Calling on Volunteers to help lead downtown orientation walk

This walk is for new students at the School of Pharmacy.

For information click here.


Jane's Walk on May 2, 10 am - noon

At our recent eco-restoration meeting (announced on this Blog) the idea came up that our neighbourhood should participate in Jane's Walk this year on May 2nd. Jane's Walk is named after the influential writer and activist Jane Jacobs.

We've put together a schedule for a walk in our neighbourhood with "guest speakers" for each stop.

1. Meet at Lippert Park (On Weber Street between Wilhelm and Louisa) at 10 am and learn about its history.
2. Walk up Louisa Street to learn about some Heritage Houses.
3. Walk to Mt. Hope cemetary and learn about some fascinating people buried there (we'll stay in the Moore street area so as not to roam too far).
4. Walk along Peltz Avenue and learn about naturalized landscaping and local area plants.
5. Finish up at B.F. Goodrich park to talk about eco restoration and anything else we can think of.

Children and bikes are welcome. It's all about the journey and the conversations along the way.

For a map of our local walk, click here.

For information about other walks in Kitchener, and around North America: click here.


Earth Day in Major Park, April 19, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009, 1 pm - 3 pm. 

Spend an hour or two with your neighbours, meet new friends, win prizes (gift certificates and T-shirts from Tim Hortons). 

We will have garbage bags and gloves for everyone to help clean up the park.

Major Park is located between Breithaupt and Wellington, one block west of Lancaster.

View Larger Map

Ecological Restoration Project, April 18th, 2009

Ecological Restoration Project
(Breithaupt Park, Major park, Uniroyal Goodrich Park, etc.)

Neighbours are invited to attend a design planning session hosted by UW graduate student, Katelyn Inlow. Come and make suggestions. Share ideas. Let us know how you envision an ecological restoration project in our neighbourhood. 

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Time: 12:00 (noon) - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Extend-A-Family, Boardroom
91 Moore Avenue, Kitchener
(former WCDSB office beside former Sacred Heart School)
Everyone is welcome!


April 18 Lane Clean Up

Celebrate Earth Day 
by joining us for a litter pick-up

Join in for a planned clean-up for the lane-ways that run from 

King toDuke, between Shanley, Louisa and Breithaupt

Date: April 18, 2009

Time: 9:45 am

Place: meet at 100 Louisa St.

Denis Pellerin (519) 742-1564
Stephen McDonald (519) 741-1170
Refreshments and hot dogs 
provided at about 12/12:30
You might win some prizes donated by Tim Hortons.
Have fun with your neighbours, 
and keep our Neighbourhood attractive, desirable, and safe!


Safe Neighbourhood Forum, Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009  7pm – 9pm
Waterloo Regional Council Chambers
150 Frederick Street, Kitchener
An interactive presentation and discussion on how to develop, implement, and maintain safety within your neighbourhood 
Working with your community
Community safety organizations
What would you like to see in safe Waterloo Region?
For more information contact: 
Tim Osland tjosland@rogers.com (519) 748-7756 

Spring News Letter has arrived!

Thanks to many volounteers, the Spring MHBPNA newsletter has been printed and is being delivered to you now! We hope you will enjoy it, and possibly sign up to deliver future issues to your neighbourhood. It has also been uploaded to our website so you can keep reading those great articles.