Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the cure

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

We look forward to having you join us and more than 85,000 Canadians in the largest, single-day, volunteer-led event dedicated to changing the future of breast cancer!
Physical distancing is the reality for the foreseeable future, and so we are reimagining the CIBC Run for the Cure. As October 4 approaches, we are developing an exciting virtual experience. Our plans include all the best things about Run Day: Connecting with your teammates, an inspirational opening ceremony, and a high-energy warm-up. As well, you’ll be able to create and customize your own CIBC Run for the Cure avatar, fundraise to unlock rewards, and track your steps through our refreshed app or the Run website. Register now!

Annual Great Pumpkin Stroll

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum – 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Hamilton
Fieldcote is pleased to partner with Frank Panabaker Home & School Association and Ancaster Community Services for this “boo-tiful” event. Bring the whole family for some spooky fun in Fieldcote Memorial Park and savour the flavours of local food trucks. Everyone is encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and to submit a pumpkin for display. Deliver your carved and decorated pumpkin to the band stand at Fieldcote on October 24 from 10 am to 1 pm. Recognition will be presented for the most creative, the scariest, and the funniest pumpkin for businesses, schools and families.

Pumpkins after dark – Drive Thru Event

All Month Long – Thursdays to Sundays, starting after dark. Country Heritage Park – 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton
This Halloween Season, witness Magnificent Works of Pumpkin Artistry as Jack-O-Lanterns come alive! Pumpkins After Dark Is An Unforgettable Night of Fun and Enchantment For The Whole Family! The event runs from September 18 to November 1, 2020. New in 2020, a covid-safe, 2.5 km guided audio drive thru experience will take you through dozens of new exhibits with over 150 hand-carved pumpkin sculptures, all viewed from the comfort of your own car.

‘Behind The Glass’ with Live History Theatre Group

Friday, October 2nd, 2020 1:00PM – 8:00 PM

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum – 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Hamilton
Engage in this interactive theatre experience and discover secrets, find clues and interact with costumed actors as you explore history in a whole new way. That book is out of place. There are antiques missing. Can you, a visiting curator, discover who is causing these disturbances at the Museum? Get to the bottom of these strange occurrences and help a mysterious figure claiming to be an exhibit come to life.

12th Annual AGH BMO World Film Festival

October 16-25, 2020

Art Gallery of Hamilton – 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
Over the last 12 years, the AGH Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest and most well respected film festivals in the region. Join thousands of film lovers to see the best narrative and documentary feature and short films from around the world. In addition to film screenings, the festival includes panels, performances and parties – fostering community and promoting cultural diversity. This year’s Opening Night film will be available to watch October 16, starting at 7pm. Afterwards, all 40+ films will be available to watch online for the duration of the festival. Don’t miss the special free programming including online film discussions, director Q&As, and a special live online short film program!

The Great Pumpkin Trail

October 23 & 24, 2020

Royal Botanical Gardens – 680 Plains Road West, Burlington
It’s a spooktacular evening on the Pumpkin Trail with hundreds of jack-o-lanterns lighting your way along the garden and South Bridle Trail of RBG’s Hendrie Park. Enjoy live entertainment, face painting and pumpkin-themed activities and games.

Chantel Kreviazuk

October 7-9, 2020

Community Studio Theatre – 440 Locust St, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7
Chantal Kreviazuk is a platinum-selling, three-time Juno Award-winning artist from Winnipeg. In 2016, she returned with her sixth album “Hard Sail” after a nearly seven-year break from recorded music. During that time, she was focused on raising her three sons with husband Raine Maida, as well as her other musical passion, crafting songs. Chantal has written for Drake, Pitbull, Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Josh Groban and countless others.

Legacy – A Tribute to Gord Downie featuring Tom Wilson

October 15 & 16, 2020

Community Studio Theatre – 440 Locust St, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7
A fundraising concert in support of The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund, we welcome you to join Tom Wilson, Twin Flames, Phil Davis’ Drum Circle and Hoop Dancer, Kevin Fox and more for a special evening to celebrate the man, the music, and his enduring legacy. In his final days, Canadian icon Gord Downie spent his time shining a light on reconciliation with Canada’s First Peoples. Performing their own versions of your favourite Gord Downie / Tragically Hip songs, and telling stories, these artists will join in our collective reconciliation journey to promote awareness, education, and thoughtful action.

ALTdot Comedy Lounge featuring Sean Cullen w Host Ali Hassan

October 30th @ 7 & 9pm

Community Studio Theatre – 440 Locust St, Burlington, ON L7S 1T7
The ALTdot Comedy Lounge Series will kick off on Oct 30 with Seán Cullen… hosted by CBC’s Ali Hassan. For 24 years, The ALTdot Comedy Lounge has been one of Toronto’s premiere comedy shows and it is going on the road to The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The show has encouraged alternative, untraditional comedy and continues to discover the best talent on the Canadian Comedy scene. The ALTdot provides an alternative to the mainstream in a comfortable cabaret atmosphere. Come and give your immune system a boost with one of the greatest holistic medicines around… LAUGHTER.

Spencer Gorge Hiking Experience

Sept 19 – Nov 15, 2020

Harvest Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 4W2
Reserve your spot to enjoy the fall colours this year while hiking at Spencer Gorge Conservation Area. With your reserved two-hour time slot you have a chance to see Dundas Peak, Tew Falls and Webster Falls. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the overwhelming popularity of hiking to the Dundas Peak in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area, Hamilton Conservation Authority has instituted an online reservation system. Conservation area visitors and HCA membership pass holders, will be required to make a reservation prior to their visit. Admission fees will be $10 per car and $5 per passenger, plus a $10 reservation fee. HCA membership pass holders will receive free admission, but will be required to pay the reservation fee to book. Bookings are rain or shine and must be made online in advance. Plan your hike at least a day ahead as visitors without advance reservation will not be permitted entry. No walk-up or drive-up entry will be admitted without advance reservation.