A knapsack drive to help youth from disadvantaged areas start school right is kicking off. Wesley Urban Ministries seeks knapsacks and school supplies, or monetary donations. Bring donations starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, to 155 Queen St. N. (lower level) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday-Friday after that. For more information, visit www.wesley.ca/knapsack2017 or phone 905-528-5629, ext. 248.
Construction worker Joey Hackett was nearly killed when an 18-tonne grader backed over him last year. He survived thanks to Hamilton General and rehab centre. He’s co-hosting the Sept. 16 Strides for The General fundraiser at Bayfront Park. It features a 5K walk, and 5K and 10K runs. To register: hamiltonhealth.ca/strides.
The annual boat cruise by the Hamilton/Burlington branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress is Saturday, Aug. 12, aboard the Harbour Queen, at 47 Discovery Dr. Boarding 12:30 p.m., the cruise runs 1 to 3:30 p.m. During the cruise of Hamilton Harbour, enjoy Ukrainian music and food. Tickets $25 for adults; $15 for students; and children under 12, $5 (food not included). Call 905-335-6534.