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“Moments” by Gerry Houghton at McLennan Park

McLennan Park, Kitchener

The newest sculptures in the City of Kitchener are far more interesting than the infamous “worm” in front of the courthouse on Frederick Street. The Pedestrian on the parking garage at Charles and Benton Streets is easily understood as is this new art in McLennan Park on Ottawa Street in Kitchener. The park officially opens tomorrow and the festivities and events are detailed here.

(McLennan Park , 901 Ottawa St. South, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Title: Moments
Year: 2011
Artist: Gerry Houghton
Medium: Aluminum
“Moments”, the new public art work at McLennan Park, is a 5-metre tall aluminum sculpture. Four figures are grouped together: cyclist, skateboarder, walker, and ice skater, to celebrate the spirit of recreation at McLennan Park.

Written by Ruth

August 12, 2011 at 7:23 am

Snapshots: K-W Multicultural Festival 2011

Friendly interaction with a police officer

All kinds of interesting merchandise was available for sale

Making Gozleme (Turkish Pancake with Spinach and Cheese)- It was delicious!

Written by Ruth

June 26, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Posted in Festivals

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K-W Multicultural Festival

Setting up for the festival which runs this Saturday and Sunday

One of our favourite annual festivals is on this weekend at Victoria Park in Kitchener. I took this picture last night as we walked at the park between rain showers. Hopefully the weekend weather will cooperate for this outdoor event. The Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Centre has more information on their website.

Written by Ruth

June 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

More New Features at McLennan Park

New Skateboard Park (Near Ottawa Street Entrance)

I am spending a lot of time at McLennan Park these days!

Playground and water park area- (Water park not yet opened)

Written by Ruth

June 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Sunshine and Blue Sky!

Kitchener offers over 30 miles of community trails throughout the city suitable for walking, jogging, bicycling, walking the dog or even bird watching. The trails are well-marked and groomed with stone. Maps of the trail system are on the Grand River Transit maps which can be obtained for $2 each at Kitchener Community Services, 7th floor of City Hall or the Transit Terminal on Charles Street in Kitchener. (source)

It was a treat to see a few hours of sunshine this evening after almost a week of rain.

Written by Ruth

May 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Posted in Low cost or Free, Parks

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