Winterfest in the 'Hood is coming tomorrow!

Hey, let's not forget that we have an excellent time planned for everyone tomorrow (Saturday, February 21, 3-9) at Hillside Park.

The event was posted here. We have also been selected as one of the "5 things to do on the weekend" and that link is here. You know you have really "made it" in KW when you make that list.

Another thing to bear in mind: We at the MHBPNA have heard people complaining about the weather and how it has been unseasonably cold. This is true, it has been chilly lately. And many schools cancelled classes today because of the temperature. Well, we have hooked up with some serious "global powers" and as you can see from this weather page, we will warm up to -6c on Saturday! 

If you would like to chat about the event, we have a Facebook page as well. 

Click on image below for all the details:


MHBP Pen Pal Project announced

Check your mailbox and find a fun surprise to help you survive the rest of the winter! 

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not an email. But a real, honest to

goodness letter…. With paper, pen and an envelope with an address and a stamp on

it…  For some, it might be more than a decade since you’ve put pen to paper and

connected with a friend or family across the miles, then eagerly awaited a reply.

No need to get stuck in the nostalgia of letter-writing because now you can

participate in the Mount Hope-Breithaupt Park Pen Pal Project!

A group of neighbourhood residents have a fun way to help you survive the rest of

our southern Ontario winter AND connect with a resident of our large & diverse

neighbourhood that you probably don’t know!

Most people in a community neighbourhood look for some sense of belonging and

connection to the place where they live and the people who live there. The Pen Pal

Project will help you do this!

How to Pen Pal in 5 easy steps

1. Sign up to be a pen pal

2. Eagerly await your pen pal match & participation package

3. Start exchanging letters with your new pen pal

4. Watch your mailbox fill up with letters!

5. Plan to meet your new pen pal at a neighbourhood picnic in June!

6. Encourage your neighbours to participate too!

Need more information? Get in touch…. 

W: penpalprojectmhbp.wordpress.com

E: penpalprojectmhbp@gmail.com

T: 519.741.0190 ext.300 (Matt)

This project is organized by neighbourhood residents Ted, Juanita, Meg, & Sarah

with friends Matt & Kim at Extend-a-Family Waterloo Region (this organization is in

our neighbourhood). This project was made possible with a grant from the Safe &

Healthy Community Advisory Committee (Kitchener) and support from MHBPNA and


Submitted by

Juanita Metzger


Fun Family Toboggan Party Feb 21

You will want to reserve Saturday, February 21 for some fun and excitement. The MHBPNA is sponsoring and organizing a most excellent and amazingly exciting event. We will be having a toboggan party! Please read the poster and think happy thoughts. Come out with your family and zoom down a hill. If you would like to volunteer, contact us at mhbpna@gmail.com.