From Councillor Christine Michaud
From Councillor Christine Michaud

Hello Ward 4!

I hope everyone had an excellent, safe and happy summer. It certainly flew by.

We’ve certainly had our share of disruption and dust over the past couple of years. Between continued developments in Doon South, construction at Pioneer Park Plaza, to the Homer Watson improvement project – it has been a real test of patience. But! The bright spot this past summer was the official opening of Upper Canada Park. It was amazing to see so much activity there.

This park is a fantastic amenity for Ward 4 and the broader community. It’s designed for beginner and elite baseball – not to mention the spectacular playground and basketball court! Plans to have the skate park installed this fall have been pushed back as the cost was significantly more than anticipated when it was tendered. I will be supporting this project during the 2020 budget process through a transfer of funds from the Gas Tax, and I’m hoping the majority of council agrees to include the skate park in the 2020 budget for implementation.

Traffic calming measures were undertaken in several neighbourhoods this summer, and seemed to work well. Sadly, we will still get those who continue to ignore the delineators and the speed limit. But, thank you to all those who do pay attention and continue to keep our streets safe.

At the time of writing this, our Community Centre is on track for a fall opening. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you on Opening Day. Contact me with your concerns at 226-752-9541 or email me at christine.michaud@kitchener.ca.

Councillor Christine Michaud, Ward 4

Love My Hood: Kitchener’s Neighbourhood Strategy
Love My Hood: Kitchener’s Neighbourhood Strategy

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Community Dining

Come and join us at Community Dinning.  Enjoy a three course lunchtime meal and an activity following.  It is offered by Community Support Connections Meals on Wheels and More.  It is open to seniors and adults with disabilities and runs every second and forth Tuesday of each month 11:30 am-1:30 pm.  The cost per individual is $8.50 and is located at the Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre – 150 Pioneer Drive, Kitchener.  Please contact Jennifer at 519-772-8787 ext. 240 or Christine at ext. 244.  Transportation may be available.

Just 4 Girls

This is a FREE 8-week program for girls ages 10-12 on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  We will play fun games and chat about all things girl-related! We will talk about things like your changing body, friendships and relationships!  Snacks are provided.

Kitchener’s Designated Heritage Property Grant Program

Residents of the Upper Doon Heritage Conservation District may be eligible to participate in the City of Kitchener’s Designated Heritage Property Grant Program. Applications due Friday, March 31, 2017 – Grants provide 50% of the cost, up to a maximum of $3,000, for eligible projects such as: the repair of deteriorated original elements (e.g., doors, windows, masonry); the replacement of original elements that are beyond repair using materials, sizes and details that match the original; and, replication of original elements that have been lost based on documentary evidence. Guidelines and application form available on the City’s website – www.kitchener.ca/HeritageFunding. Or contact Sandra Parks, Heritage Planner at 519-741-2200, ext. 7839, or sandra.parks@kitchener.ca.

Outreach Worker Program

Do you need help finding resources for you and your family?  We Can Help!  Our goal is to assist children and families to access services they need within their own neighbourhood.  Support available includes: Food when you run short, Counselling referral, Recreation fees, Transportation.  For assistance please call your Outreach Worker to schedule a time for you at Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre Tuesday 9:00 am-4:00 pm (519)742-8327 ext 250