Archive for February, 2014

Ticats challenge kids to eat healthy and BeFit

By Drew Edwards

Most of the kids at Hess Street School have no idea who Brian Bulcke is — that much is pretty clear.

Populated mostly by immigrant kids from Ethiopia and South Asia, they are more interested in soccer than football — there isn’t a single Black and Gold jersey in the crowd and they butcher their first rendition of Oskee Wee Wee (before nailing it on the second.)

But if they don’t know who he is, they fully grasp the concept of what Bulcke is: A professional athlete who plays sports for a living. That gives him credibility to deliver a message they might not otherwise hear.

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Article and image source:  Hamilton Spectator

Tastebuds’ Great Big Crunch 2014!


The Great Big Crunch is a special day when students gather together in their classrooms, school gymnasiums and breakfast programs to take a great big bite out of an apple at the same time, making the loudest, biggest CRUNCH ever! As of today, we have 8,586 crunchers registered in Hamilton, so be sure to listen carefully on March 6th for the sound of that crunch.

Local apples from Carluke Orchards will be provided to schools and programs that are supported by Tastebuds free of charge and will be delivered by bicycle by THAAT Co-op on March 3rd and 4th.

Tastebuds programs and schools must register by February 20th to participate in the event. For more information, check out tastebudshamilton.ca/greatbigcrunch.

If you’d like to get involved, consider having your workplace sponsor a bin of apples ($540)  to provide 2000 apples for the Great Big Crunch. Contact Grace Evans at gevans@tastebudshamilton.ca or by calling (905) 522-1148, Ext. 315 to find out more information.

Photo source: Rebekah Roy