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Chapter Spotlight: Hamilton, Ontario

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Prime Timers Hamilton, founded in January 2012, is one of seven Prime Timers chapters in Canada. Hamilton, a city of half a million, is in the province of Ontario at the western end of Lake Ontario, about forty miles west of Toronto. The city, with a long tradition of steel production, is now both a bedroom community to Toronto and a healthcare destination. Needless to say, Hamilton Health Services is the largest employer in the area.

With a membership of 35, Prime Timers Hamilton has undertaken an ambitious schedule of events and activities. The chapter hosts a monthly lunch in downtown eateries; bicycling, hiking outings; a billiards evening; and a monthly movie night in a member's home. There was an overnight road trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan last year and a couple of trips to the Mennonite Farmers' Market in St. Jacobs, Ontario. An overnight trip to Buffalo, New York to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright homes and the Albright Knox Museum has just occurred at the end of May. An annual summer picnic/barbecue in August and a holiday party in December continue to grow in popularity. Like many other chapters, Prime Timers Hamilton members like to eat!


The chapter does not currently hold a regular monthly "meeting" as many other chapters do, but rather decided to focus on activities and allow the five-man board of directors to handle the day to day business.


Prime Timers Hamilton currently produces two newsletters – PRIME NEWS HAMILTON, a monthly publication for both members and friends and PT EXPRESS, a weekly reminder of upcoming events and chapter business for chapter members. They also operate a web site at which lists all their activities.


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