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  • Community Cleanups | AWWCA
    Photo Gallery Ainslie Wood Streets AWWCA Appreciation BBQ 2007 Boulevards Churchill Park Activities Community Cleanups Community Gardens Cootes Trail Green Spaces around Ainslie Wood Westdale Laneways and Rail Trail McMaster University and Off Campus Residence Our Community s Preschool Groups Our Community s Schools RBG Fishways Westdale Village The Aviary Trick or Eat 2007 Westdale Streets McMaster PJ Parade 2011 Community Resources 17th AGM agenda and minutes 15th AGM Materials 14th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 13th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 12th AGM Materials including community slideshow Useful Websites Useful Numbers Submit Bylaw Concern Hamilton Health Sciences Right Place Best Care Access to Best Care Contact Community Cleanups Initiated by AWWCA former board member Dmitri Malakhov in 2002 AWWCA cleanups take place around Earth Day each year In 2007 in addition to the Churchill Park station we introduced a cleanup station at Cootes Drive and Sanders Boulevard In 2008 we added two more stations one on Haddon Avenue South and the other in front of MacNeill Baptist Church A record 56 community members pitched in to clean up in 2008 Comments are closed Search for Gallery Featured Items The AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting Join us for the AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting on September 21st at St Cuthbert s Presbyterian Church beside Cootes Paradise Elementary Registration begins at 5 30pm Read More Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time Recent News and Articles See be seen and Operation Bike Guard Good Student Neighbour Awards The story of the West Hamilton community 1796 1930 2015 2016 Education Funding Consultation Letter St George s Book Club 2014 2015 Season Recent Essays Westdale Canada s First Planned Community The TH B Railway in West Hamilton Hamilton s Oldest House Hillfield School Recently Modified Pages AWWCA Membership

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  • AWWCA Board of Directors | AWWCA
    Jeanne Bernard Paul Faure Trish Strung Photo Gallery Ainslie Wood Streets AWWCA Appreciation BBQ 2007 Boulevards Churchill Park Activities Community Cleanups Community Gardens Cootes Trail Green Spaces around Ainslie Wood Westdale Laneways and Rail Trail McMaster University and Off Campus Residence Our Community s Preschool Groups Our Community s Schools RBG Fishways Westdale Village The Aviary Trick or Eat 2007 Westdale Streets McMaster PJ Parade 2011 Community Resources 17th AGM agenda and minutes 15th AGM Materials 14th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 13th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 12th AGM Materials including community slideshow Useful Websites Useful Numbers Submit Bylaw Concern Hamilton Health Sciences Right Place Best Care Access to Best Care Contact AWWCA Board of Directors Members of the Board of Directors are elected for two year terms at the annual general meeting each September For 2015 2016 the members of the board are Ira Rosen president Jay Parlar past president recording secretary Ken Moyle vice president Carolyn Kinsley corresponding secretary Kevin Russell membership secretary Shelli Eisenberg student liaison Terri Bocz vacant treasurer Comments are closed Search for Gallery Featured Items The AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting Join us for the AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting on September 21st at St Cuthbert s Presbyterian Church beside Cootes Paradise Elementary Registration begins at 5 30pm Read More Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time Recent News and Articles See be seen and Operation Bike Guard Good Student Neighbour Awards The story of the West Hamilton community 1796 1930 2015 2016 Education Funding Consultation Letter St George s Book Club 2014 2015 Season Recent Essays Westdale Canada s First Planned Community The TH B Railway in West Hamilton Hamilton s Oldest House Hillfield School Recently Modified Pages AWWCA Membership Application See be seen and Operation Bike

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  • Presidents of the AWWCA | AWWCA
    s first meeting in September 1998 Joy died of a brain tumour on Feb 19 2005 this photo was taken the previous summer when she spoke at an event to raise money for cancer research She had just come out of the hospital after having her pancreas removed in an attempt to halt the cancer she knew it would be her last chance to speak and raise awareness about cancer Phyllis Tresidder left was president from 1998 to 2001 During that time she ran for city councillor and was named Woman of the Year for Community Service by the City of Hamilton Phyllis continues to do community volunteer work while pursuing her passion of house and garden design using her plentiful artistic skills Liz Millar right served as president from 2001 to 2003 a challenging time for the association Using her diplomatic and organizational skills she steered the association to its next phase Liz co ordinates the student nutrition program for Hamilton Partners in Nutrition located at the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton These programs in schools and community based facilities throughout Hamilton provide breakfast before the school bell early morning meals between breakfast and lunch lunches or snacks Her work includes program development training volunteers menu planning and writing grant applications HPIN is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services See partnersinnutrition ca In her spare time Liz enjoys working in her award winning garden Rob Payne left led the AWWCA as president from 2003 to 2007 During that time many new initiatives took place including partnerships with McMaster University and the Westdale Business Improvement Area Rob continues his volunteer work as editor of TownGown World and as past president of the AWWCA representing us on the board of the Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods He enjoys working with his father on his new business in cottage country Redock Outdoor Furniture Inc building furniture from recycled cedar docks Occasionally he has time to relax and read John Wigle left who grew up in Westdale was AWWCA president from 2007 to 2011 In addition to being a very busy full time lawyer in Hamilton as president he has been a strong leader for the community on such issues as truck traffic and student housing He often can be seen getting his exercise by walking at a rapid pace through Westdale and Dundas but is always willing to stop and chat John is ready to take on hard challenges he deals with everyone in a civil and direct manner and tries to achieve a consensus A board member since 2006 Jay Parlar was elected president of the AWWCA in September 2011 He has spent most of his life as a resident of our area attending Prince Phillip for two years before his family moved to Barclay and enrolled him at George R Allan School He continued his education at Dalewood Middle School Westdale High School and last but not least McMaster University for his B Eng and

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  • FAQ | AWWCA
    Because We Care about what Let me know so I can consider putting one up Answer The message is for all passers by to show them there is an organization whose members care about their community The full name of the AWWCA is on the sign But the visual image tells us much Local artist and AWWCA member Marla Panko designed our logo when the AWWCA began in 1998 It is a simple line drawing of a house set into a few gentle curves crowned with a series of radiating lines The image of the house is quite simply one of brightness joy happiness and contentment We refer to it as the radiant house a glowing example of a home nestled snugly in the gentle confines of a neighbourhood There are times when the going is tough that one might be tempted to consider changing the radiant lines to droplets of sweat and the tipping house to one that is barely hanging on which it does much like the little engine that could The AWWCA s mission is to preserve protect and enhance the Ainslie Wood Westdale community environment and the quality of life for all residents We aim to promote balance in our community and our vision is a safe inviting beautiful community where all can experience enjoyment of their homes And just like the little engine We think we can We think we can We ve certainly done a glowing job so far We recommend members put the sign in a prominent place in a window facing the street The sign arouses curiosity and provides a conversational point whereby members can explain to others what the AWWCA is Having learned about the AWWCA after inquiring about the sign some have become members Also residents are encouraged when they

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  • Nomination Forms | AWWCA
    Gardens Cootes Trail Green Spaces around Ainslie Wood Westdale Laneways and Rail Trail McMaster University and Off Campus Residence Our Community s Preschool Groups Our Community s Schools RBG Fishways Westdale Village The Aviary Trick or Eat 2007 Westdale Streets McMaster PJ Parade 2011 Community Resources 17th AGM agenda and minutes 15th AGM Materials 14th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 13th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 12th AGM Materials including community slideshow Useful Websites Useful Numbers Submit Bylaw Concern Hamilton Health Sciences Right Place Best Care Access to Best Care Contact Nomination Forms AWWCA Nomination form Comments are closed Search for Gallery Featured Items The AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting Join us for the AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting on September 21st at St Cuthbert s Presbyterian Church beside Cootes Paradise Elementary Registration begins at 5 30pm Read More Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at this time Recent News and Articles See be seen and Operation Bike Guard Good Student Neighbour Awards The story of the West Hamilton community 1796 1930 2015 2016 Education Funding Consultation Letter St George s Book Club 2014 2015 Season Recent Essays Westdale Canada s First Planned Community The TH B

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  • Become a Member! | AWWCA
    15th AGM Materials 14th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 13th AGM Materials slideshow minutes reports 12th AGM Materials including community slideshow Useful Websites Useful Numbers Submit Bylaw Concern Hamilton Health Sciences Right Place Best Care Access to Best Care Contact Become a Member The AWWWCA was established in September 1998 as a volunteer nonprofit association Our mission is to preserve protect and enhance the environment of the Ainslie Wood Westdale community and the quality of life for all residents as well as to organize and lobby on behalf of the interests of members of the association We provide a forum for residents to communicate their concerns with a collective voice to the City of Hamilton McMaster University and other municipal groups and relevant jurisdictions in Ontario We encourage you to become a member of the AWWCA which will entitle you to vote at our meetings and to receive newsletters and optional e mail updates These are an excellent source of information about our community that the local newspapers do not provide and connect you to resources to help you improve your neighbourhood and quality of life At present there are approximately 500 members and every voice especially yours is important Joining the AWWCA may well be the easiest way for you to stay informed about neighbourhood issues and to have a way to participate Many members have experienced positive results by working together to deal with their concerns rather than trying to solve them on their own Comments are closed Search for Gallery Featured Items The AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting Join us for the AWWCA s 17th Annual General Meeting on September 21st at St Cuthbert s Presbyterian Church beside Cootes Paradise Elementary Registration begins at 5 30pm Read More Upcoming Events There are no upcoming events at

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  • Karen Young | AWWCA
    it is one of the best places to live I also have a lot of family history here in Westdale My grandfather Robert Johnson worked for Mr H C Nunn who owned Halliday Company which built some of the houses in the Westdale area Eventually my grandfather was able to afford a Halliday home himself at 27 Paisley Ave N My grandparents moved in right after its completion on Sept 3 1939 which my grandfather remembered as the day the war broke out They had lived in a rented apartment on Bold Street in Hamilton where they paid 25 a month My grandfather told me that the house and lot on Paisley cost them 4 971 He and my grandmother Muriel Johnson and their children Pauline my mother and Robert my uncle lived in that house for several years At the corner of Paisley and North Oval across from Westdale United Church it still is one of the many pretty houses around here The house then passed to my grandfather s brother Dr Fred Johnson a well known pediatrician at McMaster University Hospital and his wife Helen They lived in that house until the early 90s My great uncle s obituary notes that he was the former chief of obstetrics and gynecology at what was then Hamilton Civic Hospitals he was on staff at McMaster University Medical Centre was the first president Chedoke McMaster Hospital first professor first chair and professor emeritus obstetrics and gynecology McMaster University He died July 15 2003 aged 93 While my grandparents lived at 27 Paisley Ave N my mother started kindergarten at our local public school George R Allan one of the beautiful historical schools in Hamilton Now 75 years old and living in Mississauga with my father David Young she has lovely memories

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  • Soraya Erian | AWWCA
    That was before the beautiful Sunken Botanical Gardens were replaced by the imposing McMaster University Medical Centre We enjoy the closeness of our home to the university Each September s student parade strengthens our belief that the presence of the young in our community enriches and energizes us We have met students from Engineers without Borders and learned about their work in Africa and here at home Our daughter and son attended Westdale schools and then the Arts and Science program at McMaster Upon arrival in Hamilton I tutored at McMaster while pursuing my PhD in English at the University of Western Ontario In the 1960s I joined the 16 member faculty at Mohawk College in a building on Dundurn Street South In 1970 the college moved to Fennell Avenue West where I taught for 30 years I found life in Westdale conducive to reflection My writing career began with seven books of poetry and drawings it continued with fiction each novel containing several pieces of my art work In my second novel Mystic Loon 2007 I portray the life in Canada I have come to love a symbiotic existence where diverse people s cultures are intertwined a theme that has matured within me over the decades I chose Westdale for its locale The characters share a bond with the land and with each other s roots But this is where fact ends and fiction begins in my novel The photographer heroine is in search of the spiritual identity of her adopted land Her husband an internist at McMaster Medical Centre is dedicated to the physical well being of others Husband and wife are the antipodes of life The immigration story is told through characters who adapt to their new home and others who do not The main Mohammed and Soraya with son Hisham daughter Madiha and grandchildren L to R Faris Jenna and Callum couple travels through Canada to experience its French heritage its First Nations roots as well as its English culture Love deception passion doubt and hope clash of cultures forgiveness acceptance and creativity constitute the vibrant texture of this Canadian journey Mystic Loon probes post multicultural Canadian identity In the 20th century we applauded Pierre Elliott Trudeau s vision of a cultural mosaic consisting of separate but equal parts glued together a good first step But in the 21st century we know how glue tends to age and the pieces fall apart Mystic Loon portrays cultures inextricably connected with each other Individuals who possess a creative vision for their country enjoy living in these integrated communities yet they do not lose sight of their native roots Akin to baking a cake Different ingredients mix to form a whole a process especially inspiring in the Canada of the 21st century Soraya Erian and her husband have been AWWCA members for eight years A writer artist from Egypt Soraya came to the University of Toronto on a Canada Council scholarship to obtain her MA in English literature She

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