Week Ten Newsletter

Happy long weekend!

The weather forecast for the first week of school indicates that it is going to be hot, so we have good news! We are keeping the pool open next week so members and associates can cool off. Many thanks to the guards who are able to remain in Waterloo for the week to supervise the pool. 

On Labour Day weekend, the pool will open at noon. On Saturday and Sunday, the pool will close at 8:00pm. The pool will close at 6:00pm on Monday and reopen for free swim on Tuesday through to Friday with the following hours:

Tuesday, September 5th: 12:00-8:00pm 

Wednesday September 6th: 4:00-8:00pm 

Thursday September 7th: 4:00-8:00pm 

Friday September 8th: 4:00-8:00pm 

The pool will close for the season on Friday, September 8th at 8:00pm. Please note that the tennis and basketball courts will remain open into the Fall for member enjoyment.

Social and Community

We had a great turn out for the Ice Cream Truck event last Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who came out on an unseasonably cold day to enjoy an ice cream treat. We saw lots of neighbours socializing on UB1 streets as the ice cream truck made its way around the neighbourhood. Please see the end of the newsletter for a compilation of photos from the event. Thank you to our pool director, Jen Hamilton, for organizing the event again this year.

The adult party was a great success despite the chilly evening. Luckily, the blue moon came out to shine light on the party around the pool and the live band kept us all entertained. Thank you to our community director, Cindy Desbiens, for all her planning and set-up work. She already has plans in the works for the annual UB1 Winter Holiday Walk and house lights competition event in December. More details will follow in late November. 

Enjoy the last long weekend of summer with these fun local events!


Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.,  Trinity Hall, 700 Fischer-Hallman Road, Kitchener (Free). Slow-roasted pork and lamb, sweet and salty pastries and countless desserts are on offer at what organizers say is one of K-W’s largest outdoor dining experiences.


Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Lower Main Street (Free). Discover treasures from the past at this market in downtown Cambridge.


Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  The Aud, parking lot A, (Free). Hockey season is starting! Meet the Rangers players, get an autograph, and participate in activities including inflatable games and rides! Directly following Fan Fest, the Rangers will host the Oshawa Generals for their first exhibition game of the season at 2 p.m. Tickets for the game are $5.


Get to know your UB1 Board of Directors!

Cindy Desbiens, UB1 Community Director

Cindy, her husband Jeff, and their three children were first UB1 associates before moving to the UB1 neighbourhood in 2017.  Their children have been active in swimming and tennis lessons and both Cindy and Jeff are involved with the UB1 board. Jeff volunteers to help with the membership covenant transition and Cindy is our Community Director.

Cindy joined the UB1 board in 2021 because she wanted to give back to her community and meet more of her neighbours. She organizes the UB1 adult party, the Holiday Walk in December, the community garage sale and other events aimed at increasing community engagement, such as free yoga nights. Cindy is an active board member at the Hospital for Sick Children and also volunteers at local schools in the community.

The UB1 Board of Directors is always interested in recruiting directors from our covenant membership and members or associates who would like to volunteer on a committee to help serve the UB1 community. If you are able to get involved in your UB1 community by volunteering your time and skills, please contact Monica Heinrich, President, for more information.

Pictures from the Ice Cream Truck event last week:

We hope everyone has a great first week of September and good luck with the back-to-school routine!

The UB1 Board of Directors