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Upcoming Events:

First Ontario Centre Open Skate on Sunday, December 17 between 6-8pm residents of ward 11 can attend a free open skate at the First Ontario Centre, located at 101 York Boulevard in Hamilton. Formerly Copps Coliseum, the First Ontario Centre is currently the home of the Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL and also is host to various concerts and events. This event is for all ages to enjoy skating time in one of Hamilton’s most iconic venues.

Tim Hortons Free Skating starts Wed. Dec. 20. Local Tim Hortons restaurant owners are proud to host their annual Tim Hortons Free Skate program in communities across Canada including the City of Hamilton during the upcoming holiday season. Check out our list of dates for free skating: Tim Hortons Free Skating

A free community appreciation skate on Wed. Dec. 27 from 6 – 7 p.m., compliments of the Mount Hope Fire Fighters Association at Glanbrook Arena, 4300 Binbrook Road.

Synchronized Swimming - Winter Rec session begins Jan. 14. Fun, friends & fitness. All ages. Info:

Why Don't Dinosaurs throw snowballs?
Sat. Jan. 27, 2018, 11am – 12pm. Hands-on activity 12pm-1pm at McMaster Health Sciences Building, 1200 Main St. W. RM 1A1
Ages: 7-14 (whole family welcome)
Dinosaurs lived for roughly 160 million years and survived tremendous changes in climate. We will travel through time and learn how the weather patterns have changed over the last 65 million years.

Right From the Start is on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon for parents of babies under 24 months. Participants learn how to read baby's cues and foster infant attachment security, and more. Ron Joyce Children's Centre, 325 Wellington St. N.

Toastmasters Teens meet on Mondays at 6 p.m. at Terryberry Library, 100 Mohawk Rd. W. For ages 12 – 18. Develop communication, learn to organize speeches, give impromptu talks, control voice, gestures, and provide constructive feedback.

Sit, Stay, Read on Mondays at 6 pm at Turner Park Library. For ages 8 – 12 years. Registration required: 905-546-4790.

The Hamilton Toy Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm at 1231 Main St. E. in Hamilton. Adults $5, children $3. ToyMuseum

PA Days at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. Want to provide your child with some unique learning experiences that connect the arts with the culture and history of working people? Camps are facilitated by professional artists and include a wholesome lunch and snacks. Dec 2, Jan 27 and Jun 9.

The NEWLY RENOVATED Little Ray's Reptile Zoo in Hamilton is indoors, air conditioned and has more than doubled in size. We are welcoming some amazing new animals and displays including, ring tailed lemurs, an amazing porcupine, a 90 pound Asian water monitor (the second largest lizard on display in Canada), a gorgeous 8' salt water crocodile (the largest crocodile in the world) and 2 world class museum exhibits; FROGS - Weird * Gross * Cool and WILD ONTARIO - A Celebration of Ontario BioDiversity. Open daily: 10 to 5 p.m. Stadium Mall, 869 Barton St E, Hamilton

Hamilton KidsFest Show February 17, 18, 19, 2018 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

We email the Kidfo eNewseltter every 2 weeks. View our recent newsletter: Sept. 29, 2017

Christmas Events

Breakfast with Santa on Sat., Dec 16 - The First Winona Scouts are hosting breakfast with Santa at Fifty United Church, 1455 Highway 8 just east of Fifty Road in Winona. The event runs from 8 – 11 a.m. and tickets are $5.

Twas the Night Before Christmas as Westfield Heritage Village comes alive at night with twinkling lanterns and moonlit woodlands on Sat. evenings Dec. 2, 9, and 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Fireworks at 6 p.m. Facebook


Need tutoring help? Beyond the Classroom offers in-home tutoring. Call Tamara Leniew at 905-516-5306 or

French practice for children 5 to 12. Call Faridat at Global Vous Education at 647-838-8794 or email:

PA Days at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre
Want to provide your child with some unique learning experiences that connect the arts with the culture and history of working people? Camps are facilitated by professional artists and include a wholesome lunch and snacks. Sept 22, Nov 3 and Dec 1, 2017.

Scoop McCoy Birthday Party Magician, 905-964-3496

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Ongoing Events

Ontario Early Year Centres (OEYC) provide a place for parents and their children to access free programs, activities and learning opportunities for all children 0-6 years and their parent/caregiver.  Check out 5 locations in East Hamilton!

Amazing Adventures Playland
Amazing Adventures Playland is an indoor adventure playland filled with soft play structures, foam ball and cannon arenas, toddler play areas and thrilling arcade games! Now 3 locations!
Burlington Location
4325 Harvester Road, Burlington
(905) 639 6544
Hamilton Mountain Location
240 Nebo Road, Hamilton
(905) 574 7529
Mississauga West
3450 Ridgeway Drive, #10 Mississauga
(905) 607 3861

IndigoKids Story Time is back. Visit Indigos each Friday at 10:30am for a story time in the IndigoKids department!

Duel Nature Fencing Learn to Fence 7 to 12 yrs and MiniFence 5 and 6 yrs. Learn the FUNdamentals of an Olympic Sport. Sat, Monday or Thurs. each week. Equipment provided Call 905 962 5863 in Hamilton.

Fencing Classes and Camps for all ages. No experience required. All equipment provided.

Tips for Tots to Teens
and everything inbetween

  1. Store elastic pontytail ties on a carabiner or other closing loop so they don't get scattered everywhere.
  2. Store Lego bricks, small animals, or other small toys in hanging shoe organizers.
  3. Use a hot-glue gun to seal the holes of bath toys so mold doesn't form.
  4. Use an empty egg carton and squeeze paint into each little bowl.
  5. Place Press'n Seal wrap over your children's shirt before starting a messy craft—or sloppy dinner—so it doesn't get dirty.
  6. Put a chip clip on the end of a burrito, fajita, or wrap to keep the contents from falling out.
  7. Put a cell phone, purse, or your lunch on the floor of the backseat of your car so you see your child in their car seat. If they're sleeping, you could forget them in a hot car.
  8. Fill a kiddie pool with ice for outdoor potluck salads and meals. It may also help contain spills and drips.
  9. Wrap a facecloth around the bathtub tap with an elastic band to keep bumps to a minimum.
  10. Avoid wearing a winter coat in a car seat because you won't be buckled in as tightly.
  11. Use monster spray—or any spray air freshener—to ward off monsters. Apparently, monsters don’t like the smell of the monster.
  12. Read aloud to your children to help them thrive at school later. Read aloud with unique voice and expressive eyes. Make the books come alive as if you’re the author reading the book.
  13. Change a pair of socks into leg warmers for baby. If you have a hole in your sock, cut off the foot and they become leg warmers for a baby.
  14. Stand Mr. Freezies up in the freezer to freeze them so they're easier to open. The air will be at the top so it's easier to cut the top off to eat.
  15. Add a cooler wrap to your child's water bottle so it stays cold and it's easier to spot. When my daughter plays a sport, there are several water bottles on the bench, but she can identify hers easier because of the wrap.

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