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)



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:

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 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:

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.