THE REAL STARS OF HAMILTON’S WALK OF FAME
Here are two names you know. Eugene Levy and Martin Short. Both Hamilton boys. Both students at Westdale High School. Both well known as celebrities in the entertainment world. Some Councillors want to create a way to honour people like Levy and Short. That’s just fine.
But why do we want to celebrate people because they were born here versus celebrating them for what they did here.
When does celebrity become the hallmark of what represents us as a city? Why is it that we would talk more about someone who came from here, but who might not have contributed much locally other than perhaps being the celebrity draw for a fundraising event?
What about civic contribution? What about silent, unrecognized, civic volunteerism, year-after-year, that touches peoples lives in unheralded ways? That shapes a kid’s future. That helps a young adult believe in him or herself? That makes the lives of seniors just a little bit more comfortable? That makes living in our city easier, more fun, more rewarding? What about those people?
The Graham Crawford Show, with your host Graham Crawford
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