We hope your summer is going well and you are enjoying the hot, humid weather!  This was a good year to have the splash pad open at Durand Park.

Mark your calendar for the following upcoming events:

August 24 – PED ride.  Alissa Golden, Heritage Planner, will lead a bike ride through the Durand neighbourhood, sharing interesting history and details about our neighbourhood. Meet at Park and Hunter at the Sobi station at 6:30 p.m.

September 17 – Movie night in the park.  Join us for a showing of the Minions movie.  The movie will start about 8, but come early to reserve your space with your blanket, have your face painted (kids only), and eat a hot dog or two.  Popcorn, face painting and movie are free!

October 18 – AGM – an important meeting for the upcoming DNA year.  Join us at 6 p.m. at the YWCA on MacNab Street.  Meet your neighbours and hear updates about the latest in our neighbourhood.

October 29 – Durand Park Halllowe’en – Costumes for kids and adults most welcome — starts at 5:30 p.m.  More details to follow!


In case you missed it, Hamilton is rolling out pedestrian cross-overs in key locations in Hamilton.  One of those locations is at Queen and Herkimer, a notoriously dangerous crossing for pedestrians.  Read all about it at:  Spec article These pedestrian cross-overs mean new rules for drivers and pedestrians.  We can all adapt our behaviours to the new rules, just as we do when we drive in a foreign country.  Pedestrians will have to exercise caution as well — the goal is to have everyone arrive home safely.