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South Mountain Summer Newsletter

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.

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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!

Resident Voices

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!

Posted on: Aug 28, 2016

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