Bethel Church (1531 Bridge Street, New Dundee) is hosting a Family Gym Night on Friday May 3rd starting at 6:30PM. Active Games and Refreshments.

There is no admission fee, a donation basket will be available for those who would like to help with the evening’s expenses. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions, please contact the church office (519-696-2284).

Optimists Scholarship – call for applications

The Optimist Club of New Dundee is accepting applications for their $1500 Youth Appreciation Scholarship. The application process is open to graduating students from the New Dundee area who are continuing on to post-secondary education and who have been actively involved in their community through volunteer work during their high school years. The application deadline is May 17, 2019.

For more information and an application form, please visit our website, https://sites.google.com/view/newdundeeoptimists/events/hero-scholarship

or call or email Helen Lammers-Helps at 519-500-8216 or hlh@megawire.ca

A big thank you goes to Matt Donau, real estate agent, for his generous donation in support of this scholarship.

If you or someone you know is interested in donating to the Youth Appreciation Scholarship, please email Helen Lammers-Helps hlh@megawire.ca or Beth Mehring beth.mehring5@gmail.com.

Donations are welcomed from individuals or businesses in the area.

Community Garden – Interested?

The New Dundee Board of Trade is considering initiating a community garden for residents of New Dundee.

Before we turn sod, we’re looking to measure interest in the community.

If you’re interested in participating in a community garden either by renting a plot (at a nominal fee) or helping us set up/maintain this, we need to hear from you! Please reach out to Glenn Cooke, by email at webmaster@newdundee.ca, or by phone at 5219.696.2327.

Possible changes to community center kitchen

The township has been reviewing potential changes to the kitchen in the community center. The township is seeking to standardize the various community centers across Wilmot. In addition some of the equipment (grill, dishwasher) are old enough that in addition to being prone to failure, they are becoming increasingly expensive to repair.

You can download a summary of the kitchen review by clicking here.

In addition, we understand that new ceiling tiles for the community center have arrived and are waiting to be installed.

Chairs in the community center are scheduled for cleaning 3rd quarter of this year.

Repairs/replacement of the damaged round tables is expected in 2020-2021.

Where does the Lone Ranger take his garbage?

To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump.

With that out of the way, the Waterloo Regional Landfill site is hosting a tour for residents.

The guided tour takes you to the Nyle Ludolph Material Recycling Centre, our one-and-only landfill and so much more!

Participants learn how their everyday actions, including green binning and recycling, make a difference.

Get on the various trucks and heavy equipment; ask staff questions; discover what takes place at the landfill.  These tours book up fast so please call early.

Next public tour: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tours are given every half hour. Registration required. Call the 24/7 Customer Service Call Centre at 519-575-4400 to find out tour times and to register.

Roadside Cleanup – April 27th, volunteers welcome!

The New Dundee Board of Trade will be hosting it’s semi-annual roadside cleanup in a few weeks. Twice a year our members walk the roadsides and collect mountains of garbage.

Our spring cleanup will be Saturday April 27th, starting at 9am and meeting at the Board of Trade office on South Street.

Community members are welcome to attend and help out! Just meet us at the Board of Trade office at 9am.

Note: We will also be collecting metal and electronics for recycling. We will have a trailer located on South Street at the Board of Trade office. Feel welcome to drop off metal or e-waste at the trailer, on that day.