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Where Did The Summer Go???
It is hard to believe that we have reached the last long weekend of summer. Parents and kids across the city are busy buying school supplies and that special outfit for the first day back. This is the week we try to get back into bedtime routines in preparation for those early mornings.
The Region has lowered speed limits in an additional 31 school zones along regional roads in an effort to enhance road safety. These changes will be in effect during school hours. Please remember when you are driving through our neighbourhoods, watch for our youngest residents. With the excitement of seeing some of their friends again they may forget to watch where they are going.
It is our job to drive slow through school zones and pay extra special attention to our students walking or on bikes.
All Region of Waterloo school buses have now been retrofitted with new provincially mandated amber lights. These lights are to warn drivers the bus will be slowing down before switching to the red lights and extending a stop sign telling drivers they must stop. The new warning lights are aimed at catching drivers' attention, and increasing student safety.
A huge thank you to all of our bus drivers and crossing guards that are helping to get our students back to school safely. Let's do our part and be cautious.
We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable long weekend!
Labour Day weekend: what’s open and closed
Kitchener, Ontario – Kitchener City Hall building will be open from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, however, services offered by staff will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 8:30 a.m.
The Kitchener Market will be open Saturday, Sept. 3 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will be closed as usual on Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5. The Market will reopen again on Tuesday, Sept. 6 for regular business hours.
KITCHENER PUBLIC LIBRARY
All Kitchener Public Library locations will be closed on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5.? For more information, visit: https://kpl.org/hours.
POOLS AND SPLASH PADS
Forest Heights Pool, Breithaupt Pool and Lyle Hallman pools will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.
Harry Class Pool will be open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. for regular single-visit programming on Monday, Sept. 5, before closing for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Kiwanis Park Pool will be open regular hours, from 10:30- 7 p.m. on Labour Day. While the pool will be closed for regular swims after Labour Day, the annual dog swim is scheduled to place on Sunday, Sept. 11.
On Friday, Sept. 2 Idlewood Pool will close for the season, as will Wilson Pool, which closes on Sunday, Sept. 4.
City splash pads will be open throughout the weekend including on Labour Day. For more information,
All community centres will be closed Monday, Sept. 5.
Activa Arena will be open at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5 for scheduled rentals.
Budd Park will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.
The City of Waterloo has the following closures for Labour Day, Monday September 5:
Albert McCormick Community Centre
Bechtel Park Manulife Soccer & Sports Centre
Moses Springer Outdoor Pool
OPEN 12:45 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting)
See schedule and pre-register for swim time at waterloo.ca/activewaterloo
Moses Springer Community Centre building CLOSED
RIM Park Manulife Sportsplex & Healthy Living Centre
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex & Swimplex
WMRC Community Pavilion (Adult Recreation Centre)
Waterloo City Hall
Waterloo Service Centre