Cranberry Resort’s Fundraising Event for Haiti

     Here’s more news about efforts to benefit Haiti, this time from Collingwood:        On Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, Cranberry Resort opened their doors to help World Vision and Salvation Army with their quests to help the thousands of the misfortunate from the country of Haiti.      With only a few days, preparation (originally […]Read More

Mad & Noisy Gallery Welcomes Five New Artist Members

Here’s some interesting art news from a former colleague with Halton-Peel Communications Association, Eleanor Brownridge, herself an accomplished artist:      The work of five new, local artists, sculptor Paul Vodak, photographer MK Lynde, stained glass artist Paul Corfield, and painters Peter Dillman and Peter Taylor, will be featured during February at the Mad & Noisy Gallery […]Read More

Swim Meet for Haiti this weekend with local Golden Horseshoe

     Here’s another Escarpment-area group that is raising funds to help Haiti:      Golden Horseshoe Aquatic Club has more than 200 young people in their swim club who practise at swimming pools around the city of Hamilton. Head Coach Grey Fairley and his coaches have put together a last-minute fundraiser to help the people of Haiti. This […]Read More

Jordan Art Gallery Auction to Benefit Heart and Stroke Foundation

We just received some news about an art auction to benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Bidding can be done online. Here are the details. JORDAN ART GALLERY HEART TO HEART AUCTION OF ART      Silent Auction with portion of proceeds to benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Opening reception and preview: Sunday, February 7, […]Read More

Georgetown Choral Society Sings for Haiti in New York

Georgetown Choral Society (GCS) participated in a combined mass performance at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, New York City, on January 18. Some of the night’s proceeds are going to relief efforts in Haiti. Here are more details about this exciting concert and great honour for the GCS, sent to us by Iris Derke, General Director, Distinguished […]Read More

Habitat for Humanity Halton Supports Haiti Relief Efforts

     We’re happy to pass on this news about Habitat for Humanity Halton (HFHH) and their work in Haiti. They want to emphasize that donations from individuals until February 12 will be matched by the Canadian Government.      HFHH will provide support to the disaster response efforts of Habitat for Humanity International to help low-income Haitian […]Read More

Rally Against the Proroguing of Parliament

     This news item just came in to Escarpment Views:      The chairperson of the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR), Mervyn Russell, will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming “Rally Against the Proroguing of Parliament” on Saturday, January 23 at 1 pm.      The Rally will take place at […]Read More

African Art Added to Art Gallery of Hamilton

     Yesterday Mike & I attended an important media event at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH) where some new African works of art were unveiled. We hope to publish a photo of this in our spring issue, but meanwhile, here’s the information straight from AGH themselves: Noted Canadian Philanthropists and Art Collectors Joey and […]Read More

How to Help Haiti After the Earthquake

     There’s a Niagara Escarpment community connection to Haiti. Georgetown is the location of the Canadian offices of Healing Hands for Haiti International Foundation Inc., which provides physical medicine and rehabilitation programs to Haitians with disabilities.      Eric Doubt of Georgetown is the executive director. Marnie Hughes of Georgetown shares this information: “Last November I […]Read More

Responses to Prime Minister Harper Proroguing Parliament Again

     While watching The National on TV last night, I was struck by the discussion about our Prime Minister proroguing Parliament again, and the question of what citizens think about it, whether they’re rising up and objecting.      The topic came up earlier yesterday at a family birthday celebration, and all of us there expressed […]Read More