Thanks For the Central Park Clean Up

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A big thank you to all the neighbourhood volunteers who came out today to help clean up Central Park. 13 bags of garbage, 8 bags fro recycling and over 100 low hanging and discarded branches cleaned up.

All ready now to enjoy the summer and our Pan Am event on May 30th!

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Central Park Clean Up – Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up

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As part of the city’s Adopt-a-Park initiative, CNA is committed to maintaining Central Park as a clean and welcoming space for all. Please join us for a spring clean up of this space. Gloves and garbage bags are supplied

Register & See the Event post in Facebook – CLICK HERE

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Sharing Your Story Workshop – Sunday April 19th

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Sharing Our Stories

Join us for our final storytelling session for Stories From Central, Sharing our Stories.

Sunday April 19th – 12 noon to 2.30 pm

A workshop designed to help you uncover your personal style of storytelling. Led by professional actor, Darla Biccum, participants will engage in physical and vocal warmups as well as exercises geared toward uncovering your unique voice and engaging an audience. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their stories and receive feedback.

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.

Originally from Saskatchewan, by way of Toronto, Darla now calls Hamilton home. Darla has worked as a performer, adjudicator and facilitator for over 20 years across Canada. On stage or screen, Darla is a dynamic and engaging performer with a bold presence and solid comic timing. As a facilitator, Darla’s unique skill set and special brand of humour creates a safe and fun environment for participants to explore their creativity.

Stories from Central is a project in collaboration with Central Neighbourhood Association and Workers Arts & Heritage Centre generously funded by Hamilton Community Foundation. A series of workshops focusing on stories of homes, heritage and personal tales will culminate in a walking tour of the neighbourhood on May 3 starting at 1:00 p.m. at WAHC.

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Crafting Your Story Workshop – Saturday April 18th

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Crafting Your Story Workshop

Saturday April 18th – 9 am to 11.30 am – Workers Arts & Heritage Building, Stuart Street.

This lively & fun workshop with writer Gary Barwin explores ways to shape a story for greatest impact, whether that be for humour, drama, suspense, or surprise.

It will also address the best ways to begin and end a story, how to most effectively craft what comes in between, and how to add colour and vitality with descriptions of character and setting.

Participants will try the ideas out on their own stories and receive helpful feedback and suggestions for further development.

Please RSVP to Project Coordinator Lisa Pijuan-Nomura at girlcancreate@gmail.com as spaces are limited.

All workshops are free and open to residents of the Central Neighbourhood.

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator and the author of 19 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. He was Young Voices eWriter-in-Residence at the Toronto Public Library in Fall of 2013 and Writer-in-Residence at Western University in 2014-2015.


He teaches creative writing at Kings University College in London. His high-energy performances often involve music, multimedia, and interactive storytelling.

Stories from Central is a project in collaboration with Central Neighbourhood Association and Workers Arts & Heritage Centre generously funded by Hamilton Community Foundation. A series of workshops focusing on stories of homes, heritage and personal tales will culminate in a walking tour of the neighbourhood on May 3 starting at 1:00 p.m. at WAHC.

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Main Streets Old Growth Forests – Heritage Lecture

Ward 2 Community Council of which Central is a member  are pleased to announce a very special presentation featuring Toronto Heritage Architect Catherine Nasmith.

The details: April 15th, Mills Hardware, 6:30pm.

RSVP Janice Brown by email president@durandna.com to reserve your seat!

The presentation is titled “Main Street Old Growth Forest”.  Click Hamilton-Built-Heritage to download a copy of the poster.

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