Alumni Impact

Our Alumni Making a Difference in Our Community

Each and every day, the Alumni of Leadership Waterloo Region are our making a direct impact in Waterloo Region, and in your community. We want to share some of the highlights of the efforts that are shared with us. Keep checking back as this list will continue to grow!

October 2015

Pat Singleton, Alumna of Leadership Waterloo RegionDebby Riepert, Class of 20072015 Rogers Oktoberfest Women of the Year Award winners

The Rogers Oktoberfest Women of the Year Awards were handed out on Thursday night.

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region won in the group achievement category. Pat Singleton with the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank was honoured in the professional category. The health and wellness award was given to Debby Riepert.

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Jean Markovich, Class of 2015Community effort: Knollwood facelift nearly finished

(Jean) Markovich, vice-president of the Auditorium Neighbourhood Association, and her five-year-old pooch are no longer pushed to the sidewalk fringes... A new path, lined by 49 new trees, meanders through the middle of Knollwood, carrying dogs and owners to the outer edges and extended playgrounds.

The new Knollwood is no longer clogged. The old corner ball diamond is gone. A new diamond now faces away from the soccer pitch, where midfielders were often wary of homers flying over right field and into the football match

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A sampling of initiatives that our alumni have founded or transformed:

Waterloo Ice Dogs Festival/Winterloo
Community Charity Services
Family Centre Community Hub
Morning Glory Cafe @ The Family Centre
Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series
Schneider Creek Porch Party
Waterloo Region Community Developers Breakfast
PAVRO (Revitalized)
Grand River Karate Club
Waterloo Movies in the Park
EPYC (Empowering Proactive Youth & Communities)
July WatWave
Leadership Waterloo Region Anual Fire & Ice Gala
K2K Dance St Jacobs Optimist and Lions Club
COPS Program
Cops and Youth School Community Ownership Program
Waterloo Crime Awareness Team (WCAT)Team Cops and Youth
CMHA-Grand River merger with Trellis Mental Health and Developmental ServicesCommunity
Renewable Energy Waterloo (CREW-WR)
The Canadian Charity Foundation
Retail Rewards Canada
Venture Creation Program
Young Entrepreneurs Association
Enterprise Edge
Nutrition for Learning Breakfast Club at Queen Elizabeth P.S.
Waterloo Marathon
Community Awareness and Response to Emergencies (CARE)
Emergency Response Team (ERT)
Home Caregiver Support Program (HCSP)
The LCol Barrie Bursary Fund
Executive Military Experience (EME)
Young Carer Project
Waterloo Busker Carnival
“The Door” Project at Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank
Hockey Helps the Homeless Kitchener-Waterloo
Knollwood Park (Auditorium Neighbourhood Assoc.)
Cozy Toes sock collection for shelters
Stuffin’ Stockings

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