Updated on November 1, 2019
Come out to our Annual General Meeting
10 am, Saturday, November 2, Breithaupt Centre Room 201
—Learn about your neighbourhood. Mt. Hope – Breithaupt Park is part of a city with a new LRT and great plans for the future. We will have “special guests” from the City of Kitchener to talk about cycling and traffic infrastructure and other issues. Our Councilor Sarah Marsh will be there and deliver a “city update”. Justin Readman from the City of Kitchener will be presenting on: Complete streets and cycling and trails master plan!
—Learn about the MHBPNA: Members of the executive will discuss events we sponsored and assisted with over the past year including soccer programs, Duke St West Music Fest, the Big Breithaupt Campout, our Garage Sale, and City planning and development meetings where we have contributed our perspective. We will also have a Financial report.
—Meet your neighbours! Have a coffee and refreshments on us! Aside from the formal presentation and elections everyone benefits from the time to connect with neighbours and friends over a coffee. You can discuss street closures, events you are planning and what is going on in your lives. You will be surprised who you meet!
—Election of the executive: we rely on the volunteers who sit on the executive to coordinate our events. We have many formal positions laid out in our constitution but we have tried to make it easy for anyone to participate. You can join the executive at the AGM (or afterwards) and decide in the future what position you would like. Or just be a “Member at Large” and help with whatever projects you find interesting.
–We will have Lego for the kids to play with. What’s more fun than a table full of Lego? Nothing!
Everyone is welcome. You do not have to live in our ‘hood to come out to the meeting.
If you have any questions, please email us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Posted on October 16, 2019
Japanese knotweed is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. Often mistaken for bamboo, this tall and pretty plant is fast-growing (six centimetres per day) and requires minimal care.
The extensive root system can grow through foundations, damage concrete walls, pavement, drainage works, and flood prevention structures, resulting in expensive problems for both the city and private landowners.
Knotweed is notoriously difficult to eradicate, and studies around the world have repeatedly shown that mechanical efforts such as cutting, digging, smothering, or burning are ineffective and can contribute to its spread. The current best practice is spot-application of a selected non-glyphosate herbicide by a licensed contractor. There are a lot of resources to learn more about knotweed online. For example, the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.
For a quick summary of invasive plants in Kitchener, watch this presentation to Kitchener city council, from August 2019.
by Kathy M.
Posted on September 22, 2019
The Kitchener Waterloo “Library of Things” is located in the MHBP neighbourhood. Here is some information about their repair cafe event this coming Saturday:
Updated on August 8, 2019
Updated on June 19, 2019
June 22 is a big day in the Mt. Hope – Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood. In the morning we have been organizing a Garage Sale. For the Garage Sale we will be using a the hashtag #mhbpgarage and if you are on twitter you can post your “great stuff” to direct people to your bargains. We have a large area in our ‘hood so walk, bike, drive around to the different sites to see what is for sale. The link above includes a map showing the addresses of everyone.
In the afternoon, from 2 – 5, we have the second annual Duke St. West Music Fest (we like to call it DSWMF). Many musicians from last year are returning and we have a few additional players as well. The poster below lists most musicians but we have a couple of ‘last minute’ additions as well.
Please drop by our DSWMF. We will have treats and also be ordering pizza for everyone during the music. Last year we had over 100 people listening to our music, all performed by artists who live in the MHBP neighbourhood.
We are also happy for any volunteer help like cleaning up after and we may have various tasks during the fest. It will be a great three hours.
Posted on May 25, 2019
MHBP is nestled between Downtown Kitchener and “uptown” Waterloo. Parts of us even involve the mysterious “Midtown”. Some residents might be interested in the history of Waterloo and there are several fascinating walks being presented. So for a closer look at our neighbour, here is the schedule.
Updated on June 19, 2019
MHPBNA Neighbourhood Garage Sale, June 22, 2019
It’s that time of the year again! Clear out your garages, closets, basements, storage areas!
Sort your children’s clothes and toys!
Mount Hope – Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association is having our annual neighbourhood garage sale.
June 22, 2019
Garage Sale 8 am to 1pm
Garage Sale – Mount Hope – Breithaupt Park area in Kitchener (see map)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Garage Sale – Please FILL OUT THIS FORM to add yourself as a participant to the map below! (It may take a day to get added)
Once we’re finished with the sales, everyone is invited to Duke Street Playground at 2pm for the 2nd annual Duke Street West Music Fest!
See below for the Garage Sale Map. It will be updating as more people add their locations.