An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

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Cricket at Waterloo Park

Cricket warmups

Playing fields are gradually drying out and sports teams are getting a late start on their outdoor seasons. Cricket games are played at Waterloo Park throughout the summer months. This is a game I know very little about but it looks more interesting to me than football. 😉

Cricket game in progress at Waterloo Park

Directions to Waterloo Park

Written by Ruth

June 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Parks, recreation, Sports

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2011 Kitchener Rangers Awards Banquet

Gabriel Landeskog, Tyler Randell, Evan McEneny, Tobias Rieder

The regular Ontario Hockey League season has come to an end and playoffs start this week. The Kitchener Rangers Awards Banquet was held last evening at Bingemans and my husband, who is an avid fan, took these pictures. I cannot name the players, and even my husband had some difficulty identifying a few of these young men in suits, minus their helmets and numbers. I will edit the post as names come forward.

Gabriel Landeskog and Tom Embro. Tom helps organize fan buses for out-of-town games.

Kitchener plays Plymouth at the Auditorium this Friday night in the first game of their playoff series.

Mike Farwell, 570 News


Written by Ruth

March 22, 2011 at 7:18 am

McLennan Park- Phase 2 Development

Blackhorne Drive entrance to McLennan Park

Phase two of the City of Kitchener’s development of McLennan Park is well under way. It is slated to open in the spring of 2011 and according to the city website will include:

  • Playground area, including accessible playstructure and splash pad.
  • Skateboard park with bowl and street elements.
  • McLennan Park gate roadway, centralized drop-off and parking areas.
  • Entrance feature off McLennan Park gate at Blackhorne Crescent and Block Line Road.
  • Pedestrian trails and landscaping.
  • Basketball and beach volleyball courts.
  • Washroom building and picnic shelter.
  • A great lawn for picnics, ice skating and field play.


Written by Ruth

February 18, 2011 at 12:37 am

Chicopee Ski Club

Chicopee Ski Club is gearing up for its winter opening this Saturday, December 18, 2010. Snow making machines have been running all week at the tube park and ski hills.

Written by Ruth

December 16, 2010 at 12:11 am

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Activa Sportsplex

This mural is on the wall of the Activa Sportsplex on 135 Lennox Lewis Way Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1. (map) There is a good walking track above the ice rink which is open to the public from 8 AM to 10 PM.

Written by Ruth

November 17, 2010 at 12:08 am

November Soccer and Brubacher House

The weather this week is unusually beautiful and warm for November. This soccer field is next to Columbia Lake and a couple of games were in progress last weekend. Brubacher House is in the background. Built in 1850, it is now curated by the University of Waterloo. This web link provides information about the building and the agricultural history of the land where the university is now located.

Written by Ruth

November 10, 2010 at 12:02 am

Kitchener Waterloo Rowing Club Docks

Schneider Park, part of the Walter Bean Trail, is along the Grand River across the road from Freeport Hospital on King Street East in Kitchener. The Kitchener Waterloo Rowing Club, which is affiliated with the City of Kitchener and the City of Waterloo, is located here. These docks belong to the club and when the rowers are gone, they are a popular platform for fishing.

Written by Ruth

October 14, 2010 at 12:02 am