[!(http://blog.joeycoleman.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2432712144_b2cb49561f_z-300x200.jpg "Downtown Hamilton Education Centre")](http://blog.joeycoleman.ca/2012/04/hamilton-wentworth-district-school-board-files-demolition-permit-to-level-downtown-administrative-headquarters/2432712144_b2cb49561f_z/)A picture of the headquarters of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board taken by Flickr user juggybiv during the H Magazine/HIStory + HERitage walk in March 2008. (Licensed under CC)
In what should be an interesting scheduling conflict, The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board [announced](http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/media/events/details.aspx?id=1701) today on their website a final “open house” for the downtown Education Centre to be held Tuesday evening – at the [same time](https://www.facebook.com/events/107929959347090/) as Matt Jelly’s S.O.S. school closures protest.
It should prove to be an interesting occasion and a rare evening protest with the power-players forced to take notice.
The school board will be opening the Education Centre cornerstone at 5:30pm and the Education Centre will be open until 7:00pm for one final public opportunity to walk around one of Hamilton’s iconic civic buildings.
I have have many memories from the building and am saddened to think I’ll stand in the committee room one last time.