The Famous and the Forgotten: 150 Years in Kitchener’s Mount Hope Cemetery

When: Saturday, May 5, 10-11:30 am

Where: Begin at the Zuber angel (across from 128 Moore Ave, Kitchener)

Walk Leader: Wayne Miedema

In Kitchener Mount Hope Cemetery, there are so many interesting stories covering 150 years of the history of Berlin/Kitchener. We will visit memorials of people related to some events one hundred years ago in 1918.

We’ll visit one woman who served in WWI as a nurse and another that played an important role in Berlin’s party to welcome publicly generated hydroelectricity to Ontario. We’ll visit another woman that dug a foundation for an addition to the former Barra Castle even though she had only one leg. We will visit two of the Triumvirate of famous and loved teachers who worked together from 1876 at what is now KCI. Then one of the oldest stones with a birth date of 1787. And then two men who have been inducted into sports halls of fame … one called the father of soccer in Canada!

This year’s tour includes six new stops – and many favourites from other years.

Note: The walk length is approximately 700m on ground that is sometimes uneven.

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