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February 25/03 1:01 am - Third Hamilton 2003 Cycling Championships Town Hall Meeting

Posted by Editoress on 02/25/03

Third Hamilton 2003 Cycling Championships Town Hall Meeting
Courtesy Norm Miller, Hamilton 2003

The Organizing Committee for the Hamilton 2003 Cycling Championships, in conjunction with the City of Hamilton, is hosting a series of Community Town Hall Meetings. The third of four is being held tonight: Hamilton 2003 Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Queensdale Public School, 67 Queensdale Avenue East (located between Upper James Street and Upper Wellington Street).

Last week, Hamilton 2003 hosted the first two Community Town Hall Meetings, February 17 in the Council Chambers at Hamilton City Hall and February 20 in the Theatre at Mohawk College. The meetings were each attended by approximately 70 people. Attendees viewed the promotional video that was shown as part of Hamilton 2003's presentation at the 2002 Road World Championships in Zolder, Belgium and a detailed presentation on the three race routes - short time trial, long time trial and road race. A presentation was also made on emergency services.

Event organizers were questioned by residents and businesses regarding a number of topics including - how to volunteer, emergency services, public transit, the race routes and road closures. The response of the people was outstanding and the Town Halls were successful in providing a forum for people to ask questions and voice concerns. In instances where plans have yet to be finalized, particularly with regards to transportation, Hamilton 2003 organizers promised to get back in touch with the concerned citizens as soon as plans are confirmed.

The Community Town Hall Meetings are the first public forum in a series of communications initiatives with the residents and businesses that will be affected by the two Championship Road Cycling events. The Tim Hortons Road National Championships will be held from June 27 to 29 and the Road World Championships will take place from October 6 to 12.

In attendance at Tuesday's meeting will be key personnel from the Hamilton 2003 Organizing Committee and the City of Hamilton, as well as City Councillor Bill Kelly (Ward #7).

Norm Miller, Hamilton 2003 Organizing Committee (905) 529-2003,

Phil Homerski, City of Hamilton Corporate Communications (905) 540-6269,


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