Wednesday, May 25th - Lunch & Learn

with HRFA and SSH

see below


Wednesday, May 25, 11:45am - 1:30pm

May's Featured Speakers:

John Opsteen - Farm Bio-Security

Danie Glanc - OFA, Farm Policy Analyst

John is a local chicken farmer and will talk about the bio-security measures he is required to take on is farm. Danie will speak about trespassing on farms and the significant problems it can cause.

Our Lunch & Learn is free, with the understanding that attendees will purchase a delicious lunch prepared with local ingredients at our venue, the Conestoga Room at Country Heritage Park. Register Here! Seating is limited.

Recording of our January 18th Rally & Fundraiser

Great Music & Great Presentations!

In order of appearance:

Hayley Varrell ~ Gregg Lawless ~ Cindilee ~ Dr. Dianne Saxe ~ Peter Lambrick

Margaret Walton ~ Lynda Lukasik ~ Ablett and Cooper ~ Sandy Shaw

Phil Pothen ~ Susan Lloyd Swail ~ Sarah Harmer ~ encore, Ablett and Cooper


Dr. Dianne Saxe is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers, with a Clean50 award, a Ph.D. in Law, a Law Society Medal and many other awards.

Sandy Shaw was elected MPP for Hamilton-West, Ancaster, Dundas in 2018 and serves as the Environment, Conservation, and Parks Critic for Ontario's Official Opposition (ONDP).

Margaret Walton, M.Pl RPP, is a professional planner draws on her extensive experience in community and land use planning to provide professional planning advice to municipalities, government agencies and private clients.

Lynda Lukasik is a co-founder and the executive director of Environment Hamilton. Lynda has a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, a Masters of Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from McMaster University.

Nokomis Cindilee, B. MSc, is an active Grandmother with Grandmother's Voice. She is of the Wolf Clan, a Grandmother Bundle Keeper, and has worked for 3 decades in holistic wellness, traditional way, spiritual practice, coaching and education. She is also CEO and Founder of 4 Winds All My Relations and Sacred Heart Spiritual Centre of Remembering.

Susan Lloyd Swail, MES RPP, is a Registered Professional Planner, researcher, smart growth consultant at Lloyd Swail Consulting. As a former Deputy Mayor/Municipal Councillor Susan is always eager to engage in discussions about creating healthy communities.

Phil Pothen Council for Environmental Defence, Ontario Environment Program Manager; Phil Pothen is a Toronto planning and environmental lawyer. A former crown counsel with the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and Ontario's central litigation office.

Peter Lambrick , Lambrick Farm Campbellville, has decades of experience as a farmer in Halton Region, farming 800 acres on the urban fringe. Peter has served on the Halton Agricultural Advisory Committee and Halton Natural Heritage Advisory Committee and Halton Regional Federation of Agriculture, and is a former Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.


Sarah Harmer: As well as being an award winning Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer has spent the past few decades as a citizen advocate for the living world. This has included the fight to protect Halton’s Mount Nemo from being further hollowed out by multinational gravel mining company Lafarge/Holcim. Sarah has participated in the development of a Green Gravel Standard in Ontario, and Intervened in a National Energy Board Hearing on the Enbridge Line 9 fossil fuel pipeline. Sarah participated in the Nobel Women’s Initiative fact finding trip to the Canadian Tar Sands, meeting with Indigenous women community leaders, government, and the fossil fuel industry. She is working with concerned citizens in Ontario to launch the Reform Gravel Mining Coalition.

Gregg Lawless has headlined some of Canada's biggest theatres and concert houses. Reviewers have celebrated his "remarkably diverse" songwriting and his ability to effortlessly mix musical flavours - from blues to pop, from folk to rock - into tight, catchy arrangements. Audiences and critics alike love Gregg's music, stories and showmanship.

Hayley Verrall is a fresh young artist who has quietly but quickly been edging her way into the Canadian country music community over the past couple years with her roots and contemporary inspired original music.

Ablett and Cooper are a well-known, local Halton Hills award winning fingerstyle duo and have been playing together for ten years. They have a remarkable quality to their sound which is a combination of voice and intricate finger style guitar. For our fundraiser they will perform an original song written by Don.

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June 10th, 2021 - "Growing Halton: Can we have it all?"

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