Building Momentum Hamilton, in support of the Neighbourhood Action Strategy
Celebrate Hamilton’s neighbourhoods as they come alive through cuisine, entertainment, sports, history, achievements and future projects. Co-hosted by Chris Murray, City of Hamilton and the Sherman Hub, open to all residents of the City of Hamilton.
Thursday May 21, 2015
Tim Hortons Field, 64 Melrose Avenue North
3:30 to 6:30 pm – Free Community Barbecue (General admission)
6:30 to 9 pm – Stadium Club Level licensed event (All access)
Limited free parking available at 60 Balsam Avenue North
June 3, 6-8pm. Re-discover the rec centre. Re-engage the community. Programming for Children, Barbecue outside, free swim, adult programming, dance group, Kwanis boys & girls club. NA assist with posters/flyers. SCA join as part of the event, display, etc. SCA will have a dedicated space. Encourage establishing it as a community Hub, fixing terrace, etc. No restrictions to use of gym, possible movie nights in the gym, Halloween Party.
YARDSALE! – June 6th 9am-2pm
Stinson’s Fourth Annual Yard Sale is set to happen on the morning of June 6th, between 9AM and 2PM. If you are a resident of Stinson and wish to have your yard sale registered on the Stinson Yard Sale event map, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and, if possible, a list of your yard sale items, by June 1st. Stinson Summer Event Fund Donations gladly accepted at this event.
THE STINZINE IS BACK! A new issue of the StinZine should be coming to you during the first week of June. If you haven’t been receiving an issue, please register at StinZine@stinsoncommunity.ca to ensure that you get one. Also, please contact us if you don’t want an issue delivered to your home (We’d love to understand why). JOIN THE TEAM! StinZine is also looking for energetic, talented people to join the production team. Contact us to inquire about our many volunteer positions.
ART IN THE PARK
Art In The Park is a new summer art event series, being organized by members of the Stinson Creative Lab and the Hamilton Creative Community Collective, the first of which is set to take place on June 6th, from 3PM to 5PM, in Bishop’s Park (on Hunter St and East Ave). This is an all-ages event, and there will be a limited supply of boards and some paints provided. Please bring your budding artists, any art/painting supplies you think you may need, and please dress appropriately, because little children with paint and Sunday dress clothes mix a little too well. There are no prizes awarded at for this event, but if you participate and your work is selected, you may have the option of having your finished piece hung in Bishop’s Park for the summer. Come out and show your talent and your pride in your community. It’ll be fun. Refreshments will be available. For more information, please email email@example.com Stinson Summer Event Fund Donations gladly accepted at these events.
FIREFLIES IN THE NIGHT (100 IN 1 DAY 9:00 PM TO 11:00 PM ON SATURDAY JUNE 6TH 2015 – RAIL TRAIL)
Dear residents, community colleagues and friends,
I wanted to let you know, if you haven’t heard from another source already, that I have replaced Paul Johnson as the Director of the Neighbourhood and Community Initiatives Division, effective April 27th, 2015. I am very excited to be given this opportunity so that I can continue to support and participate in the Neighbourhood Action Strategy (albeit at a bit of a distance), while at the same time supporting the many other important citizen engaged initiatives and evaluation taking place within our division. Paul has moved to the City Manager’s Office and remains a strong supporter of the work of this division.
I am very pleased to announce that Irene Heffernan has moved into the Neighbourhood Action Strategy Manager position, in an acting capacity, until the recruitment for a permanent manager is complete. Irene has been on secondment from Ontario Works to the Strategy since February 2013 and brings a strong understanding of the principles and partnerships that are the foundation of this work. Irene has successfully led the Canada Learning Bond initiative (in collaboration with Best Start Network and Public Health), the Neighbourhood Home Improvement Project, McMaster Change Camp and has been integral to the development of the Learning Annex Concept. Irene can be reached at 905-546-2424 ext. 4711.
It has been such a pleasure getting to know and working with all of you over the last many years and I look forward to all the wonderful things we can collectively accomplish in this great city of ours.
Suzanne Brown, Director
Neighbourhood and Community Initiatives
Community and Emergency Services Department
28 Lister Block North, 5th floor
- Thank you very much for your interest in Cathedral Boys High School, unfortunately the Diocese is currently working with 3 parties who are interested in the site. If the Diocese fails to come to terms with these groups, the Diocese plans to sell the building.
Help shape a 10-year plan to prioritize food actions in Hamilton!
The City of Hamilton is developing a Food Strategy. This 10-year plan will help to prioritize food actions – things like community gardens, farmers markets, and building people’s food skills – in Hamilton.
If you eat, we want to hear from you! Click on the link below to go to a survey about food in Hamilton. It will only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. All information gathered is anonymous.
The survey is open until June 30, 2015.
Link to survey: www.hamilton.ca/foodstrategy