Day: May 8, 2017

Come Celebrate Cycling in Hamilton With Us!Monday, May 29th

Save the date for this year’s Bike to Work (and School) Day celebration, happening on: Date:                   Monday, May 29th Time:                   7am – 9am (Mayoral Address and Awards at 8am) Place:                  City Hall Forecourt Join us this year for free refreshments, music, games, some awesome pre-workday vibes and of course…free t-shirts for registrants! Register now at http://bikemonth.ca/biketoworkday Get your legs ready for your commute on Bike to Work Day by attending one of our Bike Month warm up events! May 7, 2017: Bike for Mike (http://bikeformike.org) Ride. Bike for Mike raises money to create a more cycle friendly City by empowering a new generation of bike riders May 26, 2017: Refresh your Cycling Skills Workshops. Not feeling confident in your riding skills? Come practice by riding in a closed environment and learn valuable skills for riding safely with traffic. Interested? There are two timeslots available 12pm or 5pm, register here (http://bit.ly/cycleskills) It’s a Win-Win! Still not convinced to participate in Bike to Work Day? Well, there is another great reason to roll by, there are prizes to be won! We have teamed up with MEC (http://mec.ca) and VIA Rail (http://www.viarail.ca/) to giveaway three amazing prize packs. Register to be entered to win and attend the event at City Hall. We Love SoBi Hamilton and You Will Too! SoBi Hamilton is giving you another reason to love them! For Bike to Work...

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Bombs Away!  Louder Than A Bomb Canada Launches in Hamilton

May 7, 2017 –  Hamilton Youth Poets  is launching its annual Louder Than A Bomb Canada (LTABC) hip hop poetry festival with a series of competitions and educational programming from May 8-20, 2017. The festival is designed to give Hamilton’s next generation of youth leaders the tools and space to allow their diverse voices to ring out across the city. Bringing together secondary school youth slam poetry teams from across Hamilton to compete in Olympic-style tournaments, LTABC culminates in the exciting energy of team finals held at Theatre Aquarius on May 20, 2017.  The festival offers educational workshops and awe-inspiring performances by all-star artists, including recent Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour nominee Gary Barwin, visual and spoken word artist Komi Olaf, and Canadian slam poetry champion Andre Prefontaine. “Hamilton Youth Poets encourages youth to tell their stories through spoken word.” says Hamilton Youth Poets’ Artistic Director Nea Reid. “Through Louder Than A Bomb Canada  we’re creating a new narrative for our city. Our organization is committed to creating community across racial and socio-economic lines, encouraging teens to express themselves in a supportive environment, and bringing social change through arts.” Events include Queeriosity, a performance showcase dedicated to voices who are reshaping the conversation about sexuality, identity, and community; Emcee Olympics, a full evening dedicated to rap and hip hop; and Coaches Slam, at which all artists in residence...

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