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Dundas legion hosts August dining events

Dundas legion hosts August dining events
The Royal Canadian Legion, Valley City Branch 36, is hosting two more dining events in August.The Royal Canadian Legion, Valley City Branch 36, is hosting two more dining events in August.

The Royal Canadian Legion, Valley City Branch 36, has two dining events in August that are open to the public.

On Friday, Aug. 12, the Dundas legion is hosting a wing night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy one pound of chicken wings in mild, medium, hot or honey garlic sauce, with veggies and dip, for $12.

Fries are also available for an extra $3.

On Sunday, Aug. 21, the legion is hosting a family barbecue. The branch opens at 2:30 p.m., with the barbecue running from 4 to 6 p.m.

Menu options include a steak dinner ($15); a chicken dinner ($12); and a hamburger dinner ($9).

Available sides are a hamburger ($5); a baked potato ($3); and coleslaw ($1).

The legion is located at 280 King St. W. in Dundas.

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Trews to headline Fort Erie’s Canada Summer Games event

Trews to headline Fort Erie’s Canada Summer Games event
The Trews will headline the 13 For 13 Cultural Event Aug. 12 at Old Fort Erie. The event is being held in conjunction with the Canada Summer Games.

Old Fort Erie will be rockin’ when the Trews come to town.

The Juno Award-winning band is a part of the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival taking place at the Old Fort on Aug. 12 as a part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

The festival, which runs from 3 to 10 p.m. that day is Fort Erie’s contribution to a series of events taking place during the games. All 12 municipalities and Niagara Region are collaborating with all 13 provinces/territories to showcase the unique cultural heritage, entertainment, art, and culinary experiences of each pairing during their assigned special night. The 13 For 13 Cultural Festival will rotate, changing from one municipality to another over 13 days in August.

For the purposes of the festival, Fort Erie has been paired with Nova Scotia. This one-of-a-kind initiative has never been done before by any other Canada Games host. Admission to each of the 13 municipality events will be free. 

In partnership with host sponsor Niagara Parks and provincial partner Tourism Nova Scotia, the Fort Erie event will offer food trucks, local vendors, a liquor licensed area, children’s programming, Scottish heavy sports demonstrations, the Creator’s Game, musical entertainment culminating with the Trews concert.

“What an amazing opportunity for our community to celebrate athletic excellence, cultural heritage, arts, and entertainment on the historically significant grounds of Old Fort Erie,” said Mayor Wayne Redekop. “The history of our nation unfolded here.”

On July 2, the Games torch will be coming to Fort Erie from 9 to 11 a.m., starting with a pep rally at the Crystal Ridge Arena at 99 Ridge Rd. South and conclude with an end-of-run party at the Fort Erie Leisureplex at 3 Municipal Centre Dr.

Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games take place Aug. 6 to 21 at sites across the region.

For event details, visit forterie.ca

 

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Canada Day event at Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard encourages donations for residential school survivors

Canada Day event at Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard encourages donations for residential school survivors
This year's Canada Day event at the Ravine Vineyard Estates Winery marks the return of the annual event since 2019.

With Canada Day just around the corner, the Ravine Vineyard Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake has announced the return of its annual celebration of the country’s confederation this Friday, July 1.

However, in a move that reflects the nation’s growing contention with the holiday as it unpacks troubling aspects of its past and present, the business is asking people to help a national organization aiding survivors of the residential school system.

The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at 1366 York Rd. in St. Davids, featuring an evening of drinks, barbecue-style food, live music, and a large fireworks show starting around 10:15 p.m.

This year, the winery is offering free attendance to the event for those who make a donation to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS), a British Columbia-based organization that provides services to the survivors of Canada’s residential schools and their families, helping them to heal from the trauma many former attendees of the schools experienced.

Tony Milana, general manager of the Ravine Vineyard winery, said the idea came from Paul Harber and the family that owns the winery.

“They’re very conscientious of these issues that have arisen,” Milana said.

Like others in Canada and around the world, they’ve been taking in news since last year’s of the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools across Canada, believed to contain the remains of previously unaccounted for children who attended the schools. 

This countrywide search began after the discovery of a suspected 215 unmarked graves in Kamloops, B.C. on May 27 last year. Last year, many called for the cancellation of Canada Day celebrations to honour those who lost their lives, and conversations around Canada’s legacy continue.

“As Canadians, it’s been a hard thing to swallow,” Milana said.

The winery has set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations (the page is set up to give donations directly to the IRSSS). Since setting up the page on June 24, it’s received nearly $3,000 in donations, out of its goal of $10,000.

“We just want to make sure we’re doing our part,” he said.

The event will also have QR codes on-site on July 1 to allow people to make a cashless donation before entering the vineyard. Those who donate online will be asked to provide proof of their donation when entering the event.

This is the first time Ravine Vineyard is hosting its annual Canada Day fireworks events since 2019, putting off the event for two years due to the pandemic.

Milana said the winery’s team is keeping an eye on the latest news around COVID-19, such as a potential new wave of cases this summer or the spread of the Omicron variant BA.5 in Ontario, and will be trying to host the event as safely as possible.

“We’re very excited about it,” Milana said. “It’s a lot of fun and it’s family fun.”

The winery notes this is a cashless event, and that parking on-site is limited. There will be spots available around the property for attendees to lay blankets or set up chairs.

For more information, including the food and drink menu, visit ravinevineyard.com/events/winery-events, and to donate to the IRSSS for this event, visit gofundme.com/f/indian-residential-school-survivors-society.

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Dundas and surrounding areas host fundraising cycling events

Dundas and surrounding areas host fundraising cycling events
A cyclist on the temporary Hatt Street bikeway shortly after it opened in August 2021

Two fundraising cycling events may impact traffic in and around Dundas, but won’t require any temporary road closures, according to the City of Hamilton.

Ride to Conquer Cancer comes to Dundas and Flamborough June 11 and 12, then ALS Revolution Ride hits Valley Town and Ancaster roads Sunday, Sept. 25.

“They are ‘moving lane occupancies’ with the assistance of Hamilton Police at all controlled intersections,” said city spokesperson Michelle Shantz.

Several Ride to Conquer Cancer routes pass through Dundas and Flamborough June 11 from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 5 p.m., and again June 12 from 6 to 10 a.m.

Affected streets both days include: Brock Road, Harvest Road, Rock Chapel Road, Valley Road, York Road, Olympic Drive and Cootes Drive. Westoby Ice Surface on Olympic is identified as a “cheering station.”

More information on the Ride to Conquer Cancer can be found at: https://ride2conquer.ca/

The September ALS Revolution ride includes two routes, one 40 kilometres and one 90 km, both starting and finishing on Hatt Street at Shawn & Ed Brewing.

Both routes travel through Dundas to Cootes Drive and through Ainslie Wood to Wilson Street in Ancaster and Jerseyville Road, Shaver Road, Book Road, Butter Road, Fiddlers Green Road, and back to Dundas through Ainslie Wood residential streets to the Cootes Drive multi-use trail. The exact route through Dundas was not confirmed by deadline.

More information on the ALS Revolution ride can be found at https://www.revolutionride.ca/

Ride to Conquer Cancer

June 11

Day 1 — Classic Route — Toronto to Hamilton

10 a.m. to noon

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June 11

Day 1 — The Hammer — Toronto to Hamilton

12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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June 12

Day 2 — Classic Route — Hamilton to Niagara Falls

6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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—Maps provided by City of Hamilton

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Wondering if your fave festival or event is returning to Cobourg? Here’s a rundown of coming events

Wondering if your fave festival or event is returning to Cobourg? Here’s a rundown of coming events
A number of festivals, including the Waterfront Festival, and several community events are returning to Cobourg in 2022.

Whether you’re looking to try something new for fun in 2022, or wondering whether your fave spring or summer event is returning to Cobourg, theres lots in the works in coming weeks and months.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the festival, and community and cultural events returning to Cobourg:

Northumberland pro wrestling

May 21, 2022, at the Cobourg Community Centre.

Visit: www.northumberlandpro.com.

Northumberland Players presents “All My Sons”

May 27 to June 12 at the Firehall Theatre.

Visit: www.northumberlandplayers.ca.

Film Access Northumberland: Eye2Eye International Film Festival

June 3 to 5, at the Concert Hall at Victoria Hall.

Visit: www.eventbrite.ca/o/film-access-northumberland-34120103461.

Bike for the Planet: Sustainable Cobourg Bicycle Action committee

June 5, cycle around Cobourg starting at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Victoria Park.

Visit: https://sustainablecobourg.ca/.

Downtown Cobourg welcomes summer

June 9 and June 10, downtown Cobourg.

Visit: www.downtowncobourg.ca.

58th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games

June 17 to 18, at Victoria Park.

Visit: www.cobourghighlandgames.ca.

Silver Salmon Challenge

June 18 to Aug. 27, at the Cobourg Marina.

Visit: https://silversalmonchallenge.com/.

Cobourg Waterfront Festival

July 1 to 3, at Victoria Park and Rotary Harbourfront Park.

Visit: www.waterfrontfestival.ca.

Canada Day celebrations and parade

July 1, in the downtown, Victoria Park, more.

Visit: www.experiencecobourg.ca.

Downtown Cobourg pedestrian friendly walkway

July 8 and 9, downtown Cobourg.

Visit: www.downtowncobourg.ca.

Movies in the park

July 9, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3, at Victoria Park.

Visit: www.experiencecobourg.ca.

Great Pine Ridge region antique and classic car show

July 9, at Victoria Park.

Visit: https://acccc.ca/greatpines.htm.

The Concert Band of Cobourg concerts in the park

Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., starting July 5 to Aug. 30.

Visit: https://www.theconcertbandofcobourg.com/.

Beyond the Blue Box 30th anniversary concert

July 22, at Victoria Park.

Visit: https://beyondthebluebox.com/.

Northumberland Ribfest and Music Festival

Aug. 12 to 15, at Victoria Park.

Visit: https://www.cobourgrotary.ca/northumberland-ribfest/.

Northumberland Festival of the Arts

Sept. 16 to Oct. 2.

Visit: https://festivalofthearts.ca/blog/.

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Egg hunts and other Easter events this week in Hamilton

Egg hunts and other Easter events this week in Hamilton
Easter egg hunts and other events are coming up.

  • Easter egg hunts and other events are coming up.
  • A few Easter egg hunts are planned for 2022 in Hamilton after most were cancelled in 2020 and 2021.

Dundas Lions Easter Egg Hunt

The Dundas Lions Club is holding an Easter egg hunt, along with a craft and used book sale with up to 40 vendors. For more, visit dundaslions.com.

Location and Venue: Dundas Driving Park, 71 Cross St., Dundas Event date and time: Friday, April 15, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Audience: All Ages Price: Easter egg hunt, $1 per child; $5 per family

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Easter Breakfast

The Lynden Lions and Lynden Legion team up to serve an Easter pancake and sausage breakfast on Good Friday. Freewill donation.

Location and Venue: Lynden Legion, 206 Lynden Rd., Flamborough Event date and time: Friday, April 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Audience: All Ages Price: Free

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Stoney Creek Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

The Stoney Creek Lions Club is holding an Easter egg hunt with activities. The event is open to children newborn to age 12. Coffee, tea and pizza will be available. Donations will be collected for cancer research. Pre-registration is not required.

Location and Venue: Stoney Creek Lions Hall, 14 Sherwood Park Rd., Stoney Creek Event date and time: Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Audience: Children Price: Free

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Mountain Kidz Klub Bunny Cruise

Join Mountain Kidz Klub for its bunny cruise at posted stops. The bunny will have a goody bag for each child. Event happening rain or shine, so dress for the weather. For more, visit the Klub’s Facebook page.

Location and Venue: Along Concession Street, Hamilton Mountain Event date and time: Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Audience: All Ages Price: Monetary donation for grocery cards

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Free Easter Luncheon

Buffet style featuring turkey, ham, potatoes, vegetables, bun and gravy with a bottle of water. Five seatings, 40 people per seating, first come, first served.

Location and Venue: Fratellanza Racalmutese Italian Club, 72 Murray St. W., Hamilton Event date and time: Saturday, April 16, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Audience: All Ages Price: Free

More details

 

Although we endeavour to provide the most accurate description of events listing and venues, we are not responsible or liable for errors and omissions in the event description, location or intended audience. If necessary, please contact the event organizer for additional information.

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They’re back! City of Cambridge providing full event calendar in 2022

They're back! City of Cambridge providing full event calendar in 2022
The Scottish Festival will be returning to Cambridge this year after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With most COVID-19 restrictions lifted in the province, Cambridge is booking a full slate of events through the spring to fall.

The events will follow provincial and regional public health restrictions, according to the City of Cambridge, and event organizers will be provided with a copy of the city’s COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor special events.

The city has also cautioned regulations can change at any time and organizers may be required to modify event plans based on provincial or public health guidelines.

Events on the docket for 2022 include:

KIN CARNIVAL — May 26, 5 to 11 p.m.; May 27, 5:30 to 11:59 p.m.; May 29, noon to 11:59 p.m.; May 29, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Riverside Park.

GRAND RIVER MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WALK — May 29, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Preston Memorial Auditorium.

GO BIKE DAY — June 3 and Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 4 to 6 p.m.; Cambridge Bike Park, Riverside Park.

CAMBRIDGE TOUR DE GRAND — June 12, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Churchill Park.

CAMBRIDGE CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS — June 17, 4 to 11 p.m.; Civic Square, Dickson Street, Market Square.

GALT 100 OPEN HOUSE — June 18, 1 to 11 p.m.; Galt Arena Gardens.

GO SKATE DAY — June 21, 4 to 10 p.m.; Forbes Park.

HOT SPRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL — June 25, 1 to 11 p.m., and June 26, noon to 4 p.m.; Central Park.

CAMBRIDGE CELEBRATES CANADA DAY — July 1, 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.; Riverside Park. Midway on July 1, noon to 3 p.m., July 2, noon to 6 p.m., July 3, noon to 6 p.m.; Riverside Park.

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE PERFORMANCES — July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Mill Race Park Amphitheatre.

HESPELER VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL — July 9, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Forbes Park.

CAMBRIDGE SCOTTISH FESTIVAL — July 15 and 16, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Churchill Park.

CAMBRIDGE BIKE PARK AND RIVERSIDE RAIL SKATEBOARD COMPETITION — Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 4 to 6 p.m.; Riverside Rails Skateboard Park, Riverside Park.

CAMBRIDGE ROTARY RIBFEST — Aug. 6, 8 a.m.to 8 p.m.; Hespeler Arena.

FORBES PARK MOVIE NIGHT — Aug. 18, 5 to 11 p.m.; Forbes Park.

CAMBRIDGE FALL FAIR — Sept. 8, 4 to 11 p.m., Sept. 9, 4 to 11:59 p.m., Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Sept. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dickson Park.

FREEDOM VENDOR FESTIVAL — Sept. 16, 4 to 8 p.m., Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 18, noon to 6 p.m.; Riverside Park.

TERRY FOX RUN — Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Riverside Park.

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES — Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; downtown Galt.

CCS CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE — Oct. 2, 6 a.m. to noon; Riverside Park.