The widening of Weber street is bringing a great deal of change to our neighbourhood. Streets will be closed (Breithaupt and, ultimately, Waterloo), houses have been torn down and Lippert Park will gain some land as Weber is straightened.This is Lippert Park as it appeared a couple of years ago:Notice the wide shoulder on the street. There was a nice 3 metre boulevard between the street and the park where people often parked their cars.
Come join us at Breithaupt Park on August 27th for the 'Big Breithaupt Campout'! Bring your own picnic dinner, a tent, and some marshmallows for the camp fire as well.
The fun will start at 6pm. We have arranged that the splash pad will stay open later than usual.
It has been almost a year and we are working on getting our second annual MHBPNA soapbox derby race ready to go!
If you missed the last one, it was held at the end of the summer on the Louisa Street hill, just off Margaret Ave. We had four, enthusiastic racers. We ran several test runs, test races and a couple heats. A winner was crowned before noon. Good times were had by all!
This year we are doing things mostly the same -- cart specs are the same, registration process it the same, rules are mostly the same. The big change is that we are going to use a different hill. More details once everything is confirmed. The race will be held on August 20th, 2016.
On Monday June 30th, the MHBPNA will be representing our Neighbourhood in support of a pilot project to create intersection artwork to help traffic calming. Councillor Glenn-Graham is bringing forward a motion to start a feasibility study for a pilot project with the intent of starting with Ahrens and Wilhelm. Please come to see the presentation.
Kitchener celebrated the 'first annual' Summer Lights festival. I think that is what it was called.
Please help us put on an amazing dance this Saturday evening at the Breithaupt Centre for the 0-9 and 10+ crowd. Much Music will be presenting videos and fun. We cannot do this without the help of our community. Email us at [email protected] if you can help. Are you a high school student needing volunteer hours? A neighbour with insomnia? A great person just looking to help? 8 pm to 12 pm is our most need time frame.
Remember those dances??The Mt Hope Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Association is hosting a MUCH Video dance on Saturday, June 28th at the Breithaupt Centre.As we did last dance, the time from 6:00pm to 8:00pm is reserved for children ages 0-9 (please bring sufficient hearing protection for infants) and from 8:00pm to 11:30 is for children 10+.0-9 $5.00 at the door10+ $10.00 at the doorThere will be refreshments for purchase.
Our Neighbourhood Association's Partnerships Director, Chris Dewar, led us on a fun bike tour of our neighbourhood. On Sunday, June 1, we met at the parking lot across from the Breithaupt Block. Chris brought his trusty pump to ensure everyone's tires were up to the 2 hour ride.We had about 16 people show up at the parking lot, eager to cycle through our neighbourhood and talk about some of the landmarks.
Please don't forget about our bike tour this Sunday. It is a great opportunity to ride around our neighbourhood, meet your neighbours and find out lots of fascinating information. You will see modern 'tech strongholds', proposed landscaping projects, hilly forests, concrete walls, grass, "the abyss", gardens, historic architecture and MORE, all in our 'hood!All the information is on the poster.
Time flies when you are still looking for summer to happen. We have had a pretty cool spring but that has not stopped us from getting out and doing things in our neighborhood. It was two weeks ago that we hosted three events for the Jane's Walk weekend. Altogether, there were 19 walks in Kitchener and several more in Waterloo, Cambridge, Stratford and elsewhere in the region. MHBP is proud to have hosted walks for six years in a row! You can search this Blog for "Jane's Walk" for pictures of past events.