Democracy in Ward 10

Kitchener City Hall has just informed all its Facebook friends that there are only 2 weeks left in which to apply to run for office this fall. So far, there are just two candidates running in Ward 10, which contains the MHBPNA and more.

To find out who is running, click this link. Remember, our boundaries have change since the last election. We used to be in Ward 1 and we are now Ward 10. To see the differences between then and now, click this link.

If you wish to run, file your papers now. Quit standing around, get your website up and post important information.

The MHBPNA Blog will report faithfully on the election when it actually begins.


Family Movie Night Starts Friday September 17, 2010

Looking for something to do on Friday nights?

Join us every week for Family Movie Night at Breithaupt Centre, Rm 207, Fridays at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

Large screen feature films suitable for family viewing – often showing premier movies not yet available for rental.

Suggested donation: $1 per person or $3 per family
Refreshments available

Please fill out this survey and we’ll send you a list of the upcoming movies!

Click here to take the survey.

Optimists Carnival photos

Once again, the Optimists Carnival has come and gone from Breithaupt Park. They had rides, games, food and a very large balloon.

They even had a really large pumpkin as this photo shows:

You can click on this link and see some more photos of the event. The photos are from Facebook, but these pictures are public, so you don't need an account to view them.


Optimists Carnival, Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This is the 16th annual carnival run by the K-W Breithaupt Optimist's Club. It is in our Blog's calendar so you don't forget and now here is a poster which details all the fun events they have planned. Come out and support the Optimists and the good work they do for our neighbourhood.

Click on the image below to see it "full size":


We should all get the Blues this weekend

As almost everyone knows, this weekend is the time for the Kitchener Blues Festival. I expect this is old news, except a co-worker to whom I mentioned this casually the other day had not heard of it! So it is always good to broadcast this event.

It is free, which is very nice (ok, nothing is "free", we pay taxes, but still....). And it is within walking distance of the Mount Hope Breithaupt Park neighbourhood. It is easy to get to, and if you manage to get a coveted spot inside the beer cage and stay for a while, you can still get home.

The schedule is located here. My personal highlight will be Dr. John playing on Saturday at 7:20 on the Clock Tower Stage. David Wilcox was fabulous a couple of years back, and he's back on Saturday afternoon as well.

There are many fantastic artists and the website is very well organized. If you go to the Performers page you will see there are great links to YouTube videos so you can listen to a specific musician which gives you a great idea if you'd like to see them for real.

Last year it rained most of the weekend, but this year the weather looks great! So the MHBPNA blog wishes everyone an excellent weekend and we hope to see you at the blues festival.