Photo Contest is STILL in the ‘hood! Keep the pictures coming in!

We’re having a photo contest! You may have noticed our new website design, and we’d love to have a rotation of great photos in the banner to showcase the best of our neighbourhood.

To enter, submit a photo that you have taken in the Mount Hope-Breithaupt Park area to mhbpna@gmail.com. Include your name, the name of the street that you live on, and a blurb about the photo. You may use existing photos if they fit the qualifications.

Your photo must:
1) Be taken within the MHBPNA boundary.
2) Be good quality (good photos from a phone should be fine)

Photos that can be cropped to 1000px by 290px are preferable as they will fit the banner size on the website. You can use an existing photo from the summer, or venture out in the winter.

All suitable entries will be entered into a draw, and three winners will be selected for the  following prizes:
2- $50 gift certificates to Cocoon Apothecary
1- $20 gift certificate to CE Bakery & Experience

All submitted photos will become the property of the MHBPNA and may be used for future articles, blogs or promotions. Artist attribution will be used whenever possible.

The deadline for submissions is March 31.

Update January 15, 2018: Multiple submissions are acceptable from residents of MHBP, and will result in multiple entries into the draw to a maximum of five entries.

Public Forums Sell Out!

Just a Reminder, our forum on Thursday, Approachable Density, is Sold Out! We wish we could fit more people in the room, but space is limited. We will post a summary of some of the issues and comments on our website/blog in the next week or two.

The next one, Inclusive Neighbourhood, on Feb 15, is also sold out.

These are our first public forums we’ve sponsored and we’ve been very excited and surprised by their success. We are trying to experiment with holding them different places around our large neighbourhood, instead of all at the Breithaupt Centre. But there are not a lot of publicly available spaces and they are all limited in size.

We thank everyone for their interest.

Trudy Beaulne

 

MHBPNA is sad to learn of Trudy Beaulne’s passing. Trudy was a volunteer with our association for many years and served as President and Treasurer. She helped run a movie night at the Breithaupt Centre for several seasons and was always available at picnics and other events to sit at our NA table and discuss community ideas. Trudy also helped organize the Festival of Neighbourhoods, an annual event that brings together all the Kitchener neighbourhoods to celebrate our accomplishments and to award prizes that encourage community building.

During our many Neighbourhood Association meetings Trudy would always ensure we remembered the disadvantaged in our plans for events and in any political activism on which we embarked. She also had a happy and slightly mischievous laugh. We will miss her.

For more information about Trudy’s life, here is an article in The Record and funeral information is here.

Photo Contest! Win prizes!

We’re having a photo contest! You may have noticed our new website design, and we’d love to have a rotation of great photos in the banner to showcase the best of our neighbourhood.

To enter, submit a photo that you have taken in the Mount Hope-Breithaupt Park area to mhbpna@gmail.com. Include your name, the name of the street that you live on, and a blurb about the photo. You may use existing photos if they fit the qualifications.

Your photo must:
1) Be taken within the MHBPNA boundary.
2) Be good quality (good photos from a phone should be fine)

Photos that can be cropped to 1000px by 290px are preferable as they will fit the banner size on the website. You can use an existing photo from the summer, or venture out in the winter.

All suitable entries will be entered into a draw, and three winners will be selected for the  following prizes:
2- $50 gift certificates to Cocoon Apothecary
1- $20 gift certificate to CE Bakery & Experience

All submitted photos will become the property of the MHBPNA and may be used for future articles, blogs or promotions. Artist attribution will be used whenever possible.

The deadline for submissions is March 31.

Update January 15, 2018: Multiple submissions are acceptable from residents of MHBP, and will result in multiple entries into the draw to a maximum of five entries.

 

Local School Volunteer Opportunities

 

King Edward Public School is currently looking to recruit at least 1 volunteer who would be willing to be a part of their School Council. Their mandate includes having representatives from the community who do not have students attending the school as part of the School Council, so your voice would be very much appreciated.

The requirement would be to attend Council meetings – there are 5 more meetings throughout the school year, all on a Tuesday night at 6:30. In this role, you can provide a neighbourhood voice at the school to discuss how it is showing up in our community and is educating our children. The person(s) who choose to join could also lend their skill and passion to events hosted by School Council throughout the year, but this is not required.

If interested, please contact: <kingedschoolcouncil@gmail.com>

If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please check out the websites of these schools in and around our MHBP neighbourhood.

King Edward School https://ked.wrdsb.ca/

Prueter School https://pru.wrdsb.ca/

Margaret Avenue Public School https://mrg.wrdsb.ca/

St. Teresa School https://stteresak.wcdsb.ca/

Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate Institute (KCI) https://kci.wrdsb.ca/

 

Waterloo Regional Police Survey

The Waterloo Region Police are asking citizens to fill out a survey to help them develop their 2018 – 2020 business plan. They would like to set goals for the next three years and beyond. You can help them by filling out the survey here.

This is the full link in case the one above did not work (you can copy and paste):

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunitySurvey2020 

Sand Cleaning



There is a wonderful word called “infrastructure”. 

It can be as big a deal as a Light Rapid Transit system, or as small as the city of Kitchener cleaning the sand in its playgrounds to make it safer for children to play. These photos were captured at the Duke St. Playground. (click to enlarge)

City of Kitchener puts out tender for Art at Weber and Guelph!

The City of Kitchener sent us this information so we are posting it for everyone to read:

 

City of Kitchener Request for Proposal:  Art in the Public Realm – Weber Street and Guelph Street (closes July 7, 2017)
The City of Kitchener invites professional design firms/artists to submit a proposal for a two-stage competition to design and produce a site-specific public art piece for installation near the corner of Weber Street West and Guelph Street in Kitchener, Ontario. The successful proponent will design and fabricate a piece that reflects the evolution of Kitchener’s economy, including, but not limited to, Kitchener’s industrial and manufacturing history and emerging technology and IT sectors. Kitchener’s progression towards becoming a more sustainable and environmentally conscious community should also be incorporated into the design.
The Request for Proposal documents (bid number P17-037) can be found on the City of Kitchener website at: https://kitchener.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Tender/Detail/8b9b1a37-4aa9-46b1-9c2a-b7bf4d0b1a1d

Anyone can view the documents for free, but please note that interested bidders will need to be registered on the City’s system, which includes a registration fee. Questions and clarification regarding this Request for Proposal will be accepted up until June 23, 2017 through the link above. The deadline for submissions is no later than 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017.