Westmount Recreation Centre re-opening

This article, from July 26, has details on Westmount Recreation Centre reopening as of July 26th.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Westmount Recreation Centre, along Lynbrook Drive in the Rolston neighbourhood, is set to reopen the week of July 26th; with modified schedules and activities for all ages.

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Bonnington Betterment Community adopting Richwill Park

This post, from July 18, has details on the Bonnington Betterment Community’s adoption of Richwill Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Bonnington Betterment Community is sharing some exciting news about a park adoption, helping to keep Ward 8 clean and beautiful!

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Railings finished at Captain Cornelius Park

This post, from July 18, has information on the newly completed railings at Captain Cornelius Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 office is pleased to announce that the new railings along the concrete stairs connecting the Rolston Community Forest and Accessible Trail to Rolston Drive and Captain Cornelius Park is now complete.

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Gourley Park youth baseball sign-up now available

This article, from July 7, has details and information for those interested in registering their youth in Gourley Park’s youth baseball/slo-pitch leagues.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Gourley Park, located in the centre of an area bounded by West 5th & Garth Streets and Limeridge and Stonechurch Roads, is now registering youth for this year’s baseball/slo-pitch leagues which will run until September 2.

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Supie program back this summer

Posted July 5, this article has details on the Supie program and its modificied changes for this year. The Supie program runs from July 5 to August 27.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

A beloved Hamilton summer program will be back in local parks this year after being suspended last summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Supie programs are modified to follow provincial guidelines to allow for safe, fun, summer activties.

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Heat warning in effect for Hamilton

This article, from June 28, has details on the City issuing a heat warning as of June 28. The article also includes information and links to locate the nearest splash pad/rec pool.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City has issued a “heat warning” until further notice, with temperatures feeling close to 40 degrees celsius with the humidex. The City and participating community agencies are responding to the heat by offering “cool places” to go during all stages of a heat event.

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Are you interested in outdoor fitness equipment at a Ward 8 park? Let us know!

This article, from June 12, is asking if you would like to see outdoor fitness equipment at a Ward 8 park, and which Ward 8 park you think best serves that need.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With many residents now choosing to do their workout routine outdoors, the Ward 8 office would like to know if there is resident appetite for outdoor fitness equipment at a Ward 8 park – and which park do you feel suits this equipment?

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Reminder: It’s time for the second Southam Park Master Plan Survey

This article, from June 1, has details on the second community survey regarding ongoing upgrades to Southam Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is inviting residents yet again to participate in the ongoing Southam Park Master Plan, whose focus is a re-designed concept to re-invigorate the historic site.

Ward 8 residents provided great input the first time around, and we sure hope you’ll continue to help the City meet your recreational and community needs.

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City splash pads are now open

This article, from May 22, has details on the opening of spray pads in accordance with the province’s recent announcement.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The province announced late this afternoon that along with outdoor recreational sports and activities, spray/splash pads will be allowed to open, and just in time with the heat wave we are set to experience this week.

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Encampments in Ward 8

This article, from May 11, has details on the rise of encampments across Ward 8 and how the Encampment Response Team works with individuals to find them appropriate shelter or housing.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Encampments have long been hidden from public view, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, encampments have become more publicly visible. This article has information on the City’s response to encampments.

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