Hamilton·Heroes of the Hammer

Help CBC find your Heroes of the Hammer

We're looking for the local organizers, planners and champions who put in the time and energy to bring people together.

Nominate a hero by tweeting with #CBCHeroInTheHammer or emailing hamilton@cbc.ca

We're looking for the local organizers, planners and champions who put in the time and energy to bring people together. Help us find your Hero of the Hammer. (CBC)

Being a hero doesn't mean wearing a cape or have a superpower.

CBC is looking for the true Heroes of the Hammer and we need your help finding the special people in Hamilton who bring communities together and make life in their corner of the city richer and more connected.

We're looking for the local organizers, planners and champions who put in the time and energy to bring people together.

Do they organize an annual block party? Make everyone welcome at the dog park? Organize a trail clean up? Build a rink? Shovel driveways? Run a league or club or social event? Whatever it is, tell us about them. 

Nominate your hero by tweeting with #CBCHeroInTheHammer or by emailing us at hamilton@cbc.ca.

Over the coming weeks we'll profile some of these special people and find out how life in the Hammer is enriched in unseen ways.

James 'Doc' Greenlee

James 'Doc' Greenlee has been playing G.S.A. softball at McMaster University for the past 52 seasons. In that time he's come to embody the special spirit that keeps the league going. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

The heart of McMaster G.S.A. softball for 52 seasons:

James Greenlee has been playing softball at McMaster every summer for more than five decades. In that time the league has changed and the fields too, but one thing has stayed the same: Summer means Doc is always on the diamond.