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  • Tue Dec 6 2016 to Thur Dec 08
    PURSES FOR MARGARET PROJECT
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Developed to help the homeless women in Hamilton by providing them with purses filled with hygiene items Homeless women are a largely forgotten group and services for them are few and far between. Many live precarious lives and, because they’re women, they are at higher risk to being assaulted. Mary’s Place, a 25-bed shelter for homeless women, turns away, on average, around 160 women every month. The women often arrive with only the clothes on their backs and can’t afford to buy hygiene items. Tampons and pads can cost $10 and they often have to decide between buying them or buying food. WHAT’S NEEDED: In addition to gently used purses, we need sanitary pads, tampons, tissues, wet wipes, toothbrushes, lip balm, deodorant, sugar-free snacks, plastic poncho and winter items, like socks, gloves and hats. WHERE and WHEN: A donation box has been set up at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton at 170 Dundurn Street South and items can dropped off Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. The short-term goal is to deliver the purses filled with hygiene items to Mary’s Place just before Christmas. Location:   First Unitarian Church of Hamilton at 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, Region: Halton, Hamilton,      Contact Info:   
  • Sun Dec 11 2016 to Sun Dec 11
    CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
    12:30 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday, December 11 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Westfield Heritage Village 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON L0R 1X0 Experience an old-fashioned Christmas for the whole family and celebrate the season where traditions of an earlier time are brought to life. Enjoy carol singing, Father Christmas, crafts, children’s activities and sample fresh made bread. Seasonal refreshments available at the restaurant, candies at the Confectionery and one-of-a-kind shopping at the Gift Shop Location:   1049 Kikwall Road, Rockton, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Hamilton Conservation Authority    Contact Info: Westfield Heritage Village   nature@conservationhamilton.ca    519-621-8851   www.conservationhamilton.ca   
  • Mon Dec 12 2016
    TALK: THE GREAT ESCARPMENT, HEART OF TURTLE ISLAND
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Join us as Mark Zelinski, award winning photographer, artist and film maker talks about his new book which brings focus to the environmental treasures of the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, to celebrate its conservation, management, and to promote the diverse native and settler communities that thrive along its rugged, curving path. Six Nations and Mississaugas of The New Credit are among the subjects included. One of the world`s unique natural wonders, The Niagara Escarpment’s ecosystems support hundreds of at-risk species that coexist alongside the most densely populated and heavily developed region in Canada. Stunning photos will provide an intimate glimpse of environmentally sensitive areas, wildlife species and rare flora, and showcase the spectrum of parks, trails, conservation lands, and the communities and productive farmlands protected by The Greenbelt. Free talk. Location:   Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters Address: 680 Plains Road W, Burlington, Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Hamilton Naturalists Club    Contact Info: brontreg@cogeco.ca    905-637-7136   www.hnc.ca
  • Mon Dec 26 2016
    BOXING DAY 10 & 4 MILE RUNS
    12:00 PM to 2:30 PM 96th running of this historic race. Run or walk with Olympians, elite and recreational runners and walkers. Indoor registration, refreshments and awards in the main gym, spectators are welcome. Change rooms with showers for entrants. $3,000 cash purse. Location:   YMCA 79 James Street South, Hamilton, Region: Hamilton,   Sponsor: Michael Lamont Personal Injury Law    Contact Info: James Van Dyke   james_van_dyke@hotmail.com    905-971-6040   www.boxingdayrun.ca   
  • Wed Feb 22 2017 to Thur Feb 23
    SUPERCHARGING YOUR PURPOSE — THE FOUR COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS THAT DRIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS
    12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Second Revolution Communications is pleased to host this presentation series, geared to those with beginner to intermediate knowledge of marketing and communications, that builds your organization’s marketing and communication capacity so you can maximize your public engagement and fundraising activities. Each workshop will provide you with valuable insights and the practical skills you’ll need to create and implement communication strategies that successfully meet your organizational objectives. This series is essential for communications staff, subject matter experts, and program leads who are involved in planning programs, executing communications plans, and crafting messages for the public. For your convenience we have structured the four presentations over a consecutive two-day period. Strategic Communications Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm The term strategic communications relates to the process by which organizations infuse their communications efforts with an overarching agenda and a goal-focused master plan which involves promoting the brand of an organization and urging people to do specific actions. In this workshop, you’ll learn the HOWs and WHYs of strategic communications, understand (and convey) the value that these types of efforts can deliver to your organization, and begin managing current and future communications challenges within your organization, be it donor engagement efforts or building support for campaign. Designing a Better Brand Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm A great brand is instantly recognizable and respected, conveys what is special about your organization, and helps open doors and facilitate growth by virtue of its power to transform issues and lives. Its strength is derived from the goodwill and name recognition it has earned over time, and the emotional connection it creates with those who encounter it. This translates into greater volunteer, staff and supporter alignment with the organization’s mandate, increased fundraising opportunities and enhanced market positioning. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to go about building your brand. It will cover everything from developing the basics of your corporate identity to extending it into fundraising and communication activities. Engineering Effective Events Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:30 am to 10:30 am Event marketing strategies leave a lasting, brand-focused impression by grabbing the attention of a group of people gathered together, creating a sense of belonging and community and forwarding your organization’s mandate. If executed professionally and successfully, event marketing will provide attendees (partners, donors and supporters) with an experience that will resonate in their minds for months, if not years, to come. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to turn your event into the must-attend occasion on your community’s social calendar while adding significant value to your brand, operations and bottom line. We’ll use case studies to run you through developing the initial concept, thematic devices, venue, MC and speakers, entertainment, food, venue decoration, audio/video, set-up and teardown and attendee (and sponsor) follow-up. Engaging Email Campaigns Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Email outreach remains one of the most vital communications tools available to organizations for successful campaigns and development efforts. Effective email outreach depends on a combination of communication strategy, psychology and messaging, copywriting, layout and design, technical delivery platforms, testing and analysis, and best practices. With proper execution, email outreach consistently delivers one of the highest communications returns on investment. In this workshop, you’ll explore a number of email design and messaging case studies, and compare some of the major email service providers and their technical offerings. You’ll learn the importance of list segmentation and integrating contact relationship management (CRM) systems, personalization of emails and automated email series messaging. You’ll also learn to consistently improve your email communications through metrics analysis and split A/B testing. Registration cost: $150 for the series, or $50 per presentation Register here: http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/ Location:   Centre for Social Innovation - Alterna Room (4th Floor) , 215 Spadina Avenue , Toronto, The event is happening February 2017. For more information, please contact Paul Bubelis paul@sustainabilitynetwork.ca Region: Halton, Hamilton, Niagara   Sponsor: Sustainability Network    Contact Info: Paul Bubelis   paul@sustainabilitynetwork.ca    416-324-2792   http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/   
 

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