Corey is heavily involved in Hamilton, whether it be keeping people informed with his e-publication The Gist or empowering young professionals through Hamilton HIVE and the HiveX conference.  Hear how Corey made his way to the city and got so involved!

The Gist
Serve Ping Pong
Hamilton HIVE
HiveX
Try Hamilton (June 25)

Restaurant

Pass

Café

St James

Shop

Newman’s

Event

Ambitious City

Natural Feature

Bayfront Trail

Ashley started the campaign Ditching Prom for Nepal, where she gave up all the money she saved for her prom to the Nepal relief efforts.  Hear her story!
Restaurant
Bread Bar (Quinoa Burger)
Cafe
My Dog Joe
Shop
Dollar Store
Event
TEDx King St Women
TEDx Youth
Natural Feature
Bruce Trail

Kristin Archer of I Heart HamiltonKristin Archer is all things for I Heart Hamilton, a popular local blog and radio show created in 2011 with the concept “Be a tourist in your own city.”  She also promotes live music shows under the “I Heart Hamilton presents” banner at iconic venues such as This Ain’t Hollywood and The Casbah.  We chat about how the blog started, some of the many other things she’s working on now including her upcoming annual fundraiser show The Playlist, and some of her favourite parts of the city.

Interview Links

I Heart Hamilton: The Playlist 4.0 (Fundraiser for Food4Kids)
Kristen A/B
Discography
Rich Aucoin

Restaurant

WORK
Aberdeen Tavern

Cafe

Cannon Coffee

Shop

Girl on the Wing
White Elephant

Event

Supercrawl
Hamilton Music Awards

Natural Feature

Hamilton Waterfront

Greg LenkoGreg Lenko is founder of the Escarpment Project, an annual escarpment clean-up day that quickly grew to become the largest volunteer environmental clean up in Hamilton and one of the largest of its kind in Canada.  We chat about how the event started and some of the challenges involved, the impact the cleanup is having, and some of Greg’s favourite parts of the city.

Interview Links:

Escarpment Project – Get Involved
Starbucks
McMaster Innovation Park

Restaurant:

The Burnt Tongue

Cafe:

Johnny’s Coffee

Shop:

Simply Zen

Natural Feature:

Devil’s Punchbowl
Tew’s Falls

DPDane Pedersen is Director of Art for Supercrawl, Hamilton’s yearly arts and culture festival on James Street North.  Dane gives some behind the scenes of how Supercrawl comes together, his story of how he settled in Hamilton, and some of the reasons why he loves the city.

Interview Links:

Mills Hardware
David Collier
Supercrawl
Mills Hardware
Sonic Unyon
Because Beer

Restaurant:

WORK

Cafe:

RELAY COFFEE ROASTERS

Shop:

Big B Comics

Event:

Soupfest