Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vermont Park Neighbourhood Association Celebrates Sport and Healthy Living August 27

Earlier this spring, the Vermont Park Neighbourhood Association (VPNA) along with Ecole L’Harmonie and St. Agnes School received a Waterloo Region True Sport grant. The purpose of the grant is to strengthen community through sport and is administered by The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation.

The VPNA together with the Waterloo Region True Sports Program, City of Waterloo and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, invite the community to an afternoon of fun, sports and healthy food inVermont Park in order to celebrate sport and healthy living this Saturday, August 27.

From 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM people can learn about raising gardens at nearby Ecole L’Harmonie. The initiative is a collaboration between the Association and Patchwork Community Gardens – with funding for the garden coming from TD Friends of the Environment.

From 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM a barbecue featuring healthy food options will run and those in attendance will gather together to play sports in Vermont Park with some of the equipment purchased with the Waterloo Region True Sports grant. Volleyball, badminton, and soccer are on the agenda!

At 4:00 PM the VPNA will be hosting their Annual General Meeting. All are welcome.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Traditionally held in spring throughout Europe, a Kermesse is a small, neighbhourhood festival usually held in or around the village church grounds. A Dutch-language term that derives from the word 'kerk' (church) and 'mis' (mass), the term Kermesse was also used in English and French.

European immigrants brought this traditional, spring festival to North America, including the mainly-Germanic residents of Waterloo Region. Featuring games, music and food, a Kermesse is a perfect way for a neighbourhood to celebrate spring.

The Vermont Park Neighbourhood Association and the City of Waterloo bring you this unique event. This is a participatory event so feel free to bring your own instruments, games and sporting equipment to share and play with others.


• Street sale (9 a.m. to noon)
• hand-made, traditional children’s games and crafts
• children’s entertainment
• book exchange (bring a book, take a book!)
• popular French & Quebecois culinary favourites by donation,
such as 'merguez-frites' and crepes
(merguez is a spicy sausage, and frites are french fries!)

SPECIAL GUESTS: The Value Village People

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