Arts sector gets $500,000 injection from City
It was a big win for the Hamilton’s arts community this week as city councillors voted to boost arts funding to a whopping $500,000. Another $300,000 was pledged by the Hamilton Community Foundation, a promise they followed up on if the City were to increase funding. This will be the first increase in arts funding in 15 years, as Hamilton ranked among one of the lowest in comparison to neighbouring major cities when it came to arts funding. More at CBC Hamilton.
A $41.6 million price tag for understanding aging
The federal government has granted a McMaster-based aging study $41.6 million. The money will go towards one of the most comprehensive looks at the process of aging, something that was started back in 2010. The study itself will approach aging from many angles, and all the information will be put towards a national platform that will help the medical and science communities understand all things aging in Canada. More at The Spec.
Hamilton Music Awards announces slate of nominees
The annual Hamilton Music Awards has released its list of nominees this week, with Ancaster singer-songwriter Laura Cole receiving give nominations. The gala awards show will take place at Dofasco Centre for the Arts, on Sunday May 24. Currently in its 11th year, the Hamilton Music Awards has also nominated the Arkells, Jeremy Fisher, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Elliott Brood. More about it in The Spec.
Hamilton recognized for its cultural renaissance
The Globe and Mail released an article discussing the cultural renaissance that is happening in downtown Hamilton. From the demand from Torontonians who are looking for better housing options, to the thriving influx of business and social scene within the core, the article highlights the vision Hamilton deserves, a city that is travelling down the unbeaten path. More in the Globe and Mail.
The launch of the SoBi bike share program in Hamilton was carried out this past week. It has signed up more than 500 members since January. SoBi came at a vital time for those demanding alternative transit. Coming off the successful soft launch during January and February,, thousands of kilometres were recorded despite poor weather conditions, further indicating a desire for this type of service. More at CHCH.
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