Get Invested in Hamilton

Lets face it. We spend most of our time here. I know most of us are recovering from reading week and likely some time out of town with friends or relatives. But we’re back now: back home. And it’s time to discover more of what this city has to offer.

At Pop the Bubble we often encourage adventures downtown so you can experience Hamilton. But we hope more will come from those excursions. We want you to really get invested in the community. The best way to have a meaningful and memorable time anywhere is to be involved in something.  The best way to make Hamilton feel more like home is to invest in it.

I’ll do my best to post some cool opportunities on the blog, but I also encourage you to get out there and talk to people. If there are opportunities available, people will be making that obvious – and the process of finding them while being in the city could be a fun adventure on its own…

With all that said, the Hamilton Fringe Festival has some exciting news. This year is the 9th annual Fringe Festival, and the organizers are excited for what they feel will be the best festival yet. The Annual General Meeting is next Tuesday, March. 6 at 7:00 pm – at Artword Artbar (15 Colbourne St – near James and Barton)!  Munchies and refreshments will be provided… This is a great chance to get involved with Hamilton’s artistic community. Remember, Art is the New Steel!

The Artist Franke James, who says she has been blacklisted by the Harper government, presents her story on climate change and freedom of expression, Tomorrow Feb. 29, 7 p.m., Hamilton Room, Hamilton Central Library, 55 York Blvd. Free.  If you want to hear an artist’s take on the current government, and participate in that discourse, register tonight!

The Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair is a large-scale science fair for kids in grade 7-12. Many of you might have been involved in it or something like it back when you were in highschool… A great way to engage with the Hamilton community would be to volunteer or help judge this fair. What better way to apply your university education during your university experience?!

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you are making meaningful connections and getting invested in the Hamilton community. Get out there and make this city yours!