Hamilton Eat Local-Slow Food Hamilton's 4th Annual HOLIDAY ECO SCHMOOZE!!

Join us at 7pm when doors open! This year's featured film is the amazing and inspiring "NOURISH PETERBOROUGH", and it's our pleasure to have Emily Blondin-Doan, the director as our special guest!! This film was chosen for screening after meeting some of the amazing people and community food groups encountered at the recent BRING FOOD HOME food conference at Trent University in October.

The film will be followed by a panel of amazing local food activists (Clare Wagner of Green Venture, Theresa Phair of City of Hamilton Housing and Sapphire Singh, the coordinator of the new Hamilton Farmers' Market Community Kitchen) and a group discussion. It's amazing what can be achieved when we work (and eat) together.  Refreshments and community will be served :-)

Only $5 (or $2 unwaged). Ticket info is coming soon but seating is definitely limited, so watch for news!

The City wants to ban Urban Chickens - what do you think?

UPDATE: Its not too late to let your City Councillor know how you feel about urban chickens.
The council will debate the New Responsible Animal By-Laws on Jan. 12th.

The controversy surrounding urban chickens continues as the City will be meeting in regards to the new animal by-laws that includes not allowing urban chickens. If you can, come to this meeting to find out more.

(Also, write to your City Councillor and let them know how you feel about the ban on raising chickens within urban Hamilton).

Details on the meeting:
November 15, 2011 at 9:30 a.m
Hamilton City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
71 Main Street West, Hamilton

All are welcome. Anyone wishing to make a presentation is required to pre-register.

Anyone interested in making a presentation on the "Updated Animal By-law for the Entire City of Hamilton" is asked to pre-register as a delegation by no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, November 14, 2011 by contacting:

Vanessa Robicheau
City Clerks' Office, 1st Floor, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton ON L8P 4Y5
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2729
Email: Vanessa.Robicheau@hamilton.ca

Presentations are limited to 5 minutes.

Written submissions for inclusion in the meeting agenda are welcomed and will be accepted by e-mail or mail at the above noted address, or by fax 905-546-2095, until 12:00 noon on Monday, November 14, 2011.

For comments or questions regarding the revised By-law, contact either:

Sue O’Dwyer
Manager of Animal Services (Acting)
247 Dartnall Road, Hamilton ON L8W 3V9
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2597
Email: Sue.O'Dwyer@hamilton.ca


Karen Edwards
Program Development Officer
247 Dartnall Road, Hamilton ON L8W 3V9
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1789
Email: Karen.Edwards@hamilton.ca


Article in The Spec:

Just Food: The Right to Food Exhibition

   Starting November 25th, at the Worker' Art & Heritage Centre, there will be the Just Food: The Right to Food exhibition. It features Canadian and international artists exploring food access, security issues, and well as 'the right to food'. This exhibition is curated by the Mennonite Heritage Centre in Winnipeg. Karen Thiessen, whose work is featured in the show, will be doing a featured talk at the opening ceremonies. 
   In addition WAHC will present special screening of  Yung Chang’s Earth to Mouth a 2002 film that explores life at Wing Fong Farms, a Chinese-Canadian owned farm near Newcastle, Ontario.Earth to Mouth is presented in conjunction with the third annual Hamilton edition of the Canadian Labour International Film Festival.