Happy birthday Canada! 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada, it is the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation. There are a lot of events happening across the country to celebrate including Signature Projects, and local projects and events to highlight our culture and history.
Hamilton has a lot of great events and activities you can participate in, which we’ve compiled below for July:
1. Leander Boat Club Canada Day Regatta and LBC 90th Anniversary Open House
Date: July 1, 2017 Free
Location: Leander Boat Club, 50 Leander Drive, Hamilton, ON
Join us for a regatta, a BBQ, and tours of our club house in celebration of the Leander Boat Club’s 90th Anniversary and Canada’s sesquicentennial.
2. Rotary Club of Dundas Pancake Day
Date: July 1, 2017 $5
Location: Dundas Driving Park, Hamilton, ON
Start your Canada Day with a traditional breakfast of pancakes, sausages, and syrup served up by local dignitaries. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a piece of cake prepared by the Village Bakery, enjoy truly Canadian entertainment, face painting, and a visit from a Royal Canadian Policeman.
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3. Canada 150 Celebration Weekend at Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
Date: July 1, 2017 11AM Free
Location: Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, 900 Woodward Ave, Hamilton, ON
Families can join the Confederation Marine Modellers, the Canadian Modeling Association for Meccano and Allied Systems, the Hamilton Model Engineering Club, and the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers in celebrating the 150th anniversary of confederation. Enjoy the great variety of boats, and visit with the builders and operators as they cruise around the pond. Catch a ride on a miniature train on the scale model railway. Marvel at moving Meccano models and working model engines and take a walk through the 1859 steam powered Pump-House – a truly memorable historical experience.
4. Air Force Day
Date: July 8, 2017. 9am. Starting at $15.
Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, 9280 Airport Rd, Mount Hope, Hamilton, ON
Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground, and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force today. From helicopters, trainers, and transports to the CF-18 Hornet plus the collection of vintage military aircraft from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, visitors will have a chance to view over 60 aircraft.
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5. Historic Garden Tours
Date: July 8, 2017 12:30pm Adults: $11.50, Seniors/Youth: $9.50, Children: $6.00, Infants: Free, Family: $30.00
Location: Dundurn Castle, York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON
Saturdays 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Sundays 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Dundurn’s historic Kitchen Garden catered to the nutritional needs and aesthetic desires of the MacNab family 150 years ago. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, enjoy informative stories and historic gardening knowledge conveyed by costumed garden staff. The tour promises to be a pleasure for the mind and the senses. Free outdoor event. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.
6. Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories
Date: July 10, 2017. 10AM.
Location: The Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton
The Quilt of Belonging is a textile art project, spanning 120 feet. It is comprised of 263 blocks, each created to recognize Canada’s diversity. It celebrates our common humanity and promotes compassion among people. This exhibition includes a variety of programming that is family-friendly and will excite all interests. Museums, artists, craftsmen, and musicians from across Hamilton Halton Brant will provide workshops, talks, concerts and demonstrations to engage our Canadian spirit and imagination.
See more events at http://passport2017.ca