HOOD KICKS spring 2015!


Neighbourhood kids soccer will start in the Spring 2015 on Tuesdays nights at Knowllwod Park (Sheppard’s field)

Soccer Program will run from May 5th to June 23rd. Open to kids from 2 years old and up that live in the boundaries of the Auditorium Neighbourhood. Starts at 6:30pm and runs to 7:30pm.

Registration will begin at the end of March. Contact taraodonnell@rogers.com for more information

Volunteers welcome!





Meeting on September 18 with Police Department at Bethany Church

D_waterloo2-630x250To all people in the Eastward area… as we are well aware, there have been a rash of garage, house, and car break-ins recently.

Constable Kurtis Glode of the Waterloo Regional Police Dept has set up a community meeting for Thursday Sept. 18, from 6pm-8pm at Bethany Church on Lancaster. He would like to have as many people as possible from the neighbourhood to attend. The police department wants to discuss the situation and also advise all of what we as a community can do. 
Please share this meeting information with all your neighbours.  Let’s make everyone aware of this important event and have a good turn out. 

ANA Association

Family Weekend Outdoor Party on Sunday!

by Fiorella Benini

Family Weekend Outdoor Party on Sunday, 2:30 pm
Knollwood Park at Sheppard School

Join us for Family Weekend Outdoor Party in Knollwood Park at Sheppard School on Sunday at 2:30pm. Bring your skates for the outdoor rink, your toboggan for the hill, something to bbq for the grill and food for the buffet!

For questions, please contact Tara O’Donnell at taraodonnell@rogers.com

See you there!


New Rangers/ANA Partnership

Kitchener Rangers and ANA announce Partnership and celebrate $25,000 cheque at Centre Ice

by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club

The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Auditorium Neighbourhood Association to erect a new Community Pavilion in the recently-rejuvenated Knollwood Park.

The 2015 Centennial Pavilion Project will celebrate the 100th anniversary of our extraordinary neighbourhood, in the park located directly across from the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.

‘‘We want to turn our park back into a harmonious greenspace that invites neighbours to spend time outside together to meet, talk, play, eat and enjoy,“ said Melanie Toolsie, the ANA project manager.

‘‘The new pavilion will provide a meeting point, a place to rest for seniors, a shelter from the elements for the youth teams playing in the park, and a picnic spot for families on the weekend. The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club is committed to this neighbourhood and when the ANA approached them, they did not hesitate a minute to help us with this endeavor.”

The Rangers and the ANA will each contribute $25,000 to the project, which aims to be completed and inaugurated in Autumn 2014. The pavilion will be designed by local architect David Thompson to reflect the architectural esthetics of the neighbourhood, and will be built in cooperation with the City of Kitchener.

“The Rangers are extremely proud to be a part of this Pavilion project” said Craig Campbell, President of the Rangers Board of Directors.

“Our proximity to the park and historical ties to the neighbourhood made our decision to support this project very easy and the donation of funds to the project ensured that the pavilion would see completion quickly. We recognize the value of this close knit neighbourhood and want to continue our strong relationship with the Association.”

Last call for ANA ski trip

by Markus Philipp

Ski fans in the Hood,

Brian has organized the traditional ANA ski day at Alpine Ski Club (beside Blue Mtn up in Collingwood area) for Friday January 17, 2014 which is an elementary PD day.

The price is $70 per adult and $60 per student (and $39 for 4 to 6 olds)

The price includes:
* lift ticket
* free group lesson in the morning (either beginner lesson or a intermediate lesson)
* afternoon fun race (two races down a easy ski race course – match & win > most consistent wins! not the fastest)

No need to pay in advance. You pay when you get to the club! You tell them you are with the ANA (Auditorium Neighbourhood Association Group). Feel free to invite friends and amigos.

And if you do not want to ski … They also offer a $20 snow shoe package which include a ride up the big chairlift to the trails at the top of the escarpment.

If you are interested then please email brian.laube@rogers.com
They would like me to tell them the approximate numbers of people attending.

Here is Alpine ski club website for more details about their club and facilities

They have a great ski hill with varied terrain. 500+ feet of vertical. 120 acres of skiing and snowboarding. several lifts include a high speed 6-pack.

Your neighbourhood Gastropub is here!

by Markus Philipp

Your neighbourhood Gastropub is here!


Get ready for a new food and drink experience! Gastropub No. 29 is a unique pub-bistro blend, where handcrafted classics, reinvented pub fare and craft beer meet a warm, casual atmosphere. Sounds awesome, right? It gets better. Gastropub No. 29 is a place for you to recharge, share the evening with someone special, fuel the family and talk hockey – before or after the game. Is there a better place to kick back and relax? We don’t think so. So stop by, and see for yourself.

Lunch & Dinner
Tuesday – Sunday
120 Ottawa St. N.

Savour the date. We can’t wait to see you there!

PS. Want to get the latest Gastropub No. 29 news? Be sure to add eat@gastropubno29.com to your address book.