Ancaster Fair kicks off at new home

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

With the arrival of Fall comes the start of Fair Season in our region. I want to encourage you to visit the Ancaster Fair September 25-27 at its new home at 630 Trinity Road in Jerseyville. After 59 years at the Garner Road Fairgrounds, the new site provides for a tremendous display of this region’s agriculture.

For anyone wanting to use public transportation to get to the new Ancaster Fairgrounds, the City is providing free bus service from the Meadowlands, making all the usual stops along Wilson Street. Secondly, I want to thank the Ancaster BIA for its recent decision to approve $40,000 to enhance the Christmas decorations – in partnership with the Heritage Days Committee – in the BIA area from Dalley Drive to Rousseaux Street. In my next column, I will provide highlights of the festivities planned in the core along with various holiday activities taking place in Ancaster. If there is something you have planned that you want to share with residents, please contact me and I will do my best to include it in our listings.

I also want to report that some changes are proposed at the Ancaster Tennis Club behind the Municipal Building. With a new $4.8 million soccer complex being built at Redeemer University College, and the opening of three new soccer pitches last June on Jerseyville Road, the soccer pitch behind the Municipal Building isn’t needed and the plan is to expand the tennis surface and go from three courts to five. As well, the courts will be turned 90 degrees so you don’t play into the sun. The Ancaster Tennis Club is prepared to pay the capital costs of this project so that too is good news for taxpayers.

Finally, I want to pay tribute to our firefighters and Tradeport for the superb job they did in handling the recent industrial fire in Ancaster and for the loan of fire-suppression equipment in such a timely manner. We learned a lot from the Plastimet fire of a decade ago and during the latest incident, our crews operated like a well-oiled machine.

Until next time, if you have something you want to see or read about in this column, please contact my office at City Hall at 905-546-2704. You can also reach me by e-mail at lloyd. ferguson@hamilton.ca

Ancaster Fair kicks off at new home

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

With the arrival of Fall comes the start of Fair Season in our region. I want to encourage you to visit the Ancaster Fair September 25-27 at its new home at 630 Trinity Road in Jerseyville. After 59 years at the Garner Road Fairgrounds, the new site provides for a tremendous display of this region’s agriculture.

For anyone wanting to use public transportation to get to the new Ancaster Fairgrounds, the City is providing free bus service from the Meadowlands, making all the usual stops along Wilson Street. Secondly, I want to thank the Ancaster BIA for its recent decision to approve $40,000 to enhance the Christmas decorations – in partnership with the Heritage Days Committee – in the BIA area from Dalley Drive to Rousseaux Street. In my next column, I will provide highlights of the festivities planned in the core along with various holiday activities taking place in Ancaster. If there is something you have planned that you want to share with residents, please contact me and I will do my best to include it in our listings.

I also want to report that some changes are proposed at the Ancaster Tennis Club behind the Municipal Building. With a new $4.8 million soccer complex being built at Redeemer University College, and the opening of three new soccer pitches last June on Jerseyville Road, the soccer pitch behind the Municipal Building isn’t needed and the plan is to expand the tennis surface and go from three courts to five. As well, the courts will be turned 90 degrees so you don’t play into the sun. The Ancaster Tennis Club is prepared to pay the capital costs of this project so that too is good news for taxpayers.

Finally, I want to pay tribute to our firefighters and Tradeport for the superb job they did in handling the recent industrial fire in Ancaster and for the loan of fire-suppression equipment in such a timely manner. We learned a lot from the Plastimet fire of a decade ago and during the latest incident, our crews operated like a well-oiled machine.

Until next time, if you have something you want to see or read about in this column, please contact my office at City Hall at 905-546-2704. You can also reach me by e-mail at lloyd. ferguson@hamilton.ca

Ancaster Fair kicks off at new home

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

With the arrival of Fall comes the start of Fair Season in our region. I want to encourage you to visit the Ancaster Fair September 25-27 at its new home at 630 Trinity Road in Jerseyville. After 59 years at the Garner Road Fairgrounds, the new site provides for a tremendous display of this region’s agriculture.

For anyone wanting to use public transportation to get to the new Ancaster Fairgrounds, the City is providing free bus service from the Meadowlands, making all the usual stops along Wilson Street. Secondly, I want to thank the Ancaster BIA for its recent decision to approve $40,000 to enhance the Christmas decorations – in partnership with the Heritage Days Committee – in the BIA area from Dalley Drive to Rousseaux Street. In my next column, I will provide highlights of the festivities planned in the core along with various holiday activities taking place in Ancaster. If there is something you have planned that you want to share with residents, please contact me and I will do my best to include it in our listings.

I also want to report that some changes are proposed at the Ancaster Tennis Club behind the Municipal Building. With a new $4.8 million soccer complex being built at Redeemer University College, and the opening of three new soccer pitches last June on Jerseyville Road, the soccer pitch behind the Municipal Building isn’t needed and the plan is to expand the tennis surface and go from three courts to five. As well, the courts will be turned 90 degrees so you don’t play into the sun. The Ancaster Tennis Club is prepared to pay the capital costs of this project so that too is good news for taxpayers.

Finally, I want to pay tribute to our firefighters and Tradeport for the superb job they did in handling the recent industrial fire in Ancaster and for the loan of fire-suppression equipment in such a timely manner. We learned a lot from the Plastimet fire of a decade ago and during the latest incident, our crews operated like a well-oiled machine.

Until next time, if you have something you want to see or read about in this column, please contact my office at City Hall at 905-546-2704. You can also reach me by e-mail at lloyd. ferguson@hamilton.ca