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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

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Canada Day 2011 Celebrations at Columbia Lake

This event is the most searched topic on this blog by a very large margin. People are already looking for information on the annual fireworks display at Columbia Lake. The University of Waterloo and the Federation of Students organize the family oriented activities which run from 2PM to 11PM on July 1st. They rely on community sponsors and volunteers to make the day a success.

The UW Canada Day Celebrations website provides all the information you need to know including a list of activities, directions, free parking information and opportunities to volunteer or contribute to the event.

Written by Ruth

June 24, 2011 at 8:34 am

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

Springtime in the Park

I enjoy walking around Victoria Park at any time, but in my opinion, it is most beautiful in early May. The willows are green and the magnolia trees and forsythia are blooming this week.

Written by Ruth

May 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Waterloo County Horse Sale

I featured the Waterloo County Horse Sale in a post on June 27, 2009 and it is one of the most searched and viewed subjects on this blog. This horse auction is held on the last Saturday of every month at the Ontario Stock Exchange which is adjacent to the St. Jacobs Farmers Market. The sale starts at noon and today was the third time I have stopped by to take pictures. I had never seen the actual auction take place outdoors before. I put several photographs and a video clip together on iMovie and uploaded this four minute movie to YouTube.

Written by Ruth

April 30, 2011 at 11:22 pm