made them add new attractions.

Along with live music and various food vendors to choose from on High street, there will also be a Red, White, and Bloom Parade that will take place at 6:15 p.m. Sunday evening.

Salute to America Parade Map

According to the route, the parade will travel down Monroe Street to High Street, around to Jefferson Street, making its way back to East Miller Street. Salute to America will wrap up the holiday with the Red, White, and Boom Fireworks Sky Concert at 9:45pm Monday.

 As people get out for events on Sunday and Monday, they will  need to be aware of road closures.

Road closures and available parking for Salute to America

Street closures in Jefferson City for Salute to America:

  • East High Street from Monroe to Broadway
  • Capitol Avenue from Main Street to Adams Street
  • Madison Street from Wall Way Alley to State Street
  • Washington from Wall Way to West High
  • Circle Drive around the Capitol Building

East High Street from Monroe to Broadway will be closed. Capitol Avenue from Main Street to Adams street will be closed, along with Circle Drive around the Capital and others.

Jefferson City Parking for Salute to America:

  • State East Parking Garage off State Street at Monroe Street (more than 500 spots)
  • West State Park Garage (House of Representatives) off Main Street
  • All state and city lots are available for free parking, as well as off-street parking  on East McCarty Street, Capitol Avenue (east of Adams Street), East Miller Street, and Madison or Monroe from the Expressway to Wall Way.
  • Main Street St. Peter Youth Group Paid Parking $10
  • ADA parking is available:
    • on Broadway just off of West Main Street
    • behind the Governor’s Office Building accessed through Commercial Way from Jefferson
    • in Commercial Alley from Monroe St.

However, organizers say more than 500 free parking spots will be open at State East Parking Garage off State Street at Monroe Street. All state and city lots will be open for parking as well along with Main Street St. Peter Youth Group, who will have parking for $10 dollars.

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Trudeau in London Sunday ahead of ‘Our London Family’ community events

Trudeau in London Sunday ahead of 'Our London Family' community events

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a stop in London, Ont. Sunday afternoon ahead of planned community events meant to honour the Afzaal family, ahead of the first anniversary of the deadly attack.

Early afternoon on Sunday, Trudeau participated in a roundtable discussion with students at Oakridge Secondary School. 

Later in the afternoon, London Mayor Ed Holder introduced Trudeau, who then took the stage at outside of Oakridge Secondary School to a crowd of approximately 2,000 people to talk about the memories of the Afzaal family and the dangers of Islamophobia. 

“We need to be there to clearly say this is unacceptable, this is wrong,” he said. “We also need to act.”

During the speech, Trudeau said it sent a strong message to see so many people in attendance at the rally, but there still is much more to do, but added that Canada’s diversity and openness is what makes Canada great.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped in London, Ont. on June 5, 2022 ahead of community events planned in honour of the Afzaal family, who were killed on June 6, 2021. The prime minister’s first stop was at Oakridge Secondary School where he met with youth organizers. (CTV)

“Canadians everywhere are with you because Islamophobia is not just an attack on Muslims — it’s an attack on all Canadians,” Trudeau said. 

Trudeau also spoke to the harm and divisiveness of disinformation, and said it’s up to us to speak up and call it out. He said that words matter because they lead to action, and action is what lead to thousands of people gathering at Oakridge Secondary School on Sunday for the Afzaal family.

“Words matter,” he said. “Words continue to matter.”

“We are all with you. We are all Muslims in Canada. We are all Afzaal family members in Canada,” Trudeau said near the end of his speech.

Following the conclusion of the speeches, there will be community-led march through the streets of London, beginning at Oakridge Secondary School and culminating at the London Muslim Mosque.

An estimated 2,000 people are in attendance at a rally at Oakridge Secondary School meant to honour the Afzaal family on June 5, 2022. (Nick Paparella/CTV News London)According to the City of London, there will be traffic impacts on Sunday ahead of the march.

Oxford Street between Hyde Park Road and Wonderland Road is now closed. There will also be no parking available at the school.

Four members of the Afzaal family were killed in what police call an alleged hate-motivated attack after a truck struck the family on June 6, 2021. Only a young boy survived the attack.

— With files from CTV News London’s Nick Paparella

This is a developing story…  

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On Sunday, the night sky will offer something of spectacular beauty | CBC News

On Sunday, the night sky will offer something of spectacular beauty | CBC News

On Sunday night if the skies are clear, Canadians will be able to watch one of the most beautiful celestial events there is: a total lunar eclipse.

This is the first total lunar eclipse of the year and the first since last May. The best part is it will be visible across the entire country, though not all Canadians will see the full five-and-a-half hour event.

The eclipse begins late Sunday evening and lasts until early Monday morning.

Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes through Earth’s shadow.

The moon actually has two shadows: One is the penumbra — Earth’s fainter outer shadow — but it’s almost imperceptible to the human eye. The most exciting and dramatic part, however, is when the moon glides across Earth’s inner, darker shadow, the umbra.

During this time, depending on the atmosphere, the moon can appear to turn a shade of red, which is why sometimes total lunar eclipses are referred to as “blood moons.”

A total lunar eclipse is pictured over Toronto on Jan. 21, 2019. (Nicole Mortillaro)

This eclipse also occurs close to when the moon is at perigee, or closest in its monthly orbit — which is why this is sometimes called a “supermoon” lunar eclipse (though it’s difficult for humans to notice the slight size difference).

And as if a “blood moon” and a “supermoon” weren’t enough names for this event, this month is also the “flower moon.” the name given by the Old Farmer’s Almanac for this month’s full moon.

How to see it

Unlike total solar eclipses, where totality (when the moon covers the disk of the sun) can last just a minute or a few, totality in lunar eclipses can last for more than an hour.

In Sunday’s eclipse, totality will last about 85 minutes.

The eclipse itself, however, will last roughly five and a half hours. It begins when the moon enters the penumbra, but as mentioned earlier, it will be imperceptible to the human eye.

The excitement begins when the moon enters the umbra. Initially, it will appear as though something has taken a little bite out of the moon. This is the partial phase of the eclipse. As the night progresses, however, that “bite” becomes larger and larger.

This map illustrates how much of the eclipse will be visible where you live. (CBC News)

Then, as it enters totality, most of the moon may appear a faint reddish colour as Earth’s atmosphere scatters the light from the sun, which will lie directly behind it. Light with longer wavelengths — such as orange and red — refract, or bend, around the Earth, where it eventually reaches the moon.

There are some predictions that, due to the dust released in the giant Tongan volcanoe eruption in January, the dust in the atmosphere may make this a dark eclipse: Instead of being red, it may be darkened by quite a bit.

The eclipse will be seen in its entirety in the east and will be underway when the moon rises west of Ontario.

In order to enjoy it, all you have to do is go outside and look up — and hope for clear skies. No binoculars or telescope is needed, although since the eclipse begins late in the evening in some parts of the country and lasts for almost six hours, you may want to stay up late.

And if you’re clouded out, you can watch it live online at The Virtual Telescope Project.