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CYCLING 100KM IN A WEEK!

Each year I set a cycling goal: 100k’s-in-7-days. Good enough for a recreational cyclist, I feel. I started with a countryside ride with Jan, had a great local tour on Sunday (map shown here) and ended with an urban tour with David Trueman of Cycle Waterloo Region on Monday. And the results: 105km !! That’s like biking to Pearson Airport. Give it a shot and take my 100k-in-7d challenge yourself. I must say– your biking prowess increases quickly! Good luck…

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IMPROVING YOUTH WELLBEING

When I served on the KW Community Foundation Board, I learned that “high school graduation” is a key statistic that predicts future well-being.  It is a sobering fact that you hit such a key turning point in your life, while in your teens. Such an easy-to-understand fact yet there is no easy fix. It will be complex and costly. In 2017, the federal government announced the Smart Cities Challenge so that communities would “improve the lives of their residents through…

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RESTORING SILVER LAKE

For a century, Silver Lake has been at the heart of Waterloo, in Waterloo Park.  Over the decades, it has filled with silt to the point where it is more island than lake.  It is also a very important part of our storm water system, as it helps prevent flooding. That’s why we’re investing in a clean-up of Silver Lake. The dredging work will take place primarily during the winter of 2019, and in 2020, we will be able to…

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COLDEST NIGHT WALK

The annual Coldest Night of the Year walk, was the warmest in recent memory. This event raises funds for Ray of Hope, which has been helping those struggling with homelessness or addiction, since 1967. Many people form teams to fundraise and go for healthy walk. The team from Centennial Public School in Waterloo had a lot of enthusiasm and brought in well over $3000! We can all be proud that the KW CNOY walk is one of the top fundraisers…

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RAINBOW CROSSWALK

The City of Waterloo is known for discovery, entrepreneurship and diversity.  We are a welcoming community that works towards a sense of belonging for all. What better way to celebrate inclusiveness, and also demonstrate our community commitment, than to have a rainbow crosswalk in our uptown core. At a council meeting yesterday, we approved a consultation plan, and funding, to have crosswalk in the rainbow colours installed in Spring 2018. We’re all part of building a great place to live…for…

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