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May 7-8, 2016- Open House weekend
Ever wanted to try your hand at driving an HSR bus?
Now you can in the safety of a simulator, one of the new exhibits featured at Green Venture's 12th annual Open House weekend, May 7-8, 2016. EcoHouse will be open to the public from 11 am - 3 pm on both the Saturday and the Sunday. EcoHouse has been running a spring open house for a dozen years in support of the Doors Open Hamilton event.
Thanks to City of Hamilton's Public Works and utilizing actual HSR bus parts, Green Venture has transformed the reception room at Glen Manor/the Veevers Estate into an HSR bus mock-up as part of the education program on sustainable transportation. This includes the bus driver console, where visitors may drive a bus simulator, complete with lights and horns, opening and closing virtual doors, taking virtual fares, and driving safely on virtual streets. The display also incorporates bus seats (now reception seating) with bus bell toggle, an HSR bike rack for demonstrating how to bring your bicycle on the bus with you, and an HSR fare box, cleverly repurposed as a donation well.
As part of the Open House, there will also be a Jane's Walk about stormwater management on Saturday May 7, starting at 1:00 pm. Learn about techniques to make your property rainfall permeable and see some neighbourhood examples on this short free walk. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.