Central Transit Corridor Open Houses

TODAY and TOMORROW, Feb 20 and 21 in our area. Please attend.

The Central Transit Corridor is coming and our Regional Government is hosting a series of Open Houses to discuss its evolution and planning. They are calling these the "Draft Strategies" series.

A full flyer with all the information can be found here.

Of course this corridor is on the west side of our neighbourhood and will be very important to the future of MHBP.

If you cannot make one of the Open Houses, you can download much of the material from their main site here.

Please attend and stay informed, ask questions. 


Family Day at Woodside

Happy Family Day. It makes it even better if you get a holiday today because of course, many do not. If you have the time, one activity is going on right in our neighbourhood:

Family Day at Woodside National Historic site.


Parks Canada is facing large reductions in their operating budget which is leading to laying off many workers and other guides at historic sites around the country. The Record reported that today is the last "live guided tour" at Woodside. It remains to be seen what will happen in the summer. There could be an audio tour or simply a few "interpretive" signs. 

Our local MP, Peter Braid, will attend this family day event. Perhaps he will answer questions about Parks Canada budget cuts?

In any event, it is a great opportunity to see this historic site and hot chocolate will be served!

UPDATE: #mhbp was at Woodside and has added the following picture for your benefit. It is the library where Mackenzie King's lawyer father had his desk and the young Willie would have learned the benefits of reading great books.


Affordable Pre-Season Conditioning and Training Program

Conditioning and Training
March 2nd to April 6th at the 
Breithaupt Community Centre gym and outdoor field (depending on the weather) 

Please read this article in the Record

This is a non-contact program designed to focus on fundamentals for players with any level of experience.

Ages 7, 8, 9                  2:30pm - 4:30pm, 6weeks   Saturdays

Ages 10, 11, 12           4:30pm - 6:30pm, 6wks   Saturdays

     ● Speed and Agility Training
     ● Throwing and Catching
     ● Offensive Line Blocking
     ● Tackling Technique & Fundamentals
     ● Stance and Motion Drills

Presented by the 
Mt.Hope/Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association 
in cooperation with the 
Twin Cities Minor Tackle Football Association

Cost is $45 (no HST) per player.

Fee assistance and a multi player family rate is available.

Payable by cheque , cash or etransfer to the MHBPNA.

Register by email to ralpherdman@gmail.com stating the participant's name, age and method of payment.

MHBPNA Waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian before taking part in the program (print attachment or at signup).

Space is limited so sign up early!!!


Playground Reconstruction Needs Your Input

On Tuesday February 12th, at the Breithaupt Centre, the City of Kitchener will be meeting with area residents to discuss the up coming upgrading of playground equipment, and to outline some of the other upgrades being considered.

This is a great opportunity to interact with City staff and to help shape our community and meet other neighbours.

Please join us Tuesday, in Room 109 at the Breithaupt Centre at 7:00pm.

There are no drawings or concepts, just the start of the discussion.


Letter to Record published

The Record published my 'letter to the editor' and did not even edit it, which is a very nice thing. I have published several in the past and they do not always get by without cuts.

It is online here.

On a related issue, Regional Council approved the Planning Committee's recommendation for a pedestrian activated light at their meeting this past week.