The Hamilton Spectator - - FRONT PAGE - Drop a line for char­ity Com­piled by Jen­nifer Moore, The Hamil­ton Spec­ta­tor


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You guessed it. It’s still rain­ing, all weekend

The fourth an­nual Mike Cirino Me­mo­rial Perch Derby is Sunday at Bayfront Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Avid fish­er­man Mike Cirino passed away in 2013 at 47 years of age after a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer but it was Crohn’s dis­ease that he suf­fered with for more than half his life. Pro­ceeds from this event will go di­rectly to Crohn’s and Coli­tis Canada. Adult tick­ets are $15, kids 10 years and un­der are $5. Pur­chase your tick­ets at Bill’s Bait and Tackle, 858 Up­per James St. 905-388-5873 and at the event. The big­gest perch wins $1,000. Plus there are raf­fle and kids prizes. For more de­tails, search for mike­ciri­nofish­ingderby on Face­book

Jane’s Walk

Com­mu­ni­ties are out and about this weekend. Lo­cal cit­i­zens lead free walk­ing tours around the world and Hamil­ton and Burling­ton are no ex­cep­tion. Take a stroll Satur­day or Sunday on one of these cit­i­zen-led tours in­spired by Jane Ja­cobs. The walks get peo­ple to tell stories about their com­mu­ni­ties, ex­plore their cities and con­nect with neigh­bours. For times and more in­for­ma­tion, see

Pack­ing food

Satur­day is the 10th an­nual Fill a Bus, Feed a Fam­ily Food Drive in sup­port of Mis­sion Ser­vices. Vol­un­teers will col­lect non-per­ish­able food do­na­tions from Hamil­ton’s Kirk­endall neigh­bour­hood on Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Jen­nifer Fraser at 289-808-2137 or events@kirke­nall­

Doors Open

Visit 37 of Hamil­ton’s old­est and new­est spa­ces. Or­ga­nized by the Ar­chi­tec­tural Conservancy On­tario Hamil­ton Re­gion Branch in part­ner­ship with the Hamil­ton Burling­ton So­ci­ety of Ar­chi­tects, Doors Open Hamil­ton is cel­e­brat­ing its 15th an­niver­sary. A sam­ple of the 37 open build­ings in­clude: The Cot­ton Fac­tory, Christ’s Church Cathe­dral, EcoHouse (Glen Manor), Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre, Er­land Lee Mu­seum, Hamil­ton Down­town and Moun­tain Mosque, Hamil­ton GO Cen­tre, McMaster Nu­clear Re­ac­tor, AGH and so many more. door­sopenon­­ton.aspx

Falls shut­tle

Satur­day is the start of the shut­tle ser­vice be­tween a large park­ing area just out­side Dun­das and Tew Falls. Vis­i­tors can ac­cess the pop­u­lar con­ser­va­tion area on week­ends and hol­i­days un­til Oct. 29 by tak­ing the shut­tle. All wa­ter­fall park­ing for Spencer Gorge/Web­ster Falls Con­ser­va­tion Area will now be at Mizener’s An­tiques and Flea­mar­ket, lo­cated at 367 High­way 5 West, Dun­das. A shut­tle bus will pick up vis­i­tors and stop at Greensville Op­ti­mist Park (ac­cess to Web­ster Falls) and Tew Falls (ac­cess to Dun­das Peak). Note that there is no trail ac­cess be­tween the two ar­eas due to the clo­sure of the trail sec­tion on pri­vate prop­erty that linked the two wa­ter­falls. Cost for the shut­tle re­mains the same as reg­u­lar park­ing and entry fee, $10 per car and $5 per per­son ad­mis­sion. Visit www.web­sters­


Join Deputy Com­man­der of the Royal Cana­dian Naval Re­serve, Cap­tain (Navy) Ross, at the An­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of the At­lantic Cer­e­mony to com­mem­o­rate the sac­ri­fices made by Cana­di­ans who fought so valiantly in the North At­lantic. The cer­e­mony is at HMCS Star, 650 Catharine St. N., Sunday at 2 p.m.

Free mu­se­ums

Hamil­ton Civic Mu­se­ums, and Auch­mar Es­tate at Fen­nell and West 5th, are un­veil­ing ex­hibits and hid­den trea­sures to com­mem­o­rate Canada 150 cel­e­bra­tions. Ad­mis­sion is free on Satur­day and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., at the fol­low­ing mu­se­ums; Dun­durn Cas­tle, The Hamil­ton Mil­i­tary Mu­seum, White­hern His­toric House & Garden, Bat­tle­field House Mu­seum & Park, Hamil­ton Mu­seum of Steam & Technology, Field­cote Me­mo­rial Park & Mu­seum, and Grif­fin House.

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