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A New Urban Agenda

  • Date: Saturday, September 05, 2015
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Location: Westdale United Church
  • Address: 99 North Oval, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bryan Prince Bookseller
  • Email: events@princebooks.net
  • Phone: (905) 528-4508

Bryan Prince Bookseller, Dundurn Press, Westdale BIA, McMaster Alumni Association, Westdale United Church and Raise the Hammer present

"The New Urban Agenda" with author, Bill Freeman

Politics in the Greater Toronto, Hamilton Area (GTHA) have become increasingly divisive over the past decade, and solutions to the city’s problems have become hot-topic issues debated in council and the press, but never finding resolution. The New Urban Agenda is equal parts history, social science, and call to action to solve the major problems facing the GTHA. Issues such as urban and suburban development, transit, the region’s environmental impact, affordable housing, and the seemingly inherent gridlock of municipal politics are all discussed. Award-winning author Bill Freeman offers a level-headed approach to the problems and lays out an agenda that will lead to an improvement in the quality of life in our neighbourhoods and downtowns and make our cities more economically viable. He encourages individuals and communities to speak up for themselves and get involved in politics at a grassroots level. With no shortage of examples, he shows how this strategy can create the change that is needed to move cities forward in a way that benefits everyone, not just the business and political elite.

Bill Freeman is a writer of eighteen books on Canadian life and urban issues. He was the script-writer for the popular Mighty Machines; television series for children. Two of his recent books won awards from Heritage Toronto. Bill holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from McMaster University, and is a past chair of the Writers' Union of Canada.

Free, everyone welcome. This event is part of WESTFEST 2015.

http://www.princebooks.net

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The Shakespeare Experiment: A Seduction in the Form of an Essay

  • Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Location: McMaster University Medical Centre, Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus Wing,
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W, L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Secretary, The Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Sky Gilbert, writer, director and co-founder of Toronto's 'Buddies in Bad Times' Theatre, talks about his performance project at the University of Guelph that explored and played with masculinity and femininity in Shakespeare's plays. Free public talk. Everyone welcome. Facebook: Hamilton Association Twitter: @HamLitSciArt

http://www.haalsa.org

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2nd Annual Healthy Safe and Strong Wellness Day

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Sackville Hill Senior's Recreation Centre

Community event for older adults.Join us to learn how to stay healthy and independent. • Free event • Professional speakers- falls and fracture prevention, bowel and bladder health, medications and healthy eating • Community displays • Lunch, refreshments and prizes • Transportation available

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2nd Annual Healthy Safe and Strong Wellness Day

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Time: 09:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Sackville Hill Senior's Recreation Centre
  • Address: 780 Upper Wentworth St. (Corner of Mohawk) (Google Maps)
  • Phone: 905-546-2541

Community event for older adults.Join us to learn how to stay healthy and independent. • Free event • Professional speakers- falls and fracture prevention, bowel and bladder health, medications and healthy eating • Community displays • Lunch, refreshments and prizes • Transportation available To register call 905-546-2541

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Pipeline Trail Master Plan Presentation

  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
  • Address: 900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rikki Frith
  • Email: Rikki.Frith@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 7604

Join us as we unveil the Pipeline Trail Master Plan! FREE family event including supervised children’s programming and guided tours of the Museum. Please RSVP by September 14th to: Rikki Frith Neighbourhood & Community Initiatives Division 905-546-2424 x7604 Rikki.Frith@hamilton.ca To see project progress, please visit www.hamilton.ca/pipelinetrailmp

https://www.facebook.com/events/742693725859484/

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5th Annual Durand Movie Night

  • Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Time: 5pm-10pm
  • Location: HAAA Grounds*
  • Address: Chartlon Avenue West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Janice Brown
  • Email: jedbrown2009@gmail.com
  • Phone: 289-887-2366

Featuring Big Hero Six. Free event sponsored by the Durand Neighbourhood Association, the City of Hamilton and Remax Realtor Debbie Watson. Reardons Food Truck will be on hand and Free Kernel Korn.

*Please note the location for this year only as Durand Park is under Revitalization and is not available.

http://www.durandna.com

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Pipeline Trail Parade

  • Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • Time: 10 am - 12 noon
  • Location: Pipeline Trail (Crown Point)
  • Address: 140 Kenilworth Ave N (parking lot north of Tim Hortons) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Elizabeth Seidl
  • Email: pipelinetrail.hamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055996830

Celebrate the Pipeline Trail in our 2nd Annual Parade! Decorate your person-powered float, stroller, wagon, bicycle or mobility scooter for your chance to take home a prize! Meet at the trail crossing at 140 Kenilworth N (parking lot north of Tim Hortons)

https://www.facebook.com/events/123352991341169/

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