from: Dundas Driving Park (Cross St / Alma St) to: Lagershed (65 Hatt St)
The City of Hamilton's Neighbourhood Engagement Grants
provide one-time matching funds to support neighbourhood and place-based grassroots initiatives across all neighbourhoods in the City.
This program (a) actively involves the community and builds neighbourhood connections;
(b) supports neighbourhood groups and/or place-based grassroots initiatives to change neighbourhood spaces, build community, and build capacity; and
(c) leverages the City's financial support with 100% matching community contributions from volunteer labour, donated materials, donated professional services, and cash.
We counted at least 85 adult participants, plus children & dogs, and in addition to simply walking, several people in this diverse crowd were assisted by bikes, strollers, canes, a wagon, and a wheelchair.
We also want to thank several volunteers who made this delightful neighbourhood event possible:
To give us our marching orders and keep us moving in the right direction,
Chantal Mancini organized our volunteer marshals:
Eileen Shannon, Marvin Ross, Jordan Hill, Jane Lowry, Rich Gelder.
Those lovely Historical Maps and Green Alley Handbooks were researched
by Eileen Shannon & Sandra Kiemele at the Dundas Museum & Archives,
and printed & hand-delivered by Nigel Wrench from The Print Group.
The "Neighbourhood Engagement Grant" application was written and submitted by
Bob James & David Jones.
Krys Hines (Shawn & Ed Brewing) & David Maciulis (Red Door Cucina) helped plan the social gathering at the Lagershed.
Thanks again to everyone who participated, either in person or in spirit.