Community Garden – Interested?

The New Dundee Board of Trade is considering initiating a community garden for residents of New Dundee.

Before we turn sod, we’re looking to measure interest in the community.

If you’re interested in participating in a community garden either by renting a plot (at a nominal fee) or helping us set up/maintain this, we need to hear from you! Please reach out to Glenn Cooke, by email at, or by phone at 519.696.2327.

Pinehill Farms

The New Dundee Board of Trade’s April dinner meeting’s speaker was Rob Musselman from Pinehill Farms.

Pinehill farms is a young and growing u-pick and pre-picked strawberry farm. Started in 2015, they’ve grown from a half acre of berries to 5 acres for this year.

Located just outside of New Dundee at the north corner of Pinehill and Huron, they’re local and fresh.

Possible changes to community center kitchen

The township has been reviewing potential changes to the kitchen in the community center. The township is seeking to standardize the various community centers across Wilmot. In addition some of the equipment (grill, dishwasher) are old enough that in addition to being prone to failure, they are becoming increasingly expensive to repair.

You can download a summary of the kitchen review by clicking here.

In addition, we understand that new ceiling tiles for the community center have arrived and are waiting to be installed.

Chairs in the community center are scheduled for cleaning 3rd quarter of this year.

Repairs/replacement of the damaged round tables is expected in 2020-2021.

Where does the Lone Ranger take his garbage?

To the dump, to the dump, to the dump dump dump.

With that out of the way, the Waterloo Regional Landfill site is hosting a tour for residents.

The guided tour takes you to the Nyle Ludolph Material Recycling Centre, our one-and-only landfill and so much more!

Participants learn how their everyday actions, including green binning and recycling, make a difference.

Get on the various trucks and heavy equipment; ask staff questions; discover what takes place at the landfill.  These tours book up fast so please call early.

Next public tour: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tours are given every half hour. Registration required. Call the 24/7 Customer Service Call Centre at 519-575-4400 to find out tour times and to register.

Roadside Cleanup – April 27th, volunteers welcome!

The New Dundee Board of Trade will be hosting it’s semi-annual roadside cleanup in a few weeks. Twice a year our members walk the roadsides and collect mountains of garbage.

Our spring cleanup will be Saturday April 27th, starting at 9am and meeting at the Board of Trade office on South Street.

Community members are welcome to attend and help out! Just meet us at the Board of Trade office at 9am.

Note: We will also be collecting metal and electronics for recycling. We will have a trailer located on South Street at the Board of Trade office. Feel welcome to drop off metal or e-waste at the trailer, on that day.

Pancake breakfast corporate sponsors

Thank you to our corporate sponsors of the pancake breakfast. Their funding and donations allow the Board of Trade to continue to provide services to the community.

Our sponsors this year were:

Pancake Breakfast – more people, less waste!

The Board of Trade’s pancake breakfast was once again a huge success. We had approx 300 people enjoy pancakes and good company. Attendance is up substantially over last year.

And in more good news, we are generating less trash than every before. The only garbage generated were about 6 plastic bags from the sausages, and about 6 plastic bags from the apple sauce cups – about a handful of garbage in total. That’s amazing for 300 people!

Family Game Night @ Bethel Church

Bethel Church (1531 Bridge Street, New Dundee) is hosting a Family Game Night on Friday March 15th starting at 6:30PM. Loads of Fun with Group Games, Popcorn, Snacks, Drinks and a Candy Scramble. There is no admission fee but there will be a donation basket for those who would like to help with the evening’s expenses. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you have questions, please contact the church office (519-696-2284).

100 Men of Wilmot Who Give A Damn

Last night the 100 Men of Wilmot Who Give a Damn had their inaugural meeting at Puddicombe House in New Hamburg. As of the meeting, membership stood at 122 men.

Presentations were provided by Interfaith Counselling Centre, The Community Players, and Wilmot Family Resource Center. Attending members voted and selected Interfaith Counselling Center as the recipient of the $12,200 contribured by members.

If you’d like further information about the organization, you can contact Mark Murray at

Wilmot has been home to a similar organization for women for a number of years, you can Read about the 100 women who care (Wilmot) by clicking here.