Inside this Issue:
- Meet Ward 10 Councillor Candidates
- Anishnabeg Outreach Garden Day Volunteers
- Downtown Community Centre Programs
- RISE Community Grants
- Silver Linings Peer Support Group
- Things To Do in September
- Engage Kitchener
- Neighbourhood Development
Meet Ward 10 Councillor Candidates
Olde Berlin Town, Central Frederick, and Mount Hope Breithaupt Park Neighbourhood Associations will be hosting a “Meet your Ward 10 Councillor candidates” event at the Downtown Community Centre on October 2nd from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.
Do you have particular questions or concerns that you would like the candidates to speak on? If so, please enter them at this link so we can ensure we make the best use of our time and get as many questions asked as we can.
Click on this link to check if you are on the Voters’ List for the October 24 municipal elections.
Click here to find out more about your candidates.
Anishnabeg Outreach Garden Day Volunteers
Anishnabeg Outreach (AO) is a local organization that helps Indigenous communities through employment, Spirit Bundles, and other programs. Currently, they are seeking volunteers to assist with their 10-acre garden in Breslau. The produce harvested from this garden in the fall will be provided to First Nations, Inuit and Metis community members through AO’s Spirit Bundle Offering Program.
Volunteers will need shoes, garden gloves, a water bottle and snacks. For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail email@example.com
RISE Community Grants
The Racialized and Indigenous Supports for Equity (RISE) Fund is a community grant that provides support for community-led organizations, programs, initiatives or events meant to decrease inequities and increase opportunities and well-being for Black, Indigenous and racialized communities in Kitchener.
Applications for the RISE Fund are open until September 15.
Silver Linings Peer Support Group
Silver Linings is a Peer Support Group for adults 55+ that are experiencing isolation and loneliness. Join other peers as we share our struggles and discuss coping strategies. This is a Virtual Group.
When: Every Thursday, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
To register or for more details, call: Brenda at 519-570-4595 ext. 4061 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Join by video or phone.
THINGS TO DO IN SEPTEMBER
Music and Tea in Hibner Park
Saturdays in September, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hibner Park, Maynard, Young and Ahrens Streets
Bring an instrument, a picnic, a mug, or just bring yourself, and join us for an hour of music appreciation and conversation.
Doors Open Waterloo Region
Starting September 3rd
Digital Doors Open in Waterloo Region highlights unique venues not usually open to the public and it’s free. Like many other locations in Ontario, buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities are featured. Nine all-new episodes for 2022 are scheduled for release September 3rd, 10th and 17th.
Knitters’ Fair 2022
September 10, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Fair is the oldest and largest one-day knitting event in Canada. Organized and hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitters’ Guild, it is truly organized “by knitters, for knitters.”
MELA 2022 – South Asian Cultural Festival
September 11, 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Kitchener City Hall
Music, Songs, Dance, Indian Cuisine, Bazaar, Henna and more
Hunger No More fundraiser
September 11, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tiny Home Takeout @ St. Mary Church
Young Street between Duke and Weber
Newcomer Information Night
September 14, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen St. N.
This event is for newcomers, refugees, and volunteers who support them! Registration is not required. Meet, mingle and learn about services available to you in Waterloo Region.
Apply to sit on Kitchener advisory committees and boards
Applications open until September 16
Play a key role in the City of Kitchener’s future by sitting on a local advisory committee or board.
Every Child Matters Crosswalk Ceremony
September 16, 12:00 PM
Water Street @ Jubilee Drive
A new crosswalk with the message “every child matters” will be painted along Water Street at Jubilee Drive. For Indigenous community members, it’s a way of honouring the hundreds of young lives that have been lost at residential schools across Canada.
Walk the Talk: Architectural Tour
September 17, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
K-W Art Gallery
The fourth and final tour in a series of outdoor walking tours exploring the past, present, and future of Downtown Kitchener. Walks begin in the Art Gallery lobby at 1:00 pm and run rain or shine.
Courage – A Fundraiser for SHORE Centre
Friday, September 23, 7:00 PM
Kitchener Public Library
Sponsored by Women of KDubs, this event will bring together various members of our community to celebrate women and support the SHORE Centre.
Schneider Creek Porch Party
Saturday, September 24, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Courtland / Peter / Bruder / Benton Streets
A FREE neighbourhood music and arts community festival in the Schneider Creek area, featuring Live music on porches, arts & crafts and garage sales throughout the entire neighbourhood.
Oktoberfest Market Festival
Saturday, September 24, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Come celebrate the opening weekend of Oktoberfest at the Kitchener Market! For the first time ever, the Market will be hosting an “Oktoberfest Market Festival” with food experiences, a beer garden, live entertainment, kids’ activities, games, and more. Come join us throughout the day on the Piazza and inside the Market!
Indigenous Archaeology in Kitchener-Waterloo
September 29, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kitchener Public Library
Kitchener-Waterloo has a 13,000 year Indigenous history, documented in hundreds of archaeological sites. Tanya Hill-Montour and Gary Warrick will provide an overview of the archaeological past of Kitchener-Waterloo, highlighting the importance of Indigenous involvement in archaeology and the identification and preservation of Indigenous archaeological and cultural heritage landscape.
Starting September 29
YW K-W is offering a FREE evening program to promote positive body image and supportive friendships using physical activity, art, drama and team building. Research shows that by Grade 5 girls start experiencing negative feelings about themselves and their confidence and self-esteem declines. Fearlessly YOU welcomes youth who identify as girl, non-binary, trans, and Two-Spirit to strengthen their self-esteem and confidence.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Events to be announced.
Sunset Sessions in Vogelsang Green
September 30, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
A free and intimate pop-up concert at sundown
Vogelsang Green, Queen and Duke Streets.
Engage Kitchener is an online forum for residents to offer feedback, share opinions and exchange ideas about city programs, services and decisions.
City seeks input on Kitchener Strategic Plan 2023 – 2026
Provide input to Kitchener’s next Strategic Plan on the Strategic Plan Ideas Board
Last day to provide input is September 9
Join in on a Strategic Plan Conversation in person
September 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Bridgeport Community Centre
22 Weber St. W. Proposed Development
The proposal still goes to 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.
August 22 – City Council voted unanimously to refuse the Heritage Permit Application for 22 Weber St. W. as recommended by staff. Staff recommended refusal due to a lack of information, as the developer did not submit a formal site plan, even after staff requested the document.
27 Roy Street Proposed Bylaw Amendment
Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting
Monday, September 12, 6pm – 7:30pm
To review proposed zoning bylaw amendment to add a Special Policy Area 11 to Map 9 in the Official Plan, which would permit an artisan’s establishment and restaurant as permitted uses for 27 Roy Street.