Word on the Street

Hamilton Eat Local Project: Reinventing the World

  • Date: Thursday, May 05, 2005
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 305 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Environment Hamilton and OPIRG McMaster
  • Email: eatlocal@environmenthamilton.org

Come view the inspiring film "ReInventing the World: Food." Also, meet local farmers and others from your community interested in food issues, while sampling delicious local food prepared by the (very creative) Eat Local Team!

Suggested Donation: $5

Brought to you by OPIRG McMaster's Eat Local Working Group & Environment Hamilton's Eat Local Project.

http://environmenthamilton.org/eatlocal/

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Robert Fennell at ParkerPearce

  • Date: Friday, January 06, 2006
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: ParkerPearce Gallery
  • Address: 158 James St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Theresa ParkerPearce
  • Email: fireangel15_1999@hotmail.com
  • Phone: 9055251399

ParkerPearce Gallery features solo artist Robert Fennell. The gallery is proud to offer this one time only studio inventory original artwork exhibit. Mr. Fennell has never offered his work at such reasonable prices, but he needs to make room for new creations.

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"Scared Sacred" Screening at Melrose United

  • Date: Friday, January 06, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose United
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca
  • Phone: 9055221323

In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeros' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history. Scared Sacred deftly weaves together stunning footage with haunting memories, inspirational stories, and an evocative soundscape. An exquisite portrait of a search for meaning in times of turmoil.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events.htm

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Bus Fares Meeting

  • Date: Friday, January 06, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Community Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St, Hamilton, between James and Hughson (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Transit Users Group
  • Email: transit@environmenthamilton.org

(from Julia Kollek)

As you may know, Hamilton City Council is considering raising bus fares in its next budget. There's an opportunity for the public to address council about the budget on Jan 9.

Hamilton Transit Users Group (TUG) invites you to a public meeting to learn more about why we need affordable bus fares - and why the HSR needs more support.

http://environmenthamilton.org/TUG/

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Woolvett Live

  • Date: Saturday, January 07, 2006
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Rankins Bar + Grill
  • Address: 1342 Main St (just past Delta High School) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Reg Beaudry
  • Email: reg@urbanicity.com

A percentage of pub sales will be donated to McMaster Children's Hospital.

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David Rovics at Sky Dragon

  • Date: Sunday, January 08, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Community Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St, Hamilton, between James and Hughson (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tina-Sue Ducross
  • Email: admin@skydragon.org
  • Phone: 9057778102

Progressive acoustic folk singer David Rovics, along with local and Toronto musicians (Fellow Worker, Steve Sinnicks, Melissa Larking), plays at the Sky Dragon Centre. This is an all age and licensed event. Everyone is welcome and all proceeds will go to support the Sky Dragon Community Development Co-operative. Tickets are: $13.00 for adults, $7.00 for child, and $25.00 for family.

Listen to his music here: Wal-mart, by David Rovics

http://www.skydragon.org/

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Add Your Two Cents' Worth

  • Date: Monday, January 09, 2006
  • Time: 2-4 PM, 7-9 PM
  • Location: City Council Chambers
  • Address: 71 Main St. West, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mary Gallagher
  • Email: mgallagh@hamilton.ca

Hamilton City Council has received the 2006 Budget Books as it prepares for the annual budget deliberations. The Mayor and Members of City Council invite citizens to attend the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Monday, January 9, 2006 to provide comments on the 2006 Tax Budget.

http://www.myhamilton.ca/

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Innovation Park Open House

McMaster University is holding an open house for the public to comment on its site master plan draft for Innovation Park.

Drop into Rm 11, Gilmour Hall at McMaster from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, or the Westdale Secondary School cafeteria from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, and offer your input.

http://www.mcmaster.ca/research/mip.htm

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Open and Shut

  • Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2006
  • Time:
  • Location: Downtown
  • Contact: Jason Leach
  • Email: jason@lhca.ca

A new bubble tea/asian café has opened on the cobblestone stretch of ferguson between king and king william. Its called 1886, presumably in reference to the year the building was built (just a guess though). Hopefully they will be the first establishment in this refurbished building to put the outdoor patio to good use in the summer. Colombia coffee house at Bay and King is now open - smooth coffee and treats in a fairly comfortable setting. A three storey addition is being built onto an old printing factory at King William and Mary. It will be residential space once complete. A familiar face in the Farmers' Market has confirmed that some ideas are in the works to bring the market to the street instead of being confined to the ugly indoor parking garage it is in. With any luck, this will involve removable York St. windows and no through traffic on weekends. A new pub is opening on Locke South. Smokin Joe's bar and grill is set to open soon on the east side directly across from the west town. Let's hope they use the former front lawn of the house for a big patio. A new James South eatery is set to open soon in the old Mikes World of Books location - Bistro Parisian is coming early next year, according to the sign out front. Feverish work continues on the old CH theatre on King West and the neighbouring house. I'm not sure what's happening to the house. The theatre will become a music/theatre venue. New cobblestone walkways have been installed at Sam Lawrence park overlooking the city. The red brick features fit very nicely with the views from the park. Eden Thai is now open on John South and, according to a friend, is excellent and very nicely renovated. Smart Feet on King West is closing. No word on what will replace it. Next door, the old DJ Den is being renovated. No word on what it will house, but it appears to be an eatery of some sort. Hess Village Pizza and Wings is set to open soon in the old Portable Feast location and Main and Queen. In true downtown fashion, they will also serve shawarmas and other middle eastern fare.

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EcoHouse Exhibition Series: Figurative Inspirations

  • Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Green Venture Ecohouse
  • Address: 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton ON, L8K 5P5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sapphire Singh
  • Email: contact@greenventure.ca
  • Phone: 9055408787x. 17

From January 10th - 28th, 2006, Green Venture will present part IV of the EcoHouse Exhibition Series entitled Figurative Inspirations: Drawing-Acrylic Paintings by Dr. Abraham Shalaby.

A reception is planned for Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

As a successful artist, Dr. Abraham Shalaby has traveled to over 16 countries exhibiting and sharing his experiences. Capturing a multiplicity of subjects from floral landscapes to still life, his style of representation reflects the combined influence of pre-Raphaelite and Modern plain-air painters.

Using oils, acrylics, pencil sketches, and water colours, the support radiates with a vibrancy that signifies movement and life energy. Dr. Shalaby's art is about inspiring appreciation and respect for the natural world and, ".the taken-for-granted beauties that surround us."

In addition to the exhibited works, select reproductions or prints will be available for sale: 8x10 for $10, 11x14 for $20, and 16x20 for $30 each.

http://www.greenventure.ca/ecohouse.asp?ID=201

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The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico

  • Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2006
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Jackson Square Cinemas
  • Address: 2 King St. W. (NW corner of King and James) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Email: film@artgalleryofhamilton.com

Meet the notorious Guy Terrifico, a hard-drinking, hard-living legend who just might be the most talented and notorious musician Canada never had. Hysterically funny testimonials from legends Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm and Merle Haggard, along with archival footage of infamous incidents in country-music history, combine to create a persistently witty and satirical 'honky tonk-umentary' of the music industry and its need to cannibalize and glamorize its past.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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English Butler Closing

  • Date: Friday, January 13, 2006
  • Time:
  • Location: Jackson Square
  • Address: 2 King Street West, Hamilton (Google Maps)

English Butler in Jackson Square is closing on January 13. For those unfamiliar with this store, it is truly one of the gems of Jackson and will surely be a big blow to the already struggling mall.

A friend was there Tuesday morning at opening and waited in line for 30 minutes due to the huge crowds. My wife loves this store and we’ve never been there and seen it empty. It’s always busy, or at least it seems.

Head over for the final clearance sale before next weekend.

-- Jason Leach

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Desastre: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

(Dir. Jay Field, 22 min., Comedy) Parents' plans to deprogram their son - who insists on smoking, eating baguettes and debating the merits of Jerry Lewis films - are complicated with the sudden arrival of a strange squadron wearing black turtlenecks and berets.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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AGH Winter Schedule

  • Date: Saturday, January 21, 2006
  • Time:
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON, L8P4S8 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Steve Denyes
  • Email: steve@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610

On view from January 21 to April 16, The Manchu Era (1644-1912), Arts of China's Last Imperial Dynasty examines the arts that emerged during a period of unprecedented prosperity in China; during their rule, the Manchu brought China to the zenith of her power materially and geographically. Several of the most powerful Manchu emperors were also involved patrons of the arts, establishing workshops dedicated to the production of exquisite decorative pieces. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria with assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage Museums Assistance Program, The Manchu Era highlights the ceramics of the period, as well as elaborate costumes, painting and calligraphy scrolls, and intricately carved jade, ivory, amber, and bamboo. Tickets to this banner exhibition are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for children ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 5 years. AGH Members receive discounted pricing. Tickets purchased for The Manchu Era include admission for the AGH's Heaven and Earth Unveiled: European Treasures from the Tanenbaum Collection.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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ArtParty at Loose Cannon Gallery

  • Date: Saturday, January 21, 2006
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: Loose Cannon Gallery
  • Address: 150 James S. N. (at Cannon) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dane Pedersen
  • Email: dane@loosecanongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055154346

On Friday, December 21, Loose Cannon Gallery will turn into an environment of creation. Whether you're an artist or someone who likes to make marks and get messy, there will be several canvas and surfaces to go nuts on.

Definitely don't wear your finest to this evening but be sure to bring along leftover paints, media, materials and the unexpected. There will be some music to make sure everyone stays in the creative zone. This will be a great opportunity to get to know the artist community an create some fun and exciting work.

Please RSVP if you're interested.

http://www.loosecanongallery.com/

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Poetry Reading at Transit Gallery

  • Date: Thursday, January 26, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. South, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Hamilton Poetry Centre presents a reading by visiting author Russel Thornton with opening reading by Nancy Holmes.

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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Hardwood: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, February 01, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

(Dir. Hubert Davis, 29 min., Documentary) Constantly on the road as a Harlem Globetrotter, Mel Davis found himself with two families to support, one in Chicago, the other in Vancouver. Hardwood is a smart, touching examination of the meaning of family, fatherhood and athletics.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Independent America: The Two-Lane Search for Mom And Pop

  • Date: Friday, February 03, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Locke St. and Homewood Ave., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Craig Hermanson
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca
  • Phone: 9055275440

These days, you have to go out of your way if you want to do business with Mom & Pop. One couple has taken that notion a little bit farther. 13,000 miles farther to be exact.

Independent filmmakers and award-winning journalists, Hanson Hosein and Heather Hughes take the road less traveled in a thought provoking new documentary, which uncovers the growing opposition to big box retail across the U.S. and the often desperate fight being waged by independent retailers to stay alive.

(Directed by Hanson Hosein and Heather Hughes, 2005, 81 min)

More Information:

Suggested donation: $5 per person (Includes complementary fair-trade coffee!) Child-minding: ages 3-12, $1 per child

Panel Discussion to follow the movie

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events.htm

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Transit Gallery Reception

  • Date: Friday, February 03, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

You are invited to join us for the opening reception for start '06 > gallery artist and invitational group exhibition, featuring new work by start '06 > artists: Harold Klunder, Fiona Kinsella, Laurie Kilgour, Robert Creighton, Michael Allgoewer, Matthew Varey, Barry Lorne, Andrew McPhail, Frances Ward, Steve Mazza, John Kennedy, Leslie Sorochan and Clarissa Schmidt Inglis.

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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Art Opening, Bad Dog Café

  • Date: Friday, February 03, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Bad Dog Café
  • Address: 229 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Heather and Pat
  • Email: msyhm@look.ca
  • Phone: 9055245732

Bad Dog Café is having their first art opening, featuring photography by local artist Krista Ockenden. The opening also features musical guests and is licenced for the evening.

http://www.baddogcafe.ca/

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EcoHouse Exhibition Series: Elemental Abstraction

  • Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2006
  • Time:
  • Location: Green Venture EcoHouse
  • Address: 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton, ON, L8K 5P5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Pete Wobschall
  • Email: contact@greenventure.ca
  • Phone: 9055408787x. 17

Ranging from wool and fashion art to oil paintings, Hillie Bakker’s 30 years of artistic production is part of a life long passion to create works of beauty and utility that reflect her relationship with and respect for the natural world.

The rich surfaces of her oil paintings engage the viewer’s tactile senses while vibrant hues and shades inject the representations of flora and fauna with sensuality. From realist to psychedelic, her interpretation of natural subjects infuses the canvas with unmistakeable energy and sense of movement. Ranging in size each canvas is illuminated by an inner glow, inviting the viewer to loose themselves in the mysterious fragility of nature.

http://www.greenventure.ca/ecohouse.asp?ID=201

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Apprx. 8 x 6 at Mixed Media

  • Date: Friday, February 10, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Mixed Media
  • Address: 174 James St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave Devries-Kuruc
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

Mixed Media presents Apprx. 8 x 6, an art show and sale of small works measuring approximately 8" x 6" or 6" x 8" (depending on how you see it). Featuring:

Paul Antic Gary Buttrum Ted Basciano Andrea Carvalho Andrea Flockhart Dyan Hatanaka Barbara Iwanczyk Matt Jelly Jason Lee Matt McInnis Heather McIver Randell Neudorf Kathy Renwald Matt Tegal

and many more!

Opening night action also taking place at Loose Canon and The Print Studio. You Me is open late too! Check out Brian Kelly's show!

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Launder your good apron at Loose Cannon

  • Date: Friday, February 10, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Loose Cannon Gallery
  • Address: 150 James St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dane Pedersen
  • Email: dane@loosecanongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055154346

Launder your good apron is an exhibition of new acrylic on canvas paintings by Pamela Carson, a Hamilton Artist and Writer. Women and dogs in domestic and everyday settings are the subject of the paintings.

http://www.loosecanongallery.com/

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Citadel 28: Kim Easton

  • Date: Friday, February 10, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Arts Centre
  • Address: 28 Rebecca St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mahesh Butani
  • Email: info@dachamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055222005

Citadel 28, the new Contemporary Art Gallery at the Downtown Arts Centre (DAC), is proud to announce its first exhibition: "DEPARTURES" by Kim Easton (acrylic on watercolour paper).

We will be honoured to have you join us at the opening reception, featuring live music, wine and cheese. Come and enjoy the fantastic art exhibition and celebrate the rebirth of another building in the downtown Hamilton core; and share Ms. Kim Easton's visions of 'departure' and the 'rekindling of the Spirit'- in its mysteries and familiarities.

http://www.dachamilton.com

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Mayday Needs Your, Uh, Help

  • Date: Saturday, February 11, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tina-Sue Ducross
  • Email: admin@skydragon.org
  • Phone: 9057778102x. Mailbox 2

Help bring Mayday Magazine closer to financial sustainability. This event will be filled with the musical talents of local musicians, djs and drinks. Performers include: 16 Strings, El Chapeau, Annie Shaw, Rob Newberry, Hunter Eves, Neil Haverty, Squirrel Cage, and the Gramsci Collective. This party will also mark the departure of Mayday Magazine editor Matt Jelly as he prepares to pilot his backyard-made rocket directly into the sun.

http://www.maydaymagazine.org/

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Black Soul/Âme noire: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

(Dir. Martine Chartrand, 10 min., Animation/History) An elderly woman tells her grandson about his heritage in this glorious, whirlwind voyage through the defining moments of black history and culture, told with perpetually transforming images painted directly on glass.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Copps Chair Speaker Series: Pollution and Health

  • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Central Library (Hamilton Room)
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Julia Kollek
  • Email: tonnes@environmenthamilton.org

Our guest speaker will be Professor Pavlos Kanaroglou - Canada Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and Professor, School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University.

Professor Kanaroglou's research interests include the development of methods in spatial analysis, and their application to urban transportation. His work also extends to understanding the relationship between environmental pollution and health. Prof Kanaroglou is a member of the Hamilton Air Quality Improvement Committee. He recently contributed to a journal article entitled "Carbon monoxide emissions from passenger vehicles: predictive mapping with an application to Hamilton, Canada".

Admission is free.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/

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Afro Promo: Black Cinema Trailers 1940-70

  • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Filled with insights on race and social dynamics, this fascinating compendium of Coming Attractions explores an extensive range of stylistic approaches - Blaxploitation, Comedy, Music Bio, Plantation Drama, and more - all smartly organized by genre, or viewable as one outrageous joyride through motion picture history.

Beyond mere camp, these marvelously condensed gems crystallize a range of African-American identities and personalities, tracking the meteoric careers of Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, et al, through their bold performances in movies both hugely popular and practically forgotten.

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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AGH Reading: Lydia Kwa

  • Date: Friday, February 17, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Steve Denyes
  • Email: steve@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 272

Lydia Kwa will read from her most recent book The Walking Boy, (Key Porter Books, 2005). The Walking Boy, set in 8th century China during the Tang dynasty, traces the pilgrimage of a boy whose journey ultimately brings him to the imperial court of Wu Zhao, the only Chinese woman ever to have crowned herself Emperor during China's long dynastic history. Ms. Kwa has worked in Canada as both a writer and a psychologist since 1980. She is a poet and has published three novels.

Tickets are $12 for AGH Members and $15 for Non-Members. Tickets may be purchased at the door or on-line.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the talk.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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Events on James North

  • Date: Friday, February 17, 2006
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: James North Galleries
  • Contact: Dane Pedersen
  • Email: dane@loosecanongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055154346

Several galleries will be open or having opening receptions(*) this Friday, plus a bit more:

*The Print Studio - Exhibition - William Sherwood, Allison Ksiazkiewicz *MixedMedia - apprx. 8x6 - art show and sale featuring various artists *Loose Canon- Exhibition-Pam Carson and Sapphire Singh - painting and clothing (respectively) Blue Angel - Cynthia Hill, Denis Fafard and Paul Sheard you me gallery- Exhibition- Brian Kelly

The bit more: If you have been to openings in the past you will likely enjoyed the sounds of Gary Buttrum spinning some records. Well, DJ Buttrum (along side Miss Chief) are hosting the Second Annual Saints and Sinners Prom Party and will be taking place at Absinthe in downtown Hamilton. This a great reason to break out your spiffiest gear and dance it up. Check out the attached flyer for all the specifics. Hope to see you there this Saturday!

http://www.loosecanongallery.com/

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Strathcona Neighbourhood Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Erskine Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 19 Pearl St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tom Lazich
  • Phone: 9055268238

Join Strathcona neighbours and view plans for the Hellenic seniors' complex, Victoria Park, and more. Learn what's in the works and share your ideas and vision for Strathcona neighbourhood.

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The Art of the Chase: Collecting Locally

  • Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
  • Time:
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St. W., Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brett Simonton
  • Email: brett@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 272

An exclusive evening series on where to collect art in Hamilton and Area at The Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Guest Speakers:

Thursday, February 23 - Priti Kohli & David Brace, transit gallery, Hamilton Thursday, March 23 - Katherine Zarull, The Print Studio, Hamilton Thursday, April 20 - Virginia Eichhorn, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo

Register for individual evenings or all three in advance.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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Film Screening: The End of Suburbia

Film: THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream

Since World War II, North Americans have invested much of their newfound wealth in homes in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space, affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, the suburban way of life has become embedded in the North American consciousness.

But in the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. With brutal honesty and a touch of irony, The End of Suburbia explores the North American Way of Life and its prospects as the planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels begins to outstrip supply.

Q&A with Jack Santa-Barbara

After the screening, Jack Santa-Barbara will answer questions and lead discussion on the looming energy crisis and alternative energy sources. Jack Santa-Barbara has a long-time interest in ecological economics. He has held faculty positions at both McMaster University and the University of Toronto, where he taught and managed large-scale research projects.

This screening is organized by the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton's Social Justice Committee and co-sponsored by Environment Hamilton.

Suggested Donation: $5.00 (Donation to Hamilton Naturalists' Club's Nature Sanctuary Purchase fund)

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/

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Ryan & Blue Skies: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, March 01, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

Ryan

(Dir. Chris Landreth, 14 min., Documentary/Animation) The life of one of Canada's most influential animators, Academy Award® nominated Ryan Larkin - who earns his living panhandling on the streets of Montreal - is examined in this truly powerful and unforgettable work.

Blue Skies (Dir. Ann Marie Fleming, 7 min., Drama) A distraught singer readies for his performance and overcomes his grief through song in this beautifully rendered work of triumph and transcendence from one of Canada's most accomplished filmmakers.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Art + Film + Music + Wine

  • Date: Friday, March 03, 2006
  • Time:
  • Location: TWO+ONE+ONE
  • Address: 211 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan Furlong
  • Email: ryan@fenianthirdeye.com
  • Phone: 9055465417

FENIAN FILMS Presents The Gift, a short film by Ryan Furlong. Door cover is $10 per person. Cash bar.

http://www.fenianfilms.com

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The Yes Men

  • Date: Friday, March 03, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Homewood and Locke St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Craig Hermanson
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca
  • Phone: 9055275440

The Yes Men: Changing the World One Prank at a Time (Rated R) Director: Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, 2004, 82 min

With poker-faced impersonation as their weapon, and World Trade Organization officials as their target, the Yes Men pull off one bold prank after another in an effort to raise political consciousness. And when their outrageous stunts are actually swallowed - hook, line and sinker - the Yes Men must up the satirical ante and push the art of public spectacle to hilarious new heights!

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events.htm

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New Exhibitions at Transit

  • Date: Friday, March 03, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Two new exhibitions: Judy Major-Girardin's "Flamenco" (new work on canvas and paper) and frances ward's "surface tension" (new collages and photography). Both exhibitions run from February 28 to April 2.

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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James Street South Gallery Walk

  • Date: Saturday, March 04, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Chateau Royale
  • Address: 135 James St. South, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Chateau Royale
  • Phone: 9055243386

The gallery walk includes the following venues:

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Parker Pearce Gallery Marta Hewson Photography Arctic Experience and McNaught Gallery Accent Your World Glow Nouveau Orie Fashions

It also features works by acclaimed local artists Susan Halliday, Bill Powell, Sylvia Simpson, Richard 'Rick' Cook, Anita Weitzman, Sandor Monos, Conray Furey, and Gesuina Eyford; and a book signing for Celebrating a New Hamilton by Sherry Sleightholm.

http://www.clubchateauroyale.ca/

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Evolution of Change: Mind, Body & Soul

  • Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Green Venture Ecohouse
  • Address: 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton, ON, L8K 5P5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sapphire Singh
  • Email: contact@greenventure.ca
  • Phone: 9055408787x. 17

From March 7 to April 29, 2006, Green Venture will present part VI of the EcoHouse Exhibition Series, entitled Evolution of Change: Mind, Body & Soul, by by John Mastracci. The Opening Reception is on March 7.

John Mastracci's debut exhibition Evolution of Change; Mind, Body & Soul celebrates a life inspired by nature, art and music. Exploring media such as oils, acrylics, water colour, and ink and pen, Mastracci's unique style embodies the artist's internal exploration of life's interconnectedness.

Smooth lines compliment the artist's playful use of colour intensifying the link between body and natural world. Incorporating prose and journaling facilitates additional interrogation into the work's central themes: the physical, mental, and spiritual self as it relates to the living environment.

http://www.greenventure.ca/ecohouse.asp?ID=96

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Hammered Out #8

  • Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Central Library (Hamilton Room)
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Frances Ward
  • Email: hammered_out@primus.ca

Come to the launch reading for Hammered Out #8. This issue includes two memorial features (Margaret Saunders and David Hillen), two centred out features (Lin Geary and John Terpstra), selections from current submissions and Silver Hammer entries as well as poetry related articles/reviews. We also feature images by Hamilton artist, Hugh Martin.

http://campfireditties.com/artists.php?menu=Events&item=Hammered%20Out%207

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Palestine Trilogy at Sky Dragon

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tina-Sue Ducross
  • Email: admin@skydragon.org
  • Phone: 9057778102x. 2

Toronto filmmaker b.h. Yael is no stranger to controversy when it comes to making films about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Her latest work, Palestine Trilogy: documentations in history, land & hope, is a three-part documentation of the overlooked and often disregarded peace-building efforts that occur on a daily basis between Israelis and Palestinians.

Yael is an Israeli-born Canadian who is Professor and Chair of Integrated Media at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and a passionate advocate for a just and sustainable peace in Israel/Palestine. She has directed and produced a number of video projects that reflect on the personal and political connections to the land of her birth. Positioning herself amidst controversy, Yael offers a unique perspective, challenging the traditional Canadian perception of peace efforts in the Middle East.

Palestine Trilogy presents an independent voice and a critical perspective focusing on Israeli and Palestinian efforts toward coexistence. Yael confronts the reality of terror, of displacement, of walls, and the constant surveillance on families and indigenous communities while exploring the common recognition to the possibility of a different reality and a hope that the 'sounds of peace' may eventually predominate.

http://www.skydragon.org

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DNA: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

(Dir. Jack Blum, 27 min.) When two young women visit the suburban home of a grieving widower to help him dispose of his deceased wife's clothing, they find the task far more complex than they had anticipated.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Paddy's Day Fundraiser at Sky Dragon

  • Date: Friday, March 17, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tina-Sue Ducross
  • Email: admin@skydragon.org
  • Phone: 9057778102x. 2

Join us for live entertainment, refreshments, drinks and good company, as Sky Dragon celebrates our first St. Paddy's Day. Come help us recognize the efforts of our supporters!

Musical Guests Include:

Zena-the secrets of the well ("an interactive performance, bring an extra pair of socks") Vicki Guzman The Odegaard Two Trimble Road ("the worlds best basement band") The Gramsci Collective

Tickets are $10.00 and available in advance.

http://www.skydragon.org/

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Independent America

  • Date: Monday, March 20, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Craig Hermanson
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Melrose United is screening the film Independent America, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Ward I councillor Brian McHattie.

http://melroseunited.ca/

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choke.: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

(Dir. David Hyde, 12 min., Dark Comedy) A love triangle with a difference, choke. Focuses on a teacher, her love struck student, and an aspiring figure skater. When one character discovers a betrayal, vengeance is exacted in a chilling and perversely funny way.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Environment Hamilton's Annual General Meeting

Our guest speaker will be Richard Gilbert, and his talk is entitled: "Peak oil and its consequences for urban communities like Hamilton".

Dr. Richard Gilbert is an urban issues consultant who focuses on transportation, waste management, energy systems, and urban governance. He has clients in North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Gilbert serves as transport consultant to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and to Civic Exchange, a Hong Kong-based think tank, as part-time research director of the Toronto-based Centre for Sustainable Transportation (CST). Dr Gilbert has just written a "peak oil" report for the City of Hamilton.

Admission is free.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/

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CASBAH Re-Opening

  • Date: Saturday, April 01, 2006
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie Schwendiman
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca
  • Phone: 9057417625

After involvement in five and a half years of concert promotions, Brodie Schwendiman launches Cincinnati Records & Promotions Inc. and the opening of CASBAH under the company's ownership.

The first show will be PUBLIC, OCEANSHIP on Saturday, April 1 ($7 cover).

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Urban Exploration Q & A

  • Date: Monday, April 03, 2006
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: Mixed Media
  • Address: 174 James St. N. (at Cannon), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave Kuruc
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

Mixed Media presents an intimate reading and Q & A session with Liz Clayton from Access All Areas, a user's guide to the art of urban exploration. Free admission.

A practical guide to indulging one's curiosity while gently subverting the structures of authority. -— Toronto Star

An essential guide to a growing global pastime...an engrossing read. -— Dose

And it's funny, too. — Eye Weekly

This how-to guide will explain the secrets of urban exploration, like sneaking, social engineering and equipping — all while guiding you through abandoned buildings, construction sites, drains, tunnels, and beyond. The book contains more than 240 pages of illustrated, expert advice from Ninjalicious, the editor of Infiltration zine.

Want to know more about urban exploring? Urban exploration is the act of exploring the modern ruins and off limit places all around us. Some things of interest to urban explorers are steam tunnels, abandoned asylums, ex-military bases, and anything else interesting and off limits. Be warned: trespassing is illegal, and exploring can sometimes be dangerous. That said, it's still a very fun hobby. One thing true urban explorers don't do is steal or vandalize. People who do these things not only give explorers a bad rap, they also make it more difficult for real urban explorers. So if you do explore, be ethical. Take only pictures, and leave no trace of ever having been there.

For interview requests, please contact Liz Clayton directly at liz@infiltration.org

http://www.mixedmediahamilton.com/

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Public Information Centre: Lakeshore West Layover Facility

  • Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2006
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: St. Patrick Elementary School (gymnasium)
  • Address: 20 East Avenue South, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Adrian VanSchouwen
  • Email: avanschouwen@sandwell.com
  • Phone: 9053191698x. 217

GO Transit is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to construct a train layover facility near the Hamilton GO Centre. Currently, trains that are used for service to and from Hamilton have to be stored overnight at our Willowbrook maintenance yard in Toronto. It is proposed that a layover facility be constructed in Hamilton to store four, 12-car trains.

Your participation is an important part of the process and we welcome your input. You are invited to attend the Public Information Centre.

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Vers le Sud (Heading South) at AGH

  • Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas
  • Address: Jackson Square, NW corner of King St. and James St. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

Three female tourists visit a beach resort in 1980s Haiti to find love, sex, and affection. All three find what they are looking for in the same young man, a local teenaged Adonis named Legba. Featuring searing performances by Charlotte Rampling, Louise Portal, and Karen Young, Vers le Sud (Heading South) is a tender look at revenge and betrayal among women and the international political economy of sex, class and prostitution. Nominated for the Golden Lion Award at the 2005 Venice Film Festival, director Laurent Cantet is widely recognized as one of the most vital and talented French filmmakers working today.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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Touch the Sound

  • Date: Friday, April 07, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave. (at Locke), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Movies at Melrose
  • Email: movie-list@melroseunited.ca

Evelyn Glennie is a Grammy-winning classical percussionist whose solo work is unrivalled. She is also deaf. For Evelyn, sound is palpable and rhythm is the basis of everything. Without vibration, there is nothing. From silence to music, sound is felt through every sense in our bodies.

Director Thomas Riedelsheimer (RIVERS AND TIDE: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY WORKING WITH TIME) maps a world of senses, of transcendent images and evocative sounds, following Evelyn and her remarkable story through California, New York, England and her native Scotland. Original music by Glennie and Fred Frith.

Suggested donation: $5.00

http://melroseunited.ca/mailman/listinfo/movie-list

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Perceptional Truths at Loose Canon

  • Date: Friday, April 07, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Loose Canon Gallery
  • Address: 150 James St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dane Pedersen
  • Email: dane@loosecanongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055154346

Loose Canon celebrates its first year with the art of Amy Reader. Amy is the Associate Producer and Community Liaison for the Native Women in the Arts and is a graduate of the McMaster Fine Arts.

http://www.loosecanongallery.com/

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Kawong: Scratches and Dreams

  • Date: Friday, April 07, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Kensington Gallery
  • Address: 235 Kensington Ave. N. (4 blocks west of Ottawa St. N. at Barton St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Shara Ross
  • Email: shara@kensingtongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055444216

I don't know much about this, except that Reg Beaudry from Urbanicity Magazine is apparently bartending.

http://www.kensingtongallery.com/

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James North Art Crawl

  • Date: Friday, April 07, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: James North Art District
  • Address: 174 James St. N. (by Cannon St.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave Kuruc
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

Check out new shows at The Print Studio, You Me, Loose Canon, Blue Angel and Mixed Media. The action kicks off at 7 or 8 pm depending on who you ask...but show up whenever!

Lots of action elsewhere Downtown - including shows at Michael Pritchard's new Downtown Gallery and the Ground Up Gallery at The Boom Spot.

htp://www.mixedmediahamilton.com

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Milo 55160: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

(Dir. David Ostry, 20 min., Drama) A frequent employee of the month at St. Peter's Gates, Milo 55160's opportunity for promotion is jeopardized when he intervenes and tries to aid a young boy.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Bound Together: Footbinding and Feminity in Late Imperial China

  • Date: Thursday, April 13, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton (Tananbaum Pavilion)
  • Contact: Steve Denyes
  • Email: steve@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 255

In conjunction with the Art Gallery of Hamilton's current Manchu Era (1644-1912) Arts of China's Last Imperial Dynasty exhibition, the AGH presents the talk Bound Together: Footbinding and Femininity in Late Imperial China with Bata Shoe Museum curator Eizabeth Semmelhack.

This fascinating presentation will focus on why footbinding became a defining feature of Han Chinese beauty. Curator Ms. Semmelhack will explore how other meanings such as ethnicity, femininity and status were bound up in this 1000 year old practice.

The process of making a bound 'lily' foot involved tightly binding a little girl's feet from the age of five with cloth bandages, causing the arch to break and the toes to turn under and allowing the feet to painfully grow into a deformed shape, roughly half normal size. The feet of these crippled women were considered erotically attractive and a sign of a man's wealth to be able to afford a cloistered woman who was incapable of manual labour.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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Sins of the Fleshapoids at Transit

  • Date: Thursday, April 13, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Along with Anger's SCORPIO RISING and Warhol's CHELSEA GIRLS, Mike Kuchar's SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS remains one of the most influential films of the '60s American Underground. Mike and his brother George (who co-wrote FLESHAPOIDS), were the godfathers of bargain basement cinema, pioneering a hilariously campy, lurid style between Ed Wood exploitation and Douglas Sirk melodrama.

Set a million years in the future, after “The Great War” has scourged the planet, mankind has forsaken science for self-indulgence in all the carnal pleasures afforded by art, food, and lust. Work is left to a race of enslaved androids. One rebellious male robot (Bob Cowan) tires of pampering his lazy masters, and joins the humans in sin. The future never seemed so ridiculous…

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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Call for Submissions: STREET

  • Date: Saturday, April 15, 2006
  • Time: end of day
  • Location: STREET@kairosliterary
  • Address: 198 East 8th St., Hamilton, ON L9A 3L8. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kairos Literary
  • Email: street@kairosliterary.com

STREET is an exciting new form of urban publication. STREET lifts the prose and poetry of our community from the printed page and puts it on the streets of the International Village, in central Hamilton. From Wellington to Mary, on King Street East, the “pages” of STREET will be displayed in the windows of local businesses.

Sponsored by the International Village BIA and Kairos Literary Society, STREET will be a periodical reflecting urban experience, with 5 issues planned for 2006. The first issue will be launched May 6, and on display until summer.

Submission Guidelines

Poetry should be a maximum of 30 lines, including line breaks. Prose submissions should be a maximum of 400 words. Previously published works will be accepted. STREET is looking for writing that reflects the varied and vibrant lifestyle of the urban community. All submissions must be suitable for posting in a public place. Contributors whose works are accepted will be paid a $20.00 honorarium.

htp://www.kairosliterary.com/street

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The Other Side: The Business of Poverty

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: CFMU
  • Address: 93.3 FM on the radio (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Maggie Hughes
  • Email: oside@cogeco.ca

Tune in to hear Maggie Hughes explore poverty in Hamilton during the first one-hour airing of The Other Side.

http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca

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Hamilton CAN Election Campaign Kick-Off

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Community Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St, Hamilton, between James and Hughson (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Alice Smith
  • Phone: 9055318733

Please join the Hamilton Community Action Network (CAN) as we kick off the municipal election campaign with an open house celebration. Our special guest, Joanna Chapman, will be speaking about the need for transparency and accountability in local politics. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Come learn about what we're doing to make Hamilton better!

http://www.hamiltoncan.org

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When Energy Demand Exceeds Supply: Impacts on Transportation and Cities

  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2006
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Address: 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg Manitoba (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Al Cormier
  • Email: a.cormier@uwinnipeg.ca
  • Phone: 2049821140

The University of Winnipeg, the Centre for Sustainable Transportation and the Institute of Urban Studies present When Energy Demand Exceeds Supply: Impacts on Transportation and Cities, a symposium and free public lecture featuring James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency. $200 ($75 for students) or $175 early registration by March 31 ($50 for students).

http://www.cstctd.org

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Book Launch at Mixed Media

  • Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Mixed Media
  • Address: 174 James St. North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Christina Palassio
  • Email: christina@chbooks.com
  • Phone: 8003676360

Coach House Books is launching new spring books at Mixed Media. Chris Ewart reads from his debut novel, Miss Lamp. a. rawlings reads from her debut collection of poetry, Wide slumber for lepidopterists, and hometown poet Shannon Bramer selects passages from The Refrigerator Memory.

Join these three great authors for a night of literary entertainment in the heart of Steeltown. Coach House Books Reading at Mixed Media with readings by Chris Ewart, a.rawlings, and Shannon Bramer.

http://www.chbooks.com

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See Squirrel Cage to Avoid Plague

  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2006
  • Time: 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Matt Jelly
  • Email: mattjelly@gmail.com

To avoid bird flu, bovine spongiform encepalopathy, and apparently locusts, residents are advised to see Matt Jelly's band Squirrel Cage (with guests The Hundred Heads and Undercurrent) play at the Casbah. Squirrel Cage now includes viola playing by Brodie Noble Chree, which may help to explain the band's ability to ward off locusts. Seriously, you couldn't make this stuff up.

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Robert Carley: And She Sang Loudly

  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Arts Centre
  • Address: 28 Rebecca St (at Hughson St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mahesh Butani
  • Email: info@dachamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055222005

Robert Carley's large paintings and poetry spanning 25 years are works of an artist working at the height of his creativity. Carley approaches his work boldly and aggressively with a bright palette and a liberal use of paint, trying not to control the work as it progresses but to be part of its creation. His work speaks for itself, electrifying and unforgettable. (Acrylics and mixed-media).

http://www.dachamilton.com

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And She Sang Loudly by Robert Carley

  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown Arts Centre (DAC)
  • Address: 28 Rebecca Street (Corner of Hughson and Rebecca St), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mahesh Butani
  • Email: info@dachamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055222005

Come and share Robert Carley's poetic visions in colour on huge canvases - in a spectacular 3,200 square foot space developed for showcasing Canadian and International arts and events in the Hamilton downtown core.

http://www.dachamilton.com/

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The Dog Walker and Stormy Night: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

The Dog Walker (Dir. James Genn, 12 min., Comedy) Benny Hagelman is a love struck professional dog walker who scores a gig walking his favourite television actor's pet, until a terrible accident in the park foils his efforts to win her affections.

Stormy Night (Dir. Michele Lemieux, 10 min., Animated) In this whimsical, animated tale, a little girl and her dog lie awake in bed on a stormy night. Her thoughts take off in all directions and come suddenly back to Earth, bouncing off the invisible walls of her consciousness.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Conservation, Restoration and Adaptive Re-use

  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton City Hall Council Chamber
  • Address: City Hall, 71 Main St. W. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton and Burlington Society of Architects

Michael McClelland is a founding partner of E.R.A. Architects. The firm is recognized across Canada for their expertise in rejuvenating existing buildings, creating award winning designs and advocating for good urban design. They are responsible for many award winning projects including The Distillery District and The Carlu in Toronto as well as being part of the consultant team for the current renovations to the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Free admission.

http://architecturehamilton.com/

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POEMAGIC

  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St. (off Bay St. north of Barton St.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Immigrant Art
  • Email: icaa@immigrantart.org
  • Phone: 9055290181

The Immigrant Culture and Art Association (ICAA) jointly with OPIRG - Ontario Public Interest Research Group and Bill Delisser of Jamaica Foundation of Hamilton are pleased to invite all poetry and performance lovers, communities’ leadership, and media to attend the official Launch of the locally awarded, nationally noted, internationally applauded book of poems.

MY BEST FRIEND IS WHITE (2005 Hamilton Arts Award for Literature) KLYDE BROOX (Host of POEMAGIC) Special guests: Dr. Afua Cooper, Jack Street , Chris Pannell, and other FRIENDS OF POEMAGIC

http://immigrantart.org

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Cinematic Soundscapes

  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

A special live music/silent cinema event featuring sound artist Brian Van Adel who will perform live using turntables, instruments, samples, loops and drones to create a unique full spectrum, multilayered soundscape to the silent film masterpiece Metropolis.

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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Richard Gilbert's Peak Oil Presentation to City Council

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Location: City Hall Council Chamber
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)

Richard Gilbert will be presenting his Peak Oil report to City Council. Last summer, Council hired Gilbert to assess the city's long-term growth strategy in terms of the projected energy situation.

A leaked copy of Gilbert's report is available on Hamilton IndyMedia.

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Critical Mass Bike Rally

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Hess Village
  • Address: corner of Hess St. and George St., between Main St. and King St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Randy Kay
  • Email: grassroots@hwcn.org

Cyclists don't obstruct traffic: we are the traffic. Come join the Critical Mass bike rally, the last Friday of every month.

http://www.tlchamilton.org

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Art Opening: Justin Readman at Bad Dog Cafe

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Bad Dog Cafe
  • Address: 229 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Pat Brown and Heather Hamilton
  • Email: msyhm@look.ca
  • Phone: 9055245732

Come join the artist reception for photographer Justin Readman. His stirring work will be featured at Bad Dog Cafe from April 10 to May 21, 2006.

http://www.baddogcafe.ca/

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Parkside Gallery Opening Reception

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Parkside Gallery
  • Address: 74 Locke St. N. (at Peter St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Maureen Ona Corcoran
  • Email: info@yogawithona.ca
  • Phone: 9055252527

Parkside Gallery and Cafe is opening at the Yoga With Ona Studio in Strathcona Neighbourhood, right across from Victoria Park. Enjoy fair trade coffee, local art and live music. Watch for events in View Magazine.

Local artists and musicians wanted! Please inquire within.

http://www.yogawithona.ca/

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Res Park and Bruce Trail Annual Spring Cleanup

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Location: Highland Gardens Park
  • Address: South end of Mountain Ave., Hamilton (south of Aberdeen Ave. between Locke St. and Dundurn St.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Chris Dunn
  • Email: cnjdunn@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 9055258388

Give us a couple of hours of your valuable time to help make our parks and trails cleaner and safer for all users. Bring your family and friends, too! Please register at the park steps, corner of Mountain and Hillcrest, before starting and we will provide you with your gloves and garbage bags.Sponsored by:The Kirkendall Neighborhood AssociationThe Keep Hamilton Clean CommitteeThe Bruce Trail Association

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Lenni Jabour at Casbah

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St. W. (at Queen St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie
  • Phone: 9055266192

Lenni Jabour and Harmony Trowbridge will be performing songs from their respective releases "Les Dangereuses" and "Amoraphobe".

http://www.lennijabour.com

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Sketch Walk Sundays

  • Date: Sunday, April 30, 2006
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Mixed Media
  • Address: 174 James St. N. (by Cannon St.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave Kuruc
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

Join us on the last Sunday of each month for a two hour round-trip walk with sketching stops, info on local history and activities along the way. We'll meet at Mixed Media at 1 pm and walk a different route each month. The first walk will wind down James Street North to Hamilton&339;s beautiful waterfront!

htp://www.mixedmediahamilton.com

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Central Presbyterian Church Tour

  • Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 165 Charlton Ave. W. (at Caroline St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Paul Grimood, Ken Coit

The only church designed by John Lyle, architect of Toronto’s Union Station and Royal Alexandra Theatre. Built in the graceful neo-classical style, the interior, with oak paneling, decorative plaster, English and Canadian stained glass and magnificent 4500 pipe Casavant organ, is largely unchanged.

Tour Guides: Paul Grimwood and Ken Coit. Free admission .

http://architecturehamilton.com/

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The Hamilton Club Tour

  • Date: Wednesday, May 03, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM and 7:45 PM
  • Location: The Hamilton Club
  • Address: 6 Main St. E. (at James St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ken Coit
  • Email: kcoit@cogeco.ca

Space is limited. Proof of reservation is required. Reservations can only be made via email kcoit@cogeco.ca.

Two tours available: 7:00 PM & 7:45 PM. Dress code in effect.

Established in 1873, The Hamilton Club is the meeting Place of Southern Ontario's outstanding citizens. The club was once the private residence of former Hamilton Mayor Charles Magill. It has retained the charm and atmosphere of a fine Victorian residence. It also maintains a large art collection.

Tour Guides: Sophia Aggelonitis and Bill Curran. Free admission with prior reservation.

http://architecturehamilton.com/

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Guelph Civic League: Amazing Possibilities Conference

  • Date: Friday, May 05, 2006
  • Time: Half-Day
  • Location: Rozanski Hall, University of Guelph
  • Address: Stone Rd. and Gordon St., Guelph (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Guelph Civic League
  • Email: conference@guelphcivicleague.ca
  • Phone: 5197805030

The Amazing Possibilities Conference is for anyone interested in why our cities aren’t working and how they can be fixed. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from two world-renowned experts on better ways for the future:

James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere and The Long Emergency, and Patrick Condon, Director of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.

The Conference is hosted by the Guelph Civic League in partnership with Alternatives Journal and the University of Guelph's School of Environmental Design and Rural Development.

http://www.guelphcivicleague.ca

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AGH to Participate in Doors Open Hamilton

  • Date: Saturday, May 06, 2006
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: AGH Lounge, Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Steve Denyes
  • Email: steve@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 255

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is delighted to participate in Doors Open Hamilton, a showcase of the city's architecture, history and heritage, on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7 from 12 noon to 5 pm each day. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is located at 123 King Street West in downtown Hamilton.

In honour of this celebration of Hamilton architecture, the AGH is offering free admission to its banner exhibition Heaven and Earth Unveiled: European Treasures from the Tanenbaum Collection. The exhibitions In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun: Sami and Inuit Art 2000-2005 , Fantin-Latour, Master Portrait Painter and Printmaker, Chagall's Lyrical Visions and the Women's Art Association of Hamilton 110th Annual Juried Exhibition will also be on view. Visitors can also enjoy exploring the AGH's Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden with its access from Commonwealth Square.

Special AGH Doors Open Hamilton Programming:

Memories of the Early AGH -1 pm in the AGH Lounge - Through stories and old photographs, local historian Bill Manson takes you back to June 28, 1914, and the opening of Hamilton's first Municipal Art Gallery. Hamilton's vibrant downtown core will be revisited as it was 100 years ago when the first Art Gallery of Hamilton opened with the William Blair Bruce collection.

Docent-led tours of Heaven and Earth Unveiled: European Treasures from the Tanenbaum Collection - 2:30 pm in Gallery Level Two.

Fantin-Latour: Curator Talk - 4 pm in the AGH's Ruth and John McCuaig Gallery. Join Patrick Shaw Cable, AGH Curator of European Art, as he explores the work of Henri Fantin-Latour, French Realist painter and lithographer.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Doors Open Hamilton 2006

  • Date: Saturday, May 06, 2006
  • Time: All Day Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: Various Locations Around Hamilton
  • Contact: Hamilton Wentworth Heritage Association, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (Hamilton Branch), Tourism Hamilton, and Hamilton Civic Museums
  • Email: doorsopenhamilton@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 9055280136

On this 4th annual Doors Open Hamilton weekend 44 sites across the City of Hamilton will be opening their doors for free. Please join us in exploring Hamilton's fascinating architectural heritage.

Select the following links to download a pdf file of the Doors Open Hamilton 2006 Guidebook with descriptions and opening hours for all of this year's sites as well as the 2006 Guide Map.

Doors Open Hamilton 2006 Guide Book

Doors Open Hamilton 2006 Guide Map

Doors Open Hamilton 2006 Site List (For those with slower connections)

http://architecturehamilton.com/

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Walking Tour: Hamilton's Historic North End

  • Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Location: Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
  • Address: MacNab Street North (at the Harbour) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Vince Franco
  • Email: vince@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 225

Presented by the Art Gallery of Hamilton: Experience Canadian history in your own backyard with the Art Gallery of Hamilton's walking tour of Hamilton's unique North End neighbourhood.

Led by noted local historian Bill Manson, author of Up and Down Locke Street South and Getting Around Hamilton, the tour will begin at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club with a short illustrated lecture about old Port Hamilton and the historic North-End. The tour will move through a guided heritage walk extending from Waterfront Trail West all the way to atop of the bluffs at Bay Street North. A buffet lunch will be served at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, followed by a guided afternoon historic walk of the Waterfront East Trail and Pier 8 Park.

Cost of the lecture, tour and buffet lunch is $25 for AGH Members and $30 for Non-Members. Participants must pre-register by April 28.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Lonesome Joe & Blue Like a Gunshot: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

Lonesome Joe (Dir. Mark Sawers, 13 min., Drama) When Joe, a lonely tow truck driver, encounters the pleading gaze of man's best friend locked in a car and seemingly mistreated by its owner, he decides to steal the dog. But, as is often the case in life, everything is not as it seems.

Blue Like a Gunshot (Dir. Masoud Raouf, 6 min., Animation) With great delicacy, this animated poem makes deft use of the rich textures of oil paints, dynamic gesture painting, and a lovely sense of colour to depict the power of nature and its ability to drown out the chaos of our world.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Meeting to Discuss Upcoming Municipal Election

  • Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St. (off Bay St. north of Barton St.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kelly Hayes
  • Email: kellyhayes@clc-ctc.ca
  • Phone: 9055472944

Join this labour and community forum to discuss the upcoming municipal elections. (A light dinner will be provided)

Topics and mini-workshops include:

Economic Development in Hamilton Core and Rural Issues Things you need to know to be a candidate How to support a candidate Developing a candidate endorsement process

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The Rainbow Man/John 3:16 at Transit Gallery

  • Date: Thursday, May 11, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

(Sam Green, 1997, US, 80 min) Millions of Americans have seen Rollen Frederick Stewart, a.k.a. "Rainbow Man", who achieved notoriety during the late 70's by appearing in the crowd at thousands of televised sporting events wearing his trademark rainbow-colored afro wig. Later - after he became a born-again Christian - he added a sign reading "John 3:16". Over the years, grabbing the attention of the media became an obsession for Stewart. He abandoned his home and marriage to roam the country living out of his car, studying TV Guide each week in a never-ending quest to stay televised... with tragic consequences.

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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Shipman: Placed in Light

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Kensington Gallery
  • Address: 235 Kensington Ave. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Shara Ross
  • Email: info@kensingtongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055441246

Reception for Shipman: Placed in Light. Series runs May 12 to June 9.

http://www.kensingtongallery.com/

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JD Howell at LooseCanon

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: LooseCanon Gallery
  • Address: 150 James St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dane Pedersen
  • Email: dane@loosecanongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055154346

Did you miss the art crawl last Friday? Well not to worry, you can still come down this Friday and attend the reception for JD Howell's we live where you live at LooseCanon.

JD has put together quite an interesting collection of photographs that definitely create an air of familiarity. His eye for capturing and highlighting our humble world will leave you with questions and perhaps new perspectives to explore yourself. See the attached image for a glimpse.

Come early and check out the art at The Print Studio, Mixed Media, Blue Angel, Artist Inc and you me gallery. All these art locales have new work up and should be open for a bit early on Friday.

http://www.loosecanongallery.com

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The Web: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet

  • Date: Thursday, May 18, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke Street South Hamilton ON L8P4B7 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

(Lutz Dammbeck, 2004, Germany, 115 Minutes)

For those who resist intrusive systems of technological control, the Unabomber has come to symbolize an ultimate figure of Refusal. For those that embrace it, as did and do the early champions of media art like Marshall McLuhan, Nam June Paik, and Stewart Brand, the promises of worldwide networking and instantaneous communication outweighed the perils. Dammbeck's conceptual quest in this documentary film links these multiple nodes of cultural and political thought like the Internet itself.

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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STREET Launch

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2006
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: Black Forest Inn Patio
  • Address: Corner of King St. and Ferguson St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kerry Schooley
  • Email: street@kairosliterary.com

A new periodical published in conjunction with the International Village BIA, STREET is an exciting new form of urban publication. STREET lifts the prose and poetry of our community from the printed page and puts it on the streets of the International Village in central Hamilton. From Wellington to Mary, on King Street East, the pages of STREET will be displayed in the windows of local businesses.

http://www.kairosliterary.com/street/street.html

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Lonesome Joe & Blue Like a Gunshot: AGH Film Series

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2006
  • Time: 12:15 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton AGH Lounge
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

The Truth About Head (Dir. Dale Heslip, 12 min., Comedy) Ed is a disembodied head whose desperate desire to be attached to a body has him travelling around the countryside with a freak show in order to raise money for the operation.

The Stone of Folly (Dir. Jesse Rosensweet, 8 min., Animated / Dark Comedy) Extraordinary stop-animation techniques and outrageous contraptions are employed to tell this absurdly cunning story of a surgeon who tries to cure madness by removing a stone from his patient's head.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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An Evening with Douglas Coupland

  • Date: Thursday, May 25, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: jennifer@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Bryan Prince Bookseller and A Different Drummer Books, in conjunction with Random House of Canada, are pleased to present an evening with renowned writer/artist Douglas Coupland in a discussion of his new book jPod.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Tastes of Downtown Restaurant Walking Tour

  • Date: Saturday, May 27, 2006
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Downtown BIA Office
  • Address: 20 Hughson St. S. Ste. 807, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Irene
  • Phone: 9055268482x. 226

Four different tours to choose from. Tickets are $50 (tax receipts are available) and can be purchased at the Downtown Hamilton BIA office or by calling Irene.

http://www.900chml.com/station/events.cfm?rem=36207

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Haunted Hamilton Ghost Walk at the Hermitage

  • Date: Saturday, May 27, 2006
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Location: The Hermitage
  • Address: Sulphur Springs Road at Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Stephanie and Daniel Cumerlato
  • Email: info@hauntedhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055294327

Although most of what is left of this historic piece of property in Ancaster is in ruins, the Hermitage is said to be very much alive with unhappy ghosts from the past. It is one of our area's more famous and well-known haunts. Come explore the history of this unique place in Ancaster and learn about the intersection that is now known as "Lover's Lane" and why an unhappy coachman hung himself in the nearby carriage house.

http://www.hauntedhamilton.com

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A Night of Fuzzed-Out Gee-Raj Rock

  • Date: Sunday, May 28, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 206 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie (Cincinatti Records)
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca

THE CUTS and THE TIME FLYS with guests THE OUTLETS (from Ancaster)

Sky Saxon record channeled through Jeff “Mono Man” Connolly. Ironically, Connolly’s pre-Lyres outfit DMZ is named-dropped in the press kit. Wow. Not to disappoint in comparisons, The Cuts break out 11 songs of fuzzed out, Nuggets-inspired, gee-raj rock. Sure The Cuts are essentially revivalists at heart (if someone could just tell me when the revival began and ended would be a big help in matters like this), but damn sweet Jesus they do it well. Er good? Um better? Better than who? Somewhere out there Fred Mills is waxing poetic on this release. Now plug his name into Google and go find out really what it’s all about. Hint: Not Von Bondies, not Mooney Suzuki, not Hives. Of course this is all unjust comparisons as this Birdman release is a reissue of The Cuts debut LP.

Totally raw, pounding punk rock for those needing a good dose of Heartbreakers and Crime. Unlike some of the more cosmetic-obsessed elements of the Dolls-aping scene these days, these guys from the Bay Area (with the Cuts' guitarist) go right for the jugular and don't mess around. I hear 10 CD's a day with the guitar/bass/drum punk aesthetic and lately it's taken a lot to turn my head in this format, I have to say. I don't know what else to say. They're a quartet, maybe Little Steven will like them, I dunno. There's two singles, I am sure the album will kill.

http://www.undergroundrocks.ca/

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North Hamilton Comes to City Hall

  • Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: City Council Chambers
  • Address: 71 Main St. West, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Environment Hamilton
  • Phone: 9055490900

Listen to your neighbours showcase their accomplishments, celebrations and struggles to preserve their local communities.

Guest speakers are from:

North End Neighbourhood Assoc. East of Parkdale neighbourhood Wentworth North (BIOX) neighbourhood Beach Preservation Committee Keith Neighbourhood Renewal Project

Admission is free, but please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Comfortable seating and refreshments provided.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/

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AGH Films: A Simple Curve

  • Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas
  • Address: 2 King Street West, Hamilton (Jackson Square) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Matotek
  • Email: larissa@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

Set in the breathtaking landscape of British Columbia's Kootenays region, A Simple Curve is a refreshing and original exploration of a dysfunctional father-son relationship. Tensions mount between Jim and his son Caleb when Jim's idealism stands in the way of a resort development that could change the fortune of their ailing carpentry business. When Caleb finally realizes he needs to find his own paradise, he faces the difficult decision of rebelling against his father and leaving the only world he knows behind.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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STREET #2 Call for Submissions

  • Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2006
  • Time: end of day
  • Location: STREET@kairosliterary
  • Address: 198 East 8th St., Hamilton, ON L9A 3L8 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kerry Schooley
  • Email: street@kairosliterary.com

Poetry should be a maximum of 30 lines, including line breaks. Prose submissions should be a maximum of 400 words. Previously published works will be accepted. STREET is looking for writing that reflects the varied and vibrant lifestyle of the urban community. All submissions must be suitable for posting in a public place. Contributors whose works are accepted will be paid a $20.00 honorarium.

http://www.kairosliterary.com/street/street.html

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Ludwig Van Beethoven and "Silenced Sound"

  • Date: Thursday, June 01, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Citadel 28 Gallery, Downtown Arts Centre
  • Address: 28 Rebecca Street (Corner of Hughson and Rebecca St), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mahesh Butani
  • Email: mpbutani@yahoo.com

With this and audio-visual installation, Lia Van Pelt draws the viewer into a world that deals with the perception of sound and the way Ludwig Van Beethoven's life was affected by sound.

We are living in an era filled with visual simulations. Images are used over and over again and they seem to stick in our minds like glue. The perception of sound provides us with boundless opportunities for communication and the sampling of the physical world around us. Sound unlike the visual image is a method of energy transfer. The alchemy of the ear together with the nerves and the brain are the receivers of the waveforms - a repetitive ripple of pressure changes in the air allows us to experience melodic perfection, such as a Beethoven Symphony.

http://www.dachamilton.com/

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The Illuminati w/ Die Mannequin

  • Date: Thursday, June 01, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM Doors Open, 9:00 PM Show
  • Location: The Underground
  • Address: 41 Catharine St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca

The metal-blues boogie returns to Hamilton. Long hair, grizzly tatoos, chunky guitar riffage, fire-breathing bourbon and a the only place the hippies and metal-dudes unite!

Check out their videos.

$8 at the door.

http://www.undergroundrocks.ca

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Mural in McLaren Park

  • Date: Friday, June 02, 2006
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Mixed Media
  • Address: 174 James St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave Kuruc
  • Email: htdmedia@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

Join us as we unveil the plans for the Mural in McLaren Park. We are a group of community-minded citizens who wish to bring some shine and pride back to McLaren Park. One surefire way to brighten an area is to paint a mural. We set out to involve the kids of the Beasley neighbourhood and distributed colouring pages to the schools in the area. Mural in McLaren colouring pages will be on display at Mixed Media for the duration of the project.

We hope to enlist the children who actually use the park to decorate it

McLaren Park is located on John St. N. near Cannon Street in the Beasley neighbourhood of Downtown Hamilton. This park was opened in 1910, but not officially designated as a park until August 16, 1972. It was named in honour of Colonel John Inglis McLaren (1865 - 1948), a former Hamilton alderman and Mayor.

Storage shed, McLaren Park

The park features multi-purpose courts, playgrounds and a spray pad. You could say we are trying to re-paint history with this mural project. In 1977, the City commissioned Conrad Furey to paint a mural on the park's storage building. The children playing in the park were his inspiration. Conrad's mural and the storage shed it was painted on are long gone, but the park features a new storage shed that we feel is the natural starting point in making over the entire park.

http://www.mixedmediahamilton.com

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Food Lovers Rejoice: Feast in the City

  • Date: Friday, June 02, 2006
  • Time: Dinnertime!
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Contact: Larissa Ciupka
  • Email: larissa@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 237

From June 2 to 11, food lovers can experience the best in downtown Hamilton dining as the Feast in the City fine dining event returns.

Eight dining establishments have created prix fixe menus from which one person can enjoy a three-course dinner for $30 (taxes included; beverages and gratuities extra). Diners also receive special offers from Hamilton's Fab Four (Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Hamilton and Theatre Aquarius).

Members of the public are asked to contact participating restaurants directly and mention Feast in the City when making reservations.

Participants

Acclamation Bar and Grill (191 James Street North, 905-523-7269) Brownies Downtown Fine Food & Spirit (275 King Street East, 905-526-6047) Chagall's, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel (116 King Street West, 905-317-4501) Il Fiasco (182 Locke Street South, 905-522-8549) La Piazza Allegra Italian Restaurant (180 James Street South, 905-777-8970) My-Thai Restaurant (21 John Street North, 905-526-8373) Room 41 (41 King William Street, 905-524-2777) Sol e Mar Catering Fine Food at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (one evening only: Sunday, June 4th, Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, 905-527-6610, ext. 253)

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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Keith Neighbourhood Beautification, Education, and Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, June 03, 2006
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: North Central Park
  • Address: Wentworth St. (opp. Robert Land School), Hamilton. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Environment Hamilton
  • Phone: 9055490900

Come out and enjoy a barbecue, music, ice cream, booths, displays, and activites for the children. 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward the redevelopment of the park.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/

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Customs House Ghost Walk

  • Date: Saturday, June 03, 2006
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • Location: Customs House
  • Address: 51 Stuart St. (at Bay St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Haunted Hamilton
  • Email: info@hauntedhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055294327

Throughout all the different environments that have come and gone through this building, one thing has remained constant all these years: the fact that it is notoriously known for being haunted.

They call her the "Dark Lady" and she is as much in residence there as she ever was.

Visit the eerie tunnel room in the basement or the room where, during renovations, tools were mysteriously stacked high to the ceiling in a wobbly tower.

$10 for adults, $5 for children under 13.

http://www.hauntedhamilton.com

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Commuter Challenge

  • Date: Sunday, June 04, 2006
  • Time: All Week
  • Location: Streets, Multi Use Paths, Lake Ontario...
  • Contact: Thom Oommen
  • Email: toommen@greenventure.ca
  • Phone: 9055408787x. 13

The Commuter Challenge is coming! It happens during National Environment Week which this year is June 4-10. During this week, Canadians of all ages leave their cars at home and try transit, walking, biking, carpooling or teleworking to work or school.

Hamilton competes with other cities across Canada to win the challenge. Last year Hamiltonians saved over 162,000 km of single occupancy vehicle trips and over 32,000 kg of CO2 from heating up our planet, not to mention all that air pollution that's bad for our lungs. We need your help to build on our success!

Given that most if not all of you already commute sustainably, we really need your participation. We can count people that are already commuting sustainably so please sign up and grow our numbers.

Just keep track of your kilometres travelled on the bus or bike or walking during the week and enter them at the end of the week. Get your workplace involved and sign up your colleagues. Kids count too, so get the whole family involved.

http://www.commuterchallenge.ca/english/register.aro

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Innovation Park Transportation Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, June 07, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Spectator Auditorium
  • Address: 44 Frid St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Transportation for Liveable Communities
  • Email: g-tlc@mcmaster.ca
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

In 2005, McMaster University announced the building of a research/ innovation park that will be located on the former Camco site (14.8 hectares) on Longwood Road South. The Park should be operational by 2007 and is currently the object of a coordinated land use planning effort. Because the Camco site is part of the Kirkendall neighborhood, the Kirkendall Neighborhood Traffic Management study will have to ensure that the transportation network will be sufficient as well as efficient in responding to the demand generated by both the neighborhood traffic and the Innovation Park.

Consultants for the city have responded to requests from Transportation for Liveable Communities for accommodating various transit modes with the innovation park but we need to ensure that the city indeed includes proper infrastructure in the final plans.

http://www.tlchamilton.org/

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James North Art Crawl

  • Date: Friday, June 09, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Address: James St. N, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • Email: inc@hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca
  • Phone: 9055293355

Looking for something to do on Friday night? Come out and join us on James St. N. for an evening of art, discussion, and entertainment. Every second Friday of the month is Art Crawl night on James St. North. Check out Hamilton's hottest new art district. Some of the highlights for this months crawl include:

You Me Gallery, 330 James St. N. - Exhibition Opening Friday, June 9, 7-10 PM. Reading Hamilton Curator Andrew McPhail, a recent transplant from Toronto, transforms the gallery into an environment of layered spray-can graffiti, photographs, stenciled art and objects to reflect his newcomer's view of The Hammer. His team of artists includes Bill Pusztai, Chek, Duncan McLaren, Dyan Hatanaka, Jenn Bedford, Ivan Jurakic, Dave Devries-Kuruc, Gosr, Seri, Relic. Running: June 9 - July 9http://www.youmegallery.ca Loose Canon Gallery , 150 James St. North - LooseCanon is gearing up to exhibit this years crop of very emerging artists. This June The more the merrier will include the work of Ancaster, Highland, Parkside and Westdale high school senior students. The show will run from June 7 - 30. The reception will feature music from Red Rockets.http://www.loosecanongallery.com Hamilton Artist Inc., 3 Colbourne St. - presents "Signal to Noise" an audio art concert. Featuring: Michael Waterman (Guelph), Full Metal Booty (Peterborough) and Orphx (Hamilton). Doors open at 8pm Concert starts @ 10pm (suggested donation is $5).http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca The Factory: Hamilton's Media Arts Centre, 126 James Street North - the Factory will be opening it's doors on the evening to showcase an exhibition of work from video/film DJ Lorne Kredl.http://www.hamiltonmediaarts.org The Print Studio, 173 James St. N. - A fascinating and captivating exhibition of contemporary works from the personal collection of Leslie and Robert Birch. Some items of this exhibition are not for sale, excepting the Lorene Bourgois, David Kramer, Luis Jacob and Alan Flint prints of which some are still available. Come and meet Leslie and Robert Birch (of Birch Libralato Gallery) from Toronto at the opening reception.http://www.theprintstudio.ca The Blue Angel Gallery, 243 James St. N. - On the main level come and see Stephen Algera showing a Canadian Mural along with Stephanie Hansen showing a sculptural world from above. On Level 2 expereince Deborah James showing black and white photography.http://www.blueangelgallery.ca Mixed Media, 174 James St. N. - Prints and Collages by Matt McInnis Running - June 9 - 30, 2006.http://www.mixedmediahamilton.com Under the Moon, 170 James St. N. - An arts oriented bookstore. Books on art theory, movements, and monographs on individual artists. Other books on the sister arts, literature, history and related. Original graphics and decorator prints. Historical and contemporary art. Represents Amanda Hill (Canadian) and Dennis W. Cheaney (American).Email utm170@hotmail.com

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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First Verse

  • Date: Friday, June 09, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Anne Bokma
  • Email: annebokma@cogeco.ca

Come enjoy an evening of poetry to raise money for Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti. $10 cover, wine and cheese/cash bar.

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Warm, Wet, and Wild: a Weather Forecast for the 21st Century

  • Date: Monday, June 12, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Central Library
  • Address: York Blvd. between Bay St. and James St. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Environment Hamilton
  • Phone: 9055490900

Attend a visual presentation by Canada's most famous "weather man", David Phillips, Senior Climatologist with Environment Hamilton. Admission and refreshments are free.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/

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Wine Dinner with Claudius Fehr

  • Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: TBD - email Roisin Furlong for details
  • Contact: Roisin Furlong
  • Email: roisinfurlong@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 9056289960

On June 21, 2006, Claudius Fehr will be in Hamilton for a one-time opportunity to learn from the Master. Fehr is an internationally renowned wine expert, vintages buyer for the LCBO, and creator, writer and contributor to Vintages Magazine since the mid 1970s.

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to learn, listen and live totally in the moment enjoying some of the best the wine world has to offer. Attendees will be guided through a structured wine tasting, led by Claudius Fehr, then treated to a multi-course wine dinner paired to a selection of the wines featured in the wine tasting.

Chef and Wife will be catering the event.

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From Fiction, Our Mercury, Kilhuminzu

  • Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM Doors Open, 9:00 PM Show
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca

From Fiction's history is not the usual garage flavoured story. Adam Barnes was in high school in Saskatoon when he met the newly landed New Zealander Quentin Ede whose parents had recently moved the entire family from the other side of the world. They started a band, wrote some songs and then Quentins family moved back to New Zealand. Cue the credits not just yet. Three years later Quentin moved on his own to Toronto where he once again met up with Adam. They joined forces with Owen and Rob who had known each other in previous band formations and together they created From Fiction. As per usual in music, the name was of no significance at first, a necessity before they walked on stage one night. Its since become associated with one of the most respected underground bands that has forged its own way.

http://www.undergroundrocks.ca

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Free Public Lecture: Community Economic Development with Michael Shuman

  • Date: Friday, June 23, 2006
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Central Library (Hamilton Room)
  • Address: York Blvd. between Bay St. and James St. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jack Santa-Barbara
  • Email: jacksb@sustainablescale.org>

Michael Shuman, an attorney and economist, is Vice President for Enterprise Development for the Training and Development Corporation (TDC) of Bucksport, Maine. He has written, co-written, or edited six books, including most recently, Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age (Free Press, 1998).

He has written over a hundred articles on community economics, federalism, foreign policy, and philanthropy for periodicals like The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, Foreign Policy, Parade, New York Times, The Nation, and Chronicle on Philanthropy.

Shuman has also appeared on numerous television and radio shows, such as the Lehrer News Hour and NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and is a periodic commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered." He has given an average of a talk a week for 20 years, including invited lectures or paid consultancies in eight countries, 26 cities, and at 27 universities.

In recent years Shuman has been promoting the concepts in Going Local through a variety of projects, including: creating a small-business venture capital fund in New Mexico; launching a community-owned company in Salisbury (MD) called Bay Friendly Chicken; organizing university-government-business collaborations in St. Lawrence County (NY) and in the Katahdin Region (ME) to study opportunities for import replacement; analyzing the impact of devolution in the former Soviet Union for the United Nations Development Programme; preparing a buy-local guide and coupon book for Annapolis (MD); developing a web site (CommunityFood.com) to support marketing by family farmers; serving as a senior editor for a forthcoming Encyclopedia of Community; and building the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).

Sponsored by TD Canada Trust and the Santa Barbara Family Foundation.

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Haunted Hamilton's 6th Annual Niagara Bus Trip

  • Date: Saturday, June 24, 2006
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • Location: Various Locations between Hamilton and Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Contact: Haunted Hamilton
  • Email: info@hauntedhamilton.com.

Join Haunted Hamilton's 6th Annual Haunted Niagara Bus Trip, stopping at various haunted locations along the way to Niagara-on-the-Lake! Transportation will be fully provided via a chartered, air conditioned bus that will take us to each location on the itinerary!

The bus stops at all the infamous haunted locations en route to NOTL, including The Screaming Tunnel and the newly restored and opened Keefer Mansion Inn in Thorold. The trip culminates with a Group Tour and Investigation at Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with full interior access to the entire fort and all of the buildings and barracks!

Price: $65 per person (lunch is included).

http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/niagaratrip_june06.html

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6N: Six Nations Benefit Concert

  • Date: Thursday, July 06, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Action for Social Change
  • Email: hamiltonaction@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

All ages benefit concert to support Six Nations' land claim at Caledonia. $6 at the door, with all proceeds going to Six Nations. Featuring performances by:

Tiny Bill Cody Kim Koren (and friends) The Ray Materick Band Tim Gibbons Linda Duemo Katie Caron and more...

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James North Walking Tour

  • Date: Sunday, July 09, 2006
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: James North
  • Address: The corner of James and Murray Streets (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave and Teresa
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

A walking tour of Hamilton's historic north south street exploring the stories of some of the city's most significant buildings, The former CN (now LIUNA) Station, Christ Church Cathedral and the Armouries as well as the various communities including the new burgeoning arts community that have left their mark on this street over the last 150 years.

Suggested Donation is $2.00

http://www.architecturehamilton.com/

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James North Art Crawl

  • Date: Friday, July 14, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: James North, Hamilton
  • Contact: Dave and Teresa
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

The galleries of James North invite you to attend our monthly Art Crawl. Be sure to check out all the new and exciting displays of art and culture at You Me Gallery, Hamilton Artists Inc., Gallery 252, Blue Angel Gallery, The Print Studio, Under The Moon, Loose Canon Gallery and The Factory.

Mixed Media has a special treat that night in the form of live music from local singer/songwriter Matt Paxton.

The Art Crawl is free and open to all and is quite possibly the most exciting event on the Downtown Hamilton calendar.

http://www.jamestreetnorth.ca/

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Poetry Book Launch

  • Date: Saturday, July 22, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: April Severin

You are invited to walk, cycle, rollerblade, skateboard ... to the launch of April's new book of poetry OPENING, published by Craigleigh Press.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/aseverin/earthpartners/opening.html

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Film: Three Times at Transit

  • Date: Thursday, August 24, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Hou Hsiao-hsien's latest is a glorious triptych of love stories set in 1911, 1966 and 2005. Playing the lovers in all three tales, Shu Qi and Chang Chen seem perfectly pained as their characters cope with the social limitations particular to each time.

"Hou Hsiao-hsien's 2005 film is so suggestive and mysterious, you'll actually want to take a cue from the title and see it Three Times." (Dylan Young, HOUR)

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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Gutter Demons at Casbah

  • Date: Saturday, August 26, 2006
  • Time: 10:30 PM
  • Location: Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie at Cincinatti Records & Promotions
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca

The Gutter Demons are: Johnny Toxic (radioactive riffs and howls), Flipper (spins and slaps), and Custom Pat (hypnotic voodoo rhythm and beats). Influences: 80's Psychobilly, 50's Rockabilly, Street punk, Horror punk, Country.

http://www.undergroundrocks.ca/

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LiT LiVe

  • Date: Sunday, September 03, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Acclamations Restaurant
  • Address: 191 James St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kerry J. Schooley
  • Email: gsp.schoo@murderoutthere.com

Hamilton's premier reading series featuring local and visiting authors of all genres.

http://www.kairosliterary.com

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Art Gallery of Hamilton open Labour Day Weekend

  • Date: Monday, September 04, 2006
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Steve Denyes
  • Email: steve@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 255

In addition to the Gallery's banner exhibitions for which ticketed admission applies, visitors can enjoy a variety of exhibitions free of charge courtesy of Orlick Industries.

Exhibitions with free admission are Peter Horvath: Inventory of Being, Hamilton's Industrial Architecture, A Glimpse of the Sublime through 19th-Century Canadian Art, Michel Lambeth: (Re)producing Identity, The Moving Figure: Canadian and European Sculpture, Fellow Artists through the Eyes of Van Gogh, Visions of Nature: European Landscapes from the Collection, and Kim Adams: Bruegel-Bosch Bus.

The Labour Day Holiday weekend also coincides with the AGH's ongoing First Friday event - also sponsored by Orlick Industries - in which visitors enjoy free admission to the Gallery's banner exhibitions Great Masters Series: Vincent van Gogh and Sublime Embrace: Experiencing Consciousness in Contemporary Art from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, September 1st only.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/

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Introducing The Art Bus

  • Date: Friday, September 08, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts
  • Address: 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Barbara Milne
  • Email: barbaramilne@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 9055240606

The Art Bus will pick you up at the Imperial Cotton Centre and take you on a gallery crawl through Hamilton's burgeoning arts scene. The last ride was widely hailed as a wonderful night, so check it out!

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Lit Chat in Westdale

  • Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: King Paisley Pub
  • Address: 1019 King St. W., Hamilton (Westdale) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kerry J. Schooley
  • Email: gsp.schoo@murderoutthere.com

A regular get-together the second Tuesday of each month, gathering writers and others interested in literature and ideas. Over wine and coffee, we read poems and other literature aloud, share reactions and discuss ideas.

There is a different theme and host for each evening. The September meeting features Hamilton author and poet John Terpstra discussing the experiences and expectations of the writer-in-residence.

http://www.lit-electric.com/Litchat.html

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2006
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Princess Point or Bayfront Park
  • Address: Princess Point is at the north end of Longwood Rd. and Bayfront Park is on Harbour Front Dr. off Bay St. N. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bay Area Restoration Council
  • Email: barc@hamiltonharbour.ca
  • Phone: 9055277111

BARC is pleased to present the 3rd annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event. We are looking for volunteers to remove litter from the Waterfront Trail as part of a national campaign presented by the Vancouver Aquarium to clean up Canada's shorelines. Rain or shine.

http://www.hamiltonharbour.ca

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Climate Action Tour

So Stephen Harper wants a made in Canada climate change plan. Climate Action Network is taking him at his word and has convened a series of workshops across the country where citizens can design a climate crisis action plan.

http://www.climateactionnetwork.ca/climatetour/

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4th Annual Pagan Harvest Festival

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2006
  • Time: Starting at 8:00 AM
  • Location: Gage Park
  • Address: Main St. E. and Gage St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Amanda Hyde
  • Email: info@ppdhamilton.org
  • Phone: 9059024011

One of the largest one-day Pagan festivals held in Canada, Hamilton's Pagan Pride Day draws people from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs, allowing them to come together and celebrate the harvest season as a united community.

Starting at 8:00am with a Sunrise Ceremony and the lighting of a Sacred Fire by members of our Native community, all are invited to come observe, experience and learn about numerous Pagan paths.

Take in free workshops on Native Sweat Lodges and the Medicine Wheel, the art of speaking Middle English, Palm reading, Wiccan theology, Paganism in Modern Day Society, the Mysteries of the Pentagram, Reiki, and many esoteric and fascinating topics. Keynote speakers Brendan Cathbad Myers, Ph.D., Guz DiZerega, and Ralph Lembcke will be offering both talks and interactive workshops.

http://www.ppdhamilton.org/

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Car Free Week: Bus 'N' Hike

  • Date: Monday, September 18, 2006
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Bus stop near the McMaster Museum of Art
  • Address: McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Transportation for Liveable Communities
  • Email: g-tlc@mcmaster.ca
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

Grab the HSR bus to the local conservation area to visit a beautiful waterfall. Participants get free Waterfall and Bike Route maps.

http://www.tlchamilton.org/

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VOSQQ at The Underground

  • Date: Monday, September 18, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: The Underground
  • Address: 41 Catharine Street North, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tremayne
  • Email: ash@mo-ai.com

VOSQQ formed (some would say congealed) in 2003 to explore new dimensions of abrasive tones and environments. Unearthed in the toxic soil of an industrial brownfield in Toronto/Hamilton, Canada and complemented by a rotating roster of guest artists, VOSQQ use all manner of audio and vocal manipulations to craft their inconsistent and unpredictable sound. From faint oscillations to cascading earthquakes of noise to ear searing screams, VOSQQ redefine the state of unified, renewable undeath.

http://www.myspace.com/vosqq

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Car Free Week: Women-Only Bike Repair Shop

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Recycle Cycles
  • Address: Erskine Church, 19 Pearl St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Transportation for Liveable Communities
  • Email: g-tlc@mcmaster.ca
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

http://www.tlchamilton.org/

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Galler
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

The just released film, The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, documents Cuba's emergency transition to local organic agriculture, renewable energy, and large-scale mass transit. The transition occurred following the Soviet collapse in 1990, when their massive subsidies of imported oil and food to Cuba were halted.

In this documentary, ordinary Cubans talk about the immediate hardships they faced. Their GDP dropped by more than one third, transportation nearly stopped and food became scarce - the average Cuban lost 20 pounds during the first years of this economic crisis.

The film visits urban gardens and organic farms, explains the relationship between food and fossil fuels, and shows how a society can change from an industrialized, global focus to a local, community-based one. It is a rare view into this island culture, using firsthand reporting that focuses on what Cubans learned about adapting to living with less.

Cuba's experience provides a living model for how the rest of the world can respond to the coming world oil production peak and irreversible decline some oil experts say will occur this decade. "Everyone who is concerned about Peak Oil needs to see this film," said Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over and Powerdown. "It is a story not just of individual achievement, but of the collective mobilization of an entire society to meet an enormous challenge."

http://www.transitgallery.ca/

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Take Back the Night

  • Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sexual Assault Centre - Hamilton and Area
  • Email: sacha@sacha.ca
  • Phone: 9055254573

Take Back The Night will begin at Hamilton City Hall with an activities fair: face painting, henna tatooing, information tables, a drumming workshop, sign making, crafts and much, much more.

The rally will start at 8:00 pm and this year's focus will be on Sisters In Spirit, a campaign by the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC). Launched in March 2004, Sisters In Spirit is a response to alarmingly high levels of Violence Against Aboriginal women in Canada. We are honoured to have Sherry Lewis, Executive Director of NWAC speak to us about the campaign.

The walk through downtown Hamilton will begin around 8:30 pm. We will protest violence against women and children and we will reclaim our right to walk the streets at night!

The walk will bring us back to City Hall for refreshments and sisterhood.

http://sacha.ca/home.php

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Men's Role in Combating Violence Against Women

  • Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kevin McKay
  • Email: kevin@skydragon.org
  • Phone: 9057778102

As the Take Back the Night event occurs each year in Hamilton, many men are confronted with the issue of violence against women.

How can men participate in raising awareness of this important issue, in changing the behaviour of abusive men and in challenging the social structures that encourage violence toward women?

Join us at Sky dragon for a free and open discussion of men's role in this important movement for respect, peace and understanding between genders.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

http://www.skydragon.org

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Car Free Week; Ride-In Movie Night

  • Date: Thursday, September 21, 2006
  • Time: Dusk
  • Location: Gage Park Bandshell
  • Address: Main St. E. and Gage St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Transportation for Liveable Communities
  • Email: g-tlc@mcmaster.ca
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

Ride your bike to Gage Park and see free movies at the Bandshell.

http://www.tlchamilton.org/

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Car Free Week: Critical Mass and Street Party

  • Date: Friday, September 22, 2006
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Community Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St, Hamilton, between James and Hughson (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Transportation for Liveable Communities
  • Email: g-tlc@mcmaster.ca
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

Join the Car Free Week Critical Mass bike ride and then return to King William for an awesome street party. City life as it was meant to be!

http://www.tlchamilton.org/

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Car Free Week: Nature Hike in Cootes Paradise with Brian McHattie

  • Date: Sunday, September 24, 2006
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Union Market, Student Centre
  • Address: McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Transportation for Liveable Communities
  • Email: g-tlc@mcmaster.ca
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

Enjoy a guided hike through the Cootes Paradise nature sanctuary with Brian McHattie, naturalist and councillor for Ward 1.

http://www.tlchamilton.org/

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Aerotropolis OMB Session

  • Date: Monday, September 25, 2006
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: McMaster University Downtown Campus
  • Address: 50 Main St. E., Hamilton (Google Maps)

The Ontario Government and Hamiltonians for Progressive Development have appealed the Hamilton City Council decision to rezone 1,254 acres of farmland around Hamilton International Airport to the Ontario Municipal Board, which will be hearing their appeal in an open session.

http://www.progressivedevelopment.ca

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Kunstler on The Other Side

  • Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Radio/Webcast
  • Contact: Maggie Hughes
  • Email: oside@cogeco.ca

If you have never heard or heard of James Howard Kunstler, tune in to "the Other Side" - 93.3 FM this Tuesday at noon to hear one of his latest lectures given at the University of Winnipeg.

His main point: "Downscale All Major Daily Activities."

James Kunstler is one of the main speakers in the film "End of Suburbia" (now available at the main Library). He is long known for his ideas on modern urbanism and the evils of sprawl.

For listeners who may still be confused about the term "Peak Oil" and how it relates to climate change and our future society, Kunstler is the person to ask.

http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca

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The Heart of the Game

  • Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Jackson Square Cinemas
  • Address: 2 King St. W. (at James) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Thea Demetrakopoulos
  • Email: thea@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

When Seattle documentary filmmaker Ward Serrill met Bill Resler, a college tax professor who moonlights as a girls' basketball coach, he didn't realize that he was about to embark on an incredible seven-year immersion into a Roosevelt High School gym and the lives of a group of girls whose unbridled toughness, passion and energy he came to call THE HEART OF THE GAME. At the centre of the film is the story of Darnellia Russell, a tough, inner-city girl whose off-court struggles would eventually threaten to crash the star athlete's plans to play college ball.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Melrose Movies: The War Profiteers

  • Date: Friday, October 06, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Homewood Ave. at Locke St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies
  • Email: movies@melroseunitec.ca

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

http://www.melroseunited.ca

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Mixed Media 1st Anniversary Celebration

  • Date: Saturday, October 07, 2006
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Mixed Media
  • Address: 174 James St. N., Hamilton On (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave and Teresa Devries-Kuruc
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

It's hard to believe, but it's true: Mixed Media is now one-year old! Many of you have seen us transform an empty storefront in Downtown Hamilton into what you see today, a warm and inviting art space with lots of art supplies, specialty papers, art books, magazines, local art, handmade gifts and greeting cards to choose from!

To celebrate the occasion and to thank you all for your support we're throwing a little party...

First off - there will be CUPCAKES! What else do you need to know?

OK...with every purchase of $50 or more - receive a $10 Mixed Media voucher to be used at a later date.

And...

With every purchase made - we invite you to pick one Super Ferby pencil crayon from the many colours available. I'm sure most of you have seen them in our store - Super Ferbys are the FUN & GIANT coloured pencils adored by all for its highly pigmented colours, water resistant lead and stress free comfort grip.

http://www.mixedmediahamilton.com

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Art Opening: Harold Klunder at Transit Gallery

  • Date: Friday, October 13, 2006
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. St., Hamilton ON L8B 4B7 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Harold Klunder was born in 1943, in Deventer, the Netherlands. He immigrated to Canada in 1952. He has had the opportunity to exhibit his work throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, Italy and China. His work has been shown extensively throughout North America as well as in numerous international solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia and South America. Harold's work is in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Musee de Contemporain, Montreal and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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Green Drinks Pub Crawl

  • Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
  • Time: 4:30 PM
  • Location: TBA
  • Contact: Hamilton Eco-Net
  • Email: info@hamiltoneconet.ca

Green Drinks is a jovial mix of environmental professionals, volunteers, students, and citizens + a few drinks = a relaxed, agenda-free evening of enviro-meeting and greeting. Bring your friends and colleagues, look for the people with name tags and introduce yourself.

This month we are taking Green Drinks on the road looking for our "winter" home and you get to help choose where we go!

We are picking an area of town where we can walk to each establishment and map out a tour of four to visit as the evening progresses. Show up at the 1st pub and go the distance as we progressively move along our route, or join in with us as the evening progresses. Email your vote for the pub/bar you would most like to visit. We'll use your suggestions to set the itinerary.

http://www.hamiltoneconet.ca

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Free After School Cartooning Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Jamesville Community Centre
  • Address: 209 MacNab St. N, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Harold Duckett
  • Phone: 9055253069

This cartooning course is geared to give the young budding art student some confidence with a better understanding of animation, basic drawing and cartooning skills. Students will create action poses, model designs, a storyboard, and receive a class CD with their own cartoon characters!

Ages: 10 to 12 Cost: FREE Days: 10 weeks from Oct. 17 to Dec. 19

Harold Ducket, an expert local cartoonist and animator, will be instructing the classes.

Space is limited so call early to register.

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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Drive-By Truckers at Casbah

  • Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2006
  • Time: evening
  • Location: Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie at Cincinatti Records & Promotions
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca

You hear about "the greatest band in the world" being dropped on many a group, desperately given this medal in hopes they'll use it to "save rock-n-roll," whatever that means. But no band that has had to suffer under this artificial responsibility has succeeded so triumphantly as Drive-By Truckers. Equal parts back porch historians, runaway drunken firecrackers, and poets of the hard life and how to live it; they came on the scene and set the bar higher for what you can do with the music we love.

http://www.undergroundrocks.ca/

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Forging into the Future: Changing the Political Landscape (Spirit of Red Hill Annual Lecture)

  • Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Friends of Red Hill Valley
  • Email: redhill@hwcn.org
  • Phone: 9053859490

Clive Doucet is a lifelong resident of Ottawa. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Anthropology from the University of Toronto & an MSc from the Université de Montréal.

Doucet was first elected to the Ottawa City Council in 1997 and was re-elected in 2000 and 2003. He is running for his fourth term of office in the November 13 province-wide municipal elections.

Before becoming a politician, Doucet worked for the former Federal Ministry of Urban Affairs, and as a policy advisor for the local government reform section of Ontario's Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

In a 2005 article published in the Montreal magazine maisonneuve, Doucet wrote: "For fifty years, we've sponsored the most expensive and unsustainable form of urban growth and penalized the least harmful."

He went on: "And I've come to realize that this destructive escalation has nothing to do with a lack of good planning or a lack of knowledge …. Knowledge isn't the problem, the system is. And as long as a link exists between money and political power, nothing will change for cities."

A panel will respond to Doucet. On it will be John Barber, Globe and Mail urban columnist, Ben Vanderbrug, former General Manager of the Hamilton Conservation Authority, and Spectator City Hall reporter Nicole Macintyre.

The Spirit of Red Hill Lecture series began last year as a way of keeping alive the spirit of the Red Hill Valley, now being de-natured to make way for an expressway. The series' first speaker was Donald Schmitt, principal of the Toronto architectural firm Diamond + Schmitt.

http://www.hwcn.org/~forhv/whatsnew/events.htm

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Tuesday Night Talks (TNT) at AGH

  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2006
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King Street West, Hamilton (at Summer's Lane) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurie Kilgour-Walsh
  • Email: laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 272

Join us at the Art Gallery of Hamilton for TNT (Thursday Night Talks), the first in a series of evenings that combine art, music and provocative topics.

In an evening entitled "The Power of the Image", the first TNT presentation brings together Gary Genosko, an acclaimed specialist in popular culture and media messaging from Lakehead University, and Laura Babcock, a Senior Partner with Powergroup Communications and a much sought-after communications and political strategist.

Take part in a lively discussion sparked by a look at some of today's most alluring art and pop culture images.

Tickets are $15.00 for AGH Members, $20.00 for Non-Members and $16.00 for Students and Seniors.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Sin Circus

  • Date: Saturday, October 21, 2006
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St. Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • Email: inc@hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca
  • Phone: 9055293355

,p>Hosted by Ringmasters Dan Zan and Sky Gilbert (AKA Jane), featuring Burlesque dancing by the Steeltown Sirena. Also: surprise performance art, carnival games, silent auction, freak shows, The Harlots Rollerderby Team, Tiny Bill Cody and the LLiquormen, DJ Gary Buttrum, Orphx, The Holy Goats, and more.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door ($2 off with a circus costume).

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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Workshop: Community Right-to-Know

  • Date: Saturday, October 21, 2006
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: TBA
  • Contact: Hamilton Eco-Net
  • Email: info@hamiltoneconet.ca

Communities have a right to know about toxic pollutants affecting their workplaces and neighbourhoods. This is critical to both understanding and preventing potential health and environmental risks. The use, production, storage and disposal of chemicals takes place in our neighbourhoods, but there are no requirements to inform, track, or report how they are used. With Community Right-To-Know legislation (CRTK) citizens could get timely and relevant information, helping to protect their neighbourhoods. Learn what other communities have done including the successful Good Neighbour Campaigns and how they help to build relationships with industry. These campaigns are the alternative to waiting around for the government to do something. Free.

http://www.hamiltoneconet.ca

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Hamilton Small Press Fair 2006

  • Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2006
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Centenary United Church
  • Address: 24 Main St. W. (at MacNab), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: HSPF Group
  • Email: hspfgroup@primus.ca

The Hamilton Small Press Fair is back this year, in conjunction with GritLIT, Hamilton's annual literary festival. If you're interested in participating as an exhibitor, the deadline for registration is October 5, 2006. Send an email to the HSPF Group and ask for a registration form.

http://hspf.blogspot.com/

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Living the Environment Conference

  • Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Mohawk College
  • Address: 135 Fennell Avenue West (at the corner of West 5th St.) Hamilton ON, L9C 1E9 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Shelley, OPIRG McMaster
  • Email: shelley@opirg.org
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 27289

This environmental conference, organized by Hamilton Community Foundation, in partnership with OPIRG environmental conference is for area high school students. It brings together environmental organizations from across the community who will present their issues to the students. Anyone interested in helping, presenting, or donating a door prize suitable for a student please contact Shelley.

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The Jack Street Show

  • Date: Saturday, November 11, 2006
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven St. (off king, two blocks west of Wentworth), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jack Street
  • Email: jackstreet@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 9055299485

Legendary storyteller and poet Jack Street brings his unique blend of spoken word, performance and music to the stage at The Pearl Co. Jack's poetry, with the musical improvisations of Tim Gibbons and Mark Foley, will get you thinking, dancing and laughing.

Tickets are $10 each and are available from Arts Hamilton in Jackson Sq. Visit AH web site for details and more info.

http://www.artshamilton.ca

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Homes Not Bombs Targets L-3 Wescam

  • Date: Monday, November 20, 2006
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: L-3 Wescam
  • Address: 649 North Service Rd. (at King Road), Burlington, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Gail Lorimer
  • Phone: 9056347654

On Monday, November 20 at 12 noon, a rally and nonviolent civil disobedience action will occur at the entrance to Burlington, Ontario's L-3 Wescam to protest that company's ongoing profiting from war and repression around the globe. Wescam, part of what parent company L-3 describes as the largest military contractor in Canada, makes targetting equipment for human rights violators around the globe, from Colombia and Egypt to the U.S. military.

Among those risking arrest by occupying Wescam property are numerous seniors, including a veteran of the Korean War. In May of 2006, two days of rallies and civil disobedience were held at the factory, with nine people arrested for trespassing. Those individuals were convicted at a trial in July, but a clearly conflicted justice of the peace, moved by the defendants' testimony, suspended sentence.

"We have been told that L-3 Wescam executives are not prepared to meet with us, which is disappointing," says Burlington's Gail Lorimer, who has spearheaded a four-year campaign of protest at Wescam. "But the situation is urgent. People are dying because of their technology. On October 30, 80 students were killed in a Pakistani school by a U.S. Hellfire missile that was guided to the target by Wescam technology."

Currently, Wescam outfits a variety of militaries around the globe, and their technology has been used in what could well be considered war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Parent company L-3 Communications also owns Titan, a private contractor that supplies interrogators who have been linked to torture of detainees in Iraq.

"We are in no way against the people who work at Wescam; rather, we just want them to be able to make a living in a way that doesn't harm other people's lives. We've been here at Wescam holding vigils, handing out flyers, for over four years. We owe it to the many victims of Wescam technology to demand that the carnage they participate in be brought to an end."

http://www.homesnotbombs.ca

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Customs House Ghost Walk

  • Date: Sunday, November 26, 2006
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • Location: Customs House
  • Address: 51 Stuart St.. (at Bay St.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Haunted Hamiton
  • Email: info@hauntedhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055294327

Throughout all the different environents that have come and gone through this building, one thing has remained constant all these years; it is notoriously known for being haunted. They call her the "Dark Lady" and she is in as much residence there today as she ever was. Visit the eerie tunnel room in the basement or the room where, during renovations, tools were mysteriously stacked high to the ceiling in a wobbly tower. (Last Customs House walk of the year.)

http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/customshouse_ad.html

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Greenbelt Public Forum

  • Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Best Western Beacon Harbourside, Grandview Room
  • Address: Jordan Station (Exit 55 off QEW between St. Catharines and Hamilton) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ontario Institute of Agrologists

This forum is designed to promote a clear understanding of the need and importance of Ontario's Greenbelt.

"We hope the deliberations will improve the confidence among stakeholders that programs are or will be in place that create a climate within Ontario's Greenbelt for economic stability of farms and rural communities," says Dr. Theo Blom, P.Ag.

No charge for admission.

http://www.oia.on.ca/

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RTH Second Anniversary Party

  • Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM -
  • Location: Ceilidh House
  • Address: 107 George St. (Hess Village), 2nd. Flr., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Adrian Duyzer
  • Email: adrianduyzer@gmail.com

On January 27, you're invited to a very special birthday party. Raise the Hammer is marking two years of independent journalism and we'd like to celebrate with you.

Rather than have a weighty, dry and ultimately fruitless roundtable symposium with blue-chip speakers, corporate sponsors and a speech from the Mayor, we decided to do this Hammer-style, so it's in a bar instead of City Hall. (Nothing personal, Mayor Fred. You're still invited.)

Not just any bar, however. The second floor of the Ceilidh House on George Street in Hess Village stands out with its beautiful woodwork, gorgeous hardwood floors and a great selection of beers, ales and scotches (click here for a map). It's exactly the kind of successful, independent establishment Raise the Hammer is proud to support.

We're also lining up some entertainment for the evening that will make it a memorable night. More details to follow.

There is no cover charge.

We look forward to seeing you there, along with as many friends and family members as you'd like to bring along!

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Thomas Homer-Dixon Lecture in Guelph

  • Date: Monday, January 29, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: e-Bar at The Bookshelf
  • Address: 41 Quebec St., Guelph ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Guelph Civic League
  • Email: info@guelphcivicleague.ca
  • Phone: 5197805030

Thomas Homer-Dixon is a visionary. In his latest book, The Upside of Down, he has shown how the convergence of climate change, economic growth, energy, and thermodynamic realities will change of way of life sooner than we know. The most worrisome part? The almost stunning lack of political will to respond.

Join us, and hear:

Why there could be a serious breakdown of the social order in our time. What needs to be done to reverse this inevitability. The positive opportunities we have for reforms. How to act now and get politicians to pay attention.

Mr. Homer-Dixon will be reading from, discussing, and then signing copies of his book on Monday, January 29th, in the eBar.

Cost: $5 at the door (proceeds to the Guelph Civic League)

http://www.guelphcivicleague.ca/archive/20070123-1.html

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Green City: An Evening with Mary Soderstrom

  • Date: Monday, January 29, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Burlington Central Library
  • Address: 2331 New St., Burlington ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: A Different Drummer Books
  • Phone: 9056390925

Mary Soderstrom reads excerpts from her new book, Green City: People, Nature & Urban Spaces, which features Hamilton as an industrial city rich in parks, forests, and gardens.

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Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room

  • Date: Friday, February 02, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Homewood Ave. at Locke St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, a multidimensional study of one of the biggest business scandals in American history. The chronicle takes a look at one of the greatest corporate disasters in history, in which top executives from the 7th largest company in the United States walked away with over one billion dollars, leaving investors and employees with nothing. The film features insider accounts and rare corporate audio and video tapes that reveal colossal personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy. The human drama that unfolds within Enron's walls resembles a Greek tragedy and produces a domino effect that could shape the face of our economy and ethical code for years to come.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events.htm

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The 11th Hour

  • Date: Monday, February 05, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Ewart Angus Centre Rm. 1A6
  • Address: McMaster University, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: OPIRG
  • Email: opirgsrs@gmail.com

MACgreen and OPIRG SRS present Leonardo DiCaprio's The 11th Hour. In the director's own words: "The evidence is now clear. Industrial civilization has caused irreparable damage". Featuring cameos by thinkers such as David Suzuki, Richard Heinberg and Stephen Hawking, this documentary outlines the dramatic scale of the crisis facing the earth and what humans can do to return to the path of sustainability and balance. See the trailer here: http://wip.warnerbros.com/11thhour. A discussion will follow the film. Pay what you can, suggested donation $5.

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Celebrate New HSR Bus Fleet

  • Date: Monday, February 05, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

You are cordially invited to join Mayor Eisenberger and local Provincial and Federal representatives to introduce the first wave of our new bus fleet. Several of our new low emission diesel buses will arrive at the front of City Hall at 9:00 a.m. Please join us if you can to see the new vehicles and attend the brief media event that will occur on the City Hall Forecourt.

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Farmers' Market Charette

  • Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Rm. 110, Hamilton City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Phone: 9055462096

The City of Hamilton is hosting an "Ideas Charette" which is a forum where citizens and City staff collaborate on finding a collective vision for the future of the Market. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to City staff. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the vision.

http://www.durandna.com/Farmers%20Market%20charette.pdf

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AGH Films: Tsotsi

  • Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2007
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Jackson Square Cinemas
  • Address: 2 King St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Thea Demetrakopoulos
  • Email: thea@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276661x. 232

Tsotsi, (2006, UK/South Africa) winner of the 2006 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Film, is set in a shantytown on the edges of Johannesburg, South Africa. With an exceptional South African cast, Tsotsi is a gritty and moving portrait of a young man surviving in urban deprivation, alive with the powerful Kwaito music. This film gives face to the cycles of victims and perpetrators and is ultimately a story of hope and a triumph of love over rage. Winner of the 2005 People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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James North Art Crawl

  • Date: Friday, February 09, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: James North Arts District
  • Contact: Dave Kuruc
  • Email: mixedmediahamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055292323

Gather your friends and family and join us for another night of fantastic art, food and fun.

Mixed Media presents 'FELT FELT' - the textile work of Chelsea Treahy on our backwall gallery space. The artist will be present to talk about her work and all about the felting process and we'll have some baked goods, candy and warm drinks too!

Brave the cold and warm yourself up in our cozy storefront artspace and visit all our James North friends and neighbours on the Art Crawl.

The James North Art Crawl is free, self-guided and tons of fun!

http://www.mixedmediahamilton.com

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Bev Pike + E. H. ReisenBerger

  • Date: Friday, February 09, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • Address: 3 Colbourne St., Hamilton ON L8R 3P1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Artists Inc
  • Email: inc@hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca
  • Phone: 9055293355

Opening reception: February 9th at 8pm (James North Art Crawl night). Artist talk with Bev Pike: February 9th at 7.30pm

In the Main Space: Bev Pike "The Hysteria Chronicles"

Bev Pike's twenty-foot-long gouache-on-paper works depict familiar fabrics in gargantuan proportions. Her work speaks of experience but she documents the liminal experience of being out of the fabric and of visera, traces of the body and its history in the fabric after the figure has abandoned it.

In the 3rd Space: E.H. Reisenberger "Elevation"

Our experience of horizontal and vertical environments differs. How does it effect the equation of Identity and Place? In her recent work Erika ReisenBerger fuses emotion and knowledge, finding references in areas as far apart as music and maps.

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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Patrick Watson in Concert

  • Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
  • Time: Night time ($8 cover)
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton (Google Maps)

Perhaps surprisingly, Patrick Wilson is a four-member outfit from Montreal, of which only one member is named Patrick Wilson. I have no idea what they sound like, but their promotional company also promotes Bloc Party, the Decemberists and Ladytron, so they can't be that bad. - Ryan McGreal

Update: you can listen to Patrick Wilson's music here and here.

http://www.patrickwatson.net

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Hamilton Heritage Volunteer Awards

  • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton-Wentworth Heritage Association
  • Email: erlandlee@interlynx.net
  • Phone: 9055462424x. 4688

The Hamilton-Wentworth Heritage Association presents the annual Hamilton Heritage Volunteer Awards as part of "Heritage Comes Home", a heritage marketplace and fair at Hamilton City Hall. The volunteer citations are nominated by a cross-section of heritage organizations all across the former Wentworth County and given to deserving individuals active in recording, preserving, and restoring heritage in the city of Hamilton. The mayor presents the Heritage Volunteer Awards at noon on the Saturday in the council chambers of Hamilton City Hall.

Throughout the day, Hamilton's heritage is celebrated on both floors of the City Hall. Entertainment and music is featured all day from 10-3. Vintage film of Hamilton in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s is projected in a small theatre setting. More than three dozen heritage organizations in the region have booths and displays. A tea room is available. Admission is free. Free parking is available for heritage fair visitors.

http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/CityandGovernment/CultureandRecreation/Arts_Culture_And_Museums/Heritage_Day.htm

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David Suzuki: "If You Were Prime Minister..."

  • Date: Saturday, February 17, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Place Great Hall
  • Address: 10 MacNab St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)

Dr Suzuki will be in town for an interactive lecture on the state of the environment and what Canadians can do to help. Special guest for the evening will be Sarah Harmer.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org

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Meeting: Leash-Free Facility in Ward 1

  • Date: Monday, February 19, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: St. Joseph's Church Parish Hall
  • Address: 260 Herkimer St. (at Locke St. S.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dale Brown
  • Email: daabrown@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462226

Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie is holding a public meeting to discuss the feasibility of creating a leash free facility for Ward 1 at Hill Street Park (corner of Dundurn St. S. and Hill St.).

Update: A notice is currently posted on telephone polls titled "STOP OFF LEASH", which expresses opposition to a leash free facility at Highland Gardens Park/The Rez. The meeting on February 19 is to discuss the Hill Street Park location, not the Rez location. A separate meeting to discuss a leash free facility at the Rez will be held in March. The city has tentatively scheduled March 19, but will confirm in a later email.

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Little Children (AGH Films)

  • Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Empire Jackson Square Cinemas
  • Address: 2 King St. W. (at James), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Thea Demetrakopoulos
  • Email: thea@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

Little Children (dir. Todd Field, USA, 2006) follows the inhabitants of a small American town. Numb-to-life housewife Sarah (Kate Winslet) finds an outlet in gorgeous househusband Brad (Patrick Wilson), who is crippled with insecurity over the fact that his perfect wife (Jennifer Connelly) is the breadwinner. When Sarah and Brad meet, a passionate affair is sparked. In an attempt to reclaim his youth, Brad joins a night football league with Larry (Noah Emmerich), a former cop who has begun to harass a convicted sex offender, Ronnie (Jackie Earle Haley). These troubled lives collide, causing each individual to take full responsibility for their not-so-responsible actions. Nominated for 2007 Golden Globe and Academy Awards.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Public Consultation on 2007 Tax Budget

  • Date: Thursday, February 22, 2007
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: City Hall Council Chambers
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mary Gallagher
  • Email: mgallagh@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462323x. 4304

Citizens of Hamilton are invited to attend the Committee of the Whole meeting to provide comments on the 2007 Tax Budget. Anyone interested in speaking is asked to pre-register as a delegation by February 15, 2007.

http://myhamilton.ca

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Melrose Movies: An Inconvenient Truth

  • Date: Friday, February 23, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Homewood Ave. at Locke St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. "Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share. "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely," said Gore.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events.htm

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Who Killed The Electric Car?

  • Date: Friday, February 23, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St (between James and Hughson), Hamilton ON L8N 1A3 (Google Maps)

Following the screening of the movie Who Killed the Electric Car? will be a discussion with former councillor Dave Braden.

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Elizabeth May to Visit Hamilton

  • Date: Friday, February 23, 2007
  • Time: Doors open 7:00 PM; program starts 7:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
  • Address: 555 Bay St. North. Hamilton, ON L8L 1H1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Alex Drossos
  • Email: hamiltoncentre@hamiltongreens.ca
  • Phone: 9055240919

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, will be visiting Hamilton at the invitation of the Hamilton Centre Federal Green Party Association. Ms. May's presentation will focus on environmental issues including climate change, global warming and building a healthy and sustainable Canada.

http://www.hamiltongreens.ca

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Derrick Jensen in Hamilton

  • Date: Thursday, March 01, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 Pm
  • Location: Ewart Angus Center, rm. 1A1, McMaster University
  • Address: 1280 Main St. W. (near Cootes Dr.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Students for A Renegade Society, an OPIRG Working Group

Noted primitivist Derrick Jensen will be speaking in Hamilton. The organizers are asking for donations of between $5 and $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Bay Area Restoration Council 15th Annual Community Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, March 03, 2007
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
  • Address: Foot of MacNab St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bay Area Restoration Council
  • Email: barc@hamitonharbour.ca
  • Phone: 9055277111

The Bay Area Restoration Council presents our 15th annual community workshop: Waterfronts in Transition: Possibilities and Pitfalls in Implementing Waterfront Revitalization Plans.

The communities of the Hamilton Harbour watershed have established a vision for their waterfront. How will that vision translate into reality? Join our panel of experts representing Ontario waterfront communities as they share the successes and difficulties of their waterfront transitions.

http://www.hamiltonharbour.ca/events

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Seeds of Hope

  • Date: Thursday, March 08, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sally Littell
  • Email: womenscentre@on.aibn.com
  • Phone: 9055220127

International Women's Day was first marked in 1911 in many countries to protest women's working conditions. In 1977, the United Nations invited all member states to designate a day as International Women's Day and today, in most countries around the world, it is celebrated on March 8.

This year, the Women's Centre of Hamilton is celebrating International Women's Day 2007 by hosting Seeds of Hope; a global, women's activist project that connects Women's Centres from around the world and builds the strength and solidarity of our local communities.

Join the Women's Centre of Hamilton for the launching of the Seeds of Hope project and find out more about the international gardens being created in our city and the stories of women from around the world.

The evening of celebration includes a ceremony to honor our international partners, human rights advocate Allison Barrett as a guest speaker, musical performance by sensational blues, slide guitarist, Shelley Gravelle and, wonderful food for all.

Tickets are available at the door, suggested donation: $10.00.

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AGH March Break Mania

  • Date: Monday, March 12, 2007
  • Time: various
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON, L8P4S8 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurie Kilgour-Walsh
  • Email: laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 272

The Art Gallery of Hamilton once again presents its popular March Break Mania from Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, 2007 ? a week-long art camp that will inspire creativity and self-expression. Programmes are available for all age groups with both morning and afternoon sessions.

Program: Masterpiece ME! For ages 3-6 with caregivers Dates: March 12 to 16 (AM session only: 9:30 am -11:30 pm) Details: Children and their caregivers will explore new art materials and techniques, using themselves as the inspiration.

Program: Faces & Places For ages 7 to 10 years Dates: March 12 to 16 (AM session: 9:30 am -11:30 pm; PM session: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Details: Children will try their hands at exciting art projects inspired by AGH exhibitions and multicultural activities. New materials and techniques will expand each child's creative horizons.

Program: I.D. - Inspiration & Discovery For ages 10 and older Dates: March 12 to 16 (AM session: 9:30 am -11:30 pm; PM session: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Details: This studio programme will explore art and ideas through interaction with AGH exhibitions and an exciting array of materials and techniques. Children will be inspired in their creative and self-expressive endeavours.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact the AGH Educator for pricing and to register. Spaces are limited, so please register early.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Bad Flirt

The boy-girl Montreal indie pop band is about to hit the studio with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You!Black Emperor) to record a new album, which promises to be an ode to a certain 90's family sitcom and will feature various high profile guest vocalists. This spring tour promises to showcase new songs off this highly anticipated new record.

The band will be passing through Hamilton while supporting the Philadelphia unit Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer.

http://www.badflirt.com

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Discussion: Personal Privacy v. Public Security (AGH Thursday Night Talks)

  • Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Art gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurie Kilgour-Walsh
  • Email: laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 272

In this age of 'no fly' lists and cameras trained on downtown streets, do you feel secure or violated? Join in a lively panel discussion of personal privacy versus public security at Art Gallery of Hamilton's T.N.T. (Thursday Night Talks): Privacy Under Attack.

Under the direction of moderator Terry Cooke, panelists Brian Mullan, Chief of Police, Hamilton Police Service, Dr. Avner Levin, professor at Ryerson University and new media artist David Rokeby will present contrasting ideas and facilitate a dynamic discussion.

In an age when we give Google permission to read our g-mail and the U.S. government has access to essays written by Canadian students, the debate over personal privacy versus group security rages on. Surveillance, technology, government legislation and safety issues are complex and controversial ideas.

Tickets for T.N.T. (Thursday Night Talks) are $10.00 for AGH Members, $15.00 for Non-Members and $12.00 for students and seniors.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Reception: Fiona Kinsella's "The Wilderness"

  • Date: Friday, March 30, 2007
  • Time: 7-10 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Join Priti and David at the reception for Fiona Kinsella's "The Wilderness".

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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AGH Film Series: EL AURA

  • Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2007
  • Time: 7:10 PM
  • Location: Jackson Square Cinemas
  • Address: King and James, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Thea Demetrakopoulos
  • Email: thea@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 232

Directed by Fabien Bielinsky (The Nine Queens) with the feel of film noir, El Aura is set in the heavily forested area of Patagonia, Argentina, where isolated hunting camps offer recreation for sportsmen and cover for criminals. An ordinary taxidermist with epilepsy, who fantasized of the underworld, becomes entwined in moral collisions in this suspenseful, accomplished work. Nominated for Best Picture at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Spring Tide at Gage Park

  • Date: Friday, April 13, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Location: Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse
  • Address: Main and Gage, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Public Works
  • Phone: 9055462489

Come and visit the Spring Tide Spring Bulb Show (no admission). It's open from April 13 - April 22.

http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/CityandGovernment/CityDepartments/PublicWorks/

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God Damn Robots at Loose Canon

  • Date: Friday, April 13, 2007
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: Loose Canon Gallery
  • Address: 150 James St. N. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dane Pedersen
  • Email: dane@loosecanongallery.com
  • Phone: 9055154346

Come to see a group show featuring an astoundingly unprecedented display of robot loving, consisting of painted robots, drawn robots, working robots and very not working robots.

http://www.loosecanongallery.com

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Gore Park Spring Clean-Up

  • Date: Saturday, April 21, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: Gore Park
  • Address: King and James, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Downtown BIA
  • Phone: 9055231646

The Downtown Hamilton BIA is having its Spring Clean Up Day and we need your help! This is a really easy way to get in some volunteer hours and benefit your community. Help us to keep Downtown Hamilton beautiful. Please call our office to register.

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Star Buckets / Artopia 2007

Join us for a night of live entertainment featuring: Waxmannequin, Martin Verrall, DJ Simon, The Sheanderthals, and Famous Framus.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at the door ($2 from every ticket goes to support the Jamesville Community Centre).

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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Free Artists' Rights and Advocacy Workshop

  • Date: Wednesday, May 02, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St .(at Bay) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ian
  • Email: ian@hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca
  • Phone: 9055293355

Artist rights now! Become better informed about artists' economic and legal rights. Artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their work. Presently cultural workers in Canada are the most underpaid people in the work force. Learn about local and national organizations that are out there to help you and are fighting for artists rights. Find out about artists fees, copyright law, and artists contracts. Get the latest information about the work being done at city hall on Hamilton's new cultural policy. Why this policy is so important and the difference it will make to individual local artists. Become better informed about the problems faced by artists historically in the past, current legislation now being proposed to the government, and the future direction the fight is taking. Have some questions? Bring them along and we'll do our best to get you some answers.

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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Amazing Possibilities: Better Ways to Develop Cities

Join the Guelph Civic League for "Amazing Possibilities: Better Ways to Develop Cities," an inspiring half-day symposium featuring two internationally-renowned urban strategists who will show us practical, pleasing, community-building alternatives at the cutting edge of urban design. Bonus: Don't miss our panel of leading developers who have built innovative projects right here in Ontario. Hear how it's done and how well it can work.

https://secure.barkingdogstudios.com/gcl/register.php

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Wal-Town (Free Screening at Hamilton Artists Inc)

AL-TOWN is a daunting experiment in activism. A group of six university students, calling theselves Wal-town, take to the Canadian highway over two summers. Their goal: to raise public awareness about the effects of Wal-Marts policies on cities and towns across Canada WAL-TOWN - THE FILM is the story of their journey. 6 activists 36 towns 1 corporation. A speaker from UFCW will be available to have a discussion after the film. For more information about the film please visit www.wal-town.com Cost - FREE

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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Customs House Ghost Walk

  • Date: Saturday, May 05, 2007
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Location: Customs House
  • Address: 51 Stuart St .(at Bay) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Haunted Hamilton

Throughout all of the different environments that have come and gone through this building, one thing has remained constant all these years; the fact that it is notoriously known for being haunted. Haunted by who you ask? Well, they call her the "Dark Lady" and she is in as much residence there today as she ever was. Visit the eerie tunnel vault in the basement and see the room where during renovations, tools were mysteriously stacked high to the ceiling in a wobbly tower.

http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/ghostwalks/customshouse.htm

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Reservoir Park and Bruce Trail Spring Cleanup

  • Date: Sunday, May 06, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Highland Gardens Park
  • Address: Mountain Ave. and Hillcrest Ave. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Chris Dunn
  • Email: cnjdunn@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 9055258388

Please join us again for our 11th Annual Spring Cleanup of the Reservoir Park and Bruce Trail. Give us a couple of hours of your valuable time to help make our parks and trails cleaner and safer for all users. Bring your family and friends, too!

Please register at the park steps, at the corner of Mountain and Hillcrest, before starting and we will provide you with gloves and garbage bags.

Organized by The Kirkendall Neighborhood Association, The Keep Hamilton Clean Committee, and The Bruce Trail Association.

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Special Committee Meeting on Anti-Idling Bylaw

  • Date: Thursday, May 10, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers, City Hall flr. 2
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Alexandra Rawlings
  • Email: arawling@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462424x. 2729

The Committee of the Whole will hold a Special Public Meeting to hear public input into the proposed Anti-Idling By-law, as noted above. An idling control by-law is being proposed to reduce adverse health impacts, improve local air quality, and reduce greenhouse gases and critical air pollutants in the community from transportation sources

Members of the public are invited to speak to Committee on this matter. Those wishing to speak should contact Alexandra Rawlings, City Clerks Office, by Monday, May 7, 2007. Please include your name, address and phone number on your request. Please note that delegations will be restricted to a maximum of five minutes each.

You may also submit comments in writing to Alexandra Rawlings, City Clerks Office, City of Hamilton, 71 Main Street West, L8P 4Y5, by Monday, May 7, 2007.

The staff report and proposed by-law will be available to the public on and after Monday, April 30th, 2007, and may be obtained from the City Clerks Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. If you require additional information respecting the report, please contact Brian Montgomery, Air Quality Co-ordinator, Planning & Economic Development, at 905-546-2424 Ext.1275 or bmontgom@hamilton.ca.

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James North Art Crawl

Come out and join us on James St. North for an evening of art, discussion, and lively entertainment. Every 2nd Friday of the month is Art Crawl night on James St. North. Check out Hamilton's hottest new art district. Below are some of the highlights for this months "Art Crawl."

This month's Art Crawl focuses on issues of poverty as part of the "One Book One City" project. For more details about this project please visit Arts Hamilton

YOU ME GALLERY - The Bay Classics One More Time

330 James St North http://www.youmegallery.ca

Seminal artworks about the environment produced in 1992 as part of the Reading the Water project. Robert Yates' 18 ft. painting Macassa, Hamilton Harbour, Burlington Bay. Cees & Annerie van Gemerden's black & white photo-projects, More trespassing anyone?" and "The post industrial family takes a bath in Lake Ontario".

JAMES NORTH STUDIO - Return of the Elvii!

328 James St North http://www.jamesnorthstudio.com

This is it! This is the big one...! Return of the Elvii! Elvis returns from the dead for one night only... followed by local singing sensation - 13 yr. old Anthony Carbone ... "Elvis Junior." Hand coloured and digitally colourized photographs of Elvis impersonators and other wierd and tacky ephemera by James "Hunk'a burnin' Love" Chambers. May 11th expected time of arrival 8.30pm.

LOOSE CANON GALLERY - Westdale Highschool presents One More Time 150 James St North http://www.loosecanongallery.com

LooseCanon continues its commitment to the emerging artist in Hamilton with its third annual high school art show. See some of the bright up and coming talent that Hamilton has to offer. On view until May 31st.

WORTH WORKS STUDIO - Impoverished Perceptions 241 James St North http://www.worthworks.com

A conceptual and interactive display on poverty by Stephanie Kirsten Hansen. And the launch of new interactive journal The Perceptive "I", a new journal of new awareness, a new way.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. - Environs, Anatomy of Spirit + The Dress Tank

3 Colbourne St http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

In the Main Space: "Environs" an exhibition of emerging artistic voices in Hamilton, featuring: Colina Maxwell, Matt McInnes, John Smith and Mirela Zdjelaric. Curated by Jim Riley. On view until May 19th. In the Members Space: "Anatomy of Spirit" paintings by Gerten Basom. On view until May 19th. In the Flush Space: "The Dress Tank" a participatory installation by Catherine Farrell.

THE FACTORY - Screening of In Safe Places by Nora Hutchinson

126 James St North http://www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

In Safe Places is a video of a musical theatre performance opera. It is about a day in the life of Rosetta, a student of herbology, Rosetta works primarily in the field gathering plant specimens for research. The story is about Rosetta's love for her work in alternative healing techniques. This is also a story about Rosetta's ongoing struggle with anxiety attacks and depression. May 11th at 7pm & 9pm.

THE PRINT STUDIO - Original Matter Print Auction

173 James St North http://www.theprintstudio.ca

The biennial opportunity to collect Contemporary Print Media, Here is a chance to buy some art at low prices and support one of Hamilton's leading art institutions! Prints have been donated by leading and emerging artists from across Canada. Auction on May 15 at 7pm, with preview on May 8-12th.

BLUE ANGEL GALLERY - Stephen Algera + Gord Barron

243 James St North http://www.blueangelgallery.ca

"N.O.L.A." A loving tribute to the city of New Orleans with artwork by Stephen Algera. Showing alongside Gord Baron's "The After Math of 11." Plus: The Nostars Arkastra on Art Crawl night.

MIXED MEDIA - 3 headed

174 James St Nort http://www.mixedmediahamilton.com

The illustrated works of Chris White, Andrew Bailey & Alex Gorodskoy. Showing at Mixed Media until Friday, June 1st.

UNDER THE MOON

170 James St North Email: utm170@hotmail.com

An arts oriented bookstore. Books on art theory, movements, and monographs on individual artists. Other books on the sister arts, literature, history and related. Original graphics and decorator prints. Historical and contemporary art. Represents Amanda Hill (Canadian) and Dennis W. Cheaney (American).

SKY DRAGON - Third Annual A.S.C Exhibition

27 King William St http://www.skydragon.com

The Third Annual A.S.C Exhibition will be open for viewing throughout the month of May. A.S.C showcases a range of media spanning from painting, lithography, mixed media installations, photography, sculpture and more. With an eclectic lineup of visual artists from across the province filling two floors with wall to wall art, this exhibition is sure to inspire. Art Crawl night will also feature Live Music and performances. On view for the month of May.

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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Parents Against Pesticides Rally

  • Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melissa Iannace
  • Email: m_iannace@yahoo.ca

Parents Against Pesticides is holding a rally at City Hall to show support for City Council's initiative to restrict the use of cosmetic pesticides. (The Rain date is May 23).

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Tastes of Downtown

  • Date: Saturday, May 26, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Various
  • Address: Downtown (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Michael
  • Phone: 9055268482x. 226

Be sure to check out Hamilton's second annual Tastes of Downtown Hamilton Restaurant Walking Tour. The following restaurants are participating:

The Core

Capri Honest Lawyer Mahal My-Thai Slainte

East of the Core

Barami Buné Brownies Downtown Fine Food & Spirit Curry Cabana Incognito La Cantina

North and West of the Core

Acclamation Bar & Grill Chagall's on two Room Forty One Venturas Signature Wild Orchid

South of the Core

Bistro Parisien Délicieux Tea Salon & Cafe Eden Thai One Duke Restaurant Augusta's Winking Judge

Tickets are $50 per person (tax receipt for portion).

http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/announcements/TastesOfHamilton.pdf

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Grand Durand Garden Tour

  • Date: Saturday, June 16, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Contact: Durand Neighbourhood Association
  • Phone: 9055230157

The Grand Durand Garden Tour takes place in Hamilton's historic Durand neighbourhood. The self-directed tour allows people a peek behind the garden gates of some of the city's most exclusive addresses. There will be refreshments at Whitehern. Proceeds of the tour will go to the Durand Neighbourhood Association, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Tickets are $15 and they go on sale May 1 at outlets throughout Hamilton.

http://www.durandna.com

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Cool Ideas, Hot Solutions: Working Together to End Energy Poverty

  • Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2007
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster University Downtown Campus for Continuing Education
  • Address: 50 Main St. E., Flr. 2, Hamilton (at John St.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tom Cooper
  • Email: coopert@lao.on.ca
  • Phone: 9055450442

Join a gathering to share experiences and engage in an action agenda on low-income energy issues such as:

Rising energy prices and rate affordability Reducing bills and pollution through energy conservation programs Finding a comprehensive province-wide low-income energy consumers’ strategy Putting energy poverty on the public agenda – political and media strategies

Special Guest Speaker: Keith Stewart (World Wildlife Federation-Canada)

Moderator: Michael Shapcott (Toronto Disaster Relief Committee)

Panel Discussions on Key actions needed to address energy poverty & media strategies to put energy poverty “on the front burner”

Who should attend? Anyone interested in low-income energy issues, or who wants to get involved. No special expertise required - bring your questions and your experiences to share with others.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of The 2007 Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) through the Marty Karl Centre’s catering services. Hamilton’s Community Legal Clinics will be pleased to offer bus tickets to and from the event to those who require them.

http://www.hamiltonlegalclinics.ca//files/conference%20notice_Hamilton_pdf.pdf

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Action on Industrial Emissions

  • Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Edge of St. Christopher's Park
  • Address: Benson Ave. (off Beach Rd. b/w Ottawa St. and Kenilworth Ave.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Lynda Lukasik
  • Phone: 9055490900

Environment Hamilton and concerned residents are joining forces, using the provincial Environmental Bill of Rights to seek a long term solution to industrial emission problems in Hamilton's North End.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org

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Screening: Escape From Suburbia

  • Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Room, Central Public Library
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton ON L8N 4E4 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamiltonians for Progressive Development and Environment Hamilton

Escape from Suburbia Poster (click to view original in PDF format)

Hamiltonians for Progressive Development and Environment Hamilton are pleased to invite you to the Hamilton premier of the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning The End of Suburbia.

There is no admission charge! However, donations to the sponsoring organizations will be greatly appreciated.

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the North American Dream. The End of Suburbia introduced the concept of peak oil and some of its implications.

Now, in Escape from Suburbia, theory gives way to reality as a global debate rages over when demand will outpace supply, an emerging movement of citizens' groups confront our addiction to oil, and three disparate characters and a small California town take on the most dramatic shift in modern history.

Escape from Suburbia is a wake-up call that challenges the illusion of never-ending growth based on the availability of cheap and abundant oil. Expert opinion and commentary from government and industry are countered by on-the-street skepticism from a growing segment of the population who've had personal experiences with natural disasters, rising gas prices and fragile energy grids.

In Escape from Suburbia, viable local alternatives for citizens and communities are explored to ensure the survival of a sustainable civilization in the 21st century and beyond.

This special Hamilton showing will include the attendance of the director Gregory Greene and producer Dara Rowland, and will be followed by an open discussion panel.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org

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Social Movement Planning w/ Mike Balkwill

  • Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Sustainability Network
  • Address: Ste. 128, 215 Spadina Ave. Toronto (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jessica
  • Email: info@sustain.web.ca

Build a social movement strategy with advice from a leading expert. $40 with pre-registration; registrations are required by Monday, June 18.

http://www.sustain.web.ca/Event%20fliers/Social_Movment_Planning.pdf

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Cartoons Speak: A Celebration of the Afghani Political Cartoons of the late Said Rahimi

  • Date: Saturday, June 23, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven St (at King William), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Carol Town
  • Email: cartoonsspeak@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055254770

Four outstanding Canadian cartoonists will headline an art show and fundraiser in honour of one of their colleagues killed in Hamilton Jan. 15.

Terry Mosher, longtime political cartoonist for the Montreal Gazette under his non de plume of Aislin, Brian Gable, of the Globe and Mail, Graeme MacKay, of The Hamilton Spectator, and Roy Carless of Hamilton will be on hand Saturday June 23 for a show of the work of Said Shiragha Rahimi, who died before he could stage a show of the political cartoons that made it impossible for him to return to his homeland of Afghanistan. Rahimi was killed when hit by a train while delivering pizza to help feed his wife and seven children.

There will be cartoons by Rahimi and the others for sale and brief presentations by the cartoonists. All money raised will go into a trust fund to pay for education for Rahimi?s children.

Tickets are $30 apiece and are on sale at the front desk of The Hamilton Spectator, Bryan Prince Bookseller, the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, Arts Hamilton in Jackson Square and the Pearl Company.

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Michael Ondaatje & Jim Harrison

  • Date: Monday, June 25, 2007
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Dofasco Centre for the Arts
  • Address: 190 King William St. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bryan Prince Bookseller
  • Email: staff@princebooks.net
  • Phone: 9055284508

The evening will take the form of an onstage interview of the two authors, with a question & answer period following. We are uncertain whether the authors will also do a reading from their latest novels. Tickets for this event are now on sale at Bryan Prince, Bookseller and a different drummer books in Burlington.

Tickets $12 (proceeds will go to PEN Canada)

http://www.princebooks.net

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Meeting: Public Use of Facilities in the North End

  • Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Benetto Recreation Centre
  • Address: 450 Hughson St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Phone: 9055464944

The reason for this e-mail is to inform all North Ender's that the city is contemplating closing some facilities within the city. We need to come out to Bennetto and tell the planners that Bennetto is important to you and your community. A large turn-out will signal that the North End is united in this and we don't want to see any facilities in our neighbourhood shut down.

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National Day of Action for Aboriginal Rights

  • Date: Friday, June 29, 2007
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Gore Park
  • Address: Corner of James St. and King St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Solidarity with Six Nations
  • Email: hamilton.6n.solidarity@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 24852

Hamilton Solidarity with Six Nations invites all Native and non-Native supporters in the Hamilton area to join us on June 29 in downtown Hamilton to express our solidarity with people across the country demonstrating for Aboriginal rights in the coming weeks.

We will be:

Distributing Information Handing out purple and white ribbons to symbolize the Two-Row Wampum by which Canada is bound Asking passers-by to honk their horn twice in support Asking people to sign a petition demanding the Canadian government prohibit all development on lands in dispute. Discussing the issues and broadening our understanding

Hamilton Solidarity formed in 2006 to educate people in the Hamilton area about the Kanonhstaton reclamation and the issues which surround it. We are made up largely of students, teachers, professors and community activists and we seek to encourage Canadians to hold their government to account and honour its treaties with First Nations people.

Hamilton Solidarity will be joined by a variety of local groups for this event and encourages participation by all supporters.

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D.O.A.

  • Date: Tuesday, July 03, 2007
  • Time: 8:00 PM Doors, 9:00 PM Show
  • Location: The Underground
  • Address: 41 Catharine St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Cincinnati Records
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca
  • Phone: 905741ROCK

Featuring Nash the Slash, Pantychrist, Daley's Revenge, and Shot Dead

Rising from the ashes of The Skulls in 1978, D.O.A. is a hardcore punk band from Vancouver. Their music was often described as hardcore punk and they are often referred to as the "founders" of hardcore by their following along with Bad Brains and D.C's Minor Threat. Their second album Hardcore 81 was thought by many to have been the first actual reference to the second wave of American punk bands sound as hardcore.

Singer/guitarist Joey "Shithead" Keithley is the only founding member to have stayed in the band throughout its entire history; however, original bassist Randy Rampage has rejoined DOA after a long absence and is in the current lineup. D.O.A. has often released music on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles Records, and they have released an album with Jello Biafra titled Last Scream Of The Missing Neighbors.

D.O.A. has always maintained an uncompromising anarchist populist political stance. The band is known for its outspoken political opinions and has a history of playing for many causes and benefits. Its slogan is "TALK-ACTION=0". The band has been active on many issues, including Anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and the environment. Many bands cite D.O.A. as an influence, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Rancid, and The Offspring.

http://www.undergroundrocks.ca

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re-Collect

  • Date: Friday, July 06, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Join us at the reception for Laurie Kilgour-Walsh's exhibition 're-Collect'. The exhibition runs from July 3 to July 29.

http://transitgallery.ca

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Summer in the Park

  • Date: Sunday, July 08, 2007
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Tweedsmuir Greenspace and J.C. Beemer Park
  • Address: Landsdale Neighbourhood, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Landsdale Area Neighbourhood Association

We are presenting this event in cooperation with and with the support of several other organizations, including the Hamilton Community Foundation, the Hamilton Salvation Army and the City of Hamilton. We are planning to present an entertainment program including world beat music in the Latin and Mediterranean styles, the Salvation Army Concert Band, and Aboriginal youth drummers and dancers. Other planned events include kid's fun with face painting, an outdoor art show and market and much more.

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Gary Kendall Band

  • Date: Friday, July 20, 2007
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: Casbah Loung
  • Address: 206 King St. W. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Cincinnati Records & Promotions
  • Email: brodiebooksrock@yahoo.ca
  • Phone: 9O55214441

Multiple Maple Blues Award winner and Downchild bassist, Gary Kendall will spend the summer of 2007 dividing his time between festivals and clubs with DCBB, The Maple Blues Revue and his own band. Itll be the latter that brings the veteran Canadian blues musician to Hamiltons Casbah Lounge on July 20th. Since releasing his critically acclaimed debut solo recording "Dusty & Pearl" in 2005 on his own 47 Records label it`s become increasingly important for him to headline his own shows when not touring with the legendary Downchild Blues Band. A second solo recording is in the works and some of the material from that project will be part of the Casbah show. Rounding out The Gary Kendall Band will be Shakey Dagenais piano/organ, Tyler Burgess drums and Steve Grisbrook guitar.

http://www.undergroundrocks.ca

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The Big Yarn '07

  • Date: Saturday, August 18, 2007
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Location: The Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts
  • Address: 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jeremy Freiburger
  • Phone: 9055480111

The Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, along with the 270 Sherman Creative Complex, invites you to its annual summer arts festival, The Big Yarn 07. This event-filled day will consist of open studios, exhibits, artist workshops, live music and studio tours. The event runs all day Saturday, and following the event will be a concert at the Westside concert theatre, featuring The Most Serene Republic and Apostle of the Hustle.

http://www.thebigyarn.ca

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Arts of August

  • Date: Thursday, August 30, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Central Library
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Karen Craig
  • Email: mail@livingrock.ca
  • Phone: 9055287625

Come make Summer 2007 count by attending the 5th Annual Arts of August: "Creativity through Diversity" Grand Finale Showcase. This is a city-wide youth initiative, hosted by Living Rock Ministries, that provides work, food and social/recreational programs for youth-at-risk who frequent the core from all over the City of Hamilton and surrounding area. Youth aged 13 to 25 submit art and poetry to the Rock or local libraries on the themes of peace, equality, love and culture. The community is invited to come to the Grand Finale Art Showcase, where they can provide comments to the artists and support the winners as they receive awards and prizes.

http://www.livingrock.ca

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Labour Day Parade

  • Date: Monday, September 03, 2007
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Corner of Queen St. N. and York St., Hamilton ON
  • Contact: Don Fraser
  • Email: hdlcp@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 9055472944

When local unions and community groups hit the streets for this year’s Labour Day parade, many will carry banners and signs highlighting the job loss that has recently affected Hamilton communities.

Job loss has been particularly bad in Ontario’s manufacturing sector, prompting a number of protests across the province. In Hamilton, 320 workers lost their job when Hamilton Specialty Bar shut down in May. Many feel the Ontario government has not done enough to protect and create good jobs.

This year the Labour Day festivities have been expanded to include Sunday activities at Dundurn Park as well as the traditional parade and picnic on Monday. On Sunday, children and adults will be treated to food, music, crafts, educational talks and a special visit from Bruiser, the Hamilton Bulldogs’ mascot. The Labour Day parade will start at 10:30 on Monday, September 3, and will feature a number of floats and musical acts.

The annual parade has its origins in the struggle for a shorter workday. On May 15, 1872, 1500 workers marched through the streets of Hamilton with signs reading, “Wisdom is better than wealth” and “The Labourer is worthy of his hire”. The parade and subsequent strikes were intended to put pressure on employers to institute a nine-hour workday. Parades soon became an annual tradition within the labour community. Twenty years after the first Hamilton parade, Canadian parliament declared Labour Day and official holiday.

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Art Bus

  • Date: Friday, September 07, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven St. (at King William), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Barbara Milne
  • Phone: 9055240606

Heading west first to the Carnegie and then the Dundas Historical Museum for a fascinating photography show. After that we head back to town stopping in Westdale for a quick tour of some local venues and then we check out the Anastasia Gallery, the transit gallery and Textures Craft Shop. All that and you’ll catch part of the opening here for Reweaving a Life!

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Hamilton Centre Candidates Debate on Poverty Issues

  • Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2007
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Room - Central Public Library
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tom Cooper

According to Stats Canada, the City of Hamilton has the highest urban poverty rate in the province and the riding of Hamilton Centre has one of the lowest per capita median incomes in Ontario.

Howard Elliott, Executive Editor of the Hamilton Spectator, will moderate the debate. All four major party candidates have agreed to participate: Andrea Horwath (NDP), Peter Ormand (Green Party of Ontario), Chris Robertson (Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario) and Steve Ruddick (Liberal Party of Ontario).

We are also pleased that Jeff Witt, a volunteer member of the Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform has agreed to attend and present a brief overview on the work of the Citizen's Assembly and why they are recommending a Mixed Member Proportional system in the upcoming referendum on electoral reform that takes place in conjunction with the October 10 election.

http://hamiltonlegalclinics.ca/

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Inspiration East at the AGH

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2007
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Steve Denyes
  • Email: steve@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 255

Louise Dompierre, President and CEO, and Robert E. Wade, Chair, Board of Directors, cordially invite you to the opening announcement of Inspiration East the Art Gallery of Hamilton's year-long celebration of Asian Arts and Culture. Please RSVP by Monday, September 10.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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North End Neighbours Party

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2007
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Benetto Recreation Centre
  • Address: 450 Hughson Street North, Hamilton IB (Google Maps)
  • Contact: North End Neighbours
  • Email: northendneighbours@googlegroups.com

Come out and join a celebration of the North End and the Neighbours who live here. Highlights include:

The Reptile Guy Stripes, The Ti-Cats Mascot Free Hot Dogs The Police Dept. with Vehicles new and old. At 7:00 PM, the rock band "The Someone" will close out the evening. Anne Marie Pavlov and Patrick local musicians. Random prize draws for new members of NEN and Renewing memberships. Tables will be set up with local organizations that can and do benefit the North End.

We look forward to everyone coming out and having some fun. Last year 750 people came out, this year let's have everyone in the North End come out and appreciate what it means to be North Enders.

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Health Board Meeting on Proposed Pesticide By-Law

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Carolyn Biggs
  • Email: cbiggs@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462424x. 2604

Hamilton City Council is inviting citizens to attend a special meeting of the Board of Health to receive input into the proposed Pesticide Use By-law.

Anyone interested in addressing the Board of Health is asked to pre-register by September 6, 2007. Anyone wishing to provide comments in writing may do so by forwarding a written submission.

Read the proposed by-law here [PDF].

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HPD Seminar: Thinking Outside the Big Box

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Room - Hamilton Central Library
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kieran Dickson
  • Email: kdickson@evansphilp.com

Hamiltonians for Progressive Development and Architecture Hamilton present Thinking Outside the Big Box: Intensification and Hamilton, a seminar and panel discussion featuring Philip Weinstein of The Planning Partnership. The panel includes Bill Curran from Thier+Curran Architects, Bill Jannsen, the city manager of community planning and design, Ryan McGreal of Raise the Hammer. Michael Desnoyers of HPD, and Ron Starr of Deanlee Development.

http:/www.progressivedevelopment.ca

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B.A. Johnston: This is What 110% Smells Like

  • Date: Friday, September 14, 2007
  • Time: Night
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St. W. (at Queen St.), Hamilton (Google Maps)

Over the course of two Schooner soaked nights at Halifax's Gus' Pub in the winter of 2007, journeying song and dance man B.A. Johnston gathered friends, fans and a film crew to help celebrate his birthday. Playing alongside a variety of the region's most renowned acts, the event's proceedings were captured on tape as a reminder to all future generations that this is what 110% smells like.

A concert film like no other, /This Is What 110% Smells Like/ features performances from acts such as The Stance, The Just Barelys, Old Man Luedecke, Brent Randall & His Pinecones, Windom Earle, The Maynards and of course Johnston. With commentary tracks and extras such as The BA Johnston Drinking Game, it's an unforgettable document hosted by the man himself. Over the course of the past eight years, B.A. Johnston has released four albums while touring the country relentlessly. He currently lives with his mother in Hamilton, ON where he works as a fry cook.

http://www.justfriends.ca/ba

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Jean Rae Baxter

  • Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Bryan Prince Bookseller
  • Address: 1060 King St. W. (at Sterling), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Staff
  • Email: staff@princebooks.net
  • Phone: 90552844508

We will be hosting a launch for /The Way Lies North/, a historical novel for young adults. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Bryan Prince, Bookseller

http://www.princebooks.net

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Take Back the Night 2007: What's Poverty Got to Do with It?

  • Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: SACHA
  • Email: sacha@sacha.ca
  • Phone: 9055254573

Stop violence against women and children. The Take Back the Night march will meet at City Hall at 6:30, rally at 7:30, and walk at 8:00. All women and chilren are welcome. Please bring a non-perishable food item.

http://www.sacha.ca/files/TBTN2007.pdf

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William Gibson

  • Date: Thursday, September 20, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Studio Theatre, Hamilton Place
  • Contact: Staff
  • Email: staff@princebooks.net
  • Phone: 90552844508

We are pleased to welcome the author of the bestselling novels, /Neuromancer/, /Mona Lisa Overdrive/, and /Pattern Recognition/. Mr. Gibson will be reading from his new novel, /Spook Country/. Admission: TBA. Tickets will be available at Bryan Prince, Bookseller and a different drummer books.

http://www.princebooks.net

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Transit Discussion: Light Rail in Hamilton

  • Date: Monday, September 24, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St., b/w James and Hughson (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan McGreal
  • Email: editor@raisethehammer.org

CATCH and RTH are hosting a public session to discuss transit issues in Hamilton, particularly the provincial offer of capital funding to develop rapid transit.

Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie will be speaking about what's happening at 71 Main St W. In addition, Jason Leach from RTH and Thom Oommen from Green Venture will talk about related issues. A group discussion will follow.

This meeting will also re-launch the Transit Users Group (TUG), an organization dedicated to supporting transit and advocating service improvements.

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GTTA Regional Transportation Plan Meeting

  • Date: Friday, September 28, 2007
  • Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - Webster Rm. Salon B & C
  • Address: 1 Summers Ln. (at King St. W.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

The Mayor invites the public to attend the public portion of the meeting, which will start around 1:30 PM.

http://www.gtta.com/en/business/Sep28_07agenda.htm

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October 5 Art Bus

  • Date: Friday, October 05, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven St. (at King William), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Barbara Milne
  • Phone: 9055240606

Heading east: We will start out with The Gallery on the Bay continuing on to check out a variety of galleries from Conrad Furey’s studio/workshop to the Eco House Gallery to the Sunrise Gallery on the Beach Strip. We will finish with Gallery 435, Hamilton’s most ‘bohemian’ gallery.

Please reserve a spot beforehand via email or phone. Tickets $15 each.

barbaramilne@cogeco.ca

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Melrose Movies: Shut Up and Sing

  • Date: Friday, October 05, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Homewood Ave. and Locke St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies Team
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Life in Bush America gets a blunt, honest telling in this documentary that makes you want to stand up and cheer without ever begging for tears or glib sympathy. Natalie Maines, the lead singer of the chart-topping Dixie Chicks, set off a shit storm at the start of the Iraq War in 2003 when she told a London audience, "We're ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas." Maines joined Martie Maguire and Emily Robison - the two sisters who founded the Texas band - in a media attempt to straighten up without flying right. But a concerted right-wing effort to kill their radio play and concert appearances, especially in the South, had success. Barbara Kopple, who directed this movie firecracker with Cecilia Peck, has been chronicling threats to democracy since Harlan County, U.S.A. in 1977. And she gives due respect to Topic A: free speech.

Complementary Fair Trade Coffee. Suggested donation: $5. Child care available for ages 3-12 ($1 per child).

http://www.melroseunited.ca

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Reception: Harold Klunder's In the Shade with a Good Book

  • Date: Friday, October 05, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

Harold Klunder's In the Shade with a Good Book runs from October 2 to October 28.

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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Haunted Hamilton presents a Gothic Gala

  • Date: Saturday, October 06, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM - Midnight
  • Location: Historic Customs House
  • Address: 51 Stuart St . (at Bay), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Haunted Hamilton

Autumn is a time of year where the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest. It is a time for the dead to speak and walk among the living as we celebrate our Gothic Gala event.

Cross through the veil and surrender to the foreboding call of gothic music as it beckons you to immerse into the spirit realm. Get your palm read or your future told through the art of the tarot cards. Take part in a Ouija Board session as we try and communicate with the spirits of the past. All of this and more awaits you from the moment you step through our velvet curtains and into the Victorian parlour setting.

Cost: $40 per person. Tickets must be paid in advance! The cost for this event includes the serving of sparkling cider, cheese and fruit, tarot and palm readings, the performances, spirit board sessions, and the spirit seance.

Attire: The event is a semi-formal evening. Come dressed in your best gothic or Victorian attire. Prizes for the best dressed! If that doesn't work for you, then at least try to come dressed in all black to suit the theme.

http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/gothicgala/2007_gothicgala.html

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Chedoke Rail Trail Environmental Assessment Public Information Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Banquet Room, Chedoke Golf Course Clubhouse

The City of Hamilton has initiated a study to consider a wide range of options to address recent significant erosion damage that has occurred within a watercourse that descends from the top of the escarpment and through the Chedoke Golf Course lands.

As a result of the erosion, the City of Hamilton has closed a portion of the Chedoke Rail Trail Path (Bruce Trail) in order to ensure the community’s safety following a recommendation from our Geotechnical consultants.

This PIC will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to meet the Project Team, review the evaluation of alternative solutions and the draft preferred solution, as well as discuss issues related to the implementation of the project.

Note that staff have announced that they are planning to build a temporary modular bridge on the site to allow access while the EA is being conducted. The trail is tentatively scheduled to reopen in November.

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Jane Christmas, Marilyn Pilling

  • Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Gallery on the Bay
  • Address: 231 Bay St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Staff
  • Email: staff@princebooks.net
  • Phone: 90552844508

Jane Christmas will be reading from her new travel memoir, /What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim/. Marilyn Pilling will be reading from her new collection of poetry, /Cleavage, A Life in Breasts/. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Bryan Prince, Bookseller

http://www.princebooks.net

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October 12 Art Bus

  • Date: Friday, October 12, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven St. (at King William), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Barbara Milne
  • Phone: 9055240606

Again a second Friday tour taking in The Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, the James North Art Crawl and Bill Powell and the Tiger Group’s Studio Gallery.

Book your ticket beforehand via phone or email. Tickets $15 each.

barbaramilne@cogeco.ca

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Francois Morelli and Community Mural Project Launch

  • Date: Friday, October 12, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Jamesville Community Centre, St. Mary's School
  • Address: 209 MacNab St. N. (at Colbourne), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ian Jarvis
  • Phone: 9055293355

Please join us for the celebration and unveiling of a new art project at the Jamesville Community Centre. This project was created by grade 8 students from St. Mary’s Catholic School in downtown Hamilton, under the artistic guidance of Montreal artist François Morelli. In conjunction with Morelli’s current exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton François Morelli: Table D’Hôte, this site specific installation along the Jamesville Centre’s corridors investigates food and eating, and involves the innovative use of stamping and stenciling techniques.

Visiting artist François Morelli will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.

ian@hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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TNT: Our Changing Perceptions of Beauty

  • Date: Thursday, October 18, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurie Kilgour-Walsh
  • Email: laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 272

Join in an engaging panel discussion of society’s changing perspective of beauty and self-image as Art Gallery of Hamilton’s T.N.T. (Thursday Night Talks) presents Body for Sale – Defining the New Beauty on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

Angelina’s lips, Nicole’s nose and Beyonce’s eyes are just a few surgeries away. A new advertising campaign encourages women to celebrate their real beauty and embrace their curves. Milan bans underweight models from its fashion runways. A major retailer sells thongs (emblazoned with “eye candy” and “wink, wink”) for eight year-olds. Tattoos and piercings are commonplace (and permanent) personal expressions of style. In concert with the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s fall season focus on fashion, T.N.T asks, what is the new beautiful?

An expert panel, with Terry Cooke moderating, partakes in a multi-faceted discussion that challenges the audience to discuss what are the cultural norms of beauty and why. Joining the panel are Dr. Marc Ouellette, Professor of Cultural Studies & Cultural Theory from McMaster University and Dr. Randi McCabe, Director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and Psychologist-in-Chief at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.

Tickets for T.N.T. (Thursday Night Talks) are $10.00 for AGH Members, $15.00 for Non-Members and $12.00 for students and seniors and may be purchased on-line at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, by calling 905-527-6610, ext. 272 or at the Gallery’s Front Desk during Gallery hours. Purchase your T.N.T tickets online and save $1.00 per ticket.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association Annual Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: St. Joseph's Church Hall
  • Address: North-east corner of Locke St. S. and Herkimer St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mary Lou Reiman
  • Email: reiman@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 9053089678

As part of a developing partnership with Ryerson Middle School, the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association has donated $600 to assist with the school nutrition program.

Formal presentation will take place at the association’s annual meeting.

The keynote speaker will be John Terpstra, local award winning poet.

http://www.kirkendallhood.ca

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Two-Way Streets Memorial Service

To mourn the 51st anniversary of Hamilton's conversion to the one-way street system, join a Hallowe'en-themed memorial service for all the streets that were killed by conversion to one way.

Stroll through a graveyard for all the streets that are now one-way and join a memorial service with the other mourners and two-way survivors James, John (both born again), Concession, Locke, and Ottawa.

(We need people suited up to play these parts - any volunteers? Write back to me if you can help.)

We'll also (possibly) be having a candlelight vigil for all the pedestrians, cyclists and motorists injured or killed by the speed and recklessness of one way streets.

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Light Rail Brainstorming Session

  • Date: Monday, October 29, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan McGreal
  • Email: editor@raisethehammer.org

Come to the Sky Dragon Centre to brainstorm promoting light rail in Hamilton. Questions we need to answer include:

Should it be part of Transit Users Group or independent? How will membership work? What needs to be done, and by whom? How can we promote light rail? Who is our target audience?

This may be the single most important action Hamilton can take to start the transformation toward sustainability. We need all the help we can get, so please come out!

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November 2 Art Bus

  • Date: Friday, November 02, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven St. (at King William), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Barbara Milne
  • Phone: 9055240606

Book your ticket beforehand via phone or email. Tickets $15 each.

barbaramilne@cogeco.ca

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Manufactured Landscapes (Melrose Movies)

  • Date: Friday, November 02, 2007
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave. (at Locke St. S.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies Team
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Winner of the 2007 Genie for Best Documentary, and Nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

The documentary Manufactured Landscapes opens with a long, slow tracking shot of a factory in China: row after row of workers in lemon-coloured uniforms, fingers twisting and capping plastic and metal. The shot goes on and on, almost to the point of comedy. How big is this factory, anyway, and what exactly are they making? Eventually, the explanation for all that effort is revealed: pastel-handled irons.

The endlessness and semi-absurdity of this scene of mass production is a fitting lead for a film about Edward Burtynsky, the St. Catharines, Ont.-born photographer whose art documents the eternal process — the before, during and after — of the things we consume. A still version of the aforementioned scene is now one of Burtynsky’s most famous photos, but on film, it becomes something entirely different.

http://melroseunited.ca/

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Leslie Sorochan - Breathe

  • Date: Friday, November 02, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

You are invited to join the reception for an exhibition of new work by Leslie Sorochan, titled Breathe.

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Climate and Energy Uncertainty (Spirit of Red Hil valley Third Annual Lecture)

  • Date: Monday, November 12, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Guest Speaker: Daniel Lerch, author of Post Carbon Cities.

Panelists:

Richard Gilbert, Centre for Sustainable Transportation Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of Hamilton Sonja MacDonald, Centre for Community Studies Mark Chamberlain, Poverty Roundtable

Sponsored by Friends of Red Hill Valley, Hamiltonians for Progressive Development, and Environment Hamilton.

http://progressivedevelopment.ca/

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TLC Public Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2007
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster University Student Centre Rm. 213
  • Address: McMaster University, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Randy Kay
  • Email: g-tlc@mcmaster.ca

Get involved in building a better and more sustainable transportation network at McMaster, and in the city.

TLC has been pushing for advances in cycling, pedestrian and transit infrastructure since 2000.

Join the movement toward sustainability: if you ever get around in the city without a car, you probably have a good idea of what needs doing. Join others with the same frame of reference, and do your part to make good things happen.

http://tlchamilton.blogspot.com/

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Hamilton Light Rail Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: FRWY Coffee House
  • Address: 333 King Street East (at Wellington St. N.) Hamilton, ON L8N 1C1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan McGreal
  • Email: editor@raisethehammer.org

Please come out to the next meeting of Hamilton Light Rail. We are developing a presentation to promote light rail in Hamilton and establishing an outreach strategy.

http://hamiltonlightrail.com/article/meeting_november_20_2007/

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Naomi Klein

  • Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: McIntyre Theatre, Mohawk College
  • Contact: Staff
  • Email: staff@princebooks.net
  • Phone: 90552844508

Ms. Klein will read from her new book, /Shock Doctrine/. Admission: TBA. Tickets will be available at Bryan Prince, Bookseller and a different drummer books.

http://www.princebooks.net

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David Hillen: Creating Unregretted Life

  • Date: Sunday, November 25, 2007
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Dining Room
  • Address: 555 Bay St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

You are cordially invited to join in a celebration of the life and work of David Hillen, educator and writer, with the launch of his book: Creating Unregretted Life: Thematic Excerpts From My Teacher's Journal (published by Serengeti Press).

There will be a short program of readings from the book. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Public Meeting: Big Box at Innovation Park

  • Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: St. Joseph's Church Parish Hall
  • Address: 260 Herkimer St. (at Locke St. S.) (Google Maps)

Trinity Group has a conditional offer to buy a chunk of land adjacent to McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) and develop a big box plaza with an auto dealership and other commercial dreck. Trinity has appealed the city's refusal to rezone the land to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for reconsideration. The city is hosting a public meeting to provide an update on the OMB appeal.

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Richard Gilbert -Transportation Futures: Aviation and Light Rail for Hamilton and Elsewhere

  • Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: FRWY Cafe
  • Address: 333 King St. W. (at Wellington), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamiltonians for Progressive Development

Hamiltonians for Progressive Development invites you to hear Dr. Richard Gilbert, author of "Hamilton: the Electric City", who will talk about the future of transportation in an energy-constrained world, with particular emphasis on the prospects for air travel and light rail transit.

This free evening seminar begins at 7:30 pm with Dr. Gilbert's talk, which will be followed by a panel discussion led by guest moderator Nicole MacIntyre; panelists will be Scott Stewart (General Manager of Public Works for the City of Hamilton), McMaster professor Nicholas Kevlahan, and Lynda Lukasik of Environment Hamilton.

http://progressivedevelopment.ca/

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AGH Afternoon Tea and Curator's Talk

  • Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurie Kilgour Walsh
  • Email: laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 272

Special guest speaker will be Diane O'Neill, Associate Curator, Historical Prints and Drawings from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Ms. O’Neill will offer an insightful talk about these two important artists, placing them in a historical context and sharing her vision in creating this exhibition.

Tickets are $10.00 for AGH Members and $15.00 for Non-Members. Pre-registration is recommended. Attendance can be reserved by calling 905-527-6610, ext. 272.

Two women. Two artists. Two painting careers lost to us through time and art historical neglect. The exhibition Two Artists Time Forgot offers a rare opportunity to experience firsthand the work of Newfoundland’s Margaret Campbell Macpherson (1860 - 1931) and Nova Scotia’s Frances Jones (Bannerman) (1855 - 1944). As the first in-depth study of these artists, the exhibition seeks to introduce their works to a wider audience while providing the opportunity of experiencing a selection of over sixty paintings on loan from private and public collections. Two Artists Time Forgot is organized by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and The Rooms, Provincial Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, and circulated by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia with the support of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP), Department of Canadian Heritage. Co-curated by Dr. Dianne O’ Neil and Caroline Stone.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.ca

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An Evening With Derrick Jensen

  • Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Togo Salmon Hall, Rm. 120
  • Address: McMaster University, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: OPIRG
  • Email: opirgsrs@gmail.com

Join renowned author and activist Derrick Jensen for a powerful, compelling, and urgent discussion about the ecological, psychological, and spiritual crisis we face as a species and a global community. Derrick shares his insights about the fundamental unsustainability of industrial civilization, the attitudes and actions that propel and justify this way of life, and what we as compassionate human beings need to do to stop the death machine and prepare for a scary and uncertain future.

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General Roméo Dallaire and the Rwanda Genocide: In Conversation with Ted

  • Date: Friday, February 01, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Steve Denyes
  • Email: steve@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 255

In a poignant and political discussion, Ted Koppel interviews Canadian General Dallaire, the commander of the UN mission in Rwanda during the horrific genocide in 1994 when over 800,000 people were killed in three months.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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Art Reception: Michael Allgoewer and John W. Ford

  • Date: Friday, February 01, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: 9055221299

We are pleased to tell you that february @ transit gallery brings two new exhibitions:

Michael Allgoewer – Phases, Markers, Tangents: Recent Work John W. Ford – A Case for Small Things: Forgotten Space

Both exhibitions run from January 29th to March 2nd, 2008. Receptions are on Friday February 1st from 7 to 10 pm. Artists will be in attendance.

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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Locke Street Blues

  • Date: Saturday, February 02, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM
  • Location: Fenian Films Studio
  • Address: 211 Locke St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan Furlong
  • Email: info@fenianfilms.com

Featuring local legends (all 2008 HMA award winners) Harrison Kennedy, Jesse O'Brien, and Brian Griffith.

Blues, Motown, Soul, R&B and More!!!

As a special treat we have an incredible opening band at 8PM sure to blow you away, Hamilton's very own: The Gladly Fools.

Door is $10 - licensed event.

To RSVP in advance.

http://www.fenianfilms.com

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Follow-Up Workshop to Derrick Jensen

  • Date: Saturday, February 02, 2008
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Address: 10 Trinity Square, Toronto (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Environmental Justice Organizing Initiative
  • Email: pd2patoronto@gmail.com

Derrick Jensen’s presentation on Feb 1 will be followed on Saturday with a workshop with Joan Simalchik and Yaya de Andrade. The workshop - for activists - will discuss the similarity to social trauma of the pubic awareness of the potential impact of global warming.

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Winterfest Closing Ceremonies

  • Date: Sunday, February 03, 2008
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena
  • Address: 25 Hester St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jason Ryan
  • Email: jryan@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462424x. 2747

The public is invited to take part in an afternoon of fun family activities at the Hamilton Winterfest closing ceremonies on Sun. Feb. 3.

The event takes place at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena in Hamilton from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Activities include an open skate from 1:00 - 2:45 p.m., performances by The Reptile Man and Mad Science, and outdoor winter games for children of all ages.

All activities are free of charge.

http://www.hamiltonwinterfest.ca

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Heritage Week Lecture at Battlefield House Museum and Park

  • Date: Thursday, February 21, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Battlefield House Museum and Park
  • Address: 77 King St. W., Stoney Creek (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Susan Ramsay, Curator
  • Phone: 9056628458

Join Battlefield House Museum and Park as it celebrates Heritage Week with a special presentation by Michael McAllister, military coordinator at the Hamilton Military Museum, on Thurs. Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

McAllister will give a lecture entitled Natives, Merchants and Soldiers: Burlington Heights Before and During the War of 1812.

http://www.battlefieldhouse.ca/

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Road to Freedom

  • Date: Saturday, February 23, 2008
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Dundas Little Theatre
  • Address: 37 Market St. S., Dundas ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Carolyn Westoby
  • Email: mail@dundasmuseum.ca
  • Phone: 9056277412

This dramatic, historical presentation is being offered in celebration of Black History Month and Heritage Week, and shares the story of the fear and danger of slavery, and the flight to Canada to build a new life.

The presenters are historians Bryan and Shannon Prince from North Buxton, Ont., just outside of Chatham. Both are descendents of slaves who fled to freedom in Canada. Mr. Prince, who wrote Road to Freedom, is vice-president of the Buxton Historical Society and Mrs. Prince is curator of the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum.

http://www.dundaslittletheatre.com/

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Gil Penalosa - Walking and Bicycling: Creating a Great Healthy City of Hamilton

  • Date: Monday, February 25, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane (b/w Main and King), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Clean Air Hamilton
  • Email: cleanair@hamilton.ca

This event is jointly sponsored by Environment Hamilton, Clean Air Hamilton and Transportation for Liveable Communities and is part of the 2008 Upwind Downwind Conference: Climate Change & Healthy Cities.

Gil Penalosa is the executive director of Walk & Bike for Life. He has experiences in Latin and North America addressing walking, biking, and creating green spaces for active recreational pursuits and transportation in cities.

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Classified at Absinthe

  • Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Location: Club Absinthe
  • Address: 233 King St. E., Hamilton (Google Maps)

Recently nominated for 3 East Coast Music Awards, Class is touring across Canada after the release of his new album While You Were Sleeping. Classified has been entertaining audiences for years with his smooth rhyming skills, sharing the stage with some of rap game's hottest performers including Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Blackmoon. Recipient of a MuchMusic Video Award, Juno nominations, and charting the MuchMusic Countdown, Classified is set to show Canada how hip-hop can and should be done.

http://halfliferecords.ca/classified.html

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Test Event

  • Date: Sunday, March 30, 2008
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St W. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Test Person

This is where the details would go. This is updated!

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TNT: Local Media - Voice of the Few, or Mouthpiece for the Masses?

  • Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Address: 123 King Street West, Hamilton ON L8P 4S8 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tina
  • Email: tinae@artgalleryofhamilton.com
  • Phone: 9055276610x. 250

Thursday Night Talks (TNT) again brings together an expert panel of speakers to engage in discussion about current issues.

The city of Hamilton has one major newspaper, several alternative papers, a half-dozen community weeklies, one network television station, one cable television station, and seven radio stations. Yet many feel their voices are not heard and that local issues do not receive the depth of coverage needed. What role should local media play in the community?

Terry Cooke will chair a panel including respected representatives from several media corporations on local and national fronts, as well as independent speakers from the worlds of arts and media, including confirmed participants Mike Katrycz, News Director, CHCH News, Ted Kennedy, Chief of Staff, CBC English Radio, Dave Kuruk, Founder and Editor of H Magazine, Tor Lukasik-Foss, artist and columnist, Ryan McGreal, Editor of Raise the Hammer, and Jim Poling, Managing Editor, News, the Hamilton Spectator.

Price: AGH Members $10.00 | Students/Seniors $12.00 | Non-Members $15.00 (optional exhibition tour at 6:00 pm included with T.N.T. ticket) It is recommended that you pre-register.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/view_entry.php?id=3079966&date=20080417

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BRT or LRT? Comparing Alternatives, with Lessons from Waterloo Region

  • Date: Thursday, May 01, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: The FRWY Cafe
  • Address: 333 King St. E. (at Wellington St. N.) Hamilton ON L8N 1C1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan McGreal
  • Email: hlr@raisethehammer.org

Presenters

Bob Bratina, Ward 2 Councillor (MC) Jillian Stephen, Manager, Strategic Planning, Public Works Department, City of Hamilton Becky Schlenvogt, Principal Planner, Transportation Planning, Region of Waterloo

Hamilton has a very important decision to make: when we build our new higher order transit systems, will we choose bus rapid transit (BRT) or light rail transit (LRT)? What's the difference? Which choice is better?

Jillian Stephen will present an overview of the rapid transit initiative and explain how to contribute to the public consultations. Then Hamilton Light Rail will show a presentation on LRT.

Keynote speaker Becky Schlenvogt will briefly discuss Waterloo Region's evaluation criteria and explain the differences between BRT and LRT.

A panel discussion will follow, during which the presenters will take questions from the audience.

Cosponsored by Hamilton Light Rail and Transit Users Group. Admission is free.

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Rapid Transit Report to Public Works Committee

  • Date: Monday, June 16, 2008
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - Albion Room
  • Address: 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton ON, L8P 4Y2 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: City Clerk
  • Email: clerk@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462424x. 4408

The rapid transit feasibility team will be presenting their rapid transit report to the public works committee. Representatives from Hamilton Light Rail will make a presentation to the committee advocating for the city to choose light rail transit (LRT) for the next phase of its rapid transit initiative.

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HPD Town Hall Meeting on Aerotropolis

  • Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Ancaster Old Town Hall
  • Address: 312 Wilson St. E., Ancaster ON (Google Maps)

Michael Desnoyers, co-chair, Hamiltonians for Progressive Development, will lead a lively discussion of Hamilton's plans for development in and around Hamilton International Airport, which is having a huge impact on our communities. Find out how you can be a part of the solution. Don't let development happen to you; Instead, take action to make sure development happens for you and your community.

http://www.progressivedevelopment.ca/index.html

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Aerotropolis Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Date: Monday, June 23, 2008
  • Time: 12:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - Albion Room
  • Address: 1 Summers Ln, Hamilton ON, L8P 4Y2 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: City Clerk
  • Email: clerk@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462424x. 4408

Municipal Comprehensive Review/conversion Analysis For Employment Lands

The City has identified areas/sites in the older industrial areas which may be suitable for potential conversion from an employment (industrial) designation to a non-employment designation.

Employment Land Budget/supply

The City must determine how much employment land is needed to meet the employment jobs demand over the next 20-25 years (2031).

Airport Employment Growth District – Phase I

The City's completion of Phase I of the Airport Employment Growth District Study has concluded that development of lands within the study area for employment uses is appropriate, feasible and justified.

Any requests to speak at the Committee of the Whole Meeting must be submitted in writing and detail the issue that you wish to address. Please note that delegations are restricted to a maximum of five minutes.

Please submit your request in writing by Friday, June 13th, 2008 to:

Alexandra Rawlings AMCT Committee Co-ordinator, Office of the City Clerk, 77 James Street North, Suite 220 Hamilton ON L8R 2K3 arawling@hamilton.ca 905-546-2424 x 2729

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GO Transit Unveils Bike Racks for GO Buses

  • Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Location: Hamilton GO Station
  • Address: 36 Hunter St. E., Hamilton (between King William and James) (Google Maps)

MPP Sophia Aggelonitis will attend and speak at a media conference at the Hamilton GO Centre in Hamilton. The event will involve a photo op showing the new bike racks on GO buses.

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Aerotropolis: Will It Fly?

Public information meeting with Michael Desnoyers, Chair of Hamiltonians for Progressive Development.

The city is moving ahead with plans to industrialize 3,800 acres of prime agricultural land around the airport, at a still-to-be-calculated cost, in hopes of attracting new business investment and jobs to Hamilton. Concerns about the rising cost of fuel, climate change and the loss of food lands don't appear to have been considered. This growth plan also dismisses the possibility of re-using older industrial areas along the Bayfront.

Provincial officials apparently disagree with that premise, and with the size of the planned Airport Employment Growth District (previously known as the Aerotropolis).

Michael Desnoyers is President and CEO of Etratech Inc, a large electronic design and manufacturing company based in Burlington. He led Hamiltonians for Progressive Development in blocking a city council attempt to implement the aerotropolis plans three years ago.

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Light Rail Public Information Meeting

  • Date: Monday, July 28, 2008
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Jackson Square Rooftop Plaza
  • Address: King and James, Hamilton (Google Maps)

The city is moving quickly on plans for light rail transit in a bid to ensure it is able to grasp external funding dollars in the fall.

Council approved moving into the next stage of the Rapid Transit Feasibility Study last month, with a focus on light rail transit.

A public consultation session, the last in this phase of the study, is being held this morning at Jackson Square.

The goal is to ensure Hamilton can submit a proposal to regional transportation body Metrolinx for inclusion in its capital budget in the fall.

http://hamiltonlightrail.com/article/hamilton_pressing_forward_on_light_rail_transit/

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To The Tar Sands

  • Date: Friday, August 01, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Thom Oommen
  • Email: t.oommen@gmail.com

Last summer, 20 young cyclists set out to explore the reality of Alberta's oil boom. They rode north across the province to Fort McMurray, the epicentre of tar sands development. On the way they heard from First Nations and urban and rural Albertans about what has been called the largest industrial project in history. With massive increases in greenhouse gas emissions, the growth of the tar sands impact everyone. The film screening is pay-what-you-can but a minimum $5 donation is appreciated.

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Building a Sustainable Future: An Evening with Joanna and Jack Santa Barbara

  • Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: FRWY Coffee House
  • Address: 333 King St. E. at Wellington, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kieran Dickson
  • Email: kdickson@evansphilp.com

Communities around the world are preparing for the transition required by climate change and an energy-constrained future. In response to these challenges, long-time Hamilton residents Jack and Joanna Santa Barbara are participating in the "transition towns" initiative in Motueka, New Zealand, and helping to build a nearby self-reliant village based on Permaculture principles. They will each do brief presentations and the respond to questions.

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Bis and Hike to Sherman Falls (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Monday, September 22, 2008
  • Time: 5:15 PM
  • Location: Corner of King W. and Sterling, Hamilton

Join the bus ride and hike to Sherman Falls, followed by car free drinks at the Phoenix (McMaster) at 8:00 PM.

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Bike Repair Workshops (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Contact: TLC
  • Email: tlchamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

Bike Repair Basics at Recycle Cycles, 19 Pearl St. N.) Women Only Bicycle Repair at MaCycle (Wentworth House Bsmt, McMaster University)

Please pre-register.

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Bridge Party in Kirkendall (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Pearl Street Bridge
  • Address: (at Canada St.) (Google Maps)

Join the party!

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Car Free Drive-In Movie (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Thursday, September 25, 2008
  • Time: Dusk
  • Location: Gage Park Bandshell
  • Address: Main St. E. and Gage Ave. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)

Films start at dusk.

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Critical Mass Bicycle Ride (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
  • Time: 5:30 PM
  • Location: Hess Village
  • Address: Hess St. and George St., Hamilton (Google Maps)

You're not blocking traffic, you are traffic.

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Movie: You Never Bike Alone (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Friday, September 26, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave. (at Locke St. S.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Suggested donation: $5 (includes complementary fair-trade coffee). Child care available for ages 3 to 12, $1 per child.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

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Guided Cootes Paradise Nature Hike (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Union Market, McMaster University Student Centre
  • Address: McMaster University, Westdale (Google Maps)
  • Email: tlchamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055259140x. 26026

Guided nature hike through Cootes Paradise with Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie. Please pre-register with TLC.

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Instant Patio Parking Meter Party (Car Free Week)

  • Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: Parking Meter in front of My Dog Joe
  • Address: 1020 King St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)

Take back the street, one curbside parking spot at a time.

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Getting Around Hamilton: A Brief History of Transportation in Hamilton

  • Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: HIStory and HERitage
  • Address: 165 James Street North, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: HIStory and HERitage
  • Email: historyandheritage@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 9055261405

Hamilton historian and author, Bill Manson, presents an illustrated talk tracing the development of maritime, rail, and road transportation which capitalized on Hamilton' strategic location and addressed the challenges of the city's unique geography. Free admission.

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Getting Around Hamilton: A Brief History of Transportation in Hamilton

  • Date: Saturday, October 04, 2008
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: HIStory and HERitage
  • Address: 165 James Street North, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: HIStory and HERitage
  • Email: historyandheritage@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 9055261405

Hamilton historian and author, Bill Manson, presents an illustrated talk tracing the development of maritime, rail, and road transportation which capitalized on Hamilton' strategic location and addressed the challenges of the city's unique geography. Free admission.

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"The Other Side" Appreciation Benefit

  • Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. (b/w James and Hughson), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

This benefit is in honour of Maggie Hughes of 93.3 CFMU. Featuring Geaorge Petko and the Soulshifters, Matt Jelly, Martin Verrall, Alyssa Nicole Richards, Juliana La Chance, Jade Greenway, and Steve Fuller. All proceeds to Maggie Hughes, who will continue her work on a less rigid timetable. Pay what you can.

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Metrolinx Open House on LRT in Hamilton

  • Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - Websters Room
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane at Main St., Hamilton (Google Maps)

Metrolinx is hosting Public Meetings on "The Big Move." This Draft Regional Transportation Plan is the largest expansion of public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area over 50 years; better transit, better roadways, better connections, more choices and better commuter information. It will change the way we live, work, and play in the region. You are a vital part of it.

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/PublicConsultations.aspx

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Kirkendall Hike

  • Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: South end of Dundurn Sreet at the foot of the escarpment

Join Richard Reble, retired teacher and Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club hike leader for an invigorating night hike on an easy section of the Bruce Trail. Thrill to the scream of a hunting screech owl, the dry rustle of autumn leaves, the mystery of dark shadows in the woods, the abject terror inspired by thoughts of all manner of things that go bump in the night!

"Not only are my fellow hike leaders and I not deterred by bad weather, but we also don't yield to volcanoes or earthquakes or mass social unrest or the beckoning comfort of our favourite armchair and mind-numbing boredom of television." -- Richard Reble

Hike is 1.5 -2hrs long, with a pub stop to follow. Please dress for the weather and be sure to bring water.

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Public Meeting on York Blvd Renovations

  • Date: Thursday, November 06, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - Webster Room A
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane at Main St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Khaldoon Ahmad
  • Email: kahmad@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 9055462424x. 1291

Provide your feedback on three new plans that will transform York Boulevard into a more pedestrian friendly area and complement the renovations to the Farmers Market and Library at a Public Information Meeting.

Increasing walkability has many positive impacts on neighbourhoods - its residents, businesses and the economy.

http://www.hamilton.ca/yorkblvdplans

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Walk Locke - Bill Manson Historical Tour

  • Date: Saturday, November 08, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Locke Street South
  • Contact: Beatrice Ekoko
  • Email: beatrice.ekoko@gmail.com

Join local historian Bill Manson for a guided walk around the heritage community of Locke Street South. We will explore the history of the area, including its residential, commercial, and industrial development. As well, we will explore the development of historical transportation infrastructures that both promoted and hindered the sustainability of this unique neighbourhood.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and the walk.

Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED PLEASE.

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Tango Fire Comes to Hamilton

  • Date: Sunday, November 09, 2008
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Place
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane at Main St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Place Box Office
  • Phone: 9055277666

The tango, that most seductive of all dance forms, is Argentina's gift to the world. Direct from Buenos Aires, TANGO FIRE is a show full of thrilling lifts, dramatic drops, whirling spins and the syncopated tangle of limbs that gave the dance its name.

The tango has been called a vertical expression of horizontal desire, and the performers of TANGO FIRE will have audiences fanning themselves as they marvel at the laser-sharp precision of the dances. Exuding passion, lust, desire and just the right amount of danger, the dancers simply ignite the room. Blazing duets and rousing group routines tell the story of the history of the form.

Born in Buenos Aires-just like the tango itself-Artistic Director Yanina Fajar has performed with some of the best tango companies and orchestras in the world. Ms. Fajar and longtime dance partner Nelson Cellis have won the National Tango Competition and toured internationally for years. The pair choreographed TANGO FIRE and performs in the show along with four other couples, all accompanied by the sizzling Quatrotango Orchestra, comprised of piano, violin, double bass and the traditional Argentinean bandoneon.

http://www.ticketmaster.ca

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Kirkendall Food Tour

  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Locke Street South
  • Contact: Jarah West
  • Email: environmenthamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9059490900

This walking tour of the community's finest grocers offers a world of food opportunities. After learning about the exotic spices, oils, seafood and locally grown fare just steps from your door, you'll never drive for your groceries again!

Chef Liam Trotter of Bar on Locke will join us to share tips on food selection, cooking and answer any questions you might have. The walking tour ends with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

Register early with name and contact information, as spaces are limited. $20.

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Aerotropolis: Will It Fly?

  • Date: Wednesday, December 03, 2008
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
  • Location: Mount Hope Community Hall
  • Address: 3027 Homestead Dr., Mount Hope (Google Maps)

Hamiltonians for Progressive Development (HPD) are sponsoring a night of straight talk about the Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD) planned urban boundary expansion around Hamilton International Airport.

The AEGD has met with resistance from the Province. Concerns about fuel costs, climate change and the loss of foodlands don't appear to have been considered. This plan also dismisses the possibility of re-using older industrial areas along Hamilton's bayfront.

This meeting, hosted by HPD chair Michael Desnoyers, will let you find out WHERE the lands in question are, WHAT the current status is, WHO the stakeholders are and HOW you can voice your opionions and concerns over the 'Aerotropolis' plan.

http://progressivedevelopment.ca

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James North Holiday Displays

  • Date: Saturday, December 06, 2008
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: James North Arts District

In some of world’s greatest cities - New York, Paris, Chicago and San Francisco among them - the holidays are not complete without a trip down the city’s shopping avenues to take in the holiday window designs and displays. On James North, we’re no different.

Join us on Saturday, December 6 for a full day of free events!

Makers’ Market indoors at Christ’s Church Cathedral. Unique and local gifts for everyone on your list! 10am - 3pm

Holiday windows unveiled! Participating shops will be open until 7pm with special sales, tasty goodies and warm drinks to kick off the holiday season in style. Make your way up and down James North enjoying the festive spirit in the air.

Maps and information available at History+Heritage, 165 James North.

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Melrose Movies: My Kid Could Paint That

  • Date: Friday, January 09, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave. (at Locke St. S.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies Team
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

In this fascinating documentary, filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev chronicles the rise and fall of child artist Marla Olmstead, the daughter of a dental hygienist and factory worker from upstate New York. Marla was all of four years old when she sold her first abstract painting. When the New York Times published a piece about her prodigious talent, she became an overnight media sensation, and her paintings quickly began to sell for up to five figures. While many lauded her amazing ability--and even likened her to Picasso--her success also sparked heated debates about the true value of abstract art. Bar-Lev begins to explore this idea, as well as our culture's fascination with child prodigies, when the film suddenly takes a sharp and unexpected turn.

The impetus is a piece on 60 MINUTES in which Charlie Rose suggests that Marla may not in fact be the sole creator of her work, and that her father--himself an amateur painter--is really the mastermind. The Olmsteads are stunned by the implication, and Marla quickly falls from grace with the art world. What follows is an unsettling but nonetheless riveting examination of Marla's family. Bar-Lev suddenly finds himself in a bit of an ethical conundrum: while he would like to get at the truth for the sake of the film, he is hesitant to cause further trouble for the Olmsteads, who have granted him intimate access to their lives. He ultimately leaves it up to viewers to decide what really happened--though for many, there will likely be little doubt as to the authenticity of Marla's work.

As a documentary, the film works beautifully, raising a lot of big questions about truth in art, and even about the exploitive nature of documentary film. All this because of a four-year-old girl and her paint set.

http://melroseunited.ca/

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Green Go at the Casbah

  • Date: Friday, January 09, 2009
  • Time: Night-time
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bobby Kimberley
  • Email: shamelessbookings@gmail.com
  • Phone: 4169887228

If you like funky, dirty electro with upbeat punk stylings, you should check out Guelph's plucky Green Go, playing the Casbah's monthly Disco Pop Electro night this Friday. Their MySpace page features a selection of their songs, including the catchy, bloopy "You Know You Want It" and the catchy retro-New Wave "Ghosts Of The Future", which reminds me of early Ministry and the Cure.

http://www.myspace.com/greengomusic

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Building an Environmentally Friendly Home

  • Date: Sunday, January 18, 2009
  • Time: 1:30 PM
  • Location: Hamilton GO Centre
  • Address: Hunter St. E. and Hughson St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
  • Email: environmenthamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055490900

Free tour: Environment Hamilton and Dave Braden invite you to learn more about an environmentally-friendly home that** can be heated with a hair dryer, comes with its own electricity supply, and avoids the use of toxic materials.

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Provincial Parks at The Casbah

  • Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Megan Wyse, Must be Santa
  • Email: megan@mustbesanta.ca
  • Phone: 6478916677

Toronto-based Provincial Parks recently released their debut EP "Iron Ponies" - completely DIY style - written and recorded in their basement. Selling out shows in Toronto, Provincial Parks is taking its pop rock beats and catchy lyrics on the road, and they're coming to Hamilton on January 20.

http://www.myspace.com/provincialparks

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Israeli Peace Activist Jeff Halper to Speak in Hamilton

  • Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: McMaster Health Sciences Centre, Room 1A17
  • Address: McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: David Cohen
  • Email: david316@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 9055771029

Jeff Halper has been on the front lines of organizing for peace in Israel for almost 30 years. His first-hand account of whether Israel is moving to peace or continued armed struggle with its Palestinian neighbours will be the subject of a seven-city, cross-Canada tour that kicks off in Halifax on January 12.

Halper is known internationally for his work as co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions and for his passionate commitment to non-violent, political strategies to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“I can no more passively witness my government’s destruction of another people than I can watch the Occupation destroy the moral fabric of my own country,” Halper wrote in an August 5, 2008 article, as he prepared to sail as part of a delegation aimed at ending the siege of Gaza. “To do so would violate my commitment to human rights, the very essence of prophetic Jewish religion, culture and morals, without which Israel is no longer Jewish but an empty, if powerful, Sparta.”

Halper’s tour is sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices (Canada), a network of 18 Jewish groups as well as individual Jews from across Canada who are opposed to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

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Green Venture EcoHouse Tour

  • Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
  • Time: 9:30 AM
  • Location: Hamilton GO Centre
  • Address: Hunter St. E. and Hughson St. S., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
  • Email: environmenthamilton@gmail.com
  • Phone: 9055490900

Environment Hamilton's Energy Awareness for Faith Groups is organizing a chartered bus to Green Venture's EcoHouse.

EcoHouse shows citizens that it is possible to live in a sustainable manner, in harmony with our environment. Visitors are able to view and use environmentally friendly products, and discover where they can be purchased.

There is no charge for the bus ride but EcoHouse charges $4 per person taking the tour.

(Funding for this project was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Energy's Community Conservation Initiative.)

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Paisley Jura at the Casbah

  • Date: Tuesday, February 03, 2009
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: The Casbah
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mavis Harris
  • Email: mavis@flip-publicity.com
  • Phone: 4165337710x. 251

Rising star Paisley Jura will be heading to Hamilton to play The Casbah on February 3. Her debut album, Time In Between, comes out on January 27, and after that she'll be off on tour and then out east for the ECMAs.

The record is full of story driven compositions, thought-provoking lyrics and lush atmospheric melodies that capture the listener immediately. Jura's musically stylings are genuine and heartfelt (especially when playing her 200-year-old Italian double bass), her honesty was further nurtured by the album's producer (and four-time Gemini award-winning film composer) Robert Carli. It features musical luminaries such as Kurt Swinghammer, Andrew Downing, and Davide Direnzo.

http://www.myspace.com/paisleyjura

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Occupy Movement Occupies Local Museum

  • Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC)
  • Address: 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Andrew Lochhead, Labour Arts Coordinator
  • Email: andrew@wahc-museum.ca
  • Phone: 905-522-3003x. 22

Members of the Occupy Movement from across the region will stage OCCUPY WAHC an "occupation of solidarity" at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre in Hamilton.

The event, coordinated by WAHC aims to create not only an awareness about the Occupy Movement, which has been out of the headlines since high profile evictions from public squares across North America in the late fall, but create a chance for the public to participate, learn about and meet participants from the Occupy Movement.

Support for the event has been forthcoming from Occupy Movements across the region including those in Toronto, Peterborough, and Brampton, whose members will also be in attendance. WAHC has also invited local unions, artists, musicians and activists from Occupy Hamilton and Occupy McMaster to participate.

For the occupation event the Centre will be open from 11am onwards and feature an "open mic" for performers and poets. Official welcome and a performance by local hip-hop duo, The First International will commence at 7pm. The Occupation will conclude at 10PM. Free Food (Vegan and Vegetarian options available) & Drink will be available throughout the day.

http://www.wahc-museum.ca/

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Forum on Temp Workers' Rights

  • Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Michelle Hruschka
  • Email: mhruschka@msn.com

Are you a Temp Worker? Do you want to find a group with helpful information about your rights?

Temp work or precarious work affects us all and as our community struggles with poverty issues, it is important that workers can learn about the potential upcoming changes to the Employment Standards Act, Bill 139.

The political action committee of the Hamilton District Labour Council has joined with the Temp Workers Action Group to put on a forum which would enable those workers working in the temp industry to learn about their rights.

Food will be served and bus tickets will be given out.

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Les Miserables at Waterdown District High School

  • Date: Friday, February 27, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: Waterdown District High School
  • Contact: Leisha Dawson
  • Phone: 9055245761

Waterdown District High School is putting on a production of Les Miserables.

Tickets are: adults ($12.00) and students/seniors ($10.00)

We have invited local dignitaries and community sponsors. Moreover, we are supporting the Sexual Assault Centre - Hamilton and Area (SACHA).

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Les Miserables at Waterdown District High School

  • Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: Waterdown District High School
  • Contact: Leisha Dawson
  • Phone: 9055245761

Waterdown District High School is putting on a production of Les Miserables.

Tickets are: adults ($12.00) and students/seniors ($10.00)

We have invited local dignitaries and community sponsors. Moreover, we are supporting the Sexual Assault Centre - Hamilton and Area (SACHA).

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Les Miserables at Waterdown District High School

  • Date: Friday, March 06, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: Waterdown District High School
  • Contact: Leisha Dawson
  • Phone: 9055245761

Waterdown District High School is putting on a production of Les Miserables.

Tickets are: adults ($12.00) and students/seniors ($10.00)

We have invited local dignitaries and community sponsors. Moreover, we are supporting the Sexual Assault Centre - Hamilton and Area (SACHA).

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Les Miserables at Waterdown District High School

  • Date: Saturday, March 07, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: Waterdown District High School
  • Contact: Leisha Dawson
  • Phone: 9055245761

Waterdown District High School is putting on a production of Les Miserables.

Tickets are: adults ($12.00) and students/seniors ($10.00)

We have invited local dignitaries and community sponsors. Moreover, we are supporting the Sexual Assault Centre - Hamilton and Area (SACHA).

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You Want Me To Share What? Car Share Public Presentation

  • Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St. S. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sapphire Singh,Car Share Coordinator
  • Email: garden@greenventure.ca
  • Phone: 9055408787x. 18

Access to a car or light duty vehicle is often a necessity for people that live in Hamilton. However, not every trip that Hamiltonians take requires a personal vehicle. The decision to drive or take sustainable and active transportation often comes down to one of convenience.

Furthermore, owning a car is very expensive. On average, a personal vehicle costs in excess of $9,000/year to own and operate.

Car Shares are therefore the perfect alternative. Car sharing programs provide their members access to a vehicle when necessary, without the expense of ownership or the allure of just going for a drive.

To learn more about a Car Share, come to a public presentation with guest speaker Mike Driscoll, Guelph Car Share Cooperative, to gauge interest for a Hamilton Car Share program.

In addition, car share champions that surface from the community will be solicited to take on the leadership of a made in Hamilton program (i.e. participate in two facilitator lead workshops).

http://www.greenventure.ca

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Guelph CIvic League: The Story of a Grassroots Movement that Changed a City

  • Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St .(at Bay) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dave Kuruc
  • Email: info@hmag.ca

What kind of city do you want to live in?

Please join us as Annie O'Donoghue from the Guelph Civic League tells the "Guelph Story" - the creation and growth of a values-based grassroots movement that started with 100 people and reached just under 15,000 within a year, changing the face of local democracy. The Guelph Civic League has spawned other civic leagues across Canada and continues to inspire and demonstrate that democracy can be kept alive between elections.

Open discussion to follow presentation.

The Guelph Civic League is a collaborative network of neighbourhood groups and citizen-led organizations. Their work so far includes encouraging the development of neighbourhood associations, helping get citizens involved in civic issues, working with other organizations to promote their objectives, monitoring city council and city planning decisions, supporting council delegations, and working to protect heritage buildings.

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Meeting: Highland Gardens Pumping Station

  • Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Parish Hall, St. Joseph's Church
  • Address: 260 Herkimer St. (at Locke), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dale Brown
  • Email: dale.brown@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's "Water and Wastewater Master Plan" established that there currently is a high level of risk associated with having no backup water supply in Pressure District H3. A subsequent Class Environmental Assessment (EA) was completed and identified the preferred alternative as being: construction of a new water booster pumping station at the east end of Highland Gardens Park.

The new pumping station would provide required support for the water and fire protection supplies, and enable decommissioning of the existing Pressure District Pumping Station (HD003), which is undersized and nearing the end of its useful life.

During the Class EA stage, the City realized that there was a high level of interest from the public and residents in areas adjacent to the preferred alternative. In recognition of this interest, the City has commissioned its Consultants to outline a conceptual site plan arrangement for potential alternative siting of the new water booster pumping station adjacent to the main Highland Gardens Park access stairs at the intersection of Highland and Mountain Avenues.

Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie and the City's Public Works Department would like to obtain feedback from the Community on this proposed potential alternative location, by presenting it at a Public Meeting.

http://www.brianmchattie.ca

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Daffodil Tea Time Fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society

This year a group of Mohawk College students in the Public Relations Post-Graduate Program will be commemorating this historic tradition and attempting to bring awareness for the sale of daffodils in April by hosting a Daffodil tea.Patrons will be provided with free tea which has been generously donated by Starbucks. There will be a table set up where guests will be able to learn more about daffodil days which take place in April. A small acoustic set be provided by the musical talents of local bands from Hamilton.Drew Smith, Max Wray, Kori Pop and Johnny Parente will be playing 20 minute acoustic sets each during the two hour tea party. The performers have generously donated their time to Mohawk College and the Canadian Cancer Society. There will be a variety of music being played, as each act comes from a different genre. From alternative rock to jazz to blues, there will be something for everyone to listen to. Every year the Public Relations students are split up into four groups and given different charities to run events for. This year the Canadian Cancer Society was one of the chosen charities, as it was felt that their cause would be a good one for the students to run a campaign for. The Mohawk College team is lead by Cherylyn Donaldson, alongside Danielle Farronato, Katelyn Galer, Christopher Lee, Lori Quin-Francis, Darren Thompson, Salina Chase, Alison Ostner and Lauren Ward. Daffodils save lives, buy a bunch!

http://www.cancer.ca

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A Vision for Transit in the 21st Century

  • Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Rm. I-109, Mohawk College Fennel Campus
  • Address: 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th St.), Hamilton ON, L9C 1E9 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan McGreal
  • Email: editor@raisethehammer.org

The City of Hamilton has committed to doubling transit ridership (to 100 rides per person per year) by 2020. But how do we get there from here?

Instead of waiting for the city to figure this out, a grassroots organization of citizens who support public transit is holding a series of public meetings and an online survey to develop a community-based vision for public transit in the 21st century.

Our first public meeting is at Mohawk College, but we plan to make presentations and hold meetings at many community locations in the next few months. At the same time, we will have an online survey so Hamiltonians can share their vision of what transit could be.

Sponsored by Hamilton Transit Users group (TUG), and organized with support from the Hamilton Community Foundation.

http://hamiltontug.com

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Innovation Night

  • Date: Wednesday, April 01, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: London Tap House
  • Address: 31 John St. S. 3rd Flr, Hamilton (Google Maps)

Innovation Night provides access to the region's thought leaders in start-up strategy, providing invaluable input and support on those critical first steps in transitioning an idea into a business.Participants include successful entrepreneurs, knowledgeable professors, experienced investors, and anyone else passionate about innovation. The evening is informal and supported by a wide variety of community organizations.The event sponsor for the April 1 evening is the City of Hamilton, Economic Development.

http://innovationnight.ca

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Redeemer University College New Ecological Sustainability Plan

  • Date: Friday, April 03, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 Am
  • Location: Rm 212A, Redeemer University College
  • Address: 777 Garner Rd. E. Ancaster, ON L9K 1J4 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brianne Fennema
  • Email: brifennema@hotmail.com

Brianne Fennema is doing a presentation on Friday April 3 on Redeemer University College's new Ecological Sustainability Plan that she has created for her independent study. It is excellent news that Redeemer is making an effort to be a greener institution. The presentation outlines what the institution has already done to reduce its ecological footprint and outlines the next steps we should be taking to improve.

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Faith Without Fear (Melrose Movies)

  • Date: Friday, April 03, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Homewood Ave. at Locke St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies Team
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

As a child, Irshad Manji was a religious Muslim girl who attended Islamic school. She was expelled for asking too many difficult questions - and she is still asking them. The bestselling author of The Trouble With Islam Today, Manji remains a faithful Muslim, but her outspoken views have led to death threats.

In Faith Without Fear we join Manji as she travels the globe on a journey to reconcile her faith in Allah with her love of freedom. Inspired by the Qur'an, Islam's holy book, she calls on her fellow Muslims to stop blaming others for their ills and seeks to discover how Muslims can change for the 21st century.

In Yemen, Manji sits down with a former bodyguard of bin Laden's who hopes for martyrdom for his son. In the Netherlands, she meets former politician and writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim whose work critical of Islam led to the murder of her co-director, Theo van Gogh, by an offended Islamic extremist. And in Spain, she reclaims the ancient tradition of ijtihad - Islam's own tradition of independent thinking and vibrant debate.

While highlighting Manji's quest for the heart of the Islamic tradition, Faith Without Fear also reveals her close relationship with her mother - a devout Muslim who believes her daughter is (mostly) right, but who also fears for the consequences of her beliefs

In an era in which Islam is often portrayed in the media as harsh and violent and Muslims as fundamentalist fanatics, Faith Without Fear offers a complex and multi-faceted inquiry into one of the world's great religions, from the perspective of a woman who is dissenting, yet deeply engaged with her faith.

Suggested donation of $5. Complementary Fair Trade Coffee. Child-minding for ages 3-12, $1 per child.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/index.php

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Opening: Recent Monoprints & Paintings by Don Jean-Louis

  • Date: Friday, April 03, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke St. S., Hamilton ON L8P 4B7 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca

The show runs from March 31 to April 26, 2009.

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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Community Safety Forum

  • Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Westdale Secondary School Auditorium
  • Address: 700 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rita Lee-Irvine
  • Phone: 9055463868

The Hamilton Police Services Board and the Hamilton Police Service are hosting this meeting in partnership with Councillors Brian McHattie and Bob Bratina. The purpose of the meeting is to get input from residents on policing priorities for a new three-year business plan. Everyone is invited to attend and pre-registration is not required. For those unable to attend as well as those who want to remain anonymous, please use the new E-Community Blog (link below) to provide input.

http://www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca/

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Slow Down, Molasses at The Casbah

After national airplay and two successful western Canadian tours, theshambolic prairie collective known as Slow Down, Molasses will make theirfirst trip East, playing some of Canada's best-loved venues along the way. Slow Down, Molasses began as a small, independent project smack in themiddle of the Canadian Prairies, and has since expanded to list as many aseight full-time members, along with an ever evolving cast ready to help whenthe time is right. Songs that began as sparse, dust-covered arrangements endup as lush indie-folk on their debut album "I'm an Old Believer." The live show is a chameleonic affair, with some shows including 9 or 10people onstage, filling out the standard setup with violin, lap steel, toypiano, banjo, organ, and the occasional barroom chorus. Having already shared the stage with the likes of Julie Doiron, CalvinJohnston, the Acorn, and the Weakerthans, Slow Down, Molasses will touracross Canada this spring.

http://www.myspace.com/slowdownmolasses

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Drive-Through Paradise: A History of Cootes Drive

  • Date: Wednesday, April 08, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Dundas Museum
  • Address: 139 Park St. W., Dundas ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Randy Kay
  • Email: randy.opirg@gmail.com

Presented by Randy Kay. Doors open at 7:00 PM.

http://opirgmcmaster.blogspot.com

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Hamilton Grand

On Saturday, April 11th, we (Harry and partners) will be making a surprise announcement regarding the Hamilton Grand hotel/condo project. We'd like to invite you. The event will be at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch included).

Of course, if I say much more, it won't be a surprise; let's just say the difference is significant and very real.

Please let me know if you can make it.


I'm not sure if this is open to the Public. The invite went viral. RSVP to Harry's email.

Trey S


http://www.hamiltongrand.ca/

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Rally to Stop Cuts to Hospitals

  • Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Office of Sophie Aggelonitis, MPP
  • Address: 952 Concession St. (at Upper Gage Ave.), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Health Coalition
  • Email: hamiltonhealthcoalition@cogeco.net

Help stop the cuts to our hospitals! Hamilton Health Sciences: * $21 million cut * Privatization of fertility clinic * Phototherapy cut * 400 jos lost McMaster Hospital: * Emergency room closing to Adults St Joseph's Hospital: * Speech and language services cut * Rehab beds cut * 70 transitional beds for patients waiting for long-term care cut We Can Win! The people and doctors of Petrolia organized and letthe Dalton McGuinty government know that they would NOT let their hospital ER be closed. The government backed down. We will be joining large protests at government MPP offices across Ontario. The urgent goal is to pressure the McGuinty government to stop the cuts!

http://ontariohealthcoalition.ca

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Creative Cities: Can the Arts Save Hamilton? (AGH Thursday Night Talks)

Culture and the arts have been identified as vehicles for rejuvenation and growth, as expounded by such gurus as Richard Florida. But what does fostering a Creative Community mean? Does it work? This thought-provoking exchange, chaired by Terry Cooke, features a panel of prominent guest speakers, and asks the important question, can the arts save Hamilton?Our panel for this evening includes:Professor Eddie Friel OBE Mr. Friel was appointed the first Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow Tourist Board and is credited with helping transform Glasgow from a perceived decaying industrial city to a major tourist destination. He led Glasgow's bid to become Cultural Capital of Europe 1990 and is credited with being the first to recognize the role of cultural tourism as a driver of economic regeneration. Jeremy Freiburger, Executive Director, Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts For Hamilton, the Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts serves a vital role as a catalyst for creativity in our city, not only in the arts but also in other areas of innovation where creativity is key.Tickets are $10 for AGH Members and $15 for Non-Members.

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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[fIRE/wATER/eARTH/aSHES]

  • Date: Saturday, May 09, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 PM
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. (b/w James and Hughson), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Matt Van Allen
  • Email: thee_inbetween@yahoo.com

sanstorm rhythms(heart) beats with timeblue sky, white clouds and cloth bandagesrevealing open paths"tho the mountains may falland the hills turn to dust..."Like an attack when eyes are closedthe clumsy moment when devils are at healswith all heart (soul)Love stands and defends with secret vows...To be continued -[fIRE/wATER/eARTH/aSHES] is a music/image collective. This is their very first show.

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Public Meeting: Canadian Walking Master Class

  • Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: HamiltonChamber of Commerce
  • Address: 55 Bay Street North, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sharon Mackinnon, City of Hamilton Public Health Services

The Canadian Walking Master Class is a unique project that supports the implementation of active, safe and sustainable communities across Canada.

Hamilton is one of only four Canadian cities participating in the Canadian Walking Master Class. This is an opportunity for members of the public to hear from a team of international experts and to provide input into the vision of a walkable Hamilton.

All members of the public, including local community groups, local NGOs/ENGOs, are invited to attend.

http://www.canadawalks.ca/project_cwmc.asp

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Six Nations court challenge - Brantford

  • Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
  • Time: 10a
  • Location: Brantford Superior Court
  • Address: 70 Wellington St (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Connie
  • Email: grannysaga@gmail.com

Six Nations court challenge to Brantford injunction continues. City, province and Six Nations confederacy report back to Judge Arrell re progress in consultation to accommodate Six Nations land rights, as was ordered by Judge.

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3rd Annual Friends on the Move Walkathon

  • Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Location: Gage Park

Come out and walk, sponsor a walker, or just enjoy the festivities at the Micah House "Friends on the Move" Walk-a-Thon in Gage Park.

Micah House offers short-term housing, support and community integration services for refugee claimants in Hamilton. Micah House started when several churches in Hamilton responded to the needs of refugee claimants in this city. For more information on Micah House, check out: www.micahhouse.ca.

http://micahhouse.ca/walkathon/

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Hamilon CarShare Committee Meeting

  • Date: Monday, May 25, 2009
  • Time: 7pm-8:30pm
  • Location: SkyDragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. (Google Maps)

Hamilton Committee meeting planning activities for the recently launched Hamilton CarShare. Be a part of getting this service started by coming out to the meeting or by becoming a member. Visit the website for more information.

http://www.hamiltoncarshare.ca

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Hermitage Ruins Ghost Walk

  • Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009
  • Time: 8:30 PM, 9:00 PM and 9:30 PM (each walk runs 90 minutes)
  • Location: The Hermitage
  • Address: Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Haunted Hamilton
  • Email: info@hauntedhamilton.com

Travel the dark, tree lined path through the Dundas Valley woods with nothing but the light of our lantern to guide your way to one of the most haunted locations in Canada. Hear about the famous legend of Lover's Lane and the cults that still visit the ruins for their dark ceremonies.

Detailed directions and dinner deal sent with online reservation.

Cost: $15 adults / $10 kids 13 & under

http://www.hauntedhamilton.com/ghostwalks/hermitage.htm

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Anarchist Book Fair

Common Cause presents Hamilton's 2nd Annual Anarchist Bookfair, where you can browse for books and other products that are anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-oppression.

POTENTIAL VENDORS: There is no charge for setting up a table but we do ask for5% of revenue or a donation. There is still room left, so if you are interested in your organization or project getting a spot be sure to drop us a line.

Free Lunch by Food not Bombs.

Free Child Care Provided.

http://linchpin.ca/events/Hamilton-Anarchist-Bookfair

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City Rapid Transit Office LRT Update Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, June 09, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Sheraton Hotel
  • Address: 116 King St. W. (in Jackson Sq.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: City Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

Next Tuesday, June 9, 2009, City of Hamilton Rapid Transit Office staff will be presenting an update on the city's Light Rail Transit plans.

This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about how the city's planning has advanced since the last round of public meetings; as well as an important occasion to continue showing strong support for light rail as we move past the proposal stage and toward actual route planning and design.

http://hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

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"Sharkwater" at the Staircase

  • Date: Friday, June 12, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: The Staircase Theatre
  • Address: 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)

As a result of irrational and unchecked human hunting, the world's shark population has decreased an astonishing 90%. In this true-life adventure, Toronto biologist and filmmaker Rob Stewart brings us closer to sharks than ever before.

Surviving pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage and battles with corrupt governments, Stewart risks his life to stop the slaughter of sharks and save our oceans and the very earth itself.

Cost: $8 per person or $20 per family

Proceeds will be shared between the End of School trip for the Grade 5 students at the SAGE Program (at Strathcona School) andd a donation to Saving the Sharks.

http://www.sharkwater.com

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Memories of Elvis

  • Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Location: Germania Club
  • Address: 863 King Street East (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dianne
  • Email: dan@dancopeland.ca

Bruce Heron's Memories of Elvis

The life of Elvis through his music

June 13th 8:00 pm

Germania Club 863 King St E Hamilton

Tickets $20.00 905 545 7254

Help Send kid to Camp Fund

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Hwy 403 Bridge Rehabilitation Public Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Albion Room, Hamilton Convention Centre

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is in the early stages of the Highway 403 Bridge Rehabilitation project. The construction work is scheduled to begin in June 2010 and will continue off and on through Summer 2012. This public meeting by MTO staff will explain the project and allow opportunities for feedback.

More information is available on Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie's website.

http://www.brianmchattie.ca/issues2.php

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Hamilton CarShare Information Session

  • Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William (Google Maps)

Come out to the Sky Dragon Centre and learn about the latest transportation option in Hamilton.

Become part of the 'Hamilton CarShare 50' by joining soon!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=86529794447&ref=nf

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Workshops on Creative Development in Hamilton

  • Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
  • Time: Starts at 6:45 PM
  • Location: Second Floor Gym, Hamilton YWCA
  • Address: 75 McNab Street South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Creative Centre
  • Email: hamiltoncreates@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton, in partnership with the Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, is coordinating workshops on June 17 and 25 to gather community input on developing a Creative Centre (also known as a 'Creative Catalyst') in Hamilton. The Centre would be a physical building that would house a number of creative businesses all under one roof.

"This project represents creative economic development. The arts or creative industries contribute to a City's economic bottom line - attracting investments, creating jobs, inspiring creative thinking in other industries and positively impacting tourism," says Tim McCabe, General Manager, Planning and Economic Development Department.

"Our June workshops are more than just talk; more than simply sharing ideas and gathering input for a report. These discussions and ideas will develop into actionable results that will help stimulate Hamilton's economy."

Participants will be asked to answer questions such as: What makes Hamilton a creative community? How could Hamilton benefit from a successful Creative Catalyst? What will a thriving Hamilton look like in ten years?

Discussion won't end with the workshops - the community can continue to share their ideas via Facebook until September 2009.

"We are encouraging all members of the community to participate. Just as a diverse economy is critical; having diverse voices around physical and virtual tables will help nurture broader buy-in and success. Although the end goal is to look at re-purposing a current building to house creative businesses in one location - this project is more than just bricks and mortar. It's about putting creative businesses and the City of Hamilton on local and international stages," Jeremy Freiburger, Executive Director, Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts.

"Partnerships like these between government and artists will bring more positive changes to Hamilton."

Spaces are limited so participants must register via email.

http://www.hamilton.ca/creativecentre

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McMaster Innovation Showcase 09

  • Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park
  • Address: 175 Longwood Rd S (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sheldon Smart
  • Email: showcase@mcmaster.ca

The two-day McMaster Innovation Showcase 09, set for June 18-19, will focus on the ways that McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare can encourage innovation in the Hamilton area.

It will examine various ways local businesses can collaborate with researchers through research contracts, industrial research assistance programs, and sponsored research. In addition, investors, researchers and the public can learn about the research that has the potential to create new jobs in the Hamilton region, and how McMaster is working to make that potential a reality. The showcase also aims to connect researchers with business people and investors who can help commercialize research discoveries.

"In challenging economic times, the McMaster Innovation Showcase demonstrates our ongoing commitment to encouraging economic development in the Hamilton region," says Mo Elbestawi, McMaster's vice-president, research and international affairs. "McMaster wants to help the Hamilton region innovate to retain jobs and build new industries. This event is a key part of our efforts to connect our expertise with local businesses and industries."

For further information and registration information: http://milo.mcmaster.ca/showcase

http://milo.mcmaster.ca/showcase/

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Bring NHL Hockey to Hamilton Rally - New Date

  • Date: Friday, June 19, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: Outside Copps Coliseum
  • Address: Bay St. N. and Market St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Michelle Febers
  • Email: wmicky6@hotmail.com

Please be advised the "Bring NHL Hockey to Hamilton Rally" scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2009 has been postponed.

There have been numerous expressions of interest and support in participating. To ensure that the people of Hamilton are given ample opportunity to make this the best rally possible, the new date for the rally is Friday, June 19, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm outside Copps Coliseum in downtown Hamilton.

Organizer Michelle Febers is pulling together a community rally planning group to generate even more public awareness and to ensure participation from local sport organizations and the business community.

We look forward to celebrating with the entire City, so please mark the date and join us for the "Bring NHL Hockey to Hamilton Rally".

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=86881575307

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Makers' Market and Pride Parade along James North

  • Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009
  • Time: 10am - 3pm

Not only is it time for the Makers' Market to take over the courtyard of Christ's Church Cathedral on James North - but we also have Hamilton's Pride Parade making their way down the street.

The Market kicks off at 10am and goes to 3pm. Discover local culture here - farm fresh foods, local handmade goods and artists of all kinds!

The Pride parade starts downtown at 11am and you can have a front row seat on the sidewalk in front of the many storefronts along James.

Lots of things to see and do this Saturday on James North!

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Roller Derby Rematch: Hamilton Hosts Toronto!

  • Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena
  • Address: 25 Hester Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rebecca Vanderlinden
  • Email: info.hcrg@gmail.com

Hammer City Roller Girls' Eh! Team host Toronto Roller Derby's CN Power in a rematch reflecting the age-old rivalry between these two cities.

Last years initial meeting in Toronto played out to a 10 point win for our Eh! Team so this is bound to be an exciting game!

Saturday, June 20 Doors 6pm Game at 7pm Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena 25 Hester Street

Admission: Adults $10 Advance, $12 at the door Children Under 12 $5 Children Under 4' Free! Family Pass 2 Adults up to 3 kids $25

Advance Tickets available at Pheasant Plucker, Crash Landing, This Ain't Hollywood, Roughhouse Skates.

Please note that $1 from every ticket sold goes to the Soroptomist Society of Stoney Creek-Niagara.

A donation of canned food at the door discounts your entry!

HCRG 2009 Games: July 18 Double Header with the home teams hosting teams from Ohio & NY

August 15 HCRG's Eh! Team plays Montreal Roller Derby's New Skids on the Block

http://www.hammercityrollergirls.ca

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Cyclists to City Hall

  • Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Randy Kay
  • Email: tlchamilton@gmail.com

CYCLISTS! ACT NOW TO ENSURE HAMILTON'S CYCLING FUTURE! Contact Your City Councillor

If you cycle, or know someone who does, we need you to let your local politician know that you support an integrated cycling network of bike lanes and paths.

Council will be voting on how much they will fund the Shifting Gears Cycling Plan Wednesday, June 24, 2009!

7pm, Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summers Lane

If cyclists attend one city council meeting, this is the one! Come out and bring your friends!

A full list of councillors, contact info and ward boundaries can be found here:

http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/CityandGovernment/YourElectedOfficials/CityCouncillors/

The best case scenario: City councillors approve $2.5 million in funding each year , which would see the urban cycling network completed in 10 years and the rural web of bike paths completed in 20 years

AGAINST: "Councillor Tom Jackson frequently hears from residents who want more recreational trails. He's not sure if those same people want to bike to work on city streets. 'I'm not detecting a huge clamouring for commuter lanes. '"

Flamborough's Councillor "Margaret McCarthy is sceptical additional bike lanes would be well used given the escarpment, weather, transit improvements and heavy traffic. 'It seems to me an unsafe practice, ' she said. 'For my money, this wouldn't go forward. '"

Terry Whitehead: "Convince me that investing over fifty million dollars on a seasonal activity would be better than making this investment into public transit."

FOR: Councillor Bob Bratina "If you've been to Europe and seen it, you believe it," he said. "We need to evolve a little more."

HOW?: "The key to achieving high levels of cycling appears to be the provision of separate cycling facilities along heavily travelled roads and at intersections, combined with traffic calming of most residential neighbourhoods. Extensive cycling rights of way...are complemented by ample bike parking, full integration with public transport, comprehensive traffic education and training of both cyclists and motorists, and a wide range of promotional events intended to generate enthusiasm and wide public support for cycling." - from Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from The Netherlands, Denmark and Germany by JOHN PUCHER and RALPH BUEHLER

COMPARE: Annual Cost of Operating the Red Hill Parkway (8km total): $2.65 million Annual Cost to Implement the Cycling Plan over 20 years : $2.5 million for a total of 566km of bike lanes

TRANSPORTATION FOR LIVEABLE COMMUNITIES HAMILTON @ tlchamilton.org A working group of the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) McMaster

tlchamilton.org

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Workshops on Creative Development in Hamilton

  • Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
  • Time: Starts at 6:45 PM
  • Location: Second Floor Gym, Hamilton YWCA
  • Address: 75 McNab Street South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Creative Centre
  • Email: hamiltoncreates@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton, in partnership with the Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, is coordinating workshops on June 17 and 25 to gather community input on developing a Creative Centre (also known as a 'Creative Catalyst') in Hamilton. The Centre would be a physical building that would house a number of creative businesses all under one roof.

"This project represents creative economic development. The arts or creative industries contribute to a City's economic bottom line - attracting investments, creating jobs, inspiring creative thinking in other industries and positively impacting tourism," says Tim McCabe, General Manager, Planning and Economic Development Department.

"Our June workshops are more than just talk; more than simply sharing ideas and gathering input for a report. These discussions and ideas will develop into actionable results that will help stimulate Hamilton's economy."

Participants will be asked to answer questions such as: What makes Hamilton a creative community? How could Hamilton benefit from a successful Creative Catalyst? What will a thriving Hamilton look like in ten years?

Discussion won't end with the workshops - the community can continue to share their ideas via Facebook until September 2009.

"We are encouraging all members of the community to participate. Just as a diverse economy is critical; having diverse voices around physical and virtual tables will help nurture broader buy-in and success. Although the end goal is to look at re-purposing a current building to house creative businesses in one location - this project is more than just bricks and mortar. It's about putting creative businesses and the City of Hamilton on local and international stages," Jeremy Freiburger, Executive Director, Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts.

"Partnerships like these between government and artists will bring more positive changes to Hamilton."

Spaces are limited so participants must register via email.

http://www.hamilton.ca/creativecentre

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A Tribute to Tommy

Presented by local musician Christopher Clause, this tribute to the Who's musical Tommy is back by popular demand.

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Clean The Attic

  • Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 A.M.
  • Location: 226 West Avenue N.
  • Address: 226 West Avenue N., Hamilton, On L8L 5C9 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Deryck and Jerry
  • Email: jerry@victorias.ca

An incredible assortment of old and contemporary furnishings, decor items, kitchen wares as well as a selection of garden items will be available for sale. Dates: July 11th and July 12th.

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Acoustic Blend Cafe

Acoustic Blend Cafe is a new coffee house setting to help promote local talent in any genre of music from folk, rock, jazz, classical and anything else as well as helping to promote local businesses.

The second cafe will be on Friday July 17 featuring local singer songwriter Mathew de Zoete. To go along with Mathew's performance there will be an offering of home made desserts and fair trade coffee from local roaster Red Hill Valley Coffee as well as tea and juice.

After the main performance there will be an open mic.

The address is 86 Homewood Ave at the corner of Locke St. and Homewood.

Start: 7:30 Door: $10

Come out for an evening of great music, coffee, and loads of fun.

www.melroseunited.ca

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A Glendale Christmas

  • Date: Friday, July 17, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: BOM theatre space in Jackson Square

Part of the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival, A Glendale Christmas is a comedy about two couples at seemingly opposite points in their relationships maneuvering through the complexity that is suburbia at Christmas time. Tensions rise, personalities clash... it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Playing July 17 - 26 at the B.O.M. space in Jackson Square, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets for more info.

Friday, July 17th 7:30pm Saturday, July 18th 1:30pm Sunday, July 19th 3:00pm Monday, July 20th 9:00pm Friday, July 24th 10:30pm Saturday, July 25th 12:00pm Sunday, July 26th 7:30pm

www.hamiltonfringe.ca/shows-el/glendale-christmas

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc,
  • Address: 140 McNab St. North (Google Maps)

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark,dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show. * Warning-Strong language and mature content

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site, www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL — DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

www.type2bipolarshow.com

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A Glendale Christmas

  • Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: BOM theatre space in Jackson Square

Part of the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival, A Glendale Christmas is a comedy about two couples at seemingly opposite points in their relationships maneuvering through the complexity that is suburbia at Christmas time. Tensions rise, personalities clash... it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Playing July 17 - 26 at the B.O.M. space in Jackson Square, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets for more info.

Friday, July 17th 7:30pm Saturday, July 18th 1:30pm Sunday, July 19th 3:00pm Monday, July 20th 9:00pm Friday, July 24th 10:30pm Saturday, July 25th 12:00pm Sunday, July 26th 7:30pm

www.hamiltonfringe.ca/shows-el/glendale-christmas

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YARD SALE - Cleaning Out The Attic

  • Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Address: 226 West Avenue N. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jerry
  • Email: jerry@victorias.ca

Incredible yard sale on JULY 18th! Furniture (some antiques), framed art, home decor items, candles, baskets, vases, filing cabinets, office chairs, lawn mower, whipper snipper (gas), electronics, lamps, lighting, suitcases, kitchen items, bar stools, Computer printers (new), speakers,Garden Geese with outfits . . . DO NOT MISS THIS SALE! 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 18th.

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Brott Music Festival 09

  • Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Mohawk College McIntyre Theatre
  • Address: 125 Fennell Ave W. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Heather or Lauren
  • Email: boxoffice@brottmusic.com

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre 7:30pm Arcady Singers Brian Jackson, guest conductor British operetta meets Proms highlights and hijinks! Canada's favourite British ex-pat Maestro leads the singers from Arcady in a concert version of what is arguably G&S's most popular work: Pirates of Penzance. And to top it all off, get out your flags, warm up your voices and join in for such favourites as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and of course, Rule Britannia. Mark this date on your calendar now! Tickets also available at the door or on line. Tickets $25 reg | $20 sr |$10 stu

www.brottmusic.com

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OPENING NIGHT OF : BETTING ON THE RIVERMAN

  • Date: Saturday, July 18, 2009
  • Time: 8:00PM
  • Location: B.O.M
  • Address: The B.O.M. venue is located on James at King atop Jackson Square, enter off the outdoor plaza level. This venue is the former Bank of Montréal space most recently used for Artopia. (Google Maps)

No more rehearsing -- tonight we hit the heights! Presenting David B Fraser's new play BETTING ON THE RIVERMAN:Eddie Versage is gambler whose luck has run out. Holed up in a Casino Hotel room Eddie scrambles to find the money owes before the Riverman comes calling.

Betting on the Riverman's cast and crew would like to take this opportunity to Thank our amazing technical sponsors and volunteers for transforming B.O.M into an incredible theatre, and for making the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival one of Hamilton's best artistic events of the year! Thank's - you guys totally ROCK!!

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Americana Folk Art & Music Fair

  • Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009
  • Time: 12;00 - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Holiday Valley Tannenbaum Lodge
  • Address: Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, NY (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Greg Cappelli
  • Email: gcappelli@roadrunner.com

Americana Folk Art and Music Fair Holiday Valley Tannenbaum Lodge July 19th Noon to 6:00 PM

The Rotary Club of Ellicottville, Foundation for Youth presents the Americana Folk Art and Music Fair, a concert at Holiday Valley on Sunday July 19th. This family event with Arts, music and food will be the music event of the year in this pristine setting in front of Tannebaum Lodge.

The gates open at 11:00 AM for this outdoor interactive Bluegrass and Roots Music Fair.

The concert features: Homemade Jam, Mountain Run Bluegrass with Doug Yeomans, The Doerfels and Tom Wilson's Lee Harvey Osmond will start promptly at noon.

"Homemade Jam" with Pete Boberg features pedal steel wiz Gene Hiltz. Their music is described as "Smooth oldies and country cozies" with incredible vocals from Liz Boberg.

The Doerfels are national recording artists, who rumor has it will appear on the TV Show "America's got Talent" this summer. The band composed of five permanent members ranging in age from 13 through 20 is often joined by others from this family of 10 children. Their upbeat bluegrass music will have the crowd on their feet for the entire performance.

Mountain Run Bluegrass with Guitarist of the year Doug Yoemans is one of Western NY's favorites. This band will take you on a special journey with their brand of traditional Bluegrass.

Headlining the show Hamilton's Tom Wilson with Lee Harvey Osmond. This is one of Hamilton's favorite groups. This band has a unique sound that Tom calls "Acid Folk" blending country, jazz and rock. Their musical talent and incredible stage presence will leave you in awe.

This is not just a concert as numerous "In the crowd" musicians and artisans will be on hand to make this day one to remember for you and your family.

Tickets are only $10 in advance and $15 at the gate and can be purchased at Holiday Valley at 699-2000 or many other outlets in Ellicottville. Kids under 12 accompanied by parents are free.

Mark your calendar & bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes, as this is a date you will not want to miss.

http://www.ellicottvilleny.com/index.php/events/view_event/6

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A Glendale Christmas

  • Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: BOM theatre space in Jackson Square

Part of the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival, A Glendale Christmas is a comedy about two couples at seemingly opposite points in their relationships maneuvering through the complexity that is suburbia at Christmas time. Tensions rise, personalities clash... it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Playing July 17 - 26 at the B.O.M. space in Jackson Square, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets for more info.

Friday, July 17th 7:30pm Saturday, July 18th 1:30pm Sunday, July 19th 3:00pm Monday, July 20th 9:00pm Friday, July 24th 10:30pm Saturday, July 25th 12:00pm Sunday, July 26th 7:30pm

www.hamiltonfringe.ca/shows-el/glendale-christmas

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009
  • Time: 5:00
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc,
  • Address: 140 McNab St. North (Google Maps)

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark,dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show. * Warning-Strong language and mature content

This Show Runs One Hour.

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site, www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL — DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

www.type2bipolarshow.com

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A Glendale Christmas

  • Date: Monday, July 20, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: BOM theatre space in Jackson Square

Part of the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival, A Glendale Christmas is a comedy about two couples at seemingly opposite points in their relationships maneuvering through the complexity that is suburbia at Christmas time. Tensions rise, personalities clash... it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Playing July 17 - 26 at the B.O.M. space in Jackson Square, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets for more info.

Friday, July 17th 7:30pm Saturday, July 18th 1:30pm Sunday, July 19th 3:00pm Monday, July 20th 9:00pm Friday, July 24th 10:30pm Saturday, July 25th 12:00pm Sunday, July 26th 7:30pm

www.hamiltonfringe.ca/shows-el/glendale-christmas

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Monday, July 20, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc,
  • Address: 140 McNab St. North (Google Maps)

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark,dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show. * Warning-Strong language and mature content

This Show Runs One Hour.

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site, www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL — DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

www.type2bipolarshow.com

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Tell Me Another (at the Hamilton Fringe)

A beautiful and chilling show" -- Raise the Hammer reviewer Amanda Nesbitt

"Something here for everyone; especially aficionados of the creepy." -- Ontario Arts Review's Danny Gaisin.

A trilogy of unsettling fables. Eschewing dialogue for dance, Red sheds new light and scads of blood on a beloved girl-meets-wolf story. The Juniper Tree, a sadly-overlooked Grimm's fable of cannibalism and payback, is presented as a Depression-era ballad. In the puppet story Fox and Girl, a modern father's imagination mashes centuries of fairytale symbols.

www.blackcurrantproductions.blogspot.com

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Hamilton Holistic Harmony- "Antioxidants: Essential to Good Health"

This will be a joint meeting with our Hamilton Vegetarian Meetup Group, at the wonderful, all-vegetarian Affinity Restaurant in downtown Hamilton. Dr. John Stewart will discuss the many significant health benefits of antioxidants.

Vegetarian food & beverages are available for purchase at the restaurant. Please note: Out of consideration for everyone, and due to limited space at the restaurant, it is essential that you RSVP with us. Please advise a.s.a.p. if you need to cancel, so we can notify the restaurant and make your seat available to someone else. Thanks.

~ You can find us under "Hamilton Holistic Harmony" on Facebook.com & Meetup.com ~

~ Pre-registration is required for attendance.

~ To RSVP or for more information: (289) 389-0512 or HamiltonHolisticHarmony@yahoo.ca

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc,
  • Address: 140 McNab St. North (Google Maps)

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark,dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show. * Warning-Strong language and mature content

This Show Runs One Hour.

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site, www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL — DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

www.type2bipolarshow.com

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc,
  • Address: 140 McNab St. North (Google Maps)

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark,dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show. * Warning-Strong language and mature content

This Show Runs One Hour.

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site, www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL — DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

www.type2bipolarshow.com

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Transportation for Liveable Communities Meeting re - cycling plan

Get started on organizing a campaign to push for funding the the city of Hamilton's cycling plan, known as "Shifting Gears". If you can't make the meeting, there are still opportunities all along the way to get involved and bring ideas forward. Please RSVP to tlchamilton@gmail.com

THURSDAY, JULY 23 7PM MY DOG JOE (1020 King Street West) http://www.mydogjoe.com/

Bus tickets available if required - coffee or tea on TLC http://www.tlchamilton.org

http://tlchamilton.org

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HAMILTON STRIP - an exhibition of Hamilton cityscapes

  • Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009
  • Time: 7pm-11pm
  • Location: CULTURSHOC GALLERY
  • Address: 1205 Queen St. W / Toronto, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Paul Elia
  • Email: paulsquared@gmail.com

HAMILTON STRIP is a new illustrated series by Paul Elia depicting Hamilton cityscapes. Entire city blocks (or strips) are recreated in heavy tones of black, white and gray.

The largest print is 13ft. long, allowing the viewer to literally walk down the block. Focusing on downtown and central Hamilton neighbourhoods, these drawings are meant to highlight the surreal contrast between the industrial history of the city and the residential development around it.

CHECK OUT THE PIECES: http://www.wrecovery.com

Showing for the first time in a BRAND NEW gallery in downtown Toronto called CULTURSHOC.

CULTURSHOC - art/music/books/clothes - Val Johnston and Dana Snow are opening their new gallery and culture shop THURSDAY, JULY 23rd, 2009 @ 1205 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON.

Featuring the PREMIERE EXHIBITION of HAMILTON STRIP by Paul Elia.

Dont' miss it! Join us for the opening.

www.wrecovery.com

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Tell Me Another (Hamilton Fringe show)

A beautiful and chilling show" -- Raise the Hammer reviewer Amanda Nesbitt

"Something here for everyone; especially aficionados of the creepy." -- Ontario Arts Review's Danny Gaisin.

A trilogy of unsettling fables. Eschewing dialogue for dance, Red sheds new light and scads of blood on a beloved girl-meets-wolf story. The Juniper Tree, a sadly-overlooked Grimm's fable of cannibalism and payback, is presented as a Depression-era ballad. In the puppet story Fox and Girl, a modern father's imagination mashes centuries of fairytale symbols.

www.blackcurrantproductions.blogspot.com

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Sons of Sisyphus

  • Date: Friday, July 24, 2009
  • Time: 10:30
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc.
  • Address: 140 MacNab St. North, Hamilton (Google Maps)

Sisyphus pushed the boulder. The sons share their father's corrupt nature, and are lifers in a maximum-security prison. Roy, or Beast, is in the jungle and in the jungle you feed on your prey and instill fear wherever you roam. Bunny's real name is Boris, but Boris doesn't really suit him given his girlish appearance and mannerisms. His parents and the Church failed him and now he has to pay for his sins. Gerald loves God so much that, like Abraham, he's taken a ride down Highway 61. "Where do you want this killin done? Down on Highway 61". Henry almost made it through life without having to live with his brothers. But then one hot summer night, his brain burning like gunpowder, he finds his hands covered with blood.

http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/venues/categoryevents/28-the-sons-of-sisyphus

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A Glendale Christmas

  • Date: Friday, July 24, 2009
  • Time: 10:30 p.m.
  • Location: BOM theatre space in Jackson Square

Part of the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival, A Glendale Christmas is a comedy about two couples at seemingly opposite points in their relationships maneuvering through the complexity that is suburbia at Christmas time. Tensions rise, personalities clash... it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Playing July 17 - 26 at the B.O.M. space in Jackson Square, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets for more info.

Friday, July 17th 7:30pm Saturday, July 18th 1:30pm Sunday, July 19th 3:00pm Monday, July 20th 9:00pm Friday, July 24th 10:30pm Saturday, July 25th 12:00pm Sunday, July 26th 7:30pm

www.hamiltonfringe.ca/shows-el/glendale-christmas

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Peer to Peer Mentoring Barbeque/Talent Showcase

  • Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
  • Time: 11-3 pm.
  • Location: Ferguson Station
  • Address: Ferguson and King Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Stephanie
  • Email: stephanie.p2p@gmail.com

Hamilton)-Peer to Peer Mentoring of Hamilton will be hosting a local talent show/barbeque on July 25th 2009 from 11am-2pm at Ferguson Station located downtown Hamilton at Ferguson and King St.

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A Glendale Christmas

  • Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: BOM theatre space in Jackson Square

Part of the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival, A Glendale Christmas is a comedy about two couples at seemingly opposite points in their relationships maneuvering through the complexity that is suburbia at Christmas time. Tensions rise, personalities clash... it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Playing July 17 - 26 at the B.O.M. space in Jackson Square, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets for more info.

Friday, July 17th 7:30pm Saturday, July 18th 1:30pm Sunday, July 19th 3:00pm Monday, July 20th 9:00pm Friday, July 24th 10:30pm Saturday, July 25th 12:00pm Sunday, July 26th 7:30pm

www.hamiltonfringe.ca/shows-el/glendale-christmas

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Tell Me Another (a Hamilton Fringe show)

A beautiful and chilling show" -- Raise the Hammer reviewer Amanda Nesbitt

"Something here for everyone; especially aficionados of the creepy." -- Ontario Arts Review's Danny Gaisin.

A trilogy of unsettling fables. Eschewing dialogue for dance, Red sheds new light and scads of blood on a beloved girl-meets-wolf story. The Juniper Tree, a sadly-overlooked Grimm's fable of cannibalism and payback, is presented as a Depression-era ballad. In the puppet story Fox and Girl, a modern father's imagination mashes centuries of fairytale symbols.

This is our 2nd-last show at the Fringe!

www.blackcurrantproductions.blogspot.com

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Saturday, July 25, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc,
  • Address: 140 McNab St. North (Google Maps)

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark,dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show. * Warning-Strong language and mature content

This Show Runs One Hour.

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site, www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL — DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

www.type2bipolarshow.com

Posted by Jazz717

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Tell Me Another (its final Fringe show)

A beautiful and chilling show" -- Raise the Hammer reviewer Amanda Nesbitt

"Something here for everyone; especially aficionados of the creepy." -- Ontario Arts Review's Danny Gaisin.

A trilogy of unsettling fables. Eschewing dialogue for dance, Red sheds new light and scads of blood on a beloved girl-meets-wolf story. The Juniper Tree, a sadly-overlooked Grimm's fable of cannibalism and payback, is presented as a Depression-era ballad. In the puppet story Fox and Girl, a modern father's imagination mashes centuries of fairytale symbols.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE IT IN HAMILTON!

www.blackcurrantproductions.blogspot.com

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Theatre Inc,
  • Address: 140 McNab St. North (Google Maps)

BEST IN WINDSOR FRINGE, 2008

Our 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival Show Synopsis

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The story chronicles the career of a stand up comic who suffers from the illness. We also see how her periods of depression and mania affect her husband and their relationship. "Type 2" is a rags to riches to reality tale that pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark,dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor. Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show. * Warning-Strong language and mature content

This Show Runs One Hour.

For more information about "Type 2", please visit our site, www.type2bipolarshow.com

2009 HAMILTON FRINGE FESTIVAL — DATES FOR TYPE 2 - A TRAGIC COMEDY

Dates and Times:

Saturday July 18 - 12:00 noon Sunday July 19 - 5:00 p.m. Monday July 20 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 22 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday July 23 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday July 25 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday July 26 - 3:00 p.m.

Ticket prices - $9.00 available at the venue box office before each show or online at www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

www.type2bipolarshow.com

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A Glendale Christmas

  • Date: Sunday, July 26, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: BOM theatre space in Jackson Square

Part of the 2009 Hamilton Fringe Festival, A Glendale Christmas is a comedy about two couples at seemingly opposite points in their relationships maneuvering through the complexity that is suburbia at Christmas time. Tensions rise, personalities clash... it's the most wonderful time of the year!

Playing July 17 - 26 at the B.O.M. space in Jackson Square, tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Visit http://www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets for more info.

Friday, July 17th 7:30pm Saturday, July 18th 1:30pm Sunday, July 19th 3:00pm Monday, July 20th 9:00pm Friday, July 24th 10:30pm Saturday, July 25th 12:00pm Sunday, July 26th 7:30pm

www.hamiltonfringe.ca/shows-el/glendale-christmas

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A Celebration of Local Food: Breakfast

  • Date: Saturday, August 08, 2009
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Location: St James Anglican Church
  • Address: 137 Melville St, Dundas (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
  • Email: beatrice.ekoko@gmail.com

Greening Sacred Spaces Hamilton and St James Anglican Church

present

A Celebration of Local Food

Join as for a tasty brunch of locally produced foods. Local food consumption is a vital form of stewardship and creation care. Learn how you can make eating locally a part of your everyday lifestyle from seasoned speakers in the movement. This is an opportunity for members of the Hamilton and area faith groups to network together and to share in the bounty of our community.

environmenthamilton.org

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Make it 1803 - World Record Attempt at the Festival of Friends

  • Date: Saturday, August 08, 2009
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Location: Gage Park - Festival of Friends

The Festival of Friends is trying to beat the Guinness Book of World Records record for the World's largest guitar ensemble. The current record is held by Germany where in 2007, 1802 participants played Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" simultaneously. Toronto tried to break the same record 2 months ago and failed!

We are attempting to beat the record or 1802, hence MAKE IT 1803!

Pre-register on the website!

http://makeit1803.com/

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SUNSET HIKE WITH BRUCE TRAIL LEADER RICHARD REBLE

Richard Reble is back to offer another great tour of the Escarpment Trails. This 1.5-2 hour hike will meet at the top of the Wentworth Stairs at 7pm. We will be traveling westbound along the Bruce Trail for a wonderful view of Hamilton from the escarpment. Enjoy the fresh outdoors and the setting sun on this wonderful trail hike. Optional pub stop to follow. Please come with good walking shoes and a bottle of water.

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/view/page/concession_street_walks

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take a byte out of back to school costs @ Greenbyte

  • Date: Monday, August 24, 2009
  • Time: 9:00 am
  • Location: Giant Tiger Plaza
  • Address: 969 Upper Ottawa St (Google Maps)

For the rest of August and September, Greenbyte Hamilton, a non-profit organization and Microsoft registered community refurbisher, is having a back to school promotional drive on all of its computers. Starting at just $79.99, all of these computers come with Microsoft Office 2003, Windows XP and now our FULL school-year warranty. Come in to our mountain location, in the St. Vincent de Paul retail outlet and in the same plaza as Giant Tiger for these red hot deals. We also are accepting donations on all P4 systems so we can continue to support local projects such as Child Connect

www.greenbyte.ca

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The Red Door Coffee House

  • Date: Tuesday, September 08, 2009
  • Time: 7:15 PM
  • Location: Westdale St Paul's (Gym) church
  • Address: 1140 King St W (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jeff Druery
  • Email: jeffd@hwcn.org

Open Mic with Featured Performer....Red Door is a monthly coffeehouse that brings together community members > and McMaster students around social justice themes. Red Door is an > intergenerational supportive space where people can explore creative and > spiritual expression and meet in a fun, relaxed environment, all while > supporting worthwhile causes. The format is open stage, and a variety of > desserts, snacks, and fair-trade beverages are for sale at reasonable > cost.

www.reddoor.co.nr

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Trash On Wheels Film Party - Classroom 16mm!

Trash Palace - "Toronto's Classiest Cinema" - is proud to present THE TRASH ON WHEELS FILM PARTY - a back-to-school touring show of classroom films, cartoons and more from the files of Canada's most demented film fanatics!

Hosted by Trash Palace programmer Jonathan Culp, TRASH ON WHEELS brings a full evening of lost, forgotten and undiscovered gems from the celluloid dumpsters of our nation to your town. Armed with their trusty 16mm film projector, a trunkload of film reels from the 60s and 70s, cold drinks, and a fully stocked snack bar (including handmade vegan truffles from Boardwalk Chocolates!) Trash Palace will give you a taste of the madness that we've been dishing out at our home base for over two years.

With a constantly changing lineup of titles - partially selected by the audience via the "Trash Palace Applause-O-Meter" - every screening is a whole new ballgame. Will you see angry puppets smacking around their friends? Evil dancing cigarettes? Washed up pop stars ranting about LSD? Christian college students partying with the Virgin Mary? Animated sex ed lessons? Or masked headmasters wielding lawnmowers?

This is no stinkin' film festival - it's THE TRASH ON WHEELS FILM PARTY!

TRASH PALACE, named "the 11th best place to watch a film in Toronto" by BlogTO, shows shorts and features every Friday at their secret location. The Toronto Star writes, "It lives up to its seamy potential...the fun is pure, untainted by cynicism, high expectations or irony." And the National Post observes, "Trash Palace's screenings promise the best in films that somebody out there was desperate to get rid of." Check them out at http://www.trashpalace.ca.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=121420398996&ref=ts

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Friday, September 11, 2009
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
  • Address: 500 Glenridge Avenue (Google Maps)

If you missed us in the Hamilton Fringe, now is your chance to see us for FREE thanks to our generous sponsors! Check out reviews our site.

Hosted by: Niagara CMHA and Brock University

Generously Sponsored by: Royal Canadian Legion (H.T. Church) Branch 24 & Brock University.

The cost of parking for ticket holders will be covered by Human Resources and Environment Health and Safety Department.

Best in Windsor Fringe, 2008 Patron's Pick, 2008

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark, dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor.

Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show.

'Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy' is for a mature audience only as it is brutally honest and pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The story chronicles the career of a bipolar stand up comic and her journey on and off prescribed medications and how it affects her life and her husbands as well.

www.type2bipolarshow.com

Posted by Jazz717

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HAMILTON STRIP - an exhibition of Hamilton cityscapes

HAMILTON STRIP is a new illustrated series by Paul Elia depicting Hamilton cityscapes. Entire city blocks (or strips) are recreated in heavy tones of black, white and gray.

The largest print is 13ft. long, allowing the viewer to literally walk down the block. Focusing on downtown and central Hamilton neighbourhoods, these drawings are meant to highlight the surreal contrast between the industrial history of the city and the residential development around it.

Featuring the PREMIERE EXHIBITION in Hamilton of HAMILTON STRIP by Paul Elia.

Dont' miss it! Join us for the opening.

http://www.wrecovery.com

Posted by paulsquared

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The Art of Landscape Photography

  • Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Health Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1A1, McMaster University
  • Contact: Secretary
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

The Hamilton Association presents a free public talk: The Art of Landscape Photography by Richard & Eleanore Kosydar, coauthors of The Dundas Valley: Images of Beauty. The Kosydars investigate how artistic images are created, sampling widely from their own and other landscape photography.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Acoustic Blend Cafe

The Acoustic Blend Cafe will be opening its doors again this September. The Acoustic Blend Cafe (ABC) is a coffee house that helps to promote local musicians and businesses and provides a welcoming gathering place for people to enjoy great music, delicious food and drink, and lots of comradery. Our entertainment line up for the fall is starting to take shape. We also have a few other exciting ideas up our sleeves. After each feature performer there will be an open mic for any one who wants an opportunity to perform.

On Friday September 18th we will be featuring the music of local singer/song writer Jaret Koop and featuring coffee from local roaster Red Hill Valley Coffee Co. as well as tasty home made desserts. Come out and hear this talented performer and pick up his CD entitled "Fools Gold", enjoy the freshly roasted and brewed coffee and see some new and familiar faces. It's always a good time at the Acoustic Blend Cafe.

Doors Open: 7PM Fee: $10 Location: 86 Homewood Ave. (corner of Locke and Homewood) E-mail: acousticblendcafe@gmail.com

www.melroseunited.ca

Posted by Jason Hales

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Awakening the Dreamer Symposium

  • Date: Sunday, September 20, 2009
  • Time: 12:30 pm
  • Location: Stoney Creek United Church
  • Address: King Street at Lake Avenue, Stoney Creek (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Margaret Tiveron
  • Email: mtiveron@mountaincable.net

Are you willing to take a stand for an environmentally sustainable, socially just, spiritually fulfilling human presence on this planet? Join us for this multimedia, interactive look at where we are now and where it is possible to go.

12:30 to 4:30 pm $20 suggested donation Register at www.awakeningthedreamer.org or email mtiveron@mountaincable.net

www.awakeningthedreamer.org

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Global Wake-Up Call

  • Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
  • Time: 12:18 pm
  • Location: corner of King and James
  • Contact: Lisbie Rae

On September 21, we're getting together in public places all round the world for "wake-up call" flashmob events pressing our leaders to take action on climate.

This Monday, join the great global wake-up call -- at over 1000 events in 88 countries, let's come together for a few minutes in public places worldwide to press leaders to get climate negotiations back on track!

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/sept21_hosts/

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Hamilton Freeskool Fall 2009 Term!

Hamilton Freeskool is a community-based, free and inspired learning project, offering classes in a variety of subjects. volunteer facilitators like you and me create unique and transformative learning spaces that challenge conventional and institutional forms of education, while creating great communities.

the fall term of freeskool launches soon! there are classes like exploratory movement, french, go club, craft circle, garden tours, dinner and theory, and more...

We're also looking for new facilitators, so if you have ideas or skills to share, bring them to freeskool!

check out www.hamiltonfreeskool.org or email hamiltonfreeskool@gmail.com for info and to get involved!

be brave with learning!

www.hamiltonfreeskool.org

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Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy (a play about bipolar disorder)

  • Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009
  • Time: 7:00p.m
  • Location: Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, Centre for the Arts, Brock University
  • Address: 500 Glenridge Avenue (Google Maps)

If you missed us in the Hamilton Fringe, now is your chance to see us for FREE thanks to our generous sponsors! Check out reviews our site.

Hosted by: Niagara CMHA and Brock University

Generously Sponsored by: Royal Canadian Legion (H.T. Church) Branch 24 & Brock University.

The cost of parking for ticket holders will be covered by Human Resources and Environment Health and Safety Department.

Best in Windsor Fringe, 2008 Patron's Pick, 2008

"Type 2- A Tragic Comedy" is a sensitive, realistic portrayal of the highs and lows of bipolar disorder. The show features the re-teaming of comic genius Michelle Mainwaring, who won WODL Best Actress award for her dark, dramatic portrayal of Annie Wilkes in "Misery" and her partner in that production Jason Gale who was nominated for best actor.

Gale wrote the script, utilizing his research and personal battle with the illness. If you know or think you know someone who is bipolar, you must see this show.

'Type 2 - A Tragic Comedy' is for a mature audience only as it is brutally honest and pulls no punches from either viewpoint. The story chronicles the career of a bipolar stand up comic and her journey on and off prescribed medications and how it affects her life and her husbands as well.

(cast and audience afterglow to follow both performances - Hope to see you there!)

www.type2bipolarshow.com

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TEDxHamilton

  • Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  • Time: 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park
  • Address: 175 Longwood Post (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Meg Coppolino
  • Email: meg@kitestring.ca

Get Behind the Power of Ideas! Hamilton, ON - Heard of TED yet? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, an enthusiastic group of Hamiltonian small businesses have combined efforts, along with incredible support from sponsors, to bring forth the very first TEDxHamilton event, taking place on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at McMaster Innovation Park (175 Longwood Road South). The TEDxHamilton committee, including kitestring creative marketing +design, MediaFace, and Training Innovations are excited to be TEDx licensees. Through the help of local sponsors, TEDxHamilton is a free event for those who register online. These local businesses are passionate about "TED", which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design - three broad subjects that are collectively shaping the future of this city and our planet. "The event's theme is Determination," says Chris Farias from kitestring creative marketing +design. "TEDxHamilton's theme is intended to rouse innovative thinking and drive enthusiasm for the city of Hamilton itself." At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. TEDxHamlton began announcing its speaker roster this week and already features some of the brightest innovative thinkers in the area, including child psychotherapist Mary-Jo Land who travels to Afghanistan to help teachers, sustainable architect Eric Nay from Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), and Hamilton's community organizing advocate, Peter Ormond. More speakers will be announced leading up the event. "Our committee has found some local passionate people with ideas worth spreading," says Lisa Bragg from Mediaface. "It's so exciting to know that we're about to experience a coming together of innovative ideas in the spirit of TED at TEDxHamilton." Anyone can register to attend this free TEDxHamilton event at www.tedxhamilton.ca. Check the website for speaker updates, become a fan on Facebook, or follow TEDxHamilton on twitter. TEDxHamilton would like to thank its sponsors to date, who include McMaster Innovation Park, AVW Telav, FastSigns, The Printing House and Marta Hewson Photography. For more information about this event, please contact: Meg Coppolino (e) meg@kitestring.ca or info@tedxhamilton.ca Creative Marketing Assistant (t) 905.296.9575 136 James Street South, Unit 1 (c) 905.730.6116 Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4

www.tedxhamilton.ca

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Hamilton Civic League Official Launch

  • Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre,
  • Address: 51 Stuart St., Hamilton, From Main St, head north on Bay St past Barton St and turn right at the next stop sign onto Stuart St. 51 Stuart St is halfway down on the right hand side. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Larry Pomerantz
  • Email: pomerantz@mountaincable.net

What kind of a city do we want? Are our elected officials setting priorities that are leading us in the best direction? Our citizen-led non-profit organization intends to answer these questions and more. Our goal is to significantly increase voter turnout for the 2010 municipal election. Please join us as we unveil our plans at 7:30 PM on September 30th, at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre at 51 Stuart St, Hamilton.

http://www.hamiltoncivicleague.org

Posted by Meredith

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Anik See launches postcard and other stories with Stuart Ross and Gary Barwin

Freehand Books is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new collection of short fiction this fall.

October 2 - Anik See launches postcard and other stories with Stuart Ross and Gary Barwin

This fall, Anik See is coming to Hamilton all the way from Amsterdam to launch her new collection of short fiction, postcard and other stories. To celebrate, Freehand Books has invited two masters of the short story, Stuart Ross and Gary Barwin, to join Anik for an evening of fun, fabulous fiction.

Join Anik, Stuart, and Gary at the Staircase Theatre on October 2 for an evening of exciting and unpredictable readings. An evening with Anik See launching Anik See's postcard and other stories with special guests Stuart Ross and Gary Barwin Friday, October 2 The Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn Street Hamilton, ON 7:00 p.m. Free

www.freehand-books.com

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Melrose Movie Nights: Blue Gold

Please join us for the first film of the 2009-2010 season. Our schedule for the entire 2009-2010 season is posted on our website.

********************************** Blue Gold: World Water Wars (Sam Bozzo, 2008)

Friday, October 2, 2009 at 7:00pm.

Melrose United Church Locke St. & Homewood Ave. **********************************

In every corner of the globe, we are polluting, diverting, pumping, and wasting our limited supply of fresh water at an expedential level as population and technology grows. The rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing and industry increase the demands for fresh water well beyond the finite supply, resulting in the desertification of the earth.

Corporate giants force developing countries to privatize their water supply for profit. Wall Street investors target desalination and mass bulk water export schemes. Corrupt governments use water for economic and political gain. Military control of water emerges and a new geo-political map and power structure forms, setting the stage for world water wars.

http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/ http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/521643 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1137439/

http://melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

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James St. North Supercrawl

  • Date: Friday, October 09, 2009
  • Time: 7:00
  • Location: James St. North - Between York and Cannon
  • Address: All of James St. North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: ollie
  • Email: info@supercrawl.ca

James St. North Supercrawl October 9th, 2009 7:00pm On James st. N between Cannon and York/Wilson.

3 Outdoor stages - 4 Indoor afterparties

Main Stage 7:00pm - 11:00pm Hidden Cameras Ohbijou Jeremy Fisher John Ellison

2nd stage - on James Marble Index Annie Shaw Terra Lightfoot Cow Lick

Dr Disc stage - on Wilson Lee Reed Olenka and the Autumn Lovers Eccodek

Afterparties - 11:00pm onwards

C + C Music Festival Presented by CFMU and INDI101 THIS AIN'T HOLLYWOOD : Pumps Sandman Viper Command Vanishers Goddamns Gooddamns

HIDDEN PONY RECORDS @ SU: Sonic Unyon building Hanna Georgas Jeremy Fisher Said The Whale more to come.....

BEAUTY INDUSTRIES ELECTRONIC STAGE: Harvest Moon Restaurant Concert Hall ("Red Mill") 80 James St. North, 2nd Floor Bocce Electroluminescent Handsome Sultan Ollie NEW HARBOURS presents... The Cathedral on James Kingdom Shore Matt Henderson

SuperCrawl

The arts and cultural scene has been exploding in Hamilton. Whether you love theatre or dance, music or visual art, modern or classical, the scene has come alive. One key event which has drawn great media attention and thousands of participants is the James North Art Crawl.

Art Crawl is monthly event held on the first second Friday of each month. Dozens of galleries and studios launch new exhibitions, musicians perform in the street, local artist sell their wares, the Art Bus delivers visitors from far and wide - and hundreds of people fill the sidewalks as they weave through the event.

This year, in celebration of the collective success of this bourgeoning neighbourhood James Street North is hosting SUPER CRAWL.

What is SUPER CRAWL?

Imagine Art Crawl something else on a half dozen energy drinks.

First, we've received permission to close down James Street between Cannon and Wilson - this will allow throngs of people to fill the streets and freely enjoy the area.

It also means we have the ability to bring in a flat bed truck equipped to present an incredible music show coordinated by Sonic Unyon, CFMU, C101.5, and numerous other local musicians of every variety.

Add local artists and organizations sharing info and selling work, unique food offerings from area restaurants, a food drive by Hamilton Food Share and plenty of spontaneous activity - and you've got SUPERCRAWL.

To keep up to date on the latest Supercrawl news and information, visit www.supercrawl.ca, become a fan of the Supercrawl facebook group, or follow along on Twitter.

www.supercrawl.ca Facebook: Supercrawl Twitter: supercrawl www.supercrawl.ca

www.supercrawl.ca

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LIVE at THE FREEWAY

  • Date: Friday, October 09, 2009
  • Time: Doors open at 8:30
  • Location: The Freeway Cafe
  • Address: 333 King Street East (Google Maps)

LIVE AT THE FREEWAY

The music of h o b s o n ' s c h o i c e falls somewhere between alt-folk and chamber-jazz. Using the idiosyncratic line-up of vibraphone, trumpet, voice and acoustic guitar, this indie-folk quartet creates songs sometimes rich in their words and melody, other times in their colour and architecture. Engaging issues as diverse as climate change, love, millenial malaise, and urban sprawl, the group extends the tradition of folk songwriting through the careful construction of intricate arrangements. The result is a sound that eschews the obvious and consistently surprises.

K O R I P O P in a nutshell - a guitar, an alluring voice and serious songwriting.

also on the bill C h a d E v e r e t t-B r o w n

COVER is $5, please come and support live music in Hamilton

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Poetry Cabaret

  • Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bread & Roses Cafe
  • Address: 27 King William Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sarah Ivany
  • Email: sivany@broadviewpress.com

Wolsak & Wynn, Goose Lane, and Freehand Books are excited to announce the launch of three exciting debut collections of poetry.

Oct 14: Poetry Cabaret

Walt Whitamn once said, "To have great poets there must be great audiences too." Well, Wolsak & Wynn, Goose Lane, and Freehand books have teamed up to bring together three of Canada's greatest new poets. The rest, Hamilton, is up to you…

On October 14, join Moez Surani, Soraya Peerbaye, and Jesse Ferguson at the Bread & Roses Café as they launch their new collections of poetry with special guest reader and local Hamilton poet, Jeffery Donaldson. Moez will read from Reticent Bodies (Wolsak & Wynn), Soraya will read from Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane), and Jesse will read from Harmonics (Freehand Books). Snacks and light refreshments will be provided; this is a free event and open to the public.

Poetry Cabaret launching Moez Surani's Reticent Bodies, Soraya Peerbaye's Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, and Jesse Ferguson's Harmonics with special guest reader Jeffery Donaldson Wednesday, October 14 Bread & Roses Café, 27 King William Street Hamilton, ON 7:30 p.m. Free

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Hamilton Civic League - First Working Group Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Canadian Youth Ballet Ensemble Building - Basement
  • Address: 145 Main Street East (Google Maps)

This is a meeting for those interested in discussing the direction of the Hamilton Civic League. For more information, read the agenda for this meeting: http://www.hamiltoncivicleague.com/files/HCLRevisedAgenda.pdf

The building is accessible by bus routes 1 and 5 and free parking after 6 p.m. is available at the municipal lot beside Shakespeare's Restaurant, just east of Walnut.

http://hamiltoncivicleague.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=13

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Hamilton Civic League - Working Group Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: House of Dance (Canadian Youth Ballet Ensemble Building) - Basement
  • Address: 145 Main Street East (Google Maps)

October 14, 2009: Working Group Meeting 1

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: 145 Main St. East (Basement of the Canadian Youth Ballet Ensemble building)

This is a meeting for those interested in discussing the direction of the Hamilton Civic League. Specifically, at this meeting we will be discussing the areas we are concentratin on and how to best accomplish those goals.

The building is accessible by bus routes 1 and 5 and free parking after 6 p.m. is available on King Street and other nearby side streets.

http://hamiltoncivicleague.org/

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Acoustic Blend Cafe

The Acoustic Blend Cafe (ABC) is back again on Saturday October 24th featuring the group Ophelia Syndrome. Come out and hear a unique blend of piano, acoustic guitar, cello, drums, bass, and vocals sounding in the vein of melodic pop/rock with folk influences.

The ABC coffee house helps to promote local musicians and businesses and provides a welcoming gathering place for people to enjoy great music, delicious food and drink, and lots of camaraderie. After the feature performer there will be an open mic for any one who wants an opportunity to perform.

Enjoy the freshly roasted and brewed coffee from local roaster Red Hill Valley Coffee Company, a fair trade company. Tea and juice will also be available, along with tasty home-made desserts. Don't forget to pick up a copy of "Shades of Grey" the debut CD for Ophelia Syndrome.

It's always a good time at the Acoustic Blend Cafe!

Doors Open: 7PM Fee: $10 Location: Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave. (corner of Locke and Homewood) E-mail: acousticblendcafe@gmail.com

www.melroseunited.ca

Posted by Jason Hales

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Strathcona Neighbourhood Door-to-Door Food Drive

  • Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Starting at Victoria Park at 9 a.m. - going until noon
  • Address: Strathcona Neighbourhood (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Michelle Sykes or Kathy Wolsey

Volunteers needed – Strathcona Community Food Drive.

The statistics are a sad reflection of the times. The use of our local food banks has increased 26% over last year. The Strathcona neighbourhood is taking action. In October, there will be a door to door campaign asking for donations. If everyone could give just one can, think of the difference it would make! We need volunteers to canvas the community. Can you give up a couple of hours on a Saturday morning?

Where: Victoria Park

When: Saturday October 24

Time: 9:00a.m.

For more information, contact Michelle Sykes 289-396-2573 or Kathy Wolsey 905-527-0432 or www.strathconacommunity.org

http://strathconacommunity.org/2009/10/07/strathcona-community-food-drive/

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McMaster Innovation Park Open House

  • Date: Monday, October 26, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park
  • Address: 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton (Google Maps)

After four years of demolition, redevelopment, renovation, and marketing for tenants, McMaster Innovation Park will celebrate the completion of its first building with a public Open House. The 180,000 square-foot facility at 175 Longwood Road South, near Highway 403, will host a day of guided tours, historical reviews and plans, tenant displays, and a celebratory cake cutting. Thirty local artists will display more than 100 works of art in MIP's atrium.

Zach Douglas, president of the Park, will cut the cake and talk about the next phase of development.

http://www.mcmasterinnovationpark.ca/

Posted by Ryan

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Transit Users Group Strategy Session

  • Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Skydragon Centre
  • Address: King William St., between James and Hughson, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Peter Hutton
  • Email: huttonp@web.ca

This meeting will be to discuss strategy for City Council's "Transit Day" meeting on Thursday and talk further about getting people to participate.

We'll summarize the contents of the reports to a greater extent than you will get in the media.

http://hamiltontug.com/article/tug_meeting_oct_27_730_pm_at_skydragon_centre

Posted by Ryan

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Live Broadcast of the kitestring "What Was I Thinking?!?" Contest

  • Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 Noon
  • Location: Online and at kitestring creative
  • Address: 136 James Street South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Meg Coppolino
  • Email: meg@kitestring.ca

As featured on this evening’s Hamilton Life television program, and just in time to wrap up Ontario’s Small Business month with a spooky surprise, the kitestring “What Was I Thinking?!?” Contest is watching Hamiltonians vote in huge numbers for the scariest small business design or marketing muck-up. The variety of local small business contestants are depending on Hamilton to vote before Thursday October 29th at midnight for their chance to win up to $15,000 towards a kitestring brand makeover!

The BIG winner will be announced in a fun-filled, costumed live online broadcast from kitestring on at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30th, where the winner will be revealed just in time for Halloween! Beginning Friday, you can go to our blog for a link to the broadcast at http://www.kitestring.ca/kitecast2/

kitestring is welcoming any who want to attend the live broadcast to be a part of this inspiring, grassroots milestone for the local small business community. There will most definitely be candy and costumes! kitestring is conveniently located at 136 James Street South in Hamilton.

The winner’s makeover story will then be fully documented on kitestring’s blog.

This whirlwind story could not have been made possible without the amazing on and offline support of the Hamilton small business community, the Small Business Enterprise Centre and all of the word of mouth that has spread the story on behalf of the contestants!

www.kitestring.ca

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Making Hamilton More Walkable

  • Date: Thursday, November 05, 2009
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Waterfront Banquet and Conference Centre, Chamber of Commerce,
  • Address: 555 Bay St. N Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sharon Mackinnon
  • Email: Sharon.Mackinnon@hamilton.ca

An update on pedestrian and walkability projects, issues, and recommendations followed by a discussion on moving walking initiatives forward in Hamilton.

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Melrose Movie Night

Please join us for the second film of the 2009-2010 season. Full schedule for the 2009-2010 season is posted on our website.

********************************** Prisoners of War (Canadian Warplane Heritage, approx. 40 min)

Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:00pm.

Melrose United Church Locke St. & Homewood Ave. **********************************

Please join us for this special Movie Night in honour of Remembrance Day and our war Veterans. This video presentation features World War II Veterans telling their personal stories of being a Prisoner of War. A post-movie discussion will be led by Ted Lowrey, who was involved in the making of this video as a volunteer with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Suggested Donation $5 (Includes Complementary Fair-Trade Coffee) Supervised Children’s Movie: ages 3-12, $1 per child

http://www.warplane.com/

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

Posted by Locke

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Community Survival Strategies for Climate Change and Peak Oil (5th Annual Spirit of Red Hill Valley lecture)

  • Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St. S. (Google Maps)

All are welcome to the Friends of Red Hill Valley 5th annual lecture, given in the Spirit of Red Hill Valley.

The keynote speaker is Pat Murphy, author of Plan C : Community survival strategies for climate change and peak oil.

The author's sharp analysis allows us to truly measure the impact of our everyday habits, and to realize that we're capable of making far more of a difference than many believe.

Sponsored by Friends of Red Hill Valley, Dundas Ontario in Transition, Skydragon Cooperative, Environment Hamilton, MACGreen, Kairos Hamilton/Burlington Committee, The Conserver Society, Hamiltonians for Progressive Development, Burlington Green

Posted by Ryan

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Canceled: How 10 Plays Become a Season

  • Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Bldg.,
  • Address: McMaster University, Main St. West (Google Maps)
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Update: Unfortunately, this event must be postponed due to illness. Watch for a future rescheduling.

Free public talk presented by The Hamilton Association. Joanna Falck, Shaw Festival Literary Manager, describes the unseen planning behind play choices and development. How can Shaw's mandate stay relevant in the 21st century?

www.haalsa.org

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NDP Meet the Candidates Nov. 16

The Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale NDP riding association is hosting a Mix and Mingle event on Monday, November 16th. This is an opportunity to meet the federal nomination candidates before the Nomination meeting set for Monday November 23rd.

WHAT - Mix and Mingle WHO - Shilo Davis and Alex Johnstone WHERE - Dundas Old Town Hall (60 Main St., Dundas) WHEN - doors open at 6:30pm

Open to the public. Please feel free to bring your friends.

LINKS - candidates newsletters and more local NDP information at: http://www.ndpadfw.ca/main.htm

http://www.ndpadfw.ca

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Transit Users Group Meeting: Followup to Transit Day

  • Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Skydragon Centre
  • Address: King William St., between James and Hughson, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Peter Hutton
  • Email: huttonp@web.ca

We will discuss the aftermath of the City Council Transit budget meeting on October 29 and do some restructuring of the TUG to help us bring in some new people and new ideas to support the growth of the movement to build not just a good transit system, but a great one in Hamilton.

http://hamiltontug.com/article/tug_meeting_nov_17_730_pm_at_skydragon_centre

Posted by Ryan

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Hamilton Light Rail Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Bread and Roses Cafe, Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. (b/w James and Hughson), Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ryan McGreal
  • Email: editor@raisethehammer.org

This important meeting comes at a critical point in the development of the Light Rail transit initiative in Hamilton.

The Pan Am Games are going ahead in 2015, Metrolinx is closer to releasing its Benefits Case Analysis for the east-west rapid transit line in Hamilton, there have been more developments in the Light Rail Made in Hamilton initiative, and recent newspaper coverage of the proposed route has stirred some controversy.

Please come out next Wednesday and help develop a strategy to address these issues.

http://hamiltonlightrail.com/article/hlr_meeting_wed_nov_18/

Posted by Ryan

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Swing Dance into Winter with The Loretta Hale Big Band

  • Date: Sunday, November 22, 2009
  • Time: 7:30
  • Location: Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
  • Address: foot of MacNab St. N (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Loretta Hale
  • Email: loretta_hale@yahoo.ca

Swing Dance in to Winter with The Loretta Hale Big Band -

Sunday, November 22, 2009 - The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets $10 Adults - $7 Students

www.lorettahale.webs.com (swing dance lesson a 1/2 hour before hand)

A Portion will be donated to the Good Shepherd Centres.

www.lorettahale.webs.com

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Westdale Children's School Merryberry Market

  • Date: Friday, November 27, 2009
  • Time: 6 - 9 pm
  • Location: St. Cuthbert's Church
  • Address: 2 Bond St. N. (corner of King and Bond in Westdale) (Google Maps)
  • Email: info@westdale.org

Join us for the Westdale Children's School's 15th annual Merryberry Market, featuring unique, handmade gifts and toys, Sweet Petals Café, live music, children's crafts, children's cafe, silent auction, and raffle of an original painting by E. Robert Ross.

This charming evening of simplicity and community has become a local Christmas tradition. Make it one of yours!

Funds raised will support the Westdale Children's School, a Waldorf-based alternative preschool and kindergarten.

www.westdale.org

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Chritsmas Celebration on Ottawa Street

  • Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009
  • Time: 4-6pm
  • Location: Ottawa Street North at the corner of Edinburgh Avenue
  • Contact: Dwayne Brown
  • Email: crownpoint@live.ca

The Crown Point Community Planning Team invites residents to a song-filled, festive celebration on Ottawa Street. Bring your family, meet your neighbours & together we’ll kick off the holiday season. Carolling and music Hot Apple Cider/Coffee Santa Story-Telling Park decoration and light-up Community Spirit

Saturday November 28th, 2009 East Kiwanis Place (Ottawa Street North and Edinburg Avenue) 4-6pm Non-perishable food items will be collected for a local food bank

www.crownpointhamilton.wordpress.net

Posted by dwaynebrown

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A Tale of Two Cities

  • Date: Monday, November 30, 2009
  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Location: Hamilton Place Theatre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Janine Westera
  • Email: jwestera@brickworksonline.com

On November 30 at 7 p.m., Renowned Author Bill Strickland will be speaking about his crusade that inspired others to dream bigger and to achieve the extraordinary in Pittsburgh; a city that experienced widespread unemployment following the decline of the steel industry. If you are interested attending this FREE event you can still reserve your seat(s) at www.mohawkcollegeenterprise.ca. We already have more than 2,000 seats reserved!

If you’re unable to attend, I encourage you to join me (@jwestera) on Twitter the night of the event. I will be using the Twitter hashtag #hamiltonnow. A “hashtag” connects tweets allowing people to easily find and aggregate tweets related to a topic or event. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a community of people that want to see Hamilton’s future expand and succeed.

Hosting the event is the City of Hamilton and Jobs Prosperity Collaborative (JPC) Hamilton. JPC is a group of about 65 members who promote Hamilton’s prosperity through job creation and retention. If you share similar interests and goals with the JPC, come out and support the vision and help JPC make it possible to create future job opportunities for Hamilton.

http://www.jpchamilton.ca/assets/StricklandFlyer_FV.PDF

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Melrose Movie Night: Maxed Out

  • Date: Friday, December 04, 2009
  • Time: 7PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: Homewood Ave and Locke St. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Church Office
  • Email: melrose@melroseunited.ca

Please join us for a timely showing of this interesting and acclaimed documentary (made pre-global economic crisis!), which will serve as a cautionary tale to us all as we enter the Christmas season. All are welcome and invited to participate in a post-movie discussion with Spectator columnists Meredith MacLeod and Lisa Grace Marr.

********************************** Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (James Spurlock, 2006, 90 min.)

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 7:00pm. Melrose United Church Locke St. & Homewood Ave.

Suggested Donation $5 (Includes Complementary Fair-Trade Coffee) Supervised Children’s Movie: ages 3-12, $1 per child **********************************

Maxed Out takes viewers on a journey deep inside the American style of debt, where things seem fine as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. With coverage that spans from small American towns all the way to the White House, the film shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of "preferred customer" and tells us why the poor are getting poorer while the rich keep getting richer. Hilarious, shocking and incisive, Maxed Out paints a picture of a national nightmare which is all too real for most of us.

We are especially proud and pleased to announce that we will be joined for a post-movie discussion by Hamilton Spectator columnists Meredith MacLeod and Lisa Grace Marr -- writers of the "The Way We Spend" 13-week multimedia series. In part, the series has followed the financial makeover of four families with the help of local financial experts. During the discussion they will share some of their experiences and personal insights made in producing the series.

Bring your friends, neighbours and family for what promises to be an interesting evening, with a thought-provoking film and insightful discussion to follow.

http://www.maxedoutmovie.com/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0762117/

Our schedule for the entire 2009-2010 season is posted on our website.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

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Five Ring Circus free film screening

Hamilton FreeSkool and Common Cause Hamilton present the documentary "Five Ring Circus", examining the environmental, social and political impacts of the Vancouver 2010 games. With the torch relay scheduled to barge its way through Hamilton on the 19th, the discussion will include what is taking place locally to resist the environmental destruction, gentrification, and colonization this year's Olympics represent. Everyone welcome! Free event!

www.hamiltonfreeskool.org

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350 at the Art Crawl

  • Date: Friday, December 11, 2009
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: City Centre
  • Address: Corner of York Blvd and James St. N. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton 350
  • Email: info@hamilton350.com

Friday December 11, 7:00 PM: A candlelight walk on James Street North starting from the City Centre at York and James in support of real action on climate change (Coinciding with the monthly James North Art Crawl)

Take action on climate change. Send a message to Copenhagen.

We must quickly lower the atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases to no more than 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide.

Please join us in Hamilton's contribution to the world-wide actions taking place mid-way through the negotiations in Copenhagen on a new global climate treaty.

http://hamilton350.com

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Party In A Box

Hosted by the Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts and the tenants of Paper Box Studios, you are invited to join us as we open our doors to the public for some festive fun!

The holiday event will feature musical entertainment provided by the guys at Vibewrangler Studios, a cash bar, some yummy snacks, and good old holiday fun! The Art Bus is even going to swing by to check out the merriment. An art exhibition will also take place, featuring the first showing in Hamilton of Ascending The Ours River, a 16 x 8.5 ft reclaimed aluminum piece by the incredible artist Dave Hind and more than 250 participants. Steph Seagram will be the other exhibiting artist. She's a mixed media artist, new to town, and the ICCA's newest staff member!

Come by and meet the tenants, check out the facility, and hear some great tunes. Musical entertainment will include an open-mic portion, music from Dave Pomfret, Mike Treblecock, Dan Delaplante, Matt Paxton, Dylan Hudecki, Max Wray, Tom Shea, Steve Bickand, and The Raccoon Wedding.

Already planning on checking out the Art Crawl that night? No problem, just come by after - we'll be partying (almost) all night long!

Admission is free, with donation of a non-perishable food item or new packaged toy gladly accepted.

http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=332845650516&index=1

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The Secret World of Bats

  • Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Bldg.,
  • Address: McMaster University, Main St. West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Secretary
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Free public talk by Paul Faure, Principal Investigator in McMaster's Bat Lab. A bat defender, Dr. Faure busts myths about bat behaviour, explains what echolocation can teach us about hearing, and explores recent environmental threats affecting bats.

You may have seen Paul with R#36 in the Bat Lab on The Rick Mercer Report this past year.

www.haalsa.org

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"Songs Around the Holiday Tree" with the Brenda Uchimaru Singers

  • Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: St. James Anglican Church
  • Address: 137 Melville Street, Dundas, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Amber
  • Email: BUSingers@gmail.com

Celebrate the Holiday Season with our performance of Christmas songs including:

  • Christmas Time is Here (Guaraldi) - Little Tree (Heitzeg) - Hodie Christus Natus Est (Busto) - O Nata Lux (Forbes) - The Christmas Song (Torme and Wells)

Tickets:

  • $15 Adults - $12 Seniors and Students - $45 Family of Four

Available at the door on in advance at Carnegie Gallery, 10 King Street West, Dundas

http://home.golden.net/~uchimaru/

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A Rhythm & Blues Christmas with Andre & the J-Tones

  • Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009
  • Time: 7:30
  • Location: Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
  • Address: foot of MacNab St. N (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Loretta Hale
  • Email: loretta_hale@yahoo.ca

A Rhythm & Blues Christmas with Andre & the J-Tones - Sunday, December 13, 2009 -

The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 Adults - $7 Students

www.andreandthejtones.com www.andrebisson.ca

Christmas Tunes in the style of Classic Rhythm & Blues written by Andre Bisson as well as other great Classic R&B songs by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, The Blues Brothers, The Commitments, CCR and more.

A Portion will be donated to the Good Shepherd Centres.

www.andreandthejtones.com

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Holiday HYPE

  • Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. till whenever we're done
  • Location: The Ship
  • Address: 23 Augusta (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Meg Coppolino
  • Email: meg@kitestring.ca
  • Phone: 905.296.9575

Spread the word:

HYPE (Hamilton Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs) wants to invite you and other young creative professionals at your workplace to a meet and drink others like yourself in this city at our favourite new indie seafood bar on Augusta.

The meet starts after your 9 to 5, and the night is always casual. HYPE isn’t like other networking events around town. No to stuffy business card hand offs, no to feather plumage puffing. Yes to cups of cheer and meeting like minded people in your pond.

Happy Holidays from HYPE!

Check out the link for more details and a look at the nifty invite postcard.

http://www.kitestring.ca/holiday-hype/

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Hamilton Civic League Christmas Party

Join the Hamilton Civic League at Artword Artbar for our first Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 16th!

Eat, drink, discuss, debate, and celebrate with other Hamiltonians eager for change in our city - and let us know what kind of change you're hungry for.

This is a free event --- RSVP via Evite or to hamiltoncivicleague@gmail.com preferred.

7 p.m. Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street (off of James Street North just south of Barton)

Light refreshments provided, additional menu items and drinks available for purchase. The invitation can be linked to here: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/QBUXGQUGCMYLVEXUTNCN/HCLChristmasParty

http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/QBUXGQUGCMYLVEXUTNCN/HCLChristmasParty

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The Urban Coyote

  • Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
  • Time: 7pm - 9pm
  • Location: Hamilton Spectator Auditorium
  • Address: 44 Frid St. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Paul
  • Email: rhcoyotes@live.ca

The Urban Coyote: a presentation about coyotes and other urban wildlife by Lesley Sampson of Coyote Watch Canada. Join the "pack" gathering at the Hamilton Spectator Auditorium, 44 Frid St. on December 16th at 7 p.m. Special guest - wildlife biologist Bill Leeming. Introduction by city councillor Brian McHattie. Free Admission. Non-perishable food donation appreciated for local food banks.

For any questions or directions Please contact rhcoyotes@live.ca

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Dr. John Rae Lecture, Tracking the Thule: The Inuit Arrive in Arctic Canada

  • Date: Saturday, January 09, 2010
  • Time: 8 p.m.
  • Location: Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Bldg.,
  • Address: McMaster University, Main St. West (Google Maps)
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Dr.Max Friesen, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, describes new thinking about when and why ancestral Inuit came to Canada. Free admission. Q & A with refreshments to follow.

www.haalsa.org

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Hamilton FreeSkool's First Birthday Party(s)

FreeSkool is turning one! Whether you've been to classes, facilitated a workshop or are hearing about the project for the first time, you should come out and hang!

Tuesday January 12th, 7pm, Skydragon Centre (27 King William St.) freeskool's old school nostalgia film festival! join freeskoolers for a selection of short films that harken back to those wistful elementary school hours of sitting in the dark passing notes. The National Film Board, School House Rock, and more education/propaganda will be up for the viewing. Also featuring a new and beautiful animated film, Varmints!

Wednesday, January 13th, all day, McMaster freeskool goes to University! freeskool will be hanging out at PIRGtopia, OPIRG McMaster's takeover of the student centre. come hang out at our table full of fun things to smell, touch, taste, hear, and see! 9-4pm, McMaster University Student Centre aaannnnd, from 10-3pm, freeskoolers will be sharing skills and ideas upstairs in room 203. join us for 5 hours of workshops and unexpert lectures on topics of all shapes sizes and colours! stay tuned for a workshop schedule, and drop in anytime!

Friday January 15th, 6-9pm, Jamesville Community Centre, 209 MacNab St. North freeskool potluck and games night! bring food, friends, and your favourite board games. join us for food, for playtime, hangin out, and celebrating the past, present and future of freeskool! give love to facilitators and organizers new and old! learn about new classes! promote your plans! free, everyone welcome (including kids)! please bring a dish to share if you can, and label the ingredients.

Saturday January 16th, 12-5pm, Jamesville Community Centre, 209 MacNab St. North community workshop series! another day of folks in your community sharing their skills, passions, and ideas for a better world! featuring at least 5 workshops - topics and times to be announced.

Saturday, January 16th, 8pm-late, Skydragon Centre, (27 King William St.) first birthday party! dance! jam! drink and be merry! come jiggle to some of hamilton's finest musician-revolutionaries, and make some music of your own. featuring the likes of Tom Dusome, Teal Booth, Peak Soil and more, and some time for jammin' to boot! tonight, freeskool will happily accept your monetary well-wishes for future freeskool programming. there will also be lots of cool things to peruse - zines, tshirts, buttons, oh my!

Sunday, January 17th, noon. meet at My Dog Joe's in Westdale. Winter Wondering! Devon and Peter take you on a wander to wonder through the winter of Cootes Paradise! Grab your warm and cozy hats and mitts, and let's see what we can learn by looking and listening in a snowy forest grove. We will go for a hike down in Cootes Paradise, pay attention to what we notice, and we'll make a list of 'I wonders' -- for instance, "I wonder what made those tracks," "I wonder what bird that is," "I wonder where the little fish are hiding". Some questions we'll be able to answer from things we already know, some we'll be able to figure out. However, some things in the winter woods are quite mysterious, and for those things, we'll do some research and meet again the following Sunday to share whatever answers we've been able to find. Then, if you're so inclined, have some hot chocolate and skate about the lake! dress warmly, bring skates and a mug!

http://hamiltonfreeskool.org/Come-celebrate-with-us-FreeSkool-s-first-b-2010-01-05

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FreeSkool's Birthday Jam!

  • Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010
  • Time: 8pm-late
  • Location: SkyDragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton FreeSkool
  • Email: hamiltonfreeskool@gmail.com

dance! jam! drink and be merry! come jiggle to some of hamilton's finest musician-revolutionaries, and make some music of your own. featuring the likes of Tom Dusome, Teal Booth, Peak Soil and more, and some time for jammin' to boot! tonight, freeskool will happily accept your monetary well-wishes for future freeskool programming. there will also be lots of cool things to peruse - zines, tshirts, buttons, oh my!

http://hamiltonfreeskool.org/Come-celebrate-with-us-FreeSkool-s-first-b-2010-01-05

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The Future of Local Media: Change, Challenge and Community

  • Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Burlington Art Centre - Shoreline Room
  • Address: 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Western Connect
  • Phone: 1-866-447-1044

Is Local Media Dead? Join Alumni Western for a thought-provoking and timely panel discussion about The Future of Local Media. As media corporations and governments reduce their investments in local programming, citizens are often left wondering how they will get the news and information they need.

Four media experts discuss and debate the challenge of covering communities in a chaotic media landscape. Who will pay for local news? How will it be delivered? Can local coverage survive?

Evening includes a pre- and post-panel networking reception.

Appetizers and refreshments provided. Cash bar available.

Panelists

At the panel, hear from media experts, each representing a different element of local media including television, (radio), print, new media and academics.

  • David Estok, Editor in Chief, The Hamilton Spectator

  • Bill Kelly, Host, The Bill Kelly Show, CHML 900AM

  • Ryan McGreal, Editor, Raise the Hammer

  • Connie Smith, Supervising Producer and Host, Always Good News, CTS Television

  • Moderator: Dr. Paul Benedetti, Lecturer, Western's Faculty of Information & Media Studies.

Admission to this event is complimentary, but you must register by Thursday, January 14, 2010.

http://www.westernconnect.ca/site/Calendar/363489120?view=Detail&id=109781

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"No Prorogue" Rally in Hamilton

  • Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Gore Park
  • Address: Corner of King and James, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War
  • Email: hcsw@cogeco.ca

The Harper government has tried to prorogue Parliament in an effort to stop the inquiry into the Canadian involvement in torture in Afghanistan, as well as to distract Canadians with the spectacle of an increasingly-militarized Olympics.

Harper's recent actions mirror the efforts by his ministers to suppress free speech and discussion in Canada, including the banning of U.K. M.P. George Galloway from Canada, the cutting of funding to the Canadian Arab Federation, the defunding of any organizations that are perceived to disagree with the government's extreme positions, and the attempts to introduce new laws to further define what kind of speech is "acceptable."

Canadians won't stand for this, and we aren't! It's time to stop Harper from telling us what our Canadian values are. There will be a sizable demonstration of people in Hamilton from all walks of life who are fed up with Harper turning Canada into a Bush-style, fenced-in "free speech zone," while destroying its international reputation, and you are invited to make it happen.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242650272398&index=1

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Think|Haus Linux Install Fest 2010

  • Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
  • Time: Noon(ish) to 6pm(ish)
  • Location: Think|Haus
  • Address: 152 Niagara Street, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)

Think|Haus will be hosting a Linux Install Fest on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 from noon(ish) to 6pm(ish). All are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring in their computers. We will only have 2 spare monitors available, so if you would like to bring a desktop computer down, please keep that in mind.

http://www.thinkhaus.org/?p=155

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Workers Without Bosses - Argentinian Speaking Tour

  • Date: Monday, January 25, 2010
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Location: Skydragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Common Cause Anarchist Organization
  • Email: commoncause@gmail.com

The response of the popular classes to the Argentine economic crisis of December 2001 and lessons for us in Canada - a Québec and Ontario speaking tour presented by the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL) and Common Cause.

We are going through one of the worst economic crises in the history of capitalism and the answers provided by the state and its lackeys are illusory. In addition, faced with this impasse, our leaders are trying to shift the entire burden of the crisis to workers and their communities.

How can we respond differently to this economic crisis? Can we learn from the experiences of struggles that have happened elsewhere in the world?

To consider these issues, the UCL and Common Cause are organizing a Québec and Ontario speaking tour this winter on the response of the Argentine popular classes in the face of a serious economic crisis that shook the country in the late 2001.

From 18 January to 12 February, a militant from the anarchist organization Red Libertaria (Argentina) will travel to different cities in Quebec and Ontario to talk about this subject. He will discuss different forms of resistance developed by the Argentine people to counter the effects of the crisis such as retaking factories and creating self-managed cooperatives. He will also discuss the involvement of anarchists in these different struggles.

http://linchpin.ca

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GO Niagara Peninsula rail service expansion

  • Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Sheraton Hotel
  • Address: 116 King St. W. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

GO Transit is looking at expanding rail service to the Niagara Peninsula. A Class "B" GO Transit Environmental Assessment was started on November 18, 2009 and will examine the potential locations for new stations and a layover facility site, and improvements along the rail corridor.

The study area is from Aldershot GO Station in west Burlington to Niagara Falls.

Your participation is an important part of the process and we welcome your input. You are invited to attend any one of the Public Information Centres listed below. GO Transit staff and the study consultants will be on hand to discuss plans, answer questions, and receive your comments.

http://www.gotransit.com/PUBLIC/en/news/projectsandstudies.htm#niagarapeninsula

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The Big Tweet - Hamilton's First Tweetup

  • Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. until we tire of eachother... so pretty late
  • Location: The Pheasant Plucker
  • Address: 20 Augusta Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Meg
  • Email: meg@kitestring.ca
  • Phone: 905 296 9575

The Big Tweet

It’s time to tweetup Hamilton! Come on out to the Pheasant Plucker on Augusta in Hamilton on Jan. 28th 2010 from 6 till whenever and meet your twitter peeps! Use your tweet power and sign up here! We have a strong twitter community in Hamilton and it’s time to make it even stronger! kitestring and The Big Tweet’s official sponsor venue, The Pheasant Plucker, are so excited to host the first event of this kind in the city.

http://www.kitestring.ca/what-the-tweet-dont-forget/

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Innovation Cafe: Transportation and Logistics

  • Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: FRWY Cafe
  • Address: 333 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 1C1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network

With Demetrius Tsafaridis, Richard Koroscil, and Pavlos Kanaroglou.

  • What are the newest innovations in transportation logistics?
  • What kind of simulation software is used?
  • What other areas of logistics are important to transportation?

Admission is free. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 27 on the website link.

Innovation Cafe is a discussion forum in an informal setting that gives people an opportunity to discover, discuss and debate a variety of topics related to innovation.

http://www.ghbn.org/detail.aspx?menu=9&dt=1037956&app=71&cat1=215&tp=15&lk=no

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Strategies for Action and Resistance with author and activist Aric McBay

  • Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: Ewart Angus Centre rm 1A4 (Medical Centre), McMaster University
  • Address: 1280 Main St West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: brian
  • Email: hamiltonfreeskool@gmail.com

"Industrial civilization is incompatible with life. It is systematically destroying life on this planet, undercutting its very basis. This culture is, to put it bluntly, murdering the earth. Unless it’s stopped—whether we intentionally stop it or the natural world does, through ecological collapse or other means—it will kill every living being. We need to stop it." -preface to What We Leave Behind

Aric McBay (writer, activist, and small-scale organic farmer) argues that activists need to think and organize like a resistance movement. McBay explains how greenwashing derails effective action, and why industrial civilization is doomed (and why that's not a bad thing). He shares crucial strategic lessons that today's activists can learn from resistance movements of the past.

Join us for a discussion with Aric McBay, co-author of the recent "What We Leave Behind" with Derrick Jensen. All are welcome, free event.

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MicLordz & Sauce Funky at The Casbah Jan 29th, 2010 - 9pm sharp!

  • Date: Friday, January 29, 2010
  • Time: Doors open at 8pm ($5 cover). Show starts at 9pm sharp!
  • Location: The Casbah (corner of King St. and Queen St. downtown)
  • Address: 306 King St. W (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Charlie
  • Email: cmack@miclordz.com
  • Phone: (905) 921-8631

Windsor, Ontario's finest hip hop/rock-based group are coming to Hamilton! MicLordz & Sauce Funky (pronounced "Mike") will be rocking The Casbah on FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th, 2010. DOORS @ 8pm. $5 cover. SHOW STARTS @ 9pm sharp!

If you are a fan of early Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, 311, Beastie Boys, and Sublime then you DO NOT want to miss this!! For more information on MicLordz & Sauce Funky, visit them online at www.miclordz.com. There you can find links to their myspace, iTunes, bio, music and much more. See you there!

www.myspace.com/miclordzmusic

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FREE CPR/AED training for Ward 1 Residents

What: CPR/AED Training by Hamilton Emergency Services-EMS Date: Monday, February 1, 2010 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm Location: Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave. at Locke, Hamilton

Ward 1 residents are invited to a FREE public training clinic for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED's), to be presented by Hamilton Emergency Services - EMS with the generous support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

CPR can be a vital link in saving the life of a loved one in cardiac arrest and anyone can learn it. The first 65 families who register will receive a free CPR AnytimeTM Family & FriendsTM kit (one kit per family, valued at $35) to take home and share with their families. These kits have been donated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario and will be limited to one per family. Participants will also receive a CPR participation card upon completing the training.

In addition to becoming familiar with CPR, participants will also learn how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). These defibrillators are the ones that you will have seen in many public buildings as part of the Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) program and they may also be a life-saver if used on someone in cardiac arrest.

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 40,000 people in Canada experience cardiac arrest each year, the majority of which occur either at home or in public places. For every minute that passes without help, a person’s chance of surviving a cardiac arrest drops by seven to 10%. Learning CPR is easy and inexpensive and it could mean saving the life of a friend or family member. When CPR is combined with the prompt use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), the chance for survival can go up to 50% or more.

“The Heart and Stroke Foundation urges all Canadians to learn CPR. The more people trained, the greater the chance of keeping those that have suffered cardiac arrest alive until an ambulance arrives,” says Sue Turner, Community Mission Specialist, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. “You don’t need to be a doctor to save a life.”

“We hope as many people as possible can come out for this free CPR training clinic,” says Brent Browett, Deputy Chief/Director – EMS “Statistics indicate, and I know from my own experience on the job, that CPR and AEDs can make the difference between life and death. The more people in our community who have these life-saving skills, the more lives may be saved.”

The training session is limited to 65 families. Please RSVP by JANUARY 28, 2010 to Nikola at nikola.wojewoda-patti@hamilton.ca or 905-546-4528 and please include your name, address, phone number and email address.

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Public Transit in Kirkendall

  • Date: Thursday, February 04, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Stanley Ave. Baptist Church
  • Address: 115 Stanley Ave. Hamilton ON L8P 2L5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association

The Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association's Pedestrian and Cycling Issues Committee will host a discussion this week of how public transit through, and in and out of, the neighbourhood, might be improved.

With plans for Light Rail Transit underway, there's a great opportunity to resolve some long-standing weaknesses with the the HSR.

Increasing use of transit has many benefits including less carbon emissions, less traffic congestion and parking problems, and safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists.

Come and discuss the issues with Councillor Brian McHattie, staff from the HSR and the transportation division at City Hall, and members of Environment Hamilton.

http://kirkendallhood.ca/2010/01/public-transit-in-kirkendall-meeting-thurs-4th/

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Melrose Movies: Man on Wire

  • Date: Friday, February 05, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Melrose United Church
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave (at Locke), Hamilton ON L8P 2M4 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melrose Movies

On August 7 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the worlds tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released.

Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTCs security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings.

The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan.

James Marsh's documentary brings Petit's extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as the artistic crime of the century.

  • Entrance and Parking off Stanley Ave.
  • Complementary Fair Trade Coffee
  • Kids' movie / Child-minding - ages 3-12, $1 per child
  • Suggested donation of $5

http://www.melroseunited.ca/link.php?link=Events:Movies

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Amy Creighton | Woman | New Photographs

  • Date: Friday, February 05, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Location: Transit Gallery
  • Address: 230 Locke Street South, Hamilton ON, L8P 4B7 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Priti Kohli and David Brace
  • Email: art@transitgallery.ca
  • Phone: (905) 522-1299

You are invited to join us for the opening reception of

amy creighton

woman

new photographs

http://www.transitgallery.ca

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Melrose Movie Night -- Man on Wire

  • Date: Friday, February 05, 2010
  • Time: 7PM
  • Location: Melrose Church Auditorium
  • Address: 86 Homewood Ave (corner of Locke St.) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Craig Hermanson
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca
  • Phone: 905-522-1323

                        Man on Wire

               (James Marsh, 2008, 94 min.)

              Friday, February 5, 2010 at 7:00pm.

                    Melrose United Church

On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York's twin towers, then the worlds tallest buildings. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before he was finally released. Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of the coup. Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTCs security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan.

James Marshs documentary brings Petits extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as the artistic crime of the century.

Man on Wire won the 2009 Oscar for Best Documentary.

http://www.manonwire.com/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/manonwire/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1155592/

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

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Hamilton By-Law Crawl

  • Date: Saturday, February 06, 2010
  • Time: 1PM
  • Location: The vacant lot behind the Century Theatre (or what remains)
  • Address: Mary St between King and King William (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brodie Chree
  • Email: brodiec@gmail.com

Every first Saturday of the month, starting February 6th, will be BYLAW CRAWL. I'll be printing up a bunch of copies of the Property Standards By-law, and we'll all spread out around the core and document every major infraction we see, and report them to the by-law department. Meet at 7 PM in the vacant lot formerly known as the Century Theatre. If the city isn't going to do it, we're going to do it.

By-Law Crawl

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BYLAW-CRAWL-EVERY-FIRST-FRIDAY-OF-THE-MONTH/421894390132

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What Can Now Be Revealed

  • Date: Saturday, February 06, 2010
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Location: Rm. 1A1, Hamilton Health Sciences Bldg., Ewart Angus wing, McMaster University
  • Contact: Hamilton Association Secretary
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Free public talk. Trevor Cole describes the experience of creating his latest novel or, as he says with wry humour, "what I learned on the road to heartbreak." Acclaimed for his debut novel and a Governor-General's Award finalist for his second, he recounts the struggle to live a normal existence in Hamilton, develop his ideas into a publishable manuscript and manage expectations.

Most recently McMaster writer-in-residence, Trevor Cole is an experienced journalist as well as author of the darkly humourous Norman Bray in the Performance of His Life, and The Fearsome Particles. An advocate for Canadian writing, he developed and manages the website www.authorsaloud.com.

www.haalsa.org

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THE PEARL REVIEW FUNDRAISER

  • Date: Saturday, February 06, 2010
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Location: THE PEARL COMPANY
  • Address: 16 Steven Street (Google Maps)

THE PEARL REVIEW - compelling, inquiring, diverse opinions from THE PEARL COMPANY

DEBUT ISSUE | SPRING 2010

Please join us at The Pearl Company to help institute THE PEARL REVIEW STUDIO HOUSE, located directly beside the Pearl Company.

DOOR PRIZES | 50/50 | SILENT AUCTION | APPY’S | BEVERAGES ;) +

http://www.thepearlreview.ca/

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Hamilton Culture of Peace Network Night

  • Date: Monday, February 08, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Skydragon Cooperative/Bread and Roses Café
  • Address: 27 King William Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter, Iryna Dutko
  • Email: info@peacecafe.ca, iryna@peacecafe.ca
  • Phone: 905.523.0111

Join us for our Culture of Peace network night! This is a great opportunity for individuals and groups involved in working for peace to come together, share news, and establish new connections.

The evening will include a round table dialogue, sharing of upcoming events, and social.

For people who would like to have dinner first, you can come in early and purchase supper at the Café.

The event is open to all, so please feel free to invite anyone who would be interested in participating!

The Hamilton Peace Café is a grassroots centre for teaching peace, focused on community level engagement.

For more information, e-mail info [at] peacecafe.ca, or log on to www.peacecafe.ca.

Hope to see you all there!

http://www.peacecafe.ca

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Prized hamper made in heaven

Celebrate the good times of festivals with the lots of love, prosperity and sharing gifts with each other too. Greet your dear ones with the luxurious gifts of beautiful array of Flowers that adds a splash of color in your life and help to brighten their day in a unique way. Deliver Online at the doorstep of your dear ones on this Valentine’s Day a dynamic hamper full of mind-blowing products at anywhere in Pune and all over in Maharashtra at reasonable price.From delectable cake and many other collections which are sute to delight chocolates your recipient. For that visit our side-http://www.puneonlineflorists.com

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Public Information Centre: Improvements to Highway 8, Park Ave to Bond St

  • Date: Thursday, February 11, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Christ Church Flamborough
  • Address: 92 Hwy 8, Greensville ON (Google Maps)

The City of Hamilton has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process to examine infrastructure improvements to Highway 8 between Park Avenue and Bond Street (see Location Map). This study is building on the recommendations made in the City’s Transportation Master Plan (May 2007), and the Cycling Master Plan (December 1999, update ongoing).

The purpose of this study is to examine roadway improvement alternatives from Hillcrest Avenue to Park Avenue (shown in dark hatching), such as bike lanes and sidewalks, and including intersection improvements at Highway 8 and Brock Road. From Park Avenue to Bond Street (shown in light hatching), the improvements to examine include cyclist facilities and repairs to culvert de?ciencies.

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/08FA836A-19C5-4B52-9D78-20D6C5433030/0/aysJan29_2010.pdf

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Get IgniTED with The Cossart Exchange

  • Date: Friday, February 12, 2010
  • Time: 6:00pm-midnight
  • Location: The Cossart Exchange
  • Address: Unit 260B, Jackson Square, 2nd floor, near Liason College (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ashley Lawrence
  • Email: rsvp@imperialcottoncentre.com
  • Phone: 289.396.7627

Get IgniTED with The Cossart Exchange

The Cossart Exchange, a new project of the Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, is exciTED to announce it’s first big event, IgniTED, a live screening of the TED2010 Conference taking place in Long Beach California this February 10-13, 2010.

The Cossart Exchange has joined TED as an Associate Member. This means we get a live webfeed of the entire conference, and get to share the experience of TED as it unfolds. Please join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear what some of the world's most interesting people have to say about the global issues facing our world. With speakers ranging from Jamie Oliver to Bill Gates, the event is sure to be inspiring and engaging.

The Cossart Exchange has inviTED local inspirational individuals to come and be a part of each of the TED2010 sessions. As well, the Exchange space will be activaTED with a number of thought provoking activities, happening throughout the 4 day conference, and the public is encouraged to come by and check them out at our new space in Jackson Square, downtown Hamilton. We are located near the main food court and the Hamilton Public Library mall entrance. It is on the second floor, next to Liaison College.

For IgniTED’s full schedule of speakers and times, please visit www.cossartexchange.com, and click on the IgniTED icon. The entire event is absolutely free, but spaces are very limited due to TED rules. Reserve a spot today before it’s too late by emailing rsvp@imperialcottoncentre.com.

The Cossart Exchange is officially opening its doors!

The Grand Opening of The Exchange will also be taking place during the conference. The event is happening Friday February 12, 6pm-midnight, and the night will include a licensed bar and appetizers, art, musical entertainment, a performance by The Parahumans & McMaster Dance Company, and a chance to meet the participants of The Cossart Exchange. This night also falls on the February James Street North Art Crawl, so stop by nice and early, then head out to catch the energy of the street, and return to celebrate with us well into the evening. Don’t miss us at 7:15pm as we cut the official red ribbon, and thank our sponsors, supporters, staff, and participants for helping make this project happen.

The Cossart Exchange has been started as an incubation centre to help support emerging ideas, organizations, businesses and creative entrepreneurs in the Hamilton community.

www.cossartexchange.com

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Cabaret!

  • Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: St. Paul's United Church
  • Address: 29 Park St. W. Dundas ON (Google Maps)

Cabaret! Come drink the wine. Come hear the band.

Tickets: $20 per person

http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/mohawksingers/

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Matt Jelly By-Law Presentation to EcDev and Planning Committee

  • Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Albion Room, Hamilton Convention Centre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Matt Jelly will be making a presentation to the City's Economic Development and Planning committee today, regarding the results of By-Law Crawl and some steps the City can take to make By-Law Enforcement more effective, especially in terms of vacant and derelict buildings.

He will make three suggestions to the committee in this regard, as a starting point for a series of improvements.

Please come to this public meeting to show your support. Matt will be answering any questions people may have about By-Law Crawl and the next steps this group will take in months to come.

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Beasley's 2nd Annual Winter Fair

  • Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Location: Beasley Park
  • Address: 27 Elgin St, Hamilton (Google Maps)

The Beasley Neighbourhood Association is inviting you to a free day of winter fun. There will be skating (weather permitting), ice games, crafts and much more. There will be a variety of skates available for loan, ranging from children’s size 1 to adults size 11 (first come first served). We will also have hats, scarves and mitts (never been worn) donated by the “Busy Bee Knitters” from Knox Church in Burlington. For more information or ideas please drop into our Beasley Association meeting on Wednesday February 10th 7-8:30 at Beasley Community Centre.

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HYPE, eh?

  • Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
  • Time: 5:30
  • Location: Slainte Irish Pub (upstairs)
  • Address: 33 Bowen Street, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Meg
  • Email: meg@kitestring.ca
  • Phone: 905 296 9575

Were not Lumberjacks and thats o.k.

The next HYPE event will be on the upper level of Slainte Irish Pub in Hamilton beginning after your nine to five grind on Wednesday, February 17th 2010. Get acquainted with the idea meeting other young creatives, marketers, media professionals and cultural entrepreneurs in your city who work all day and probably work more all night. So get out the cabin for a night and bring your friends, eh!

Come get half in the bag, have more lip than a rubber boot, and forget about jiggin’ yer squid. Lord love a duck!*

We’re here. There’s beer. And Hamilton better get used to it.

Wednesday, February 17th Beginning after your nine to five grind. Slainte Irish Pub (upstairs) 33 Bowen Street, Hamilton ON

Contact kitestring for more info t.905 296 9575 e. meg@kitestring.ca

*Come out and drink, talk a lot and forget about work. My goodness!

http://www.kitestring.ca/hype-eh/

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Who Has the Right to Shape the City?

  • Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Skydragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Common Cause
  • Email: commoncause@gmail.com

A panel discussion on gentrification and urban renewal in Hamilton. How will the current campaign of urban renewal in the downtown core by the city of Hamilton play out for the working and poor people who currently inhabit it? Recently the debate surrounding the future of downtown Hamilton has heated up and has come to involve everyone from city councillors and police to sex workers and artists. Who has the right to shape the city? What does it take to create a healthy urban environment? How have policies of urban renewal and gentrification affected other poor areas and cities? Come and join us for a panel discussion featuring members of various community groups to explore these questions. Hosted by Common Cause Hamilton.

http://linchpin.ca

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Sex Workers Speak

  • Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart St. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Big Suzie's
  • Email: BigSusies@live.ca

A very rare opportunity to hear local Sex Workers speak in their own voices about the work that they do. Part of the Labour Lounge Series.

Featuring: Performances, Panel Discussion, Films by and about Sex Workers.

What Will Be Happening

We'll be screening a series of short films by and about Sex Workers and the sex industry. We'll also be having a panel discussion featuring a range of local Sex Workers who represent a cross section of the sex industry and come from different backgrounds, genders and sexualities.

The panel will focus on subjects like; working conditions, legal issues, stigmatization and stereotyping, health and poverty. It will be followed up by an audience question and answer period.
There will also be several live performances by local super star Drag Queen Jasmine and Burlesque dancer Demonica de Morte (a.k.a Hell on Heels).

Several social service providers will be in attendance and will have information tables and displays. Plus there will be lots of good free food and a cash bar!

Purpose

The main focus of the night is to empower Sex Workers to speak in their own voices and to create a safe sex positive atmosphere were people can learn from each other and share in our common experiences. It's rare that events like this happen in Hamilton.

Often other people such as academic, journalists and social service providers without any experience in the sex industry speak for Sex Workers and sometimes they don't always get things right despite their good intentions.

Sponsors

This project is being sponsored by The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre and Hamilton Artists Inc. with additional support from The Hamilton AIDS Network, The Well (LGBTQ Health and Wellness Centre) and SACHA - Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area.

Outreach

Small business cards have been created to advertise the event one side with the other side listing a series of important numbers of services that can help and assist Sex Workers. These cards are being distributed through out the city by arrange of different agencies including; Van Needle Exchange Program, Public Health, The Elizabeth Fry Societies S.T.A.R.S. program, SACHA - The Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area, The Hamilton AIDS Network and The Well (Hamilton's LGBTQ health and wellness centre), The Sky Dragon Centre plus local Medical and STD clinics.

Ads in local newspapers and magazines where Sex Workers advertise will also be appearing in the next few weeks.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in Sex Work and the Sex Industry. This includes the general public, educators, academics, social service providers and of course Sex Workers of all genders and sexualities. Everyone is welcome!

Other Goals

A group of local Sex Workers and activists have come together to form begin a project called BIG SUSIE'S. The goal of BIg Susie's is to create an organization of and for sex workers that can provide advocacy and information on labour-related issues, similar to Maggie's in Toronto.

Big Susie's would be focused on advocating for the rights of Sex Workers, doing education, outreach, peer to peer counseling and providing support systems resources services. It would be run by Sex Workers for Sex Workers.

Further details about this project will be discussed on the night of the event and people with interest in this project are encouraged to contact Big Suzie's for details.

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Hamilton Green Solutions Market Place, Day 1

  • Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010
  • Time: 11am - 5pm
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - 1st Floor
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurel Harrison
  • Email: info@hamiltoneconet.ca
  • Phone: 905-561-9852

FREE public event

70 exhibitors plus the Green Solutions Stage (Sunday Only) featuring:

11:30am Green Home Building/Reno with Braden Homes

1:30pm Slow Food, earth to table cooking with author & Chef Jeff Crump

2:30pm Talk by Jay Ingram, of TV's Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" show

4:00pm Rev Wear Fashion show

Find the information, products, people, and solutions on all the issues surrounding climate change and air quality. Explore new products; talk with key people and businesses that are actively engaged in finding solutions; see cutting edge technologies.

Part of the 2010 Upwind Downwind Conference: Air Knows No Boundaries

http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=42

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TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF KNITTING

  • Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010
  • Time: 2-5 p.m.
  • Location: Yoga With Ona's
  • Address: 74 Locke St. North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Carol Duran
  • Email: cduran123456@gmail.com

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF KNITTING

  • Do you want to knit but don't know how?
  • OK, you've knitted scarves for everyone in your family (including the dog) and want something a bit more challenging
  • Do you find pattern instructions and yarn selection daunting?
  • Do you want an excuse to sit in a comfy chair without moving for several hours at a time?

You are invited to a knitting workshop on Sunday, February 21st from 2 to 5 p.m. at Yoga With Ona's (74 Locke St N). Cost is $2.

Knitters at any level and non-knitters are all welcome. Non-knitters can learn how to cast on, the basic knit and purl stitches, and cast off. All participants can learn to:

  • read patterns (written and charts);
  • match the yarn to the pattern;
  • estimate the amount of yarn needed;
  • know the different properties of various fibres;
  • finish sweaters, assembly, etc.

More advanced knitters may wish to explore cable knitting (Aran), Fair Isle (multi-colour horizontal stripes) and intarsia (colour blocks).

I have knitted for many years. I am not an expert knitter but pretty competent. There will be lots of different yarns available for looking at, squeezing and learning about different fibres, and several examples of knitted items.

The only materials you need are a pair of straight knitting needles (I suggest between 4 mm and 5 mm) and a ball of light coloured plain smooth (untextured) knitting yarn (so that you can see the stitches clearly). The yarn can be wool or acrylic - just something that feels nice to you. Zellers carries a good range, and Harts also has a basic supply. If you have a project on the go, please feel free to bring it along.

If anyone has a particular topic they would like covered, please email me at cduran123456@gmail.com. Hope to see you on the 21st.

http://yogawithona.squarespace.com/

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Speaker Series Event: Your Vision for Hamilton

  • Date: Monday, February 22, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Location: Crossfire Assembly
  • Address: 458 King St. E. (at Locke) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tanya
  • Email: hamiltoncivicleague@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905.536.0500

What do Hamilton notables Larry Di Ianni, Mark Chamberlain, Jeremy Freiburger, Don McLean and Ryan McGreal have in common? These are the five high-profile Hamilton newsmakers that have been confirmed to take part as panelists at this month’s Hamilton Civic League-sponsored speaker series event, “Your Vision”. This is the first in a series of monthly forums leading upto the municipal election.

“The Hamilton Civic League is pleased to host a panel of diverse individuals who each claim an interest in what the future of Hamilton has to offer,” reports Board Member Brian Kowalewicz. “This event has been organized to initiate an open dialogue about what directions the Hamilton municipal government is taking to make our ‘vision(s)’ a reality.”

The Hamilton Civic League is branding this series as “Hamilton’s Halloween Election; Unmasking Candidates and Issues” with the emphasis being placed on identifying critical issues and subjects that must be debated before the October 25th election.

Hamilton-Wentworth Creative Arts Inc.’s Loren Lieberman will act as moderator and will keep the peace as the panelists debate items such as revitalization, sustainability and government accountability.

Your Vision begins at 7 p.m. on Monday February 22nd and will be held at the Crossfire Assembly in the Strathcona neighbourhood at 458 King Street West. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=304456608636

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Storytelling Beginners Workshop

  • Date: Monday, February 22, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Location: Sky Dragon Cooperative
  • Address: 27 King William Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Robert Porter
  • Email: info@peacecafe,ca

This event is a coaching session for beginner storytellers and anyone interested in using stories and storytelling in their professional or personal life. The session will be led by Canadian/Scottish storyteller and coach Michael Williams.

Those who can benefit include teachers and classroom assistants, youth workers, social workers and other care workers, therapists & counsellors, executive leaders, managers, salespeople, film-makers, artists, writers, actors, comics, parents and grandparents, anyone who wants to improve their storytelling skills for work or personal life.

The workshop will take place in an intimate setting, with a maximum of 12 participants. Bring a story you would like to share.

For more information or to register, e-mail info@peacecafe.ca.

To learn more about Michael Williams, visit his website: http://www.rjmwilliams.co.uk/index.html.

To learn more about the Hamilton Peace Café, visit us at: http://www.peacecafe.ca.

http://www.peacecafe.ca

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Hamilton Green Solutions Market Place, Day 2

  • Date: Monday, February 22, 2010
  • Time: 8AM - 3PM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - 1st Floor
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurel Harrison
  • Email: info@hamiltoneconet.ca
  • Phone: 905-561-9852

FREE public event

70 exhibitors featuring:

  • Green Home Building/Reno with Braden Homes

  • Slow Food, earth to table cooking with author & Chef Jeff Crump

  • Talk by Jay Ingram, of TV's Discovery Channel's "Daily Planet" show

  • Rev Wear Fashion show

Find the information, products, people, and solutions on all the issues surrounding climate change and air quality. Explore new products; talk with key people and businesses that are actively engaged in finding solutions; see cutting edge technologies.

Part of the 2010 Upwind Downwind Conference: Air Knows No Boundaries

http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=42

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Upwind Downwind 2010: Air Knows No Boundaries

  • Date: Monday, February 22, 2010
  • Time: 8am - 5pm
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre - 1st Floor
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Brian Montgomery
  • Email: cleanair@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1275

Clean Air Hamilton is hosting the 2010 UpwindDownwind Conference: Air Knows No Boundaries on Monday Feb 22, 2010 at the Hamilton Convention Centre (1 Summers Lane- downtown Hamilton, Ontario) 8am- 5pm.

Admission is: High School Students - $10, Retirees/Low Income - $10, University/College Students - $20, Community/Non-profit - $70 and Corporate/Government/Academic - $170 (Early bird before Jan 15, 2010), $220 (after Jan 15, 2010).

Registration forms are available on-line at: http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=45

The Monday Conference featuring themes on transboundary (cross border) air quality, health, and innovation- carbon neutral living and future energy. Featured speakers include NASA, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Environment Canada, the Ontario Climate Change Secretariat, the Canadian Urban Institute, the Town of Eden Mills, One Planet Communities, Electric Mobility Canada, the Ministry of the Environment, and NESCAUM- the Clean Air Association of the Northeast United States.

Agenda and details on-line now at: http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=42

http://www.cleanair.hamilton.ca

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Screening - Geologic Journey: The Great Lakes

  • Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Sky Dragon Cooperative
  • Address: 27 King William Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Robert Porter
  • Email: info@peacecafe.ca

Join us for a screening of Geologic Journey: The Great Lakes!

This film tells the story of the dramatic changes in the geologic history and landscape of this region, which has only recently taken the form of the five, great, interconnected lakes. In this episode audiences are shown the roots of a long vanished mountain range that once rivalled the Himalayas, explore the remains of a tropical salt-water sea, and trace the story of a sudden massive flood that drowned vast areas of land. From moraines, to tarn lakes, to the majestic Niagara Falls, the topography and geology of the Great Lakes region is unparalleled, strikingly beautiful and a place of wild contrasts.

It is truly “a wild, rocky place whose grandeur and mystery drew men to commune with the spirit of the sea…a place where man is and forever will be only a visitor.”

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the cafe.

http://www.peacecafe.ca

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Snow Ball: A Social Media Social

  • Date: Wednesday, March 03, 2010
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Staircase Theatre
  • Address: 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Meg
  • Email: meg@kitestring.ca
  • Phone: 905 296 9575

Snow Ball: A Social Media Social

Remember when the word “social” inspired visions of teacups, friends and dessert? Can you think “social” today without wondering what the tweet to do about social media?

Bringing old and new together for the first time, kitestring is pleased to host Snow Ball: A Social Media Social!

In celebration of all things worth juxtaposing, Snow Ball: A Social Media Social will feature a collaborative, interactive workshop where guests can learn and share their modern social media know-how with the kitestring team, followed by an old fashioned tea social, accompanied with all of tea service accoutrements like scones, jam, tiny sandwiches and doilies! Oh my!

The social will be held at the beautiful Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn Street North) on March 3rd, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

kitestring welcomes marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, social media newbies and pros, groups and singles to the Snow Ball! We’ll learn from each other by building on shared experience.

kitestring’s first ever social media social has limited seating, so please register here by purchasing your ticket.

Snow Ball: A Social Media Social Hosted by kitestring creative marketing + design Wednesday, March 3rd 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, Ontario Purchase Tickets online at kitestring.ca for $25 per guest, limited seating

http://www.kitestring.ca/snow-ball-a-social-media-social/

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Open Streets Committee Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, March 04, 2010
  • Time: 5 PM - 7 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Convention Centre, Room 207
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Peter Topalovic
  • Email: peter.topalovic@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 5129

Hamilton is joining a growing number of other North American cities such as New York, Portland, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Barrie to “Open Streets” for pedestrians, cyclists and shoppers to enjoy all that the street has to offer on two Sundays in the spring and fall of 2010. Proposed streets are King and Ferguson.

The next planning meeting is on March 4.

http://www.smartcommute.ca/hamilton/openstreets

Posted by John Neary

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Hamilton's Last Call: A look at urban renewal and and its impact on the poor

City revitalization efforts can often pose challenging issues for individuals in terms of finding and maintaining adequate housing. In response to the more recent examples of renewal efforts within the city, the Roomers and Borders Committee of Hamilton is hosting a night of film and discussion to look at what can happen when rooming houses become the territory over which tenants and developers compete for use of space.

The night will feature the screening of Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel, a documentary by Derreck Roemer and Neil Graham which follows the restoration of the building from “flophouse to hotspot”, and subsequent displacement of tenants following that transition.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion of rooming house tenants, community legal clinic lawyers, researchers on housing and homelessness, and the Rooming House Co-Ordinator of Hamilton to evaluate how these trends are taking shape in Hamilton.

Free! Everyone is welcome to attend.

Hosted by the Roomers and Boarders Committee of Hamilton.

Posted by Sara

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Chocolat - Melrose Movie Night

  • Date: Friday, March 05, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Melrose United Church (Auditorium)
  • Address: 86 Homewood Avenue (at Locke) (Google Maps)
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Please join us for our mid-Lent screening of Chocolat. Admission is by donation (suggested $5), with child-minding (suggested $1), and complimentary fair-trade coffee.

Melrose United Church hosts films screenings on the first Friday of each month (save the summer months). Sign up for our email list by contacting movies@melroseunited.ca.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

Posted by Melrosemovies

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CPR/AED Training for Ward 1 Residents

What: CPR/AED Training by Hamilton Emergency Services-EMS Date: Monday, March 8, 2010 Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm Location: Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave. at Locke, Hamilton

As a result of the overwhelming demand for this CPR/AED training session in Ward 1, Hamilton Emergency Services has kindly offered to do a second training session on March 8, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

The people on the waiting list have been contacted and there are currently an additional 20 spots available.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP by MARCH 4, 2010 to Nikola at nikola.wojewoda-patti@hamilton.ca or 905-546-4528. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address and the number of people in your family.

CPR can be a vital link in saving the life of a loved one in cardiac arrest and anyone can learn it. In addition to becoming familiar with CPR, participants will also learn how to use Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). These defibrillators are the ones that you will have seen in many public buildings as part of the Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) program and they may also be a life-saver if used on someone in cardiac arrest.

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 40,000 people in Canada experience cardiac arrest each year, the majority of which occur either at home or in public places. For every minute that passes without help, a person’s chance of surviving a cardiac arrest drops by seven to 10%. Learning CPR is easy and inexpensive and it could mean saving the life of a friend or family member. When CPR is combined with the prompt use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), the chance for survival can go up to 50% or more.

“The Heart and Stroke Foundation urges all Canadians to learn CPR. The more people trained, the greater the chance of keeping those that have suffered cardiac arrest alive until an ambulance arrives,” says Sue Turner, Community Mission Specialist, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. “You don’t need to be a doctor to save a life.”

Posted by Meredith

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Hamilton Arts Awards Public Consultation

  • Date: Monday, March 08, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Auditorium, YWCA Hamilton - MacNab Branch
  • Address: 75 MacNab St S, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bridget MacIntosh
  • Email: bridget.macintosh@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-564-2424x. 4514

The City of Hamilton Culture Division and the Arts Advisory Commission invite you to a public consultation session to discuss the Hamilton Arts Awards.

The City of Hamilton Arts Awards are awarded to practicing artists in the Hamilton area in recognition of their significant contributions in a chosen discipline.

The Arts Awards have been presented annually since 1976 and are organized by the Culture Division with the assistance of the Arts Advisory Commission, a City Council appointed volunteer committee, whose mandate, in part, is to select and recommend the annual winners of the Hamilton Arts Awards.

The Culture Division received Council approval in spring 2009 to suspend the 2009 City of Hamilton Arts Awards program and reallocate the funds to undertake an Arts Awards Program Review.

The arts community in the city has grown and changed significantly in the last decade and this review will ensure that the Arts Awards are effective in promoting the arts and achievements of local artists. The Culture Division is proposing to present a renewed City of Hamilton Arts Awards Program in fall 2010.

After an open call for consultants to work on this review, Jeremy Freiburger of the Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, will lead the evening and will provide an opportunity for all interested citizens to share their thoughts on improving the Hamilton Arts Awards.

If you are unable to attend the consultation, a downloadable short questionnaire is available on our website (click "City of Hamilton Arts Awards Review") so you can still provide us with your thoughts on this important event.

http://www.hamilton.ca/arts

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Panel Discussion on the Future of Hamilton

  • Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Scottish Rite
  • Address: 4 Queen St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Anne Ingram
  • Email: aingram@sympatico.ca
  • Phone: 905-527-8883

Women's Canadian Club of Hamilton Speakers Series presents a Panel Discussion on the Future of Hamilton.

Guest Panel:

  • Chris Murray, City Manager;
  • David Adames, Director of Tourism; and
  • Ron Marini, Director of Downtown Renewal Division

Moderator:

  • David Sackett, Professor Emeritus, Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Member, McMaster Community of Distinction

The Panel Discussion is intended to engage WCCH members and their guests in a thought provoking discussion about the city of Hamilton's future.

A question and answer period and a reception will follow the discussion. Come prepared to question your civic representatives on the future of your city.

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The Rocky Road to Better Health

  • Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus wing, McMaster Hospital, University campus
  • Address: 1200 Main St. West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Free public talk. Everyone welcome. Dr. Brian Haynes, Chief of McMaster's Health Information Research Unit, describes obstacles to better health, some created by patients, some by physicians, and suggests ways to start improving health and health care. Q&A to follow.

See website for parking and transit info.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Seedy Saturday

  • Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Location: Jamesville Community Centre
  • Address: 209 MacNab St. N (Google Maps)
  • Email: thompsmr@gmail.com

Join us Sat March 20th for Seedy Saturday 2010.

The Hamilton Community Garden Network (HCGN), Canadian Organic Growers (COG), and the Ecological Farmer's Association of Ontario (EFAO) will be hosting a seed exchange and opportunities for seed purchasing, displays and information about community gardening opportunities that exist in the city, and a line-up of engaging speakers throughout the afternoon, including:

Prof. Sarah Wakefield, University of Toronto, will be presenting the impacts of community gardening in Hamilton, as well as a review of community garden policy.

Kevin Hamilton, a Canadian Organic Growers representative and local farmer, will be presentation on the topic of seed saving and seed politics.

Finally, Teresa Phair, from the McQuesten Community Planning Team, will be discussing her group's journey in developing a community garden in their neighbourhood.

The event is FREE for all to attend.

Posted by thompsmr

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8th Annual Sacred Drum Event

  • Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010
  • Time: Dawn to 3 pm
  • Location: Hamilton Steam and Technology Museum
  • Address: Woodward Ave north of QEW (Google Maps)
  • Phone: 905-523-6781

50/50 Draw Donations Welcome After Sunrise Ceremony Breakfast provided Drum for Draw Potluck lunch Bring Family and Friends!

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Transportation in Hamilton - Hamilton Civic League Speaker Series

On March 22nd the Hamilton Civic League presents the second installment of its monthly Speaker Series entitled “Transportation in Hamilton: Challenges, Goals and Possibilities.”

Featuring guest panelists from: Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee ; Transit Users Group ; McMaster Institute for Transportation & Logistics ; Hamilton Light Rail ; Transportation for Liveable Communities.

Join us for a frank and wide-ranging discussion of Hamilton's transportation systems and road network. Voice your opinion on what specific considerations should inform City planning and policy in this area. What issues MUST be part of the campaign discourse in this election year?

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Save the Dragon

  • Date: Monday, March 29, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Ricca's Furniture Building
  • Address: 228 James St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Sky Dragon needs to find a way to refinance their $270,000 mortgage by April 18, when the Teachers Credit Union pulls their current $270,000 mortgage. Sky Dragon has never missed a payment, but the Credit Union insists on an income-to-debt ratio of 1.25:1.

Come out to this meeting to help formulate and carry out a strategy to refinance the mortgage, restructure the organization and Save the Dragon!

http://skydragon.org/blog/

Posted by Ryan

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MELROSE MOVIE NIGHT -- Yes Men Fix the World

  • Date: Friday, April 02, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 P.M.
  • Location: Melrose United Church (Auditorium)
  • Address: 86 Homewood Avenue (at Locke) (Google Maps)
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Please join us for our April Fools' screening of Yes Men Fix the World. Admission is by donation (suggested $5), with child-minding (suggested $1), and complimentary fair-trade coffee.

Melrose United Church hosts films screenings on the first Friday of each month (save the summer months). Sign up for our email list by contacting movies@melroseunited.ca.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

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BY-LAW CRAWL 3

  • Date: Saturday, April 03, 2010
  • Time: 1 PM
  • Location: GORE PARK IN FRONT OF THE CONNAUGHT
  • Address: KING AND JOHN ST. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Matt Jelly
  • Email: mattjelly@gmail.com

This Saturday, starting at 1 PM in front of the Royal Connaught in Gore Park, we're going to do three things:

a) Look for serious infractions under the City's Property Standards By-Laws (focussing on vacant and derelict buildings as well as trash and debris) and report these infractions to the City. b) Pick up all the litter we can. c) Collect signatures for the By-Law Crawl petition to give the Royal Connaught a heritage designation.

If you're unfamiliar with By-Law Crawl, or the Property Standards By-Law, please check out www.bylawcrawl.ca for more info.

The weather is supposed to be fantastic this weekend! Come on down. 1 PM in front of the Royal Connaught in Gore Park.

All crawlers are welcome to join us for drinks at This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St. North after the crawl, around 5. Parking lot frisbee could be a distinct possibility.

http://www.bylawcrawl.ca

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By-Law Crawl 3

  • Date: Saturday, April 03, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Gore Park (in front of the Royal Connaught)
  • Address: King St. E. & John St., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Matt Jelly
  • Email: hamiltonbylawcrawl@gmail.com

Saturday April 3rd at 1PM join us for Hamilton's favourite (by-law related) crawl.

All are welcome to join us for an afternoon walking/biking/blading/boarding through the city, to document the neglectful treatment of our downtown.

This time around we'll also be rechecking some of the properties we've reported in the past to check on their progress.

We'll also be passing around copies of a petition to have the city designate The Royal Connaught as a heritage building.

Check out the website and Facebook page throughout the week for further information!

Specific questions can be posted here as comments or emailed to the above address. Hope to see you Saturday!

http://www.bylawcrawl.ca

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gritLIT - Hamilton's Literary Festival

  • Date: Thursday, April 08, 2010
  • Time: 7:00
  • Location: Various (AGH, Skydragon)
  • Contact: Noelle Allen
  • Email: noelle.allen@wolsakandwynn.ca
  • Phone: (905) 972-9885

(from the press release) With gritLIT only a couple weeks away it’s time to share some of our excitement about this year’s incredible line-up. Friday night we have Colin McAdam reading from his Giller nominated book Fall, and Giller prize-winning author Bonnie Burnard reading from her latest work Suddenly.

Hamilton’s own Lawrence Hill will be reading from his multi-award-winning book The Book of Negroes on Saturday, with renowned Montreal author Monique Proulx.

Poetry lovers are in for a double dose of brilliance with Governor General award-winning author David Zieroth reading on Thursday night with our own Chris Pannell, and Griffin award- winning author A.F. Moritz reading on Sunday night in our Festival Wrap Up.

A.F. Moritz will also be holding a poetry master class on Saturday, April 10th, for those poets who would like a chance to study with him.

gritLIT is also known for bringing up-and-coming authors to Hamilton. This year we are welcoming Hassan Ghedi Santur, who will be reading from his breakout novel, Something Remains. But we are also welcoming back local authors such as Jenn Farrell, who grew up in Grimsby, but now lives in Vancouver.

Jenn Farrell will be reading from her short-fiction collection Sugar Bush, on Sunday, April 11th and will also be giving a short-fiction writing workshop on Saturday, April 10th called “Drop the Needle: Music as influence and inspiration in fiction.”

Hamilton itself takes centre stage on Saturday, April 10th in this year’s non-fiction panel, How History Makes a City. Adrienne Shadd will be discussing her book The Journey from Tollgate to Parkway: African Canadians in Hamilton and James E. Elliott will contribute by considering Hamilton’s role in the war of 1812, which he studies in his book Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813. Author Glenn McArthur will join in with his thoughts on architecture, from his book on Hamilton based architect John M. Lyle.

Please go to www.gritlit.ca for times, dates, and locations.

All tickets for individual events are only $5, at the door, and festival passes are only $20 and can be had in advance at Mixed Media on James North and Bryan Prince Booksellers in Westdale.

http://www.gritlit.ca

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Tribal Thunder at Tribal Gallery

  • Date: Friday, April 09, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Tribal Gallery
  • Address: 174 James St. North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: John Wilbur
  • Email: J_Wilbur@me.com
  • Phone: 647-723-2068

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at a hand drum, this is your opportunity. The experts from Tribal Thunder will be at the Tribal Gallery with extra drums that you can try with their knowing guidance.

There will also be a Tribal Thunder hand drum performance starting at 8:00 pm.

John

http://hamiltonartscrawl.ca/

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Hamilton CarShare First Anniversary

Hello, friends, acquaintances, community partners, Hamilton CarShare is celebrating the cooperative's first anniversary with a benefit party at "This Ain't Hollywood", Hamilton's entertainment/community hot spot in the Jamesville Arts District, 345 James street north, on ArtCrawl Friday April 9 and the action starts around 8 pm with entertainment, later on at 10 pm, by rockabilly bands, Evil Farm Children, and, Von Drats, and DJ Gunner of Indi 101 radio.

Just by being there you will help Hamilton CarShare and be entertained at this highly acclaimed venue. Admission is free, so bring friends and bring change for our benefit jar and some games.

http://www.thisainthollywood.ca/cms/

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Hamilton Association Public Talk: Canadian Medical Radioisotopes

  • Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Location: Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus Wing, McMaster hospital bldg.
  • Address: Main St. W. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Canadians took the production of radioisotopes at Chalk River, Bruce Power and McMaster for granted until recent problems disrupted their supply. But their production, uses, benefits and risks are still largely mysterious. Dr. Boreham aims to dispel the mystery, enabling us to judge the importance of isotopes. Q&A follows.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Meet Stephen Jenkinson

  • Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: ArtWord Artbar
  • Address: 16 Colbourne Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: John Wilbur
  • Email: J_Wilbur@me.com
  • Phone: 647-723-2068

This is for those interested in chaplaincy, hospice or palliative care; philosophical and practical end of life issues.

Stephen Jenkinson will be in town to help us build interest in organizing some Hamilton workshops in November. Please come out and meet him.

For more info: http://www.griefwalker.info/

John

http://griefwalker.info

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HYPE White Space

  • Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
  • Time: 5:30 till whenever
  • Location: The Augusta House
  • Address: 17 Augusta Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: meg
  • Email: meg@kitestring.ca
  • Phone: 905 296 9575

White space is what you make of it.

Kind of like HYPE.

Clean your slate and come out on April 14th after your nine to five grind at Augusta House, the city’s newest gatropub. Have a beverage and meet other like-minded creative young professionals who live in Hamilton.

Prizes, fun folks and good times, yes! Stodgy business card hand offs with ulterior motives, no!

Tell HYPE what you’d like to see at the warmer weather events by filling the white space with ideas at the event. So, the next time you’re looking for a fun night on the town, you won’t draw a blank.

Wednesday, April 14th from 5:00 p.m. till whenever The Augusta House, 17 Augusta Street

Want to know more? Visit whatsthehype.ca

http://www.whatsthehype.ca

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Smart Growth or Planning Folly? Examining the Proposed Airport Employment Growth District or Aerotropolis

  • Date: Monday, April 26, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Westdale High School Auditorium
  • Address: 700 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

As deliberations over the size of proposed employment growth lands surrounding the Hamilton airport come to a head this spring, the latest installment of the Hamilton Civic League's monthly Speaker Series examines the facts surrounding this possible expansion of Hamilton's urban boundary.

Panelists include: Richard Koroscil, President and CEO of Hamilton International Airport and current Chair of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce; representatives from Hamiltonians for Progressive Development; former city councillor Dave Braden; residents of the affected area; and other community stakeholders will present their perspective and share information on what the AEGD/Aerotropolis could mean for Hamilton.

Every Hamiltonian is invited to come to hear an explanation of the proposed development and to get answers to their questions.

  • Is there a need for expanded employment lands and which businesses will locate to the area?
  • What are the costs associated with infrastructure expansion and who will pay for them?
  • What effect will this development have on local foodlands and is this significant?
  • Does AEGD/Aerotropolis conform to established development strategies and principles?

This event is part of the Hamilton Civic League's monthly Speaker Series "Hamilton's Halloween Election: Unmasking Candidates and Issues."

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Protest Rally at Queens Park

  • Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  • Time: 8:45 am
  • Location: Fortinos Plaza on Dundurn Street
  • Contact: Mary Lee
  • Phone: 905-548-6231

The Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits is hosting a protest rally at Queens Park on April 27 2010.

This rally is to get the government to stop clawing back the Ontario Child Benefits off of the social assistance cheques.

Please call 905-548-6231 to register, a light lunch will be provided. We need fellow Hamiltonians to join us.

The bus will pick people up at the Fortinos Plaza on Dundurn at 8:45 am.

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Grand Opening of the Studios at Hotel Hamilton

  • Date: Saturday, May 01, 2010
  • Time: 8:30 am - 5 pm Sat and Sun
  • Location: Stuios at Hotel Hamilton
  • Address: 195 James St N (Google Maps)

Grand Opening of the Studios at Hotel Hamilton !!

Posted by TraceyMae

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Doors Open Hamilton 2010

  • Date: Saturday, May 01, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Various
  • Contact: Tourism Hamilton
  • Email: tourism@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: (905) 546-2424x. 5771

As part of a province wide initiative from the Ontario Heritage Trust the 8th annual Doors Open Hamilton event takes place on May 1st and 2nd 2010 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The Doors Open program seeks to celebrate, educate and inform citizens and visitors of the importance of the architectural, cultural and historical sites in Hamilton by allowing visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations organize guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

Be sure to check out the Google Maps site map created by Michael Cummings.

http://www.doorsopenhamilton.ca/

Posted by z jones

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GARBAGE CRAWL

  • Date: Saturday, May 01, 2010
  • Time: Dawn til dusk
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Contact: Matt Jelly
  • Email: garbagecrawl@gmail.com

May 1st and 2nd- multiple locations, trash cleanups throughout the City. More details to follow. Find us on facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garbage-Crawl/110064089016093?ref=ts

http://www.bylawcrawl.ca

Posted by MattJelly

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Jane's Walks

  • Date: Saturday, May 01, 2010
  • Time: various

In conjunction with Doors Open Hamilton there will be Jane's Walks in Hamilton and around the world on the first and second of May.

http://janeswalk.net/cities/category/hamilton/

Posted by ilpo

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Hamilton Victorian & Steampunk Society Picnic + Tour of Dundurn Castle

Hamilton Victorian & Steampunk Society Picnic + Tour of Dundurn Castle

Sunday, May 2, 2010 1 PM - 4 PM Dundurn National Historic Site 610 York Blvd. Hamilton, Ontario 905-546-2872

http://old.hamilton.ca/CultureandRecreation/ArtsCultureAnd_Museums/HamiltonCivicMuseums/Events/Dundurn.asp?site=DUNDURN

www.hamiltonsteampunk.com

Free admission to the Castle all day. Free admission to the picnic. This will be part of the Doors Open Hamilton weekend.

Steampunk/Victorian costumes encouraged!

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and your own food + non-alcoholic beverages.

Weather permitting, we will hold a picnic on the grounds of Dundurn Castle, then have a guided tour. If the weather is inclement, then we will have a tour of Dundurn Castle only (no picnic). Please note that due to the popularity of the Doors Open program, there will be limited parking available that day at the Dundurn parking lot.

Please RSVP with us directly as soon as possible (TheTimeMachine@ymail.com), otherwise we will have to cancel the event if there are insufficient RSVPs.

http://www.hamiltonsteampunk.com

Posted by TheTimeMachine

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Doors Open Hamilton 2010

  • Date: Sunday, May 02, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Various
  • Contact: Tourism Hamilton
  • Email: tourism@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: (905) 546-2424x. 5771

As part of a province wide initiative from the Ontario Heritage Trust the 8th annual Doors Open Hamilton event takes place on May 1st and 2nd 2010 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The Doors Open program seeks to celebrate, educate and inform citizens and visitors of the importance of the architectural, cultural and historical sites in Hamilton by allowing visitors free access to properties that are either not usually open to the public, or would normally charge an entrance fee. Many locations organize guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

Be sure to check out the Google Maps site map created by Michael Cummings.

http://www.doorsopenhamilton.ca/

Posted by z jones

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Jane's Walks

  • Date: Sunday, May 02, 2010
  • Time: various

In conjunction with Doors Open Hamilton there will be Jane's Walks in Hamilton and around the world on the first and second of May.

http://janeswalk.net/cities/category/hamilton/

Posted by ilpo

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The Hamilton Revolution and Proud Hamilton campaign launch

  • Date: Monday, May 03, 2010
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Place Theatre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Email: jpchamilton@gmail.com

Jobs Prosperity Collaborative presents a free community event, The Hamilton Revolution: Transforming our City, with special speaker Alex Steffen, Executive Director of WorldChanging.

How do we grow? How do we choose to get around? How do we provide housing? How do we incorporate nature into our lives? These are questions Alex Steffon will address with a focus on how quality of life is improved in the process of creating environmentally sustainable cities.

Join us for the launch of the Hamilton Proud campaign. Featuring Hamilton's story told through art, music, drama, dance from Hamilton's youth.

Come and be a part of Hamilton's Proud Movement! Visit www.proudhamilton.ca for more information.

http://www.proudhamilton.ca

Posted by jwestera

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Making Media Public Conference - Call for Participation

  • Date: Thursday, May 06, 2010
  • Time: all day
  • Location: Toronto
  • Contact: Sonja Macdonald
  • Email: mmp2010@yorku.ca

Making Media Public: Global Crises and Local Opportunities

Conference Call for Papers and Presentations

Traditional ways of making media are in crisis and steadfast models are threatened with extinction: media giants teeter on the edge of bankruptcy, local television stations are being closed, thousands of media workers have been laid off, and community radio and television are poorly supported. At the same time, new media are increasingly embraced by publics that, linked through social networks, produce and distribute an increasing range of their own content. Old media meet new technology, traditional policies meet global political and economic challenges, and the future of journalism is under intense debate. In this volatile climate, the need to develop new media models and policies is urgent.

This conference, which is being held in Toronto at York and Ryerson Universities from 6-8 May 2010, will bring together a range of media publics, including local media producers, media and academic workers, students, policy makers, researchers, journalists, media activists and public organizations, to address the following questions: If the old models aren’t working, what are the possibilities for reorganizing media production in Canada? What opportunities and challenges does the current political economic climate pose for independent, autonomous and community media? How can mainstream media workers and their unions influence media development? What are essential public policy tenets, and what kinds of new policies can be forged?

The conference offers a unique opportunity to exchange experiences, ideas and strategies, to critique current models of media production, to problem-solve, and to envision new ways to democratically facilitate people’s participation in media decision-making. The goal is to help “make media public” — that is, to develop and build media models that address local concerns, that are sustainable, autonomous and independent, and involve a wide range of participation that reflect the daily political economic, social and cultural experiences of communities in Canada.

The conference is focused on four interrelated themes: history, labour, policy, and alternative/independent and community media. Submissions are invited on these themes and others that address the goal of “Making Media Public.” Participation may include:

  • Multimedia presentations - Panel suggestions - Formal papers and reports, both academic and non-academic - Informal presentations/displays of existing projects and initiatives

Deadline for submissions: 1 December 2009. Submissions should take the form of a proposal/outline of your contribution (500 words maximum), as well as contact information and organizational affiliation, if any. Please email submissions as an attachment to mmp2010@yorku.ca.

http://makingmediapublic.wordpress.com

Posted by Ryan

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Gumball 3000 - Celebrity Car Rally, stops in Niagara Falls

  • Date: Friday, May 07, 2010
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Location: Skylon Tower
  • Address: 5200 Robinson Street, Niagara Falls, ON (Google Maps)
  • Email: lcarr@skylon.com

Remember the movie Canonball Run?

This is Gumball 300. 250 celebrity participants in this year’s London to New York Gumball Rally is nothing short of spectacular. From Hollywood icons, David ‘The Hoff’ Hasselhoff and Michael Madsen (Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs), Darryl Hannah to music legends Xzibit, Eve, Bun B, Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs, Jade Jagger and her Jezebel entourage, supermodel Jodie Kidd, British actor Idris Elba (The Wire) to skateboard icon Tony Hawk – Gumball is coming to the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls on Friday May 7.

The race started in London, and raced to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, then the racers crossed the Atlantic to begin at Boston to Quebec, and Toronto (with a stop over in Niagara) to finish at NYC.

This is a chance to take photographs, autographs of some of your favourite celebrities while enjoying the surroundings of Niagara Falls.

May 7. Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls 10a.m.

http://www.gumball3000.com/

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SPECIAL MELROSE MOVIE NIGHT -- Food Inc. (NOTE TIME CHANGE!)

  • Date: Friday, May 07, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 P.M.
  • Location: Melrose United Church (Auditorium)
  • Address: 86 Homewood Avenue (at Locke) (Google Maps)
  • Email: movies@melroseunited.ca

Please join us for our special screening of Food Inc., together with our guests including Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann (authors of Earth to Table) of Earth to Table Bread Bar. Other guests to be announced....

We look forward to welcoming you for a fascinating evening of film and discussion.

Admission is by donation (suggested $5), with child-minding ($1). Enjoy complimentary fair-trade coffee with us!

Due to technical difficulties last month, we are re-screening Yes Men Fix the World at 6pm for free. Please join us for both films.

http://www.melroseunited.ca/events/movies.php

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West Hamilton Artists Tour - W.H.A.T.

  • Date: Sunday, May 09, 2010
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: 8 Studios in Kirkendall & Westdale area
  • Address: 8 Studios in Kirkendall & Westdale Areas (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Siobhan Lynch
  • Email: info@westhamiltonartiststour.com
  • Phone: (905) 529-4607

The 1st Annual West Hamilton Artists Tour - 8 studio locations hosting an exciting line-up of 14 local and regional artists working in various media including pastels, acrylic, copper, pottery, stained glass, fused glass, jewellery and hand bags.

There will be road signs in the Locke Street neighbour to help direct you to the studios. You can pick up copies of the brochure at businesses on Locke Street South including Picks & Sticks, Locke Street Bagel & the West Town.

http://www.westhamiltonartiststour.com

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Danko Jones wvsg/ MicLordz & Sauce Funky at The Boston Manor in Burlington

  • Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
  • Time: 8pm
  • Location: The Boston Manor
  • Address: 4460 Fairview St. Burlington, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Charlie
  • Email: cmack@miclordz.com
  • Phone: (905) 921-8631

Rock-based hip hop group MicLordz & Sauce Funky from Windsor, ON will be opening up for Danko Jones as part of the Y108 Spring Music Festival at The Boston Manor 4460 Fairview St. in Burlington the evening of Monday, May 10th, 2010. Tickets are $15 and the show starts at 8pm. Shows with this caliber of music and energy don't come around that often for only $15. Don't miss out on what is going to be an incredible night of Rock and Roll!!!

http://www.miclordz.com

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James North Art Crawl

  • Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: James North
  • Address: Various (Google Maps)

If you don't already know about the James North Art Crawl, it's time to crawl out from under that rock and check out the hottest monthly event in the city.

http://www.jamesstreetnorth.ca/blog/?page_id=32

Posted by Ryan

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Support Canada's First Bicycle Safe Passing Law

  • Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
  • Time: Before 10:00 AM
  • Location: Front Lawn, Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park Circle
  • Address: College St. and University Ave, Toronto ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Eleanor McMahon
  • Email: emcmahon@sharetheroad.ca

You are invited to attend a rally at Queen's Park in support of safe cycling legislation in Ontario.

On Tuesday, May 18 the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in partnership with cyclists and cycling advocates from the Toronto Cyclists' Union will join NDP Transit critic Cheri DiNovo as she introduces a private members bill requiring vehicle drivers to give 3' or one meter of clearance when passing cyclists.

So-called "3 foot laws" have been passed in 17 U.S. states as a means of educating motorists and making cycling safer in both urban and rural settings. The Bill represents an amendment to the Highway Traffic Act and would require motorists to provide at least 3' or one meter of space to cyclists when passing, and at least 5 feet space when traveling more than 50 km/hr.

The "Green Paper on Bicycling in Ontario" released by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in March 2010 and based on extensive research (including a poll of 1200 municipal leaders and Active Transportation experts in Ontario) recommends amending the Highway Traffic Act to include a three foot (one meter) passing law.

Further, the 1998 City of Toronto report by the Regional Coroner for Ontario which followed a number of cycling fatalities, recommended amending the HTA to "clarify how bicycles interact with other traffic on our roads...entrenching this principle in the HTA would clarify the situation and likely significantly reduce risk of injury and death."

Attend a gathering of cyclists on the front lawn of the Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park Circle (just north of College St. and University Avenue. Following this event will be a news conference at 10:00 a.m. in the Queen's Park Media Studio.

http://www.sharetheroad.ca

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GO Open House on Expanding Rail Service

  • Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Casablanca Winery Inn
  • Address: 4 Windward Dr., Grimsby ON (Google Maps)

GO Transit is hosting a second series of open houses on expanding rail service to Hamilton and the Niagara Region.

Earlier this year, it hosted its first series of public information sessions to present possible routes, station sites and gather information from members of the public on its plans.

Now it’s ready to show you how it proposes to operate GO train service between Aldershot GO Station and the Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station.

During this series of public information centres, GO will present its plans and provide you with an opportunity to comment and offer your suggestions and ideas on the proposal.

http://transit.toronto.on.ca/archives/weblog/2010/05/08-go_hosts_o.shtml

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Eco-Meditation Walk

  • Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Dundas Valley Conservation Area
  • Address: Governor's Road, Dundas (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Beatrice Ekwa Ekoko
  • Email: bekoko@faith-commongood.net

Blue Heron Zen Buddhist Centre and Greening Sacred Spaces/Environment Hamilton invite you to an Eco-Meditation Walk. Our guide will be Sister Tinh Quang of the Blue Heron Centre.

Meet at the front gates of the Dundas Valley Conservation Area at 7pm.

Parking is $6 per vehicle, entrance on foot is $3 per person.

Walk lasts about an hour.

This is event is open to all people.

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Community meeting on Dofasco pollution emission levels

MINISTRY MEETING

THURSDAY, MAY 20TH, 2010 (this thursday)

6pm-9pm

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION - EAST BRANCH 58

(1180 Barton Street East - Across from Center Mall)

This Communtiy meeting is where the Ministry of the Environment is set to unveil their plans to allow Dofasco to continue to emit cancer causing pollution into our air at levels higher that is permitted by law.

Our goals for the Meeting:

  • Ask the ministry direct questions as to why they will be granting this new standard to Dofasco given that the company failed to meet the standards within the current air quality reguation.

  • Show community support by presenting the postcards, letters, and drawings.

  • Show community concern by having residents share their stories and ask questions (Please note: everyone is welcome and encouraged to ask questions. That's one of the reasons that the Ministry is holding this meeting in the first place. If you have questions/concerns, we highly encourage you to speak up!)

  • Request to the Ministry in person that they take stronger measures to ensure that we have the cleanest and safest air possible. (The opportunity to make online comments to the Ministry will be explained at the meeting as well, and we will be sure to update everyone next week as to how this process works.)

http://www.environmenthamilton.org/view/page/goodneighbourcampaign

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Postcards Against the Excess of Cancer-Causing Emissions Deadline & Community meeting

Postcards Against the Excess of Cancer-Causing Emissions

ArcelorMittal-Dofasco, has recently acknowledged that they are unable to meet current standards set out in Regulation 419/05 (an air quality standard made by the Ministry of Environment to protect our community's health and environment) and proposed standards currently being considered for inclusion in the regulation. As such, they are currently applying for an "alternative standard", which will allow them to continue to emit certain pollutants at higher levels than the regulation permits. The alternative standard comes with a requirement for the company to implement an action plan to reduce their emissions. The action plan would see reductions in two key pollutants that we feel are not good enough. Cancer-causing benzo(a)pyrene, emitted from the company’s coke ovens, will only be reduced by 27% over five years and total suspended particulate matter will only be reduced by 4% under the action plan.

As a community, we feel we deserve the best air possible! Thus, the Hamilton Good Neighbour Campaign, which is an initiative of Environment Hamilton, has been asking individuals to sign postcards. These postcards provide a way for individuals, groups, and organizations across the city to send a strong message to Mr. Juergen Schachler, CEO of ArcelorMittal-Dofasco – the message that, when it comes to cancer-causing pollutants, a 27% reduction is not good enough!

To sign an online postcard, please visit: http://www.goodneighbourcampaign.ca/petition_hamilton The intent of these postcards is to present them to the company at a community meeting which is to be set-up by the Ministry of the Environment. Here, the Ministry will announce their decision as to whether or not to grant the alternative standard, and what it will entail if granted. The Ministry has given us word that the meeting will take place on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 (time and place TBD). Thus, save the date! We welcome and ask that everyone and anyone come to this meeting to show community support for stronger reductions!

To help relieve any intimidation or apprehension that may be had when attending a ministry meeting, the Good Neighbour Campaign will be holding 3 optional pre-meeting sessions. These sessions will provide a simplified and detailed explanation of the issue and answer any questions that may be had. They will aim to ensure that everyone is on the same page and that everyone feels ready and confident when attending the meeting. It will also be a time to work on any materials that are to be brought to the meeting.

Pre-Meeting Option 1: Thursday May 13th @ Labour Council (1130 Barton Street East, Second Floor) – 7:00pm

Pre-Meeting Option 2: Sunday May 16th @ Environment Hamilton Office (22 Wilson Street, Third Floor) – 2:00pm

Pre-Meeting Option 3: Monday May 17th @ Beach Rescue Unit (316 Beach Boulevard) – 7:30pm

MINISTRY’S COMMUNITY MEETING: THURSDAY MAY 20TH, 2010 (TIME/PLACE TBD) For more information concerning the meetings or the postcard campaign, please don’t hesitate to contact Katie Stiel at kstiel@environmenthamilton.org or 905-549-0900. Information can also be found at www.environmenthamilton.org

http://www.goodneighbourcampaign.ca/petition_hamilton

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Locke Street Artists Alley

  • Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Location: Locke Street South - Alley beside Ten Thousand Villages
  • Address: 162 Locke Street South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Siobhan Lynch
  • Email: siobhanl@primus.ca
  • Phone: (905) 529-4607

The Locke Street Artist Alley is running every Saturday for the whole summer – starting Saturday, May 22nd in 2010! It’s a great opportunity for artists to display and sell their work in this dynamic Locke Street South area.

Come on down and enjoy the atmosphere!

The first Artist Alley will be held on Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 in the alleyway between Olive’s Oddments (168 Locke Street South) and Ten Thousand Villages (162 Locke Street South). To draw people into the alley there will also be a music tent and other various activities.

If you're an artist interested in joining us one (or a few Saturdays) contact me via email.

Posted by Siobhan

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The Drake Equation First Performance

  • Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: Pearl Company Theatre
  • Address: 16 Steven Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: John Wilbur
  • Email: J_Wilbur@me.com
  • Phone: 647-723-2068

This is a unique opportunity for you to help produce a new play in Hamilton, at the Pearl Theatre, last weekend of May and first weekend of June.

This is a direct way that you can help the arts in Hamilton: http://waitingforthego.info/

http://waitingforthego.info/

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Mayfair

  • Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
  • Time: 11 am - 3 pm
  • Location: by the Aviary in Churchill Park, Westdale
  • Contact: Mary Louise Pigott

Come enjoy an old-fashioned children's spring fair under the cherry trees in beautiful Churchill Park. Featuring story-telling, puppet show, music, Sweet Petal Cafe with homemade sandwiches and goodies, games, crafts, and vendors including an organic farm and handmade toys and gifts.

This is our annual spring fundraiser for the Westdale Children's School, a Waldorf-inspired pre-school offering a Parent and Child program for children 12 months up to 4 years and a morning Kindergarten program for children 3 to 6 years.

The school is located in St. Cuthbert's Church in Westdale, and can be contacted at 905-529-4678 or info@westdale.org

http://westdale.org/

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Exclusive Indie Band Showcase

  • Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: The Legendary Red Rooster
  • Address: 484 Plains Road East (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Steve Denyer
  • Email: northentertainment@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-517-4653

Exclusive Indie Band Showcase

A collection of local artists perform for record labels, management groups, recording studios, A&R reps and talent buyers.

Killin' Time Band Cannon Trevor Howard The Robert Desmond Band

more TBA.....

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DUNDAS VALLEY ORCHESTRA Spring Concert

  • Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: St. Paul's United Church
  • Address: 29 Park Street West, DUNDAS (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ron Sealey
  • Email: www.dundasvalleyorchestra.ca
  • Phone: 905 627 3333

Symphony No. 5 - Schubert; Concerto for Recorder and Harpsichord - Woodcock; Intermission; Coronation March - Meyerbeer; Funeral March of a Marionette - Gounod; "March of the Toys" from Babes in Toyland - Herbert; March Past of the Kitchen Utensils - Vaughan-Williams; In the Steppes of Central Asia - Borodin; Wedding March - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; Caravan - Ellington, Tizol, Mills arr. by Ployhar

FREE ADMISSION with a donations option.

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The Wind Up Radio Sessions at This Ain't Hollywood

  • Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: This Ain't Hollywood
  • Address: 345 James St. North, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Montreal-by-way-of-Guelph's The Wind Up Radio Sessions recently released their album Red Brick House.

They'll be playing This Ain't Hollywood on May 30.

With influences ranging from Tom Waits to Wilco and Neil Young, standout tracks like "Me And My Doe", "Oh Well" and "Photocopies" expose the band's gutsy and honest approach, their lack of musical pretensions and a sincerely deft touch. Having already gigged at legendary Canadian venues The Wind Up Radio Sessions are poised to bring their folk-pop expertise across Canada.

For music and more info please visit their (Myspace page](http://www.myspace.com/thewindupradiosessions).

http://thisainthollywood.ca/cms/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=41&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=8

Posted by Ryan

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The Hamilton Victorian & Steampunk Society Meet & Greet

This will be our first official Meet & Greet, at the appropriately historic (circa 1852) & stunning Doors Pub, in Hess Village. Check out the awesome photos here:

http://historicalhamilton.com/durand/doors-pub/

Steampunk / Victorian costumes encouraged. No admission charge....but everyone is responsible for the purchase of their own food & beverage.

For those who would like to be involved with the upcoming Open Streets Hamilton event on June 6 and our Steamposium in October, the Meet & Greet will also include a planning meeting.

So come on out in your finery, feast, & have fun. Reservations will be under my name (Raychyl), and our Meet & Greet will take place on the 2nd floor of the Doors Pub.

PLEASE RSVP WITH US*, so we can notify the pub of how many people to expect.

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Ken Kostick visits Liaison College and Cossart Exchange

  • Date: Thursday, June 03, 2010
  • Time: 11 am
  • Location: Jackson Square Liaison College
  • Contact: Trey Shaughnessy
  • Email: trey.71@hotmail.com
  • Phone: 289.396.7627

Ken Kostick is to make a surprise visit at Hamilton's Liaison College, Thursday, June 3 at 11:00am.

Kostick, is one of Canada's top cooking personalities, and co-star of the currently airing television program, "He Said, She Said" with Mary Jo Euctace and formerly of "What's for Dinner", "Ken Kostick & Co.", and "Countertop to Table Cuisine".

Kostick has written 15 cookbooks including his latest, The $10 Gourmet.

He will be in Hamilton for a private screening of his film, "A Dogumentary" at The Cossart Exchange in Jackson Square. The film is a humorous account of the marriage of his two chihauhuas - Napolean and Josephine. The marriage took place at the Paws Centre at Toronto's Harbourfront and the 'dogumentary' has been entered into this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

kenkostick.biz

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Dance! Dance! (and Revolution)

An infonite/show and danceparty against the G8 and G20.

Wondering what all this fuss around the G20 is all about? Come learn about what the G20 is and why people protest their meetings, while listening to some badass music and dancing your buns off.

Performances by Lee Reed, Canadian Winter, Drop D and guests

This is a Pay What You Can event, suggested donation is $5-9. Attendees are asked to keep this a fun event for all by maintaining a Safer Space and challenging oppressive behaviour. All proceeds go toward the Hamilton Coalition Against the G8/G20 and the Toronto Community Mobilization Network (http://g20.torontomobilize.org/)

http://hamiltong20resistance.wordpress.com

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Hamilton's 3rd Annual Anarchist Bookfair

Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair June 5, 2010 10am-4pm

It is time again to join us for our third annual Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair. Vendors from across Ontario and beyond will be present again providing a variety of books magazines, music and other literature. We will hold several workshops this year with the main theme being the G8/G20 summit and links to local struggles. Details on all the workshops through out the day will be available soon.

Again this year free childcare and free food will be provided. The space is accessible with all events on the main floor and accessible and gender neutral bathroom will be available. We do try to make this event as accessible as possible for everybody so if you have any specific needs, please contact us at hamiltonanarchistbookfair(at)gmail.com.

Come learn about anarchist ideas for the first time or deepen your knowledge. Meet local organizers and connect with local struggles. Stick around for the after party!

Organized by Common Cause www.linchpin.ca commoncauseontario@gmail.com

Westdale Highschool 700 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario

http://www.linchpin.ca

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Andrea Horwath Dinner

  • Date: Saturday, June 05, 2010
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Steelworkers' Hall
  • Address: 1031 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Herb Shields
  • Email: herb.shields@gmail.com

(Hamilton-ON) – Ontario’s NDP leader, Andrea Horwath, will be one of many current and former NDP MPs and MPPs attending a dinner at the Steelworker’s Hall on June 5th. Several riding executives from the Hamilton-Niagara region are working together to host the event.

Doors open at 5pm and a buffet dinner is being served at 6. Guests will be treated to door prizes, silent auction, live auction and opportunities to have photos with Ms. Horwath. Tickets are 30 dollars and can be bought through local NDP riding associations (Hamilton Mountain; Hamilton Centre; Hamilton East-Stoney Creek; Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale; St. Catharines; Niagara Falls; Welland and; Niagara West-Glanbrook)

“This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow NDP supporters from right across this great region,” said Herb Shields, President of the ADFW provincial NDP riding association. “It has been heart-warming to see so many activists coming together from Niagara Falls to Flamborough to host this event.”

The Leader’s Dinner comes on the heels of some key regional economic and political changes the NDP are capitalizing on. The NDP have made significant gains by having six current MPs and MPPs coming from the Hamilton-Niagara region. The NDP have caught people’s attention in the region with their ideas on sustainable manufacturing and their opposition to the very unpopular HST tax grab. The NDP, by showing a united front across the region, are laying the groundwork to expand their seat count in upcoming provincial and federal elections.

For more information, please contact Herb Shields, President of the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale Provincial NDP or e-mail herb.shields@gmail.com or visit http://www.ndpadfw.ca

http://www.ndpadfw.ca

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Locke Street Artists Alley

  • Date: Saturday, June 05, 2010
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Location: Alley between 168 Locke Street South & 162 Locke Street South
  • Address: 168 Locke Street South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Siobhan Lynch
  • Email: SIOBHANL@PRIMUS.CA
  • Phone: (905) 529-4607

The Locke Street Artist Alley is running every Saturday for the whole summer. It’s a great opportunity to meet artists and see their wonderful works of art in this dynamic Locke Street South area.

Come on down and enjoy the atmosphere!

The Artist Alley will be held on Saturdays in the alleyway between Olive’s Oddments (168 Locke Street South) and Ten Thousand Villages (162 Locke Street South).

Local musicians are also being featured in a music tent at the end of the alley brought to you via Picks & Sticks on Locke.

If you're an artist interested in joining us one (or a few Saturdays) contact me via email.

Posted by Siobhan

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Open Streets Hamilton

  • Date: Sunday, June 06, 2010
  • Time: 10 am - 3 pm
  • Location: James Street north
  • Contact: Kathryn Wrong
  • Email: openstreetsvolunteers@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-549-0900

A DAY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! MUSIC PUPPETS GAMES

OPEN STREETS Hamilton WALK, RIDE OR ROLL DOWN JAMES STREET NORTH Sunday, June 6th, 2010 from 10 am – 3 pm rain or shine www.openstreetshamilton.ca

http://www.openstreetshamilton.ca

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White Elephant Grand Re-Openign Hootenanny

  • Date: Friday, June 11, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00pm
  • Location: White Elephant
  • Address: 133 James St North, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jane or Hollie
  • Email: whiteelephantvintage@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-667-0325

White Elephant celebrates it's grand re-opening at 133 James St North!

Come see the new space and celebrate with us!

http://www.whiteelephantvintage.com

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Artopia 2010: Masquerade, a Fundraiser for Hamilton Artists Inc.

  • Date: Friday, June 11, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Location: Academica Hall (upstairs)
  • Address: 242 James St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Artists Inc.
  • Email: board.hamiltonartistsinc@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-529-3355

Live music, raffles, prizes, silent auction, bar, masks of all shapes and sizes, colours and designs.

Tickets $10

Drop by the Inc to get your mask today.

Call for Submissions

Hamilton Artists Inc. is looking for artists to decorate Masks for our upcoming Artopia 2010 Masquerade fundraising event.

Artists can choose their own masks to decorate, any medium, any size. Alternatively, masks are available for free through Hamilton Artists Inc. and can be picked up during gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 12 to 5 and Saturday 12 to 4.

Masks will be auctioned off with the Artist receiving a charitable tax receipt for the value of the work assigned by the Artist.

Artists will also receive a free ticket to attend the event.

Completed masks are due by Friday June 4th at 5 p.m. and should be dropped off at the gallery.

http://www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca

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HARBOUR CRUISE in support of Breakfast & Snack programs

  • Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
  • Time: 6 pm - 9.30+
  • Location: Harbour Queen Cruises, Parks Canada Discovery Centre (& Williams Pub)
  • Address: 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Wally Vaters; Jean-Anne Bauman
  • Email: wvaters@cogeco.ca; jbauman@sprc.hamilton.on.ca
  • Phone: (905) 531-1498; (905) 522-1148, x 326

Join us for the 2nd Annual Harbour Cruise in support of Hamilton Partners in Nutrition, which helps fund over 100 breakfast and snack programs across Hamilton. Cruise aboard the Harbour Queen and enjoy food & beverages from local vendors; a silent auction; draws & door prizes.

Early Cocktails 5 pm; Welcome & Registration 6 pm; Cruise & Reception 7 pm; Silent Auction & Closing 9 pm +

$60 / person; Ask about saving $10 & getting your ticket for just $50 each

To order tickets, donate, or for more info, contact Wally or Jean-Anne (info above).

* Each year, Hamilton Partners in Nutrition (HPIN) nourishes minds & bodies of thousands of children in Hamilton, by helping to run breakfast & snack programs across the city. As of June 2009, 19 864 kids / day had access to food through Hamilton Partners in Nutrition Programs thru the over 100 programs that HPIN supports *

http://partnersinnutrition.ca/index.php?page=events

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2nd Annual Harbour Cruise for Hamilton Partners in Nutrition

  • Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Location: William Coffee Pub/ Hamilton Harbour Queen
  • Address: 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Wally Vaters
  • Email: wvaters@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: 905 531 1498

CAFP presents The 2nd Annual Hamilton Harbour Cruise in support of HPIN

Date: Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 Location: Williams Coffee Pub and Hamilton Harbour Queen 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON Timeline:
Early cocktails 5:00pm • Registration & Welcome 6:00pm • Cruise & Reception 7:00pm • Auction & Closing 9:00pm

Tickets $60 per person, with partial tax receipt available

Call 905 531 1498 or write to wvaters@cogeco.ca or on-line at www.partnersinnutrition.ca

Additional info attached.

Media Contact:
Wally Vaters, CAFP Hamilton Niagara Branch President 905 531 1498
wvaters@cogeco.ca

The Hamilton Niagara branch of The Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals will host the 2nd Annual Hamilton Harbour Cruise in support of Hamilton Partners in Nutrition (HPIN). www.cafp.com

HPIN is an agency of Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton. HPIN provides nutritional breakfast and break programs to youth in Hamilton and area schools. www.partnersinnutrition.ca www.sprc.hamilton.on.ca From HPIN website: Hamilton Partners in Nutrition (PIN) is a partnerships of community agencies and community members that supports and facilitates local student nutrition programs for children and youth in Hamilton. Our Vision: All children and youth in Hamilton have access to adequate nutrition now and in the future in order to support healthy growth and development, learning and lifelong healthy eating habits.

Municipal and Provincial dignitaries and political figures have been invited to attend. Approximately 120-150 attendees.

The Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals is a national organization committed to ongoing professional development of individuals in the industry. CAFP offers excellent educational programs to assist professionals to become familiar with current standards and trends. CAFP has 12 branches throughout Canada.

WALLY VATERS CFM TCM President - CAFP HAMILTON-NIAGARA
T: 905 531 1498 E: wvaters@cogeco.ca www.cafp.com

http://www.partnersinnutrition.com

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Harbour Cruise

  • Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
  • Time: 6:00pm -9:30pm +

June 15, 2010, at Harbour Queen Cruises, Parks Canada Discovery Centre (& Williams Pub), 47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton

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Poverty Reduction at the Crossroads: Where do We Go from Here? A talk with John Stapleton

  • Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bill Johnston
  • Email: johnston.kaye@sympatico.ca

So much talk about poverty: new cuts, old cuts, clawbacks, new taxes on the poor, yet more evidence of the links between poverty and ill health.

But who has answers?

One person who knows a lot about how policy must change to help the poor is John Stapleton.

He worked for the Ontario government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and its predecessors for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations and he remains a powerful voice for constructive change.

His latest writings have been published in The Mark and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Daily Bread Food Bank.

Sponsored by: Maggie Hughes, Social Justice Committee of First Unitarian, Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits.

http://www.openpolicyontario.com/

Posted by Ryan

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AllSorts Gallery Grand Opening Weekend

  • Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010
  • Time: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Location: AllSorts Gallery - Ottawa Street BIA
  • Address: 244 Ottawa Street North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tony Cabral
  • Email: tcabral@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: (905) 393-7381

AllSorts Gallery is having its Grand Opening Event from Thursday June 17th to Sunday June 20th!!

Come and visit us as we take our first steps on what is sure to be an amazing journey, bringing you the best artwork in the region.

Everyone who comes to celebrate with us will have the chance to enter our raffle for a wonderful prize!

Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday Noon-5pm

http://www.allsortsgallery.com

Posted by Siobhan

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HAMILTON RALLY AGAINST CUTS TO SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • Date: Thursday, June 17, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: Gore Park
  • Address: King St. & Hughson (Google Maps)
  • Contact: The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
  • Email: ocap@tao.ca
  • Phone: (416) 925-6939

STOP THE SPECIAL DIET CUT!

RAISE WELFARE / DISABILITY RATES NOW!

HAMILTON RALLY AGAINST CUTS TO SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

Thursday, June 17th

1pm Gore Park, Hamilton

On June 17th, we will rally in Hamilton against the Liberal Government's decision as part of their 2010 budget to CUT the Special Diet Allowance. The Special Diet Allowance is money that people on Welfare (OW) and Disability (ODSP) rely on in order to access healthy food and pay the rent. For hundreds of thousands in Ontario, the Special Diet is the only means left to try to survive on shamefully inadequate OW and ODSP rates.

In March, the Ontario Liberal Government, including local Hamilton-Mountain Liberal MPP Sophia Aggelonitis, put forth the most anti-poor budget since Harris in 1995. In cutting the Special Diet Allowance, the Liberals are only the third Government in Ontario's history to cut Social Assistance. It is a 200 million dollar cut to Social Assistance! This is a brutal move that will make hundreds of thousands of people hungry, sick, at risk of being evicted, or homeless.

In Hamilton this cut to Social Assistance will be devastating. Hamilton is a community that has faced huge job losses in this economic crisis and attacks on the Public Sector. Statistics estimate that 22% of Hamilton residents live below the Poverty Line, with official unemployment being well over 8%.

We are demanding that the Ontario Government reinstate the Special Diet immediately, and that they finally reverse the 1995 Harris cut by raising OW and ODSP rates at which people can live with health and dignity.

http://www.ocap.ca

Posted by TheTimeMachine

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AllSorts Gallery Grand Opening Weekend

  • Date: Friday, June 18, 2010
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: AllSorts Gallery - Ottawa Street BIA
  • Address: 244 Ottawa Street North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tony Cabral
  • Email: tcabral@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: (905) 393-7381

AllSorts Gallery is having its Grand Opening Event from Thursday June 17th to Sunday June 20th!!

Come and visit us as we take our first steps on what is sure to be an amazing journey, bringing you the best artwork in the region.

Everyone who comes to celebrate with us will have the chance to enter our raffle for a wonderful prize!

http://www.allsortsgallery.com

Posted by Siobhan

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Talking Tolls: What's leadership got to do with it? Transport Futures Summit 2010

  • Date: Friday, June 18, 2010
  • Time: All Day
  • Location: Metropolitan Hotel
  • Address: 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto ON M5G 1R3 (Google Maps)

Congestion charging. Priced networks. High Occupancy Toll Lanes. These road pricing systems are being implemented around the world in order to reduce congestion, fight climate change and generate revenues for sustainable transportation infrastructure.

But why would politicians anywhere support road pricing in the face of widespread opposition? How do they communicate road pricing benefits and costs to the public? What can we learn from their experiences?

Don't miss this unique opportunity to talk tolls with:

  • Bruce Starr, Senator & Chair, Road User Fee Task Force, Oregon State Legislature, Oregon

  • Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member, New York City Council, New York

  • Peter Fassbender, Mayor, City of Langley & Chair, TransLink Mayors' Council on Regional Transportation, BC

  • Emil Kolb, Chair, Peel Region, Ontario

  • Gilles Bisson, MPP & Transportation Critic, Ontario New Democratic Party

  • Frank Klees, MPP & Transportation Critic, Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

  • Peter Milczyn, Councillor, City of Toronto, Ontario

Seating is limited. Register today to take advantage of our Early Bird Rates.

http://www.transportfutures.ca

Posted by z jones

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AllSorts Gallery Grand Opening Weekend

  • Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Location: AllSorts Gallery - Ottawa Street BIA
  • Address: 244 Ottawa Street North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tony Cabral
  • Email: tcabral@cogeco.ca`
  • Phone: (905) 393-7381

AllSorts Gallery is having its Grand Opening Event from Thursday June 17th to Sunday June 20th!!

Come and visit us as we take our first steps on what is sure to be an amazing journey, bringing you the best artwork in the region.

Everyone who comes to celebrate with us will have the chance to enter our raffle for a wonderful prize!

http://www.allsortsgallery.com

Posted by Siobhan

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Locke Street Artists Alley

  • Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Location: Alley between 168 Locke Street South & 162 Locke Street South
  • Address: 168 Locke Street South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Siobhan Lynch
  • Email: SIOBHANL@PRIMUS.CA
  • Phone: (905) 529-4607

The Locke Street Artist Alley is running every Saturday for the whole summer. It’s a great opportunity to meet artists and see their wonderful works of art in this dynamic Locke Street South area.

Come on down and enjoy the atmosphere!

The Artist Alley will be held on Saturdays in the alleyway between Olive’s Oddments (168 Locke Street South) and Ten Thousand Villages (162 Locke Street South).

Local musicians are also being featured in a music tent at the end of the alley brought to you via Picks & Sticks on Locke.

If you're an artist interested in joining us one (or a few Saturdays) contact me via email.

Posted by Siobhan

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AllSorts Gallery Grand Opening Weekend

  • Date: Sunday, June 20, 2010
  • Time: Noon to 5 pm
  • Location: AllSorts Gallery - Ottawa Street BIA
  • Address: 244 Ottawa Street North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Tony Cabral
  • Email: tcabral@cogeco.ca
  • Phone: (905) 393-7381

AllSorts Gallery is having its Grand Opening Event from Thursday June 17th to Sunday June 20th!!

Come and visit us as we take our first steps on what is sure to be an amazing journey, bringing you the best artwork in the region.

Everyone who comes to celebrate with us will have the chance to enter our raffle for a wonderful prize!

http://www.allsortsgallery.com

Posted by Siobhan

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HAMMER THE VOTE

A mix of discussion and entertainment.

Come join the Hamilton Civic League as we host local musicians, promoters and members of the arts community in a roundtable discussion. Topics will relate to why civic engagement is so important within a city that is growing as an arts & entertainment hub.

Free.

PANELISTS/PERFORMERS: GINGER ST. JAMES (GINGER ST.JAMES AND THE GRINDERS) STEVE SINNICKS (S. G. SINNICKS) LEE REED (HIP HOP ARTIST) LOREN LIEBERMAN (CREATIVE ARTS INC./WESTSIDE CONCERT THEATRE) PETER GRAEFE (McMASTER UNIVERSITY) JEREMY FRIEBURGER (IMPERIAL COTTON CENTRE FOR THE ARTS) JAMES TENNANT (CFMU 93.3 FM) BUCKSHOT BEBEE (BLACKBIRD STUDIOS)

http://www.HamiltonCivicLeague.org

Posted by hamiltoncivicleague

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Free Seminar: The Right Way to Buy a Vehicle

  • Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Newcomer Family Centre SISO
  • Address: 2511 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8E 2X1 (Google Maps)

Free Seminar: The Right Way to Buy a Vehicle Presented by OMVIC (the regulator of Ontario's motor vehicle sales industry)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHAT: Learn the right way to buy a vehicle and avoid scams

WHY:
• Curbsiders are dangerous – why you should buy from Ontario-registered dealers • There is a right way to buy from private sellers • Know your rights and learn about consumer protection measures • How to take action if you have a problem

WHO: For anyone thinking about buying a vehicle

WHERE:
Newcomer Family Centre SISO 2511 Barton Street East, Boardroom 1 Hamilton, ON, L8E 2X1

ADMISSION: No charge

For more information, visit www.buywithconfidence.ca

http://www.buywithconfidence.ca

Posted by rdhaliwal

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Highland Gardens Park (Rez) Public Information Centre

  • Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: St. Joseph's Church
  • Address: Locke St. S. and Herkimer St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Staff will be providing an update on both the Pumping Station and Reservoir construction, including a revised design of the pumping station building.

https://sites.google.com/a/genivar.com/hillcrest/

Posted by zookeeper

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Hamilton's G20 Primer

  • Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
  • Time: 7-11pm +
  • Location: Rooftop of Jackson Square
  • Address: 2 King St. Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: nicole
  • Email: g20primer@gmail.com

Thursday, June 24th 2010 on the Rooftop of Jackson Square 2 King Street W. Hamilton, Ontario 7-11pm FREE All Ages

Sponsored by Hamilton's Public School Teachers, H.W.E.T.L. and O.S.S.T.F. District 21, the Hamilton G20 Primer.

"an evening of social significance, music and food collection', the Primer will have a little bit of something for everyone- all in a summers eve @ one of Hamilton's greatest outdoor venues.

David Rovics will be headlining the evening, with local talent Steve Sinnicks and trio La Bella Union kicking off the night. The event is FREE, for all ages to attend but we will be hosting a food drive, so donations of non perishable food items are accepted and encouraged!

The rain venue is located inside Jackson: Phase IV 2nd Floor

Light Refreshments will be catered through The Bread and Roses Cafe, and afterwards head on down to the Sky Dragon Centre (27 King St. West, Hamilton) for the after party.

** A note on our food drive: Food Banks in Hamilton are desperately understocked, so please bring it if ya got it!

http://www.davidrovics.com

http://www.myspace.com/labellaunion

http://www.myspace.com/stevesinnicks

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=120795627962826&ref=mf

http://www.indyhamilton.com/events

Posted by nykadoodle

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Beasley BBQ in the Park

Beasley BBQ - Saturday June 26 - 2:00 PM in Beasley Park

Featuring a performance by the Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra Sports, crafts, games, face painting, break dancing, bingo, music, food, friends and more!!

As always, we're looking for volunteers too!

Hosted by your Beasley Neighbourhood Association

Contact beasleybadger@hotmail.com

Posted by shabooga

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Locke Street Artists Alley

  • Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
  • Time: 9 am to 3 pm
  • Location: Alley between 168 Locke Street South & 162 Locke Street South
  • Address: 168 Locke Street South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Siobhan Lynch
  • Email: SIOBHANL@PRIMUS.CA
  • Phone: (905) 529-4607

The Locke Street Artist Alley is running every Saturday for the whole summer. It’s a great opportunity to meet artists and see their wonderful works of art in this dynamic Locke Street South area.

Come on down and enjoy the atmosphere!

The Artist Alley will be held on Saturdays in the alleyway between Olive’s Oddments (168 Locke Street South) and Ten Thousand Villages (162 Locke Street South).

Local musicians are also being featured in a music tent at the end of the alley brought to you via Picks & Sticks on Locke.

If you're an artist interested in joining us one (or a few Saturdays) contact me via email.

Posted by Siobhan

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Garden Party with Elizabeth May

  • Date: Monday, July 05, 2010
  • Time: 7-10pm
  • Location: Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
  • Address: 51 Stuart Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Peter Ormond
  • Phone: 905-526-6458

Hamilton's Green Garden Party with Elizabeth May

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON Monday July 5th, 2010: 7 - 10 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Address by Elizabeth May at 7:30 pm -Dutch Auction fundraiser to follow -Silent Auction -Catering by Raw Food Chef Barbara Maccaroni of B Love (blove.ca)

Dress for the occasion! Hats and garden attire encouraged!

Tickets $35 per person. To purchase tickets online, please visit greenpartyhamilton.ca Otherwise, contact Peter Ormond, tel: 905-526-6458 for further information

Posted by HamiltonGreens

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Hamilton Art Crawl

July Art Crawl

I will be in the boardroom this month for art crawl. Showcasing my work as well as providing hand painted henna tattoos !! Come and join us for a great night !!

http://www.traceymaesartwork.webs.com

Posted by traceymae

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Press Conference Supporting West Harbour

  • Date: Friday, July 16, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location: West Harbour Stadium Location
  • Address: Stuart St. and Caroline St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Martinus Geleynse

Several young entrepreneurs and business leaders of Hamilton will be making statements in favour of the West Harbour Stadium location, and promoting the message of Our City, Our Future!

We're investing in Hamilton's downtown - It's time for City Hall to do the same. Let's send the message that a West Harbour Stadium is a sound investment, a smart business decision, and that Hamilton is turning the corner!

hhttp://ourcityourfuture.ca/posts/7-press-conference-supporting-west-harbour

Posted by Ryan

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Hamilton Civic League Meeting

  • Date: Monday, July 19, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Volunteer Hamilton
  • Address: 267 King St. E. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Please join us if you want to get involved in our survey. Some background info:

Hamilton Civic League Values & Priorities Survey

July marks the beginning of an important phase of the Civic League's work with the start of the city-wide Values & Priorities survey. Civic League volunteers will go door-to-door in all 15 city wards to collect a representative sample of community expectations and citizen perspectives on local government.

The data, which will be made publicly available, will be used to develop an information resource for both residents and municipal election candidates to facilitate discussion and deliberation of important city issues in this election season.

If you'd like to volunteer to help administer the survey in your ward or neighborhood, please visit the Civic League website to sign up.

http://hamiltoncivicleague.com/registration/survey-index.html

Posted by z jones

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t'WestofTO Presents the First Annual Proud Hamilton Hunt Fundraiser

  • Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
  • Time: Noon to 4 p.m. (Registration starts at 11a.m.)
  • Location: TBA
  • Contact: Janine
  • Email: proudhamilton@gmail.com

t’WestofTO is happy to announce the First Annual Proud Hamilton Hunt fundraiser! The fundraiser is in the form of an urban adventure that challenges the knowledge Hamiltonians have for their city. It consists of teams of two who solve clues about Hamilton, photograph themselves at the clue locations, and reach the finish line for a chance to win prizes provided by Hamilton businesses. It’s similar to the Amazing Race but without the challenges at each location. The first place team will receive two iPads that were generously donated by members of the Hamilton business community. Event details:

* Saturday, July 24, 2010
* Registration starts at 11:00am, the Hunt starts at noon, and prizes will be presented at 4 p.m.
* Start location TBA
* Tickets available at http://bit.ly/1stPHH

All proceeds will be donated to the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Art Without Barriers Summer Camp. The camp program invites principals and/or teachers from high-needs neighbourhood schools to identify children who would most benefit from attending this special camp; the camp includes breakfast, lunch and snacks, a week of art-making with artist-educators, and a kit of art-making supplies to use at home. What can you do?

* Register for the event
* Tell your friends, family, neighbours, and coworkers, perhaps also make a blog post or tweet
* Donate to the AGH (on the registration page)
* Donate prizes or giveaways for the event (contact us)

Hope to see you at the Hunt!

http://twestofto.com/phh/

Posted by jwestera

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Future Fund Board of Governors Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
  • Time: 2:30 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers, City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Andy Grozelle (City Clerk)
  • Email: Andy.Grozelle@hamilton.ca

The Future Fund Board of Governors will be meeting to consider the newly proposed East Mountain location for the Pan Am Games. Individuals and group representatives may send an email to Andy Grozelle, the City Clerk, to request permission to make a presentation to the Board.

Posted by Ryan

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Mattresses or beds needed

Hi all

It has been brought to my attention that a lot of people are sleeping on the floor and are in need of a mattress or bed.

If you have or know anyone that has a clean used or new mattress that they are getting ride of please call me at 905 525 8584. Thanks, Bob.

Posted by robert_carley

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WEST HARBOUR GARBAGE CRAWL

  • Date: Saturday, August 07, 2010
  • Time: 10 AM
  • Location: Former Rheem Factory at Caroline and Stuart
  • Contact: Matt Jelly
  • Email: info@mattjelly.com

We're caught up in quite a furious civic debate right now over the location of a Stadium. Regardless of what decision is made, we have a duty to start the long process of cleaning up the West Harbour. The Ministry of The Environment and the City can focus on the toxic sites- but as citizens, we can do our part to get rid of some of the litter and illegal dumping in the neighbourhood.

Please be safe- bring gloves, bags and a pair of durable shoes. Any children that come along should be under supervision by an adult.

The trash we collect will be deposited in a location close by for pickup by the City.

We'll also be making a collection of non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.

This Saturday, let's show the Ti-Cats what Hamiltonians are all about.

http://www.mattjelly.com

Posted by MattJelly

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Rally for the West Harbour Stadium

  • Date: Saturday, August 07, 2010
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Location: Hess Village

Join us as we fight to bring the proposed Pan-Am Stadium to the West Harbour of DOWNTOWN Hamilton.

Rally begins at 3:30 on Tiger Cats Gameday, Saturday August 7th.

Special Guest Speakers including:

  • Mayor Fred Eisenberger

  • Councillor Bob Bratina

This is the best chance our generation is going to have to see the long neglected Waterfront, a hidden jewel of our city, finally be developed, and turned into a beautiful destination we can ALL enjoy !

The impact on the Waterfront, and the downtown, will be positive from both and economic, and quality of life perspective. The Waterfront site has the chance to be turned into one of the nicest civic waterfronts in North America, but it needs a Massive development plan, spurned on by a catalyst like the stadium project.

Currently a toxic mess left over from delapitated former industry has the waterfont area in a sad, even dangerous state. The waterfront will sit in this state for at least another generation without the MILLIONS of dollars needed to clean it up. Those millions should come from a PUBLICLY funded project like this.

Picture going to a Cats game, or perhaps an MLS game or even a festival at a stadium where you can enjoy the waterfront atmosphere before during and after the event! Let's draw people down to our waterfront, and our downtown.

If we drop the ball here, and don't seize this great opportunity, generations of Hamiltonians will lose out. A healthy downtown, with an exciting waterfront accessible for everyone, is a recipe for Civic prosperity. Ask the people of Pittsburgh (a former steeltown like Hamilton) how proud they are of their waterfront (and waterfront Stadium).

STAND UP HAMILTON... FIGHT FOR THE WEST HARBOUR LOCATION!!

SEE YOU AUGUST 7th in HESS VILLAGE!!!!!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=135854409783443&ref=ts

Posted by UrbanRenaissance

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Stadium Decision: Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Location: City Council Chambers
  • Address: City Hall (Google Maps)

Register to speak at the August 10, 9:30 am Committee of the Whole meeting by submitting an application using this form:

http://hamilton.ca/YourElectedOfficials/Request+to+Speak+to+a+Committee+of+Council.htm

Before before noon on Monday, August 9.

Don't want to speak? Just be there. You don't want to miss this critical moment.

http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/AgendaMinutes/CommitteeWhole/2010/August10CommitteeoftheWholeAgenda.htm

Posted by adrian

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HAMILTON STRIP by PAUL ELIA solo show in Toronto

  • Date: Friday, August 13, 2010
  • Time: 7pm - 11pm
  • Location: Culturshoc Gallery
  • Address: 1205 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON. (Google Maps)
  • Email: paulsquared@wrecovery.com
  • Phone: 416-588-7462

New, never before seen pieces will be on display at Culturshoc from August 13-31, 2010.

Opening Reception: Friday, August 13th, 2010 from 7-11pm Culturshoc 1205 Queen Street West Toronto ON 416-588-SHOC(7462)

The Hamilton Strip series is evolving to include more cities in the Ontario rustbelt that face similar challenges as they cope with contemporary industrial / manufacturing realities.

See www.wrecovery.com for more details.

http://www.wrecovery.com

Posted by shabooga

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Rolly Rocket's Patio Grand Opening & "City Kidz" Fundraiser

  • Date: Sunday, August 15, 2010
  • Time: 1-9pm
  • Location: Rolly Rocket's BBQ
  • Address: 470 King St West (Corner of King & Locke (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Roland
  • Email: roland@rollyrocketsbbq.com
  • Phone: 905 393-3555

Please join us for Great Food, Great Music and a Great Cause.

From 1-9 PM we will be giving out FREE Pulled Pork Rockets,FREE Face Painting. We have an impressive line up of Local Musicians who have donated their time and talents in hopes that you can find it in your hearts to donate whatever you can to CITY KIDZ, an amazing organization providing outlets and brighter outlooks to Hamilton's most vulnerable children.

We look forward to seeing you on... Sunday and please spread the word and show why it's the people that make Hamilton a great place to live!

Thank You

Roland, Teela & Staff

http://www.rollyrocketsbbq.com

Posted by roland

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Save the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Rally @ City Hall

  • Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
  • Time: 7pm-8pm
  • Address: 71 Main St W (Google Maps)

Come out and join us in a show of support for a sustainable and economically viable stadium that will allow the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to stay in Hamilton. Guest speakers will present a compelling case for the City of Hamilton to start listening to the citizenry of the city instead of setting up yet another white elephant in downtown Hamilton that will suck away tax dollars for decades to come.

This event will send a message to Cit...y Council that the citizens of Hamilton are displeased with the lack of transparency and vision that council has shown over the past year with regards to the Pan AM stadium issue and that we need a better vision now!

Posted by abby98

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Summer Nights in the North End

  • Date: Friday, August 20, 2010
  • Time: 5:30 to 11:00 ish
  • Location: Welcome Inn
  • Address: 40 Wood St E, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Phone: 905-525-5824

Come and bring a picnic supper and a lawn chair to the lawn next to Welcome Inn, and enjoy some great North End musical talent. Event goes rain or shine (if it rains, we'll duck indoors), and please remember to bring a non-perishable food item for Welcome Inn's food pantry. Come and enjoy some great sun (fingers crossed!), great music, and really great neighbors. Please go to www.welcomeinn.ca and click on Upcoming Events for details.

http://www.welcomeinn.ca

Posted by jasonaallen

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Code Red For Neighbourhood Data

  • Date: Wednesday, September 08, 2010
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Auditorium
  • Address: 100 Main Street West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sara Mayo
  • Email: smayo@sprc.hamilton.on.ca
  • Phone: 905-522-1148x. 310

Come and participate in a conversation to better understand the census and its importance in planning for services in Hamilton and help develop a community response to the cancellation of the 2011 long form census.

SPEAKERS: Chris Charlton, M.P. Hamilton Mountain David Christopherson, M.P. Hamilton Centre Tom Cooper, Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction Howard Elliott, The Hamilton Spectator Sara Mayo, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton Kathy Short, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Louisa Wong & Carmen Bian, City of Hamilton

Posted by sprchamilton

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Save Ivor Wynne Stadium Rally

  • Date: Thursday, September 09, 2010
  • Time: 5:30 to dusk
  • Location: Scott Park Field (Accross from Ivor Wynne Stadium)
  • Address: 1055 KING ST E, Hamilton, On (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Larry Pattison
  • Email: larry@abeautifulnightforfootball.com
  • Phone: 289-208-2473

Itinerary: Chat a little bit at Scott Park field, wander about the surrounding stadiunm grounds afterwards, and then walk the broader neighborhood for as long as everyone wants to explore.

Speeches will begin at 6pm.

Bring your walking shoes, reading glasses, and an open mind. I’ll have some documents to pass around and read as we wonder the east end streets.

My goal is to have everyone back to the stadium for sunet (7:40ish), as I would like to share the quiet night view of Ivor Wynne.

See blog post for more details.

http://saveivorwynnestadium.com/blog/?p=129

Posted by lawrence

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The In Between: Moving Pictures & Culture - Grande Opening Party!

  • Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
  • Time: 7pm - ?
  • Location: Skydragon/The In Between
  • Address: 27 King William Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: M Van Allen
  • Email: thee_inbetween@yahoo.com

Music Films and dancing animals? Stop by and support Hamilton's New Movie and Memorabilia shop. Part of the art crawl (but would it be wrong to say that this IS the place you want to be on the 10th) Be there or in between!

Posted by mattyva

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HAMILTON STRIP by PAUL ELIA Solo Show - This time in the HAMMER!

New, never before seen pieces will be on display at Socald Studio Gallery from September 10-24, 2010.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th, 2010 from 7-11pm Socald Studio Gallery 244 James Street North Toronto ON

The Hamilton Strip series is evolving to include more cities in the Ontario rustbelt that face similar challenges as they cope with contemporary industrial / manufacturing realities. Including Hamilton, Toronto, Brantford and Windsor

See www.wrecovery.com for more details.

http://www.wrecovery.com

http://www.wrecovery.com

Posted by shabooga

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Solar Cells & the Flat-Screen TV

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: McMaster Medical Centre (hospital bldg); Ewart Angus wing, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Free public talk. Dr. Adrian Kitai, explores possible new directions for large, flat-screen tv technology and luminescent displays, using solar power. Q&A to follow.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Crystal Palace 150th Anniversary Celebration

Happy 150th Birthday Crystal Palace!

Calling all Hamilton history buffs...and anyone who likes a good party!

Sunday September 19, 2010 2 to 5 p.m. Victoria Park (at King St. W. and Locke St. N., west of downtown).

On September 20, 1860, Hamilton's very own Crystal Palace was opened by Queen Victoria's son Edward. The palace was a beautiful but fragile structure of wood and glass, modelled after London, England's 1851 building of the same name. Hamilton's palace stood for a scant 30 years--but during its day it played host to tens of thousands of area residents. Now it is simply a memory, kept alive through photographs and storytelling...and a big 150th birthday party this September 19.

Join us for music, dancing, games and reminiscences of Victoria Park's beginnings. The event will be emceed by Hamilton historian Bill Manson with readings by Hamilton authors Murray Aikman and John Terpstra. Hear stories about the grand opening of the Provincial Agricultural Fair, an event that attracted not only Prince Edward, but approximately 50,000 others to the park that fall day 150 years ago. Learn about the annual Great Central Fairs, the cannons and army barracks that set up shop on the grounds, the elaborate Confederation Day and Queen's Jubilee celebrations...and find out what the heck a mangel wurtzel is.

Free lemonade, birthday cake and sweet potato fries (the latter courtesy of Rolly Rocket's, currently operating out of the original tavern from the days of the Crystal Palace)!

Come early to browse the vendors and displays and enjoy a picnic on the grass. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Victorian costumes encouraged, but not required.

Take transit (HSR stop on King at Strathcona), walk or ride your bike (racks available near the Vic Park community garden). Limited parking is available near the baseball diamond and the municipal lot on King Street, east of Locke.

Event proudly hosted by the Strathcona Community Council and City of Hamilton.

Come one...come all!

http://www.strathconacommunity.org

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2nd Annual Ontario Bike Summit

  • Date: Monday, September 20, 2010
  • Time: 8 AM
  • Location: Holiday Inn, Burlington, Ontario
  • Address: 3063 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD Burlington, Ontario (Google Maps)

?Are you looking to develop a cycling master plan in your community but don’t know where to start? ?Are you looking for tips and ideas on how to work more effectively with local governments to advance cycling? ?Are you looking for data and research that you will help you “make the case” for enhanced cycling investments and programs in your community? ?Are you interested in creating infrastructure, education and awareness and legislative policies in Ontario to encourage cycling? ?Are you looking to learn about what other communities are doing in the areas of law enforcement initiatives – education and awareness – public health ideas, bicycle tourism? ?Are you looking to be inspired by speakers from bicycle friendly cities in the United States and in Europe?

Then the 2010 Ontario Bike Summit is for you! Join us on Sunday September 19th in Burlington for the “Share the Road for Greg Ride” in memory of OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart, killed on a training ride on his bicycle in Milton in June, 2006. More information on the Ride is available at www.sharetheroad.ca.

Then it’s off to Burlington that evening and the following two days for serious networking, learning and policy discussions. Highlights include:

?Portland Oregon Mayor Sam Adams. Mayor Adams will inspire us with details of how Portland has become a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community, and one of the most bicycle friendly communities in the United States with a growing bicycle mode share. ?Dutch Cycling Ambassadors from the “Fietsberaad – The Dutch Centre on Bicycle Policy” who share success stories on how decades of providing good bicycle facilities within a consistent and integrated traffic policy have led to an enviable bicycle culture. ?Representatives from Apeldoorn, The Netherlands – Burlington’s twin city will share specific examples of initiatives and infrastructure investments. ?Representatives from municipalities across Ontario who will share their strategies for cycling master planning and cycling promotion ?Representatives from Ontario’s four political parties – the Minister of Transportation The Honorable Kathleen Wynne, Leader of the Official Opposition Tim Hudak, Andrea Horwath, Leader of the NDP and Frank de Jong, Leader of the Ontario Green Party – will share with us their vision for a “Bicycle Friendly Ontario” ?“Go Dutch” Cycling Evening. We’ll close this year’s Summit with a dynamic presentation from representatives from the Fietsberaad, followed by a closing reception on the last day of our Summit. Join us for what promises to be an inspiring and fun networking event.

All this plus social and networking opportunities and our “Celebration of Cycling Evening” on Monday September 20th.

For more information visit: www.sharetheroad.ca

http://www.sharetheroad.ca

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Good Neighbour Campaign announces results of neighbourhood pollution study

  • Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Labour Council, 2nd Flr
  • Address: 1130 Barton St. E., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Katie Stiel
  • Email: kstiel@environmenthamilton.org
  • Phone: 905-949-0900

After conducting a neighbourhood experiment with the participation of close to 400 homes this summer, the Good Neighbour Campaign will announce the findings of the white flag initiative.

Conducted with the intention of bringing awareness to the visual pollution visible emissions impacting the North end of the city, residents within the Crown Point and Beach Blvd communities hung white cotton flags on their properties for the months of July and August.

Realizing that the flags would soon become discoloured due to the high concentrations of particulate matter (PM) in the air, residents were interested in determining the severity of their neighbourhood’s pollution. With the majority of the flags returned and analyzed, noticeable flag discolouration and pollution patterns were determined.

The Good Neighbour Campaign, which is a project of Environment Hamilton, has been working to open the lines of communication between industry and the community in order to create a working relationship to reduce neighbourhood pollution. The campaign is currently focussed on ArcelorMittal-Dofasco.

Recognizing that AMDofasco is part of the Hamilton community, our goal is not to shut down the plant, but rather to encourage them to become the best neighbours they can be for their surrounding community.

The Good Neighbour Campaign is a joint project between Environment Hamilton and the Toronto Environmental Alliance. This project is funded by the Trillium Foundation.

http://www.goodneighbourcampaign.ca

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Giant Puppet Parade

  • Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
  • Time: 8:30-9:15pm
  • Location: Empire Theatre
  • Address: Jackson Square (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Melanie Skene
  • Email: melanie@manyhandsart.org
  • Phone: (905) 870-8275

Time: 8:30pm-9:15pm (parade time) 8pm prep time

Location: Empire Theatre, Jackson Square

Procedure: At 8:00pm a volunteer performance assistant will be waiting in the front lobby of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Puppets can be left in the front foyer underneath the stairs. Performance assistant will show group the boardroom were they can leave bags. Performance assistant will take group across the street to wait for the parade out front of the Sheridan Hotel.

Parade: Will begin in Jackson Square near the food court. Once the band is playing, the parade will be lead down the hall out the front doors of Jackson Square . Then they will stay on the sidewalk and turn right, *when parade walks by the Sheridan Hotel, Many Hands will join the parade to continue down to the corner of Bay St. and King St . At the stoplights the parade will cross the street and turn left to continue on the sidewalk until they reach Summers Lane, beside the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

http://www.manyhandsart.org

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Supercrawl

  • Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Location: James North, between York Blvd and Barton St.
  • Address: James Street North, Hamilton Ontario (Google Maps)

SUPERCRAWL is a free afternoon and evening of art and music on James Street North in Hamilton, Ontario. This year's edition happens on Saturday, September 25th from 1 PM till 11 PM on James Street North from York Blvd/Wilson Street heading north to Barton Street.

SUPERCRAWL is an annual event that celebrates the diversity of Hamilton's James Street North district, our multi-disciplinary arts community, and the incredible spark that results with our unique mix of cultures, businesses and creative people.

In 2009, SUPERCRAWL was initiated by a team of artists and community builders who wanted to see the monthly event on James Street North, the ART CRAWL expand to include music in a greater way, and to take full advantage of an entire street of cultural experiences. This first edition of the festival won the "Best Small Festival of the Year Award" at the 2009 Hamilton Tourism Awards and we are excited to do it again on Saturday, September 25th.

Musical acts that will be playing this year include:

  • ELLIOTT BROOD
  • CADENCE WEAPON
  • BRUCE PENINSULA
  • LOST IN THE TREES (newly signed to Anti-/Epitaph)
  • NEW LOOK
  • EIYN SOF
  • WAX MANNEQUIN
  • LEE REED
  • TERRA LIGHTFOOT
  • JOEL ELLIOTT AND THIN LINES
  • ANNIE SHAW and SARAH GOOD
  • MEAN OLD HAMMER (featuring GORD LEWIS of TEENAGE HEAD)
  • SNOWBLINK
  • OPERA HAMILTON
  • WARCHILD CANADA BUSKERS
  • HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
  • ALTOBEELAYS and more to be announced

Official after parties at THE BRAIN, THIS AIN'T HOLLYWOOD and 118 JAMES ST NORTH featuring:

  • C+C MUSIC FEST at This Ain't Hollywood (presented by CFMU and INDI 101 FM)
  • JUNIOR BOYS' Jeremy Greenspan - DJ set
  • GINGER ST JAMES
  • WAX MANNEQUIN
  • and more to be announced

With the closure of James Street North, artist and performers line the streets. Examples include: Visual and Installation art, art-based exhibits, film projection screens, wall projections, dance troops, open galleries, vendor/artist/community booths and more!

Art, Film and Installations including:

  • NFB SHORT FILMS
  • SOUTHERN SOULS
  • HAMILTON 24 FILMS
  • AGH and TIFF FILMS
  • ART INSTALLATIONS BY THE FACTORY and THE PRINT STUDIO KIM ADAMS KELLY MARK ADAM DAVID BROWN and much more to be confirmed

Dance Groups and Soloists including:

  • PRIME DANCE
  • PARAHUMANS
  • KASHEDANCE
  • INNER CITY BALLET
  • MATADANZE
  • RHYTHM DIVINE
  • HEIDI ANN CROCINI
  • TANIS MACARTHUR
  • CARISSA BOWERMAN
  • PEARL LALL

http://www.supercrawl.ca

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Open Streets Hamilton

  • Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: James Street North, between Cannon St. and Burlington St.
  • Address: James Street North, Hamilton Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Open Streets Hamilton
  • Email: openstreetshamilton@gmail.com

Hamilton is joining a growing number of other North American cities such as New York, Portland, Winnipeg, Ottawa and Barrie to "Open Streets" for pedestrians, cyclists and shoppers to enjoy all that the street has to offer on two Sundays in early summer and fall of 2010.

In March, a Hamilton Spectator article points to US studies that have "found associations between obesity and urban sprawl, suggesting that an increased dependency on cars decreases opportunities and motivation to walk". The article goes on to say that a new public health strategy is now "working with the municipality and schools to increase walkability, bike trails, active transportation and food policies" around the city.

This wonderful initiative is being supported by representatives from Environment Hamilton, Green Venture, Smart Commute Hamilton, along with individuals from Public Health and local residents associations of Beasley, North End and Strathcona neighbourhoods. Momentum has now started to gain among the businesses and communities along James St and beyond.

http://www.openstreetshamilton.ca

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Rapid Transit Open House

  • Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Katie Edmonds
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 2553

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open House. This is your chance to:

  • Review the current status and background of the project with the Rapid Transit team.
  • Meet the Rapid Transit Citizens' Advisory Committee.
  • Discuss land use planning issues and opportunities along the B-Line corridor.
  • Learn about the next steps as we continue to move Hamilton forward.
  • Add your voice - make sure your concerns are being heard.

This is a drop-in event; no formal presentations will be made.

http://hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

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BRA-A-Palooza

  • Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
  • Time: Evening
  • Location: Club Absinthe
  • Address: 233 King St. E., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

The Bippity Boppity Boobs present local indie artists Amberley, Kenda, Bonnie Hamilton, Robin Benedict and Fall of Spring, together with special guests to raise funds for CIBC's Run for the Cure.

"It's our way of supporting some local female talent and help raise funds for our team, in support of a cure for breast cancer," says event organizer Stacey Funke.

This year, it's estimated 23,200 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation directs funds from the CIBC Run for the Cure to support breast cancer research, education and awareness initiatives. Since 2000, the Foundation has invested in over 370 research, fellowship and community health promotion projects in Ontario.

Ultimately, it is about a cure, however, it's also about changing the way we approach diagnosis, prevention, treatment and care.

Lynda Henriksen of LLH & Associates, a BRA-A-Palooza event sponsor says she hopes the community will step up to support the Bippity Boppity Boobs team. "This is a team who is going the extra distance to empower women in their local community and collectively we can make a real impact. Every person affected by disease deserves the opportunity to heal and live with vitality."

Bippity Boppity Boobs also held a Comedy Night Fundraiser in June and are counting on support from family, friends and BRA-A-Palooza supporters to raise $3,000 for this year's local Run for the Cure, to be held on Sunday, October 3rd at Central Park, Burlington.

In addition to the BRA-A-Palooza announced lineup, there are a few surprise guests expected and a "Wall of Bra" will display new and gently used bras to be donated to a local women's shelter.

To help, you can attend the BRA-A-Palooza fundraiser at Club Absinthe on Thursday, September 30th, donate a bra to the "Wall of Bra" or make a financial donation online.

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through their eyes: Photovoice Bolivia Exhibit Opening

  • Date: Friday, October 01, 2010
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Location: The Freeway
  • Address: 333 King East (Google Maps)

This past year, Jeanette lived in Cochabamba, Bolivia for 5 months and spent time with some incredible girls at "Corazon del Pastor" (Shepherd's Heart), a home for abandoned and orphaned girls age 4-15. While there she engaged the girls in a photovoice project, to explore their community and share their voice with us through the camera.

Some of their photo selections will be displayed at The Freeway Coffee House starting on Friday October 1st. That evening, we will celebrate the art opening of Photovoice Bolivia and enjoy performances from several local musicians.

All proceeds will go to the foundation Ninos con Valor www.ninosconvalor.org

http://imgur.com/nqNeq.jpg

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Build the Dream: Education Beyond High School

  • Date: Saturday, October 02, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Parkview Secondary School
  • Address: 60 Balsam Ave., N., Hamilton ON (across from Ivor Wynne Stadium) (Google Maps)
  • Email: buildthedream@mohawkcollege.ca

Please join a community conversation focused on building hope and inspiring all young people to see college, university and apprenticeships in their future.

How can we work together to improve access to postsecondary education in our communities?

Tell us your: insights, ideas, solutions, personal experiences.

Lunch and light refreshments provided throughout the day. Child minding also available. (Pre-registration is required)

Press Release

Inspiring young people to see college, university and skilled trades in their future will be the topic of a community conversation happening early next month in North Hamilton.

Organized by Mohawk College, the Build the Dream: Education Beyond High School Unconference takes place Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Parkview Secondary School across from Ivor Wynne Stadium. The unconference is focused on finding ways to improve postsecondary participation rates among teenagers.

According to the Ontario government, seven out of every 10 new jobs created this decade will require some postsecondary education. At the same time, retirements by a record number of Baby Boomers are expected to create acute labour shortages. A highly skilled, highly trained workforce will be the region's most valuable resource and greatest competitive advantage, says Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac.

"The future prosperity of our communities is tied to young people seeing college, university and apprenticeships in their future," says MacIsaac. "As a community, we need to reach out and help teens who are struggling to see and believe in that future."

The Build the Dream Unconference will draw on the insights and ideas, solutions and personal experiences of more than 125 youth and families, teachers and coaches, mentors and community builders. The event is part of an access initiative launched earlier this year by Mohawk as a poverty to prosperity solution. Education, community and business partners from Hamilton, Brantford, and Halton are developing a game plan for enhancing prosperity, health and social wellbeing by improving postsecondary participation rates. Conversations at the Build the Dream Unconference will help guide the access project. "We've organized this event to listen to and learn from the people in our community who know how to connect with youth, inspire hope and build the dream of education beyond high school," says MacIsaac.

http://www.mohawkcollege.ca/Events_8407/Build_the_Dream/Build_the_Dream_RSVP.html

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Live Mayoral Debate on Cable 14

There will be a televised debate for wards in the City of Hamilton along with Hamilton and Haldimand mayoral debates. The Hamilton mayoral debate will be presented in partnership with the Hamilton Spectator.

The media and the public are encouraged to email questions in advance to: election@cable14.com

http://www.cable14.com/mam/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=89

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Rally for Friends of Leash Free Warren Park

FRIENDS OF A LEASH – FREE WARREN PARK RALLY

Immediate Release

October 14, 2010- Dundas

Dundas is fast becoming known, for having the largest number of dogs per capita in Ontario.

Then why and how is a very few area residents causing this needed leash free park to close?

A rally to raise awareness and support against this unnecessary change to “what has been available to pet owners in our community for years,” will be held today at 4 p.m. in front of the Town Hall and again Saturday, October 16th @ 10 a.m.

Candidate Danya Scime says, "after 23 years of being a leash free park without documented incident, I find it appalling that in the instant of a motion so many people have been ignored.”

“My heart goes out to all of the dog lovers who did not even have the chance to voice their opinions nor come together and discuss a compromise."

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Protest Rally #1 (Thursday, October 14th at 4:00 o'clock)

Some pet owners are disappointed others are angry at the way Russ Powers has handled the closing of Warren Park. This rally is too raise awareness of this issue.

Protest Rally #2 (Saturday, October 16th at 10:00 am)

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Rural Routes World Food Day

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Various

This weekend, Hamilton's urban dwellers will have another opportunity to meet local farmers and they will discover first-hand that it can be a short distance from "field-to-fork". The highly successful "Rural Routes" countryside bus tours promote the 'eat local' message as well as sustainable transportation.

The tours offer monthly farm excursions for Hamilton urbanites with access to some of the area's most dynamic farms and get them excited about 'agri-tourism' by showcasing the lush and beautiful countryside that surrounds our city. This collaborative project was launched this summer by Hamilton Eat Local, Smart Commute and Tourism Hamilton, with support from Environment Hamilton and the HSR.

"Rural Routes has been an incredibly successful pilot project in terms of the public response," said Karen Burson of Hamilton Eat Local. "The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and we're making improvements based on the ideas and suggestions that we received over the summer."

Each month's Rural Routes tour offered a unique program developed by the host farm. The tours also offered an on-farm market stand so participants could purchase a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats, and more before boarding the bus for the return trip to the city. Rural Routes tours ran once monthly this summer, from June until September, and sold out every time.

This weekend the Rural Routes initiative concludes with a celebration of World Food Day. Please see below for event details:

  • Visit two local farms: Lindley's Farm & Market on Fiddler's Green Road in Ancaster and Plan B Organic Farms in West Flamborough
  • Tour pick-up point is the Bread & Roses Café at the Sky Dragon Centre - 27 King William St.
  • Mayor Fred Eisenberger will be taking part in an organic, fair trade coffee roasting demonstration before the buses depart
  • Meet the Hamilton Spectator's Eat Local columnist Katrina Simmons
  • Light lunch will be provided during the tour

Tickets are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children. Tickets are available at Bread and Roses Café at the SkyDragon Centre. There may be tickets available on the day of the tour at the pickup point, but seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is Rain or Shine.

http://environmenthamilton.org/view/page/rural_routes

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Hamilton Civic League Civics Refresher

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Volunteer Hamilton
  • Address: 276 King St. E., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

First time voters, new Canadians and anyone feeling they could use a refresher course in order to cast a meaningful ballot on October 25th have new learning opportunities to consider. The Hamilton Civic League, in partnership with Volunteer Hamilton, Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School and local food banks will offer free civic primers just ahead of the election.

Each primer will review voter eligibility and ID requirements, voting locations, Ward boundaries and direct attendees to other available voter resources. Much of the information is available through the Civic League's website, however the scheduled face to face primers will provide for question and answer opportunities.

http://wevote.ca

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The Riddle of the HIV-Resistant Sex Workers: Implications for Combatting HIV/AIDS

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • Time: 8pm
  • Location: McMaster Medical Centre (hospital bldg); Ewart Angus wing, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: www.haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

A singular group of sex workers has led McMaster researchers to rethink the part played by the immune system in HIV/AIDS. Dr. Ken Rosenthal, a professor in McMaster’s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and head of the Viral Vaccines Division, gives an illustrated talk for the general public about the search for better HIV treatments and a vaccine. Q&A and coffee to follow.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Steampunk Steamposium 2010 - "A Pandemonium & Plethora of Pleasures & Peculiarities"

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • Time: To be announced
  • Location: The Staircase
  • Address: 27 Dundrun St. N., Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Raychyl
  • Email: The_Time_Machine@ymail.com
  • Phone: (289) 389-0512

The Time Machine: The Hamilton Victorian & Steampunk Society Steamposium 2010: “A Pandemonium & Plethora of Pleasures & Peculiarities.” October 16, 2010, at The Staircase in Hamilton.

We are looking for performers with a Steampunk inspiration for the Steamposium!: Actors, dancers, Burlesque performers, etc. Vendor opportunities available. Seeking volunteers, too.

Info.: (289) 389-0512 TheTimeMachine@ymail.com
(note: ymail, not gmail).
www.HamiltonSteampunk.com

http://www.hamiltonsteampunk.com

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Hamilton Civic League Civics Refresher

  • Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Sir Allan MacNab School
  • Address: 145 Magnolia Dr. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

First time voters, new Canadians and anyone feeling they could use a refresher course in order to cast a meaningful ballot on October 25th have new learning opportunities to consider. The Hamilton Civic League, in partnership with Volunteer Hamilton, Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School and local food banks will offer free civic primers just ahead of the election.

Each primer will review voter eligibility and ID requirements, voting locations, Ward boundaries and direct attendees to other available voter resources. Much of the information is available through the Civic League's website, however the scheduled face to face primers will provide for question and answer opportunities.

http://wevote.ca

Posted by Ryan

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Candidate Debates Hosted by Teresa DiFalco

  • Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Orchard Park School
  • Address: 200 Dewitt Rd. Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 4M5 (Google Maps)

Local city affairs blog The Hamiltonian is hosting three debates on Friday, October 22 at Orchard Park School in Stoney Creek for Mayoral candidates and those running in wards 10 & 11. The debates will run back to back to back beginning at 6:30pm. The organizers require 2 to 4 volunteers to assist with tasks like timing, receiving written questions from the audience and general duties.

http://thehamiltonian.net

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Butani For Mayor

  • Date: Sunday, October 24, 2010
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Contact: Mahesh P. Butani

Butani For Mayor.com mpbutani@gmail.com

Election day: 25 Oct, 2010

Election Locations: http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/MunicipalElection/

My Priorities.

Pathways to a renewed and vibrant Hamilton:

Economy

* Create new jobs and develop new forms of work across all urban, suburban & rural communities.
* Introduce incentive based sustainability tools to lower taxes and promote relevant growth.
* Accelerate local & foreign direct investments to spur economic, cultural and transit sustainability.

Environment

* Develop innovations in planning, zoning and by-laws to promote a sustainable quality of life.
* Lay the foundations for a sustainable eco-city and develop infrastructure for a clean-green economy.

Education

* Build innovative educational and cultural institutions in the lower city through private investments.

Efficiency

* Implement public accountability tools for system-wide transparency and operational efficiencies.

These focused priorities will reset the direction of Hamilton towards economic and ecological sustainability; and set a rapid pace for the rejuvenation of our economy and the urban environment.

Specific initiatives designed around these priorities will build up the economic vitality of all our community business districts, and provide new directions for relevant growth around the airport and on urban brownfields, including the waterfront.

InnoHa! -- InnovateHamilton: {a renewed state of spirit, leading to...} sustainable rejuvenation + {made-in-Hamilton solutions} for economic and cultural rebirth.

InnoHa! is built on the four pillars of: Economy, Environment, Education & Efficiency.

In the spirit of open source / open platform — InnovateHamilton — InnoHa! will have a publicly accessible Citizens office located in the Mayor's office to generate collaborative innovations in living, working and producing locally.

To enable the transition of Hamilton into a sustainable eco-city, one of the key first-principles is: to eliminate all stress causing events among our residents that arise from direct or indirect interactions with city policies and processes; and remove all obstacles to economic prosperity, healthy living and the peaceful enjoyment of the city by its residents, visitors and guests.

InnoHa! is about initiating desired changes that we all seek in our city by bringing all our diverse communities together in trust — to implement sustainable ways of living, working and producing locally

http://www.butaniformayor.com/solutions.html

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CELEBRATION FOR WINNING CANDIDATE DANYA SCIME

Join me this day in voting for change in Ward 13 Dundas Maintaining our small town..Supporting our big City

Please access my website for poll locations..

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Baldasaro for Mayor

  • Date: Monday, October 25, 2010
  • Time: 9 am - 9 pm
  • Location: Neigbourhood Polling Stations
  • Contact: Michael James Baldasaro (Reverend Brother)
  • Email: michaelbaldasaro@live.ca
  • Phone: 905.522.3247

On Monday, October 25, 2010 Vote Michael James Baldasaro Mayor of Hamilton.

PLATFORM:

  • Lower property taxes through better management and fiscally responsible Government.
  • Re-establishment of the Office of Mayor in each of the Cities that originally had a Mayor – Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough Glanbrook, Hamilton, Mount Hope and Stoney Creek.
  • Better, more effective deployment of City Employees, Police & Health Officers and other Municipal Support Agencies.
  • A Municipal Office and Emergency Centre in each Community.
  • Encourage lower income family home ownership.
  • Convene an all Citizen’s Coalition to discuss, record and suggest alternatives to obviously existing problems such as violence, homelessness, substance abuse and prostitution.
  • Civic Centre at Jackson Sq.
  • Turn remodelled City Hall over to McMaster Hospitals to be used as a Health Care Facility and Teaching Centre.
  • 2 hr. free parking – remove parking meters.
  • A beautiful clean, green, safe City for all to play in and enjoy.
  • Equal Justice For All.
  • I will listen to you.

Be well and prosper, In peace, bless us all. Michael James Baldasaro

http://www.iamm.com/baldasaro.for.mayor.htm

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Amenities, Design and Development: When Having a Team and a New Stadium Matters...and Why

  • Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Rm. 1A6
  • Address: 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 (Google Maps)

The Pan Am stadium issue is one that has stimulated a level of civic engagement virtually unprecedented in recent Hamilton history. There is a significant body of research conducted in other cities in North America that can provide insights about what makes a successful stadium and how it can best contribute to the community.

To help bring some of the accumulated knowledge about new stadium issues to Hamilton, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Chair in Research on Urban Neighbourhoods, Community, Health and Housing (CRUNCH) at McMaster University are pleased to present an open public lecture by Dr. Mark Rosentraub.

Dr. Rosentraub is the Bickner Endowed Chair and Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan. His most recent publications have each focused on strategies for cities and regions to use sports facilities and teams, entertainment complexes, and cultural centers to enhance urban design and attract and retain the human capital needed for real economic development in cities.

His research also explores ways to fashion financing programs for facilities that protect and advance the public’s interests. Dr. Rosentraub’s current research focuses on the ways in which the world’s largest sports and entertainment organizations and teams can successfully work with the public sector to positively impact regional economic development and urban planning and design while achieving their revenue goals.

This is a free public lecture.

Parking is available underground at McMaster Hospital. Transit assistance on HSR is available at (905) 527-4441 and On GO Transit at (1-888-438-6646)

Seating is Limited.

http://www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/crunch

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Hamilton's Open Data Movement maps the election

  • Date: Saturday, October 30, 2010
  • Time: 11:00
  • Location: The Mulberry Cafe
  • Address: James St N and Mulberry (Google Maps)

Interested in making more information about Hamilton's civic politics available and easily accessible? Then we want you. All you need is motivation and a willingness to learn. (If you understand APIs, especially Google Maps API, we really want you.)

There has been plenty of discussion about pushing the City to adopt an Open Data process. We're taking action now.

We will show what is possible when information is made free.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119277231465952&num_event_invites=0

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Spirit of Red Hill Annual Lecture: Judy Rebick

  • Date: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)

Our speaker this year is Judy Rebick, the well-known Canadian journalist, political activist and feminist. She was President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women from 1990 to 1993.

Ms Rebick is a familiar face on CBC TV, and hosted a national TV show on Newsworld for most of the 1990s. She is also a regular contributor and commentator on a variety of CBC radio shows. Her latest book is 'Transforming Power: from the Personal to the Political' - focused on the emerging possibilities for participatory democracy.

After the failure of last year's Copenhagen meeting on climate change, 30,000 people from over 100 countries gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia for a people's conference "to define strategies for action and mobilization to defend life from climate change and defend Mother Earth's rights."

The results of Cochabamba have led Ms Rebick to give up her position as the Gindin Chair in Social Justice at Ryerson University, and to devote her time to building this mass democratic people's movement on climate change. She believes that it is through the efforts of many thousands of activists around the world, that the best hope is emerging that the planet can be saved.

Judy Rebick will discuss the Cochabamba Protocol, and its environmental philosophy and program for action, at the lecture on November 3. We hope you can join us at this free public lecture - held in the Spirit of Red Hill Valley.

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How 10 Plays Become a Shaw Festival Season

  • Date: Saturday, November 06, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: McMaster Medical Centre (hospital bldg); Ewart Angus wing, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Free public talk sponsored by The Hamilton Association. Joanna Falck, Shaw Festival Literary Mgr., describes behind the scenes efforts to reconcile current audience demands with the Shaw mandate. Parking information at www.haalsa.org. HSR stop nearby.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Grand Opening: Davey Elementary, Beasley Community Centre, Child and Family Centre

  • Date: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Dr. J. Edgar Davey Elementary School
  • Address: 99 Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ann Lamanes, Community Services, City of Hamilton
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 7565

The public and media are invited to attend the grand opening of Dr. J. Edgar Davey Elementary School, the new Beasley Community Centre, and the Beasley Child and Family Centre on November 9, 2010.

The school and community centre will serve as a community focal point for more than 5,000 residents in the Beasley neighbourhood.

The school accommodates 800 students and the community centre will offer access to a range of services, including: child and family support programs, after-school programs, community activity space and recreation programs.

Ward 2 Councillor, mayor-elect and event emcee Bob Bratina will be joined by HWDSB Director of Education John Malloy, and representatives from several community organizations who helped to spearhead and champion the project.

  • Facilities open house: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Official opening ceremony: 7:00 PM

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The Novice Cycling Series: Commuting 101 - McMaster to Harbourfront

  • Date: Friday, November 12, 2010
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Location: Wentworth House, McMaster University
  • Address: 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Learn how to get from Point A to point B on your bike! This friendly afternoon bike ride will show you how to get from McMaster University to the Hamilton Harbourfront on two wheels. Meet in front of Wentworth House at 12pm (noon). We will start at Mac, go east on Sterling, east on King, north on Longwood and take the Harbourfront trail to the Williams Coffee Pub (maybe grab a bite there too!). Before the ride, we will review skills such as riding within traffic, signaling, stopping at stop signs, changing lanes, and making left turns. This is the first ride in the Novice Cyclist series. Beginner cyclists are especially welcome, but experienced cyclists are also encouraged to come out to help facilitate learning.

Presented by TLC (Transportation for Liveable Communities), The Novice Cyclist is a series of bike rides in Hamilton that is meant to foster learning. The ultimate purpose of these rides is to get more cyclists on the road and promote cycling as a viable method of commuting to get to work, school and other destinations. Participants will learn and practice essential skills (such as following traffic rules, changing lanes, and signaling) to break myths and fears associated with cycling on the road.

http://tlchamilton.blogspot.com/2010/11/novice-cyclist-series-commuting-101.html

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Hamilton Santa Claus Parade

  • Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
  • Time: 2:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Address: Main St. W. and Queen St., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ed Cummings
  • Email: hamiltonsantaparade@hotmail.com
  • Phone: 905-38SANTA (387-2682)
  • Honorary Parade Marshalls - Jimmy and Susan Lomax
  • Neighbour to Neighbour collecting non-perishables
  • Canadian Idol winner Brian Melo and his band
  • Hamilton Police Services mounted unit
  • Marching bands, floats, clowns, etc.
  • Letters to Santa collected by Canada Post

ROUTE: Parade starts at Main & Queen, east on Main, north on John, west on King to Bay.

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There's No Place Like Home - Coffee House

  • Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Location: Sky Dragon Centre
  • Address: 27 King William Street, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Christina Walters
  • Email: cwalters@sprc.hamilton.on.ca
  • Phone: 905.522.1148x. 308

A United Way fundraiser event filled with live music, door and raffle prizes! Attendees are encouraged to wear their best red accessory/accessories (ie. shoes, necklace, earrings). The person wearing the best red shoes will be given a prize!! $1 off the ticket price if you wear red shoes.

Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street, Saturday, November 13th, doors open at 8:00pm.

Admission is $10. Students, Unemployed and underemployed persons can attend for $5.

Hosted by The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, a United Way Agency.

http://sprc.hamilton.on.ca/

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Clean Train Coalition Demonstration at Metrolinx Board Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: In Front of Metrolinx Office
  • Address: 20 Bay St. at Queen's Quay, Toronto ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Keith Brooks
  • Phone: 416-702-9597

The Clean Train Coalition (CTC) is advocating for the immediate electrification of the expansion of service on the Georgetown South rail corridor, including the proposed new Air Rail Link (ARL), which is currently proposed to be built using dirty diesel technology.

"It's clear to us today that the Electrification Study and Metrolinx's process for defining Toronto's future rail expansion has not been conducted as had been promised to Torontonians and the CTC," said Keith Brooks, spokesperson for the CTC.

"They are not even abiding by their own terms of reference for the study," he added.

"Thousands of CTC supporters and the public at large had been assured throughout this long process that electrification would be considered as a potential first priority," Brooks continued.

"In fact, it appears from the documentation now available to us and from recent discussions with Metrolinx officials, that electrification may only be 'possibly' considered after 2020, and that the decision has already been made to use diesel trains for the Air Rail Link."

The Clean Train Coalition notes that research clearly shows that electrification is less harmful to human health in regards to air and noise pollution, is more versatile in terms of integrating with other public transit, and that over the long term, is less expensive then dirty diesel trains currently being championed by key decision-makers.

The CTC also contends that not going with electrification from the outset due to "artificial" time constraints imposed by the 2015 Pan Am games commitments is a red herring.

"Our elected officials should make their decisions based on the long-term best interest of Torontonians rather than on a two-week sporting event. It's time that government officials at all levels start getting serious about this issue", added Brooks. "How can a world-class city like Toronto turn its back on 21st century technology and realistically embrace diesel trains as an acceptable solution? That's not the 'green' solution this province deserves. We need to stop this from going down the wrong track."

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MAKE Party

  • Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Club
  • Address: 6 Main St. E., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laura Babcock
  • Email: powergroup@bellnet.ca
  • Phone: 905-387-7580

Eighty of the city's young professionals are getting together for an event to make connections and discuss Hamilton's future. The MAKE Party is presented by POWERGROUP Communications and is supported by Hamilton Hive, GenNext, Hype, and Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's Young Entrepreneur Committee (YEC).

"There are great groups for young professionals happening in town and it occurred to our team that it might be fun and productive to have them all come together for a party," Laura Babcock, President and Owner of POWERGROUP Communications. "As young professionals we see Hamilton in a positive light and are excited about the city's potential. A lot can be done for the future of Hamilton if we are all working together."

Attendees at the MAKE Party will have the opportunity to fill out a ballot and answer the question: "If you could make Hamilton better, what would you do?" All of the answers will also be posted online at www.hamiltonhive.ca.

No one group owns this event - all sponsoring groups are promoting the event through social media and it is being hosted by POWERGROUP and the Hamilton Club.

http://www.hamiltonhive.ca

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A Community Response to Bullying: Repairing the Harm with Restorative Justice Practice

  • Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Sir Winston Churchill School Auditorium
  • Address: 1715 Main Street East, Hamilton ON, L8H 1E3 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Coalition for Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Phone: 905-546-2489

Parents, educators, students and community professionals: please join us for an interactive panel discussion of how Restorative Justice Practices are being used to address bullying. Learn how repairing harm and re-building relationships can benefit everyone in our community.

  • Refreshments from 6:00-6:30 Pm
  • Child care provided by the City of Hamilton, Recreation Division
  • Cost: Free

http://bullyfreehamilton.ca

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Demonstrate for Real Action on Climate Change

  • Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
  • Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM
  • Location: Federal Building
  • Address: 55 Bay Street North, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Protest the killing of the Climate Change Accountability Act by the unelected Senate. Bring signs, enthusiasm and everyone you know. Possible slogans/signs:

  • Dump the Tar Sands PM
  • Restore Canada's Leadership on Climate Change
  • We Need New Leadership
  • Act on Climate Change
  • Shame on the Senate
  • Shame on Harper
  • Real Action Now

http://hamilton350.com

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Creative Protest and Civil Disobedience Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010
  • Time: 10:00 to 3:00
  • Location: St. Pauls Anglican Church
  • Address: 1140 King Sttreet West, at Cline, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Randy Kay
  • Email: randy.opirg@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-525-9140x. 26026

A Hands-On Workshop on the Empowering, Transformative Power of Nonviolent Direct Action Positive changes in the world have often relied on nonviolent civil disobedience to achieve their goals, yet very few people have a practical understanding of the tactics and methods of this dynamic and powerful approach to social change. This day-long workshop will be a hands-on learning experience that participants will value as they think about ways to carry out their work in social and environmental issues - from workers' rights and global solidarity movements for justice, to climate change and a host of local issues, nonviolent civil disobedience broadens the scope of possibilities. Learn about your rights, how to deal with opponents, how to protect one another, examples of creative protests using nonviolence, the arrest experience, and the courts, where many nonviolent practitioners have found success in winning case law to broaden the scope of nonviolent resistance in Canada and beyond. This workshop is facilitated by Matthew Behrens of Homes Not Bombs, and the Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada. Behrens has been described as "an inspiration" by legendary civil rights activist David Dellinger. Behrens has been arrested numerous times for bold and creative acts of nonviolent civil disobedience on issues of peace, social justice and the environment.

Please pre-register for this workshop by e-mailing randy.opirg@gmail.com - space is limited

http://opirg.ca

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Open Data Hamilton

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Location: Mulberry Cafe
  • Address: 193 JAMES ST N (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Joey Coleman
  • Email: joey@joeycoleman.ca

We're almost there!

Hamilton's Open Data Movement is rapidly organizing to push City Council to adopt an Open Data, Open Government policy at their first business meeting of the new Council term.

Come out on Saturday to find out how you can get involved in making Hamilton's civic affairs better informed and engaged.

You don't need to have any specialized skills, only a desire to improve Hamilton.

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Frank Horvat: Piano Recital in the Dark

  • Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)

This family-friendly concert is one of 50+ in a yearlong cross-Canada tour promoting eco-sustainability. All the piano music performed is Frank Horvat's original compositions and improvisations.

It's a mix of classical and popular styles - from Liszt to Satie to Philip Glass. The highlight of the concert is the performance of Frank's composition, "Earth Hour" - a continuous 1-hour piano piece, inspired by and performed in the dark.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of his new CD, "A Little Dark Music", goes to the World Wildlife Fund - CDs available online and at the show.

Frank is fortunate to have the support of sustainable enterprises like Bullfrog Power, Moksha Yoga Hamilton and the Hamilton-Halton Branch of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association sponsoring this event.

http://www.frankhorvat.com/performance/tour/hamilton.html

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905 Region and Hamilton Public Transit Consultation Forum

  • Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Location: Living Arts Centre Staging Room
  • Address: 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Michelle Cortez
  • Email: mcortez@greatertoronto.org
  • Phone: 416-360-4223

With the changed GTA political landscape, increasing pressures on the public purse and the demand for improved regional transit, the challenge of successfully implementing the Big Move: Metrolinx's 25-year regional transportation plan will require a collaborative strategy with key stakeholders from the GTA and surrounding region.

The Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) is pleased to invite you to participate in a regional forum led by Bruce McQuaig, the newly appointed President and CEO of Metrolinx.

Join your colleagues, Metrolinx staff and key transportation stakeholders from across the region in sharing your knowledge, ideas, experiences and recommendations on how best to build a more effective transit system for tomorrow.

http://www.greatertoronto.org/event-calendar/event/28-ilbc-regional-transit-forum.html

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Feasting for the United Way

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: The Pearl Company
  • Address: 16 Steven Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Christina Walters
  • Email: cwalters@sprc.hamilton.on.ca
  • Phone: 905.522.1148x. 308

A United Way fundraiser event filled with food and drink, live music, silent auction, and door prizes!

The Pearl Company, 16 Steven Street, Thursday, November 25th, 7pm – 10pm.

Featuring: Mean Old Hammer. Recently starred at the Locke Street Festival and James Street North.

Hosted by The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, a United Way Agency.

Admission is $40. Students, Seniors (65+) and unemployed persons can attend for $30.

For tickets: 905.522.1148, Ext. 308

http://sprc.hamilton.on.ca/

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Roots and Rock for Literacy

Support literacy in the community! " Enjoy and support local music! You are cordially invited to Hamilton's grassroots books to prisoners organization's 2nd benefit show to raise awareness, funding for the program...and for a great time! - Come early or come late, but try to make it to this one Hamilton! "

W/ Emma Rush, Ray Scott, Toe Knukle, Tim Gibbons, Brown Like Dirt, Tiny Bill Cody, & Snow Heel Slim and the Boogie Infection plus door prizes & a 50/50 draw until 11pm + a few surprises!

$5-$15 Sliding Scale (min. donation $5) (We'll also be accepting donations of soft cover books for the cause!)

http://bookstobars.com/news-and-events

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Red Door Open Mic Cafe

  • Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Location: St. Paul's Church Hall
  • Address: 110 King St. W. (at Cline), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Red Door Coffeehouse
  • Email: red.door.coffeehouse@gmail.com

Perform ~ Watch ~ Meet your neighbours

This month featuring:

  • Palimsessed Accessories: handmade jewelry in support of international volunteer work (www.pal-accessories.com)

  • Amnesty @ Mac: supporting global human rights

No cover charge. Free Wireless. Fair trade drinks and homemade food for sale.

http://www.reddoor.co.nr

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10th Annual Design Hope Gala for Out of the Cold

  • Date: Friday, December 03, 2010
  • Time: 7:00 PM - Midnight
  • Location: TH&B
  • Address: 270 Sherman Ave. N. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

The 10th Annual Design Hope Gala features one-of-a-kind pieces of art in a live auction and raffle.

The evening also features the release of our 5th CD, titled 'A Place in My Heart'. Local musicians from the CD will be performing throughout the evening.

Come out and have a great time and support a worthy cause at the same time.

For those who haven't heard of Design Hope, it is an organization founded in 2001. Its mission is to contribute to our community by supporting local agencies that deal with issues of poverty and affordable housing.

Design Hope enlists the talents of local artists and designers to raise funds and awareness for this important cause.

All of the money raised by Design Hope goes to support Hamilton Out of the Cold, an organization that provides a warm meal for those in need.

They operate out of seven Hamilton churches from November to March. Last year, Out of the Cold served 16,618 meals and hosted 573 overnight guests.

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Pictures for the Sighted to See and the Blind to Touch

  • Date: Saturday, December 04, 2010
  • Time: 8:00 pm
  • Location: McMaster University, Health Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus wing
  • Address: 1600 Main St. West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Free illustrated public talk by University of Toronto psychologist, Dr. John Kennedy. His talk features the abilities of blind artists, some blind from birth, to draw and create realistic versions of the world around them. He explores how we all see and understand visual arts. Q & A with refreshments to follow.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Free Workshop: Helping Hamilton Go Solar

  • Date: Sunday, December 05, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park
  • Address: 175 Longwood R. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Lydia Lukasik, Environment Hamilton
  • Phone: 905-949-0900

Helping Hamilton Go Solar is a workshop designed to provide homeowners, small businesses and institutions with all of the information required to get started on a solar installation - whether it be rooftop photo-voltaic panels or a solar water heating system.

The workshop will provide:

  • An overview of solar technologies by solar specialist Graham Flint from the HERE! Project (Halton Enablers of Renewable Energy)

  • Information from a TD Canada Trust representatives on options for financing solar projects

  • Details regarding government programs & incentives including Ontario's microFIT program.

  • An update on the local supply chain provided by Jennifer Patterson from the City of Hamilton's Economic Development Department.

Following the workshop there will be a vendors' fair where participants will have a chance to talk with local vendors and installers.

The event is FREE and open to anyone from the community who is interested in attending.

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Citizen Committee Orientation Session

  • Date: Monday, December 06, 2010
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Rm 192/193, City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ida Bedioui
  • Email: ida.bedioui@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 4605

The purpose of the Orientation Open House is to outline the scope of the various committees, explain the time commitment and any qualifications that may be required. Although attendance at the orientation is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. Applications may be completed and submitted at the Orientation Open House.

The deadline for submission of all applications is Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. to the Office of the City Clerk or any of the Municipal Service Centres.

City Council wishes to ensure that its volunteer committees reflect the diverse nature of the City of Hamilton's population including women, persons with disabilities, native persons, and racial and ethnic minorities and encourages all residents to consider these opportunities.

Conflict of interest rules will apply to all citizen members, pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter M.50, copies of which are available from the Office of the City Clerk.

http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/Volunteer+Committees.htm

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Agencies, Boards and Committees Open House

  • Date: Wednesday, December 08, 2010
  • Time: 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Rm 192/193, City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Ida Bedioui
  • Email: ida.bedioui@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 4605

The purpose of the Open House is to outline the scope of the various committees, explain the time commitment and any qualifications that may be required. Although attendance is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. Applications may be completed and submitted at the Orientation Open House.

The deadline for submission of all applications is Monday, December 13, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Applications may be submitted to the Clerk's Department, any of the Municipal Service Centres or at the Orientation Open House. (Please note we cannot accept applications submitted by fax or email.)

City Council wishes to ensure that its Committees and Local Boards reflect the diverse nature of the City of Hamilton's population, including women, persons with disabilities, native persons, and racial and ethnic minorities and encourages all residents to consider these opportunities.

Conflict of interest rules will apply to all citizen members, pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, R.S.O., 1990, Chapter M.50, copies of which are available from the Office of the City Clerk.

http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/CitizenAppointmentstoABCs.htm

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A-Line Kick-Off (Waterfront-Airport)

  • Date: Thursday, December 09, 2010
  • Time: 6PM to 8:30PM
  • Location: Mountain (Dave Andreychuk) Arena
  • Address: 25 Hester Street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Katie Edmonds
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 2553

6PM presentation, open house to follow

From the Spec:

RAPIDTransit moving HAMILTON forward

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open House for the A-Line Kick-off (Waterfront-Airport). This is your opportunity to:

  • Learn about the upcoming A-Line corridor planning process and next steps
  • Discuss existing conditions and land use planning issues and opportunities along the A-Line corridor with the Rapid Transit Team and Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Contribute your comments and ideas for the A-Line corridor and planning process as we move forward

If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this event, please contact Katie Edmonds by December 8 at 905-546-2424 x2553. Advance requests are highly encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

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Hamilton Farmers' Market Genesis - Andrew Miller Land Deed History 1837-1856

  • Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  • Time: 2:32
  • Location: Hamilton

Hamilton Farmers’Market Genesis - Andrew Miller Land Deed History 1837-1856

Who was Andrew Miller?

Andrew Miller was born in Rochester. Like many early settlers at the Head of the Lake, they came from the United States. They were United Empire Loyalists, proud of their British heritage and determined to retain it. He held strong Reform views and was arrested for involvement in the 1837 Rebellion - it is said he stored guns for the rebels in his tavern basement – and his eventual return to native Rochester, suggests that he never abandoned the republican politics of his birthplace. His nickname “Yankee” Miller was no accident. A tavern keeper, land speculator, presented himself as a land surveyor. He was a typical frontier businessman like others; he put his talents and energies to work in more than one field. Politics and business were a natural combination.

About the land;

The first mention of the market site occurs in the Crown land grants of 1801, when Farm Lot 15 in the Second Concession of Barton Township was deeded to a John Haskins or Askin. This large piece of land changed hands a few times until 1823 when Andrew Miller purchased a little over seven acres of it. This piece of land was a grove of apple trees. Triangular in shape and ran North on the west side of James Street. It was an addition to Miller’s already thriving business the Steamboat Hotel located next door. The Steamboat Hotel opened for business in 1819 on the northwest corner of King and James Streets. A prime strategic spot, the site of today’s main entrance to Lloyd D. Jackson Square.

The seven acres of land was only one of a number of town lots that passed through Andrew Miller’s hands in the1820s and 1830s. Located right at the centre of town, and with the town already developing north-ward from Main Street to Burlington Bay buying the orchard made excellent business sense.

In 1832 the local economy was booming. Immigration quickly increased the town’s population from 200 to more than 2,000 residents. Andrew Miller was elected to the Board of Police, the town’s first local government. The town became an Emporium of Trade. A market was needed.

One of the first actions taken by the Board of Police after incorporation in 1833 was to conduct a poll of the town’s taxpayers to canvas the opinion on the best site for a market. The majority of the electors preferred Gore Park; others opted for a location further north on James Street, especially those farmers coming into town along York Street from the west. The preferences of the farmers and electors were only part of the equation. Taking into account the commercial and political rivalries among the town’s leading citizens the result was several months of haggling among the town’s main landowners, but in 1837 the town finally acquired the land needed. Other offers had been considered, but were rejected. The terms of the agreement with Miller and his wife were negotiated several times before the Board agreed to pay each 5 shillings in consideration of their rights to the property. The Millers ceded only a fraction of the lot they had acquired in 1823, a little over half an acre.

The foundation for the market therefore was laid through the generosity and fore though of one of the town’s citizens, who was able to realize the advantages to the municipality of a central buying place where producers and consumers could meet for their mutual benefit. Thus on April 14, 1837, Andrew Miller deeded to the town a small triangular piece of property at York and James Streets. It was a small piece of land, but ample for its purpose in those days.

Miller’s indenture assigning the land to the town was accepted by the President of Police of the town of Hamilton a few days later, but it was registered almost a year later on the 16th.day of February , 1838, as transaction No. 643. The parcel of land had a frontage of about 150 feet on James Street and extended westward towards Mac Nab Street.

The reservations, limitations and conditions set forth in this memorial of bargain and sale were: “That the said party do adopt and use the said parcel of land as a public market ground, and as soon as an Act of the Provincial Parliament has been obtained for the erection of the market on the said ground, proceed to build and finish on this ground a market house of stone or brick, measuring not less than 40 by 60 feet on the ground floor and not less than two storey’s.”

According to the deed the land contained two rods, ten perches, and its boundaries were described as being; from a post situated at James Street, West side, and York Street, North Side, North 18 degrees, 30 minutes to a length of two chains and 25 links, thence 71 degrees 30 minutes westerly to a length of five chains to the North side of York Street, and East on the North side of York Street to the starting point, the property being part of lot 15, concession 2, in the township of Barton.

Without any obstacle to the town’s plans to develop a new market council went ahead and arranged a loan from a George Harvey within two months of Miller’s deed and a Market House was built. Hamilton’s first major building contractor, William Hardy, won the prize of 7.10 pounds for the design of the new Market House. A new wooden structure not of stone or brick, contrary to Miller’s whishes, but quite pretentious for those days, was built. It was completed in 1839 and in June the council adopted a set of regulations governing market commerce, effective July 1, 1839. The rules were amended and published by the town clerk the following September. The Market House for 19 years sufficed the Hamilton public for market purposes.

The transaction was in fact was a great deal more complicated. It suggests a strong element of political intrigue behind the apparently simple facts.

When Miller signed the indenture deeding the land to the town there was an outstanding writ against his property, which was “placed in the hands of a William Munson Jarvis Esq., then Sheriff of the District of Gore (area were most people wanted the market to be built), to be executed in due form of law” on February 9, 1837. No mention of this writ arose during Miller’s negotiations with the town, nor did it arise during the Board’s deliberations. Why not? In fact, the writ was allowed to lie dormant for more than two years, even though the “due form of law” called for its execution within weeks. On March 2, 1839, Sheriff Jarvis finally after having duly advertised said lands according to law did expose and offer said lands and tenements for sale at public auction at the Court House of the Town of Hamilton to the highest bidder.

The “lands and tenements” were sold for the paltry sum of three (3) pounds. The winning bid was entered by Judge Miles O’Reilly, chief justice of the Gore District Court and President of the Board of Police. Does that seem to you has total transparence and above board?

Ten years later (1849), Miles and Jane O’Reilly signed a new indenture transferring the land bought at that auction to the town. Both the Sheriff’s sale and the indenture involved the same triangular piece of ground from Andrew Miller’s apple orchard.

In the deposition of facts in O’Reilly’s deed of 1849, he explained that Miller’s original transfer of the land was “inoperative and void” because the town lacked the “power and authority in the law in the said Corporation to purchase, take or hold lands for a second market in the said Town of Hamilton.” Moreover, argued O’Reilly, Miller’s lands had already been seized by the Sheriff and were no longer in his possession to transfer. Moving then to the heart of the matter, O’Reilly declared:

Before the passing of the statute, among other things, and to enable the said Corporation to take and old lands for a second market in the said Town of Hamilton…the said Miles O’Reilly by the advice and at the request of the members of the said Corporation, and in order to secure to the said Corporation the use and benefit of said lands, and as soon as might be the title to the same, bought said lands at Sheriff’s sale, and the Corporation now styled the City of Hamilton are desirous that said lands should be conveyed to them in due form.

In short, O’Reilly simply acted for the good of the town by circumventing Miller’s Legal problems and the further legal difficulty caused by the lack of enabling legislation.

The evidence suggests that Miller was victimized for his politics and his nationality. It seems that O’Reilly’s played both sides against the middle. On one hand, as chief justice of the district court and President of the Board of Police, he was a pillar of the local establishment. But he also dabbled in Reform politics to the extent of defending a dozen accused rebels at the treason trial in Hamilton in 1838.

It is clear that the lack of enabling legislation presented no serious obstacle to the town’s plans to develop a new market due to the fact that council went ahead with the construction of the Market House immediately after Miller deed the land.

In 1839 to appease Tory anger and anti-American sentiment in the wake of the Rebellion Andrew Miller was offered up as a sacrificial goat. He didn’t suffer irreparable harm. He did endure considerable economic losses in 1839-40, but his business was sufficiently resilient to allow him to move the Steamboat Hotel to a more prosperous location at the corner of MacNab and York Streets. Miller evidently did not lack nerve. The new tavern was called the “American Hotel”. He was reelected to council in 1847 and in 1853 he cast the deciding vote which gave the mayoralty to William Kerr. For reasons unknown by 1856 Miller had returned to Rochester but he continued to own substantial blocks of property in Hamilton.

In 1856 business in Hamilton had outgrown the original Market space, city council was determined to expand the market grounds. The natural direction for growth was north and west, towards MacNab and Merrick. Seven individuals owned this land and one of them was Andrew Miller so the city council sent a delegation to Rochester to arrange to acquire his Merrick Street property. Miller demanded and obtained the highest price, 125 pounds a foot, more than three times as much as Thomas Morton asked for an adjoining property.

This transaction produced another lengthy legal document. Once again, Miller stipulated conditions. The most interesting clause in this deed has caused considerable debate down the years. Miller reiterated that the land in his original deed, the apple orchard, “shall remain an open square and forever remain such for the public benefit, to be used as an appurtenance to the said new Market and for Market purposes forever according to the purport and intent of the original grant.”

The Market Committee reported to council that “Miller’s offer is advantageous to the City as it leaves space for an open Gore and the City can proudly boast of having two open Gores which are not to be found in any other City in the Upper or Lower Province.” The deal was completed a year later. The City bought six (6) parcels of land for 19,915 pounds, British currency was used in those days, or $100,000.00 – of which Miller received about a quarter. The market ground was increased to 25 times its original size.

The properties were secured as follows; From James G. Davis and Jonathan Davis, on October 6; for 3,250 pounds; from David Dewy, for 3,650 pounds; from Thomas Morton, for 1,600 pounds, from John Bradley, for 1,250 pounds; from Jasper T. Gilkson, for 3,915 pounds; from Andrew Miller another piece of land, for 5,000 pounds; and from Allanson Blackmer, for 1,250 pounds.

In view of the necessity for increased Market accommodations caused by the rapid growth in population and wealth prior to the crash of 1857 a new Market building was proposed and finally erected in the early 1860’s. This Victorian urban complex would last as the heart of the City for almost a century.

The Market was vital to the City’s life.

In a deed dated July 31, 1874 and registered on August 1, 1874, George W. Miller, surviving executor under the will of the late Andrew Miller, for valuable consideration, released the City from all the claims under the limitations and reservations as set forth in the memorial of bargain and sale. This is 18 years after the sale. Who did this action benefited? Certainly not the interests of the Market! Was it legal? Did George have the legal ability as an executor to do that. Considering all that has been talked about in the past apparently not. It’s time to find out!

March 27, 1969 – The way was cleared for Hamilton to pluck its 132-year-old downtown market out of the path of progress. The private bills committee at Queen’s Park gave Hamilton council the right to shift the market to make way for civic square development.

Historical reflection: The Patriots was the name given after 1826 to the PARTI CANADIEN and to the popular movement that contributed to the REBELLIONS OF 1837-38 in Lower Canada. The primarily francophone party, led mainly by members of the liberal professions and small-scale merchants, was widely supported by farmers, day-laborers and craftsmen.

The Rebellions of 1837 took place in both Upper and Lower Canada. In LOWER CANADA the rebellion was in large part an expression of a resurgent FRENCH CANADIAN NATIONALISM. The French Canadian majority constituted the overwhelming majority in the locally elected Assembly established by the Canada or CONSTITUTIONAL ACT, 1791. By comparison the UPPER CANADA (Southern Ontario) rebellion was a more limited affair. There was growing discontent with the network of officials, erroneously described as the FAMILY COMPACT, who dominated the administration of the government and controlled the distribution of patronage throughout the province. Popular opposition developed over land-granting policies, particularly the setting aside of large blocks of land as CLERGY RESERVES, the education policies of the government and its economic priorities, and the general favoritism shown to the Church of England and its supporters and to recent emigrants from Britain. This discontent was strongest among the American-born settlers who had migrated prior to the War of 1812 - the so-called late loyalists - and their descendants, nonconformist in their religious views and somewhat republican in their political sympathies, who were denied political rights during the struggle over the ALIEN QUESTION in the 1820s. Although the settlers of American origin constituted a declining proportion of the population as British immigrants flooded into Upper Canada in the early 1830s, the oligarchic form of government which had been established by the CONSTITUTIONAL ACT of 1791 came increasingly under attack, and the nascent Reform Party won control of the Assembly in 1828 and again in 1834

Upper Canada officially existed from 26 December 1791 to 10 February 1841 and generally comprised present-day Southern Ontario. The geopolitical prefix “upper” in its name reflected its geographic position higher up the river basin or closer to the headwaters of the St. Lawrence River than that of Lower Canada or present day Quebec to the northeast. Upper Canada included all of modern-day southern Ontario and all those areas of northern Ontario in the pays d’en haul haut which had formed part of New France, essentially the watersheds of the Ottawa River, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior. It did not include any lands within the watershed of Hudson Bay.

This is not an extensive study on the land deals of Andrew Miller, but it will help many to better understand what took place and possibly inspire some to search further and help the Market to receive the consideration it deserves.

Source Hamilton Public Library – Historical records Michael Quigley book – On the Market

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3rd Annual Decorating Beasley Park for the Holidays!

  • Date: Sunday, December 19, 2010
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Beasley Park
  • Address: In the block bound by Cannon, Mary, and Wilson (Google Maps)

Come and join us to decorate Beasley Park for a great Holiday season! Hot Chocolate will be provided

http://www.ourbeasley.com/calendar/event.php?eid=20101115183350434

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Kirkendall Movie: 'A Christmas Story'

  • Date: Monday, December 20, 2010
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Fenian Films
  • Address: 211 Locke Street South, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Admission: Donation of non-perishable food items for the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Posted by Ryan

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Beasley Street Hockey

  • Date: Sunday, December 26, 2010
  • Time: 3pm
  • Location: Beasley Park
  • Address: In the block bound by Cannon, Mary, and Wilson (Google Maps)

Come and join us for Beasley Park Street Hockey. Sticks for the kids, and hotdogs afterwards.

more info at http://www.ourbeasley.com

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Mayor Bob Bratina ... New Year's Levee

  • Date: Saturday, January 01, 2011
  • Time: 2-4 pm
  • Location: City Hall 2nd floor

Mayor Bob Bratina invites you to join him for his New Year's Levee

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Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

  • Date: Saturday, January 08, 2011
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Hamiton Convention Centre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

When you first arrive a bridal show, the front doors are always a buzz with activity... Friends meeting friends, brides registering for the grand prize, collecting both the complimentary wedding planner and free gift bag, and everyone getting set to enter the show! So how can you be best prepared to run the bridal gauntlet?

Here are some fun, think-ahead tips to make the most of your bridal show experience:

Get your coupons - Keep an eye out in local participating stores and in your newspaper for $2 coupons. Collect one for each member of your bridal entourage joining you at the show.

Bring address labels - This will save lots of handwriting as you fill out ballots, register with vendors and sign up for information.

Travel light - There is plenty of free parking at the show, so leave your coats and any unnecessary items in the car, that way you'll have little to carry and plenty of room for free giveaways!

Bring a re-usable bag - There is lots to see and do at The Hamilton - Halton Fall Wedding Show, but there is also lots to take home! So bring your favorite tote to collect all your bridal finds!

Upon entering the show, each bride-to-be will receive a FREE copy of The Perfect Wedding Guide, valued at $40 to help with all of their wedding planning needs. In addition, each brides-to-be will also receive the latest addition of Today's Bride Magazine.

  • Fashion shows: 1:00 & 3:30pm Daily

  • Tickets: $12.00

Grand Prize is a Shopping Spree to LimeRidge Mall valued at $500.00 PLUS a Custom Made Wedding Band Courtesy of Lessard Coutu will be given away at each fashion show.

Don't forget your canned goods to support "Brides For Banks" Food Drive to Support Hamilton Food Share.

http://www.topweddingshows.com/shows/view/hamilton-halton-spring-wedding-show

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Speakeasy Coffee Brew Session

  • Date: Saturday, January 08, 2011
  • Time: 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Hamilton Cafe & Cupping Lab
  • Address: 445 Ferguson Ave. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

This weeks' tastings will include (but are not limited to) Kenya (AA Kandara, AA Karumandi, Kariru Peaberry, Kagongo Peaberry), Ethiopian Amaro Gayo (washed & natural), and two Rwandan microlots from award winning co-ops.

Every session includes demonstrations of techniques for better "to-the-cup" brew methods that include: aeropress, french press, siphon pot, caramic pourover, and espresso. The brew is always free, and everyone is welcome! Know a coffee-lover? Invite them along.

We are also pleased to announce that our very limited & Canada-exclusive Panama H2 has finally arrived in the roastery and will be available (by order only) beginning Monday, January 10th. This coffee will also be included in Saturday's sampling.

http://www.speakeasycoffee.ca/

Posted by Ryan

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Hamilton-Halton Spring Wedding Show

  • Date: Sunday, January 09, 2011
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Hamiton Convention Centre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

When you first arrive a bridal show, the front doors are always a buzz with activity... Friends meeting friends, brides registering for the grand prize, collecting both the complimentary wedding planner and free gift bag, and everyone getting set to enter the show! So how can you be best prepared to run the bridal gauntlet?

Here are some fun, think-ahead tips to make the most of your bridal show experience:

Get your coupons - Keep an eye out in local participating stores and in your newspaper for $2 coupons. Collect one for each member of your bridal entourage joining you at the show.

Bring address labels - This will save lots of handwriting as you fill out ballots, register with vendors and sign up for information.

Travel light - There is plenty of free parking at the show, so leave your coats and any unnecessary items in the car, that way you'll have little to carry and plenty of room for free giveaways!

Bring a re-usable bag - There is lots to see and do at The Hamilton - Halton Fall Wedding Show, but there is also lots to take home! So bring your favorite tote to collect all your bridal finds!

Upon entering the show, each bride-to-be will receive a FREE copy of The Perfect Wedding Guide, valued at $40 to help with all of their wedding planning needs. In addition, each brides-to-be will also receive the latest addition of Today's Bride Magazine.

  • Fashion shows: 1:00 & 3:30pm Daily

  • Tickets: $12.00

Grand Prize is a Shopping Spree to LimeRidge Mall valued at $500.00 PLUS a Custom Made Wedding Band Courtesy of Lessard Coutu will be given away at each fashion show.

Don't forget your canned goods to support "Brides For Banks" Food Drive to Support Hamilton Food Share.

http://www.topweddingshows.com/shows/view/hamilton-halton-spring-wedding-show

Posted by Ryan

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Re-Think Barton-Tiffany

  • Date: Monday, January 10, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: You Me Gallery
  • Address: 330 James Street North, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Heather George
  • Email: heather.c.george@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-630-7560

It's time for Hamiltonians to speak up!

The west harbour debate played out in Council chambers and in meetings with the Ticats and Pan Am representatives, but what about the voices of Hamiltonians?

What do Hamiltonians want the West Harbour to be?

With the recent suggestion of Confederation Park as a building site, it seems that the West Harbour has been dropped, for now, but what about the next big building project that comes along?

Hamiltonians need to have a say in the development of their city and its neighborhoods. We will meet to discuss a speculative plan which respects the historic and geographic elements of the site, as well as the principles of the Setting Sail West Harbour Secondary Plan.

The voice of Hamilton's citizens needs to be heard! Come out and help shape your community!

http://www.rethinkbartontiffany.ca/

Posted by Ryan

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B-Line Rapid Transit Corridor Public Visioning Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
  • Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Albion Rooms, Hamilton Convention Centre
  • Address: 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Christine Newbold
  • Email: nodesandcorridors@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1279

Help shape the future of the B-Line Corridor along Queenston, King and Main Streets from Eastgate to McMaster.

  • 6-7 PM: Open House
  • 7-9 PM: Presentation and Workshop

Throughout the fall, the City has been hosting a series of focus group meetings to help establish a land use vision for the B-Line Corridor. We have been hearing about how neighbourhoods along the corridor envision the land use and future development. Come out to hear what neighbourhoods are saying about the corridor and participate by adding YOUR vision for the B-Line Corridor.

Let us know if you are planning to attend the event - please RSVP by January 10, 2011.

http://www.hamilton.ca/nodesandcorridors

Posted by Ryan

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Rally to Support a Community Stadium & Velodrome on Hamilton's West Harbour

  • Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Location: Hamilton City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main St. W. (Google Maps)

As recently clarified by Ian Troop, CEO of Toronto 2015, the City of Hamilton does not need the Ti-Cats as a legacy tenant to secure funding for a stadium. We can build a 5,000-6,500 community stadium (expandable to 15,000 temporary seats for the PanAm Games)with a legacy use for amateur community sport events and possibly a minor league soccer franchise.

We already have the land assembled in the West Harbour, the studies are complete, and the site has been confirmed by council 7 times.

The stadium can be scaleable to support a possible later decision by the Ti-Cats to play there.

Even better is that the savings of constructing a smaller stadium can be put towards building a permanent Velodrome/community athletics centre that will attract elite cycling athletes and elite cycling events to our city.

All we need to make this happen is for a councillor to put forward a motion in the next council meeting on Wednesday, January 12th (7pm start) that Hamilton submit a bid for a community stadium, and for council to pass this motion.

Let's rally at City Hall ahead of the Council Meeting at 6.30pm and make our wishes known to council, and then attend the meeting at 7pm!

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Reliving the South Pole Expedition for Kids

  • Date: Friday, January 14, 2011
  • Time: 8-9 pm
  • Location: McMaster University Medical Centre, Rm. 1A1, Ewart Angus wing
  • Address: 1280 Main St. W, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Free Public Talk from the Hamilton Association. Peter Turkstra describes and show images of unforgettable experiences from the Antarctic ski trek he participated in to help inner-city schools. He is one of a small group who has skiied to both north and south poles.

http://www.haalsa.org

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ADFW Liberal nomination contestants' Q&A

  • Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
  • Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: St. Paul's United Church
  • Address: 29 Park St., Dundas (Google Maps)

ADFW's federal Liberal nomination contestants are to field questions from riding association members. This is not a debate. Questions from members were sent to a panel comprising a few of the riding association's executive committee members. Contestants will be informed of the general subject matter of the questions, but will not see the actual questions in advance.

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Otzi the Similuan Iceman

  • Date: Saturday, January 15, 2011
  • Time: 8pm
  • Location: McMaster Medical Centre (hospital bldg); Ewart Angus wing, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

Free public talk by Dr. Walter Kean, McMaster professor of medicine. The 5000- year-old body thrown up by a glacier melting in the Italian Alps, studied under the lens of new technology, has raised questions about ancient lives and learning. Dr. Kean has a fresh theory about Otzi based on his numerous tattoos. Everyone welcome. Q & A and refreshments to follow.

http://www.haalsa.org

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Hamilton Celebrates Martin Luther King Birthday

  • Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011
  • Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Stewart Memorial Church
  • Address: 114 John St. N., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Stewart Memorial
  • Email: stewartmem175@hotmail.com
  • Phone: 905-522-9755

Guest speakers, entertainment, refreshments.

Sponsored by Hamilton Black History Committee, Stewart Memorial Church, with support from UJA and John Holland Institute for Leadership

Posted by Ryan

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Rapid Transit Open House

  • Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • Location: Scottish Rite
  • Address: 4 Queen St. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open Houses. This is your opportunity to:

  • Give us your views on the ongoing development of a Rapid Transit network for Hamilton.
  • Review the details of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) scheme which is proposed for the B-Line corridor between McMaster and Eastgate.
  • Discuss and contribute to land use planning issues and opportunities along both the A-Line (Waterfront - Airport) and B-Line (McMaster - Eastgate) corridors.

Staff will be available from both the City of Hamilton and the consultant team to explain proposals, answer your questions and understand your points of view. In addition, members from the Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (RTCAC) will be in attendance to listen to your views.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

Posted by Ryan

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Rapid Transit Open House

  • Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • Location: Westdale Secondary School
  • Address: 700 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open Houses. This is your opportunity to:

  • Give us your views on the ongoing development of a Rapid Transit network for Hamilton.
  • Review the details of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) scheme which is proposed for the B-Line corridor between McMaster and Eastgate.
  • Discuss and contribute to land use planning issues and opportunities along both the A-Line (Waterfront - Airport) and B-Line (McMaster - Eastgate) corridors.

Staff will be available from both the City of Hamilton and the consultant team to explain proposals, answer your questions and understand your points of view. In addition, members from the Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (RTCAC) will be in attendance to listen to your views.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

Posted by Ryan

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4th annual faith and social justice conference

  • Date: Saturday, January 22, 2011
  • Time: 8am-4pm
  • Location: Redeemer University College
  • Address: 777 Garner Rd. E (Google Maps)

To encourage the connection between the Christian faith and social justice. A wide range of speakers will be present including Steve Buist from the Code Red series and Robert McConkey from Habitat for Humanity Hamilton. A full list of the speakers can be found online. Register online before the 10th for early bird rate.

http://www.redeemer.ca/life/studentActivities/socialjustice/default.aspx

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Rapid Transit Open House

  • Date: Monday, January 24, 2011
  • Time: 5-8 PM
  • Location: Volunteer Hamilton
  • Address: 267 King St. E., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open Houses. This is your opportunity to:

  • Give us your views on the ongoing development of a Rapid Transit network for Hamilton.
  • Review the details of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) scheme which is proposed for the B-Line corridor between McMaster and Eastgate.
  • Discuss and contribute to land use planning issues and opportunities along both the A-Line (Waterfront - Airport) and B-Line (McMaster - Eastgate) corridors.

Staff will be available from both the City of Hamilton and the consultant team to explain proposals, answer your questions and understand your points of view. In addition, members from the Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (RTCAC) will be in attendance to listen to your views.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

Posted by Ryan

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Music, Friends, and Football

Hosted by Save Ivor Wynne Stadium dot com

It has been a long 8 months, but after studying such sites as the West Harbor, East Mountain, the CP Railyard on Aberdeen, and even Aldershot outside of our city limits, we find ourselves back to where football has lived in Hamilton for 60 years; Ivor Wynne Stadium.

On Monday, our council will be presented with and discuss, the plan to rebuild and upgrade Ivor Wynne. The deadline to submit Hamilton’s stadium proposal for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games is February 1st, with 75 Balsam Avenue North as the focus of our primary site for the long term home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and one of the host venues for the 2015 games.

Monday night is a celebration, hosted by friends and family of the Save Ivor Wynne Stadium project. Not a celebration of victory, but a celebration of what this process has taught us, the friendships that have been made, and how our city came together as a whole, to fight for something they believed (and didn’t believe), in.

Ivor Wynne, as re-iterated after one of my past delegations, has become the fallback site. Not preferred by anyone, not the Tiger-Cats, not city council, probably not even HostCo, but for many fans and residents who hold a special place in their hearts for Ivor Wynne Stadium, this is what they had hoped for all along.

It’s time to celebrate never giving up. After eight months of research and desperate pleas, trying to encourage the powers that be to talk about the possibilities that exist amongst the grounds that line Balsam Avenue North, it’s time celebrate that council and the Tiger-Cats are now talking about Ivor Wynne.

That’s all we were really looking for from day one and next week, we may perhaps be given a gift that we never dreamed possible. For the placement of that infinity symbol after 1930 to. For many more volumes to come, in the Ivor Wynne Stadium scrapbook.


DETAILS:

Special GIC Meeting: 1pm in council chambers

Dinner: Shortly after the council meeting concludes, we are going to head over to the Honest Lawyer for some eats. Please do join us.

Music and Drinks: Our band, The Workshop, will be jammin’ at the Skydragon from approximately 7pm on. We will have some spare instruments, or bring your own, as you are more than welcome to join us on stage throughout the night.

All times are approximate and are subject to change depending on when council adjourns for the evening. Check my Twitter Account for updates the day of the GIC.


We hope to see you there. All are welcome.

http://saveivorwynnestadium.com/blog/?p=243

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Rapid Transit Open House

  • Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • Location: Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
  • Address: 1715 Main Street East, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open Houses. This is your opportunity to:

  • Give us your views on the ongoing development of a Rapid Transit network for Hamilton.
  • Review the details of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) scheme which is proposed for the B-Line corridor between McMaster and Eastgate.
  • Discuss and contribute to land use planning issues and opportunities along both the A-Line (Waterfront - Airport) and B-Line (McMaster - Eastgate) corridors.

Staff will be available from both the City of Hamilton and the consultant team to explain proposals, answer your questions and understand your points of view. In addition, members from the Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (RTCAC) will be in attendance to listen to your views.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

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Poverty by Postal Code: How Neighbourhood Solutions Can Work

  • Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30 PM)
  • Location: Hamilton Spectator Auditorium
  • Address: 44 Frid St. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Code Red Rx Speaker Series
  • Email: code_red_speaker@yahoo.ca

The Spectator's Code Red series and the Hamilton Community Foundation's Vital Signs report both show our city's grim reality of poverty by postal code. If wealth - and health - are defined by where we live, are neighbourhood-based approaches the answer?

McMaster researcher Dr. Jim Dunn shows us where they've been used, their pros and cons, and what we can learn for Hamilton.

Free lecture, first in a series.

Kindly RSVP via email.

http://www.crunch.mcmaster.ca

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Rapid Transit Open House

  • Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
  • Time: 11 Am - 2 PM
  • Location: Courtyard Marriott
  • Address: 1224 Upper James St. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open Houses. This is your opportunity to:

  • Give us your views on the ongoing development of a Rapid Transit network for Hamilton.
  • Review the details of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) scheme which is proposed for the B-Line corridor between McMaster and Eastgate.
  • Discuss and contribute to land use planning issues and opportunities along both the A-Line (Waterfront - Airport) and B-Line (McMaster - Eastgate) corridors.

Staff will be available from both the City of Hamilton and the consultant team to explain proposals, answer your questions and understand your points of view. In addition, members from the Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (RTCAC) will be in attendance to listen to your views.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

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Rapid Transit Open House

  • Date: Friday, January 28, 2011
  • Time: 11 AM - 2 PM
  • Location: MUSC Marketplace
  • Address: McMaster University, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open Houses. This is your opportunity to:

  • Give us your views on the ongoing development of a Rapid Transit network for Hamilton.
  • Review the details of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) scheme which is proposed for the B-Line corridor between McMaster and Eastgate.
  • Discuss and contribute to land use planning issues and opportunities along both the A-Line (Waterfront - Airport) and B-Line (McMaster - Eastgate) corridors.

Staff will be available from both the City of Hamilton and the consultant team to explain proposals, answer your questions and understand your points of view. In addition, members from the Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (RTCAC) will be in attendance to listen to your views.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

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Hamilton Day of Action

  • Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Hamilton City Hall
  • Address: 71 Main Street West (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laurie Hardwick
  • Phone: 1-800-668-9138

USW Local 1005 and its 900 members and 9000 pensioners are waging a battle on behalf of ALL of us. Foreign-owned companies think we’re just body parts to be thrown away at the end of our work lives. U.S. Steel locked out it workers Nov. 7. It is trying to drive pensioners into the dirt by deindexing their pensions! AND they want defined benefit plans closed to new hires and replaced with defined contribution plans that are nothing more than glorified savings accounts. The OFL, CLC, USW Local 1005 and Hamilton and District Labour Council are calling for a massive province-wide mobilization to stop U.S. Steel and other foreign-owned companies from wrecking our communities and stealing our futures. Let’s get going!

http://www.uswa1005.ca/

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Randy Steele Retrospective at Focus Gallery

  • Date: Saturday, January 29, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Focus Gallery
  • Address: 66 James St. N. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Randy Steele

Randy Steele

September 13, 1961 - May 22, 2009

Randy was born and raised in the city he loved - his mom still lives in their childhood home in west Hamilton. Randy and wife Maggie met in 1990 when her parents hired his company "Handy Moves" to move her. Little did they know how far that move would take them - a journey of nineteen years and a legacy of four beautiful daughters.

When the recession hit in 1992, Randy was forced to close down his company and had no idea what to do with himself. For the first time in his life he was depressed. Maggie was taking some courses at Mohawk College and while standing in front of a wall of course pamphlets, her gaze landed on one for broadcast journalism. She brought it home to Randy and encouraged him to apply - she knew he would be great on TV.

At 30 years old, he went back to school. He graduated in 1994 and used his trademark combination of charm, contacts and hard work to land a job at CH Television. He had found his career calling. Randy went on to become one of the viewers' favourite reporters, covering issues at city hall and eventually producing his own segment, "Steele's Town", an inside peek at his vision of Hamilton and its people.

In 2001 Randy was diagnosed with throat cancer. From 2003-2009 the cancer returned unrelentingly but with just as much force he fought back. In 2004, when faced with an extended time off work, a friend told him to pick up a hobby - something he'd never done - and Randy bought his first camera, a Kodak. He went from being in front of the camera to being behind it, blending the art of photography with his ability to connect with individual subjects and an entire city.

In 2009, Randy wrote to his youngest daughter Randi, who was four years old at the time, "I know you probably won't remember a lot of the things we have done together. I've taken loads of pictures of your young life; I hope you can see I've taken all those pictures of you with a lot of love in my heart (and in my lens!). They are something you will always have".

Shannon, Carly, Keltie, Randi and Maggie have been left with over 12,000 of Randy's photos, each one taken "with love" - for his family and for Hamilton.

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Rapid Transit Open House - CANCELED

  • Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2011
  • Time: 4-6 PM
  • Location: Right House Building
  • Address: 35 King St. E. Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Hamilton Rapid Transit Office
  • Email: rapidtransit@hamilton.ca

The City of Hamilton's Rapid Transit team invites you to our upcoming Open Houses. This is your opportunity to:

  • Give us your views on the ongoing development of a Rapid Transit network for Hamilton.
  • Review the details of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) scheme which is proposed for the B-Line corridor between McMaster and Eastgate.
  • Discuss and contribute to land use planning issues and opportunities along both the A-Line (Waterfront - Airport) and B-Line (McMaster - Eastgate) corridors.

Staff will be available from both the City of Hamilton and the consultant team to explain proposals, answer your questions and understand your points of view. In addition, members from the Rapid Transit Citizen Advisory Committee (RTCAC) will be in attendance to listen to your views.

http://www.hamilton.ca/rapid-transit

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Rev John C. Holland Awards

  • Date: Saturday, February 05, 2011
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: Michelangelo Banquet Centre
  • Address: 1555 Upper Ottawa street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Greer Gordon
  • Email: info@johnhollandawards.com
  • Phone: 905-5275651

The 15 Annual Rev. John C. Holland awards is the largest Black History Month event in Hamilton. These awards were established to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our community, with a particular focus on the contributions of African Canadians to the social, economic, and cultural life of our entire city.

Since its inception in 1996, these awards have received broad support from the community. Each year hundreds of Hamiltonians join with the Black History Committee to acknowledge and celebrate excellence

http://www.johnhollandawards.com

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Arts Awards Info Session

  • Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Central Public Library
  • Address: 55 York Blvd. Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sarah Ehmke
  • Email: artsawards@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 7612

Learn more about the City of Hamilton's renewed Arts Awards Program. After a two-year hiatus, the annual award program has expanded from 6 to 11 categories with an increase in award money to artists from $6,000 to $38,500!

Drop in to a nomination clinic - learn more about the program, pick up a nomination form and have your questions answers.

Visit our Facebook page (City of Hamilton - Arts Awards)for additional details.

http://www.hamilton.ca/artsawards

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Arts Awards Info Session

  • Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Dundas Public Library
  • Address: 18 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sarah Ehmke
  • Email: artsawards@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 7612

Learn more about the City of Hamilton's renewed Arts Awards Program. After a two-year hiatus, the annual award program has expanded from 6 to 11 categories with an increase in award money to artists from $6,000 to $38,500!

Drop in to a nomination clinic - learn more about the program, pick up a nomination form and have your questions answers.

Visit our Facebook page (City of Hamilton - Arts Awards) to learn more.

http://www.hamilton.ca/artsawards

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Celebrating the re-opening of the refreshed Central Library and Hamilton Farmers' Market

  • Date: Friday, February 11, 2011
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Location: Hamilton's Central Library
  • Address: 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Officials from the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Public Library will celebrate the official re-opening of the revitalized Central Library and Farmers' Market at a special ceremony.

  • WHAT: A ceremony to mark the official re-opening of the Central Library and Hamilton Farmers' Market. Renovations on these two downtown landmarks were coordinated with road and streetscape upgrades and the two-way conversion of the road as part of an overall project to revitalize York Boulevard between Bay and James Streets.

  • WHEN: Friday, February 11

    • Opening remarks - 10:00 a.m.
    • Guided media tour of the facilities - 10:30 a.m.
    • Media/VIP reception in Central Library's Wentworth Room - 11:00 a.m.
  • WHERE: The media event will take place in the Library "Living Room" facing York Boulevard

  • WHO: Bob Bratina, Mayor of Hamilton, Jason Farr, Ward Two Councillor, Brian McHattie, Ward One Councillor and Chair, Hamilton Farmers' Market Transition Sub-committee, Gerry Davis, GM of Public Works, Santina Moccio, Chair, Hamilton Public Library Board

The celebration continues all-day Friday, February 11 into Saturday, February 12 with public tours, cooking demos, author readings, and more.

http://www.hamilton.ca/foodforthought

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think|haus reopening

  • Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
  • Time: 1-5PM
  • Location: think|haus
  • Address: 25 Dundurn St N (2nd floor, entrance around the back) (Google Maps)
  • Email: events@thinkhaus.org

think|haus is Hamilton's "hackerspace" - a shared non-profit facility to build, tinker with, and discuss projects and ideas with like-minded people (nerds).

With over 900 sq ft of space, a variety of shared tools, and 24/7 access, we give our members space to exercise their creativity and imagination

Come check out our new space! We will be showing off our projects and giving short talks and demos. See our laser cutter in action! You can even build an electronic kit to take home.

Everyone is welcome to this free event. Bring your friends! Bring your kids! Bring your nerdy roommate who never leaves the house.

Can’t make it? We’ll miss you, but you can come out on any Tuesday at 7pm for our regularly scheduled open|haus.

http://thinkhaus.org

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Park Tavern reunion

  • Date: Saturday, February 12, 2011
  • Time: 1-5pm
  • Location: Rolly Rocket's BBQ
  • Address: 470 King St West (Corner of King & Locke) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Roland
  • Email: info@rollyrocketsbbq.com
  • Phone: 905 393-3555

We have been asked to host a Park Tavern Reunion. There is an open house between 1-5pm so old friends can reunite and talk about the good old days. Everyone is welcome!

http://www.rollyrocketsbbq.com

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Arts Awards Info Session

  • Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011
  • Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Valley Park Recreation Centre
  • Address: 970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sarah Ehmke
  • Email: artsawards@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 7612

Learn more about the City of Hamilton's renewed Arts Awards Program. After a two-year hiatus, the annual award program has expanded from 6 to 11 categories with an increase in award money to artists from $6,000 to $38,500!

Drop in to a nomination clinic - learn more about the program, pick up a nomination form and have your questions answers.

Visit our Facebook page (City of Hamilton - Arts Awards) to learn more.

http://www.hamilton.ca/artsawards

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How Sweet It Is!

  • Date: Sunday, February 13, 2011
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: Dundurn Castle
  • Address: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Franca Hicks
  • Email: dundurn@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2872

Make this year's Valentine's Day one to remember! Join Dundurn cook demonstrators in an intimate workshop in the exclusive atmosphere of Dundurn Castle's historic kitchen.

Participants will create and taste delicious sweets in an entertaining and interactive demonstration-style experience.

  • Cost: $60
  • Age: 14 and up is recommended

Dundurn National Historic Site workshops allow participants to learn the art of historic cooking by gaining hands-on experience reading and translating period recipes.

Experienced cook demonstrators guide participants to create and sample items using historic methods including using our 1860's wood-fired range. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make ginger pudding, chocolates, and something the Victorians called kisses, plus much more. You'll definitely want to lick the spoon!

http://www.hamilton.ca/dundurn

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Protecting Your Creations: Gowlings Presents An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

  • Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park
  • Address: 175 Longwood R. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Innovation Factory
  • Email: info@innovationfactory.ca

Successful innovative companies are built on strongly protected intellectual property. On February 22, join Innovation Factory for its second Lunch 'n Learn as Gowlings' Peter Milne discusses patents, trademarks, industrial design, copyright and trade secret laws.

Enjoy a free lunch, network with your peers and learn what ideas you can protect and the strategies you should consider in doing so.

Please register now as space is limited.

Peter Milne, Partner

Peter Milne is a lawyer, patent agent and trade mark agent and is a fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), on behalf of which he is former chair of the Toronto Patent and Trademark Informals Group. He is also a member of various professional organizations dealing with intellectual property including the International Trademark Association (INTA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI). He sits on various committees for INTA and IPIC.

Mr. Milne is a professional engineer and a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He also belongs to various professional associations which relate to his background in materials science.

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1228573697/?ref=enivte&invite=NzA0Nzk5L2VkaXRvckByYWlzZXRoZWhhbW1lci5vcmcvMA%3D%3D%0A

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TD Winter Carnival

  • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011
  • Time: 12pm - 4pm
  • Location: Copps Coliseum
  • Address: 101 York Blvd. (Google Maps)

Free event, skating, midway games, magicians, clowns, balloons, hot chocolate, carnival snacks

http://www.TDLocal.com/HamiltonNiagara

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Memorial for Laura Ann Young

  • Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011
  • Time: 12:00 Noon
  • Location: The Freeway
  • Address: 333 King Street East (at Wellington Street), Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Memorial service for Laura Ann Young. Any additional food, drinks, flowers, and candles will be welcomed.

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GIC Meeting: Citizens' Forum on Area Rating

  • Date: Monday, February 28, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Council Chambers
  • Address: City Hall, 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Carolyn Biggs
  • Email: carolyn.biggs@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 2604

The General Issues Committee (formerly Committee of the Whole) will hear a presentation from the Citizens' Forum on Area Rating on their findings and recommendations.

http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/AgendaMinutes/GeneralIssues/2011/index.htm

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Urban Development Agreements: A Poverty Prescription for Hamilton?

  • Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hamilton Spectator Auditorium
  • Address: 44 Frid St. (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer Dawson
  • Email: jen@plaidpencil.com
  • Phone: 905.522.4315

Urban development agreements bring together all levels of government with communities and businesses to make a difference in struggling neighbourhoods. University of Western Ontario researcher, Dr. Neil Bradford, explains what an urban development agreement could do for Hamilton...and who needs a seat at the table.

Doors open 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.

Let us know you're coming--send an email to coderedspeaker@yahoo.ca or phone 905.523.5600 ext. 248.

Bus tickets will be available at the event.

http://www.crunch.mcmaster.ca

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Water and Environmental Health in Ontario: How far have we come since Walkerton?

  • Date: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park, Ground Floor Conference Room D
  • Address: 175 Longwood Road South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Katherine Pizzacalla
  • Email: kpizzac@inweh.unu.edu
  • Phone: 905 667 5775

United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health's Another Drop Water-Health Seminar Series presents: Water and Environmental Health in Ontario: How far have we come since Walkerton? Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association, will be speaking about what led to the tragedy in Walkerton and the subsequent steps that were taken and what still needs to happen in order to protect Ontario drinking water. For more information visit www.inweh.unu.edu/seminars.htm.

Admission and parking are free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome! Please RSVP to contact@inweh.unu.edu.

http://www.inweh.unu.edu/seminars.htm

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Westdale Summer Camp Fair 2011

  • Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2011
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: George R. Allan School
  • Address: 900 King Street West, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Mary Louise Pigott
  • Email: grahomeandschool@gmail.com

Families of children from pre-school to grade 8 looking for local summer camps and programs, are invited to the Westdale Summer Camp Fair.

Over 25 local and regional day and residential camps will be on hand to provide you with the information you need to find the best summer experiences for your family. Find out about some of the many wonderful summer programs being offered in and around our community, speak directly with their representatives, and take care of some of those summer registrations on the spot!

There will also be a cafe with coffee, drinks, and delicious baked goods. Enjoy a break from your weekly routine while tackling your summer sign-ups.

Admission is free.

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Singing Her praises...Celebrating Women

  • Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Michelangelo Banquet Centre
  • Address: 1555 Upper Ottawa street (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Evelyn Myrie
  • Email: singherpraises@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-527-5651

This March marks the centenary of International Women Day and Hamilton will be joining the global celebration. Hamilton has a proud legacy of recognizing International Women’s Day and to celebrate this special occasion we are organizing an evening of pure fun. This special event, called “Singing Her Praises...Celebrating Women,” will be held Friday, March 11, 2011, at 6 p.m. at Michelangelo Banquet Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa. The evening features the artistry of Jude Johnson, Queen Cee, the Métis Women’s Circle, Michelle Titian, Dee Dee Laroque, Pauline Kajiura and more. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres while bidding at our fabulous silent auction table. A cash bar will be available. The event will bring together women and men from across the community to celebrate, laugh, sing, praise, honour and remember the accomplishments of the women’s rights movement here and all over the world. Part of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Wellwood Resource Centre of Hamilton’s Gynecological Cancer Support Program. This program helps women in the city who are affected by uterine, ovarian, cervical, and other forms of cancer unique to women.
“Singing Her Praises…Celebrating Women” will offer an evening of song, laughter, sharing and remembering the women in your life who have made a difference. Tickets are $45.00 each or purchase a table of 10 at $450.00 by calling Greer Gordon at 905-527-5651. Please consider supporting this event in many ways. You can buy a ticket to attend. You can sponsor a woman who can’t afford to attend without some help. Please make payments to Empower, 193 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P3A8. In Sisterhood, Evelyn Myrie Rene Wetselaar Event Co-Chairs

http://www.singingherpraises.com

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The Americans Were Not Playing Catch-and-Release

  • Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
  • Time: 8pm
  • Location: McMaster Medical Centre (hospital bldg); Ewart Angus wing, Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org

In a free public talk, local journalist/storyteller James Elliott recreates fascinating personalities and stories behind the Battle of Stoney Creek. That day helped change the fate of Ontario by stopping the thrust of the American invasion. His recent book, Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek will be available for sale.

http://www.haalsa.org

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The Ides of gritLIT

  • Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Location: Artword Artbar
  • Address: 15 Colbourne St (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Jennifer
  • Email: jennifer@gritlit.ca
  • Phone: (905) 972 9885

Breeze into Spring - and through the Ides of March - with us!

gritLIT's annual pre-festival fundraiser and launch is here. Join us for readings by Hamilton writers Sally Cooper and Jeff Griffiths and a poetry/music presentation from Bev Daurio and David Lee. Plus food, cash bar, and lots of door prizes - including a package of every book being presented at this April's festival.

Doors open at 7:00pm and tickets are $10 at the door.

For a full schedule of festival events, plus information about workshops, directions, tickets/passes and our writing contests visit www.gritlit.ca or downnload our free iPhone app.

http://www.gritlit.ca

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Cake+Loaf Bakery Bake Sale and Concert

  • Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Location: Fenian Films
  • Address: 211 Locke Street South, Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

Cake+Loaf Bakery will be hosting a celebration of local food and live music, supporting the Juravinski Cancer Centre and Cake+Loaf Bakery.

There will be an afternoon bake sale with live acoustic music, children's activities and entertainers, and an amateur cake decorating contest from 1pm-5pm on March 19th at Fenian Films on Locke Street South, followed at 7 pm by an evening concert featuring Rob Lamothe, The Beginning, The Maladies of Adam Stokes and others!

Tickets for the evening concert are $10.

50% of all profits will go towards the Juravinski Cancer Centre and the remainder will assist in the construction of a retail location on Dundurn St. South for Cake+Loaf Bakery.

Cake & Loaf is an artisan bakery located in the Kirkendall neighbourhood.

http://cakeandloaf.ca/

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CHANEL, INC. v. DOES 1-500

  • Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011
  • Time: 3:00

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Sustainable Cities (Partners for Prosperity series)

  • Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Location: LIUNA Station
  • Address: 360 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)

The Jobs Prosperity Collaborative is pleased to continue our partnership with Hamilton Economic Development to bring inspiring and thought provoking business and social speakers to the community through the "Partners for Prosperity" Networking Luncheon Series. Sponsored by the Innovation Factory, we are pleased to announce that our first luncheon of 2011 will feature keynote speaker Roland Aurich, President & CEO of Siemens Canada on Sustainable Cities.

Sstainability is not just a buzz word at Siemens. Through a research study, Siemens engaged Canadian key city stakeholders in a dialogue that encourages community leaders to think about the future - today.

With Canadian cities facing so many challenges relating to aging infrastructure, urban sprawl and poverty, the research report: The Sustainable Cities Challenge in Canada, commissioned by Siemens, focuses on five key infrastructure areas: Energy, Transportation, Water & Wastewater, Healthcare and Safety & Security. Roland Aurich will talk about the need to strike a balance between Competitiveness, The Environment and Quality of Life.

Cost: $45.20 per person or $361.60 for a table of 8

http://www.investinhamilton.ca/events/partners-for-prosperity-networking-luncheon-series.html

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The Big DiF: Innovation Factory Annual Open House

  • Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park Atrium
  • Address: 175 Longwood R. S., Hamilton ON (Google Maps)

You're invited to: The Big DiF, Innovation Factory's annual open house, networking and celebration event for Hamilton's innovation community.

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The Mary Janes of Comedy

  • Date: Friday, March 25, 2011
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Location: The Staircase
  • Address: 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton, Ontario (Google Maps)
  • Phone: 905-529-3000

The Mary Janes of Comedy return to the Hammer with a jam packed line up of some of Comedy's funniest Ladies. The Mary Janes (Jilllian Thomas, Dawn Whitwell, Deborah Robinson and Lianne Maula