“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Remembering Mary-Jane, A light taken from our lives too soon.
Janet Le Clair
Water is LIFE. Hamilton is the City of Water Falls and harbours on Lake Ontario, part of the Great Lakes system and one of the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. Are you aware that Enbridge intends to build yet another tar sands bitumen transporting pipeline in Hamilton right over fertile farm lands and natural water aquifers. We must not let this happen. We must become water protectors! Please contact your City Councilor and ask them to stand up against the building of Line 10. Thank you.
Ute Schmid-Jones, former Green Party Candidate for Hamilton Center. (2015)
Without Water, there can be no Tea. Without Tea, there can be no comfort. Without Comfort, there can be no solitude. Without Solitude, We cease to Be.
The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy
Without Water, we will die. Without us, Water lives on regardless. Humans need to shift their perspectives when they can so easily overlook such a potent life force.
Amy Lou Taylor
In memory of my Dad… and wishing Hamilton love and light and a very BRIGHT future for all of us!
“Now imagine 1000 people coming together to share something bright in this world. – Angie Mallory”
Angie Brazeau Mallory
Dedicated to all my mentors who have had such a significant influence on my life and have made me a better person. You all light up my life!
The true Superhero powers should not be recognized by physical strength but in the fortitude that promotes peace and love. A true Superhero’s fighting spirit is not measured in punches or weapons. Its measured by how easily they get up when they experience failure.
Courage should not be used to fight fear but to face it and learn from it.
Having positive moral ethics allows superheroes an open door to make right decisions when protecting their world.
A superhero should also be motivated by a degree of responsibility. Each and everyday a Superheroes know that they have a daily responsibility to help ensure safety, love and happiness.
Honesty should also be viewed as a very important Superhero quality.
Finally, good taste in fancy capes can’t hurt either.
I like to play basketball because it’s fun to play. I play at school and the YMCA. I play with my friends.
Shadi, Grade 4, ESL, Benetto Elementary School
When I grow up I want to be a police officer.
Muhammed, Grade 3, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I enjoy playing with my friends safely on the playground. We have a lot of fun going down the slide and running.
Youssif, Grade 3, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I like to go to the YMCA. I like to swim and exercise at the YMCA. I want to get a membership.
Mohamad, Grade 6, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
When I am not in school, I like to go to thew YMCA in Hamilton.
Omay, Grade 4, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
When I am older I want to see a shark because I have never seen one before.
Ahmad, Grade 1, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
When I grow up I want to become a firefighter because I will rescue people. I also want to become a fisherman so that I can feed my family. Then I will become a ninja so I can protect my family too.
Johnson, Grade 1, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
When I am older I want to have a dog because I like dogs. I will play with my dog and throw the ball for the dog to get.
Adel, Grade 2, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I like to play soccer at school because I have fun with my friends.
Steven, Grade 1, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I used to live in Syria. I speak Arabic and English. I am in grade 5. In the future I want to be a Kung Fu expert.
Abdu, Grade 5, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I am in grade 5 at Bennetto. I enjoy colouring, reading, and skipping rope very much. I have a lot of fun doing these things, they make me very happy.
Mayah, Grade 5, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
In Jordan I liked to play soccer. I liked to kick the ball and pass the ball. And I liked the food and swimming in Jordan.
Zaiun, Grade 6, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I like to swim in the pool because I get to be with my friends.
Hade, Grade 4, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I love playing soccer because I am fast. That’s why I like playing tag at Bennetto during recess, not during class. When I grow up I want to be a police officer. My speed will come in handy when I chase public offenders.
Halgyn, Grade 2, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I like learning to read in school so I can learn to speak English!
Mlak, Grade 2, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I am in grade 5 at Bennetto. I want to be a police officer when I grow up because I want to help people in the community.
Nadine, Grade 5, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I like to practice Kung Fu, because I want to be strong!
Walid, Grade 7, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I liked when we celebrated Valentines Day in my class because we got to eat chocolate and share cards!
Nadia, Grade 3, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I miss my time spent in Lebanon where everyone was nice to me. I miss my friend who I met there. Her name is Sadien and she is still there. One day I will go back to visit, and then I will see the whole world!
Nivin, Grade 6, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
I like music. I like drums and guitar. I like to learn by myself.
Laith, Grade 1, ESL, Bennetto Elementary School
“We have been quick to assume rights to use water but slow to recognize obligations to preserve and protect it … In short, we need a water ethic – a guide to right conduct in the face of complex decisions about natural systems that we do not and cannot fully understand.” Sandra Postel, “The Missing Piece: A Water Ethic”
Happy Birthday to my son, Daniel my water sprite, who believes so much in our environmental issues that he has forged his career to help support sustainable green energy. Thank you DeLight for artistically giving us an visual to highlight conservation with natural beauty.
For Isaiah & Makenna
The two lights of my life!
Nothing shines brighter than the love of community!
For Jessica – my daughter – who brings light and love to all, and has a great sense of justice! Happy Birthday, Jessica!
Here’s to a bright future for our neighbourhood, and to more clever thinking about
how to turn our non-renewable resources into something beautiful and useful.
Aloft Registered Massage Therapy and Family
In memory of my grandma Mairian Smith
“Water is life. Where She flows; life flourishes.” – Ile Oshunnike, Hamilton, Ontario
David Goodwin/Doug Hicks
Crown Point Community Planning Team and action groups, you are awesome! Thanks for the work you do to make this neighbourhood a great place to live.
For my kids Sabine, Lauren, Seamus, and Declan. They light up my life even when it’s dark.
Erich’s Cupboard thanks the wonderful people of Hamilton for your generosity. Barrels will be available for donations of non-perishables and warm clothing. Your kindness is ‘deLIGHTful’
Matthew, Catherine, and Chris
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding, but water will wear away rock… What is soft is strong 🙂
Let’s talk about plastic and its impact on our environment.