In the city: Christmas in Gore Park

December 5, 2014

This weekend in the city, the Downtown Hamilton BIA and local radio station AM 900 CHML celebrate Christmas in Gore Park with a variety of family friendly activities.

The fun begins on Friday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. with a free concert by local band Crank.  The lighting of the Christmas Tree of Hope will take place at 6:00 p.m.  Children can ride the Christmas miniature train and merry-go-round, and everyone is welcome to enjoy free refreshments.  And don’t forget your letter to Santa; letters may be sent to Santa in a “direct to the North Pole” mailbox.


The Downtown Hamilton BIA invites everyone back to Gore Park on Saturday, December 6th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to shop in Santa’s village.  The event includes great vendors, free refreshments and Christmas crafts.  There will be carolling and Christmas entertainment throughout the park.  You can even have your picture taken with Santa Claus.

Mohawk College Library can help you get ready for the holiday season.  The library has books on cooking, crafts, and your favorite Christmas carols.  If you still have names to cross off our list, checkout this gift guide from People magazine.  You can always keep up-to-date on the latest trends using library databases and e-journals.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood!

August 28, 2012

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood….especially in downtown Hamilton’s Gore Park.  Today CFMU is producing a live broadcast of their program, In the Neighbourhood, hosted by Jamie “Gunner” Smith and Matt Jelly until noon today.  The radio show “…focuses on local issues and events in Hamilton, with a focus on promoting the people, organizations and businesses who make our neighbourhood livable.”  Today is an especially important broadcast for the city and its local food banks.  The hosts have decided to bring the show to Gore Park to raise awareness for the food shortage that local food banks are experiencing at this time.  They are encouraging all those that can, to donate non-perishable food items to the Welcome Inn Food Bank.

The food crisis that we face today is something that we can sometimes overlook.  To find out more about food and sustainability, visit the Mohawk College Library for resources to keep you informed.  Poverty touches more people in this country than we’d care to admit.  Learn more about poverty, how to face this problem and help be part of the solution, with information from the library.  If you can’t make it to the broadcast this morning, but want to make a difference, you can!  Check out the gardening efforts of the Hamilton Victory Gardens, a not-for-profit organization providing local, organic, fresh produce to Hamilton’s marginalized population through local food banks and hot meal programs.  The Pay It Forward committee of Mohawk College is another great way to support the community.  Join the PIF SOS group, and change the world one act of kindness at a time.  Each of us can make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

“There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry.” – Ed Asner