Inside this Issue:
- Municipal Election October 24
- Youth Job Connection
- Zero Waste Challenge
- Things To Do in October
- Engage Kitchener
- Neighbourhood Development
Municipal Election October 24
Election Day is Monday, October 24, 10am to 8pm. Voting locations can be found here.
Wednesday, October 12 through to Saturday, October 15
from 11am to 7pm each day. Our closest advance poll is the Breithaupt Centre, 350 Margaret Avenue.
Click here to find out more about your candidates.
Olde Berlin Town, Central Frederick, and Mount Hope – Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Associations hosted a “Meet your Ward 10 Councillor candidates” event at the Downtown Community Centre on October 2nd. Dan Fife declined to attend due to mask requirement and Lana Hiscock was ill. The 2-part recording of Aislinn Clancy, Peter Davis, Phong Tran and Stephanie Stretch is available here if you missed it.
Click on this link to check if you are on the Voters’ List for the October 24 municipal elections.
Additional Kitchener All-Candidates Meetings scheduled at Victoria Hills Community Centre, 10 Chopin Drive:
Public School Trustees – Saturday, Oct.15, 1pm – 3pm
Catholic School Trustees – Sunday, Oct.16, 1pm – 3pm
Region of Waterloo Councillors – Sunday, Oct.23, 1pm – 3pm
Waterloo Region Votes (https://waterlooregionvotes.org/wards/Kitchener-Ward-10) is an independent source of information about everything to do with the 2022 election in Ward 10 as well as the rest of Waterloo Region.
Youth Job Connection
Zero Waste Challenge
You are Invited to the 2022 Zero Waste Challenge
Every October, Waterloo Region residents are challenged to try to fit all their waste destined for the landfill into a mason jar. You can still register for 7-day or 14-day challenges starting October 17.
THINGS TO DO IN OCTOBER
Noon hour Concerts
Wednesdays, October to December, 12:15pm – 1:00pm
54 Queen St. N.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is happy to announce that the Douglas Haas Legacy Noon Hour Concerts are returning in person this fall. The series has presented musicians in-concert since 1975 and it is free to the community
Let’s Talk Youth Program
Wednesdays October 12 to November 16, 5pm – 7pm
Kitchener Public Library
85 Queen St. N.
A free program for newcomer youth ages 14-21 focused on career guidance. Gain volunteer hours, eat food, make new friends, practice English, connect with career mentors, and more!
Downtown Tot Spot
Fridays from September 23 to December 16
Chat, play and story time. A safe, inclusive space for all caregivers and their little ones.
The Downtown Community Centre is also offering a couple of children and youth programs: Multi-Sport, Teen Cooking Creations and Heart for Art through Activity search | Active Kitchener. For more information please contact the Centre at 519-741-2501
The Registry Theatre in Kitchener’s civic district is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season after a 2 year Covid pause. Now, after the long shutdown, The Reg is back as one of the most vital, and busiest arts venues in the Waterloo Region.
Oktoberfest Willkommen Platz on King Street
October 6 – 9
Downtown Kitchener transforms into a bustling Bavarian Village. Willkommen Platz means “Welcoming Place” – the perfect spot to savour authentic German cuisine, shop the artisan vendor market, raise your stein in one of the biergartens, and sing along to the live music!
Monday, October 10, 8:30am – 10am
Along Weber St. from Frederick to Bridgeport Rd. E.
Arrive early! The Onkel Hans Food Drive will collect monetary donations and non-perishable food items in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region right before the parade begins.
Please leave pets at home. and dress for the weather! The parade runs rain or shine.
Kitchener Pop-Up Park
Oct 14 -16, 9 am – 8 pm
Carl Zehr Square, Kitchener City Hall
Part of the Places and Spaces strategy that guides future activities, advocacy, planning, and investment in Kitchener parks. Presented by Engage Kitchener
Central Frederick Art Walk
October 15 and 16, 10am – 5pm
Central Frederick Neighbourhood
The Frederick Art Walk is a 3km autumn walking tour through the Central Frederick Neighbourhood. It celebrates both the incredible artistic talent in the neighbourhood and the spectacular century homes and dense urban forest found there.
Howloween Pooch Party
October 30, 12pm-5pm
Join us for the 2nd Howloween Pooch Party on Gaukel St in Downtown Kitchener!
Pack walk. Costume Content. Lots of spooky surprises.
Engage Kitchener is an online forum for residents to offer feedback, share opinions and exchange ideas about city programs, services and decisions.
Engage Kitchener is doing a study on the Belmont Village Urban Corridor to review existing planning policies and guidelines. They are looking for your comments and ideas about the look and feel of Belmont Avenue West.
22 Weber St. W. Proposed Development
The proposal is before the Ontario Land Tribunal. The next meeting will be the fifth Case Management Conference on the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment appeal on October 26th.
To have your voice heard by the Tribunal — the final decision-making body — you can submit a Participant status request form by October 14, 2022 (at least 10 days in advance of the Case Management Conference), details available here.
More information is available at Kitchener Planning Applications (type “22 Weber” in the Search bar) and via the Friends of Olde Berlin Town
27 Roy Street Proposed Bylaw Amendment
Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting
Monday, September 12, 6pm – 7:30pm
The proposed zoning bylaw amendment for 27 Roy Street was passed .
The Next Heritage Kitchener Committee Meeting is Tuesday, November 1