Hello from Pop the Bubble’s Newest Contributor

Hello Pop The Bubble Readers!

I wanted to introduce myself to our readers, my name is Balie and I am incredibly excited to be contributing to the blog this summer! You can look forward to some neighbourhood profiles, small business features, and local politics from me, and my co-writer Chris! We’ll be exploring the arts, food, nature, and overall cultural scene of Hamilton to bring you guys the best of the best that Hamilton has to offer, from a student’s perspective!


Just an afternoon hike to Tiffany Falls!

Now for a little info about myself… I just finished my first year of the Arts&Science program at McMaster. I’ve been living in Hamilton pretty much my whole life, so I’m a little biased in saying this but, I know that Hamilton is one of the best cities in the world and I can’t wait to show you all of the gems that make this city so wonderful!


Can you guess where this is?

My favourite spot in Hamilton has to be Bayfront, I love skating in the winter and biking along the paths in the summer. It’s always a happening place and I often find myself admiring the incredible natural beauty of the area.


A beautiful sunset over Bayfront Park

I’m also passionate about all things community development related!  Also, LRT and sustainable urban development is one of my all-time favourite dinner table topics, so stay tuned for a blog post on that!

Anyway, that’s all for me! I hope you all enjoy the blogging this summer, and discover another reason why you love Hamilton!


Here’s a pic of me (on the left) volunteering at the YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards!