This Is #HamOnt, Radio Show

This Is HamOnt is a weekly radio show on McMaster University’s 93.3 CFMU focused on life in Hamilton and how people and organization are making the city a better place to live, work, and play.

Hosted by Ashleigh & Jonathon Patterson, This Is HamOnt is a weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU McMaster focused on life in Hamilton and how people and organization are making the city a better place to live, work, and play. People can make a difference in their community, we encourage listeners to get involved by volunteering in Hamilton, Ontario. Listen live every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am or on our website.

How long does it take to get an ETA visa to Sri Lanka?

ETA stands for Electronic Travel Authorization. If you use an ETA visa for your next trip to Sri Lanka you aren’t required to get a visa label nor a stamp.Making the visiting process to Sri Lanka much easier.

How can I get an ETA Visa?

Complete the application online at the ETA visa website using both your passport details and the details of anyone who would be traveling with you. They can also apply separately. To apply you must have current credit or debit card and your passport, which must not expire for a minimum of 6 months. Make sure to apply using the passport that you will use when you go to Sri Lanka, as the visa and your passport number is linked. If you have children who that don’t hold a Sri Lankan passport they need their own ETA visa as well, even if they do not possess a passport of their own.

How long will it take for my visa to be processed?

Most of the time a ETA visa to Sri Lanka will be processed in around two work days. After your details are submitted, they are sent to an agent for the Visa Bureau who begins processing your application. Processing time might be extended if you are found to have a criminal record or have submitted information incorrectly on your application. Warning – if you make a mistake you cannot fix it for free, the ETA visa to Sri Lanka must be re-issued. For the re-issued ETA visa to Sri Lanka you will be charged full price. Also worth noting is that after you have submitted your application it becomes non-refundable.

How long will be ETA visa be good for?

This type of visa is only valid for 3 months. You must make your first visit before the 3 month limit set after your ETA visa is granted. Once you have your ETA you can then stay in Sri Lanka for 30 days max. You can then leave and re-enter Sri Lanka and spend another 30 days if you so desire, up until your visa expires in 3 months.

What can I do with my ETA visa?

By taking employment while there you would be directly contradicting the terms of your ETA visa. You can, however study there, in Sri Lanka, with an ETA visa so long as it is for no longer than 30 days. Most use ETA visas for business meetings or leisure traveling. Whatever you use your ETA visa for enjoy the wonderful country that is Sri Lanka.

James North Art Crawl – Hamilton

Join the James North Art Crawl on the second Friday night of each month, galleries keep their doors open until late, so visitors can explore and chat.

Join the James North Art Crawl in Hamilton on the second Friday night of each month.

Galleries, shops and restaurants keep their doors open late, so visitors can explore and chat.

The aim is simple, have people come to a amazing place where you can go to an art gallery, eat at a nice cafe and check out the amazing architecture.

Cystic Fibrosis Research

Shinerama found its name when students used to shine clients shoes in exchange for donations going toward Cystic Fibrosis Research. Cystic Fibrosis is a disease without a cure. Please help us by donating at the link provided. Thank you!

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. CF is a multi-system disease, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects of the disease are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes increasingly severe respiratory problems. It may be difficult to clear bacteria from the lungs, leading to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage delicate lung tissue.

Abandoned Cats Rescue

Abandoned Cats Rescue is a 100% volunteer run registered charity that is dedicated to rescuing orphaned, abandoned and otherwise unwanted cats and kittens. Please visit our website to see cats looking for forever homes or fundraising events

Abandoned Cats Rescue takes in unwanted, stray, abandoned an orphaned cats and kittens.

Through our 100% volunteer force, cats and kittens are vet checked, treated for any illnesses or injuries and placed in a loving foster home to be socialized and trained in a family environment while they await adoption into their Forever Home.

Many local vets have been gracious enough to provide care for our cats at discounted prices but vet bills can still get pretty large, especially for ill or injured cats.

Fundraising events are held year round, as well as adoptathons in participating PetSmart locations.

PKD Foundation of Canada – Hamilton Chapter

Renowned kidney experts give free public talks on potential new therapies for polycystic kidney disease at 2-hour informational support meetings of the Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada, a registered charity.

Launched in July 2011, the Hamilton Chapter of the PKD Foundation of Canada offers area polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patients, their families and friends support and education, and raises funds for PKD research.

Meetings are open to the public, free of charge. Paid on-site parking and street parking is available and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Hamilton Chapter support meetings take place from 2pm to 4pm every other month, in Juravinski Tower on the Charlton Campus of St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton hospital.

Dr. Bob Kemp Centre for Hospice Palliative Care

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence in the provision of supportive care to individuals in the Hamilton-Wentworth region who are living with a life-threatening illness.

The Dr. Bob Kemp Centre for Hospice Palliative Care is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence in the provision of supportive care to individuals in the Hamilton-Wentworth region who are living with a life-threatening illness.

Annual Events:

Walk For Hospice

In 2010, the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice’s annual walk for Hospice raised more than $60,000. In 2011, our plan is to double that number.

The date is tentatively booked for the second weekend in June and promises to be full of fun for the whole family to enjoy

Labrador Retriever Adoption Service

Labrador Retriever Adoption Service (Lab Rescue) is a non-profit organization serving the GTA, staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to rescuing Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in Canada and the United States, and that is why so many need to be rescued.

Once a dog is surrendered to Lab Rescue they will are evaluated, immunized (and any other medical care that might be necessary),
micro-chipped and adopted. If the Lab can not reside in its current household they will be
placed in a temporary foster home until a new loving permanent home can be located to place them in.