We hope you’re coming to Open Streets Hamilton: James Street North!
Apply now for your spot and tell us what you are bringing to the street!
WHO – Open Streets Hamilton is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience. Our motto is “Make the Streets Your Playground”. Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, will mark our 7th car-free Sunday in Hamilton since June 2010!
WHAT – Open Streets Hamilton is part of a network of events taking place all over the world to re-purpose streets for fun, active, and creative activities! Click here to see more about events like this across North America! Open Streets Hamilton is looking for local programming for our June event related to:
- Active Transportation (Walking, Cycling, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, etc…)
- Healthy Communities (Nutrition, Active Living, Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation, etc…)
- Sustainable Economy (Local Sustainable Businesses & Organizations: Food, Services, Arts, Local Products)
- Any combination of the above!
WHERE – We will be hosting our event again on James Street North, in Hamilton, Ontario (final route details TBA)
WHEN – Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 (10am* to 5pm – *road closure starts at 9am, set up is between 9am and 10am)
WHY – By connecting communities through active transportation, you open up opportunities for collaboration, support, sharing, and communication that we sometimes miss when we drive through in our car. Taking a day to come out into the street together to celebrate the health of your community builds connections that last all year long! Click here to read some of the things people have told us about why they come to Open Streets Hamilton every year!
HOW – By closing the road to motorized vehicles, Open Streets Hamilton “opens” the street to pedestrians, cyclists and all forms of active transportation (including wheelchairs) to walk, ride or roll down James Street North! Along the route, we work with local organizations to provide fun, active, healthy, family-based activities to engage passers-by as they travel down the middle of the street!
JOIN US! Click here to submit your application to join our June 23rd, 2013 event! A team of volunteers will review your application and confirm your registration upon approval. See “WHAT” above for more information about the kind of programming Open Streets Hamilton is accepting.
SUPPORT US! Open Streets Hamilton is a public-private partnership, with funding and sponsorships coming from municipal and provincial government, as well as local businesses, institutions and community organizations. Open Streets Hamilton offers recognition to all supporting partners making contributions of $100 or more. Email email@example.com for more information on our rates, or click on the following link to see last’s year’s guidebook: http://openstreetshamilton.
DONATE! Open Streets Hamilton Community Organization is a volunteer-run, registered non-profit organization and accepts donations year-round towards our events and programming. Your support and donations are what keep us going! Donate via paypal at www.openstreetshamilton.ca/donate or send any donation cheques* to:
Open Streets Hamilton
22 Wilson Street, Suite 4
Hamilton, ON L8R 1C5
(this address is our mailing address only)
*cheques can be made out to “Open Streets Hamilton”, please no cash (NB: Open Streets Hamilton is not a charity)
Thank you for your time and consideration! We hope you will be able to join us on June 23rd! If you have more questions or would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your programming, please contact Sunil at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-481-0809.
Looking forward to seeing you on the street!
Chair, Open Streets Hamilton Event Planning Committee
**Open Streets Hamilton is looking forward to its fourth consecutive year hosting a series of car-free events promoting active transportation, healthy living, and bringing Hamilton’s communities together.
Open Streets Hamilton is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy, and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience.
Make the Streets your Playground!