Community Cup Soccer Tournament

When: 9 August at 11:30–17:30

Where: Corktown Park, Hamilton

The Community Cup is an annual Soccer Tournament held to provide sport and
volunteer opportunities for newcomers and the community to learn, play,
connect, and celebrate together to foster long-lasting, positive
relationships. To promote active living, community engagement, and welcoming

If you are 15 years or older and would like to play register before all the
spots fill up.

Registration opens officially on Tuesday July 16th.

$10 per person or $140 for a team.

Newcomers to Canada (less than 3 years): FREE

Looking for VOLUNTEERS to help with event set-up and take down, registering
participants, refereeing the games, cheering and encouraging the players,
maintaining safety, ensuring the participants are hydrated and other duties
as needed. Let us know if you’re interested.

1. To sponsor a team of players, particularly immigrant youth.

2. To provide assistance in purchasing awards, either medals or a Spirit
trophy (we can put the sponsor’s or sponsors’ name on that trophy)

3. Refreshments for the players and volunteers.


Leo Johnson


The Community Cup is centralized upon the popular seven-on-seven recreational soccer tournament, where teams participate with a goal to engage one another, make new friends and support each other. The one day event will also attract over 500 people with its fun – filled multicultural and community-building activities. Examples this year include:

  • Live multicultural entertainment
  • Community Information/Activity Center
  • Soccer Skills/tricks exhibition
  • Cultural Craft/Arts
  • Kids Zone

The Community Zone will feature various community agencies offering services to newcomers in Hamilton. The Community Tent perfectly captures the spirit of the entire event – an opportunity for newcomer families and the integrated Hamilton community to share and connect.
The Annual Community Cup tournament cannot happen without the generous contributions of our sponsors and partners. The Community Cup planning committee is currently extending sponsorship opportunities to broaden and magnify the success of the event. An extensive list of sponsorship options and benefits has been attached to describe how the Community Cup would showcase your support.


Options and Benefits to Sponsors: (negotiable)

A pre-promotional orientation “Kick-off” event will take place a week to the event at a Downtown Hamilton location. All sponsors, partners, newcomers, and volunteers will be invited to attend. All sponsors will be introduced and Major Sponsors will be invited to speak at the event.

Other options:

  • Be a “Team Sponsor”:
  • A: Sponsor an Honorary Community Coach (logo on coaches t-shirts).. $200
  • B: Team Sponsor. Opportunity to name a team and be recognized in program guide and score board …$150
  • Official Media and/or Print Sponsor: Please contact us to discuss options.


2014 Deadlines include:
Note: logos etc. will be added to our website within 5 days of confirming a sponsorship agreement.

  • July 28 Submissions of logo(s)

Cheques should be made out to the “Empowerment Squared”

This sponsorship enables your organization/business to be involved with a great community-building event. The Community Cup is “Celebrating and Welcoming Communities” and we invite you to be a part by not only supporting this “sponsorship and volunteer based event” financially, but also logistically, operationally, promotionally, and/or by simply showing up on August 9th, 2014.

If, instead of being a sponsor, you prefer to simply make a “donation” in the amount of your choice in exchange of a tax receipt, please contact us at 905-523-4444 or 905-541-2509, or visit When making a donation in this way, please include a note in your transaction that you wish to support the “Community Cup”.

More information:



Remembering Hiroshima-Nagasaki

Vigil at the Peace Pole

Short Speech by Dr. Barbara Birkett

When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon

Where: 71 Main (at the Peace Pole behind Hamilton City Hall, Corner of Bay/Hunter Streets)St. West, Hamilton, ON

Event supported by local and international organizations such as: Hamilton Mundialization Committee; International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Mayors for Peace, Physicians for Global Survival; Centre for Peace Studies (McMaster University); Amnesty International; Gandhi Peace Festival; United Nations Association; Culture of Peace Hamilton; Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); Children’s International Learning Centre; Kids for Kaga.


Everyone is invited to join a reception inside the City Hall after the vigil

For information call Rein Ende 905-523-7875, Bryce Kanbara 905-865-2126 or Khursheed Ahmed 905-979-9696

Download PDF document
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Flyer 2014




Hamilton Community Prayer Breakfast Tuesday May 6 2014

Dear Friends,

For the past 38 years, the City of Hamilton has sponsored this community Breakfast. This event brings people together people from all walks of life and faiths to share some inspirational time, reflecting on how we can individually and collectively contribute to the strengthening of our community. Tuesday,May 6, 2014 LIUNA Station 7.30-9 amWe were so pleased you supported this event last year!

This year’s Prayer Breakfast theme is drawn from the United Nations Millennium Youth Development Goals to improve education and nutrition for youth. Our program theme is “FAITH IN ACTION – The Power of a Changed Life” and will feature youth voices for action and change in our schools and our community.

Our keynote speaker is Frederick Dryden, Founder and Executive Director of Liberty For Youth. In 2003 Frederick was inspired to start Liberty For Youth in 2003, a non-profit, charitable organization that focuses on prevention and intervention for at-risk youth and provides a safe place for youth to be engaged, encouraged & empowered.  

We hope you will join us this year to hear Frederick Dryden and our students inspire us with their message of hope and action for our youth and our community.  


Please book your tables/seats at your earliest convenience.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Best regards,

Madeleine Levy


Join us Tuesday May 6, 2014

LIUNA Station, 360 James St. N.

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Doors open at 7.15 am

Tickets are $20 per person


Kindly make cheques payable to:

Hamilton Community Prayer Breakfast

Kindly return cheques & a copy of this ticket

order to:

Dawnmarie Warburton

489 Victoria Street North

Hamilton, ON L8L 5Hl

Please order tickets prior to event. 

For additional information,

please contact Dawnmarie Warburton


Phone: 905-546-2424 x 3339

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Hamilton Mundialization Committee Meeting March 19, 2014

Our regular monthly meeting of the Hamilton Mundialization Committee, was this Wednesday, March 19, at 6 p.m., in Hamilton City Hall

Hamilton Mundialization Committee

Please join us at the 39th Annual Hamilton Community Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
7:30 a.m.
Liuna Station
360 James St. N., Hamilton, ON

Master of Ceremonies – Mike Fortune
Cable 14/Source Cable

Musical Performance – Touch of Klez
Hamilton’s own Jewish Klezmer Band

O Canada
Quinn Mitchell – Waterdown Secondary School
Greetings – Mayor Bob Bratina

Opening Prayer – The Right Reverend Dr.
Michael A. Bird, Bishop of Niagara

Breakfast is Served

Student Speakers
Miranda Daly – Cathedral High School
Felicia Binotto – Ancaster Secondary School

Keynote Address
Frederick Dryden – Founder and Executive
Director of Liberty For Youth

Closing Prayer
Dr. Mukesh Jain of the Jain Faith Community
Jain Dharma

Closing Song

March 19 Mundalization (1)March 19 Mundalization (2)

March 19 Mundalization

For Tickets Contact:
Dawnmarie Warburton
Phone: 905-546-2424 x 3339
Tickets are $20 per person

The World Citizenship Award 2014

The Hamilton Mundialization Committee invites nominations for

The World Citizenship Award

Hamilton Mundialization Committee Logo HMCThe World Citizenship Award honours Hamiltonians who have made significant contributions towards world peace locally or globally. The award is a bronze medallion designed by the renowned artist Elizabeth Holbrook, mounted on a plaque for presentation at an awards reception hosted by the Hamilton Mundialization Committee.

The 2014 World Citizenship Award will be presented after the close of nominations, in the  council Chambers at Hamilton City Hall.

Deadline for nominations: Friday, September 4, 4 p.m.
Nomination forms available:

  •  On our website:  Click here to download the PDF form >> WCA 2014 Nomination Form
  •  Customer Service, Access & Equity,
     Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main St. W. L8P 4Y5

For further information, please contact:

Rein Ende,
Chair, Hamilton Mundialization Committee,
905-523-7875, or by e-mail:

Facebook Page:

Facebook Group

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration 2013

Dear Friends:

Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all. Isn’t it time for a ban?

As part of International Nuclear Abolition Week, Hamilton will commemorate the horrors and tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please join us at the Peace Pole at Hamilton City Hall on Friday, August 9th at noon, followed by a reception at Hamilton City Hall.

Please forward this message to friends and supporters of this important event.

Thank you,

Khursheed Ahmed

On behalf of various Hamilton Peace and Anti-nuclear groups.


Here’s more information about Nuclear Abolition Week from ICAN.  Don’t forget to sign the petition.

Nuclear Abolition Week  is in full swing! This week of action runs from 6 July to 13 July 2013 and is an opportunity for people around the world to demand a treaty banning nuclear weapons, so that these instruments of unacceptable harm and suffering can be eliminated forever.

To commemorate the victims of nuclear weapons and demand a treaty banning them to be negotiated as soon as possible, ICAN has asked people around the world to share their shadows.

The response was amazing. ICAN has received hundreds of pictures that show the world’s determination to get rid of these instruments of unspeakable suffering. Get inspired  and share your shadow on

Everyone is invited to join a reception inside the City Hall after the vigil August 9th

For information call Ray Cunnington 905-628-4976 or Khursheed Ahmed 905-979-9696





City Hamilton Ontario CanadaThe City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Mundialization Committee are pleased to announce a photo competition to celebrate the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and its ten twin cities, Shawinigan (QC), Mangalore (India), Kaga (Japan), Fukuyama (Japan), Racalmuto (Italy), Valle Peligna (Italy), Ma’anshan (China), Flint (MI), Sarasota (FL) and Monterrey (Mexico).

The theme of the photo competition, “Hands Around the World”, reflects the spirit of harmony and international goodwill promoted by the Hamilton Mundialization Committee.  All photos must be submitted digitally and must have been taken by a resident of Hamilton or one of its twin cities, in any one of the 11 named municipalities.  A maximum of one entry per category will be accepted from each entrant.

Entries may be submitted in the following categories:

  1. Images of Peace – Create original work using any one or combinations of visual symbols or representations of peace.
  2. Hands Around the World (Places & Spaces) – Capture the essence of one of the cities so people will want to learn more and visit.
  3. Special Bonds (People) – Showcase people of these cities, exhibiting the essence of friendship and cultural understanding.


An independent judging panel comprised of local photographic professionals and community members will review the photographs based on technical quality, artistic composition, texture and light, and overall representation of the theme.

An overall winner will be awarded the grand prize of $500.  Additional prizes in the amount of $100 each will be awarded in the other categories (2), as well as an optional prize (1) for a municipality, if warranted in the opinion of the judges.  The winners will be announced at an event at the conclusion of judging.

The deadline for receipt of entries is September 30, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. (EDT).

Electronic entries may be submitted online at  Compact disc entries (CD) may also be submitted by mail to the following location:

City of Hamilton
Customer Service, Access & Equity Division
Attn: Carolyn Bish
71 Main Street West
Hamilton ON Canada L8P 4Y5


Complete contest rules and details are available at

Download Photo Contest 2013 Flyer (PDF 125 KB)

Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Nonviolence

Tuesday, January 15th 7:30 pm
Health Sciences Centre
(HSC) 1A1

McMaster University Hamilton

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism.

He writes a weekly column for Truthdig, and has written for Harper’s magazine, the New Statesman, the New York Review of Books, the Nation, Adbusters, Granta, Foreign Affairs and other publications. He is the author of the bestsellers Death of the Liberal Class, Empire of Illusion, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and, most recently, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.