For Easter Egg Hunts and other Weekend Treasures!
Check out Bob’s Top 5!
1) Easter Events in the Area.
a) Brantford: Easter at Addies 359 Blue Lake Rd., St. George Friday at 10-1PM. While awaiting your turn to hunt for eggs, check out our petting zoos, get your face painted, ride a bull, make a bid at the silent auction/raffle table, try your hand at Victorian inspired games, visit vendors or decorate cookies with the Optimist Club. https://bit.ly/2uuoqds
b) Brantford: Myrtleville House Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The annual Easter Egg Hunt with fun for all ages. The hunt begins at 10:30am sharp Saturday. Remember to BYOB (bring your own basket!) to participate in the hunt, and enjoy free crafts and face painting before and after the hunt. https://bit.ly/2pRlUIB
c) Brantford: Freedom House Easter Eggstravaganza. Enjoy this free event with Easter-themed carnival games, draw prizes, and lots of activities. Each child will go home with a goodie bag. Saturday 11AM Market Square Mall. https://bit.ly/2Gnk7q8
d) Dundas Legion’s 7th annual Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for newborns to age 3, 9 a.m. for those 4-7 and 9:30 a.m. for those 8 an up. Food donations will be gratefully accepted for the food bank. https://bit.ly/2pSMnpp
e) Ancaster Community Services hosts its Easterfest Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Events include games, crafts, face painting, air bounce inflatables and a loot bag for every registered child. Register here asap. https://bit.ly/2Fhuxmy
f) The Optimist Park Trail Easter Egg Hunt will feature more than 8,000 eggs will be up for grabs at the free Stoney Creek event. Donations of clothing and money to assist Diabetes Canada will be accepted as will donations for Hamilton Food Share. The hunt begins Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and no registration is required.
g) Centremount Neighbourhood Association is holding its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Bruce Park. The event is free, but children are asked to visit the registration tent to receive their basket and further instructions. https://bit.ly/2E6qVT3
h) Winona Easter Egg Hunt takes place Sunday at Winona Park and includes activities such as colouring, arts and crafts, face painting and visits by Hamilton police and firefighters. The hunt begins at 11 a.m. sharp. The event is free, but participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for the food bank. Register here https://bit.ly/2pQ2TqL
i) Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the kids on Friday for the annual Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt in support of McMaster Children’s hospital. The event is completely free. Children ages 0-12 are welcome to participate. 9-11 Waterdown Memorial Park. https://bit.ly/2Gl0G17
j) Binbrook Easter Egg Hunt. The first 1000 children will receive a loot bag at “Bunny Headquarters!!!” 1st Binbrook Scouts will be running an all you can eat Breakfast in the Agricultural Hall. Carnival Games $1 a play. Friday – Binbrook Fairgrounds. https://bit.ly/2GjOCNE
2: Maple Syrup Festivals
a) Bronte Creek Provincial Park: Last Weekend! Enjoy a guided tour of Maple Lane, where interpreters costumed for the 1890’s demonstrate different historical ways of collecting and making maple syrup. The tour ends in the middle of Spruce Lane Farm where you can learn how to make fresh maple sugar or enjoy a stick of delicious maple taffy before visiting the various farm animals in the yard. https://bit.ly/2kG5UWs
b) Crawford Lake Conservation Area: Sweet Water Season till April 9. This festival features native style maple syrup demonstrations, a 15th century Iroquoian Village and reconstructed longhouses, crafts and more. Sweet Water Season activities run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, and holidays, Admission is $7.25 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 14, and $6.25 for seniors. Children four and under are free. https://bit.ly/1jiqysJ
c) Mountsberg Wildlife Centre: Maple Towne This Sap to Syrup Story, takes a look at simmering kettles candy making, wagon rides and more. Mountsberg is located at 2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville. Maple Towne activities run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during weekends, and holidays. https://bit.ly/1jiqysJ
3) Hamilton: Quidditch National Championships! With 17 teams confirmed to be in attendance for Quidditch Canada’s National Championship in Hamilton, ON on March 31-April 1, this is guaranteed to be the largest event in the history of Canadian quidditch. Beyond the number of teams, Tim Hortons Field is also confirmed as being the largest enclosed venue in which quidditch has ever been played, making this event historic not just for Canadian quidditch, but for the sport overall. Saturday and Sunday, Tim Horton Field. Admission by donation. https://bit.ly/2uAwv0p
4) Port Dover: Annual Skating Carnival. For over 60 years, the Port Dover Skating Club has been making great skaters out of hard-working kids. The club provides recreational, fitness and leadership experience for young people and is well supported by a team of family members, friends and sponsors. The annual Spring Carnival Then and Now Cartoon Revue – is a showcase of all skating programs, including CanSkate, PrePower, CanPower and Star Skate. Port Dover Arena: Saturday 7-9PM Sunday 2-4PM https://bit.ly/2E0corJ
5) Brantford: “A Decade of Dance” Munchkin Show. The C.O.R.E Dance Project brings over 20 years of quality, certified teaching experience in both recreational and competitive level streams to the Paris area. C.O.R.E offers classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical/Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, Boys only Hip Hop, and many other styles. Come celebrate a “Decade of Dance” at the Sanderson Centre this weekend. Saturday: Sanderson Centre 6:30PM Monday 6:30PM https://bit.ly/2GcXlRw