Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ACNA Special Meeting next Tuesday November 7th.

For those that have shown interest in either a community garden or a skating rink in Alpine Park, we will have a discussion with Lauren Ross, a Neighbourhood Liason with the City of Kitchener on Tuesday, November 7th (at 7pm) at Alpine Public School Library where our regular Alpine Community Neighbourhood Association meeting is held. Lauren will be talking about the Neighbourhood Action Plan (doing such projects as the rink and community garden).

The City of Kitchener has committed to piloting a couple of Neighbourhood Action Plans across the city and she thinks this opportunity could be a supportive framework for some of the conversations we are already having. Neighbourhood Action Plans can help to lay out a clear vision for the future of a neighbourhood and identify meaningful and measurable goals with actions. Neighbourhood Action Plans also come with resources which is always helpful.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cinema Under the Stars 2017 - Fun for the family!!

We will be showing the movie "Trolls" at the Country Hills Community Center on Saturday, August 26th.  Movie starts around 8 pm.  Show up early for extra fun.
- FREE to see the film
- Free popcorn
- Games
- A dessert food truck will be selling other treats
- Draw prizes
- Optional - Please bring donations for the Foodbank & Outreach.  Non-perishable food or personal hygiene items (new items only).  Thank you.

Film will be shown indoors if rain is expected.

Monday, June 19, 2017

McLennan Park Update

Paul Singh wrote a note to Ward 6 residents for the Country Hills Recreation Association (CHRA) newsletter.  The topic is the remediation and improvements planned for McLennan Park.  Here it is...

Dear Residents,

As your ward councillor, I want to provide you with an update about the work taking place this summer at McLennan Park.

Although the Great Lawn restoration is a major undertaking, it will bring this area back to its previous glory. The work is considerable, requiring the restoration of the clay landfill cap and grass throughout the entire great lawn area, the addition of trees for added shade, along with some seating areas and trail improvements. I want to take the opportunity to thank you in advance for your patience during this extensive work.

I’m also very pleased to share that with the support of your feedback received over the years, I successfully advocated for some of those further improvements to the park. The larger new trees for some much needed shade around the great lawn area, as well as the new trail to be added along the eastern edge of the lawn (along the roadway) will now create a walking loop and provide better trail connectivity for your enjoyment. A shade structure will also be installed near the playground, a much needed park amenity that many of you also suggested. These new additions will greatly help to improve your park experience.

Feel free to contact or call me at 519-741-2793. If you prefer to meet and chat in person, I will be at the Country Hills Community Centre the third Wednesday of each month for a drop-in from 7:30-8:30 pm.

Paul Singh

Friday, June 9, 2017

ACNA Garage Sales - Confirmed for tomorrow

The weather forecast looks great, and the ad on Kijiji is posted.

Sales at...
190 Alpine Road - Unit 2
5 & 135 Appalachian Cr.
69 Geneva Cr.
144, 214, 219, 224 Kingswood Dr.
145 Roberts Cr.
173 & 177 Selkirk Dr.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Nine or more participants for the Garage Sales This Coming Saturday!

We now have about 9 households signed up to participate in the Alpine Garage Sales this coming Saturday, June 10th. Why not have your own sale on the same date? We are promoting it online.

See details and the map at:

Here are the current homes ready to sell...

145 Roberts Crescent - Homemade coconut oil and hot pepper sauce.  Various other items.

135 Appalachian Crescent - Coca Cola and Betty Boop Collectibles, cedar patio set and other items.

144 Kingswood Dr - Household items and some vintage pieces.

214 Kingswood Dr - 3 or more sales in townhouse complex.  8 AM to 2 PM.

219 Kingswood Dr - Possible multiple sales in townhouse complex.

173 & 177 Selkirk Dr - Sports memorabilia, books, house and garden items, toys and much more. Starts at 8 am.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June ACNA Meeting Cancelled

We do not have any agenda items that would justify meeting this month, so we are cancelling the June meeting.  Our next meeting will be September.  We will let you know the specific date later in the summer.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ACNA - How should we spend a $21,000 neighbourhood grant?

We need your input! Ward 6 in the City of Kitchener won a Festival of Neighbourhoods grant valued at $21,000 for a community improvement project! The project has to take the form of something constructed/manufactured which will last for many years.
Please take a few moments to complete a three question survey and add your voice to the planning process. This survey will be open until June 10th.  Paper copies are available at the Country Hills Community Centre.