The Right Place at the Wrong Time

By Ryan McGreal
Published December 20, 2005

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride dept:

I was the 99,991st visitor to the Art Gallery of Hamilton on December 8 when I went in to meet someone for lunch.

Steve Denyes, the communications manager for the AGH, broke the news to me as I walked through the door.

Ten minutes later, Kim Shippey walked in to an eruption of fanfare and congratulations.

That's 100,000 visitors in a little less than seven months - not bad, considering the previous record was 74,000 visitors in the entire year of 2001.

Congratulations to the AGH for a very successful rebirth.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.

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