Save the date September 20th – Auditorium Neighbourhood Park Celebration and Waddle

Hello Neighbours!

Save the date: Sunday September 20th

Please join us at Knollwood Park (beside Sheppard PS) to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new pavilion, 100th Anniversary of the Auditorium Neighbourhood and Waddlefest – all in one!
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The event is from 12:30 to 4pm. There will be free snacks, games for the kids, community partner booths, the Kitchener Rangers Street Team and much more! Lunch will be available for purchase and there will be activities for all ages.

More details to come soon
Come and celebrate with your neighbours on September 20th.
The Auditorium Neighbourhood Association
PS.  We are in need of some volunteers for the event. Students can get their volunteer hours. Please email Jean if you are available at

Celebrating our neighbourhood Centennial in Knollwood Park – Sept. 20th

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The revitalization of Knollwood Park has been taking shape over the past year. The City of Kitchener, the Kitchener Rangers, and many individuals and businesses from our community have contributed funds and volunteered time to improve the beauty and design of our park. Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far:

• New trail
• New pavilion and picnic table • Playground extension

• 49 new trees

• Modernization of the sports field • New garbage containers

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Knollwood Park pavilion. We’ve received $25,000 from the Kitchener Rangers, $10,000 from a Festival of Neighbourhoods grant and over $11,000 from neighbours. Your generosity has been enormous!

Thank you to local architect David Thompson for donating his time and talent to create the design and oversee the construction of the pavilion.

There’s still time to donate

More funds are needed to finish the pavilion. New donations will pay for the addition of brick to the pavilion columns.

Donations of any size are welcome. You’ll receive a tax receipt for a donation of $20 or more.

Donate by August 27th for Special Recognition

Donate $100 or more by August 27th, 2015, and you’ll also receive recognition on a special sign that will be installed in the park in September.


How to donate

Please make your cheque payable to the City of Kitchener. Drop off your donation, or call us and we’ll pick it up:

Brian Laube | President 519.743.7744 212 Lydia Street

Jean Markovich | Vice President 226.220.4270
176 Samuel Street

Sunday, September 20th | We have a lot to celebrate!

• 100th anniversary of the Auditorium Neighbourhood • 25th anniversary of the Auditorium Neighbourhood

• Enhancements to Knollwood Park

Plan to join us for a celebration in Knollwood Park. We’ll have fun and interesting activities for everyone.

Stay tuned for more information. Details will be available on the ANA website and Facebook page in early September.

NEIGHBOURS DAY, SOCCER EVENT Saturday June 13th 9:30 am


Neighbours Day” Soccer Event

The City of Kitchener has declared Saturday June 13 as Neighbours Day.

We’re celebrating by joining together with 2 other Ward 10 neighbourhood soccer programs for a special morning of soccer.

Saturday June 13                
Knollwood Park soccer field (behind Sheppard School)

Registration: 9:30 am

Soccer/Games: 10 am to Noon 

Kids 4 & under:  They will be divided into groups  that will circulate between stations with different games.  We’ll switch after about 15 – 20 minutes and keep going as long as the kids are interested in participating (or noon if they last that long!)

Kids 5 – 7 / Kids 8 & Up: They will be divided into teams as they arrive. The plan is for each team to have a mix kids from different neighbourhoods. If we have enough kids, each team will play 2 or 3 games against different teams. If we have a smaller group, we’ll have a longer game with an intermission.

Please wear your neighbourhood soccer shirt! Bring your own ball so that we can do some warm up drills.

We’re also looking for some families to volunteer with:
– running the games
– supplying “soccer oranges” or possibly other “school-friendly” snacks (i.e. no nuts).


ANA Team

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 for more information

Volunteers welcome!





Outdoor Rink Party, Sunday March 1st at 3pm, at Sheppard School


Outdoor Neighbourhood Party this Sunday March 1st at 3pm!!

Believe it or not but its going to be warmer this Sunday! So come out of hibernation and catch up with your neighbours.
Inviting all ANA neighbours to an outdoor neighbourhood party at Sheppard Public school skating rink this Sunday.

Join us around 3pm for some outdoor fun. There will be skating and tobogganing for the kids.

Please bring a treat to share. Cookies, chips, fruit, hot chocolate etc.

Hope to see you all,
ANA Group

PS. Thanks to all the neighbourhood Dads for their hard work this winter maintaining the rink. Its been our best season yet!

Introducing the new ANA Board

For your information here is the new ANA Executive Board. Elected on February 2nd of 2015

1. Brian Laube (President )
2. Jean Markovich (VP – previously Director at large)
3. David Bradshaw (Treasurer – as before)
4. Tara O’Donnell (Secretary, as before )

Directors at Large:

  • Melanie Toolsie (previously President)
  • Markus Phillips (previously VP)
  • Peter Scharman
  • Glenn Scheels (Park Planning )
  •  Fiorella Benini (Director PR & Communication )
  • Leila Beattie
  • Maggie Laurin (New to the board)

Warren Stauch (Director local history documentation)

ANA Anual General Meeting. February 2nd at 7:30, at the AUD

imagesSAVE THE DATE, Neighbours!

On Monday February 2nd, the Annual General Meeting of our Auditorium Neighbourhood Association will take place at the Subscriber’s Lounge at the Auditorium from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

If you’ve ever wondered what mischief your neighbourhood association is up to, you should attend. Updates will be given on the recent activities of the Auditorium Neighbourhood Association by members of the 2014 ANA Board.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the District Facilitator from the Community Programs and Services branch of the City of Kitchener, Ms. Abbie Grafstein. She has been this neighbourhood’s liaison to the larger machinery of municipal governance for several years, and a fabulous resource for the ANA.

Finally, if you’ve ever thought of getting more involved in your immediate sphere of influence, the opportunity now looms large. New executive and board members are welcomed so that the familiar adage that ‘many hands make light work’ might be given the fullest effect.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Melanie Toolsie
President, ANA

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