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Supercrawl promotes artists and redefines downtown Hamilton

Supercrawl,  the annual arts and music festival on James Street North in downtown Hamilton, wasn’t always as big as it has become. In 2009, the festival drew about 3,000 fans in a driving rainstorm, but in 2016 the event brought in about 200,000 people over three days and organizers say ...

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Family workshops to teach trade skills being offered at the Cotton Factory

A small group of mothers and daughters gather in the small workshop outside Hamilton’s Cotton Factory on Sherman Avenue. They are here to learn more about string art, just one of the many skills workshops being offered at Rock Paper Scissors. The small shop hosts frequent workshops for community members ...

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Gaming on Cannon

Matt Burrows has been into games since he was about 3. Not just board games, but video games and card games as well. “My parents have photographs of me playing Commodore 64 and Atari and all of these old-school game consoles,” he recalls. Burrows enjoyed playing games as a child ...

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Food4Kids helps feed hungry children

Food4Kids is a Hamilton-Halton-based program dedicated to providing children, ages 4-14, healthy food packages on the weekends. These packages can include oatmeal, healthy cereal options (Cheerios, Raisin Bran), applesauce cups, fruit cups, healthy granola bars, fresh fruit and veggies, bagels with soy butter and/or jam, pita breads, cans of pastas, and ...

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Reclaiming origins through struggle

“Greatness is by what we give, not by what we receive,” Lynette Greenidge said, quoting a phrase coined by American author and pastor, John Maxwell. Greenidge says this quote has been the foundation of the Hamilton Caribbean (HamCar) Women’s group of which she is a member. It is a group ...

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Battle of The Bands

On Feb. 23 Battle of the Bands returns to Mohawk College, giving local talent the opportunity to showcase what they are all about. The event starts at 8 p.m. in the Arnie and admission is free for students and guests to support the bands. “The process of the event is ...

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