With less than 2 weeks until the Escarpment Project’s annual clean up we wanted to fill you in on all the details.
We are very excited about this year’s event because we have reached some new milestones.
We are including some new locations; The Sand Hill in Dundas, Armes Lookout (along the Kenilworth Rail Trail) and Glovers Falls. These are areas that need a lot of attention because they have been severely abused. You can see the areas in our latest video:
Thanks to the many sponsors this year we are able to improve our celebrations after the clean up. It is in the usual place at Punchbowl Market and it has grown dramatically. With the help of a major sponsorship from Nestle Waters this year, we have had the ability to improve the BBQ greatly in order to show all the volunteers our gratitude as we turn the BBQ into a festival for all. We have added some new food vendors, as well as other craft and environmental vendors that include everything from cookies and hemp products, to essential oils and reiki, to environmental information booths.
Our food sponsors include; Rony’s Rotisserie, Roma Bakery, the Green Machine Food Truck and Globally Local. The East Hamilton Optimist Club will also be BBQing burgers and sausages. What would lunch and great live music be without enjoying a fine beverage? Back again this year is our Muskoka Brewery craft beer tent.
We are also selling rain barrels on our website which you can pick up at the BBQ/festival. You can pre-order yours by clicking here. (They are less expensive than the ones you get at Canadian Tire or Home Depot… Your garden doesn’t care about the price and they will save you money on your water bill.) With the help of The Dumpster Service we are also doing some large scale recycling. We will have recycle bins for the following items only; scrap metal, electronics, batteries, paint (paint cans) and tires. Hopefully someone in your household will get some spring cleaning done and bring some of these items.
There will be live performances by two of Hamilton’s finest local artists. Rock and blues artist, Robin Benedict will be performing at approximately 12 noon followed by country singer, Brad James who will be rounding out the afternoon with some fantastic country and rock.
Robin also has a great passion for the escarpment and nature itself as evident in some of her videos. You can watch videos of the two by clicking one of these album covers:
If you plan to join us please let us know so we know how many supplies we need. We look forward to your support and thank you in advance for participating and helping make this a safe, enjoyable and entertaining experience for everyone. Your participation is significant in the continuation and future growth of this healthy, neighbourhood, community building event.