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About grandporchparty

The Grand Porch Party is an annual neighbourhood music event where we take over the porches, and then the streets, for some fab early-summer music. First launched in 2011.

NW Roofing

NW Roofing is back, sponsoring the Grand Porch Party for another year! Family-owned and operated, NW Roofing is celebrating 40 years in business! NW’s owner (and all ’round good-guy), Jerred Wagner, is a second-generation roofer who stands behind and under … Continue reading

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Starting Something Beautiful

by Tenille Bonoguore When I started the Grand Porch Party back in 2011 — having only moved to the area a few months earlier — I had no idea what it would become. At the time, it was an experiment, … Continue reading

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“Time Stops” at #GPP2018

Look out for Paul Roorda’s “Time Stops” while enjoying the Grand Porch Party this year.  These interactive metal boxes, found attached to wooden hydro poles in the Waterloo West neighbourhood, are meant to amuse, inspire curiosity, and provoke thought. Made … Continue reading

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Neo Developments

First time sponsor, Neo Developments, has quickly become a fixture in our community; slowly transforming it with their efficient, effective and modern structures! While strolling the GPP on June 10, see if you can spot all four Neo homes within … Continue reading

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Jim Reitzel

Show some love to first time Grand Porch Party sponsor, Jim Reitzel! The Jim Reitzel Team was founded by (you guessed it), Jim Reitzel, who was born and raised in KW. Their success is based on 25+ years of in-depth … Continue reading

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Insight Eye Care

Our sponsors make the Grand Porch Party possible! Insight Eye Care is one of our greatest supporters, sponsoring the GPP since almost the very start. Their location on Albert Street is so fresh and inviting (be sure to take design notes) … Continue reading

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Our Environmental Partner: Water Without Borders

Have you ever wondered why we’re called The Grand Porch Party? Every year, our neighbourhood music festival falls on Canadian Rivers Day and we recognize this with a name in honour of the Grand River Watershed. Now you know we’re … Continue reading

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