WestJet’s 12 Days of Christmas.

WestJet travelers on flight 316 from Hamilton to Halifax got an early Christmas surprise Wednesday afternoon when comedian Colin Mochrie and Mrs. Claus turned up in the departures lounge at John C. Munro International Airport to play a few Christmas games, pass out some prizes, and eventually surprise everyone on the flight with a free flight anywhere WestJet flies all as part of this years WestJet Christmas Miracle – The 12 Flights of Christmas. On 12 consecutive days before Christmas ( Hamilton was day 5) WestJet was surprising their clients with games, prizes, and giveaways at 10 airports across the country.

 

In this photo travelers Jeff McPherson, Juanita Ferguson, Greg Simone, and Rayann Seerattan take part in one of the games hosted by Colin Mochrie, right.

Jackie Quinn discovers a free flight voucher hidden in a pair of West Jet socks. Quinn snagged two free flights day 5 of WestJet’s 12 Flights of Christmas celebration.

 

Greg Simone can’t believe his luck as a WestJet employee passes out blue stockings with free flight vouchers inside.

YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS…..Greg Simone of London Ontario phones family and friends to tell them the news. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

 

Irish Down Lions in SOSSA Final

The Welland Notre Dame Collegiate Fightin’ Irish invaded Ron Joyce Stadium at McMaster and defeated the MacNab Lions, 42-18 to capture the SOSSA football championship. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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Bulldogs Skate Past Petes

The Hamilton Bulldogs, buoyed by thousands of screaming public school kids, came out flying and never looked back, dominated the visiting Peterborough Petes 4-0. The rare day game, one of two they play in front of local school kids, is always a (loud) hit for players and fans alike. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

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Hamilton Remembrance Day

Thousands packed Gore Park in downtown Hamilton for the 99th annual Remembrance Day Garrison Parade and Service. Lest We Forget. – Barry Gray

     The colour party leading the parade down James St. North to Gore Park.

 

Saluting Officer Lieutenant General Paul Wynnyk reviewing garrison parade as it passes on James St. North.

 

Members of Hamilton Police Service march past.

 

     Ed Penner salutes atop Clancy on James St. North wearing WWI uniform.

Corporal Matthew Braund, wearing WWI uniform, standing at cenotaph.

 

     The Silver Cross Wreath, laid by Linda Learn & Albert Graham.

 

Col. Peter St. Denis and Chief Warrant Officer Grant Lawson of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders lay a wreath.

 

RHLI Private Laura Sones plays the Last Post.

 

Pipe Major Scott Balinson of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

 

An Indigenous group from Cathedral High School perform a traditional drumming song.

 

Parade Marshall Rod Paddon salutes.

 

Planes from Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum fly past.

 

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More Dominates St. Mary

The St. Thomas More Knights continued their march to the HWCDSB senior boys football championship with a convincing 53-7 victory of the St. Mary Crusaders at STM. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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