Breslau & District Recreation Association

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100 Andover Dr., Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
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Breslau Community eBlast                                   May 2nd 2016  

Breslau and District Recreation Association Events, Programming and Announcements


Annual General Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Breslau Recreation Association will be held on Wednesday, September 28th.


Little Libraries

Use of the Little Libraries at the Breslau Community Centre and in the Hopewell Heights Park has exceeded expectations. At the present time our supply of books, especially in the children’s section, is exhausted. If you have books that you have borrowed and could return them for others to use, please do so. If you have books of your own that you wish to contribute, simply put them in a Little Library and they will then circulate along with those we already have. 


Volunteer Coordinator

The Breslau Recreation Association is in need of a Volunteer Coordinator. The position involves maintaining a list of those willing to volunteer at the Association’s events throughout the year and working with event organizers to ensure that sufficient help is available at each event. While there are vacancies on the Board of Directors, the position does not require joining the board as a director. For further information please contact


BRA Board Games

May 7th, 2016. Please see our flyer. 


Community Garage Sale 

Breslau Community Garage Sale Day is Saturday June 4th, 2016. The Breslau Recreation Association will help promote all Breslau Garage sales and encourage everyone that’s having a sale to promote as well – the more we can get the word out the better!  We will publish a map again this year to show just how popular Breslau is!  If you would like your address to show on the map check out our Facebook event here:


Family Fun Day 

Mark your calendars - June 25th from 2:00PM  –  5:00 PM is the date for the start of summer in Breslau! The annual Family Fun Day is back and you won’t want to miss out on all the activities at the Breslau Community Centre. Come and join the fun with bouncy castles, a huge inflatable slide, a trackless train, face painting, lots of games, crafts, and more!

Admission is $5/child (parents/guardians are free!).


We need volunteers to help on the day of the event to make it a success. Do you have an hour or two to spare to ensure we can keep running these great community events? Please contact if you are able to assist. All assistance is greatly appreciated!


Movie Under the Stars

Saturday August 20 – dusk (approximately 8:30 PM)

Join us at the Community Centre for a movie under the stars. At dusk we will be showing a family friendly movie on a large outdoor inflatable screen. Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. In case of inclement weather the movie will be in the gym at the Community Centre. Admission is $5/family.


Township of Woolwich Events & Programs


Breslau Open House – Thank you to all those who attended the Breslau Open House on Sunday April 24th.  Your input and comments are much appreciated! If you didn't get a chance to attend and would like to share your thoughts and ideas, please visit the following link  to complete a survey;  

Hard copies of the survey are available at the Breslau Community Centre.


Space is still available in Nature Exploration (6-9 yrs) and Nature Exploration & Survival Skills (10-14 yrs), which starts May 19th. These environmentally focused programs will give participants the opportunity to explore and make new discoveries in the outdoors.


Creative Outdoor Play, Pop up Playground Programs and Creepy Crawler Trail Walks are coming to Breslau!! See the flyer for more information! Please note that registration maybe required for some activities.


Community Centre & Breslau Memorial Park Rentals – Are you planning an event or family function? See the flyer and check out our indoor and outdoor facilities.


Summer Camp is filling up fast!  New for 2016 we’ve planned a Youth Adventure Camp for youth 9-14 years of age.  See the flyer for program dates, themes and descriptions.  We’ve opened up more space in the July 4-8th (Sportsmania) week. Don’t delay, register today!


Hopewell Heights Park Committee


Hopewell Height Park Committee – Join Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol for a Dance Party!  Saturday May 21st from 1-3 pm at the Breslau Community Centre.  Early Bird tickets go on sale Tuesday May 3rd at 7 am online at  or in person during customer service hours at the Breslau Community Centre and Woolwich Memorial Centre. Please see our flyer.


2016 Healthy Communities Month Events


Spring on the Trail Ride

Sat. May 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

Join the Woolwich On-road Cycling Group for Spring on the Trail,  Sat. May 14th.  Meet at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, 24 Snyder Ave. S at 9:30 am. We will ride on the Kissing Bridge Trail from Elmira to Millbank for lunch at Anna Mae's Restaurant.  Return by road for a total of 56 km or return on the trail for a 50 km ride.  This will be a slow ride, not a race, so hybrids or mountain bikes are recommended. Bring a pannier to carry your baking home.  There is a suggested voluntary contribution of $25 for the Kissing Bridge Trail Improvements. A tax receipt will be issued.

For more information contact Pat Gleeson at or 519-669-2317. Ride details at


Regional Forests Hike Series

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10 am - 12 noon

Join us for the first in a series of hikes to explore the Regional Forests.  Albert Hovingh, the Region of Waterloo Environmental and Stewardship Planner, will lead us on a hike through Sudden Forest in North Dumfries. Contact Nancy at or 519-214-4926 to confirm   meeting time and location.  There is no rain date.   Details at


General Events & Announcements


Breslau Mennonite Church

Breslau, Preston, Wanner Mennonite Churches are hosting Theatre of the Beat presentation: This Will Lead to Dancing - A play about wholeness, belonging, and LGBTQ inclusion. May 13, at Preston Mennonite Church, 791 Concession Rd., Cambridge. Show begins at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.  Admission is by donation. Refreshments. Come and invite your friends. For more info visit  or


Garage Sale Saturday May 7, 8 am – 1 pm at Breslau Mennonite Church, rain or shine. Come to purchase household items, furniture, books, plants, baking, hotdogs, and more! Proceeds go to the youth program of the church.


Breslau Mennonite Church invites you to worship on Sundays at 9:45 am, Sunday School for ages 2 – adult at 11 am. Sunday May 15 is a children’s musical in worship at 9:45 am. All are welcome.


Breslau Mennonite Kids' Summer Camp

August 15-19, 2016

Mornings  (9:00 - 12:00 pm) for Children Entering SK - Grade 6 in the fall

Location: Breslau Mennonite Church

226 Woolwich St. S Breslau

Calling all kids! This year Breslau Mennonite Church is excited to be offering a summer camp featuring games, music, snacks, Bible stories, crafts and much more! The camp is free, however we ask you register soon to be guaranteed a spot. 

To Register: Please visit


Breslau Evangelical Missionary Church

VBS Cave Quest

A program where kids entering JK - Grade 5 in September 2016 will learn the importance of following Jesus.  He is the Light of the World!

Mornings  (9am-11:45am), July 25-29, 2016 

Breslau Evangelical Missionary Church, 102 Woolwich St. S Breslau

Registration opens May 5th at


Waterloo Regional Police Service - Cops Corner


Lock it or Lose it

A vehicle with an unlocked door or an open window is an easy target. 

Easy ways to protect your vehicle from theft are to always roll up your vehicle’s windows, lock the doors and pocket the keys when you park your car. Park in a well-lit area and never leave valuables in plain view. If you have a garage, use it and lock the door as well as your vehicle. Thieves are opportunists. They look for the easiest opportunity and if they can’t find it they will usually move on to the next vehicle. 


Home Security

Break and enter to homes are less common then vehicle’s but they do occur. The following are some tips to help you lower your chances of being a victim.


Check your landscaping – ensure your trees and gardens are trimmed to maximize eyewitness potential and are located as to not allow access to the second floor. If your property is fenced ensure that the gates are routinely locked.

Check your lighting – Do you have motion activated lights? Ensure there is adequate lighting to prevent hiding near windows and doors?

Windows – Check your windows have working locks. Do your basement windows have any security bars? Have you considered window security film? If you have sliding windows ensure they are secured with screws or bars

Door and Locks -  Are your exterior doors solid core or steel? Do you have a peep hole on your exterior door? Ensure your sliding doors are secured by screws or bars

Garage/Sheds – Are garage windows secured to deny access at all times? Do not leave garage openers in vehicles parked outside of the garage. Ensure that your interior main door is locked. Sheds and any other out buildings should be locked. Ensure that ladders are also kept in a locked area. 

Alarm Systems – Have you considered an alarm system? Ensure your alarm company has a current contact list. Ensure all responsible persons know how to arm and disarm the alarm. 

When Away – When you will be away from your residence for an extended period of time ask trusted friends or neighbours to watch your property, pick up your mail and newspapers (if not stopped or re-routed) and consider interior lights on timers. Also pre-book lawn maintenance and snow removal. 


If you see any suspicious activity both day or night please contact the Waterloo Regional Police at 

519-653-7700 or 911 if it is an emergency. 






Please note that the Breslau Recreation Association DOES NOT handle program registration or booking of facilities at Breslau Memorial Park and the Community Centre. Direct your enquiries to Woolwich Township Customer Service; 


Phone: 519-648-9524; Email: 


Customer Service Desk hours: 

Monday to Friday 4 PM - 9 PM

Saturday & Sunday 10 AM-  3 PM. 




The Breslau and District Recreation Association’s continued success depends upon its many volunteers. Our meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Breslau Community Centre. Contact to learn more about the Association and how you might volunteer.


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