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					Events
 Calendar                                                        October
                                                                 2005



For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
A message from the Mayor
Hamilton Celebrates is an exciting new initiative to
celebrate the people, diversity and spirit of Hamilton.
The City of Hamilton has designated the month of
October to celebrate everything that is wonderful
about our city and we look forward to your
participation!
We all know that Hamilton is a great place to live,
work and play. We are a city of unique communities
that each play an integral part to the success of our
city. All of us are proud of our historic communities:
Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Stoney
Creek and Hamilton. It is what makes us special and
now it’s time to celebrate.
                                                                                          Hamilton City Council
There are many opportunities for everyone in our                       I encourage to you visit www.myhamilton.ca , which
community to get involved with Hamilton                                launched on September 13th, to get up to date
Celebrates. We are encouraging you to explore the                      Hamilton Celebrates events listing information. This
events listed in this Events Calendar which showcases                  new portal to the City of Hamilton is a comprehen-
the work and the achievements of our many commu-                       sive source of information and features Hamilton
nities and residents.                                                  Celebrates prominently to keep you engaged with
                                                                       activities and news throughout October.
                                                                       Hamilton Celebrates is a great way to enjoy the fall
                                                                       season, connect with neighbours and meet new
                                                                       people as you discover Hamilton through the many
                                                                       community events and activities listed in this
                                                                       brochure. Please take the time to review this guide
                                                                       and I invite you to join me in the festivities.
                                                                       I look forward to celebrating with you!
                                                                       Sincerely,


                                                                       Larry Di Ianni
                                                                       Mayor, City of Hamilton



                                  Objectives of Hamilton Celebrates
                                   Celebrate the people, diversity and spirit of Hamilton
                                        Engage Hamiltonians to discover their city
                            Raise awareness among Hamiltonians of what our communities offer
                         Recognize Hamiltonians who are “doing good things” in their communities
 (The objectives were developed through the strategic advice and guidance of the 2005 Hamilton Celebrates Community Steering Committee)

                                        For more Hamilton Celebrates information contact:
Maria V. Fortunato, Hamilton Celebrates Project Co-ordinator (Tourism Hamilton): 905-546-2424, ext. 2616, mvfortun@hamilton.ca
          Linda Gammon, Hamilton Celebrates Special Events Assistant: 905-546-2424, ext. 7504, lgammon@hamilton.ca

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                                                                                    Venue Guide
Ancaster Rotary Recreation Centre   Gallery 435                          Mohawk College
385 Jerseyville Rd. W., Ancaster    435 Barton Street East, Hamilton     Fennell Avenue and West 5th, Hamilton
Art Gallery of Hamilton             Gore Park                            Mount Hope Community Centre
123 King Street W., Hamilton        1 Hughson Street South, Hamilton     3027 Homestead Dr., Mt. Hope
Backus Mills Conservation Area      Green Mountain Farm                  Niagara Fruit Institute
R. R. # 1, Port Rowan               454 Third Rd. E., Stoney Creek       938 Barton Street, Winona
Battlefield Park/House              Griffin House                        Old Fire Hall Arts Centre
77 King St., West, Stoney Creek     733 Mineral Springs Road, Ancaster   334 Wilson St E, Ancaster
Bennett’s Country Style Market      Hamilton Chamber of Commerce         Parks Canada Marine Discovery Centre
944 Garner Rd., Ancaster            555 Bay Street, North                57 Guise Street, East, Hamilton
Binbrook Memorial Hall              Hamilton Cemetery
2600 Highway #56, Binbrook                                               Parkside Farms
                                    777 York Boulevard, Hamilton         Parkside Dr., Waterdown
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum   Hamilton Children’s Museum
9280 Airport Rd., Mount Hope                                             Players Guild of Hamilton
                                    1072 Main St. East, Hamilton         80 Queen St. South, Hamilton
Carluke Orchard                     Hamilton City Hall
2194 Shaver Rd. South, Ancaster                                          Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery
                                    71 Main St. West, Hamilton
Carmens Banquet Hall                                                     1468 #8 Hwy, Winona
                                    Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
1520 Stone Church East , Hamilton                                        Regent Studios
                                    126 James Street South, Hamilton
Central Library                                                          150 Locke Street South, Hamilton
                                    Hamilton Convention Centre
55 York Blvd., Hamilton                                                  Robert’s Hair Design
                                    Summers Lane, Hamilton
Centre Mall                                                              528 Upper James Street, Hamilton
1227 Barton Street East, Hamilton   Hamilton Harbour
                                    47 Guise Street East, Hamilton       Robert Lavidez Studio
Chandelier Banquet Centre                                                185 Sherman Ave. N. (near Barton),
660 Barton Street, Stoney Creek     Hamilton Place                       Hamilton
                                    10 MacNab Street, Hamilton
Copps Coliseum                                                           Rockton Fairgrounds
York Blvd., Hamilton                Hamilton Farmers’ Market             812 Old Hwy #8, Rockton
                                    55 York Blvd., Hamilton
Customs House                                                            Royal Botanical Gardens
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton          Hamilton Museum of Steam &           680 Plains Road West, Hamilton
                                    Technology
Desjardin Trail                                                          Royal Canadian Legion #662
                                    900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton
Macklin Street, Hamilton                                                 12 King St East, Stoney Creek
                                    Hill Park Secondary School
Dofasco Centre for the Arts                                              Scottish Rite
                                    465 East 16th Street, Hamilton
190 King William Street, Hamilton                                        4 Queen Street South, Hamilton
Dundas Library                      Ivor Wynne Stadium
                                    75 Balsam at Cannon, Hamilton        Textures Craftworks
18 Ogilvie Street, Dundas
                                    J.W. Bush Gallery                    236 Locke Street South, Hamilton
Dundas Valley Conservation Area
650 Governors Rd., Dundas           459 Main St. West, Hamilton          Terryberry Library
                                    King Paisley Pub                     100 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton
Dyment’s Farm
416 Fallsview Rd. E., Dundas        1019 King Street West, Hamilton      Transit Gallery
                                    Lindley’s Farm & Market              230 Locke St. S., Hamilton
Erland Lee Museum
52 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek          900 Fiddlers Green Rd., Ancaster     Westdale Library
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum    Locke Street Library                 955 King Street West, Hamilton
64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster   285 Locke Street South, Hamilton     Westdale Theatre
flamboro downs                      Marritt Hall                         1014 King Street West, Hamilton
967 Highway #5, Flamborough         625 Garner East, Ancaster            Westfield Heritage Village
Flamboro Speedway                   McMaster University                  1049 Kirkwall Road, Flamborough
929 Brock Rd., Flamborough          1280 Main Street West, Hamilton      Yee Haw Adventure Farm
Gage Park Greenhouse                Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre        Hwy. 52, (Near African Lion Safari),
1000 Main Street East, Hamilton     1555 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton   Flamborough

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                                                                                        SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
                                                                                      October is Hamilton Celebrates Month
                                                                      SIDS Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month
                                                                             Month Without Violence, Hamilton Walks Month

Ottawa Streetfest                           Memorabilia Display                         McMaster University Homecoming
Ottawa Street (between Main & Barton)       50th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian      Football Game
9:00 am - 9:00 pm                           Dance Society                               Ivor Wynne Stadium
Cost: Free                                  Central Library                             2:00 pm
www.shopottawastreet.com                    9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           Cost: $5.00-$10.00
                                            Cost: Free                                  www.mcmaster.ca
2nd Annual Paranormal                       www.hpl.ca
Summit 2005                                                                             Canadian Football Hall of Fame
Customs House – 51 Stuart St.               Salute to Hamilton Firefighters             33rd Induction Dinner
9:00 am - 10:30 pm                          Hamilton Cemetery                           Hamilton Convention Centre
Cost: $5.00 admission plus $10.00/seminar   11:00 am - 1:00 pm                          5:30 pm (7:30 dinner)
www.hauntedhamilton.com                     Cost: Free                                  Cost: $100.00/person
                                            www.architecturehamilton.com                www.footballhof.com
Equestrian Triathlon
Dundas Valley Conservation Area             Gandhi Peace Festival                       Human Beings – Opening Reception
9:00 am - 1:00 pm                           Hamilton City Hall                          Gallery 435
Cost: Free                                  10:00 am - 4:00 pm                          6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
www.conservationhamilton.ca                 Cost: Free                                  Cost: call 905-526-9102 for more
                                            www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/                 information
Yard & Book Sale                            gandhi/Festivals/G-Festival.htm
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum                                                       Franklin Penny & Strings
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           Harbour Quest                               Studio Theatre – Hamilton Place
Cost: visit the website for more            Foot of James St. N                         8:00 pm
information                                 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                           Cost: $29.50 adults, $26.50 seniors
www.warplane.com                            Cost: Free                                  www.hecfi.on.ca/hamiltonplace
                                            www.hamiltonharbour.ca
Art Exhibit                                                                             Rizaliana, A Canadian Opening
Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst                                                          Roberto Lavidez Studio
Central Library – 4th Floor                                                             4:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                                                                       Cost: call 905-297-8977 for more
Cost: Free                                                                              information
www.hpl.ca


 Saturday & Sunday, October 1 – 2
 The James St. South Business               Gears and Gardens                           Lindley’s Tiger-Cat Corn Maze &
 District presents Arts Day                 Royal Botanical Gardens                     Pumpkin Hayrides
 in the District                            10:00 am - 5:00 pm                          Lindley’s Farm & Market, Ancaster
 James St. South Business District          Cost: $4.00-$8.00                           10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 10:00 am - 5:00 pm                         www.rbg.ca                                  Cost: per use – visit the website for more
 Cost: Free                                                                             information
 For more info contact POWERGROUP/          Fall Fun                                    www.lindleyfarm.com
 Laurel Events 905-387-7580                 Parkside Farms, Waterdown
                                            10:00 am - 6:00 pm                          Weekend Pumpkin Patch Fun
 Art Exhibit                                Cost: per use – call for more information   Dyment’s Farm, Dundas
 Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel   Phone: 905-689-4829                         10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square                                                 Cost: per use – visit the website for more
 9.30 am - 5.00 pm                          Art @ the Gardens – “The Release”           information
 Cost: Free                                 Royal Botanical Gardens                     www.dyments.com
 www.artshamilton.ca                        10:00 am - dusk
                                            Cost: call 905-527-1158
                                            www.rbg.com




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                                                                                         SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2



Golden Horseshoe Live                       Art Show                                  Ontario Sirestakes/Flamboro
Steamer Days                                Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum          Breeders Stakes
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology       1:00 pm - 5:00 pm                         flamboro downs
10:00 am - 4:00 pm                          Cost: $3.00/Adults & Seniors,             2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: Free                                  $2.00/Children                            Cost: Free
                                            Free/Children under 6                     www.flamborodowns.com
Aquarium Society Fall Auction               www.hamilton.ca
Mount Hope Community Centre                                                           The Blessing of the Animals
10:00 am - 6:00 pm                          RYGIEL Walks Again Walk-a-thon            Christ’s Church Cathedral
Cost: Free                                  Hamilton Harbour Waterfront Trail         252 James St. N., Hamilton
                                            1:00 pm - 5:00 pm                         4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fall Finisher Hike-Fundraiser for Cdn.      Cost: Free                                Cost: Free
Diabetes Assocation                         Call 905-525-4747 x223 for information    www.niagara.anglican.ca
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery
10:30 am - 12:30 pm                         Westdale Walk                             LiT LiVe
Cost: $10.00/person                         Westdale Theatre (meet in front)          Junction Café (Aquarius Room)
www.puddicombefarms.com                     2:00 pm                                   7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
                                            Cost: Donation of $2.00                   Cost: Free
The Togo Salmon Centenary                   www.architecturehamilton.com              www.kairosliterary.com
Exhibition
McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster                                                      Steve Hackett Trio
University                                                                            Hamilton Place Theatre
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm                                                                    8:00 pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $2.00                                                     Cost: $49.00
www.mcmaster.ca/museum                                                                www.hecfi.on.ca/hamiltonplace

 Saturday & Sunday, October 1 – 2
 Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland &                Annual Harvest Halloween                  Green Mountain Haunted Hayride
 Pumpkin Patch                              Hillbilly Hoedown                         Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek
 Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas                 Yee Haw Adventure Farm (near African      2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Sat)                   Lion Safari), Flamborough                 Cost: $10/person, 5 and under/free
 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sun)                   11:00 am - 6:00 pm                        www.greenmountainfarm.com
 Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),   Cost: $11.00/person, (under 3 yrs free)
 $2.00 (2-4 yrs)                            www.yeehawadventurefarm.com               Dundas Studio Tour 2005
 905-628-5280                                                                         Various Locations
                                            Hamilton Fall Bridal Show 2005            11:00 am - 5:00 pm
 Lucas Oil Oktoberfest Classic              Hamilton Convention Centre                Cost: Free
 Weekend                                    11:00 am - 5:00 pm                        www.dundasstudiotour.ca
 Flamboro Speedway                          Cost: $10.00/person (at door)
 10:00 am Back Gates Open,                  www.bridalshowstoday.com/hfbs.html        Come Blow your Horn
 12:00 pm Grandstand Opens                                                            Theatre Aquarius – Dofasco Centre for
 Cost: $15.00/adult,                        Family Apple Picking                      the Arts
 $12.00 Seniors/Youth (13-16),              Carluke Orchards, Ancaster                2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
 $3.00/child (6-12)                         11:00 am - 5:00 pm                        Cost: Call 905-522-7529
 www.flamborospeedway.itgo.com              Cost: Free                                www.theatreaquarius.org
                                            www.carlukeorchards.ca

                                            Linda Morris Exhibit
                                            J.W. Bush Gallery
                                            12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                                            Cost: Free
                                            www.jwbushgallery.blogspot.com

For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                                  THROUGHOUT THE WEEK…
                                                                                              International Walk to School Week
                                                                                       Monday, October 3rd is World Habitat Day


October 1st – 8th                           October 1st – 31st                            October 3rd, 5th & 6th
“Come Blow your Horn”                       Art Exhibit                                   Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise
Theatre Aquarius – Dofasco Centre           Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst                Hamilton Harbour
for the Arts                                Central Library – 4th Floor                   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon. - Fri. @ 8:00 pm,                      Regular Library Hours                         $40.00 (plus tax)
Sat. - Sun. @ 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm             Cost: Free                                    www.hamiltonharbourcruises.com
Cost: Call 905-522-7529                     www.hpl.ca
www.theatreaquarius.org                                                                   October 3rd – Oct 31st
                                            October 1st – 31st                            “Bestworks” Craft Show
October 1st – 9th                           Memorabilia Display                           Textures Craftsworks
Art @ the Gardens – “The Release”           50th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian        Business Hours
Royal Botanical Gardens                     Dance Society                                 Cost: Free
10:00 am - dusk                             Central Library                               905-523-0636
Cost: Call 905-527-1158                     Regular Library Hours
www.rbg.com                                 Cost: Free                                    October 4th – 8th
                                            www.hpl.ca                                    Turkey Gobblers
October 1st – 13th                                                                        Hamilton Children’s Museum
Linda Morris Exhibit                        October 1st – 31st                            10:00 am - 3:00 pm
J.W. Bush Gallery                           Art Exhibit                                   Cost: Free with Museum Admission
5-9 pm Tues- Fri & 12-5 pm Sat-Sun          Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel      www.hamilton.ca
Cost: Free                                  Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square
www.jwbushgallery.blogspot.com              9.30 a.m.- 5.00 p.m                           October 4th – Oct. 30th
                                            Cost: Free                                    Art Exhibit
October 1st – 26th                          www.artshamilton.ca                           Harold Klunder and Fiona Kinsella
Teen Photography Contest                                                                  Transit Gallery
Dundas Library                              October 1st – 31st                            Call for hours and costs
Regular Library Hours                       Exhibit – The Feast: Food in Art              905-522-1299
Cost: Free (Prizes to be won)               Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)                 www.transitgallery.ca
www.hpl.ca                                  Regular Art Gallery Hours
                                            Cost: Free                                    Wednesday October 5th
October 1st – 30th                          www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                  Bridges to Better Business
Artist Members Retrospective                                                              8:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Carnegie Gallery                        October 1st – 31st (ongoing)                  Cost: $50.00-$75.00
Visit the website for hours of operation    Exhibit – Heaven and Earth Unveiled:          For more information:
Cost: Free                                  European Treasures from the                   905-540-6400
www.carnegiegallery.org                     Tanenbaum Collection
                                            Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)                 Wednesday October 5th
October 1st – 31st                          Regular Art Gallery Hours                     Chess @ the Gardens
Mystery Window Game                         Cost: $12.00/Adult, General                   RBG Centre
Downtown Stoney Creek BIA                   www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ballot boxes and forms throughout                                                         Cost: Call 905-527-1158 ext. 521
the BIA Area                                October 2nd – 30th                            www.rbg.ca
Cost: Free (prizes to be won)               The Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition
                                            McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster              Wednesday October 5th
October 1st – 31st                          University                                    Art Opening Reception for Eric Kwiatek
Make Your Own Goosebumps                    Visit the website for hours of operation      & Concert with the Penderecki Quartet
Writing contest                             www.mcmaster.ca/museum                        Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
Locke St. Branch, Hamilton Public Library                                                 8:00 pm (concert) 10:00 pm (reception)
Cost: Free (prizes to be won)               October 2nd – 31st                            Cost: $27.00/adult, $22.00/senior,
www.hpl.ca                                  Women’s Art Association of Hamilton           $13.00/student
                                            Select Show                                   www.hcarts.ca
                                            Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
                                            1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                                            Cost: $3.00/Adults, $2.00/Children,
                                            www.hamilton.ca/museums


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                                                                   MONDAY – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3-7
                                                                                    Wednesday, October 5 is International Walk
                                                                                     to School Day and Hamilton’s Sneaker Day


Thursday October 6th                     Thursday October 6th                           Friday October 7th
State of the City Mayor’s Breakfast      Physical Activity Network in Hamilton          Michael Kaeshammer in Concert
Hamilton Chamber of Commerce             Ancaster Rotary Recreation Centre              Hamilton Place Studio Theatre
7:45 am - 9:00 am                        2:00 pm - 4:00 pm                              8:00 pm
Cost: Free                               For more information contact                   Cost: $29.00
www.hamiltonchamber.on.ca                905-546-2424 ext. 4181                         www.hecfi.ca

Thursday October 6th                     October 6th – 8th                              Friday October 7th
“The Great Romantics” Concert            The 11th Great Romantics Festival              Fish Fry and Dance
Hamilton Place, Great Hall               Various Locations                              Royal Canadian Legion #662,
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm                       Call for information                           Stoney Creek
Cost: $26.00 - $62.00                    905-525-9140 ext. 23674                        Dinner: 4:00 pm
www.hpo.org                              www.artset.net/greatromantics.html             Dance: 8:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
                                                                                        Cost: $7.50 for dinner, $3.00 for dance
Thursday October 6th                     Friday October 7th
Second City at Royal Botanical Gardens   Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland &                    October 7th – 10th
“Best of Second City – Part 2”           Pumpkin Patch                                  Rockton World’s Fair
RBG Centre                               Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas                     812 Old Hwy #8, Rockton
8:00 pm                                  10:00 am - 9:00 pm                             4:00 pm - 11:00 pm – Fri.
Cost: $30.00 show only,                  Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),       9:00 am - 11:00 pm – Sat. & Sun.
$49.95 show & dinner                     $2.00 (2-4 yrs)                                9:00 am - 5:00 pm – Mon.
www.rbg.ca                               905-628-5280                                   Cost: $9.00/adult, $2.00/elementary student
                                                                                        www.rocktonworldfair.com
Thursday October 6th                     Friday October 7th
Books in Bloom                           First Fridays                                  Month of October
RBG Centre                               Art Gallery of Hamilton                        Haunted Hamilton Ghost Walks
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm                        5:00 pm - 9:00 pm                              Various Locations
Cost: $6.00/person                       Cost: Banner Exhibition Free (Courtesy of      Cost: $10.00 adults, $5.00 (13 & under)
www.rbg.ca                               Orlick Industries Inc.)                        For dates and times visit
                                         www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                   www.ghostwalks.com
Thursday October 6th
The Big Squeeze – the What and Why       Friday October 7th                             Month of October
of Breast Screening                      Celtic Tiger starring Michael Flatley          Live Horse Racing, Dining & Slots
Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre            Copps Coliseum                                 flamboro downs
11:30 am - 2:30 pm                       7:30 pm                                        For more information visit
Cost: $10.00 at door                     Cost: $49.50/$59.50/$89.50                     www.flamborodowns.com
905-546-3540                             www.hecfi.ca

Thursday October 6th                     Friday October 7th
Lunchtime Talk by Serena Witzke          Concert – Di Wu (Piano)
McMaster Museum of Art                   McMaster University
12:30 pm                                 Convocation Hall
Visit the website for hours and more     8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
information                              Cost: $17/Adult, $12/Senior, $5/student
www.mcmaster.ca/museum




For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                                        SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8



Thanksgiving Basket Draw                    Turkey Gobblers                             Screening
Hamilton Farmers’ Market                    Hamilton Childrens’ Museum                  Art Gallery of Hamilton Pavilion
Enter anytime before 2:00 pm (draw)         10:00 am - 3:00 pm                          8:00 pm
Cost: Free                                  Cost: Free with Museum Admission            Cost: $5.00 for Factory/AGH Members,
                                            www.hamilton.ca                             $7.00/Non-members
Art Exhibit                                                                             www.hamiltonmediaarts.org
Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst              Camera-less Filmaking Workshop
Central Library – 4th Floor                 Regent Studios                              Art Exhibit
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           11:00 am - 4:00 pm                          Harold Klunder and Fiona Kinsella
Cost: Free                                  Cost: $35.00/Factory Members,               Transit Gallery
www.hpl.ca                                  $40.00/Non-members                          Call for hours and cost
                                            www.hamiltonmediaarts.org                   905-522-1299
Memorabilia Display                                                                     www.transitgallery.ca
50th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian      Come Blow Your Horn
Dance Society                               Theatre Aquarius – Dofasco Centre           The 11th Great Romantics Festival
Central Library                             for the Arts                                Various Locations
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           2:00 pm & 8:00 pm                           Call for information
Cost: Free                                  Cost: Call 905-522-7529                     905-525-9140 ext. 23674
www.hpl.ca                                  www.theatreaquarius.org                     www.artset.net/greatromantics.html

Desjardin Trail & Park Clean Up             Oktoberfest Traditions
Desjardin Trail                             Marritt Hall (Ancaster)
9:30 am                                     6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cost: Free                                  Cost: $30.00 includes admission,
www.conservationhamilton.ca                 dinner, & entertainment
                                            $99 No Excuses Film Festival




 Saturday & Sunday, October 8 – 9
 Rockton World’s Fair                       Weekend Pumpkin Patch Fun                   Lindley’s Tiger-Cat Corn Maze
 812 Old Hwy #8, Rockton                    Dyment’s Farm, Dundas                       & Pumpkin Hayrides
 9:00 am - 11:00 pm                         10:00 am - 5:00 pm                          Lindley’s Farm & Market, Ancaster
 Cost: $9.00/adult,                         Cost: per use – visit the website for       10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 $2.00/elementary student                   more information                            Cost: per use – visit the website for
 www.rocktonworldfair.com                   www.dyments.com                             more information
                                                                                        www.lindleyfarm.com
 Art Exhibit                                Art @ the Gardens – “The Release”
 Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel   Royal Botanical Gardens                     Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland
 Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square     10:00 am - dusk                             & Pumpkin Patch
 9.30 am - 5.00 pm                          Cost: Call 905-527-1158                     Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas
 Cost: Free                                 www.rbg.com                                 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Sat)
 www.artshamilton.ca                                                                    10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sun)
                                            Fall Fun                                    Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),
                                            Parkside Farms, Waterdown                   $2.00 (2-4 yrs)
                                            10:00 am - 6:00 pm                          905-628-5280
                                            Cost: per use – call for more information
                                            Phone: 905-689-4829


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                                                                                               SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9



The Togo Salmon Centenary                  Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise
Exhibition                                 Hamilton Harbour
McMaster Museum of Art,                    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McMaster University                        $55.00 (plus tax)
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm                         www.hamiltonharbourcruises.com
Cost: Suggested donation of $2.00
www.mcmaster.ca/museum




 Saturday & Sunday, October 8 – 9
 Annual Harvest Halloween                  Exhibition – Atelier: Jane Adeney                 Green Mountain Haunted Hayride
 Hillbilly Hoedown                         Art Gallery of Hamilton                           Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek
 Yee Haw Adventure Farm (near African      12:00 noon - 5:00 pm                              2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Lion Safari), Flamborough                 Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)   Cost: $10/person, 5 and under/free
 11:00 am - 6:00 pm                        www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                      www.greenmountainfarm.com
 Cost: $11.00/person, (under 3 yrs free)
 www.yeehawadventurefarm.com               Exhibition – Aganetha Dyck:
                                           Walking Closet
 Family Apple Picking                      Art Gallery of Hamilton
 Carluke Orchards, Ancaster                12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
 11:00 am - 5:00 pm                        Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)
 Cost: Free                                www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
 www.carlukeorchards.ca




For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                                      THROUGHOUT THE WEEK…
                                                                                                HOLIDAY ALERT: MONDAY,
                                                                                          OCTOBER 10 – THANKSGIVING DAY


October 7th – 10th                                Monday October 10th                     October 12th – 14th
Rockton World’s Fair                              Griffin House Open House                Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise
812 Old Hwy #8, Rockton                           Griffin House                           Hamilton Harbour
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Fri.)                         1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                       12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm (Sat. & Sun.)                  Cost: Free (Suggested donation $3.00)   $40.00 (plus tax)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mon.)                          www.hamilton.ca/museums                 www.hamiltonharbourcruises.com
Cost: $9.00/adult,
$2.00/elementary student                          Monday October 10th                     October 12th – 22nd
www.rocktonworldfair.com                          Screening – Ant Farm Video              Hockey Tournament
                                                  Transit Gallery                         Hamilton
October 8th – 31st                                8:00 pm                                 Cost: Free
Exhibit – Atelier: Jane Adeney                    Cost: $5.00/advance, $7.00/door         For more information
Art Gallery of Hamilton                           *seating limited                        Call 905-628-4160
Regular Gallery Hours
Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)   Tuesday October 11th                    Thursday October 13th
www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                      Noon Hour Concert                       Workshop – Spiral Beaded Bracelets
                                                  Featuring Mario Commisso                Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
October 8th – 31st                                Central Library                         7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Exhibit –Aganetha Dyck:                           12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                      Cost: (pre-register) $16.00 incl. materials
Walking Closet                                    Cost: Free                              www.hamilton.ca/museums
Art Gallery of Hamilton                           www.hpl.ca
Regular Gallery Hours                                                                     To October 13th
Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)   Tuesday October 11th                    Linda Morris Exhibit
www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                      Teen Open Mic Night                     J.W. Bush Gallery
                                                  Central Library                         5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tues- Fri
Monday October 10th                               7:00 pm - 9:00 pm                       12:00 noon - 5:00 pm Sat-Sun
Harvest Festival                                  Cost: Free                              Cost: Free
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery                  www.hpl.ca                              www.jwbushgallery.blogspot.com
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: Pay as you Play                             Tuesday October 11th                    Friday October 14th
www.puddicombefarms.com                           Lit Chat                                Not for Profit Management
                                                  The King Paisley Pub                    Networking Forum
Monday October 10th                               7:30 pm                                 Defining your Role in Hamilton’s
Annual Harvest Halloween                          Cost: Free                              Renaissance
Hillbilly Hoedown                                 www.litelectric.com/litchat.html        Mohawk College, Fennell Campus, i131
Yee Haw Adventure Farm                                                                    8:15 am - 1:00 pm
(near African Lion Safari)                        October 11th – 31st                     $75.00 includes coffee break & lunch
11:00 am - 6:00 pm                                World of Train Collectibles             www.cecat.mahwkcollege.ca
Cost: $11.00/person, (under 3 yrs free)           Hamilton Museum of Steam and
www.yeehawadventurefarm.com                       Technology                              Friday October 14th
                                                  Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm    Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland &
Monday October 10th                               Cost: Regular museum admission rates    Pumpkin Patch
Open on Thanksgiving Day                                                                  Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas
Art Gallery of Hamilton                           Wednesday October 12th                  10:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm                              Chess @ the Gardens                     Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),
Cost: Banner Exhibition $12.00/Adult              RBG Centre                              $2.00 (2-4 yrs)
www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                      7:00 pm - 11:00 pm                      905-628-5280
                                                  Cost: Call 905-527-1158 x521
                                                  www.rbg.ca




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                                                                    MONDAY – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10-14



Friday October 14th                           To October 30th                                   To October 31st
Green Mountain Haunted Hayride                The Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition              Memorabilia Display
Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek             McMaster Museum of Art,                           50th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm                             McMaster University                               Dance Society
Cost: $10/person, 5 and under/free            Visit the website for hours of operation          Central Library
www.greenmountainfarm.com                     www.mcmaster.ca/museum                            Regular Library Hours
                                                                                                Cost: Free
Friday October 14th                           To October 30th                                   www.hpl.ca
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Grand Rapids Griffins   Art Exhibit
Copps Coliseum                                Harold Klunder and Fiona Kinsella                 To October 31st
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm                            Transit Gallery                                   Art Exhibit
Cost: $24/adult, $19/student or senior,       Call for hours and costs                          Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel
$15/child                                     905-522-1299                                      Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square
www.hamiltonbulldogs.com                      www.transitgallery.ca                             9.30 am - 5.00 pm
                                                                                                Cost: Free
Friday October 14th                           To October 31st                                   www.artshamilton.ca
McMaster University School of the Arts        Art Exhibit
Celebrity Concert Series                      Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst                    To October 31st
Aubrey Tadman (Jazz Singer)                   Central Library – 4th Floor                       Women’s Art Association of Hamilton
McMaster University                           Regular Library Hours                             Select Show
Convocation Hall                              Cost: Free                                        Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
8:00 pm                                       www.hpl.ca                                        1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: $17/Adult, $12/Senior, $5/student                                                         Cost: $3.00/Adults, $2.00/Children,
                                              To October 31st                                   www.hamilton.ca/museums
Friday October 14th                           “Bestworks” Craft Show
Binbrook Little Theatre                       Textures Craftsworks                              To October 31st (ongoing)
Barefoot in the Park                          Business Hours                                    Exhibi – The Feast: Food in Art
Memorial Hall                                 Cost: Free                                        Art Gallery of Hamilton
8:00 pm                                       905-523-0636                                      Regular Art Gallery Hours
Cost $10.00 advance, $12.00 at door                                                             Cost: Free
www.bltweb.ca                                 To October 31st (ongoing)                         www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
                                              Exhibit – Atelier: Jane Adeney
Friday October 14th                           Art Gallery of Hamilton                           To October 31st (ongoing)
Agnes of God                                  Regular Gallery Hours                             Exhibit – Heaven and Earth Unveiled:
The Players Guild of Hamilton                 Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)   European Treasures from the
8:00 pm                                       www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                      Tanenbaum Collection
Cost: $20.00                                                                                    Art Gallery of Hamilton
www.stage-door.org/players                    To October 31st (ongoing)                         Regular Art Gallery Hours
                                              Exhibit – Aganetha Dyck:                          Cost: $12.00/Adult, General
October 14th – 23rd                           Walking Closet                                    www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Feast in the City – 2 Can Dine for $50        Art Gallery of Hamilton
Participating Restaurants in Downtown         Regular Gallery Hours
Hamilton                                      Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)
Cost: $50.00 (incl tax, gratuities &          www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
beverages extra)
Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
for more information




For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                                        SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15



Art Exhibit                                 Book Launch & 10th Anniversary               End of Suburbia – Documentary
Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst              Celebration                                  McMaster Health Sciences –
Central Library – 4th Floor                 The Scottish Rite                            Angus Reid Theatre
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                            7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: Free                                  Cost: Free                                   Cost: Free
www.hpl.ca                                  www.seraphimeditions.com
                                                                                         Agnes of God
Memorabilia Display                         A Tribute to the Veterans Presented          The Players Guild of Hamilton
50th Anniversary of the Royal               by Proud to be Canadian First                8:00 pm
Canadian Dance Society                      For more information contact:                Cost: $20.00
Central Library                             Chris: 905-520-2602                          www.stage-door.org/players
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           Alena: 905-627-8709
Cost: Free                                                                               Mohawk Alumni Association
www.hpl.ca                                  Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Rochester              25 Year Reunion
                                            American                                     Arnie Centre, Fennell Campus
Healthy Cooking Demos                       Copps Coliseum                               Mohawk College
Hamilton Farmers’ Market                    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm                           5:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 am                         Cost: $24/adult, $19/student or senior,
Cost: Free                                  $15/child                                    “Romeo & Juliette” – Opera Hamilton
                                            www.hamiltonbulldogs.com                     Hamilton Place
Art in the Park                                                                          8:00 pm
Dundas Valley Conservation Area             Binbrook Little Theatre                      Cost: $27.00 - $90.00
10:00 am - 5:00 pm                          Barefoot in the Park                         www.hecfi.com
Cost: $3.00/adult, $1.00/senior, child      Memorial Hall
www.conservationhamilton.ca                 6:30 pm (dinner)
                                            8:00 pm (performance)
Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise                Cost: $25.00 dinner/theatre
Hamilton Harbour                            www.bltweb.ca
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$40.00 (plus tax)
www.hamiltonharbourcruises.com




 Saturday & Sunday, October 15 – 16
 Art Exhibit                                Beyond the Valley Studio Tour                Lindley’s Tiger-Cat Corn Maze
 Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel   Various Locations (Tour)                     & Pumpkin Hayrides
 Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square     10:00 am - 5:00 pm                           Lindley’s Farm & Market, Ancaster
 9.30 am- 5.00 pm                           Cost: Free                                   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Cost: Free                                 www.beyondthevalley.ca                       Cost: per use – visit the website for
 www.artshamilton.ca                                                                     more information
                                            Fall Fun                                     www.lindleyfarm.com
 Weekend Pumpkin Patch Fun                  Parkside Farms, Waterdown
 Dyment’s Farm, Dundas                      10:00 am - 6:00 pm                           Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland
 10:00 am - 5:00 pm                         Cost: per use – call for more information    & Pumpkin Patch
 Cost: per use – visit the website for      Phone: 905-689-4829                          Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas
 more information                                                                        10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Sat)
 www.dyments.com                                                                         10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sun)
                                                                                         Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),
                                                                                         $2.00 (2-4 yrs)
                                                                                         905-628-5280




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                                                                                SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16



SPCA Cut-a-Thon                           The Togo Salmon Centenary            Film – Federico Fellini’s Satyricon
Robert’s Hair Design                      Exhibition                           McMaster Museum of Art
10:00 am - 4:00 pm                        McMaster Museum of Art,              2:00 pm
Cost: $30.00 all proceeds to SPCA         McMaster University                  For more information
                                          12:00 pm - 5:00 pm                   Call 905-525-9140 ext 23081
Secrets to Home Cents                     Cost: Suggested donation of $2.00
Royal Botanical Gardens                   www.mcmaster.ca/museum
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $12.00
www.rbg.ca




 Saturday & Sunday, October 15 – 16
 Family Apple Picking                     Green Mountain Haunted Hayride       Feast in the City – 2 Can Dine
 Carluke Orchards, Ancaster               Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek    for $50
 11:00 am - 5:00 pm                       2:00 pm - 9:00 pm                    Participating Restaurants in Downtown
 Cost: Free                               Cost: $10/person, 5 and under/free   Hamilton
 www.carlukeorchards.ca                   www.greenmountainfarm.com            Cost: $50.00 (incl tax, gratuities &
                                                                               beverages extra)
 Annual Harvest Halloween                                                      Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
 Hillbilly Hoedown
 Yee Haw Adventure Farm (near African
 Lion Safari), Flamborough
 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
 Cost: $11.00/person, (under 3yrs free)
 www.yeehawadventurefarm.com




For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                            THROUGHOUT THE WEEK…
                                                                                                       Week of the Child
                                                                                             Ontario Public Library Week


Monday October 17th                       Wednesday October 19th                  Friday October 21st
Noon Hour Concert                         Story & Drumming for Children           Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland &
Duet Club Chorus & Hamilton All-Star      Central Library                         Pumpkin Patch
Jazz Combo                                10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm             Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas
Central Library                           Cost: Free                              10:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                        www.hpl.ca                              Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),
Cost: Free                                                                        $2.00 (2-4 yrs)
www.hpl.ca                                Wednesday October 19th                  905-628-5280
                                          Photography Show
October 17th – 18th                       History of Health Care                  Friday October 21st
Fall Foliage Luncheon Cruise              McMaster Health Sciences Centre         Green Mountain Haunted Hayride
Hamilton Harbour                          (Hamilton Gallery)                      Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm                        4:00 pm - 6:00 pm                       2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$40.00 (plus tax)                         For more information: www.mcmaster.ca   Cost: $10/person
www.hamiltonharbourcruises.com                                                    www.greenmountainfarm.com
                                          Thursday October 20th
Tuesday October 18th                      Noon Hour Film                          Friday October 21st
Noon Hour Concert                         Central Library                         Ontario Sirestakes/Flamboro Breeders Stakes
Bob Wiseman                               12:00 pm                                flamboro downs
Central Library                           Cost: Free                              2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm                        www.hpl.ca                              Cost: Free
Cost: Free                                                                        www.flamborodowns.com
www.hpl.ca                                Thursday October 20th
                                          Hammered Out                            Friday October 21st
Tuesday October 18th                      Poetry Prize & Launch                   Fish Fry and Dance
Workshop: So you want to run a bookclub   Central Library                         Royal Canadian Legion #662,
Terryberry Library                        7:30 pm                                 Stoney Creek
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm                         Cost: Free                              Dinner: 4:00 pm
Cost: Free                                www.hammeredout.com                     Dance: 8:00 pm- 12:00 midnight
www.hpl.ca                                                                        Cost: $7.50 for dinner, $3.00 for dance
                                          Thursday October 20th
Wednesday October 19th                    “Romeo & Juliette” – Opera Hamilton     Friday October 21st
Chess @ the Gardens                       Hamilton Place                          Binbrook Little Theatre
RBG Centre                                8:00 pm                                 Barefoot in the Park
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm                        Cost: $27.00-$90.00                     Memorial Hall
Cost: Call 905-527-1158 ext 521           www.hecfi.com                           8:00 pm
www.rbg.ca                                                                        Cost $10.00 advance, $12.00 at door
                                          October 20th – 21st                     www.bltweb.ca
Wednesday October 19th                    Agnes of God
Mayor’s Breakfast                         The Players Guild of Hamilton           Friday October 21st
Chandelier Banquet Centre                 8:00 pm                                 Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs.
7:30 am - 9:00 am                         Cost: $20.00                            Ottawa Renegades
Cost: $10.00/person                       www.stage-door.org/players              “Featuring the Art Gallery of Hamilton”
Reserve by Oct. 14th                                                              7:30 pm
Call: 905-664-4000                        October 20th – 31st                     Cost: Special $30.00 (Reg. $43.00)
                                          Exhibit – Vineyard Landscapes           Tickets must be ordered by Oct. 7th
Wednesday October 19th                    Simon Wilson                            Order at www.artgalleryofhamilton.on.ca
Partners in Education Breakfast           J.W. Bush Gallery
Liuna Station                             5:00 pm -9:00 pm Tues - Fri
7:30 am - 10:00 am                        12 noon - 5:00 pm Sat - Sun
Cost: $40.00/person                       Cost: Free
www.iechamilton.on.ca                     www.jwbushgallery.blogspot.com




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                                                                 MONDAY – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17-23
                                                                                                        Livelong Learning Week
                                                                                                YWCA Week Without Violence 2005


Friday October 21st                        To October Oct. 30th                              To October 31st (ongoing)
50th Anniversary                           Art Exhibit                                       Exhibit – Aganetha Dyck:
Hill Park Secondary School                 Harold Klunder and Fiona Kinsella                 Walking Closet
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm                         Transit Gallery                                   Art Gallery of Hamilton
Cost: Free                                 Call for hours and costs                          Regular Gallery Hours
www.hillpark.com                           905-522-1299                                      Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)
                                           www.transitgallery.ca                             www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Friday October 21st
Power of the Pen Awards                    To October 31st                                   To October 31st
Central Library                            “Bestworks” Craft Show                            Women’s Art Association of Hamilton
7:30 pm                                    Textures Craftsworks                              Select Show
Cost: Free                                 Business Hours                                    Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
                                           Cost: Free                                        1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October 21st – 30th                        905-523-0636                                      Cost: $3.00/adults, $2.00/children,
The Rotary Club of Waterdown                                                                 www.hamilton.ca/museums
Haunted House                              To October 31st
Memorial Hall                              Art Exhibit                                       To October 31st (ongoing)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (weekdays)               Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst                    Exhibit – The Feast: Food in Art
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Sat)                    Central Library – 4th Floor                       Art Gallery of Hamilton
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Sun)                    Regular Library Hours                             Regular Art Gallery Hours
Cost: $5.00                                Cost: Free                                        Cost: Free
                                           www.hpl.ca                                        www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
October 21st – 30th
Chrysanthemum Show                         To October 31st                                   To October 31st (ongoing)
Gage Park Greenhouse                       Memorabilia Display                               Exhibit – Heaven and Earth Unveiled:
10:00 am – 8:00 pm daily                   50th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian            European Treasures from the
Cost: Children under 5 free,               Dance Society                                     Tanenbaum Collection
5 - 12 years old: $2.00,                   Central Library                                   Art Gallery of Hamilton
13 - 54 years old: $3.00,                  Regular Library Hours                             Regular Art Gallery Hours
55 years and over $2.00                    Cost: Free                                        Cost: $12.00/Adult, General
www.hamilton.ca/mumshow                    www.hpl.ca                                        www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

To October 23rd                            To October 31st                                   To October 31st
Feast in the City – 2 Can Dine for $50     Art Exhibit                                       World of Train Collectibles
Participating Restaurants in               Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel          Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
Downtown Hamilton                          Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square            Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Cost: $50.00 (incl tax, gratuities &       9.30 a.m.- 5.00 p.m                               Cost: Regular museum admission rates
beverages extra)                           Cost: Free                                        www.hamilton.ca
Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com         www.artshamilton.ca
for more information
                                           To October 31st (ongoing)
To October 30th                            Exhibit – Atelier: Jane Adeney
The Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition       Art Gallery of Hamilton
McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster           Regular Gallery Hours
University                                 Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)
Visit the website for hours of operation   www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
www.mcmaster.ca/museum




For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                                      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22



Parent Conference 2005 – HWCDSB             Stories in Stone – Freemasonry             Binbrook Little Theatre
Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School     in Hamilton                                Barefoot in the Park
7:45 am - 2:15 pm                           Hamilton Cemetery                          Memorial Hall
Cost: Free                                  11:00 am - 1:00 pm                         6:30 pm (dinner) 8:00 pm (performance)
www.hwcdsb.ca                               Cost: Free                                 Cost: $25.00 dinner/theatre
                                            www.architecturehamilton.ca                www.bltweb.ca
Art Exhibit
Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst              Health Fair for Week of the Child          Hill Park 50th Anniversary Dance
Central Library – 4th Floor                 Centre Mall                                Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           1:00 pm - 4:00 pm                          7:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
Cost: Free                                  Cost: Free                                 Cost: $40.00
www.hpl.ca                                  905-546-2424 ext. 7328                     www.hillpark.com

Memorabilia Display                         50th Anniversary                           Hamilton Bulldogs vs.
50th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian      Hill Park Secondary School                 Cleveland Barons
Dance Society                               1:00 pm                                    Copps Coliseum
Central Library                             Cost: Free                                 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm                           www.hillpark.com                           Cost: $24/adult, $19/student or senior,
Cost: Free                                                                             $15/child
www.hpl.ca                                  Agnes of God                               www.hamiltonbulldogs.com
                                            The Players Guild of Hamilton
Pumpkin Fest                                2:00 pm & 8:00 pm                          A Literary Gala w/ Jay Ingram
Bennett’s Country Style Market              Cost: $20.00/performance                   Central Library
10:00 am - 4:00 pm                          www.stage-door.org/players                 7:30 pm
Cost: Pay as you Play                                                                  Cost: Free
                                            Ontario Sirestakes/Flamboro                www.hpl.ca
Fruit in Hamilton – Yesterday, Today        Breeders Stakes
& Tomorrow                                  flamboro downs                             “Romeo & Juliette” – Opera Hamilton
Niagara Fruit Institute, Stoney Creek       2:45 pm - 6:00 pm                          Hamilton Place
11:00 am - 4:00 pm                          Cost: Free                                 8:00 pm
Cost: Free                                  www.flamborodowns.com                      Cost: $27.00-$90.00
www.niagarafruitinstitute.ca                                                           www.hecfi.com
                                            Haunted Hamilton’s 4th Annual
Halloween Hoe Down                          Campfire Event                             Working Towards a More Bicycle-
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery            Backus Mills Conservation Area             Friendly and Healthier Ontario
11:00 am - 5:00 pm                          5:00 pm - 11:00 pm                         McMaster University Student Centre –
Cost: Pay as you Play                       Cost: $15.00/person incl. food & snacks    CIBC Banquet Hall
www.puddicomefarms.com                      www.hauntedhamilton.com                    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
                                                                                       Cost: $20/member, $40/non-member
                                            Murder at Edgemount                        www.cycleontario.ca
                                            Erland Lee Museum, Stoney Creek
                                            6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
                                            Cost: $25.00
                                            www.erlandlee.com

 Saturday & Sunday, October 22 – 23
 Art Exhibit                                Weekend Pumpkin Patch Fun                  Fall Fun
 Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel   Dyment’s Farm (Dundas)                     Parkside Farms (Waterdown)
 Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square     10:00 am - 5:00 pm                         10:00 am - 6:00 pm
 9.30 am- 5.00 pm                           Cost: per use – visit the website for      Cost: per use – call for more information
 Cost: Free                                 more information                           Phone: 905-689-4829
 www.artshamilton.ca                        www.dyments.com




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                                                                                       SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23



Pumpkinfest – Fundraiser for                Ontario Sirestakes/Flamboro               Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Toronto Marlies
Mountain Kidz Klub                          Breeders Stakes                           Copps Coliseum
Looney Lizard (parking lot)                 flamboro downs                            4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rymal Rd./Upper James                       6:20 pm - 9:30 pm                         Cost: $24/adult, $19/student or senior,
11:00 am - 4:00 pm                          Cost: Free                                $15/child
Cost: Free                                  www.flamborodowns.com                     www.hamiltonbulldogs.com

50th Anniversary
Hill Park Secondary School
11:00 am
905-385-3257 ext. 600
www.hillpark.com

Binbrook Little Theatre
Barefoot in the Park
Memorial Hall
2:00 pm
Cost: $10.00 advance, $12.00 at door
www.bltweb.ca




 Saturday & Sunday, October 22 – 23
 Lindley’s Tiger-Cat Corn Maze              Chrysanthemum Show                        Green Mountain Haunted Hayride
 & Pumpkin Hayrides                         Gage Park Greenhouse                      Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek
 Lindley’s Farm & Market, Ancaster          10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily                  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm                         Cost: Children under 5 free,              Cost: $10/person, 5 and under/free
 Cost: per use – visit the website for      5-12 years old: $2.00,                    www.greenmountainfarm.com
 more information                           13-54 years old: $3.00,
 www.lindleyfarm.com                        55 years and over $2.00                   Feast in the City – 2 Can Dine
                                            www.hamilton.ca/mumshow                   for $50
 Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland                                                            Participating Restaurants in
 & Pumpkin Patch                            Annual Harvest Halloween                  Downtown Hamilton
 Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas                 Hillbilly Hoedown                         Cost: $50.00 (incl tax, gratuities &
 10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Sat)                   Yee Haw Adventure Farm (near African      beverages extra)
 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sun)                   Lion Safari), Flamborough                 Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
 Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),   11:00 am - 6:00 pm                        for more information
 $2.00 (2-4 yrs)                            Cost: $11.00/person, (under 3 yrs free)
 905-628-5280                               www.yeehawadventurefarm.com




For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                                   THROUGHOUT THE WEEK…
                                                                                           October 24th is United Nations Day
                                                                                            Canada’s Healthy Workplace Week


Tuesday October 25th                          Wednesday October 26th                    Thursday October 27th
Author Tea w/ Wayne Choy                      Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Syracuse Crunch     Screening – Little Otik (Otesanek)
Terryberry Library                            Copps Coliseum                            Transit Gallery
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Cost: Free                7:30 pm - 10:30 pm                        8:00 pm
www.hpl.ca                                    Cost: $24/adult, $19/student or senior,   Cost: $5.00/advance, $7.00/door
                                              $15/child                                 *seating limited
Tuesday October 25th                          www.hamiltonbulldogs.com
The Easter Seal Society, Ontario                                                        October 27th – 28th
Sneak Preview of Real Estate                  Wednesday October 26th                    Agnes of God
by Alanna Harkin                              Csardas, Tango of the East                The Players Guild of Hamilton
Theatre Aquarius                              Hamilton Place Theatre                    8:00 pm • Cost: $20.00
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm • $40.00/person            8:00 pm • Cost: $29.50-$59.50             www.stage-door.org/players
Call: 905-522-5171 ext. 22                    www.hecfi.com
                                                                                        Friday October 28th
Tuesday October 25th                          Wednesday October 26th                    Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland &
George Jones                                  Old Fire Hall Opening                     Pumpkin Patch
Hamilton Place Theatre                        w/ Hamilton All Star Jazz Band            Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas
7:30 pm • Cost: $61.00-$66.50                 Old Fire Hall Arts Centre                 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
www.hecfi.com                                 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm                        Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),
                                              For information: 905-304-7469 or          $2.00 (2-4yrs)
Tuesday October 25th                          info@theatreancaster.com                  905-628-5280
Skyway Connection Chorus, Open House
Church of the Redeemer                        October 26th – 27th                       Friday October 28th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm                            By Design – Fine Craft Sale               Green Mountain Haunted Hayride
Cost: Free (donation for local food bank)     McMaster Museum of Art                    Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek
905-664-4076                                  11:00 am - 7:00 pm (Oct.26th)             2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
                                              11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Oct. 27th)            Cost: $10/person, Free/5 and under
October 25th & 27th                           Cost: Free                                www.greenmountainfarm.com
Options Career Conference for                 www.mcmaster.ca/museum
Unemployed/Underemployed Women                                                          Friday October 28th
Hamilton Convention Centre                    October 26th – 31st                       Ontario Sirestakes/Flamboro Breeders Stakes
9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Cost: Free                “Real Estate”, by Allana Harkin           flamboro downs
www.optionsconference.ca                      Theatre Aquarius                          2:45 pm - 6:00 pm • Cost: Free
                                              Cost: $26.00-$48.00                       www.flamborodowns.com
Wednesday October 26th                        For show times contact: 905-522-7529
Chess @ the Gardens                           or www.theatreaquarius.org                Friday October 28th
RBG Centre                                                                              The FEAST Dinner
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm                            Thursday October 27th                     Art Gallery of Hamilton
Cost: Call 905-527-1158- x521                 McMaster University – Health Sciences     6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
www.rbg.ca                                    Annual Library Auction “Stayin’ Alive”    Cost: $90 (all inclusive)
                                              Carmen’s Dinner Theatre                   www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Wednesday October 26th                        6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fundraising Dinner – An Evening w/ Bob Rae    Cost $100/person ($40 tax receipt)        Friday October 28th
(Banyan Community Service)                    www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/pubrel/auction.pdf    Binbrook Little Theatre, Memorial Hall
Carmen’s Banquet & Convention Centre                                                    Barefoot in the Park, 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm • Cost: $150.00            Thursday October 27th                     Cost $10.00 advance, $12.00 at door
                                              Poetry Workshop                           www.bltweb.ca
Wednesday October 26th                        Central Library
Trillium Award Ceremony & 50th                7:30 pm • Cost: Free                      October 28th – 29th
Anniversary Launch                            www.hpl.ca                                Haunted Historical Halloween
Hamilton City Hall – Council Chambers                                                   Westfield Heritage Village
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm • Cost: Free                                                          6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
www.hamilton.ca/parks/horticulture/trillium                                             Cost: : $8.50/Adults, $7.50/Seniors,
                                                                                        $4.50/6-12yrs., Free/Under 5
                                                                                        www.westfieldheritage.ca


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                                                               MONDAY – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24-28



October 28th – 29th                         To October 30th                            To October 31st
Waves from the Past – A Guided Lantern      Art Exhibit                                Women’s Art Association of Hamilton
Hike on the Hamilton Waterfront             Harold Klunder and Fiona Kinsella          Select Show
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm                           Transit Gallery                            Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
Cost: Free (Admission to the Parks Canada   Call for hours and costs                   1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marine Discovery Centre applies)            905-522-1299                               Cost: $3.00/Adults, $2.00/Children
www.pc.gc.ca                                www.transitgallery.ca                      www.hamilton.ca/museums

October 28th – 30th                         To October 31st                            To October 31st
Hamilton East Kiwanis Haunted House         Exhibit – Vineyard Landscapes              World of Train Collectibles
MacFrugal’s (downstairs)                    Simon Wilson                               Hamilton Museum of Steam and
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm                           J.W. Bush Gallery                          Technology
Cost: $2.00/person                          5-9 pm Tues- Fri & 12-5 pm Sat-Sun         Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
www.kboysandgirlsclub.com                   Cost: Free                                 Cost: Regular museum admission rates
                                            www.jwbushgallery.blogspot.com             www.hamilton.ca
Monday October 31st
Mohawk Red Carpet Days Open House           To October 31st                            To October 31st (ongoing)
Mohawk College – Fennel Campus              Art Exhibit                                Exhibit – The Feast: Food in Art
8:30 am - 12:30 pm                          Jessica Hiemstra van der Horst             Art Gallery of Hamilton
Cost: Free                                  Central Library – 4th Floor                Regular Art Gallery Hours
www.mohawkcollege.ca                        Regular Library Hours                      Cost: Free
                                            Cost: Free                                 www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Monday October 31st                         www.hpl.ca
Halloween Sidewalk Parade                                                              To October 31st (ongoing)
Between East 24th St. & Upper Wentworth     To October 31st                            Exhibit – Heaven and Earth Unveiled:
1:00 pm (approximately)                     Memorabilia Display                        European Treasures from the
Cost: Free                                  50th Anniversary of the Royal              Tanenbaum Collection
www.concessionstreet.com                    Canadian Dance Society                     Art Gallery of Hamilton
                                            Central Library                            Regular Art Gallery Hours
Monday October 31st                         Regular Library Hours                      Cost: $12.00/Adult, General
Halloween Party                             Cost: Free                                 www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum            www.hpl.ca
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm                                                                      To October 31st (ongoing)
Cost: (pre-register) $12.00/child 6-9yrs    To October 31st                            Exhibit – Atelier: Jane Adeney
www.hamilton.ca/museums                     Art Exhibit                                Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH)
                                            Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel   Regular Gallery Hours
To October 30th                             Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square     Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)
Chrysanthemum Show                          9.30 a.m.- 5.00 p.m                        www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
Gage Park Greenhouse                        Cost: Free
10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily                    www.artshamilton.ca                        To October 31st (ongoing)
Cost: Children under 5 free,                                                           Exhibit – Aganetha Dyck: Walking Closet
5-12 years old: $2:00, 13-54 years old:     To October 31st                            Art Gallery of Hamilton
$3:00, 55 years and over: $2:00             “Bestworks” Craft Show                     Regular Gallery Hours
www.hamilton.ca/mumshow                     Textures Craftsworks                       Cost: Free (Courtesy of Orlick Industries Inc.)
                                            Business Hours                             www.artgalleryofhamilton.com
To October 30th                             Cost: Free
The Togo Salmon Centenary Exhibition        905-523-0636
McMaster Museum of Art,
McMaster University
Visit the website for hours of operation
www.mcmaster.ca/museum




For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
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                                                                                        SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29



FAME Halloween Mayhem                       Harry Potter’s Halloween in                  Binbrook Little Theatre
McIntyre Theatre – Mohawk College           Downtown Hamilton                            Barefoot in the Park
9:00 am - 10:00 pm                          Gore Park                                    Memorial Hall
Cost: $15.00/pre-judging, $30.00/final      12:00 pm - 4:00 pm                           6:30 pm (dinner) 8:00 pm (performance)
www.fameworldtour.com                       Cost: Free                                   Cost: $25.00 dinner/theatre
                                            www.downtownhamilton.org                     www.bltweb.ca
Trick or Treat at the Market
Hamilton Farmers’ Market                    Agnes of God                                 Twilight Tales Lantern Tour
10:00 am - 1:00 pm                          The Players Guild of Hamilton                Battlefield House Museum
Cost: Free                                  2:00 pm & 8:00 pm                            7:00 pm
                                            Cost: $20.00/performance                     Cost: $8.00/adult, $5.00/child
Pumpkin Fest                                www.stage-door.org/players                   Pre-registration required
Bennett’s Country Style Market                                                           905-662-8458 or battlefield@hamilton.ca
10:00 am - 4:00 pm                          Meet Author Kenneth Opal
Cost: Pay as you Play                       Westdale Library                             Haunted Hamilton’s 4th Annual
                                            2:00 pm                                      Halloween Costume Ball
Pumpkin Carving Contest                     Cost: Free                                   Hamilton’s Historical Customs House
Mountain Drive Park                         www.hpl.ca                                   7:30 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00pm                                                                        Cost: $20.00/person (19+)
Cost: Free (please bring canned             Annual Pumpkin Carving Night                 Tickets must be purchased in advance
good donation)                              Waterloo-Oxford Cooperative Inc. (Lynden)    905-529-4327
www.concessionstreet.com                    4:00 pm                                      www.hauntedhamilton.com
                                            Cost: Free
Scarecrow Saturday                          www.waterloo-oxford.com                      Fred Eaglesmith & the Flying
Cross St. to John St.                                                                    Squirrels
(Downtown Dundas)                           Haunted Historical Halloween                 Hamilton Place, Studio Theatre
11:00 am - 3:00 pm                          Westfield Heritage Village                   8:00 pm
Cost: Free                                  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm                            Cost: $22.50
www.downtowndundas.ca                       Cost: $8.50/Adults, $7.50/Seniors,           www.hecfi.ca
                                            $4.50/6-12yrs., Free/Under 5
Halloween Hoe Down                          www.westfieldheritage.ca
Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Pay as you Play
www.puddicomefarms.com


 Saturday & Sunday, October 29 – 30
 Art Exhibit                                Fall Fun                                     Hanes Corn Maze, Farmland &
 Painting by Hamilton Artist Mathew Tegel   Parkside Farms, Waterdown                    Pumpkin Patch
 Arts Hamilton Gallery – Jackson Square     10:00 am - 6:00 pm                           Hanes Farm, #5 Hwy, Dundas
 9.30 am - 5.00 pm                          Cost: per use – call for more information    10:00 am - 9:00 pm (Sat)
 Cost: Free                                 Phone: 905-689-4829                          10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sun)
 www.artshamilton.ca                                                                     Cost: $8.00 (13 yrs+), $5.50 (5-12 yrs),
                                            Lindley’s Tiger-Cat Corn Maze &              $2.00 (2-4yrs)
 Weekend Pumpkin Patch Fun                  Pumpkin Hayrides                             905-628-5280
 Dyment’s Farm, Dundas                      Lindley’s Farm & Market, Ancaster
 10:00 am – 5:00 pm                         10:00 am - 4:00 pm                           Chrysanthemum Show
 Cost: per use - visit the website for      Cost: per use – visit the website for        Gage Park Greenhouse
 more information                           more information                             10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
 www.dyments.com                            www.lindleyfarm.com                          Cost: Children under 5 free,
                                                                                         5 -12 years old: $2.00, 13 - 54 years old:
                                                                                         $3.00, 55 years and over $2.00
                                                                                         www.hamilton.ca/mumshow


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                                                                                                           SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30



Family Fun Day                                      Tales in the Garden –                                 Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Hershey Bears
Art Gallery of Hamilton                             Symphony Hamilton                                     Copps Coliseum
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm                                  Royal Botanical Gardens                               7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: $5.00/family (max. 6 people),                 3:00 pm                                               Cost: $24/adult, $19/student or senior,
$2.00 for additional persons                        Cost: $25.00/adults,                                  $15/child
www.artgalleryofhamilton.com                        $10.00/Seniors &, Students,                           www.hamiltonbulldogs.com
                                                    $5.00/Children under 12
Pilgrimage Walk 2005                                www.rbg.ca
Start at Christ the King Parish Hall
to St. Mary’s High School
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
www.hwcdsb.ca




 Saturday & Sunday, October 29 – 30
 Annual Harvest Halloween Hillbilly                  Green Mountain Haunted Hayride                       Hamilton East Kiwanis
 Hoedown                                             Green Mountain Farm, Stoney Creek                    Haunted House
 Yee Haw Adventure Farm (near African                2:00 pm - 9:00 pm                                    MacFrugal’s (downstairs)
 Lion Safari), Flamborough                           Cost: $10/person, 5 and under/free                   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 11:00 am - 6:00 pm                                  www.greenmountainfarm.com                            Cost: $2.00/person
 Cost: $11.00/person, (under 3yrs free)                                                                   www.kboysandgirlsclub.com
 www.yeehawadventurefarm.com




 For more information and up to date event listings visit www.myhamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY
 The City of Hamilton and Tourism Hamilton have produced the above listings as a courtesy to event organizers. The City of Hamilton and Tourism
 Hamilton are not the organizers of the events listed in this publication and assume no responsibility for any errors and are not liable for any damages of
 any kind resulting from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained herein. Further, the City of Hamilton and Tourism Hamilton assume no respon-
 sibility for any damages or personal injury of any kind resulting from attending the events listed in this publication.


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                                                                                Experience Hamilton!


Undiscovered Culture in Hamilton
Hamilton may have been built on              of-towners may know it best as a            engaging and entertaining shows.
steel but our heritage includes a            17,500-seat hockey arena that is
                                                                                         The Player’s Guild, founded in
softer, cultural side that enchants          home to the Hamilton Bulldogs
                                                                                         1929, has helped create
everyone who sees it.                        but it’s also a terrific concert
                                                                                         Hamilton’s rich tradition of ama-
                                             venue that has welcomed head-
Art, marvellous museums, great                                                           teur theatre. From September to
                                             line acts ranging from rock and
music, live theatre and lively                                                           May enjoy world-class productions
                                             roll greats to operatic giants.
nightlife, you can enjoy them all                                                        at Theatre Aquarius at the
here and give your family and                Music has always moved Hamilton.            Dofasco Centre of the Arts,
friends rave reviews. This year, the         You can catch live acts in places           Hamilton’s professional theatre.
city’s cultural heart is the dazzling        like Hess Village, Augusta Street
new Art Gallery of Hamilton.                 and some of the downtown clubs.             It’s a fun way to unwind after a
                                                                                         day of seeing the sights or getting
It’s the third largest public gallery        The Hamilton Philharmonic                   in touch with Hamilton’s heritage
in Ontario and home to one of the            Orchestra features world-                   at places like the McMaster
most diverse collections in Canada.          renowned conductors, guest artists          Museum of Art, Dundurn Castle,
It’s a feast for the eyes, just as           and talented local performers.              Whitehern, the Museum of Steam
Hamilton Place, located right next                                                       and Technology, the Hamilton
                                             Opera Hamilton’s productions and
door, can be a feast for the ears                                                        Children’s Musuem, Battlefield
                                             the Boris Brott Musical Festival are
and has a history rich with enter-                                                       House, Westfield Heritage Village,
                                             truly “a journey for the senses.”
tainment milestones. With seating
                                             Symphony Hamilton performs four             Fieldcote Memorial Park and the
for 2,181 in the Great Hall, and 350
                                             large-scale concerts each season.           Canadian Warplane Heritage
in the Studio Theatre, Hamilton
                                                                                         Museum.
Place hosts a wide array of world-           There’s theatre here too. For more
class performances, including                than 40 years, Hamilton Theatre
drama, opera, comedy, dance, and             Inc. has consistently produced
A-list musical acts.                         professional and entertaining
                                             Broadway shows.
Nearby, Copps Coliseum has
entertainment history too. Out-              Dundas Little Theatre mounts



 Did you know…
 Did you know that the six communities       Did you know that Italian is spoken by      children into Junior Audubon Clubs
 now called the City of Hamilton make        27,785 Hamilton residents, one of many      across Canada during the 1930’s.
 Hamilton the 9th largest city in Canada     ethnic communities in a city where you
                                                                                         Did you know that McMaster has been
 with a population of over 500,000?          can also hear languages like Portuguese,
                                                                                         named Canada’s Research University of
                                             German, Chinese and many others?
 Did you know that Hamilton has over two                                                 the Year for 2004 and is busy developing
 dozen golf courses and that the Bell        Did you know that the Hamilton              an old industrial site into McMaster
 Canadian Open is coming back to the         Naturalists’ Club traces its history back   Innovation Park, a vital component of the
 Hamilton Golf and Country Club in 2006?     to the founding of the Hamilton Bird        university’s plans to make Hamilton an
                                             Protection Society in 1919? Its early       international centre for discovery, and for
 Did you know that this is the 111th
                                             achievements include the designation of     Canada’s knowledge-based economy?
 anniversary of the Around the Bay Road
                                             Cootes Paradise as a nature reserve in
 Race, which is three years older than the
                                             1927, and the organization of 34,000
 Boston Marathon?

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                                                                                  Experience Hamilton!


Undiscovered Outdoors and Scenic Trails
Our “green” side is our best-kept             and summer, the escarpment is a                be a sign saying, “Welcome to
secret; Hamilton has a great out-             green, tree-lined escape from urban            Paradise.”
doors! There’s a wonderful world              hustle and bustle; in the autumn its
                                                                                             The gardens were formally estab-
of water, woods and wildlife here,            hillsides are ablaze with yellow,
                                                                                             lished in 1941 and today they’re
all within minutes of downtown.               orange and gold; and in winter,
                                                                                             among the world’s largest. The
                                              those cascades and waterfalls
So jump in your car, take the HSR,                                                           1093-hectare (2,700 acres) site
                                              sparkle silver with ice and snow.
hop on your bike, lace up your                                                               includes four nature sanctuaries,
sneakers, or strap on your roller             For visitors and residents alike,              more than 40,000 species of
blades and get ready to leave the             that translates into hiking, biking            plants, the world’s largest collec-
urban landscape behind. In no                 or roller-blading along extensive              tion of lilacs and almost a hectare
time, you can be hiking or biking,            amount of paths and trails that                of roses. Of course you don’t have
or fishing, or birding, swimming              can take you either along the                  to be a birdwatcher or naturalist
and boating.                                  escarpment or down to the                      to know that life around
                                              water’s edge at Cootes Paradise,               Hamilton can be better outdoors.
Nature laid the groundwork by
                                              the Bay and Lake Ontario.
creating the Niagara Escarpment,                                                             Whether you’re interested in
Lake Ontario and Cootes Paradise.             The Bruce Trail is probably the                camping, hiking, swimming, boat-
Hard work and conservation-mind-              most famous, a 782-kilometre                   ing, cross-country skiing or just
ed people have done the rest.                 journey that snakes along the                  getting a little closer to nature,
                                              escarpment from Queenston, on                  you can do it here, you can even
How many cities do you know that
                                              the Niagara River, all the way to              go on safari. The African Lion
include part of an area designated
                                              Tobermory, on Georgian Bay.                    Safari is just a short drive away
a World Biosphere by the United
                                                                                             and you’ll see big cats, elephants,
Nations within their boundaries?              Our Royal Botanical Gardens are
                                                                                             rhinos and other critters like
                                              home to the Bruce Trail Associ-
We do! The Niagara Escarpment –                                                              you’ve never seen them before,
                                              ation’s headquarters but that’s
we call it the mountain – divides                                                            wandering free in the game parks.
                                              just one small part of the RBG’s
Hamilton topographically and pro-                                                            It may not be Africa, but you don’t
                                              appeal.
vides the backdrop for more than                                                             need much imagination to feel
60 cascades and waterfalls. In spring         Somewhere, there should really                 like it is. Those are BIG kitties!



 Did you know…
 Did you know that Silas Smith began          speciality shops, interspersed with cafes      has made it home to the Canadian
 farming in 1787 and during the War of        and purveyors of innovative cuisine?           Football Hall of Fame, the official home
 1812 soldiers bought produce from the                                                       of the Grey Cup?
                                              Did you know that Ottawa Street is a
 farm which then evolved in 1882 to
                                              can’t-miss shopping stop for anyone            Did you know that you can see pottery
 become the first Canadian company to
                                              looking for textiles, fabrics or home décor    demonstrations by Donn Zver, a world-
 make and ship pure jam? Eight gener-
                                              and that Tim Horton’s store #1 yes – the       renowned potter, whose work is
 ations later, E.D. Smith is still run by a
                                              original location – was born on this street?   exhibited worldwide?
 Smith.
                                              Did you know that Stoney Creek Dairy is        Did you know that the Canadian music
 Did you know it is the 25th anniversary
                                              famous for its ice cream and is a great        industry’s most prestigious award, The
 of the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas?
                                              place to enjoy treats like old-fashioned       Juno, was designed and crafted by well-
 Did you know that Locke Street, minutes      banana splits and thick creamy shakes?         know glass artist Shirley Elford at her
 from downtown, offers antique and                                                           studio located in Stoney Creek?
                                              Did you know Hamilton’s love of football

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                                                      Be a tourist
                                                        in your
                                                       own city
                                   October 29 and 30 Discover the City and
                                save at local attractions. Log on to
                                www.myhamilton.ca for information.
                                   Are you trying to decide what to do in
                                Hamilton? Here’s a plan – stroll on over to the
                                Tourism Hamilton offices for free travel informa-
                                tion, tour planning assistance, brochures and
                                maps. We’ll help you find all the exciting attrac-
                                tions – museums, restaurants and shopping areas,
                                theatres, festivals and night life.
                                   Our street-front offices, located in Hamilton’s
                                historic Pigott Building, are open Monday to
                                Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to answer all
                                your questions and help you plan your visit.
                                                                                              York Blvd.                                                                                                      Wilson St.




                                                                                                                                                                                             Hughson St. N.
                                 Caroline St. South




                                                      Staybridge Suites                Copps Coliseum
                                                        by Holiday Inn                  Arena & Trade                                                                                                         Rebecca St.
                                                                                           Complex                                                                     James St. N.
                                                                          Bay St. N.




                                                        Market St.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Catharine St. N.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mary St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John St. N.
                                                                                                   Sheraton                                                                           King William St.
                                                                                                   Hamilton                                             Lloyd D.
                                                                                                    Hotel                                               Jackson
                                                                                                                                                        Square

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                                                                                             Art Gallery                    Hamilton                                                                st
                                                                                                                                                          Tourism
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                                                                                             of Hamilton                   Convention                                                  Gore     Park
                                                                                                                                                                       James St. S.




                                                                                                                                                          Hamilton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John St. S.
                                                                                                                             Centre                                                    King St. East
                                                                          Bay St. S.
                                 Caroline St. South




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ramada Plaza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hotel




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catharine St. S
                                                                                                                            Hamilton
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                                                                                                                             Place

                                                                                                Main St. West                                                                                                    Main St. East

                                                                                            Hamilton
                                                                                            City Hall




                                Validated parking at James St. South parking lot (next door
                                to the Information Centre).


                                Tourism Hamilton Information Centre
                                34 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2X8
                                905-546-2666 or 1-800-263-8590
                                Fax: 905-546-2667 • Email: tourism@hamilton.ca




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