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  • Sun Mar 26 2017
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fundraiser for Environment Hamilton will put a song in your heart and chase away the winter blahs. Our good friend Tiny Bill Cody (aka Tor Lukasik-Foss) will lead us all in song - including classic Pete Seeger and other protest tunes. We guarantee you will have a great time! Special guests Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam. Admission by donation. Location:   Workers Art & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St., Hamilton,   Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Hamilton District Labour Council    Contact Info:
  • Thur Mar 30 2017
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour has been showcasing the very best paddling films. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world. Join us for this year's best paddling films. You'll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places. Seen at last weeks at the Toronto premier: The best of Kayak down the legendary Saryjaz River between China and Kyrgyzstan into the mystical cliffs and the Eyes of God; Adventurers are not bound by age - after 35 years, friends in their 70's, return to the Noatak River in Alaska's spectacular Brook's Range and are amazed again at what they find; And, in Hamilton, look out for some SUP (Stand-Up) action, Barbados bound; and we may just hook into a Lunker- kayak style! All are welcome. see Location:   McMaster University, Ewart Angus Centre Room 1A1 Address: 1200 Main St West , Hamilton, Region: halton, Hamilton, niagara   Sponsor: Hamilton Naturalist Club and Hamilton Outdoor Club    Contact Info:    905 637-7136
  • Thur Mar 30 2017
    7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Phil Gurski (President and CEO of Borealis Threat & Risk Consulting) Phil Gurski was the senior strategic analyst at CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) from 2001-2013. He is the author of "The Threat from Within: Recognizing Al Qaeda-inspired Radicalization and Terrorism in the West" Panel discussion follows with Hamilton Police Chief; lawyer and Community Activist Hussein Hamdani; John Howard Society; and from the Hamilton Downtown Mosqueès Imam. Proceeds go to Hamilton Youth Support Programs. Location:   LIUNA Station 360 James Street North, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Hamilton Community Justice Fund    Contact Info:
  • Fri Mar 31 2017
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Get your tickets today! An engaging and interactive series of presentations and workshops exploring "Creating Connected and Integrated Communities". With a focus on Hamilton/Burlington but a broader view on sustainable mobility and transit with five key themes, developed in consultation with past forum attendees and stakeholder groups: *Improved transportation connectivity between Burlington and Hamilton *Transportation Demand Management and reducing parking requirements *Network design- improved frequent service network *Re-prioritizing streets for active transportation, transit and health *Building ridership using cross-demographic and innovative techniques Distinguished industry leaders will present perspectives, research and emerging issues on these themes. Emphasis will be placed on practical and measurable results throughout the day. Includes a one hour hike. Parking fees: ($10 per car/Seniors $8) or free with HCA Membership Pass. Location:   Art Gallery of Hamilton Address: 123 King Street West Dundas Valley Conservation Area 650 Governors Rd , Hamilton, Region: halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info:
  • Sat Apr 1 2017
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Join the Niagara Peninnsula Hawkwatch Coordinator Matt Mills who will be demonstrating how to identify raptors in flight. Learn field marks, flight styles and identification tips as raptors fly overhead, as early April is an excellent migration period for a variety of mirating raptor species. All welcome. Bring binoculars if you have a pair, or come and share. Bring sunscreen and a pack lunch. Dress for the weather. Grimsby. RAIN DATE: Sunday, April 2nd, 10-3. Location:   Beamer Conservation Area, 28 Quarry Road, Grimsby, Meet at the hawkwatch tower at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area, a short walk from parking at Quarry Road, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info: Bron Tregunno    905-637-7136   
  • Sat Apr 1 2017
    7:30 PM April Foolery is an April Fool’s Day celebration; an annual absurdist variety show featuring Hamilton comedians, musicians, and absurdists! The evening is a mental health benefit show for St. Joseph’s Foundation in Hamilton, Ontario, to recognize the immensely positive role creativity has as both prevention and treatment of mental health. For more info see website below Location:   First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St. S, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info: Harrison Wheeler    905 630 4189   
  • Tue Apr 4 2017
    11:45 AM to 1:30 PM Please join us in sharing a meal and discussing ways that we in Hamilton might REJECT VIOLENCE. "Practice active non-violence, rejecting violence in all its forms: physical, sexual, psychological, economic and social, in particular towards the most deprived and vulnerable such as children and adolescents." We want to hear your ideas about concrete steps that individuals, organizations and agencies are taking during this 150th anniversary year to reject violence and embrace compassion. A simple potluck luncheon will be provided by Culture of Peace Hamilton. As we need to cover rental costs, donations of food or money will be gratefully received. To help us prepare, please reply to Gail at Location:   Meet at City Hall (71 Main W) for walk to Gore ParkFirst Unitarian Church of Hamilton Address: 170 Dundurn St S , Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info: Gail    905 527-0470     
  • Tue Apr 4 2017 to Tue Apr 11
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 2 part webinar which can be completed anywhere with an Internet connection. Engagement Organizing's approach focuses on relationship-building to mobilize supporters. It's particularly useful for the savvy volunteer-run organization that focuses on building volunteer teams to do the bulk of its work. The goal of the online training will be to share the theory and practice of developing successful engagement organizations that are driven largely, if not entirely by, volunteer leaders. Session leaders will describe real world stories and techniques of others doing this kind of work, and also tap into lessons from participants online. These two webinars will explore topics such as: engagement based theories of change; supporter recruitment; tools for managing supporters (that are relevant to largely volunteer initiatives); supporting leadership development; and distributed organizing models. Graham Saul, {Executive Director of Ecology Ottawa}, has worked on global justice and environmental issues for 20 years embracing engagement organizing and therefore has real world experience to share – successes and failures both. Lindsay Telfer {National Project Director, Canadian Freshwater Alliance} has developed a training program that is designed to support greater adoption of engagement organizing approaches and used it for several of their current initiatives. Registration cost (both session are one registration) is $10 for volunteer based groups and $25 for staffed organizations. Registration: Location:   Webinar, Toronto , It is a 2 part webinar. Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Gosling Foundation, Sustainability Network    Contact Info: Paul Bubelis    416-324-2792   
  • Wed Apr 5 2017
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Join us for an evening of panelists to discuss financial, policy and planning tools that can be used to protect farmland. A guided discussion will follow a panelists. We will be releasing more information about speakers and involved organizations soon. Stay tuned. Location:   Langford Schoolhouse, 1694 Colborne St E (highway 2), Brant County (just west of Ancaster), Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Langford Conservancy    Contact Info:
  • Wed Apr 5 2017
    5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Join us for a candid and critical conversation with author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman as we continue to solicit perspectives on the green economy. How does our economic system need to change in a world that faces growing threats of climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity? Andrew Heintzman is the CEO and co-founder of InvestEco Capital, the first Canadian investment company to be exclusively focused on environmental sectors. Founded in 2002, InvestEco’s investments have ranged from companies that are developing renewable energy, water technologies, resource productivity technologies and efficient transportation solutions, to companies that promote health and sustainability in the food and agriculture sector. InvestEco is today principally focused on investments that promote health and sustainability in the North American food sector. With the belief that entrepreneurialism will be critical to solving the world’s most pressing ecological problems, Andrew will share his perspectives on how strong financial returns can and should go hand in hand with innovative companies that are working to build a healthier planet and his vision of a new and prosperous way forward About the Speakers Andrew Heintzman is the CEO and co-founder of InvestEco Capital. Andrew sits on a number of corporate boards, including Vital Farms, 100km Foods, Farms & Forks and Maple Hill Creamery. Andrew is also a director of Tides Canada and In addition, he sits on the Steering Committee of Sustainable Prosperity and he is an advisor to the MGA program at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. The conversation with Andrew will be facilitated by Sustainability CoLab Executive Director Mike Morrice. Paul Bubelis is Executive Director of the Sustainability Network which hosts the series and he will MC. Green Economy Perspectives is part of the Sustainability Network’s Economic Literacy Project which offers training and outreach to ENGOs to help Canadians transition toward a green economy. The Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation. Register: Location:   Centre for Social Innovation, Meeting Room D, 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Ivey Foundation, Sustainability COLAB, Sustainability Network    Contact Info: Paul Bubelis    416-324-2792   
  • Sat Apr 29 2017 to Sat Apr 29
    6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Join Chorus Hamilton, formerly the Mohawk College Community Choir, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Pauls United Church, 29 Park Street West, in downtown Dundas for an evening of musical joy from two of the great choral composers the world has even known: Franz Joseph Haydns masterly captivating Mass in B♭Major known as Theresienmesse, and Antonio Vivaldis Dixit Dominus, RV 595, a magnificent setting of Psalm 110. You are guaranteed a concert of uplifting choral music that will fill your heart and soul with joy! Under the direction of David Holler with Erika Reiman at the piano, the choir will be joined by outstanding professional soloists: Melanie Conly, soprano; Jennifer Enns Modolo, Mezzo-soprano; Anthony Varahidis, tenor; and Roland Fix, baritone. Tickets are $25.00 in advance or $30.00 at the door on the evening of the performance. For tickets and more information, contact 905-526-7938, or visit the choir’s website: Location:   St. Pauls, 29 Park Street West, Dundas, ON, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara      Contact Info: Louise    905-526-7938   

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