Collinwood's Newest Winter Tradition
Join us for Collinwood’s newest winter tradition! Winterloo is a new family friendly holiday celebration for the Waterloo Arts District. Organized by the Collinwood Collective and sponsored by local businesses and the Greater Collinwood Development Corporation, Winterloo will have plenty of fun for people of all ages. There will be s’mores kits to make your own s’mores, fire pits, hot cocoa, and other kids’ activities. In keeping with the spirit of the district, there will also be live music and an artisanal ornament sale! The artist ornament sale will be hosted by Waterloo Arts Gallery and will feature artist Anthony Zart. Proceeds from the sale will help fund Waterloo Arts’ community programs. Any artists who would like to make and donate an ornament can find more information at waterlooarts.org. Finally, the event will feature the first annual lighting of the Waterloo tower. Winterloo is a free community event and will take place Friday, December 6th from 6-9 pm.
Interested in joining the Collinwood Collective? The Collective is a group of engaged Waterloo residents and merchants working together to address the needs of our community. The Collinwood Caollective formed after the dissolution of the North East Shores Community Development Corporation and works with the Greater Collinwood Community Development Corporation, Arts Collinwood, and the Collinwood Merchants Association. So far, the Collective has worked hard to clean up the Waterloo streets by organizing volunteers to help with the flower beds and planters and has organized Food Truck Fridays at Walk All Over Waterloo events. We currently have committees for events, beautification, community engagement, development, and outreach/marketing as well as a monthly general meeting. If you want to get involved, find us on Facebook at Collinwood Collective: ImpACT Waterloo or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Steven Aviram is a community stakeholder and advocate. He has worked with various volunteer groups and organizations to help improve his beloved Collinwood neighborhood. He is also the president of Aspire Community Realty.