Word on the Street

Leadership Communication-Speaking With Impact

  • Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Time: 9am
  • Location: Waterfront Banquet Centre
  • Address: 555 Bay Street North, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Evelyn Myrie
  • Email: empowerstrategy@bell.net
  • Phone: 905 5275651

Today, it is not enough to have the best product, the best service or the best idea. It is critical to be able to persuade & convince others.

This half-day training is designed to help you learn how to speak at your best...whether addressing clients in small groups or at industry events, briefing internal staff, media, board members, sponsors /partners.

Who should attend: Board Members/Chairs, Management Communication staff Elected officials


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Explore the new Biggar Lagoons Wetlands, Grimsby

  • Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location: Biggar Lagoons Wetlands
  • Address: 647 Winston Rd, Grimsby (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Bruce Mackenzie
  • Email: kintail52@gmail.com
  • Phone: 905-973-4869

Visit this new public wildlife / birding area with your leader Bruce Mackenzie, Director of the Bird Studies Group in the Hamilton Naturalists' Club. See how a former sewage lagoon system has been changed into a constructed wetland and the possibilities that it holds for the future.

Take QEW to Fifty Rd, go north on Fifty Rd. to the North Service Rd. Go east on North Service Rd to Kelson Rd and turn left, go one small block and turn right onto Winston Rd and go east 1 km to Oaks Rd. Parking lot is on the north side of Winston Rd at Oaks.

Caution: There is a new stop sign on the North Service Rd just east of Fifty Rd.


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Autumn Wildflowers Walk @ Princess Point

  • Date: Saturday, November 05, 2016
  • Time: 1:30am
  • Location: Princess Point Park
  • Address: Princess Point Park, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Dean Gugler & Fleur-Ange Lamothe
  • Email: dgugler@gmail.com

Join Dean Gugler and Fleur-Ange Lamothe for a late season wildflower hike at Princess Point parking lot. The warm waters of the Hamilton Harbour and the extra light from the street lights keep the flowers blooming longer than one might expect.

All are welcomed.

For more infomation, contact Dean Gugler and Fleur-Ange Lamothe: dgugler@gmail.com.

Meet at Princess Point Parking Lot; Pay to Park.

Event organized by Hamilton Naturalists' Club.


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Free Public Talk - Hamilton's Architectural Jewels

  • Date: Saturday, November 05, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Location: Hamilton Central Library (Hamilton Room, main floor)
  • Address: 55 York Blvd., Hamilton (enter byYork Blvd. door) (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, The Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

In a richly illustrated talk, Mohawk College architecture professor, Shannon Kyles, shares thoughts on important treasures plus some less noticed architectural delights found in Hamilton and area streetscapes.


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Alan Wormington Fall Bird Count

  • Date: Sunday, November 06, 2016
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Hamilton and surrounding region
  • Contact: Bill Lamond
  • Email: bill-lamond@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (519) 756-9546

The Alan Wormington Fall Bird Count (FBC) has been an annual Hamilton Naturalists’ Club (HNC) event since 1974 and for many Hamilton area birders it is one of the highlights of the birding year. In 2016 it was named in honour and memory of the count’s founder, Alan Wormington.

The area covered by the count is quite large, reaching Brantford in the west, southern Guelph in the north, to Hagarsville in the south, to Mississauga in the east. Participants will be needed from all areas within those boundaries.

Please contact Bill Lamond at bill-lamond@hotmail.com for details and to register.

Also see http://hamiltonnature.org/birding/counts/fall-bird-count/ for more information.


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Function Keys Conference 3

  • Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: The Spice Factory
  • Address: 121 Hughson St North (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Thea Faulds
  • Email: mediaarts@centre3.com
  • Phone: 905-524-5084

Function Keys is a biannual, three-day conference in Hamilton, Ontario organized by Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts. The conference aims to explore contemporary ideas and issues in new technologies and digital cultures. Now in its third year, Function Keys invites you to participate, observe and create on November 11, 12 and 13th, 2016.

FK3 offers an incredible lineup of academics, performers and artists who offer unique insights and perspectives on current issues in art and technology. FK3 invites partici-pants to engage through presentations, performances, workshops and a Mad Science and Maker Fair.

Featured Presentations:

David Harris Smith “Hitchbot: A Robot Exploring the World” Kara Stone “Affective Play”
Danilo McCallum “Afro-Futurism and Black Future Month 3015” WhiteFeather “Biomateria: Biotextile Craft” Ian Jarvis “Polari, Queer Sexuality & HIV in the Digital Age”

Featured Performances:

Harold Sikkema “Choral Interventions” Dave Gould “The World’s Greatest Looist” Jonah Kamphorst & Jackie Levitt “Dark Rooms” Martin Messier “Field” Myriam Bleau “Soft Revolvers” David Bobier “VibraFusion Performance”

Featured Workshops:

Darryl Gold: Introduction to 3D Printing and 3D Modeling Douglas Petican: Intro to LED wearables Ryan Webber: Isadora 101

Performances and presentations are free to the public and will be held at The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson St. N, Hamilton, ON. Please register online to attend.


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Our Durand: A Community Building Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Time: 11am-2pm
  • Location: YWCA Hamilton
  • Address: 75 MacNab Street South Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Sunil Angrish, Community Animator/Developer
  • Email: sangrish@sprc.hamilton.on.ca
  • Phone: 905-522-1148x. 109

WE NEED YOUR VOICE Do you live in Durand? Are you interested in helping to make your neighbourhood a better place to live, work and play? Join us!

•Free event •Refreshments and lunch provided •Childcare available (please book by Oct 30th) •Please RSVP by Nov 5th

For more information, to RSVP and to book childcare contact:

Sunil Angrish, Community Animator (Ward 2) Social Planning & Research Council of Hamilton sangrish@sprc.hamilton.on.ca / 905-522-1148 ext. 109 www.sprc.hamilton.on.ca


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  • Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Central Presbyterian Church
  • Address: 165 Charlton Avenue West, Hamilton, ON, Canada (enter sanctuary off Caroline Street) (Google Maps)
  • Email: info@cpchamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-522-9098

Central Presbyterian Church, 165 Charlton Avenue West at Caroline Street South in Central Hamilton is pleased to present an evening with well-known gospel, folk, Celtic singer-songwriter Glen Soderholm and company on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary off Caroline Street.

Glen Soderholm is an accomplished Canadian singer-songwriter, praise-worship leader, speaker, teacher and ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He has recorded six CDs of mostly original music in the genre of spiritual acoustic folk often highlighting Trinitarian themes. Join Central Church as we continue to celebrate our 175th anniversary in an evening of joy-filled musical entertainment.

Admission is FREE but an offering in support of Presbyterian World Service & Development and the Refugee Aid Program would be appreciated.


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Lakeshore Birding: Van Wagner's Beach to Fifty Point CA

  • Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
  • Time: 8:00am
  • Location: Lake Ontario Shoreline
  • Address: Hutch’s on the Beach, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Kevin McLaughlin
  • Email: kevinmclaughlin05@gmail.com

Lead by Kevin McLaughlin, local veteran birder who has been leading fall birding outings for the Hamilton Naturalists' Club for more than 35 years, and recently has been focusing more on waterbirds.

All whom are interested in learning about the shore and lake birds of Lake Ontario are invited to join us.

There will be stops at various points along the lake during this popular annual excursion. In the event of bad weather, we will be taking shelter at Hutch's or at the Lakeland Centre Tower. This is a morning excursion that may stretch into the afternoon if conditions are good.

Meet in the parking lot on the north side of Hutch's Restaurant (Van Wagner's Rd.)

Contact Kevin at kevinmclaughlin05@gmail.com if you have questions.

Hosted by the Hamilton Naturalists' Club.


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Free Public Talk -People and Robots: The Death & Lives of HitchBOT

  • Date: Saturday, December 03, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
  • Location: McMaster University Medical Centre, Ewart Angus centre,Rm. 1A1
  • Address: 1200 Main St. W, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: secretary, The Hamilton Association
  • Email: secretary@haalsa.org
  • Phone: 905-527-0080

Headlines announced the violent "death" last year of an experimental hitchhiking robot with a smiley-face LED head. Reactions were intense. One of HitchBOT's creators, Communications and Media Studies professor, David Harris Smith, investigates the humanity extended to HitchBOT.


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Friends Of The Eramosa Karst Dinner Dance

  • Date: Saturday, March 04, 2017
  • Time: 6:00
  • Location: Michelangelo's Conference Center
  • Address: 61 empey st (Google Maps)
  • Contact: paul
  • Phone: 9056384465

Our 10th anniversary is a celebration of achievements with a future goal in mind. We need your help to plant an 800 meter hedge row alongside Second Road West, on the lands of the Eramosa Karst. Come out for a fun evening. Visit old friends, meet new friends.
• Full Family Style Dinner • Dance with D.J. Travis • Silent Auction Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner at 7:00pm. There are 200 tickets available for online purchase (eventbrite.com) and 300 physical tickets available for purchase through FOTEK representatives. *Tickets purchased online are not eligible for table discount.


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