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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

  • Donor Wall, verify your name!
  • 60th Anniversary Banquet, July 29
  • Dinamo Zagreb teams up with Hamilton Croatia
  • A-team Golf Fundraiser, July 16
  • Jim Zvonar rides across Canada
  • Park safety & comfort update
  • Youth tournament: July 1-2 in Cleveland

Verify your name

The following is the list of our current donors and worker volunteers from our building campaign  over the last few years.  The purpose of including this list again is to inform everyone that this is your last chance to modify any of the details of your name or amount.  The list is being sent to the company etching these names this Friday, we ask that you send any corrections ASAP to Mark Vuksan at markvuksan@hotmail.com and/or Jason Grbavac at jsgrbavac@gmail.com.

Thank you again to all our wonderful donors and we are excited to unveil our wall to the community shortly.

Financial Donors

Worker Volunteers

We’re turning the big 60!  Come celebrate with us…

60th Anniversary Banquet
July 29, 2017, Green Mountain Road

We are one month away and there are still a few tables still available both inside and out on our canopy for dinner.  Please contact us ASAP if you would like to join this great night where we will celebrate yet another major milestone in our organization’s history.

Banquet Details
Date: Saturday, July 29
Location: 166 Green Mountain Road, Stoney Creek
Cost: $50/person (dinner & dance)
Contact: Tables or tickets, contact Lily Krnezich at lily.krnezich@hotmail.com
Band: vis Croate will be providing the entertainment

Dinamo supporting Hamilton Croatia


Hamilton Croatia continues to galvanize relationships with organizations and individuals who make us better!

This week, two coaches from Dinamo Zagreb arrived at our club and will stay and work with our coaches for the next three weeks.  Ugo Klingor and Sasa Kanizar will be working with our coaches and individual teams teaching them the “Dinamo way”.  We are very fortunate to have these talented coaches from the Dinamo youth system join us this summer to help further develop our youth soccer program.  We look forward to a long partnership with these coaches, and clubs like Dinamo Zagreb, as they help develop our young athletes and maintain the ties to our Croatian roots.  Please join us in welcoming them to our park when you see them around

Ugo is in the picture on the left and Sasa is seen below with his Dinamo youth team and is the coach on the right in that picture


We would also like to thank the Lulich Family for their sponsorship of this endeavor and hosting them at the Comfort Inn in Burlington during their time here with us.

Men’s A-team Fundraiser

The Hamilton Croatia Men’s Soccer Team is hosting a fundraising golf event to help offset some of the costs for the team to get to the Annual HNNS Tournament, this year being hosted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The day will include 18 holes with cart at Southbrook Golf & Country Club, located at 4349 Regional Road 56 in Binbrook. It will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m., with dinner at The Croatia Club at 166 Green Mountain Road to follow the round. Prizes for long drive and closest to the pin will be handed out.

Please contact ivan.rados@hamiltoncroatia.com OR rimackruno@gmail.com to register your foursome, and pay below via PayPal!


For those interested in A-team league action, the next three games are as follows:

  • Saturday, July 1 at 7pm vs East Hamilton at Sackville
  • Tuesday, July 4 at 7pm vs Hamilton Polonia at Sackville
  • Sunday, July 9 at 2pm vs Globe FC at Sam Manson Park

Support for our teams both at and off the pitch like at the tournament above is always greatly appreciated.

Zvonar Goes Coast to Coast for Mental Health

Hamilton Croatia’s very own Jim Zvonar will do the unthinkable and attempt to bike across Canada in what is needless to say a long trip (approx 7,500km) to raise money for mental health suicide awareness and prevention.  On behalf of our members, and to support such an important cause, Hamilton Croatia has made a modest $1,000 donation in honour of Jim’s campaign on this selfless initiative to help others.

To read more about Jim’s challenge, and to consider sponsorsing him as well, please visit www.cyclingc2c.ca or you can find more information through an article published  in the Hamilton News here: https://www.hamiltonnews.com/community-story/7381458-stoney-creek-native-cycling-coast-to-coast-for-mental-health/

Good luck Jim!

Making our park safer and more comfortable

With the rise of ticks in the Hamilton area that could potentially affect someone at our park, the Croatian Sports and Community Centre grounds has been professionally sprayed for ticks earlier this month.  The company will again spray in early September and has a guarantee for eradicating ticks from the area sprayed.  This should be sufficient for our entire park.  If you notice a tick, please let someone at the centre know so we can discuss this with the company.

Also, more so as a convenience to our members who engage in activities after the sun sets, this same company also has a service to reduce the number of mosquitoes at our park.  The mosquito issue is a little more difficult to solve completely, however they do say there should be fewer of them now and so we are curious again if your experience over the course of this summer is better than in past years.

Hamilton Croatia Invades Cleveland

Along with many other Croatian youth club teams from Canada and the United States, Hamilton Croatia is sending it’s youth teams to participate in the Annual Youth Croatian Tournament of North America which takes place on July 1-2 in Cleveland, Ohio.

We wish our teams and families traveling all the best and a safe and enjoyable trip and tournament.

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Join Hamilton Croatia as we celebrate yet another major milestone in our organization’s history, our 60th Anniversary! VIS Croate will be providing the entertainment.

Limited tickets for this banquet are still available at a cost of $50 each.

For table reservations or tickets, please contact Lily Krnezich at lily.krnezich@hotmail.com. Lily is also usually available at the Women’s Bocce League on Wednesday nights.

For a quick look into our club’s past 60 years, check out history.hamiltoncroatia.com.

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

And the winners are…

A list of the prize winners from our BIG PICNIC RAFFLE, held on Sunday, May 28th at the Annnual Dan državnosti/Dan Hrvatskog sabora celebration:

  1. Trip to Croatia — Anne Brunski
  2. Large Screen HD TV 1080P — Tomislav Riamc
  3. Large Gas BBQ — Marisa Thomas
  4. Samsung Galaxy Tablet — Samuel Balan
  5. Beer Fridge — Katica Rak
  6. Jewelry Gift — Alexandra Turicheim
  7. Croatian Smoked Meat Assortment — Damir Strk
  8. Beauty Care Basket — Jadranka Kovacevic
  9. $100 LCBO Gift Certificate — Milica Cviljak
  10. $100 Hamilton Croatia Gift Certificate — Mijo Rados


Thanks to the prize sponsors and donors:

  1. Families Jurcic — Seven Star Express Line Ltd.
  2. Steve & Blazenka Siromasic
  3. Darko Vranic
  4. John & Danica Lulic — Admiral Inn
  5. Vince & Dragica Tandaric — Visitors Inn
  6. Zan Bevandic — Zaniko Machining
  7. Mike Milinkovic — Mike-Cro-An Auto Service
  8. Punjab Food Mart
  9. Ivan Grsic — Sears Eastgate Square Appliances
  10. Stjepan & Ana Vukoje — Anna’s Catering
  11. Steve Bilicic — Current Electric
  12. Damir Strk — Aura Designs
  13. Marko Ciglenecki — Autobahn Auto Service
  14. Miceli Family Bakery
  15. Roma Bakery
  16. Josie Vuksan — ReMax Real Estate
  17. Angelo Salciccioli — East End Auto Collision
  18. Frank Bene — Excel Tool & Die Ltd.
  19. Bosnian Specialties
  20. Claudio’s Ristorante
  21. Berislav Turk — Berry’s Jewelers Ltd.
  22. Matthew Neskar — Shoppers Drug Mart
  23. Hamilton Croatia Restaurant

Special Thanks…

None of this would be possible without Nick Ciglar. He takes on the thankless roll of asking sponsors, printing and distributing tickets, and every year is one of best salesmen!

Thank you to him, and all ticket salespeople very much for all of your efforts our community is lucky to have individuals such as yourselves!

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Save the date – Saturday, May 6th!

Park Day

Park Day

It’s that time of year again, time to get the park ready to be opened up for the summer!

Like every spring there are plenty of tasks that need to get completed to get the facility up and running, so we will need all hands on deck! If you can make it out on Saturday, May 6th for a full day, half day, or a couple of hours, please join us!

If you have never been before we encourage you to pitch in. It’s a lot of fun, some hard work, and best of all, you would be helping us get ready for OUR KIDS! We repair the soccer fields, playground, bocce courts, cookhouse, and clean inside and outside of the banquet hall. Men, women and children are all welcome to come and give a hand.

Please try your best to find some time to stop by to help out. We will get things started at 8 a.m. — lunch and drinks will be provided to all volunteers.

Please send Steve Radencich an email at stevenradencich@gmail.com so that he can do some coordination of tasks ahead of time.

We hope to see you on the 6th!

Thanks in advance!

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Donation Wall Update

First off, again a huge THANK YOU to all of our very generous and committed members for their contributions to the building donation campaign and construction efforts.

Below is the current list of donors that will inform the donor wall being constructed in our facility’s lobby this summer.  Please take a moment to review your family’s information (click the images to open in a new window and zoom in) and let us know if there are any spelling mistakes, changes to your recognition, or edits to the amount (top ups).

We are asking for this review by members no later than June 1, 2017 in order for us to build this donor wall.

Please contact any one of Mark, Jason, or Nick ASAP for any changes you require.  An email with the requested change and details would work best – markvuksan@hotmail.com; jsgrbavac@gmail.com; nciglar@hotmail.com.

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