Strathcona’s Meet, Greet & Meet

Strathcona’s Meet, Greet & Meet

Voting day in Hamilton is around the corner (October 27th, to be exact). C’mon out and meet the candidates for you new Ward One councillor as they dish on their priorities for the neighbourhood and dish out their favourite homemade soup. Five candidates…five soups. We promise great one-on-one conversations and some real food for thought! Monday, October 20th, 7 PM Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2Y6. Jason Allen, Aidan Johnson, Brian Lewis, Ira Rosen and Sandy Shaw have confirmed their attendance.  This could be your last chance to meet with them before the election and find out their perspective on how they would help Strathcona and Ward One progress in the future. Intend on attending? Follow this link to our Facebook...
Ward One Candidate Debate

Ward One Candidate Debate

The Strathcona Community Council has partnered with the Ainsle Wood/Westdale Community Association and the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association to host an all Candidates Debate on Monday, September 29th.  The event is being held at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School, 200 Whitney Ave. Doors will be opening at 5:30 pm, and the debate will begin at 6:15 pm. Who is Running? Jason Allen – www.jasonaallen.ca Tony Greco – www.mrtonygreco.ca Aidan Johnson – www.aidanjohnson.ca Brian Lewis – www.brianlewisone.com Ira Rosen – www.irarosen.ca Sandy Shaw – www.sandyshaw.ca Submit your question: There are two opportunities for you to be involved in the debate by having a candidate question selected. The first is to follow THIS link for the event’s Survey Monkey page – we’re hoping to receive questions that reflect each of the 3 neighbourhoods in Ward One. The second option to have your question submitted is by attending the event, and filling out a question card which could be selected on the night of the event. Thank you to AWWCA President Dr. Jay Parlor who will be moderating this event, to all of the event organizers who are helping with the planning and to the candidates for accepting the...
City Councillor Nominee – Ira Rosen

City Councillor Nominee – Ira Rosen

Ira Rosen, a Westdale community member, registered to run on Tuesday, January 7th to fill the Ward One City Councillor seat, which will be vacated by current Councillor Brian McHattie, who is running for Mayor. Ira has a lengthy history as a community volunteer in the Westdale neighbourhood. Since 2005, Rosen has been a participant in the Ainslie Wood Westdale Community Association, Hamilton Police Services Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council, McMaster President’s Advisory Committee on Community Relations, Community Liaison Committee Rental Housing License Bylaw, the Hamilton Jewish Federation and Open Streets Hamilton. You can follow Rosen’s campaign through his website www.irarosen.ca and he can be reached via phone (904) 540-9100 as well as email...
Chris Erl Fills Nomination for HWDSB Trustee

Chris Erl Fills Nomination for HWDSB Trustee

Chris Erl, a Westdale resident, registered to run on Saturday, January 8th to replace long time Ward1 & Ward 2 Public Trustee Judith Bishop. Chris stepped up and was interviewed by the School Board to fill the Wards 9&10 after the tragic passing of Trustee Robert Barlow.  Chris was heavily involved in University politics as an executive of the McMaster Student Union. We’ve contacted Chris and asked for contact information for his campaign and a personal biography to be added to our Candidate Profile page. Click on the link to find his campaign website....
City Councillor Nominee – Jason Allen

City Councillor Nominee – Jason Allen

Jason Allen, a Kirkendall community member, registered to run on Thursday, January 2nd to fill the Ward One City Councillor seat, which will be vacated by current Councillor Brian McHattie, who is running for Mayor. Jason volunteered in the ward through his involvement with the Participatory Budget “ForWard1” campaign. Jason was quoted by CBC Hamilton as saying that he felt it was time to take his involvement to the next level. “We’ve been on the cusp of change ever since I moved here, but I’m worried we’re getting stalled on the cusp,” he said. “So I think it’s a matter of keeping the momentum going and doing some really progressive things like we’ve always done in Ward 1.” – Jason Allen in the CBC’s “Coun. McHattie is first to officially enter Hamilton mayoral race”, Jan. 2, 2014   *We’ve contacted Jason and asked for contact information for his campaign and a personal biography to be added to our Candidate Profile page. Click on the link to find his campaign website....