Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations and activities. Westfield has more than thirty-five historical buildings to visit, including log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s shop. Step up to the counter at the General Store for sweet treats and stop by the Gift Shop for unique finds. You can also enjoy Westfield’s trails and natural areas, set on 500 beautiful acres. For more information visit www.westfieldheritage.ca
Westfield Heritage Village, Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON, Canada
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 28, June 4, 11, 25, 12:30 – 4:00 pm
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON L0R 1X0
Every Sunday and public holiday from March to the end of October you can immerse
yourself in Westfield’s unique historic setting. Authentically costumed volunteers will
take you back to earlier times and places through fun and educational demonstrations
and activities. Westfield has more than thirty-five historical buildings to visit, including
log homes, a one room schoolhouse, railway station, print shop, inn and cabinetmaker’s
shop. Step up to the counter at the General Store for sweet treats and stop by the Gift
Shop for unique finds. You can also enjoy Westfield’s trails and natural areas, set on
500 beautiful acres. For more information visit www.westfieldheritage.ca
Christie Antique & Vintage Show May 27, 8:00am-5:00pm Christie Lake Conservation Area 1000 Highway 5 West, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 5E2 Canada’s favourite antique & vintage show with hundreds of dealers and almost 10 acres of treasures to be discovered. Here you'll find china, jewellery, golf items, tins, scientific instruments, folk art, postcards, native artifacts, Canadiana, fine art, nostalgia items, furniture and much, MUCH more! Food vendors on site for a snack or meal. Rain or shine. Admission fee applies. For more information visit www.christieshow.ca
Hamilton currently hosts hundreds of sports events, meetings and conferences annually which represent tens of millions of dollars in local economic impact.
Tourism Hamilton works closely with local residents involved in bringing conferences, meetings, and sports events to the city and is hoping to reach out to even more local ambassadors interested in bringing their event to Hamilton.
Tune in to AM900 CHML on Tuesday May 30th (between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.) for a special live broadcast from the Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre in the Lister Building to learn more on how to work with the Tourism Hamilton to host an event in Hamilton.
City of Hamilton and Tourism Hamilton staff, key tourism industry representatives, and leading convention and sport planners will be speaking with Bill Kelly and Scott Thompson throughout the day about Hamilton’s tourism landscape and how to book a successful event in the city.
For more information on how we can assist, please contact: http://www.tourismhamilton.com/
OVER THE EDGE - EXPERIENCE HAMILTON FROM A WHOLE NEW ANGLE!
Over the Edge is your one and only opportunity to rappel in the heart of Downtown Hamilton. Make your childhood dreams of being a superhero a reality as you rappel 26 storeys down Hamilton's tallest commercial building -- all in support Big Brothers Big Sisters! You can register as an individual, a team, or pool together and nominate a participant. Only 76 spots are available.
Thursday June 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NOTE: Rappel spots will be booked once a minimum $800 fundraising goal is achieved.)
INCLEMENT WEATHER DATE
In case of inclement weather on our scheduled event date, please reserve Friday June 2, 2017 for your rescheduled rappel.
100 King Street West is Hamilton's tallest commercial building, standing at 26 storeys, 103 meters or 338 feet tall! The rappel site is in the heart of Downtown Hamilton, attached to Jackson Square.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Each rappeller must raise a minimum of $1,000 in pledges to participate. (Once you have raised $800 in pledges, you are eligible to schedule your rappel time slot. See "booking your rappel time slot" below).
You can register as an individual, a team, or pool together and nominate a participant. Anyone who is 12-years of age or older and weighs between 100 and 300 pounds is able to participate.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY!
Over the Edge is 100% safe! The staff at Over the Edge have hosted hundreds of rappelling events with tens of thousands of participants, and a 100% safety record. Before each participant rappels, they are trained and coached by professional Over the Edge staff. Over the Edge is a third-party company that provides all technical aspects for the event including insurance, professional staff, industrial equipment and a comprehensive site safety and building inspection preceding the event.
Every dollar you raise is an investment in our "BIG PICTURE!" and youth. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, our “big picture” is to ensure that each child in need of a mentor has the support and guidance necessary for a happy and productive future. Our work is as elementary as adding friendship to a child’s life, yet its effects can last forever. We are proud to have mentored over 1,400 children last year. Click here for our 2016 Community Report.
BOOKING YOUR RAPPEL TIME SPOT
We are able to book your rappel spot once you have reached the $800 fundraising level. Rappel time slots are secured with the understanding that the participant reaches the $1,000 minimum fundraising goal by the event date.
Participants who have fundraised but have not yet reached $800 one week prior to event date will be asked to secure their slot by putting down a deposit* for the difference.
If you have not raised a significant pledge amount one month out of the event, you may have your rappel spot re-allocated to an individual on our waitlist.
If you are fundraising offline, please enter these donations on your fundraising webpage. Big Brothers Big Sisters must receive offline donations prior to booking your rappel time.
*The deposit will be refunded to the participant once BBBSHB has received the difference in pledges
MATCHING GIFTS PROGRAM
One of the easiest ways to maximize your fundraising is through your employers Matching Gift Program. A matching gift is a charitable gift made toward a non-profit organization by a matching donor, such as an employer. For example, if you pledge yourself $50, your employer may match that. In some cases, your employer will match pledges you raise. For example, if you raise $500 in pledges, your employer may match that.
JUST 4 DAYS TO EARLY BIRD!
TORONTO, May 1, 2017 - The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) announced today that just 4 days remain to the Early Bird Deadline in the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery and remaining tickets are selling fast.
Supporters have only until Midnight, Friday (May 5) to get their tickets to be eligible to win the Early Bird prize – a $1.1 Million lakefront cottage in The Kawarthas, a 2017 Sea Ray Boat and $50,000 Cash.
“Princess Margaret has a strong tradition of selling out early. We encourage everyone to get their tickets now to avoid disappointment. One lucky ticketholder will be enjoying this spectacular Linwood custom-built cottage this summer!” commented Paul Alofs, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
Net proceeds from this mega-fundraiser will help support discoveries and new treatments at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation launched its spectacular Home Lottery today, featuring the Biggest Grand Prize. Ever.
The Biggest Grand Prize is valued at $5.5 Million and includes:
$4.3 Million King City Showhome
$700,000 Muskoka Lakefront Cottage
And $500,000 CASH
One lucky ticketholder will win it all!
It’s the biggest grand prize ever offered in a charitable lottery.
Other big prizes include:
Early Bird Prize - a $1.1 Million Lakefront Cottage in The Kawarthas, complete with Sea Ray boat and $50,000 Cash;
Biggest Bonus Prize Ever – a fully furnished, professionally decorated downtown Toronto Condo valued at $686,990 plus $50,000 Cash.
$1.5 Million showhome in Markham,
a four-season recreational property in Collingwood
chic condos in Markham and Toronto.
the latest vehicle models, vacations to the world’s most desirable locations and more.
The Princess Margaret Home Lottery also includes the World’s Biggest 50/50 Add-on and the 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar.
It’s one big prize after another.
“The community’s support of the Princess Margaret Lottery programs provides critical funding for research breakthroughs at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and helps us advance new treatments,” commented Paul Alofs, President & CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. “This year’s Home Lottery is simply the best ever. We are delighted to offer our valuable supporters the Biggest Grand Prize Ever. Tickets won’t last long!”
Net proceeds from this mega-fundraiser will help support discoveries and new treatments at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.
For more info and tickets visit PrincessMargaretlotto.com
WALTER GRETZKY STREET HOCKEY TOURNAMENT RETURNS FOR AN 11TH YEARBRANTFORD, ON – (release date) – The summer’s most anticipated street hockey tournament is back! 2017 marks the 11th annual Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament, taking place June 2-4, 2017 at BHi Brantford and Lion’s Park in Brantford, Ontario.
Every year, teams travel from across Ontario and the United States to participate in this amazing event. In 2010, the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament established a Guinness World Record for the largest street hockey tournament in the world! Teams will compete in a variety of youth, adult, and corporate divisions that are perfect for any age or skill level across more than 20 rinks.
Ball Hockey International General Manager, Chad Asselstine said, “Ball Hockey International is pleased to once again be part of the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament. We look forward to this event every year; it’s great to see so many people playing a sport we love, all for a great cause.”
As in previous years, funds from the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament go to the Ontario Lung Association to support their many lung health initiatives. In Ontario, more than 2.4 million people live with a serious lung disease. To date, this tournament has raised over $100,000 to assist in finding a cure, and help people breathe easier.
“We love having so many people come and enjoy the Brantford area while having fun playing street hockey,” said Lung Association Fund Development Coordinator, Sandy Lee. “This tournament has been a huge contributor in raising awareness and funds to fight lung disease and we are looking forward to another great event.”
If your business is interested in playing or showcasing your products at this year’s tournament please contact Manager of Business Development, Bryan McGahey at 647 404 0159 or email@example.com.
TOURNAMENT INFO:WHAT: 11th Annual Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament
WHERE: June 2-4, 2017
WHERE: BHi Brantford and Lion’s Park – 20 Edge Street – Brantford, Ontario
REGISTRATION INFO: To register your team online at http://tournaments.ballhockeyinternational.ca/, call 519 759 2255, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Hortons Field, Melrose Avenue North, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Supercrawl and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats present Home Field, a massive day of music taking place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the West Side Studio at Tim Hortons Field.
A landmark concert event, Home Field welcomes Warner Music Canada recording artists and seven-time JUNO Award winners Billy Talent. The Mississauga band’s explosive headlining performance will be one of their final Canadian live dates of 2017.
Billy Talent is currently touring in support of Afraid of Heights, their new studio album. The album, the band’s first in five years, topped the Canadian Nielsen Soundscan Top Albums chart upon its release last July, marking the fourth consecutive #1 album for the group.
In the 13 years since their inception, Billy Talent have sold nearly one million albums in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums internationally. Their albums Billy Talent I and II and III have all received multi-platinum certifications, with platinum status for the last studio album Dead Silence. The band has enjoyed tremendous success at Canadian rock radio where they have had three #1 hits that combined for 20 weeks at the top spot, six Top 5 hits, and six Top 10 hits.
Electrifying rock 'n' roll trio Danko Jones provide direct support. Legendary pop-punk stars Teenage Head and all-star hardcore squad Rules kick things off.
This will be the inaugural event hosted by the West Side Studio at Tim Hortons Field — a transformation from full stadium to an intimate 7,000-capacity west-stand venue with unparalleled sight lines and exceptional production values. Home Field will also be the first full-scale concert hosted by Tim Hortons Field since 2014.
Tickets to Home Field range in price from $35 to $99 plus applicable fees and charges, available through Ticketmaster.
Home Field is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.
Gear Buy and Trade June 10 Valens Lake Conservation Area 1691 Regional Road 97 (R.R.#6), Flamborough, Ontario N1R 5S7 Do you have old or new camping or trailer equipment, or are you looking to add some equipment to your supplies? For more information call 905-525-2183 or email email@example.com
Opening Weekend June 10 Wild Waterworks Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8 What better way than to start your summer than a day at Wild Waterworks?! Splash around and enjoy a day filled with fun in the sun! Enter to win one of 2 Family of Four Season Passes for 2017 season. For more information, visit www.wild-waterworks.com, phone 905-547-6141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound of Music Festival is excited to announce The Offspring, along with LIVE will be
headlining the Kick-Off Concert, a ticketed event that launches a week of free music on Burlington’s
Waterfront. The concert offers a one day, one stage show with more bands to be announced in the coming
weeks. The Kick-Off Concert will be held on Saturday, June 10th with gates opening at 1:00 pm, show ending
at 11:00 pm. Tickets are $60 + fees/tax, purchase at soundofmusic.ca now, price will go up.
The Offspring made up of Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada
(drums), are one of rock's most exciting and enduring bands. The Offspring have performed over 1100
shows across the globe and sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their 1994 release Smash remains
the highest-selling album of all-time on an independent label. The original line-up of LIVE, Ed Kowalczyk
(vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums,
percussion), have reunited for a worldwide tour this year and are known as one of the most potent alternative
“We’re very excited to have these bands to Burlington and put on a show of this calibre, the success of
previous Kick-Off concerts is an indication that our fans keep coming for the music,” says Dave Miller,
Executive Director. “This is just the beginning for the Kick-off concert, there is still a whole afternoon of music
to be announced!” says the Festival’s Programming Chair.
The Festival is currently recruiting for volunteers. See soundofmusic.ca/volunteers for further information if
you are interested in applying. The free Father’s Day Weekend concert line-up for June 15-18 will be
announced April 27, 2017
McQuesten High Level Bridge, York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON, Canada
"What people don’t understand, they won’t value; what they don’t value, they won’t protect; and
what they don’t protect, they will lose.”
- Charles Jordan, former US Parks Commissioner
ONE DAY. ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME. A DAY ON THE BRIDGE.
On Sunday June 11, 2017, Celebrate our magnificent natural surroundings while commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday. The historic McQuesten High Level Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic, offering a magnificent vantage point from which to view Cootes Paradise, Hamilton Harbour and the Niagara Escarpment.
A Day On The Bridge will raise funds to purchase and protect land that will become a part of the Cootes To Escarpment EcoPark System, one of the most biologically rich areas of Canada. It will raise awareness of the value of our shared green space and its vital role in our future. Because once it’s gone, we can’t get it back.
For immediate release (March 2017):Raising awareness and funds to purchase and protect land that will become a part of the Cootes To Escarpment EcoPark System
On Sunday June 11, 2017, you’re invited to spend A Day On The Bridge with family, friends and neighbours. For the first time ever, the historic McQuesten High Level Bridge on York Boulevard between Dundurn Castle in Hamilton and the RBG in Burlington, will be closed to traffic for the day. This unique opportunity will allow residents and visitors to enjoy the magnificent view of one of Canada’s most biologically rich areas from an incredible vantage point. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating our natural surroundings, commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday and raising awareness and funds for the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System.
From noon to 5pm, enjoy free activities including arts, music and more. Bring lunch and picnic on the bridge. Or purchase something from one of the local food or drink vendors. We’ll be celebrating a wealth of talent from the Golden Horseshoe … from local artists, and musiciansto area chefs, wineries and craft brewers and more. You’ll find them all on the McQuesten Bridge on June 11th.
“Everyone has a different relationship with nature. For some of us it’s a passion, for others, it’s a passing interest,” said Patrick Bermingham, who has championed the project. “By taking a moment to stop and enjoy the view of nature from the bridge on June 11th, my hope is that we will all be reminded of the beauty and importance of this green space to our cities and our lives. Because if it isn’t protected, it could disappear.
From 5-10pm, the McQuesten Bridge will be transformed for a gala fundraising dinner on the bridge. Tickets for this unique event will help to raise funds to purchase and protect lands in the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System. Enjoy an amazing meal prepared by local chefs, take in the beauty of the area, and help to ensure the continued protection and enjoyment of these lands for years to come.
About Cootes To Escarpment EcoPark System
The Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System is a collaborative initiative of ten local government and non-profit organizations in the Burlington-Hamilton area.
The EcoPark System is a protected, permanent and connected natural lands sanctuary from the Harbour to the Escarpment. The system includes the Royal Botanical Gardens, Dundurn Park, Princess Point and Cootes Paradise. It is home to over 1,500 species of plants and animals. www.cootestoescarpmentecopark.com/keep-it-real
Why do we need to raise money to protect and purchase land for C2E?
As private neighbouring lands become available, we have the opportunity to purchase and protect them, instead of watching them become developed. This would complete a natural corridor between Cootes Paradise and the Niagara Escarpment. Towards the Western end, it is the only place where wildlife can travel between the two without being interrupted by a 400 series highway.
For More information, please contact:
Vice President & Program Manager
A Day On The Bridge Inc
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Woodward Avenue, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
Sunshine Float for Dreams Promises Boatloads of Fun
Registration for the 2nd Annual Sunshine Float for Dreams is now open. This exciting signature event from The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, taking place on Saturday, June 17th, 2017, will bring communities from around Southwestern Ontario together for boatloads of fun on the Grand River. Floating from just South of Paris, ON to Brant Conservation Park, participants in Sunshine Float for Dreams will raise vital funds to support Sunshine Dream Programs – making dreams come true for children across Canada living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
“We’re ready to float!” says Nancy Sutherland, Sunshine’s CEO. “Float for Dreams is a terrific event that everyone can participate in, regardless of ability. Being able to put on a best-in-class fundraiser that our Sunshine Dreamers can take part in means a lot to us and is something we’re very proud of.”
The inaugural event in 2016 raised over $80,000 for Sunshine Dream Programs. With close to 300 participants, the first-of-its-kind event in Ontario was an amazing day of fun in the sun, made possible by vital assistance from local Brantford police, fire and EMS personnel, and numerous volunteers from caring sponsors and business supporters.
“I believe it is vital for business to support community initiatives that make a difference in the lives of others,” says Tim Culliton, President and CEO of Culliton and Float for Dreams participant. “When the Sunshine team introduced me to Float for Dreams and the important mission funded by the event, I knew Culliton needed to get involved. While there are many walks and runs for great causes this was our first river float for charity. The team challenge was a great way to engage our employees and friends, and the fundraising target was easy to achieve. The ‘Culliton Currents’ are ready for 2017!”
In year two, Sunshine Float for Dreams promises to be the hottest fundraising and team-building event of the summer. Teams of friends, family, and co-workers are invited to come together and show their team spirit and team-work skills as they compete in fun on-water challenges. For those a little-less competitive, taking the “scenic-route” and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the 5.5km stretch along the Grand River is a great way to get out in the community and support Sunshine. During the Float After-Party, floaters will enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment provided by local vendors from the region. With lots of fundraising incentives and prizes to be won, Sunshine is sure that registration will fill up quickly.
Register your team today or find out more at www.floatfordreams.ca
Father’s Day June 18 Wild Waterworks Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8 Cool off and celebrate a day with dad and the whole family at Wild Waterworks! Lots of contests and giveaways! Dad gets in free with 2 children day admission purchases, not applicable for sundown rates. For more information, visit www.wild-waterworks.com , phone 905-547-6141 or email email@example.com
Westfield Heritage Village, Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON, Canada
Bring a Picnic for Father’s Day June 18 12:30 – 4:00 pm Westfield Heritage Village 1049 Kirkwall Road, Rockton, ON L0R 1X0 Treat Dad to a day in the country. Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the beautiful, picturesque setting of Westfield. Purchase sweet treats and cool drinks form the General Store. For more information visit www.westfieldheritage.ca
Family Swims June 19-23, 4:00-8:00pm Wild Waterworks Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8 Cool off after your hard day of work with the whole family at Wild Waterworks! Sunset admission rates apply. For more information, visit www.wild-waterworks.com , phone 905-547-6141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodlands Park & Barton Street East from Wentworth Street North to Birch Avenue
Barton Village Festival 2017: Making Barton Street Your Playground
Organizers of the Barton Village Festival are pleased to announce their partnership with Open Streets Hamilton (OSH) for this year’s festival.
Barton Village Festival (BVF) is a free family festival with several stages featuring local entertainment, great children’s activities, a variety of vendors, and now a car-free Barton Street. The festival’s been held in Woodlands Park for two years, with great success and support.
The next logical step to make the BVF even better is to partner with OSH and close a few blocks of Barton Street East right on the doorstep of Woodlands Park. This will encourage more modes of active transportation while also giving us lots of room to showcase the many wonderful Hamilton assets.
Open Streets Hamilton has been attracting thousands to a car-free James St North for 10 years now. This June 24th, it’s time to make Barton Street your playground!
We invite you to join us to help plan, support, be a vendor or entertainer, or volunteer at this year’s festival.
Contact email@example.com or 289-682-9472 for more information.
About Barton Village Festival
Our Mission is to bring awareness to and celebrate the potential of Barton Street and draw on the assets located and established along the street.
About Open Streets Hamilton
Open Streets Hamilton is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy, and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience.
What Barton Village Festival
Where Woodlands Park & Barton St East from Wentworth St N to Birch Ave
When June 24, 2017, 11 am to 5 pm
Why Because everyone likes a festival!
Canada Day Celebration July 1 Wild Waterworks Van Wagners Beach Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8 Celebrate Canada Day at Wild Waterworks with flags, pins, stickers. Service persons receive free entry and those wearing red and white will receive $3.00 off admission at the gate not applicable with sundown rates. Join in the fun with Canada themed games and contests! For more information, visit www.wild-waterworks.com , phone 905-547-6141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.