A quick reminder that our 6th Annual “Fill A Bus, Feed A Family” Food Drive (in support of Mission Services) is being held this Saturday, May 4th.
Please place your non-perishable food donations in a bag marked “Food Drive” on your front porch or steps before 10am Saturday for our volunteers to collect. If you are home when we visit your area and you prefer to give a financial donation to the Mission Services Food bank, we’ll gladly accept that donation as well. You’ll recognize us by the specially marked HSR bus travelling through the neighbourhood.
If you’re able to help us collect food on Saturday, come to the McMaster Innovation Park between 9-9:15am for registration and job assignment. We always need people to ride the bus and pick up food, so if you’re able, please come out and give us a hand!
Our goal this year is to collect 15,000 lbs of food – we can do this, Kirkendall!
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A Hamilton resident has started a website in support of the HAMILTON BIKE SHARE program. City Council recently gave the idea a cool reception and there is a chance that the motion will be denied at the March 20th General Issues Committee Meeting.
Visit the website to sign the petition and show your support.
MAY 4th, 2013
Our goal this year is to collect 15,000 pounds of food, as well as cash donations, with all proceeds going to Mission Services Food Bank.
YOU CAN GET INVOLVED by:
- delivering flyers
- collecting food
- getting local businesses involved
- putting up one of our lawn signs
- helping with other aspects of the committee’s work
If you’re interested in helping out, please contact: Mary Lou 905.308.9678 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a note we received from Margaret, a woman who’d like to start a knitting group in the neighbourhood:
“Hello neighbours in the Kirkendall area: You may have noticed that our church on the corner of Charlton and Hess (First Christian Reformed Church) has undergone some major renovations. We want to celebrate its new image and invite you to be part of our endeavours. Among several new ventures we are planning, we are excited to tell you about something which may tweak your interest: We want to initiate a group which will meet to either knit and chat or possibly learn to knit, crochet or even quilt. Our leadership, including pastor Chris Schoon, our lead pastor, has encouraged us to welcome the ladies from the neighborhood, so that we can get to know each other better. Our tentative plan is to meet Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm-3:30pm. If this is something that appeals to you, please feel free to call Margaret at 905.529.7386.”
A survey to help understand Hamiltonians’ connection with nature kicks off today.
Anyone who votes in Hamilton is invited to complete a short survey designed
by McMaster student Isabelle Dobronyi, in partnership with Royal Botanical
Gardens (RBG), for her undergraduate thesis. The goal of this
community-based participatory research project is to help Hamiltonians
better connect with Hamilton’s natural beauty. No prior knowledge of RBG is
necessary to complete the survey.
The survey will be open until February 28th, 2013 and can be easily
The MTO invites interested members of the public to review and comment on the Ministry’s draft Cycling Strategy.
The proposed strategy aims to provide a policy framework that will:
-Enhance cycling infrastructure in the province
-Enhance cycling safety through education and legislation
-Ensure relevancy through monitoring, researching and coordination
The draft strategy has been posted to the provincial Environmental Bill of Rights Registry and the public can submit comments until January 29, 2013.
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton
The City Of Hamilton will be hosting an Information Forum regarding casino/gaming in Hamilton. This is your chance to get information and ask questions.
Visit http://www.hamilton.ca/ProjectsInitiatives/Gaming/ for information about the Casino including the Gaming Facility Sub-Committee.
Note that Cable 14 will be televising the meeting.
Wednesday, January 16, 7 to 9 pm
Central Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton
The Arts Advisory Commission (AAC) will be hosting a public meeting to discuss its recommendations for a new approach to arts investment in Hamilton. The AAC’s Arts Funding Task Force will share its findings and draft recommendations with the community prior to presenting its final report to Council.
Visit the Arts Advisory Commission website at http://www.hamilton.ca/arts for background information.