The AWWCA’s 18th Annual General Meeting

The AWWCA’s annual general meeting will be Monday, Sept. 26, at Adas Israel Synagogue, 125 Cline Ave. South. There is free parking on the premises.

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Registration and membership renewals if due
A representative of the Hamilton Police Service will be present if you have any questions or concerns

6:30 p.m.: Guest Speakers

  • Brief reports from
    • Ward 1 Councillor Aidan Johnson
    • Balie Tomar, Director, SCSN, McMaster Students Union
    • McMaster’s Director of Communications Gord Arbeau

Main topic: Light-Rail Transit and Transit within Hamilton and the AWWCA Area

  • Andrew Hope, director, Hamilton LRT at Metrolinx
  • Trevor Horzelenberg, manager, LRT for the City of Hamilton

Brief intermission

Question and answer period

AWWCA business: reports from the president, treasurer, and membership secretary; approval of last year’s minutes; any other business that may arise

The meeting will be over by 8:30 or 9:00 p.m.

Feel free to invite neighbours, newcomers, and friends.

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“See & be seen” and “Operation Bike Guard”

See & be seen

As part of a cycling education and safety project, Hamilton Police Service officers will be stopping cyclists near the university for Highway Traffic Act infractions – including those riding in the dark without lights.  The McMaster Students Union and the Ainslie Wood / Westdale Community Association have provided sets of front and rear lights for officers to give out to cyclists who don’t have any.

button cell batteryThese LED lights are long lasting and use replaceable button-cell batteries (available at dollar stores, for example).

Operation Bike Guard

HPS Bicycle Identification Form - thumbnailBike theft is a maddening fact of life, unfortunately.  The police recover thousands of stolen bikes each year, but often have no way of identifying the rightful owners.   As part of Operation Bike Guard, the HPS has a Bicycle Identification Form (fillable PDF) which you can fill out – before your bike is (heaven forbid) stolen! – and submit if you need it.

 

 

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The AWWCA’s 17th Annual General Meeting

Join us for the AWWCA’s 17th Annual General Meeting, on September 21st at St Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church (beside Cootes Paradise Elementary). Registration begins at 5:30pm with Opening Remarks starting at 6:30pm

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Good Student Neighbour Awards

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/exceptional-student-neighbour-awards-honour-community-minded-students/


 

 

 

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Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser presented by Westdale Co-op Preschool & Westdale BIA

Come out and join an early taste of Easter with traditional fun and games for all children. Age specific hunt to start at 6pm.

Food will be available for purchase with vegetarian options as well.

Donations are welcome, with proceeds going to Westdale Co-op Preschool. Suggested donation of $5-10 per family.

Plant sale, raffle tickets & prizes!

Cash only.

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Water Food Energy Ecosystem Nexus

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St. George’s Book Club

January 22, 2015:  Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent

February 9:  Poems by W. B. Yeats

March 9:  Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

April 13:  Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter

May 11:  Farley Mowat’s And No Birds Sang

June 8:  Doris Lessing’s The Good Terrorist

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The story of the West Hamilton community, 1796 – 1930

AWWCA David Hitchcock discovered and scanned this article from 1973, written by Stanley Jones. It covers almost 150 years of history of Ainslie Wood/Westdale.

West Hamilton 1796 to 1930

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