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Freedom Ride to End MS

Are you looking for a ride, through the country side with winding turns and scenic views?

 

On August 18th,  join us as we ride through beautiful Forks of the Credit in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The annual Freedom Ride to End MS poker run is back!

 

Grand River Chapter has teamed up with Simcoe Muskoka Chapter to make this year’s ride  bigger and better than ever!  More riders and more prizes!

 

The ride will start from two locations this year; 425 Bingeman’s Centre Dr. Kitchener or 5357 County Rd 9 New Lowell. 

 

Enjoy a pancake breakfast and fresh coffee before you set out at 10am.  All riders will join together at the Forks of the Credit for a BBQ lunch, fun and prizes!  

 

The minimum pledge to ride is $50. Each rider will receive one ticket to the grand prize, valued at $1000 and one ticket to the scrambler prize table. Raise more money and increase your chances of winning! For every additional $50 raised you receive additional prize tickets! 

 

All riders will receive a commemorative ride t-shirt!

 

 

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018

 

Time: 8:30AM registration

          10AM ride begins

 

Start: Bingeman’s – 425 Bingeman’s Centre Dr. Kitchener   OR

                                                                                             

          Royal Canadian Legion – 5357 County Rd 9, New Lowell

 

Finish: Forks of the Credit (location TBA)

 

Register online at www.freedomridetoendms.ca to receive an extra ticket to win the grand prize!

Service Dog Fundraiser

Service Dog Fundraiser Announcement

 

KITCHENER, Ontario – Announcing that on Sunday July 8th from 10am-4pm at the Kitchener Polish Legion, we will be hosting a Service Dog Fundraiser to bring Amanda’s Service Dog home! There are vendors who will be there to showcase their amazing products
and services along with an affordable clothing drive with clothing of all sizes with prices ranging from $1-$8 per item! The support from the local community has been huge, so there is also a silent auction for some amazing gifts that have been donated from
local businesses such as Belgium Nursery, Alpine Boston Pizza, Shakespeare Pies, and so many more! There are well over 40 silent auction items!

 

Although there are tons of financial supports for those that need a Service Dog if you have a well-known disability. Unfortunately for Amanda, who just turned 18 a couple months ago, she suffers from PTSD and non-epileptic seizures and so there is absolutely
no support that we can find to help cover the costs of this Service Dog that will literally help bring about the positive change she needs to live her life to the fullest. At $20,000, not to mention travelling to his location in Strathroy at least once per
week, Amanda’s family is unable to cover this cost fully by themselves.

 

That is where the support from this community has been essential and completely appreciated.

 

So, come out and support bringing this Service Dog who will be trained in exactly what she needs, home to Amanda so that she will be able to live life to the fullest. All proceeds from this event (excluding whatever is purchased directly from the vendors) will
go to covering these Service Dog costs.

 

Amanda and her family would like to thank you for your support from the bottoms of their hearts.

 

For more information please contact Sharlene Mohlman at
sharlenemohlman@hotmail.com.

 

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Countdown to Canada Day in Wilmot

Countdown to Canada Day in Wilmot For Immediate ReleaseNew Hamburg ON – June 22, 2018 –The Canada Day in Wilmot Committee looks

                   
                   
                   

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New Hamburg ON – June 22, 2018 –The Canada Day in Wilmot Committee looks forward to continuing to deliver an unprecedented level of entertainment that seven-thousand proud Canadians enthusiastically came together to enjoy in New Hamburg in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

 

This year’s event will once again be held at Norm S. Hill Park and will run from 8 am to dusk. Admission is only $5 per adult and children 13 and under get in free.

 

This year's celebrations get underway on Sunday at 8 AM with a Community Breakfast prepared by Chef Adam Brenner. In addition to the traditional start to the day, breakfast attendees will have a chance to meet the Brampton Batman and see his 1980s movie replica Batmobile in person. Breakfast prices are; Adults $15, Kids $5 (6-12yrs), Kids 5 and under free – cash only. Breakfast with Batman concludes at 11 am.

 

An interfaith prayer service that celebrates the common themes of community, family and diversity with the grace of unity takes place from 10 am to 11 am.

 

Also starting at 10 am is the vendor’s market, featuring various local businesses and community organizations. At the same time Ctrl V Guelph will begin to offer a Virtual Reality gaming experience for a donation of $5 to SickKids Hospital. They’ll be located inside the New Hamburg Arena.

 

The New Hamburg Dental Group Kids Zone opens for fun at 11 am and features various activities including bouncy castles, fun photos frames, face painting and more. Additionally, the Wilmot Agricultural Society Petting Zoo offers a variety of family friendly farm animals who look forward to meeting children of all ages. Acclaimed children’s entertainer Erick Traplin will perform his highly interactive show at 2:30 pm and 4 pm on the Dolman Eyecare Centre Main Stage.

 

After a performance by the New Hamburg Concert Band, the New Hamburg Legion Beer Garden and the New Hamburg Optimist Food Booth will open for the day. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy their beverages and burgers responsibly- as free Canada Day cake will be served after the opening ceremonies. Karate and Zumba demos also get underway at noon on the Dolman Eyecare Centre Main Stage.

 

A high-flying freestyle motocross (FMX) stunt show will take Canada Day in Wilmot to new heights at 1 pm for the first of three shows. The Sunbelt Rentals – Stratford Freestyle Motocross Stunt Show features three Canadian World-Class FMX athletes who’ll demonstrate a level of acrobatic moto-magic Waterloo Region has never seen before. Autograph sessions will follow each show.

 

The official Canada Day in Wilmot opening ceremonies kick off at 2 pm with a colourful Canada-themed walking parade from the New Hamburg Legion to the Grandstands where the iconic king of Canadian viral videos Brittlestar (Stewart Reynolds) will be sworn in as the Official 2018 Canada Day in Wilmot Grand Marshal. Attendees will likely recognize Brittlestar for his recent series of popular viral videos featuring his character; the Rt. Hon. Brittlestar, Minister of Keeping It Real.

 

The Community Players of New Hamburg’s Artistic Director, Danielle Guistini–Crouse and actress Joanna Guistini–Wilkinson will sing our national anthem and local dignitaries will offer a few words of welcome and help us officially get the Canada Day celebrations underway. Free Canada Day cake will be served to the public at 2:30 pm by local dignitaries and Grand Marshal Brittlestar.

 

MC Rob Pagetto alongside DJ Habermehl returns to help keep the day moving along and to have some fun with the audience. Pagetto and Habermehl will host a variety of engaging games including the highly entertaining Sweets New Hamburg – Pie Eating Contest and will assist with the New Hamburg Board of Trade Duck Dive. Attendees are advised to get their tickets early.

Shortly after the final of the three Sunbelt Rentals – Stratford Freestyle Motocross Stunt Shows, Orangeman hits the stage with their non-stop show featuring top party songs from the 80's, 90's and some top 40 hits played to perfection. Known as "… one of the country's hardest working cover bands" Orangeman has played across Canada and has graced the stage at Casino Rama Resort where The Tragically Hip, Carrie Underwood and ZZ Top have performed as well.

 

To cap off an already jam-packed Canada Day in Wilmot, the NW Roofing Fireworks Spectacular will light up the sky with a memorable professional pyrotechnic display to make Canada Day complete.

 

"Canada Day in Wilmot is a chance to come together as a community, and to celebrate what it means to be Canadian." Angie Hallman, Canada Day in Wilmot Committee Chair

 

To Learn more about this year’s Canada Day festivities please visit www.canadadayinwilmot.com or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @CanadaDayWilmot and on Facebook at @CanadaDayInWilmot.

We wish to thank our Canada Day in Wilmot sponsors and partners:NW Roofing, Dolman Eyecare Centre, Sunbelt Rentals – Stratford, New Hamburg Dental Group, Imperial Market – Scran & Dram, Sobeys – New Hamburg, New Hamburg Legion, Keith Hallman Contracting, Riverside Brass, BW Feed and Seed, Optimist Club – New Hamburg, New Hamburg MCC Thrift Centre, Gaia's Gardens, RR Gravel & Sand, Argo-ODG, Puddicombe House, Erb Transport, Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht, Finney's Auto Service, TLC Pet Foods, Wilmot Agricultural Society, NorthStar Fireworks, Carey Homes, Sweets- New Hamburg, Oak Grove Cheese Factory, New Hamburg Board Of Trade, Infinet Motorsports, Region Of Waterloo Medical Venturers and Medical Rovers, The Waterloo Region Record, New Hamburg Independent, Virgin Radio KW, CTV Kitchener, KFUN 99.5 and the Baden Outlook. We’d also like to thank the small businesses and individuals for donating to the overall event.

 

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ABOUT CANADA DAY IN WILMOT:
Canada Day in Wilmot is a not-for-profit single-day festival celebrating Canada Day and Canadian values that our great country and communities are built on; integrity, hard work, compassion, inclusion, equality and diversity.

The day is designed to foster these core values through fun, educational and entertaining family-friendly activities while supporting local businesses, artists and our community partners.

With community support, through public donations and corporate partners the committee endeavors to make this a self-sustaining annual event for many years to come.

 

Angie Hallman,
Canada Day in Wilmot Committee Chair
ahallmanrmt@gmail.com

 

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Honey Festival

We are hosting a Honey Festival on July 21st from 10am to 3pm. 
The goal of the event is to promote pollinator awareness and stewardship in our local community by providing an observation hive, kid-fiendly activities and several presentations (one on pollinator plants, one on native bees, and two bee school sessions for kids) that families and individuals can drop in on throughout the day. There will also be food sampling and some local food vendors who produce products that pair well with honey to help people learn about local foods and new ways to use honey. 
You can find more information about the event on our facebook event listing here: https://www.facebook.com/events/425506544568132/
Nith Valley Apiaries Inc.
1041 Christner Road
New Hamburg On N3A 3K7
Store 519-662-3165

Scientific prediction of Cleveland winning game 3

Mano A Mano is back on Sunday nights! This past Sunday we simulated game 2 (forgetting to make it in Golden States home stadium) thus making it our prediction for game 3. It is already our most unpopular podcast!

But not for the great music! NEW A Perfect Circle, Giraffes? Giraffes! Cara Leigh, Mounties Band, Robot Apocalypse and more…

WREVA Group / WRVoltec Upcoming Events

Hello Everyone,
Hope all are enjoying the nice weather (and improved EV ranges)!  Here are some upcoming events to add to your calendars:
1. WalterFedy – ChargeWR Event – Friday May 25th 11:30am – 1:30pm – 675 Queen St S Kitchener – WREVA members are invited to display their EVs during the event.  Please RSVP if you would like to attend!
2. WREVA Meeting – Tuesday May 29th at 7pm – 9pm – Barry Cullen Boardroom Guelph. Presentations by Rob S (Travelling North America in a i3) and Ian G (New Solar announcement by Green Ontario Fund (www.greenon.ca) for residential Solar/Battery incentives).  As well as EV news and discussion.  Again please RSVP so we have the proper amount of seating available!
WREVA decals will be available at the meeting for $5, all proceeds go to the WREVA Group.
Thank you,
Mark Coughlan
@WREVAGroup
@WRVoltec

UNREST: ME/CFS documentary at the Princess Twin Cinemas in Waterloo

The Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association (WWMEA) is pleased to present UNREST (for free) on Tue. May 1, 2018, 7:00 PM EDT at the Princess Twin Cinemas, 46 King Street North, Waterloo, ON  N2J 2W8.
Register for free here:

Jennifer Brea's Sundance award-winning documentary, Unrest, is a personal journey from patient to advocate to storyteller. Jennifer is twenty-eight years-old, working on her PhD at Harvard, and months away from marrying the love of her life when a mysterious fever leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her it's "all in her head," she picks up her camera as an act of defiance and brings us into a hidden world of millions that medicine abandoned.

Quote from Vogue magazine:
"… the documentary is not only for those suffering from chronic illnesses – it’s for everyone, especially those who feel they cannot relate. In the same way that we don’t need to be in love when we read a love story, viewers don’t need to be sick in order to participate in the much-needed conversation that Brea’s documentary proposes. In fact, participation and engagement by a more diverse population is not only preferable, it’s crucial. Millions of people currently have some diagnosis of chronic illness, with a reported 15 to 30 million people worldwide reportedly suffering from ME/CFS alone."

M.E. is a poorly understood, invisible chronic illness. Anyone familiar with M.E. or other invisible chronic illnesses such as Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity will appreciate Jennifer's story.

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MCC Milverton Thrift Shop Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

After an in-depth review, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario’s Director of Social Enterprise, Jan Martens Janzen, regretfully announces the closure of the MCC New to You Thrift Shop in Milverton, Ontario, effective June 30, 2018.

 

“We deeply appreciate the dedication shown by the staff, volunteers, customers and churches who have supported the New to You Thrift Shop and we recognize the impact of this difficult decision.” says Martens Janzen.

 

“The ministry of the New to You Thrift Shop has contributed to MCC’s work around the world as well as to the community in and around Milverton. Many families have had access to good quality fairly-priced goods, many volunteers have experienced meaningful work opportunities, and many donors have given their gently used items in support of MCC’s relief, development and peace work in the name of Christ.” continued Martens Janzen. “We thank everyone for their many years of commitment to the mission of MCC.”

 

The New to You Thrift Shop opened in 1989 and was the seventh MCC Thrift Shop to open in Ontario. New to You has contributed more than $700,000 to Mennonite Central Committee’s work of relief, development and peace in Ontario and around the world since it opened.

 

Mennonite Central Committee operates seven thrift shops in Ontario and an additional 90 in Canada and the U.S.  Each year MCC Thrift Shops in Ontario are able to divert more than 4,000 tonnes from landfills.  In 2017 MCC Thrift Shops in Canada contributed over $20 million to the mission of MCC.

 

Sheryl Bruggeling

Communications & Events

MCC Ontario

 

203-50 Kent Ave, Kitchener, ON, N2G 3R1

22-595 Carlton St, St. Catharines, ON L2M 4Y2

519-745-8458 ext 265

289-407-4758 (cell)

mcco.ca

 

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Earth Day Celebration

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Celebrate Mother Earth with us at

COMMON GROUND 
 Earth Day Festival 2018

April 21, 2018 from 12:30 to 8pm
The Regina Street Commons, Regina and Dupont, Uptown Waterloo

FREE

The businesses at The Regina Street Commons, located at the corner of Regina and Dupont Streets in uptown Waterloo, will host their second Earth Day Festival titled “Common Ground”. Free all-day activities, music and art will engage our community in discussions and actions challenging the myth of separation and looking deeply at how intimately we are all connected to each other and to the land. 

Kultrún Market and Neruda Arts will present live world music from Mari Palhares and Y Josephine, a female led percussion duo from Venezuela and Brazil, followed by a drum circle, so don’t forget to bring your drums!

Torchlight Tattoo will open Connected, a group art exhibition featuring 5 artists working in a variety of mediums as well as a collaboration between members of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Seven Shores Café will provide locally sourced sweet potato and chive soup, free of charge if you bring your own reusable container or purchase one on site. Yoga and/or mindfulness meditation classes will be offered (pre-registration required for limited
spaces). 

A vendors’ market full of local and eco-friendly organizations/businesses will be showcasing their products. Click here for a full schedule. 

The Mighty Kultrún is Coming Soon! 

Mark your calendars
JULY 13 – 15, 2018

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Department of Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, City of Waterloo, City of Kitchener and Waterloo Region Record. 

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Bulletin: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Brantford

 

Updated: Province Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians in Brantford

 

April 12, 2018

 

Ontario has expanded
the activation area for the
Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in the
City of Brantford
(see map).

 

Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro activated the program in Brantford on February 27, 2018 following flooding along the Grand River. Expanding the original activation
area will allow more residents who were affected by the flood to submit claims for assistance.

 

Additional areas on the west bank of the Grand River and south of Baldwin Avenue are now eligible for assistance.

 

Due to the expansion of the activation area, the deadline to submit claims for applicants from Brantford is extended to
August 10, 2018.

 

Deep thaw and heavy rains between February 19 and 21, 2018 led to
flooding that damaged homes along the Grand River. Parts of Brantford were evacuated due to an ice jam that was released, sending water surging into the city.

 

Individuals, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations that have experienced property damage or loss as a result of this disaster may be eligible to receive help with
emergency and recovery expenses. The program provides reimbursement of expenses incurred but may also offer interim payments to those who need upfront help.

 

The program applies to a primary residence and its basic contents, or to main small business premises, a farm or not-for-profit organization. Damage from sewer backup is not
eligible under the program except under special provisions for low-income households.
 

 

More information and detailed program guidelines are available at
ontario.ca/DisasterAssistance or
call toll-free 1-844-780-8925.

 

Event type: Flood

 

Event date: February 19 – 21, 2018

 

Map:
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=19796

 

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Mise à jour : La province élargit le Programme d’aide aux
sinistrés pour la reprise après une catastrophe à Brantford

 

Le 12 avril 2018

 

L’Ontario a élargi la zone d’activation du Programme d’aide aux sinistrés pour la reprise après une catastrophe dans la cité de Brantford
(voir la carte).

 

Bill Mauro, ministre des Affaires municipales, a activé le programme à
Brantford le 27 février 2018 après une inondation le long de la rivière Grand. L’élargissement de la zone d’activation initiale permettra à davantage de résidents touchés par l’inondation de présenter une
demande d’aide.

 

Des zones additionnelles de la rive ouest de la rivière Grand et au sud de l’avenue Baldwin sont maintenant admissibles à une aide.

 

En raison de l’élargissement de la zone d’activation, la date limite de présentation des demandes pour les demandeurs de Brantford est
repoussée au 10 août 2018.

 

La fonte rapide et les fortes pluies survenues du 19 au 21 février 2018 ont causé une inondation qui a endommagé des maisons situées le
long de la rivière Grand. Des secteurs de Brantford ont fait l’objet d’une évacuation en raison de la rupture d’un embâcle qui a fait déferler l’eau dans la ville.

 

Les personnes, les petites entreprises et les organismes sans but lucratif qui ont subi des pertes ou des dommages matériels par suite
de cette catastrophe peuvent être admissibles à une aide pour les dépenses d’urgence et de reprise. Le programme prévoit le remboursement des dépenses engagées, mais peut aussi offrir des paiements provisoires aux personnes et entités ayant besoin d’une aide
immédiate.

 

Le programme s’applique à une résidence principale et à son contenu de base, ou aux locaux principaux d’une petite entreprise, d’une exploitation
agricole ou d’un organisme sans but lucratif. Les dommages causés par un refoulement d’égout ne sont pas admissibles dans le cadre du programme, sauf en vertu de dispositions spéciales visant les ménages à faible revenu.

 

Pour obtenir plus de renseignements et les lignes directrices détaillées du programme, visitez
ontario.ca/aideauxsinistres
ou composez sans frais le 1 844 780-8925.

 

Type d’événement :
     Inondation

 

Date de l’événement :  
Du 19 au 21 février 2018



Carte :
http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=19797