Month: August 2017

September Events

Lady Hamilton club. Walking tours Free event. Weekly Walks from July 14 – December15 28 James st n.Admission is free Details and Registration at www.ladyhamiltonclub.com  (905) 546-2666   H.M.C.S. Haida 74th Birthday Free Event. August 27th 10a.m.-5p.m. 658 Catherine st N www.pc.gc.ca/haida  (905) 526-6742   Supercrawl Free event. James st N September 8-10th  www.supercrawl.ca   Locke st Festival Free event. September 9th Free event, Locke st s. 11a.m.-5p.m. www.lockestreetfestival.com   Binbrook Fair. September 15th – 17th Binbrook Fairgrounds www.binbrookfair.org   Telling tails Free Event September 17th Westfield heritage village www.tellingtales.org   7th Annual Strides for the General Fund Raiser September 16th Bayfront park www.hamiltonhealth.ca   Mec Century ride September 17th 9a.m. – 3 p.m. 100k & 50k Bicycle rides Starting point Bayfront park finish point Collective arts brewery Cost $40 www.events.mec.ca/node/148721   Take back the Night Rally. A March to bring awareness to Spousal abuse September 28th 6p.m. City Hall 71 Main st w. www.sacha.ca   Ancaster Fair, Free event, September 21st-24th. Ancaster fairgrounds. www.ancasterfair.ca   Apple festival, Free event. September 30th 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Battlefield house museum. www.hamilton.ca/museums   LMFRC Amazing Race III Hamilton $50 per 2- person team September 23rd 8:30 a.m. – 5p.m. Facebook event: LMFRC Amazing race Hamilton 3.  (905) 972-4000 Ext 6623   Pipeline Trail Parade. Free event. 1203 Main st E (Near Huxley Ave N) September 23rd 7p.m. – 9 p.m. www.facebook.com/pipelinetrail ...

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Walkabout – Super Crawl

by Ken Hirter This month’s walkabout finds me on James Street North once again with the annual Super Crawl which is coming to Hamilton on September 08th -10th 2017. Before I write about Super Crawl I like to introduce Tracee Lee-Holloway who will be writing the entertainment piece for the New North End Breezes with Follow Tracee. I affectionately call her the Art Crawl Ambassador. Tracee Lee-Holloway is an arts advocate and creative community builder here in Hamilton. A 2015 Hamilton’s Arts nominee for Arts innovations. A fervent supporter of the grassroots arts and music scene, her main agenda...

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Talk Like a Pirate

Yes…Arrr!! Is actually a word… It is not only a word used by pirates, it is also a meaningful reply, not just a grunt or mumbling. West Country natives from the Southwest region of England that includes counties such as Devon and Glouceshire preferred the hard “R” sound and “Aye” which is historically a nautical term meaning “Yes” aboard ships. Combine the two and you have “Arrr!!” Ahoy, me hearties!!…. It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Tuesday, September 19th.Its a fun celebration of dressing up and talking like pirates.  Talk Like a Pirate Day was created by...

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Port Update: Port Recognizes Environmental Excellence

Canadian grain handler Richardson International has been named winner of HPA’s annual Environmental Excellence Award: Richardson International. Richardson operates a terminal in the Port’s Eastport area that provides Ontario growers of soybeans, wheat and corn with export access to international markets. The annual award recognizes a port partner’s contribution to respecting and protecting the natural environment. For example, to control fugitive dust, Richardson has installed automated roll-up doors at the unloading pits to better keep dust within the pit area when transport trucks are unloading. The terminal has self-leveling baffles in its truck pits, so that areas of the...

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ACCESS TO THE INTERNET – IS IT YOUR RIGHT?

How important is it to you to have easy access to the Internet? Many of us take easy access for granted.  But research has shown that only 59% of Canada’s lowest income households have home internet access (CRTC, 2013). For those who face the dilemma of whether to feed the kids or pay the rent, the additional issue of paying for the internet is now added to this unsolvable equation. Recently the Clinic engaged researcher Charis Jung from Pro Bono Canada to look at the idea of access to the Internet as a Basic Human Right.   Ms. Jung looked...

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