Tuesday, November 25, 2008

2008 City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Left photo: Wilma Seville, Arts Hamilton Literary Committee member. Tower Poetry Society- Secretary.
Right side: Jeff Seffinga, well known and respected poet and Editor-in-Chief of Tower Poetry Society's books. Editor of Serengetti Press, judge of several contests in the Hamilton area.

These are only pictures of two of the people who attended.

This event was extremely well attended by people from all walks of life. One could see people dressed up very nicely in their best finery as well as see people dressed the exact opposite.

The evening started off with The Michael Grieve Trio in the Webster Lounge. They provided background music while people helped themselves to food and drink.
Exquisite flower arrangements were provided by the Mohawk College Floral Techniques Program which added a lovely touch of elegance to the room.
Tea lights sheltered by glass containers added a touch of romance to the event. A Christmas tree in the corner, added a touch of the upcoming holiday season with its lights glowing on the tree.

The Awards programme started at 8 p.m. with the Master of Ceremonies Bob Bratina, Ward 2 Councillor fulfilling this role well. Mayor Fred Eisenberger also spoke, welcoming the audience. Other dignitaries also spoke on this auspicious occasion.
Awards were given out for the following:
Youth Award
Visual Arts
Lifetime Achievement.
Closing remarks were given by Bob Bratina. It was a very nice event to go to and I was happy to have been invited to this prestigious event.

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