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					                                                                                                     April 2008

Update                                                                                                       Memorial Cup
                                                                                                             May 16th – 25th
                                                                                                    The KDBA team and City are
                                                                                                    working on Downtown programs to
                                                                                                    bring people to the core during the
                                                                                                    event. More information to follow in
                                                                                                    the coming weeks.

                                         Success Stories
                                        Civilian Printing
                                        Owners Curt and Cory Crossman have been in business in the Downtown core for just
Kava Bean Commons
                                        under a year. They are enjoying successful growth and are already finding themselves in
24 Gaukel Street                        need of a larger workspace. They say, “We feel that being located in a central area
519.745.5282                            (Downtown) increased our visibility with customers. The Downtown business community and
                                        the KDBA have been very supportive in working with us and we look forward to settling in at
Featuring Gourmet Coffees, Loose Leaf   our new location at 1 Queen Street North.” They wish to invite everyone to the opening of
Teas,Paninis, Salads, Breakfast         their new location. Website:
Specials and BOXED LUNCHES
                                        Matter of Taste Coffee Bar
Owners: Greg and Le-Ann Pilecki         Owners Dawn and Phong Tran are pleased to announce the opening of Matter of Taste’s
                                        second location inside the Waterloo Town Square. Matter of Taste wants to thank all their
OnTech                                  loyal customers and friends for making the Kitchener location a huge success and would like
Ontario Technology Services             to invite everyone to attend their Grand Opening at the second location on Monday April
Technology Your Way
                                        21st. Website:
84 Queen St. South
519.585.3100                            Lakes, Trails & Travel
                                        Owner Diane Tutton opened in August 2005. Her store is enjoying community support and
Sell and repair new & used              increased growth based on the quality of the products. Offering unique lines of clothing,
computers, specializing in              footwear and equipment targeting individuals who travel, hike or simply enjoy casual,
building cool custom systems.
                                        outdoor recreation. Diane said, “I located Downtown because of my belief in a strong
Owners: Rob Green and David Bright
                                        downtown core. I personally enjoy shopping in unique, independently-owned stores and
Welcome New Members                     have now experienced the excitement of creating a similar environment for my customers.
Congratulations                         I’m looking forward to the future development of Downtown Kitchener and am proud to be a
                                        part of it.” The store is currently expanding into Canadian-made products, which includes
                                        yoga and workout clothing, men’s technical clothing and a line of body and foot care
                                        products. Website:
                  Tel: 519.744.4921
                  Fax: 519.744.9143
                  53 Queen Street South
                  Kitchener Ontario
                                                        The Newsletter of the Kitchener Downtown Business Association
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                                                                                                        Board of Directors Recruitment
                                      2008 AGM meeting
                                      When: Tuesday, April 22nd                                           The KDBA Board of directors is currently
2008 KDBA AGM                                                                                             seeking Director engagements starting
                                      Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm                                            April 2008 to April 2010. If you have time
                                      Location – Delta Hotel                                              and want to make a contribution to the
Annual General                                                                                            Downtown Core, please contact the KDBA
Meeting                                                                                                   Board team at the following:
                                      Please RSVP your attendance to the
                                                                                                          Paul Walman
                                      KDBA office no later than April 15th.
                                                                                                          Moya Spruce
                                      RSVP – 519.744.4921
                                      Further details will be forthcoming.
                                                                                                           2008 Kitchener Downtown Business
                                                                                                             Association Board of Directors
Downtown                                                                                                    (April 2008 new board elections)

Events                                                                                                James Chmiel, Chair          519.579.4270
                                                                                                      Erb and Erb Insurance
 Living Earth Festival April 17th to 20th - The documentary film “Table Land”, a film about
 eating local produce and supporting local farmers is being presented April 18th. It will be          Le-Ann Policki, Co-Chair     519.744.6329
 featured as part of the Living Earth Festival at City Hall.                                          Downtown Automotive

 Earth Day 20-Minute Makeover April 18th - Show your Downtown community pride by                      Kevin Ballantyne, Treasurer 519.585.7383
 registering for the 20- minute makeover event. Businesses are encouraged to take 20                  Stantec
 minutes on Friday April 18th at 2:00 pm to clean their store fronts as part of Earth Week.
 Website:                                                                            Howie Budd                      519.745.9481
 When you register for the event, let the KDBA know and we will provide a free broom for the          Budd Stores
 first 70 businesses! Call the office at 519.744.4921
                                                                                                      Erin Young                      519.342.0714
 Blues Festival Spring Fling April 19th – The start of Blues season begins with the LINE-             Inception
 UP LAUNCH party at the Still. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Encore Records or
 the Still Bar& Grill. Website:                                        Brad Hutton                     519.571.7080
                                                                                                      Theatre & Company
 Amanda Martinez April 19th- Neruda Productions and The GIG Theatre are proud to
 present this Latin jazz sensation. Tickets available at Earthwinds in Uptown Waterloo and            Moya Spruce                     519.742.8646
 Eco-Café at the Kitchener Market. Website:                                  City Pawnbrokers

 SMA Foundation Event (Saybel’s Medial Assistance) April 25th – This grand event has                  John Vickery                    519.745.8005
 been planned for the Downtown core. “Family and Doggie Day” starts with a Ribbon Cutting             Cora Group
 Ceremony at City Hall at 10:30am. There are numerous events planned during the day
 ending at 4:00 pm, all located in front of City Hall. “Night of Stars” black tie benefit dinner at   Paul Walman                     519.749.0090
 6:00pm with special guest Mr. Brad Pattison, to be held Downtown at Centre Block in a huge           Sherwood Digital Copy
 tent with numerous local and international personalities attending. For tickets, please call
 Moya Spruce 519.571.8237. Website:                                           Kyle Dudley                     519.745.8005
                                                                                                      Walper Terrace Hotel
 Voca Mocha 2008 April 25th and 26th – King Street Theatre Centre (KSTC) presents some
 of your cabaret favourites and a retrospective of Canadian folk music. Tickets available at          Tony DiBattista
 KSTC box office.
                                                                                                      Christina Weylie                519.741.2796
                                                                                                      Councillor, City Kitchener
     Seniors Day – The last Thursday of every month in
                   Downtown Kitchener                                                                 John Smola                      519.741.2793
  If you would like your business to be listed as a participating member please contact               Councillor, City Kitchener
                                     the KDBA office
                  Tel: 519 744 4921
                  Fax: 519 744 9143
                  53 Queen Street South
                  Kitchener Ontario
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