Celebrating Hamilton's communities

News Jun 05, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

It’s a chance for Hamilton residents to get out and celebrate their communities through drawing, games, music and more.

Dozens of events are slated across the city on Saturday as part of 100in1Day, a grassroots civic engagement festival presented by Evergreen, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating greener and more sustainable cities.

The festival originated in Bogota, Columbia in 2012.

This is the first time it will be held in Hamilton and Evergreen is encouraging groups and individuals to organize 100 or more community-oriented events on June 6.

“It’s citizen-driven action,” said 100in1Day volunteer and spokesperson Laura Anderson.

On the Mountain more than a half dozen events are planned.

LURA Consulting will be home base for Colour on Concession, an event that runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where the public is invited to come out and brighten up the street using supplied sidewalk chalk and markers.

“People are welcome…to show how they love their street,” said Jamie McHardy, who is overseeing the Concession Street event and is hoping the road reconstruction won’t deter attendees. “We have eight confirmed store-fronts.”

Also on Saturday, Mountain residents can discuss the upper city, past, present and future with members of the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society at the Concession Street Library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrating Hamilton's communities

Several 100In1Day events slated for Saturday across the Mountain

News Jun 05, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

It’s a chance for Hamilton residents to get out and celebrate their communities through drawing, games, music and more.

Dozens of events are slated across the city on Saturday as part of 100in1Day, a grassroots civic engagement festival presented by Evergreen, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating greener and more sustainable cities.

The festival originated in Bogota, Columbia in 2012.

This is the first time it will be held in Hamilton and Evergreen is encouraging groups and individuals to organize 100 or more community-oriented events on June 6.

“It’s citizen-driven action,” said 100in1Day volunteer and spokesperson Laura Anderson.

On the Mountain more than a half dozen events are planned.

LURA Consulting will be home base for Colour on Concession, an event that runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where the public is invited to come out and brighten up the street using supplied sidewalk chalk and markers.

“People are welcome…to show how they love their street,” said Jamie McHardy, who is overseeing the Concession Street event and is hoping the road reconstruction won’t deter attendees. “We have eight confirmed store-fronts.”

Also on Saturday, Mountain residents can discuss the upper city, past, present and future with members of the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society at the Concession Street Library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrating Hamilton's communities

Several 100In1Day events slated for Saturday across the Mountain

News Jun 05, 2015 by Mark Newman Hamilton Mountain News

It’s a chance for Hamilton residents to get out and celebrate their communities through drawing, games, music and more.

Dozens of events are slated across the city on Saturday as part of 100in1Day, a grassroots civic engagement festival presented by Evergreen, a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating greener and more sustainable cities.

The festival originated in Bogota, Columbia in 2012.

This is the first time it will be held in Hamilton and Evergreen is encouraging groups and individuals to organize 100 or more community-oriented events on June 6.

“It’s citizen-driven action,” said 100in1Day volunteer and spokesperson Laura Anderson.

On the Mountain more than a half dozen events are planned.

LURA Consulting will be home base for Colour on Concession, an event that runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. where the public is invited to come out and brighten up the street using supplied sidewalk chalk and markers.

“People are welcome…to show how they love their street,” said Jamie McHardy, who is overseeing the Concession Street event and is hoping the road reconstruction won’t deter attendees. “We have eight confirmed store-fronts.”

Also on Saturday, Mountain residents can discuss the upper city, past, present and future with members of the Hamilton Mountain Heritage Society at the Concession Street Library from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.