Steve, Lee, and Gus are professional musicians and fantastic music teachers. Their expertise and enthusiasm for music makes every session of the Guitar Club a smashing jam for all the kids.
S.M.A.R.T. Youth group
Our youth group is composed of 15 exceptional members. This proactive and caring group of youth contribute to the quality of life in our community. They perform various services:
As of June 2023, group membership is at capacity. If you are interested in future involvement, contact the centre at 519-741-2491
Running an outdoor rink is never an easy task, especially with our unpredictable Canadian winters. This year we put a liner down which helped tremendously! It was great to see so many people enjoying the rink this year and sharing their pictures with us on social media.
A big thank you to all of our dedicated lead winter rink volunteers including: Andrew Cant, Steve McGee, Lisa and Mary McKay, Ron Williams. We could not have done it without you!
Wanna join the crew? No experience necessary. To volunteer, contact the centre at 519-741-2491
highland-stirling community group
Chair: Julie Allen-Gilbert
Members: Dianne Bates, Enita Furlong, Jacob Gilbert, Josie Unsal & Fadhilah Balogun
Secretary: Jill Pearcy
Treasurer: Mary Beth Nikel
Community Program Coordinator: Amelia Lavery
Peer Health Workers: Tamara Robinson, Mary Mckay, Maryam Abdelnabi & Lisa Lambourne
Clothing Room Volunteers: Bea Ricci, Dan Haanstra, Jane Reble, Estelle Tsondo Melingui, Catalina Olavarria, Chahenda Elsawaby & Marcia
Information Technology Volunteer: Aidan Tessier
Winter Rink Committee: Lisa Lambourne, Mary McKay, Steve McGee, Ron Williams & Andrew Cant
Community Resource Officer: Wesley Errey
mill-courtland neighbouhood association
Co-Chairs: Ron Williams & Jennifer Urosevic
Treasurer: Wendy McNaught
Members: Nial Both, Cathy Harding, Dave Patterson, Chris Smith
Program Committee: Jennifer Urosevic, Nial Both, Mary McKay, Athasvaa Sabde, & Nicola Martin
Lunch Connection Project: Julie Allen-Gilbert & Sharon Lavoie
Web Designer: Kimia Eslah, Noah Elkins
Guitar Club: Lee Fitzpatrick, Gus Hill, Steve McGee
Winter Rink Committee: Lisa Lambourne, Andrew Cant, Steve McGee, Mary McKay & Ron Williams
Community Resource Officer: Wesley Errey
The Mill Courtland Community Centre is situated on the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Neutral Peoples. We recognize our responsibility to serve as stewards for the land and honour the original caretakers who came before us. Our community is enriched by the enduring knowledge and deep-rooted traditions of the diverse First Nations, Metis and Inuit PEOPLE in the neighbourhoods of Mill-Courtland and Highland-Stirling.
Statement of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
The Highland Stirling Community Group, the Mill Courtland Neighbourhood Association, and the Mill Courtland Community Centre acknowledge the existence and impact of systemic discrimination within public institutions, including community centres. We are committed to creating equitable access to inclusive community programs that meet the diverse needs of community members. We do this through internal training on anti-racism and anti-hate, through partnerships with organizations that represent marginalized populations, and through the active recruitment of members of marginalized populations for leadership positions.
Anti-Racism & Anti-Hate Initiatives
The Highland Stirling Community Group, the Mill Courtland Neighbourhood Association, and the Mill Courtland Community Centre are dedicated to offering community programs that meet the needs of the diverse population of downtown Kitchener and area. We actively seek opportunities to partner with local groups to provide meaningful and equitable programming for marginalized populations. We encourage any individual or group who is interested in proposing, developing, or delivering a program to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the centre at 519-741-2491.
The following programs and services are examples of leadership’s efforts to diversity the community centre’s offerings: