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Carnival at T.B. McQueston Park; rain barrels and seedlings for sale; climb for cancer and Mother’s Day activities


Games, rides and candy floss await you at the Spring Carnival hosted by St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church this weekend at T.B. McQueston Park, 1199 Upper Wentworth St. The carnival continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A one-person ride-all-day pass is $35. Coupon bundles are also available.

Gathering raindrops

Don’t miss this morning’s one-day rain barrel sale to promote wise water use. The city has partnered with local vendor for the ninth annual truckload rain barrel sale. Rain barrels are available for $45.95 and include all necessary accessories for installation. If pre-ordered online at, residents can have their rain barrel delivered to their home for $9.95. The sale is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, at Mohawk College, Fennell Campus (southwest parking lot) 135 Fennell Ave. W.

Cemetery tour

Join host Robin McKee on Saturday at 11 a.m. for the Stories in the Stones tour at Hamilton Cemetery. This week it’s the Women’s Tour, rain or shine. Meet at the gatehouse, 777 York Blvd. For information, call 905-544-9559 or

Seedling sale

The Mustard Seed Kitchen at 460 York Blvd. is holding its annual seedling sale. This event celebrates and encourages backyard gardening and growing your own food. There’ll be lots of helpful experts there to help get you started. Come out Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The West Hamilton Artists Tour (WHAT) runs throughout Mother’s Day weekend in the west end. This free tour features artists working in several media in locations around the Locke Street and Strathcona neighbourhoods. For a map, visit

Cancer climb

Step up Saturday and join the Climb for Cancer at Tim Hortons Field. Online registration is closed but if you haven’t signed up already, you can register in person on the day of the event. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your desired climb time and leg it out for cancer. The one-hour climbs are 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. Funds raised support Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.


Pop through a maze of vendors at the Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6.

McBowl Day

Support your local Ronald McDonald House Charity while bowling and playing games at Splitsville, 1525 Stone Church Rd. E., Stoney Creek. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $5 of every hour of bowling as well as proceeds from a silent auction go to the charity.

Mother’s Day brunch

Treat Mom to brunch Sunday at the Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. E. It’s $14 for adults, $8 for children ages 2 to 10. The doors open at 11 a.m. The event also features raffles, 50/50, music, a craft area and a professional photo with mom (for a small fee). Tickets in advance only available at the legion.

Westfield moms

This Mother’s Day, discover the evolving and diverse roles of women in early Ontario from the late 1700s through to the early 20th century. Westfield Heritage Village is located at 1049 Kirkwall Rd., Flamborough. Admission is $11 for adults. For more information visit


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