Latest Village Voice (The Village of Winston Park)

"I was proud to be from Canada and even prouder to be from Schlegel Villages," says Steph Hamilton about her time at the 2019 Pioneer Network Conference.
September 17, 2019
- Village Voice
In 2011, a small group of people connected to Schlegel Villages travelled south from their home in Ontario to St. Charles, Missouri on the banks of the great Missouri River. They were explorers, in a way, eager to learn about a group of people that since the mid 1990s had been influencing change in... Read more
Erin says the most rewarding aspect of volunteering at  Winston Park is connecting with the residents she supports
September 5, 2019
- Village Voice
Some of Erin Wetzel’s fondest memories from her youth centred around the cooling days of Autumn and the promise of excitement as the Waterloo Region prepared for the launch of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. She recalls the days when Miss Oktoberfest would come to her school to meet the children,... Read more
Team members and residents were thrilled to show their pride in inclusion at Winston Park.
June 25, 2019
- Village Voice
A rainbow flag the size a hand displayed upon a door may seem a small thing, but to a person who struggles for acceptance within their family or their society because of their sexual orientation, that flag is a symbol of inclusion. It lets a person know they may enter and be welcomed into a home... Read more
After 73 years of marriage, Doc and Mary Belle are grateful  they are able to be together in the Village of Winston Park.
April 5, 2019
- Village Voice
It was Doc (Donald) Poll who first caught the eye of a young lady named Mary Belle at a New Year’s Eve dance in Kitchener, 1943. From across the hall, she winked at him and he saw it; he walked over and they began a dance together that would last nearly eight decades. “I liked him right from the... Read more
November 22, 2018
- Village Voice
There is something almost magical in the way two people can meet in a random setting for a short period of time, instantly connect with each other, and lay the foundation for a truly authentic friendship. They may come from different parts of the world, have vastly different experiences and be... Read more
KW Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade
October 10, 2018
- Village Voice
Schlegel Villages couldn’t resist taking part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of North America’s largest Bavarian festival with a parade float in the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day parade Oct. 8. Residents, families and team members were happy to be part of the 50th KW... Read more
GoFund Me page has been set up to raise money for Mackenzie's support dog
July 26, 2018
- Village Voice
There’s a spirit of generosity within The Village of Winston Park that Susette McGrath and Hilda Zuzinjak have seen regularly in their respective 30 and 20 years working there that instills a sense of pride. When a team member is in need, the Winston Park community steps up, they say; it always has... Read more
George shares #ElderWisdom with Mayor Berry Vrbanovic at Tri-Pride
June 15, 2018
- Village Voice
When 94-year-old George Calder gathered his things to head to Kitchener’s Victoria Park Commons on a Saturday in early June, he figured he was heading to a picnic with some of the team members from his home at The Village of Winston Park. George Calder shares some wisdsom with Kitchener Mayor Berry... Read more
February 26, 2018
- Village Voice
Coming from a family of sports fans, Lori MacKay recalls watching the Olympic games from Montreal in 1976 on the family’s first colour television. Even after she moved away from home she would still call her mother when a big Olympic event was televised so they could watch it together. Lori and... Read more
February 23, 2018
- Village Voice
In the early 1990s, well before Brad Schlegel joined his brothers at the head of RBJ Schlegel Holdings Inc., the overseeing company that owns and operates Schlegel Villages, he was an Olympic Athlete. He twice won silver in hockey, first in Albertville, France in 1992 before Lillehammer, Norway in... Read more

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