AGM, October 21, 10 am – Noon, Solarium, Breithaupt Centre

Come out to our Annual General Meeting

Learn about your neighbourhood. Eric Pisani from the Region of Waterloo will discuss changes to the bus routes and the overall transit strategy as it ties into the LRT. Councillor Sarah Marsh will give us an update from City Hall and talk about the changes in our area. We will also have a “guest” presentation on specific developments in our neighbourhood that are in the planning stages. There is lots to talk about so come and be engaged.

Learn about the MHBPNA: Members of the executive will discuss events we sponsored and assisted with over the past year including soccer programs, Neighbours day, the Big Breithaupt Campout, Waterloo Region Songwriters, our Garage Sale, and City planning and development meetings where we have contributed our perspective. We will also have a Financial report.

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.

Meet your neighbours! 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!

–We will have a (unsupervised) room full of Lego for the kids to play with. What’s more fun than a table full of Lego? Nothing!

Refreshments! A meeting would not be complete without coffee and some other food to enjoy while listening to our featured speakers.

Where is the Solarium? If you enter the Breithaupt Center at the main entrance, turn right, walk past the reception area, and turn right again, and then left. We will be there!

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 “”

Welcome to the new home of the MHBPNA Blog!

We have just moved our Blog from to our domain. With everything on one page it should be easier to view our articles, read about events in our community and generally communicate with our neighbours.

We still have our Facebook page ( which we use for small notices and as notification for articles published on this Blog.

This is also a history of our neighbourhood and has articles all the way back to 2008.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.



Neighbourhood Mobilization Alliance (NMA)

“We are a group of your neighbours interested in making our neighbourhood a better, safer and more attractive place to live”

Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at Kitchener City Hall,
Conestoga Room, from 7:00 to 9:00.

Remaining meeting dates in 2008 are: December 17.

Contact: Rick or Rita, 519-576-9645

Blueprint for Poverty Reduction:
Legacy for an Inclusive Ontario

Marvyn Novick,
Social Planning Network of Ontario

Thursday November 27, 2008
1:30 pm—3:30 pm
St. Marks Lutheran Church Parish Hall
825 King St W, Kitchener
Use rear entrance, Parking is limited

Endorse the 25 in 5 declaration—visit www.
Videos of the 25 in 5 Forum keynote speaker and local panel presentations can be viewed at

If you need information or accommodations please contact Kim Cox at 519-579-1096 or


City hall skating rink opens

KITCHENER – If the snow hasn’t already tipped off Kitchener residents, the one sure sign that winter is on its way is when the city hall skating rink opens.

The rink opens Saturday, November 22 at 9 a.m., weather permitting.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy free skating Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.