0978/18/2013 – So after having cycled for so much recently, I felt like I wasn’t doing justice to the project “Biking and Walking all the Streets of Kitchener-Waterloo”. I had therefore organized a Heritage Walk around Victoria Park and invited people to come join me on the walk. I’m happy to say that that I was able to take 13 other people for a walk around the area, looking at Heritage homes and getting some of the history from our very own town.

We visited 26 heritage locations as stipulated on the self-guided walking tour brochure provided by the City of Kitchener. It is in need of an update as some homes were no longer in existence, but for the most part, it was a very nice comprehensive map of all the homes we wanted to see.

The weather was absolutely amazing. This was great because actually I had previously scheduled this Heritage Walk, but it got rained out due to the severe thunderstorms we had been experiencing earlier this season.

When we were walking around Victoria Park, we had noticed that people were setting up some tents and chairs. Upon further inquiry, it turned out there was a free BBQ hosted by a local church group. So not only did our group get to go out for a nice walk on a fine Saturday afternoon, we also were able to get free food and relax for a nice BBQ after the walk.

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One of the highlights of the trip for me was the Schneider Haus museum. There, we were able to go on the property and received a short tour of the original Schneider Haus, where an exhibitor was busy cutting fruit for drying. He gave us a quick tour of the house, which was an added bonus.

All in all, a pretty eventful day. I thank all those who came and explored the park and its surrounding areas with me, and I hope in the future that more people with join me on my crazy little excursions!
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