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
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 janeswalk.org/Canada
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Hamilton.aspx
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.webstersfalls.ca
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.
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.