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Welcome from Mayor Jaworsky

Official photo of Mayor JaworskyNovember is here and there is a lot going on in Waterloo!

Please remember to take time on November 11 to bow your heads in silent tribute to our courageous veterans. Everyone is encouraged to take this time to honour the memories of our Canadian heroes and to thank those actively serving in the regular and reserve armed forces today. We thank these men and women and their families for their courage, their sacrifice and their service to our country, lest we forget. Show your support by joining fellow community members at our Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11 at 10 a.m. at the Waterloo cenotaph, behind Waterloo City Hall.  

Can you guess how old the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex is this year? 25 years old! To celebrate this milestone, and the WMRC's role in enhancing the lives of residents through recreation, we're having a year-long party. We are hosting monthly activities throughout the year, including a 25 cent public swim on Sunday, Nov. 25. Check out the activities scheduled until the end of the year.

November also means Santa is coming to town! Mark your calendars - on Saturday, Nov. 24 this very important visitor arrives for the Lions Club of Kitchener Santa Claus Parade!

And be sure to take in the 25th annual Wonders of Winter Festival of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 1. For 25 years Waterloo Park has been transformed with over 100 colourful and fun displays, horse-drawn trolley rides and more to celebrate the holiday season. It's a community favourite and I hope to see you there!

When you're uptown, be sure to explore the fabulous eateries, unique gift ideas and retail shopping, relaxing spa and personal care amenities. Uptown is open for business and ready to make your Waterloo experience a great one. Visit the UpTown Waterloo BIA for an impressive business directory and list of festivals and events. 

Be sure to visit the City of Waterloo Museum to catch the latest exhibition: Love Sport? Game ON! This exhibit looks at local sports and recreation. The display of objects, archival materials, and modern photography compares and contrasts early local athletes and present-day ones who have made, and are making important contributions to our local sports legacy. The exhibit opens Tuesday, Nov. 13. Don't miss it!

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