Potluck & Jane’s Walk = No need to leave the neighbourhood this weekend!



Start your weekend on Friday evening with the ever-awesome First Friday Potluck! Join your neighbours & Extend-a-Family friends for a shared dinner. Catch up on the week – heck! – catch up  with folks you are seeing for the first time since winter’s end!

Friday May 6, 2017
6:00pm @ W.A.L.E.S portable building  – 19 Braun Street
(or enter via 91 Moore Avenue)

Bring a quantity of food to share with a group – salad, appetizers, main course, dessert – all are welcome!


It’s Jane’s Walk Weekend! The annual extravaganza of citizen-led walks in honour of urban activist and advocate Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walks are free, locally organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk about and celebrate their neighbourhoods. Where more traditional tours are a bit like walking lectures, a Jane’s Walk is more of a walking conversation. Leaders share their knowledge, but also encourage discussion and participation among the walkers.

There are 34 walks to choose from in Waterloo Region, located in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. They begin bright & early Friday morning, straight through to late Sunday afternoon. This requires some strategic planning! Look for Jane’s Walk Waterloo Region on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram #janeswalkwr

4 great walks in Midtown on Saturday

If you have not been on Wayne Miedema’s Mount Hope Cemetery walk… you need to go! Wayne is a wonderful storyteller and weaves together a history of Kitchener’s early days, told through the headstones and memorials you will find in our neighbourhood cemetery. (links best viewed in Chrome or Safari or on a mobile device)

Mount Hope cemetery_janes walk

  1.  Famous families, fugitive slaves, and a forgotten soldier: 150 years in Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery

Saturday May 6, 2017, 9:30 AM, 1.5 hours – Meet at the Zuber angel just inside the cemetery’s south-most entrance (across from 128 Moore Ave., Kitchener)

2. LRT takes Midtown KW for a wild ride PART 1: Tracking high and midrise intensification

Saturday May 6, 2017, 1:00 PM, 1 hour – Meet at the old McDonalds parking lot, Moore Ave
Led by Dawn Parker, Wayne Miedema and Sarah Marsh.

Need a quick primer on all the new development happening around Midtown? This two-part walk is for you! Schedules allowing, a couple of representatives from the land development industry plan to join us to share their perspectives.

3. LRT takes Midtown KW for a wild ride PART 2: Tracking low and midrise intensification

Saturday May 6, 2017, 2:15 PM, 1 hour – Meet at the corner of Waterloo Street and Bismark Avenue
Led by Dawn Parker & Wayne Miedema

And with certainty, the second walk will end at The Bakery for an interview with owner Cecelia, and an opportunity to purchase treats to recharge your energy – Yum!

Jane's Dog Walk

4. Jane’s Dog Walk

Sunday May 7, 2017, 9:30 AM, 1 hour

Doggies love walking too! And they are great community builders 🙂 Bring your dog for a walk led by these two friendly faces…. and their human, Kerri Hutchison.


Ok, Sunday you can leave the neighbourhood…. go explore the stories in a neighbourhood you’ve never been to before. I dare you.

What else is happening in Midtown on Sunday May 8? Other than napping…!?

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