Monday, August 7, 2017     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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It's been a wonderful summer so far in the Hamilton area, with some amazing community events and fabulous weather enjoyed by all. The fun isn't over yet! August brings with it some exciting events that you won't want to miss.

Wednesdays at Whitehern – Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful, historic garden setting and all-you-can-drink tea or lemonade for $1 while listening to live music every week from 12 – 2 p.m.

Films at Fieldcote – August 11
Enjoy Disney's Moana under the stars! Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Parking is available within close proximity of Fieldcote, including the area behind Ryerson United Church. This is a free event. Movie will begin around 9 p.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic – August 13
Visit beautiful Whitehern Historic House & Garden from noon – 2 p.m. and don't forget your favourite stuffed friend! Enjoy old-fashioned games, a teddy bear parade and more! This free event is suitable for kids aged 3 – 7. Visit for more information.

Greek Fest – August 18-20
Opa! Celebrate all things Greek at Inch Park, just off Brucedale Avenue, on the Hamilton mountain. Presented by the Greek-Canadian Community of Hamilton, this three-day festival will feature authentic Greek cuisine, a Kids Zone, live music, entertainment, dancing and much more! Admission is free. Visit for more information.

2017 Cactus Festival – August 17-20
Join in the fun as the 2017 Dundas Cactus Festival returns this month to picturesque Downtown Dundas for its 42nd year! Highlights include the Cactus Festival Parade on August 17 at 6:45 p.m., a street sale, Family Fun Zone, midway, delicious food, arts and crafts vendors, live music and more! Visit

Toronto Argonauts vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats – September 4
Catch all the action as the Ticats take on the Toronto Argonauts in the Labour Day Classic at Tim Hortons Stadium. Visit for tickets.

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