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:

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 

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


Neighbourhood Association Meeting Dec 8, 2008

Mt. Hope – Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association Meeting.

Monday, December 8th, 2008

7-9 pm Room 201
Breithaupt Centre

This meeting is open to anyone interested in knowing more about what’s happening in our community. Please come out and meet your neighbours.

Here are the minutes from the last meeting. Read them to see what ideas have been presented.

Snow Event declared!

The city of Kitchener has declared a “Snow Event” on Sunday, November 30. For more information about what this means, copy and paste this link:


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.


Becoming Involved

Some folks wonder how they can become involved in the community?

Read the Newsletter which is delivered to your home, or pick up a copy at the Breithaupt Centre

–Visit the Breithaupt Centre to see all their programs

–Watch this Blog for upcoming events, meetings etc.

–To help deliver the newsletter, or help with its production or writing, email

–If you have general questions, or would like an event added to this Blog, email us at

–If you are interested in being part of planning a new community garden within the MHBPNA, please email Wayne Miedema at