Mom and Tot Drop-in: 9 - 11 am Wednesdays

Time Out Mom and Tot Drop-in

A Mt.Hope-Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Assoc. Program

At Grace Lutheran Church

136 Margaret Ave.


You and your children/grandchildren/daycare children are invited to join us

Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Our program gives children the opportunity to “get their wiggles out” with free play, learn social skills, use their imagination with craft activities, and play organized indoor games as well.

Refreshments are available.

Donations appreciated to help cover costs and activities associated with the program, however, first time visits are always free. Come check us out!

For more information, contact Laurie Donaldson at 519-886-5080


Wellington Street Reconstruction (Weber to Margaret Ave.) May to Sept, 2010

The following information comes from the City of Kitchener and we felt it was worth sharing with people in our neighbourhood:

Wellington Street reconstruction is schedule to begin, on or about, May 10, 2010, with an estimated completion date on or about September 30, 2010. You will be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, and also how long access to your driveway will be affected.

The construction will upgrade the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains. Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed. Asphalt will be upgraded and all driveway ramps will be replaced.

Public Open House:
September 30, 2009
Margaret Avenue School
325 Louisa Street, Kitchener
6 pm to 8 pm.


Photography Contest -- get your pictures submitted!

There is a photo contest for the central area of Kitchener. This is a great opportunity for us all to share our view of the great place in which we live. Click here to see the website for details.


Where are we? Which streets belong to us?

When people first learn about the existance of the MHBPNA they usually ask "what are our boundaries?" "Do we live inside or outside those boundaries?"

Generally speaking, the boundaries are:

South: Victoria Street
West: King Street
East: Lancaster
North: Breithaupt Park and a little south of Union.

It's the north boundary that is most confusing, and we know that in the Kitchener/Waterloo area words like "north", "south", "east" and "west" in relation to directions are all very relative and open to debate.

If you look on the left margin of this BLOG (Helpful Links for Our Community), you will now see a link to a Google Map of our association's boundaries. This should help clarify things, although that "north" boundary is still ambiguous in some places. We try to be generous when we distribute the newsletter and there are no restrictions about who can take programs at the Breithaupt Centre.


Central Art Walk: Saturday October 24, 2009

The Central Art Walk
was a big success last year. There were many different types of artists with paintings, sculpture, stained glass, pottery and more. The weather was good and it was fun to walk around the neighbourhood and meet so many different people. Some artists offered tea and cookies and other treats.

This year the folks who are organizing the art walk have made a large map of the artists (click here) and also have a website with artist portraits and detailed information (click here).


Fall 2009 Newsletter hits the streets

The Fall 2009 MHBPNA Newsletter has been printed by the kind folks at city hall and is now being distributed by volunteers around our neighbourhood. Please take time to read through it. There are some good articles and much information about ongoing activities.

We also uploaded the Summer 2009 newsletter here. We are maintaining a newsletter archive in case you forgot to read something and also to record some of the neighbourhood's history.

We are now gathering materials for the Winter 2009/2010 newsletter. If you have any stories or events you would like to contribute, please email mhbpna.news@gmail.com.