Waterloo Region Block Parent Meeting, April 14, 2009

Region of Waterloo Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, Region of Waterloo Building 
150 Frederick St., Tuesday, April 14, 7 – 9 PM 


Please r.s.v.p. to: “mhbpna@gmail.com” so they can plan seating.

Here is the tentative program: 
 
1. Welcome  
2. Purpose of the Forum 
3. Panel Presentation and Discussion (40 minutes) 
    Panel:   Block Parents, Neighbouhood Watch, Regional Police

      10-minute presentations from panelists, 10 minutes for a moderated Q&A session 
    Question: How is your organization improving neighbourhood safety and how can     local residents help you? 
4. Second Panel Presentation and Discussion (40 minutes) 
    Panel: By-law Officers from Waterloo, Cambridge, and Kitchener 
     10-minute presentations from panelists, 10 minutes for a moderated Q&A session 
   Question: What challenges do you see in maintaining safe and healthy neighbourhoods?  How    can the public help? 
5. General Brainstorming and Discussion (30 minutes) 
    Representatives from Regional Police, School Boards, and Social Agencies will be available  to hear suggestions and to answer questions 
6. Summary and Wrap-up 

Neighbourhood Mobilization Alliance (NMA) 2009 Meeting Dates

The NMA meets the third Wednesday of each month at Kitchener City Hall, in the Conestoga Room located on the main floor, unless otherwise stated.  Meetings are from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

April 15           May 20                 June 17             July 15                  August 19

September 16               October 21                    November 18              December 16

 

Downtown Community Forum, Tuesday March 24th, 2009

We are posting the following information on our BLOG because some members of our Mt Hope – Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association might be interested in various projects happening downtown. This forum looks to deliver a lot of helpful information about the downtown, which is very close to us.

TIME: 6:30 P.M.
WHERE: Mill-Courtland Community Centre
216 Mill Street, Kitchener
(corner of Mill & Stirling)

DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY FORUM
LET’S CELEBRATE OUR DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIPS!!

SHARE WHAT YOU ARE DOING IN YOUR COMMUNITY
LEARN HOW IMPORTANT EACH OF OUR CONTRIBUTIONS IS TO THE ONGOING HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR DOWNTOWN COMMUNITIES

Representatives from Waterloo Region Police will talk about some of their projects and how we must continue to learn how to be more effective“eyes and ears” of our communities

We will hear what is happening with:
Business downtown,
The Kitchener Market,
New trends that are beginning to positively impact our downtown,
Landlords Program and how that will be expanding to include the Landlords on King Street

Call 741-2491 to register if you are in need of Childcare
Refreshments will be available

MHBPNA Website Launched

MHBPNA now has a website, thanks to Google Sites.

It is located here:

http://sites.google.com/site/mhbpna/Home

We’ve been adding meeting minutes, older newsletters and hope to make it a “one stop shopping” place for information about our neighbourhood and the people who volunteer to make it better.

Please email us at mhbpna@gmail.com if there is something else you’d like to see on the site, or on this blog.

You are Invited! April 18, 2009

Uniroyal Goodrich Park
Ecological Restoration Project

Neighbours are invited to attend a design planning session hosted by UW graduate student, Katelyn Inlow. Come share ideas and learn about ways that we can restore this park in our neighbourhood!

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Time: 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm
Loaction: Extend-A-Family, Board Room
91 Moore Ave., Kitchener

Everyone is welcome!

Winter and Fall Newsletters are now ONLINE

We printed 5000 copies of our winter 2008-2009 newsletter and delivered them to your door. But perhaps you lost your copy, or recycled it, or didn’t see it when it arrived. And you would still like to read about the “house of straw” or find out about the free cultural assessment our neighbourhood won. Now you can because this newsletter, and the Fall 2008 newsletter, are online. To view them click on this text.

Neighbourhood Association Meeting, February 25, 2009

The next MHBP Neighbourhood Association meeting is on Wednesday, February 25th at 7:35 pm in room 201 at the Breithaupt Centre.  

All interested are welcome to attend. See what is going on in our community.

For minutes from the last meeting (Monday, December 8th, 2008) please click here

To view the agenda for the current meeting, click here.

 

Vote for Kitchener Market Logo

It will no longer be “your” Kitchener Market, but you can still enjoy it and vote for its new logo here: 

www.kitchenermarket.ca

Winter Newsletter Hits the Streets

The MHBPNA winter newsletter is now being delivered to your home. We have several thousand residents living in this great downtown location so we always need help distributing it. If you can deliver some (even to just your own block) please email us at mhbpna.news@gmail.com. 

Read and enjoy the content produced by volounteers in your community and printed by the City of Kitchener.

Kitchener is seeking citizen advisors for Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF)

Two citizen advisors are being sought for the City of Kitchener’s new $5 million Local Environmental Action Fund (LEAF) steering committee. Deadline for citizen advisor application is Jan. 30 by 5 p.m. 

The two citizen advisors will be members of the public who are environmental experts and/or community leaders with experience in granting organizations. A two-year commitment is required, with the evaluation work to occur in each of 2009 and 2010 between mid-February and mid-April.

The applicants must also be passionate about improving Kitchener’s biophysical environment, and at least one of the two citizen advisors must provide environmental expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

·            Climate change;

·            Mitigation and/or adaptation;

·            Public awareness of environmental issues;

·            Air quality;

·            Energy use and efficiency;

·            Alternative energy sources;

·            Land trusts and natural lands management, and/or

·            Green transportation, walkable communities and alternatives to the automobile.

Nomination forms, submission information and further information about the LEAF steering committee can be found at www.kitchener.ca/leaf