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COVID-19 Updates

1) Due to the current self-isolate / stay-at-home situation, the SGCA Annual Meeting has been delayed until further notice. Once the city facilities reopen we will decide on a new date.

2) Residents are asked NOT to use Canada Post to send in their 2020 Dues payments. This will protect our volunteers by not requiring a trip to the post office box to pick up the mail.
Payments can be made by e-transfer using the information provided at the bottom of your invoices OR you can drop off payments at 101 Deer Ridge Dr in the mailbox (Please do not ring doorbell).

SGCA Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook Page!
Log in and join to keep up to date on events and news about Settler's Grove Community!

May 18th, 2017 Home Sellers Seminar

Cindy Cody and the Cindy Cody team invites you to the Home Sellers Seminar.

An information session about the 
KW Real Estate Market. It's Hot!! 


When: Thursday May 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Join us at the Grey Silo Golf Course for an information session about the KW Real Estate Market. Refreshments available and complimentary babysitting services. 

Get informed on the process of selling your home, get answers to your questions & more! We'll be discussing:




Please RSVP today to reserve your spot

2017 SGCA Annual Dues

The deadline for the 2017 annual dues for SGCA was May 1st, 2017. If you have not already submitted payment please do so as soon as possible.

This year's dues amount is $60.

Payment can be mailed to:
Settlers Grove Community Association
PO Box 45082 RPO Fairway
Kitchener, ON N2C 2R6

or it can be put into the locked mailbox at:
101 Deer Ridge Drive

You can also submit by e-transfer, email for details.

City Development Meeting

Representatives from the Settler's Grove Community Association met with the planning department of the City of Kitchener on June 15th to discuss our neighbourhood. Here are the minutes from that meeting. 

City of Kitchener, Planning Department Meeting-June 15 th , 2016

In attendance;

  • Brandon Sloan (Manager, Long Range & Policy Planning)-City of Kitchener

  • Rohan Thompson-City of Kitchener

  • Helen Van Osch-SGCA Director

  • Carl Keller-SGCA Director

  • Christine Bettencourt-DaSilva-SGCA Director

  • Lurdes Jordao-SGCA Director

Questions raised by residents; presented by SGCA Board of Directors;

1) Oak Trees that have been cut down, can the trees be replaced along Deer Ridge Drive? We will be meeting with the Operations Department in the fall and will raise this question at the meeting.

2) Can we expand our little park to include additional swings? Parks Department question

3) How can we prevent speeding along Deer Ridge Drive? And running the stop sign at Candle and Deer Ridge? Transportation Department; for street calming and Police Services to clock speed

4) Many dogs are off leash lately. Are the bi-law people around? Please call the bi-law officer at City of Kitchener to report any concerns.

5) A question I have is the increased traffic coming in from Old King street to Deer Ridge drive given the TD bank, Lulu's plaza traffic and now the new plaza going in.  Will there be access to the mall off of Old King to keep the traffic down? Yes, there will be access to mall off Old King.

Will they lengthen the light at the corner so that more traffic can get through/off Deer ridge drive in the morning and after work hours? Customer Service line at Regional of Waterloo for inquiries (Traffic Signal Time)

6) Why do we not have a community center in the area? How did this subdivision get planned without taking consideration into it's residents including children requiring these services? Why are there no areas for children to play baseball or soccer? Are there any lands available that we can plan out something to permit children to play safely in our neighbourhood? Are there any additional park lands being allocated in the future, including dog parks?

History; In 1996,, the developer of the area, Thomasfield Homes, submitted zoning request for this area to begin construction of our neighborhood. The plan was registered in the late 90's with no consideration or requests for a community center or playing areas for children (ie baseball/soccer). The plan contained certain heritage features such as walking trails, access to river and storm water management area, but no other requests were included for additional park lands. Today, when planning any new subdivision/neighborhood, 5% is allocated for parkland. This did not occur in 1996, when Setter's Grove and Deer Ridge area were established. There is no additional lands available to provide additional parkland space nor build a community center in our neighbourhood. Our board of directors continue to look into other options that may be made available to us.

7) It has been noticed that speed signs are missing in the neigbourhood. Can these get replaced? This will be addressed after construction completion. All signs should be replaced once construction has ended on corner of King and Deer Ridge.

8) My main focus is green space planning.  Our "park" is totally secluded with is the opposite of every other park in the city which leads me to believe it was an afterthought.  Tremaine Park is the centre of its development.  Our park is a safety hazard with no visibility and next to a creek which is now overgrown.  All inquiries pertaining to existing parks, should be addressed to;

9) Is the asphalt on Deer Ridge being replaced? With all the construction that has happened in the last couple of years, the roads have affected and conditions are poor. Please confirm plans to have the asphalt replaced. All inquiries pertaining to existing parks, should be addressed to;

10) We know that the City is installing LED street lights around the city. Do we know when this might happen in the Deer Ridge area? This will be conducted in a phased approach and is a Regional initiative. Timing of the installations across the city have not yet been established.

11) At 100 Deer Ridge Dr, right in front of the community mailboxes, on the road there is a huge cemented water main installation. It is very rough to drive on and many vehicles drive around it. .  This inquiry should be adressed to;

SGCA is requesting at this time:

  • Dedicated Space to conduct association business in lieu of a community centre not available in our neighbourhood. Business plan to be developed by board of directors and submitted to City of Kitchener for consideration.

Next Steps:

  • 2nd meeting with Operations Department to be scheduled for fall, 2016

  • SGCA Board of Directors to establish Scope for our association and publish on our website so that our residents can become familiar with items belonging to City of Kitchener and appropriate contact numbers.

Recent Neighbourhood Break-ins

In the past week there have been at least 2 break-ins in the Settler's Grove area. These break-ins occurred on Lantern St and Winifred St and took place during the day.
The SGCA encourages everyone to secure their property at all times and practice neighbourhood watch principles by communicating with your neighbours and being aware of anyone or anything out of the ordinary.
See the Waterloo Regional Police Services page on keeping your property safe.

Kitchener South Hespeler All Candidates Meeting

The Doon Pioneer Park, Grand Hill Village and Pinegrove Community Associations will host an All Candidates election meeting for citizens in the new electoral riding of Kitchener South Hespeler on Wed October 7 from 7-9pm at the Waterloo Region Museum (10 Huron Road, Kitchener). Doors will open at 6:40pm.

Candidates invited to the meeting include: Conservative candidate Marian Gagne, Green candidate David Weber, Liberal candidate Marwan Tabbara, Libertarian candidate Nathan Lajeunesse and NDP candidate Lorne Bruce.

The forum will be moderated by Deer Ridge Community resident, Carl Zehr.

The new Kitchener South Hespeler riding has boundaries as shown in the Elections Canada map shown below.

We hope you will take advantage of this meeting to meet the candidates in the new riding and ask any questions about your concerns.

City of Kitchener Neighborhood Strategy

The City of Kitchener is in the process of trying to develop a new Neighborhood Strategy.

The Neighborhood Strategy Team is conducting a small survey, to gather some information from the community, please see the link to the survey below. It is a short survey, only a few questions.

Volunteers Needed!

Pride Stables is looking for volunteers to help with their Camp Pride this summer.
They take youth as young as 14 as leaders and side walkers with the campers during their riding lessons specialized for children with and without disabilities.

Pride Stables
584 Pioneer Tower Rd
Kitchener, ON N2P 2H9

Ashley Biddiscombe
Volunteer Coordinator/ Instructor
Pride Stables

City of Kitchener Publications Review Survey

The City of Kitchener is conducting a comprehensive review of its publications and we need your input!
  • Best of Times - our publication geared towards older adults that features programs and activities primarily located out of our three older adult centres.
  • Leisure - our activities guide that features events, recreation and leisure programs including swimming, fitness and camp programs.
  • Your Kitchener - our bi-monthly newsletter that looks at projects and events happening in Kitchener.
Please take a few moments to complete the Publications Review survey.
Hard copy surveys will also be available at our community resource centres and centers for adults 50+.
Survey Link: