Diane Dupuis, a very famous Hamiltonian and creator of "The Famous People Players" which depicts very large, colourful puppets with infra red lights making them come to life in a darkened theatre. Dupuis had a Hollywood movie made of her life originating with her birth and start in puppetry in Hamilton. She lived next door to former Hamilton coach, Carl Voyles. She is famous because she has trained mentally handicapped individuals to operate these life sized puppets in a dinner theatre in Toronto. She has won the "Order of Canada" for her work with these individuals and to get to the point, she has written several books, my favourite being one called, "Dare to Dream".
This is the kind of thinking and courage it takes to move ahead in today's world. Let's hope Hamilton will seize the momment and follow Diane's lead.
If there is so much as a remote chance of this city getting the Commonwealth Games, I hope it is studied very carefully from the standpoint of government fianaces as well as local and outside support. Hamilton narrowly lost the bid to Halifax for these games, and I can't say I blame Halifax for pulling out after the projected cost escalated nearly a billion dollars. The same could happen to us, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Go for it, Hamilton!