Key points from the city:
Key points from the city:
Sadly, this year we did not have the Duke St. West Music Fest. So much live music was cancelled around the world. But there is still hope for our ‘hood. Saturday, August 29th is the official, world wide, “play music on the porch day“.
We certainly have a few musicians in the Mt. Hope – Breithaupt Neighbourhood and some are joining the world and playing some music on their porches on on Sat. Aug 29. Our list is below! If you send your address and the time you are playing to us, either through messaging our FB page, or emailing email@example.com, we would be happy to add you to the list.
Let’s get out on our porches and make some sound folks! Or walk around our ‘hood and listen to your neighbours play.
Below the poster we have a list of musicians playing in, and around, the MHBP neighbourhood. Check them out!
11 am Paul Schultz (141 Moore St. South)
12 noon Jay Moore (141 Moore St. South)
2 pm Edward Barrington (Dekay, near Guelph)
3 pm Jakki and Wayne (Braun St. near Shanley)
3:30 pm Ted Parkinson (Duke St. West, beside the Duke St. Playground).
MHBPNA has purchased licenses for the Journal portion of the Raising Little Shoots program. And we have a 20% discount code for the other material (available on their website). If you would like the journal for your family please contact MHBPNA by emailing us as ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ or messaging us on our Facebook page.
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NEED A SUMMER PROJECT? – CALLING ON ALL ARTISTS OR ASPIRING ARTISTS – DUE BY JUNE 25TH
Shannondale has completed the fencing of the Electrohome Site at 152 Shanley. They are asking us to turn the fencing into a neighbourhood/community art project and have installed 10 panels to display neighbourhood artwork. We are expecting that you will be so excited to participate that Shannondale has agreed to add 10 more panels if we need them.
Sarah Marsh has pulled together a committee of neighbours (Sarah, Tanya Wright, Cherie Simmons and Catherine Owens) to get the project underway. We are looking for families/artists/wannabe artists to claim one of the panels. Shannondale specifically indicated that they want this to be a neighbourhood project and the artwork does not need to be professional.
Here is what you need to know
And, if you have unused outdoor paint that you might want to donate, feel free to contact one of the members of the committee.
We look forward to hearing from you! Let’s get creative!!
Sarah Marsh – Sarah.email@example.com
Cherie Simmons – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya Wright – email@example.com
Catherine Owens – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are experiencing symptoms that might indicate Covid-19, the main information link for the region is here:
That includes a self-assessment tool and detailed information about further steps you can take.
Today, the Record posted an interesting article on how Grand River Hospital is handling this crisis.
We asked our mayor and councillor about what the city is doing to advocate for better access to Covid-19 testing. It has been reported our region is lagging behind the rest of Ontario. This is the reply from our mayor, Berry Vrbanovic.
Thanks for your email Ted. I trust you and your family are staying healthy during these challenging times.
This has been a challenging issue, and one we have been advocating on.
MHBPNA has supported a local soccer program for the past few years. This year we could not hold it because of the Covid-19 situation. It may be possible to offer something in the fall, or it may have to wait until next spring. As we know, everything is in flux so we will announce events when we are sure it is safe to go ahead.
The Duke St. West Music Fest was being planned for its third year. We have have the local musicians, the space, the equipment but…..it will certainly not go ahead in June as planned. Depending on the official recommendations on events we may plan something for the fall. But everything may have to wait until next year. Who knows, perhaps we can try some kind of ‘virtual’ event.
MHBPNA has been active behind the scenes with our virtual executive meetings and we have a couple of activities we are organizing. We’ll let you know in the next week or so about them.
WATCH THIS SPACE.
Given some recent (and timely) requests that that have come in we are going to have a board meeting tonight at 8pm.
Time: Apr 24, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Message us on Facebook if you would like the link.
The MHBPNA held our last meeting online and the future looks bleak for social gatherings. Everyone is encouraged to get out and walk around the block, or on the Spur Line trail etc. while maintaining a 2 metre distance from others. We are fortunate to have enough space in Kitchener so this is very easy.
Yes, we are still planning another fabulous Duke Street West Music Fest on June 20, but we have no idea what the health situation will be at that time. So we are hopeful but, as we know, things change every day. We will provide updates on our website.
The Soccer program is also on hold. Everyone who has participated in the past should be receiving emails that provide updates.
The city of Kitchener has closed playgrounds because they cannot clean the equipment. People are still free to walk (or run) in parks and playgrounds.
The City of Kitchener’s Covid Update is here.
The Region of Waterloo has a comprehensive page on the virus here.
There is a great deal of information out there. Here is a great interview placing the pandemic in context.
As always, if you have questions about our Neighbourhood Association you can contact us at email@example.com or by posting a message to our Facebook Page.
RE: King Victoria Transit Hub Public Consultation (Open House)
To: Transit hub stakeholders and interested public
The Region of Waterloo believes in open and transparent public consultation. We invite
you to join us to learn more about the King Victoria Transit Hub and provide feedback
on the latest design concepts.
What: King Victoria Transit Hub Public Consultation Open House
When: January 27, 2020 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Region of Waterloo Headquarters Lobby – 150 Frederick St. Kitchener, ON
The transit hub will connect ION, GRT, GO, VIA, pedestrians and cyclists in one
convenient location. It will connect to the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor and
provide opportunities for community and economic development.
The purpose of this public meeting is to inform, answer questions and collect feedback
about current design concepts including the building(s) and use of site space. Regional
staff, architects and Metrolinx will be on hand to answer questions.
Can’t attend? The design concepts and project information are now online. Your
comments are valuable. Visit engagewr.ca to give feedback on current designs, access
key dates and documents, as well as sign up for ongoing project updates.
Ellen McGaghey, Project Director
Region of Waterloo
If you require accessibility assistance to participate in this event, please contact us in
advance at: 519-575-4596 or the deaf and hard of hearing line (TTY): 519-575-4608.