The offices of Kiwanis Homes will be closed on Thursday, September 15, 2016 for staff development and strategic planning.
We will be open as usual on Friday, September 16, 2016
Summer on South Mountain
Author: Victoria Kaulback, Resident
Community Story Walk led by Turner Park Library Staff
I have always been involved in my community, whether it be babysitting local children or running games in the park.
Earlier this year, I organized a neighbourhood clean-up that was very successful and rewarding. This summer I had a great opportunity to work for the Social Planning and Research Council as the Community Development Assistant.
During my role, I organized a community movie night as well as a summer camp for children. I've had an opportunity to meet new people in my community and support them in completing community grant proposals and to hold a community events. I will continue to support the community going into the fall as well as focusing on my University Studies.
Summer on South Mountain
Author: Greg Tedesco, SPRC
Event organizer Teena and happy residents at the Columbus Square Community BBQ
The South Mountain Small Grants Program launched 4 months ago. In that short time it has been amazing to see so many community leaders bring forward their ideas to bring the neighbourhood together, and to see those ideas come to life!
To this point, about half of the $5000 Small Grant fund for 2016 has been given to local South Mountain residents to lead events or initiatives in their neighbourhood to connect with and bring people together. The ideas that have been funded so far? Community movie nights, BBQ's with giveaways for local children, funding support for a local summer camp, and even a visit from the Reptile Guy!
Have questions around requirements, eligibility or additional information? Contact: Community Developer Greg Tedesco
South Mountain Planning Team - Volunteer Today!
The South Mountain Planning Team is looking to connect with neighbours in the Butler, Barnstown, Chappel East and West neighbourhoods and look at volunteers to be a part of a Planning Team.
The Planning Team meets monthly about resident identified community issues and members will be able to apply for South Mountain Small Grants (see below). The next Planning Team meeting will be on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00 - 7:30pm at Turner Park Library. Interested in joining the South Mountain Planning Team or want more information? Contact: Community Developer Greg Tedesco.
Hamilton Public Library
Lots of great activities are happening at Turner Park Library! Be sure to check out their recently released Fall 2016 schedule for more information.
Ontario Early Years Centre
Did you know that Helen Detwiler School is home to an Ontario Early Years Centre? Open 5 days a week, it's a great resource in the community!
Neighbour to Neighbour
Neighbour to Neighbour provides a variety of services and supports to residents across Hamilton. Check out their website or drop in to find our more information!
Author: Pauline, Resident
Movie Night at 595 Rymal in July
My daughter and I recently attended the community movie night held at Kiwanis Homes at 595 Rymal Road East. My daughter had a great time playing with neighbourhood friends, and enjoyed the movie and snacks.
It was great to see everyone come together to share and discuss ideas about future events and move forward as a community. I am looking forward to all the possibilities in store for the South Hamilton Mountain!
EFFECTIVE JULY 4, 2016
THE OFFICE HOURS ARE CHANGING TO:
MONDAY TO THURSDAY
8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M.
CLOSED 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. FOR LUNCH
FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M.
THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON STARTING AT 1:00 P.M.
Team-up to Clean-Up
On April 30, resident led Team-Up to Clean-Up events were held at 595 Rymal Rd. East, 450 Rymal Rd. East and 408 Rymal Rd. East.
The day was a huge success with many residents working together for the day, followed by a community celebration at 595 Rymal!
A big thank you to residents Victoria and Natalie who organized both clean-ups, and everyone else who came out to help out their neighbours for the day!
Thanks also to Brian Sibley from Kiwanis Homes, Lori-Anne Gagne from Victoria Park Community Homes, as well as MPP Monique Taylor and City Councillor Donna Skelly for attending and supporting the community clean up and launch of the Small Grants Program!</>
Community ideas from the April 30th event.