We’re undergoing a very exciting and optimistic time in Hamilton’s history, something many are calling a Renaissance of growth, economic diversification and culture. Though we’re seeing an upswing in development and prosperity, it’s important not to lose sight of the issues and challenges we face in Hamilton and the surrounding region.
Recent census data for Hamilton indicates that approximately 90,000 residents are living below the poverty line and that approximately 5,700 families or individuals are waiting for subsidized housing. Access to safe and decent housing has a direct impact on our economy, communities and people.
That’s why Habitat Hamilton will be hosting its 2nd annual signature event gala—Redefining Hamilton ‘17—at Tim Hortons Field, paying tribute to the incredible successes of yesterday, while simultaneously, confronting the challenges we’re inspired to overcome today.
This won’t be your typical gala.
Themed to celebrate our city in transformation, Redefining Hamilton ‘17 will include engaging experiences with local artists, entertainers, foodies, thought leaders, change makers, influencers and leaders.
Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a fantastic meal, uniquely delivered via marché-styled dining. Dinner will be accompanied by live music by The Vaudevillian, live painting by Elissa Barber and a cash bar. Dinner will conclude with a local dessert option and a few short words from dignitaries and our leadership.
Throughout the gala, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a wide array of highly-localized and noteworthy items at the silent auction, including WestJet flights, Muskoka chairs, yoga passes, and a wealth of local restaurant gift cards (to name just a few)! The evening will conclude with live entertainment by Hamilton's very own, Born in the Eighties.
“Unfortunately, the need for affordable housing has never been so urgent in our city. Even with the recent cooling of real-estate demand, homeownership remains out of reach for so many of our neighbours. This evening is about celebrating Hamilton’s rich history, but it’s also about inspiring one another to solve Hamilton’s affordable housing crisis, together,” says Sean Ferris, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Hamilton.
This event has been made possible by Habitat Hamilton’s gala sponsors: Shane Renovations, Cogeco, Dyer & Duman Design and The Printing House Hamilton.
All proceeds from the gala will support Habitat for Humanity Hamilton and its Home Build Program, which works to avert Hamilton’s affordable housing crisis by building homes and promoting homeownership.
To purchase tickets to Habitat Hamilton's gala, Redefining Hamilton, please click here.
About Habitat for Humanity Hamilton
Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing program that works to break the cycle of poverty by building affordable housing and promoting homeownership. Habitat Hamilton has accommodated 22 partner families locally since its incorporation and is one of Habitat Canada’s fastest growing affiliates, with several builds and developments currently underway. Habitat Hamilton’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in order to break the cycle of poverty throughout Hamilton and the surrounding region. For more information, please visit www.habitathamilton.ca.
For more information, please contact:
Sean Ferris, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton
Phone: 905-560-6707 ext. 108
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