The flagship activity for the large West Highland community of people better than 50 years of age is JOY Fellowship.
To encourage mature adults to be actively involved, learning, smiling, and serving.
The program varies each month, with topics ranging from the light-hearted to health issues, to safety and practical living, just to name a few. We have a mid-morning coffee break plus a wonderful lunch meal at noon.
We average about 120 people at our gatherings and you will always be warmly received by this very friendly group!
We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Robert James Williamson is a graduate of McMaster University, a retired Hamilton Secondary School Administrator and former Commanding Officer of Hamilton's Naval Reserve. He has been active in promoting the Hamilton region's history for over 25 years and was appointed to the Hamilton Historical Board in 1999, and the Joint Plaquing Sub Committee in 2000.
His splendid teaching ability and commanding presence made him a natural advocate for promoting our local heritage. Having created 50 Canadian heritage speaking topics and history tours, he has a resounding 1,200 public heritage lectures to his credit. He has achieved international acclaim with several lectures at American historical conferences and has been a guest speaker of the McMaster Alumni Association on many occasions.
He is an author and contributing author to 15 books, many of them about ground breaking heritage subjects. Through the sale of these publications, he has helped to raise funds for local heritage projects. As a member of the plaquing committee, he has composed the wording for 17 historic plaques. He keeps out of his wife's hair by writing a monthly heritage column for the Hamilton Mountain News.
Bob has received several awards for his heritage work including; the Laura Secord Award, the Reverend Melville Bailey Heritage Award, the Ontario Senior Achievement Award, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Queen's Medal for Volunteers and is an inductee to the McMaster University Alumni Gallery.
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