City Cultural Heritage Forum

Citizens’ Forum on Cultural Heritage Protection April 20, 2013, 9:30 a,m. to 12:30 p.m. Council Chambers, Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St West  You are invited to get involved in inventorying and protecting cultural heritage properties in Hamilton.  There are approximately 7000 heritage properties of interest in Hamilton but little action has been taken to assess these properties and determine which ones should be placed on the Register as per the Ontario Heritage Act. This forum is the first step in enlisting the help of citizens to see these properties evaluated for protection.  The forum is jointly sponsored by Councillor, City of Hamilton’s Municipal Heritage Committee, the Hamilton and Burlington Society of Architects, and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario – Hamilton Branch.  Jim Leonard, Ontario Heritage Trust, Michael Seaman, Director of Planning, Town of Grimsby and Jeff Feswick, Historia Building Restoration Inc. will present their perspectives on heritage preservation.  Kayla Jonas, Heritage Resources Centre, University of Waterloo will introduce a citizen tool to evaluate...

Bike for Mike – May 5th

Has all the amazing spring weather we’ve had this week got you itching to get outside?  Then maybe it’s time for you to dig out your bike from the shed or basement and get moving.  Need some extra motivation?   Why not tune up those cycling legs in time for Bike for Mike on May 5th.   The third annual Mike Ride is happening on Sunday, May 5 at Hamilton’s Bayfront Park. The Mike Ride raises awareness of cycling in the city while raising funds for projects that help make Hamilton a more cycle-friendly city. The major initiative is Mike’s Bikes, an effort to ensure every child in Hamilton can have a bike. Last year Mike’s Bikes provided over 100 bikes to children and their families in Hamilton. Please join us on May 5 for a beautiful ride and to raise money for a worthy cause! For more information and to watch a short video about the event please visit:...
Huge Egg-Hunt Turnout!

Huge Egg-Hunt Turnout!

On March 30th, the Strathcona Community Council hosted our first ever free chocolate Easter egg hunt in Victoria Park.   There were two hosted sites, one in Victoria Park, which had an approximate turn out of 300 children and the second site was the playground at the corner of Queen/Oxford and York, which had about 85 children.  The folks at Bel Canto Strings also came out and had a showcase.   Based on how many came out for the event, the council will examine expanding the event for next spring, so stay tuned. We would like to extend a large thank you to all of the volunteers who turned out to make this event a success. Check out some of the...

The Staircase – The 6-Minute Memoir

13 Hamilton writers on the moment that changed everything Sometimes your whole life can change in a single moment. Thirteen Hamilton writers will share their personal stories about moments of epiphany when they take to the stage of the Staircase Theatre on Dundurn Street North on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. as part of The 6-Minute Memoir show. Participating writers include Miranda Hill, author of Sleeping Funny; comedian and playwright Colette Kendall; Hamilton Spectator columnist Jeff Mahoney; Eva Kay, winner of the Hamilton Public Library’s Power of the Pen contest, Chris Farias, creative director of Kitestring, Amanda Leduc, author of The Miracles of Ordinary Men, among others. They will read from their written works and share some of the illuminating experiences in their lives — all in under six minutes each. The show is being produced as a fundraiser for the Hamilton YWCA’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which provides funding to support transitional housing for marginalized women in the city. The event is sponsored by Epiphany Coaching of Hamilton. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by contacting The Staircase Theatre at (905) 529-3000 or emailing info@staircase.com. A cash bar will be available during the event. Local singer/songwriter Dan Medakovic will perform a set of music after the show for those who want to stick around. For more info, go to The Staircase website at www.staircase.org. For more information contact: Anne Bokma, Producer (905) 540-4642 cell: 289-339-0445...