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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.)
Artist: Gerry Houghton
“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.
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.
I am spending a lot of time at McLennan Park these days!
My computer time has been largely taken by the lastest addition to our family. A 12 week old puppy is a pleasant but time consuming companion. We live near McLennan Park and development of the site is nearing completion. The wet spring weather has caused some delays. The old leash-free park was closed for several months and the new and greatly enlarged run is now open. It is a nice place to socialize a dog and to meet other pet owners.
The dog park has mature trees, a shady trail, a water tap and plenty of waste receptacles. Judging by the cleanliness of the area, it appears that most people do pick up after their dogs.
There are a number of benches where pet owners can sit and rest or visit. Our little lady likes to sit under the bench when she is tired or overwhelmed by all the activity.
You can enter the area from Strasburg Road or the Ottawa Street South entrance and parking lot. The Blackhorne Drive entrance is not open yet.
Two years ago we recycled a couple of computers at Computer Recycle Depot on Erb Street in Waterloo and I wrote a post about this new company. We had a computer and scanner to dispose of this weekend and discovered that Computer Recycle Depot was no longer across from the Erb Street landfill site. Their website now directs to MyoldPC.ca and a number of drop off locations are available in the region. I ended up driving to the new RONA store on Forwell Drive in Kitchener to use this free electronic drop off box. Here is a partial list of drop off locations:
Elmira: MCC Thrift & Gift 59 Church Street, Elmira, ON
Kitchener: Boyer RONA Building Center 5 Forwell Road, Kitchener, ON
Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership 1-1120 Victoria St. N, Kitchener, ON
New Dundee: Formerly Harron’s RONA 1127 Bridge St. New Dundee, ON
Waterloo: Waterloo Generations -another MCC Thrift Shop 50 Bridgeport Road, Waterloo, ON
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.