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FRIENDS of Waterloo Region Museum

The FRIENDS of Waterloo Region Museum is a voluntary public foundation dedicated to the preservation of Waterloo Region's history and cultures.

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Mission Statement

To support the mandate of the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum by:

  • Supporting and promoting the value of our volunteers
  • Creatively fundraising
  • Enhancing education
  • Advocating for stakeholders
  • Enhancing community presence

Vision Statement

Since 1956, the FRIENDS of Waterloo Region Museum has been working in partnership with Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum staff and volunteers, to support and contribute to the preservation of the heritage, culture and traditions of Waterloo Region.

Impact Statement and Timeline

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Impact Statement

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FRIENDS Board of Directors

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2021 Board Members

Kelly Smith (President)
Shalagh Cassidy (Vice President)
Alison Jackson (Treasurer)
Lynette Zehr (Secretary)
Lisa Weinreich 

Ben Benninger
Tuncer Kiyak
Mark Kerr
Warren Stauch
Yisong Wang

Pamela Hutchings
Kevin Ann Reinhart 
Serenity Revoy (Youth Board Member)
Heidi Peller-Oliver (Committee Member)

Gift Shop Item
 Virtual Gift Shop
Purchase a limited edition collectible of a building in Doon Heritage Village, an ideal gift or keepsake of your visit. The resin-cast and hand-painted model of the Petersburg Grand Trunk Railway Station, designed by New Brunswick artist Catherine Karnes Munn, is available in our gift shop for only $5 plus HST. There are also a number of other items available. All funds raised through the sale of these item support the Friends of Waterloo Region Museum.
 Starry Night

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Starry Night is the Friends of the Waterloo Region Museum’s annual Christmas extravaganza! Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of a Christmas past as you see Doon Heritage Village in its finest lamp-lit beauty. Over 100 lanterns and lamps light up the historic Village, set in 1914, so you can visit each building and activity at your leisure. Music, food and good cheer under the silent stars are sure to get you and your family into the spirit of Christmas. Each purchased ticket will be entered into a draw for a number of wonderful door prizes. Much of this event happens outdoors, so seasonal clothing is recommended. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is a self-guided, drop-in, event and ticket holders can arrive any time between 6:30 and closing at 9:30 p.m.

All tickets must be purchased in advance on line and are non-refundable. Tickets sales open at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday October 9, 2018. Capacity is limited, and tickets sell out fast.

Please note that because this is a fundraising event, there is no member discount.

Coming soon!
 Plant Sale
Join us in the spring for the annual FRIENDS of Waterloo Region Museum Plant Sale. A selection of the flower and vegetable varieties found in the gardens of Doon Heritage Village are available for purchase while supplies last. Check back for event information.
 Virtual Programming
Coming soon!
Other FUN!draising
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Our Sponsors
Harrington Housing
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Annual Reports
Date of Annual General Meeting
Generally 7 p.m. First Wednesday in April
Annual General Meeting Agenda

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Annual General Meeting Minutes

April 7, 2021 - Download Minutes

April 1, 2020 - Download Minutes

Last Year's Highlights
2020 Achievements/Highlights
Last Year's Financial Report
2020 Financial Report

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