Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Hamilton Arts Vote 2022: Ward 11 (Glanbrook, Stoney Creek and Winona)

It’s election season in the City of Hamilton. Nine candidates are vying for the mayoral seat, and a further 81 are vying for 15 City Council seats. It is not unreasonable to expect that the political landscape in Hamilton is about to shift significantly. 

According to the City of Hamilton, Ward 11 is generally comprised of the municipality of Glanbrook and is bordered by the municipal boundary along Haldibrook Road (south), Glancaster Road (west), the City of Hamilton/Region of Niagara boundary (east) and the hydro corridor (north). Ward 11 also includes Mount Hope and Binbrook.

In a joint partnership between the Hamilton Arts Council and Beyond James, a nonpartisan candidate survey was sent for prospective leaders to map out their vision for our city. Just three questions have provided a window into what those running for office in Hamilton would do to invest in creativity. 

The Hamilton Arts Council will utilize survey responses to continue conversations with elected councillors following the election.

Nick Lauwers

Nick Lauwers

What arts event is a must do for every Hamiltonian? 

Supercrawl,  any performance at Theatre Aquarius or the Brott Music Festival!

What do you see as an opportunity to expand arts and culture in Hamilton? 

Education and exposing students to the performing arts by taking them to live performances, music festivals and or including the arts in educational materials. 

If elected, how will you leverage your position as a City Councillor to advance the arts in Hamilton? 

I believe we should be making connections between Hamilton’s performing artists, art community and the film industry. I want to be a promoter of Hamilton’s film industry and arts community in order to bring more well deserved attention to our beautiful and vibrant City. 

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Mark Tadeson

Mark Tadeson.

What arts event is a must do for every Hamiltonian? 

We are season ticket holders for Theatre Aquarius and I would encourage all Hamiltonians to get out and see a show once or twice each year.

What do you see as an opportunity to expand arts and culture in Hamilton? 

I think that the website for the Hamilton Arts Council and the ArtsyCrowd are a great opportunity to increase awareness and support for the Arts. Also I am a retired Principal with the HWDSB and I would like to share how proud I am of the Hamilton Board of Education and their promotion of the Arts through our two ‘ArtSMART’ Programs at Glendale and MacNabb Secondary Schools. It gives children with a passion for the arts an opportunity to engage, explore and craft their skills in a number of  Artistic endeavours. Also, I was a Principal at Buchanan Park Elementary School for three years. This school hosted an annual children’s Opera production for over 20 years that brought our school community a sense of pride and appreciation for the performing arts.

If elected, how will you leverage your position as a City Councillor to advance the arts in Hamilton? 

If elected, I will leverage my position to advance the Arts in Hamilton through my attendance at local events, continued support for the Hamilton Arts Council, and I will share upcoming Arts Events in my reports to my constituents.   

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