MHBPNA Newsletter for 2010

The winter newsletter has been delivered in December (2009) and January (2010). For the past 2 years we have written, published and delivered four newsletters a year with articles of interest for the neighbourhood. We have also advertised programs occurring at the Breithaupt Centre.

This summer we decided not to publish the newsletter. We have had no volunteers to write articles and it has been harder to find people willing to deliver it, even to their own block.

We are still planning to publish a newsletter for the fall, but only if there is interest. If you would like to write an article please email us at mhbpna@gmail.com. In fact, even if you have only a small flickering of an idea for an article it would be a good start. Even if you know someone who might have an idea about an article......you get the idea.

When we started the newsletter a couple of years ago the City of Kitchener printed approx. 5000 copies for us, and we distributed most of them. By this recent winter we were down to about 3000.

We have received much positive feedback for the past issues and articles featuring people in the neighbourhood. But we all have full time jobs and cannot write the content, research all the events that need listing, set up the desktop publishing and then manage the distribution.

If you would like to help in any way with a fall newsletter then please email us. The alternatives would be:
1) produce a smaller amount and make them available at specific places like the Breithaupt Centre or
2) post everything to this BLOG and hope those who are interested follow it and have internet access.


Kitchener, who the heck are you?

Who are you, Kitchener? It’s an important question. And your answers will help to shape the future of our city!
We welcome and encourage members of your community group to participate in Compass Kitchener’s second Who-are-you-Kitchener? community consultation.

Running from March 5 through May 5, 2010, we’re looking to engage as many Kitchener residents and community stakeholders as possible in this important community conversation about our city’s future. 

There are lots of simple ways that you can be part of the discussion – as a group or as individuals:
Attend a World-Café Style Workshop:

    Forest Heights Community Centre, Room 1
    Wednesday, March 17, 7-9 pm
    Country Hills Community Centre, Room 2
    Wednesday, March 31, 7-9 pm
    City Hall Rotunda
    Thursday, April 15, 4-6 pm
For more information, and to fill out an online survey, go to www.who-are-you.kitchener.ca


What is going on in our area?

We just found this great site that lists events in our Waterloo Region. There are many things that happen downtown which is very close to our neighbourhood. Of course it is March break right now and families are keen to know what is open, what concerts, displays etc. are available for our amusement and enlightenment.

You can click the title of this article, or click here.