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									                                                                                             If you want to make the most of your visit to
                                                                                                                                                                                    HAMILTON EVENT CALENDAR

                                                                       close to the action
                                                                                             Hamilton, it makes perfect sense to stay close
                                                                                                                                                                                   For complete, up-to-the minute details, visit www.tourismhamilton.com/events
                                                                                             to all the action. The well-appointed Sheraton
                                                                                             Hamilton, with over 300 deluxe guest rooms, puts                       OCTOBER                               NOVEMBER                                 DECEMBER
                                                                                             you at the centre of it all: with convenient indoor
                                                                                                                                                                    No MOW! No BLOW!                      Art Sale - AGH - Nov. 5 - 8
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ___________________                      YAMATO -
                                                                                             shopping, dining and easy access to Copps                              No H2O - RBG                                                                   The Drummers of Japan -                  Hamilton, Ontario
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Radio City Christmas
                                                                                             Coliseum, Hamilton Place Theatre and the Art                           until Thanksgiving                                                             Hamilton Place - Dec. 1
                                                                                                                                                                    ___________________                   Spectacular with the Rockettes -         ___________________
                                                                                             Gallery of Hamilton. The Sheraton offers dramatic                      Country Wine &                        Copps Coliseum - Nov. 9 - 11             1964 - Beatles’ Tribute -
                                                                                             views of the Hamilton skyline and pampers guests                       Harvest Festival -                                                             Hamilton Convention Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Def Leppard - Copps Coliseum
                                                                                             with an on-site, well-equipped fitness centre,                         Puddicombe Farms                                                               Dec. 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 13
                                                                                                                                                                    Oct. 12
                                                                                             indoor heated pool and whirlpool. The Sheraton                                                                                                        The Tartan Terrors
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hamilton Philharmonic -
                                                                                                                                                                    Fall into Nature Festival -                                                    Holiday Special -
                                                                                             is also only steps away from some of the city’s                                                              Hamilton Place - Nov. 14 & 28
                                                                                                                                                                    Conservation Halton                   ___________________                      Hamilton Place
                                                                                             most popular night spots and offers you fine                           Thanksgiving weekend,                 Stone Temple Pilots -                    Dec. 5
                                                                                             dining at Chagall’s on Two or intimate cocktails at                    Oct. 17 - 18                          Copps Coliseum - Nov. 18
Sheraton Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                    ___________________                                                            Hamilton Music Awards -
                                                                                             Windows on King. www.sheratonhamilton.com                              Opera Hamilton -                      Christmas Sale - RBG                     Mohawk College - Dec. 3 - 6
                                                                                                                                                                    “Die Fledermaus”                      fashion shows, workshops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Geritol Follies
                                                                                                                                                                    Hamilton Place                        and entertainment - Nov. 12 - 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ___________________                      Christmas Show -
  Right next door to Hamilton, you’ll discover the charms of Burlington, a neighbouring community, with a newly-renovated                                           Oct. 22 & 24
                                                                                                                                                                    ___________________                   Family Fun Days - AGH                    Hamilton Place - Dec. 3 & 4
  waterfront and quaint downtown, featuring great dining, water play, skating and model boating. Burlington offers                                                  Halloween Ho-Down -                   Nov. 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ___________________                      Dane Cook -
  visitors its own vibrant blend of culture and recreation, with scenic hiking and biking trails and lively festivals year-round.                                   Puddicombe Farms
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt Dusk - Hamilton Place               Copps Coliseum - Dec. 10
                                                                                                                                                                    Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27                                                           ___________________
                                                                                                                                                                    ___________________                   Nov. 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ___________________                      The Nutcracker - Hamilton Place
  Conservation Halton’s new Fall                                                                                                                                    Metric Featuring The Stills -
                                                   breathtaking views                                                                                               Hamilton Convention Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Evergreen, door design                   Dec. 11, 12 & 13
  into Nature Festival takes place                                                                                                                                                                        workshops - RBG
                                                                                                                                                                    Oct. 24                                                                        Rita MacNeil and the Men
                                                                                                                                                                    ___________________                   Nov. 24 & 25
  Thanksgiving weekend and October                                                                                                                                                                        ___________________                      of the Deeps - Hamilton Place
                                                                                                                                                                    Family Fun Days - AGH
  17 & 18, celebrating the natural                                                                                                                                                                        Canadian Aboriginal Festival -           Dec. 15
                                                                                                                                                                    Oct. 25                                                                        ___________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Copps Coliseum
  beauty and colours of the Niagara                                                                                                                                                                                                                Matthew Good -
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 27, 28 & 29
  Escarpment. The festival encompasses                                                                                                                                                                                                             Hamilton Place - Dec. 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Canadian Aboriginal Music
  all six of Conservation Halton’s main                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hamilton Philharmonic -
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Awards - Hamilton Place - Nov. 27
  parks and features fun for the                                                                                                                                         Pioneer Petroleums is a                                                   Hamilton Place - Dec. 19
                                                                                                                                                                   Canadian-owned, convenience            Shane Yellowbird and
  whole family, including; campfires,                                                                                                                                                                                                              John McDermott -
                                                                                                                                                                     gasoline retail chain offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crystal Shawanda -
  live performances, wagon rides,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Christmas Concert -
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hamilton Convention Centre
                                                                                                                                                                    one-stop shopping to motorists                                                 Hamilton Place - Dec. 21
  guided hikes, BBQs and outdoor                                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 28                                  ___________________
                                                                                                                                                                      across Ontario. More than           ___________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Stuart McLean”
  sports demonstrations.                                                                                                                                            150 Pioneer locations provide         Victorian Christmas -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A Vinyl Cafe Christmas -
                                                                                                                                                                  drivers with everything they need -     Dundurn Castle - Nov. 28 - Jan. 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ___________________                      Hamilton Place - Dec. 22
                                                                                                                                                                  quality fuel, automotive products,
  Fall colours also make for a dramatic                                                                                                                                                                   Avenue Q - Hamilton Place
                                                                                                                                                                      car washes, ATM’s, snacks,                                                   Family Fun Days - AGH
  backdrop to cycling and Burlington                                                                                                                                                                      Nov. 29
                                                                                                                                                                      fresh hot coffee, drinks and                                                 Dec. 27
  offers challenging and leisurely routes                                                                                                                           much more. Earn Bonus Bucks           Polar Express -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Trans - Siberian Orchestra -
                                                                                                                                                                    on all your Pioneer purchases         Puddicombe Farms
  for cyclists.                                                                                                                                     Burlington                                                                                     Copps Coliseum - Dec. 29
                                                                                                                                                                       and spend them like cash!          Nov. 29, Dec. 6 & 13

  Burlington’s fall harvest also offers
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  fruits and vegetables. Pick up copies                                                                                                                                                                                                       and relaxing way to travel. Whether
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  from the Burlington Visitor’s Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                        all the space you need to make the trip
  or online to help you plan your day.                                                                                                                                   www.pioneer.ca                          www.viarail.ca               as enjoyable as the destination.
  www.tourismburlington.com                       Printed in Canada.                                      Cover Photo: Tews Falls, Hamilton by Sandy De Lorenzi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     You don’t have to travel very far, but you may need to look beyond the obvious to discover some of Ontario’s most vibrant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     colours and scenery... an abundance of unexpected natural beauty, just a short journey away. Surrounded by the Niagara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Escarpment and nestled along the western shores of Lake Ontario, Hamilton offers incredible scenery at every turn; with over 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     waterfalls, 800 kilometres of hiking and cycling trails and thousands of acres of spectacular fall foliage. Hamilton is developing a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     well-deserved reputation as the “City of Waterfalls”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Take a break from all of our scenic splendour, and you’ll find that Hamilton also offers great shopping and dining, as well as exciting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     entertainment and attractions. For a sneak preview and for your chance to win a Hamilton Getaway that includes; concerts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     accommodation, dining and much more, visit www.tourismhamilton.com

 Anytime of the year, Royal Botanical Gardens is the place to immerse
 yourself in nature, and fall is no exception, with an incredible array
                                                                                                                                                    Beyond its natural beauty, Hamilton surprises with its rich cultural and artistic
                                                                                                                                                    mosaic. The renovated Art Gallery of Hamilton, with its bold and light-filled                                                     iconic collections                                       New to Hamilton’s 2009 events calendar, the Canadian Aboriginal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Festival features Canada’s largest Pow Wow and celebrates its
 of colours across four large outdoor gardens. The Gardens also                                                                                     exhibition space, focuses on photography for its fall season. Modernist                                                                                                                    sixteenth year from November 27 to 29. Imagine the emotion
 present an imaginative series of indoor and outdoor exhibits. The                                                                                  Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada showcases an iconic                                                                                                                        and energy as over 1,000 dancers in full regalia perform the
 very popular Earth Art, Sculpt Art and Sound Art continue through                                                                                  collection of over 90 groundbreaking images by international artists,                                                                                                                      Grand Entry at Copps Coliseum to the hypnotic beat of drums.
 Thanksgiving weekend, along with the newly-opened No MOW!                                                                                          such as Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lisette Model, Margaret Bourke-
 No BLOW! No H2O exhibit, which features three delightful,                                                                                          White and Dorothea Lange. Transformed by industrialization and war,                                                                                                                        Festival-goers are also treated to traditional foods, unique crafts
 eye-popping gardens designed to help you reduce your carbon                                                                                        photography defined itself as an art form and was itself inspired by other                                                                                                                 and shopping, along with a growing selection of traditional and

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 footprint, while still delivering a size-13 wow factor.                                                                                            art movements such as Cubism and Surrealism.                                                                                                                                               holistic medicines.

 RBG is also in full-bloom indoors, with the recent opening of the                                                                                  Jesse Boles: Crude Landscapes, presents a series of new photographs,                                                                                                                       The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards run November 27 at
 Stedman Exploration Hall, featuring an interactive exhibit that “crams”                                                                            which transform local industrial scenes into contemporary landscapes,                                                                                                                      Hamilton Place Theatre and feature performances by some of the
 2,700 acres of glorious gardens into a 4,000 square foot exhibit                                                                                   creating bold cinematographic images. Nature Observed: Dutch Painting                                                                                                                      best aboriginal musicians from across Canada. Past award winners,
 hall. This offers a great opportunity to ‘virtually explore’ the gardens                                                                           runs until mid-January and highlights the AGH’s extensive collection from the                                                                                                              such as Crystal Shawanda, have gained tremendous cross-over
 before you tour, which will help you make the most of your visit.                                                                                  Golden Age of the 17th century and the late 19th century Hague School.                                                                                                                     success in the international music business, so this is your chance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to see some top stars on the ascent. www.canab.com
 As the fall colours fade, the Holiday magic of the season comes                                                                                    Learn about the art of gift-giving. The AGH presents their annual art sale

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 alive at the RBG Christmas Sale, featuring; fashion shows, workshops,                                                                              from November 5 to 8 , featuring paintings, sculpture, glass, jewellery,
 demonstrations and entertainment. The Gardens also offer popular                                                                                   wood and metal, created by emerging and established artists.                                                                                               Art Gallery of Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo: Mike Lalich
 workshops in seasonal evergreen, door and table designs.                                                                                           www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
                                                                                                                                                      Copps Coliseum
                                                                                                            Royal Botanical Gardens                                                                                                     For world-class entertainment, look no         with the Geritol Follies or everyone’s

                                                                     Hamilton is the gateway to Niagara’s wine country, offering a leisurely
                                                                                                                                                 Positive Reviews                                                                       further than Hamilton Place Theatre or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Copps Coliseum. Hamilton Place is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       perennial favourite the Nutcracker,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       featuring the National Ballet of Cuba.
On the Wine Trail                                                    drive along the Niagara bench, home to many of Ontario’s finest wineries.                                                                                          renowned for its superb acoustics and
                                                                     Kicking off your wine tour is Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery.                                                                                                    bold architecture and is home to both          Copps Coliseum is also becoming
                                                                     Puddicombe is known for their award-winning wines, especially their                                                                                                the Hamilton Philharmonic and Opera            a preferred tour stop for many
                                                                     Icewine, and they have an excellent selection available in gift baskets.                                                                                           Hamilton. Their fall performances promise      international stars and offers an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        audiences an exciting mix of classical         incredible entertainment line-up in the
                                                                     Puddicombe also makes for a wonderful fall outing for the entire family,                                                                                           and pop favourites.                            coming months, from high-kickers like
                                                                     offering train rides through the fall colours, pick-your-own apples and                                                                                                                                           The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
                                  Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery

                                                                     many other memorable autumn experiences. Finding the ‘perfect pumpkin’                                                                                             Other notable performers gracing Hamilton      featuring the World Famous Rockettes
                                                                     is always lots of fun. Take a romp through the farm’s vast pumpkin patch                                                                                           Place through the fall and Christmas season    to hard-rockers Def Leppard and Stone
                                                                     and you’re certain to find what will be a whimsical jack-o’-lantern. Plan                                                                                          include a star-studded line-up of Broadway     Temple Pilots. For complete performance
                                                                     your visit during one of their fall special event weekends: Country Wine                                                                                           shows and singers; Matt Dusk, Matthew          and event listings for Hamilton Place,
                                                                     & Harvest Festival, Halloween Ho-Down and their fun-filled Polar Express                                                                                           Good, Rita MacNeil and John McDermott.         Copps Coliseum and the Hamilton
                                                                     weekends. www.puddicombefarms.com                                                                                                                                  Capture the spirit of the holiday season       Convention Centre, visit www.hecfi.ca

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