SpecKids Unlimited

By RTH Staff
Published May 09, 2012

The Hamilton Spectator has launched a campaign called SpecKids Unlimited to solicit ideas on how Hamilton can make its children happier and healthier.

The campaign team will pick the five most promising ideas from all the submissions and publish them in the Spectator. Readers can vote for their favourite idea, and the winning entry will receive a $25,000 grant to put the idea into action.

If you have an idea, follow the instructions on how to apply. The campaign will accept submissions until May 16, 2012.

The list of community partners includes: An Instrument for Every Child, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, the City of Hamilton, Cubicle Fugitive, Freewheelin' Concerts, Hamilton Community Foundation, Hamilton Conservatory of the Arts, Hamilton Food Share, Hamilton Music Awards, Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Hamilton-Wentworth District Catholic School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, the Dundas Real McCoys, United Way, Wesley Urban Ministries, YMCA and YWCA.


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By Fred STreet (anonymous) | Posted May 09, 2012 at 12:43:55

Intimate, frequent and prolonged exposure to nature, the most enduring of all SSRIs.

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By WRCU2 (registered) - website | Posted May 10, 2012 at 08:45:58 in reply to Comment 76697

Intimate, frequent and prolonged exposure to nature...

You are absolutely correct Fred STreet, which is why I promote Community Gardens as one possible solution to malnutrition among adults as well as children. Juvenile Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity and ADD are just a few of the maladies affecting our young people today and the main reason for the huge increase in these (and many other) preventable diseases/conditions is really quite simply AN ACUTE VITAMIN AND MINERAL DEFICIENCY. Note: There is love in revolution, no-it-u-lover!

If someone wishes to pursue an idea that brings children into the garden to learn true nutrition and thus avoid the rue of modern medicine, you can count me in. Granted, nutritional supplements are great if you can afford them but most of us simply cannot. That is why I make powder from tiny rocks and sprinkle the minerals in my garden plots. When we actually look for the root of a problem, there is always a simpler solution to spot.

"It is always the nearest, plainest and simplest principles that learned men see last." Elbert Hubbard

Comment edited by WRCU2 on 2012-05-10 09:57:29

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By freebie (anonymous) | Posted May 09, 2012 at 12:58:43 in reply to Comment 76697

You just saved $25,000.

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By davidsfawcett (registered) - website | Posted May 12, 2012 at 11:59:04

Walkable neighbourhood schools.

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By ddaearegydd (anonymous) | Posted August 25, 2012 at 23:16:39

Contact with nature. Amen to that.

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