Hamilton Olympic Club 90 years strong

hoc-90th-anniversary-logo-1There was a time, if you lived in the United States, that Uncle Sam wanted you.

Well, if you live or lived in the environs of this city and had a connection to the Hamilton Olympic Club, then the HOC wants you.

The amateur athletics club is looking for former and current athletes, families, coaches, board members, volunteers and friends of track and field, to help celebrate the Hamilton Olympic Club’s 90th anniversary!

Established in 1926, the HOC is the oldest track and field club in Canada. On Wednesday, Dec. 28, this year, the HOC will host its 90th Anniversary Gala at The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave., North.

The evening will start with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7.

Chef Matt Kershaw, past winner of Chopped Canada and co-owner of The Other Birds Inc. Group, Restaurants (Rapscallion, Two Black Sheep, Black Sheep Snack Bar, The Alex, and The Mule), will be serving his varied menu in the Marche style service – not a traditional gala menu.

The evening will include a variety of speakers, special entertainment, an ice breaker scavenger hunt, a Red Carpet photo session, and dancing with JumpStart DJ.

The event will take place on the Cotton Factory’s third floor and for those requiring an elevator there is one accessible from the back parking lot. There is ample street parking by the front entrance and the back parking lot.

Deadline for ticket sales is Monday, Dec. 5 at midnight. For more information, please contact Monika Di Cesare, Past-President/90th Anniversary Chair,, or 905-966-4513.

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