Common Ground 2018 (Earth Day Festival) April 21, 2018

Common Ground 2018 (Earth Day Festival) April 21, 2018


The businesses at The Regina Street Commons, Located at the corner of Regina and Dupont Streets in uptown Waterloo, will host their second Earth Day Festival 2018 “Common Ground”. Free all day activities, music and arts will engage our community in discussion and actions that challenges the myth of separation, looking deeply at how intimately we are all connected to each other and the land. 

Kultrún Market and Neruda Arts will present live World Music from Mari Palhares and Y Josephine, a female led percussion duo from Venezuela and Brazil, followed by a drum circle, so don’t forget to bring your drums! Torchlight Tattoo will open a group art exhibition featuring 5 artists working in a variety of mediums as well as a collaboration between members of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities "Connected". Seven Shores Café will provide locally sourced sweet potato and chive soup, free of charge if you bring your own reusable container or purchase one on site. Yoga and/or mindfulness meditation classes will be offered (pre-registration required for limited spaces). 

A vendors market full of local and eco-friendly organizations/businesses will be showcasing their products. 

Schedule of Events

12:30 pm – Opening ceremony in the parking lot of the commons.

2:00 pm – Free Mindfulness Meditation at Torchlight Tattoo. (Pre-registration required for limited spaces. Please email Weislawa at to save your spot.)

2:00 pm – Free yoga class at Fearless Heart Yoga. (Pre-registration required for limited spaces. Please email lindsay@fearlessheartyoga to save your spot.)

3:00 and 5:00 pm – Neruda Arts presents musical performance from Brazilian/Venezuelan drum duo Baoba

4:00 pm – Drum Circle! Led by Alison Fuerwerker Open to everyone, bring a drum.

4:00 pm – Trash Theatre performative workshop for children.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Scrumptious soup from Seven Shores Café. Free when you bring your own reusable container; $2 with a take-out cup. 

6:00 pm– Group art exhibition Connected at Torchlight Tattoo. Fire bowl gathering to start at 7:00pm