Charity Barbecue on James Street South – August 15

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Splash Pad Woes

As many of you are aware, our brand new splash pad — installed 2016 — is not working.  This is not how we would choose to spend the first really hot and humid week of the summer, but here we are.

We are hoping for a quick repair Wednesday evening/Thursday morning.  If all goes well, the splash pad will be operational.  If not, a major repair may be needed (including the nightmare of all plumbing repairs:  digging up the pipes).  Let’s all keep our fingers crossed the easier solution will work.

We will hear the happy sounds of children playing in the splash pad again soon!

Garage Sales to the Power of Three!

Time to put on your bargain-hunting shoes or get rid of the extra stuff taking up space in your closets.  Find garage sale listings at:

There is still time to list your garage sale!  Our friend in Stinson, Dave Michel, is organizing the listings, so reach out to him for help to list your garage sale.  Details in the poster below.  Good luck and good hunting!


Summer Durander

The link below will take you to our first Durander newsletter put together by David Levy, Director of Communications for the Durand Neighbourhood Association.   It looks great, so sit back, read and enjoy!

DURANDER_Newsletter_Summer 2017

This Place Matters – Voting Deadline Extended

Heritage fans, this message is for you!  The deadline for voting on local heritage sites has been extended to Thursday, July 20.  Please see below for information received from Municipal Heritage:

From the Chair of the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee:

 Hi Loren,

Can you please let everyone know that the “This Place Matters” contest has been extended to Thursday July 20th at noon.  Everyone is encouraged to keep voting.

Thank you!


Please see the information below, from the Chair of HMHC, Alissa Denham-Robinson.

 Hi everyone,

A couple of local heritage sites need your help! 

There are just a few days remaining in the “This Place Matters” competition being hosted by the National Trust of Canada.  The competition ends on July 17th, 2017. 

Two local groups are entered into this voting and crowd funding competition; to help with the restoration of the Capitol Theatre and the restoration of Auchmar’s Dovecote. 

If you have a few minutes, please visit the link below, and cast your vote.  Voting is free and people may cast one vote per project, per day.   You are also wish to pledge a donation.  Every $1 donated also counts as a vote.

Please pass this information along to friends, family and collegues.  To our HMHC Subcommittee and Working Group Chairs – please also pass this information along to your members.  THANK YOU!