Good Friday Road Races

The annual Good Friday cycling races took over the Ancaster Fairgrounds and surrounding roads Friday. The event, held by the Hamilton Cycling Club, is a great early season tune up event for riders, who race in a number of categories. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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RBG Controlled Burn at Princess Pt.

The Royal Botanical Gardens conducted a controlled burn at Princess Point in the Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary Thursday. The goal of Royal Botanical Gardens’ controlled burn is a means to protect and renew the threatened tallgrass prairie and savannah ecosystems at Princess Point by promoting natural regeneration of oak and tallgrass species and controlling invasive species. Here’s a look at the burn. – Barry Gray

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Globetrotter Hijinks

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters brought their unique brand of basketball to an appreciative crowd at First Ontario Centre Wednesday night. The clown princes of hoops took on the World All Stars, who have taken over as their somewhat worthy opponent. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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Volleyball All Stars Shine

The best female high school volleyball players, representing both the HWDSB and the HWCDSB, junior and senior, squared off for bragging rights in Waterdown Tuesday. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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Globe Trotter Shane “Scooter” Christensen Meets Syrian Kids on the Court.

Shane ” Scooter ” Christensen dropped by a downtown after school program in Hamilton handing out Globe Trotter tickets and entertaining new Syrian students.The Globe Trotters perform Wednesday April 12 at First Ontario Centre.

Scooter answers questions for kids gathered at an after school program downtown.

He also played a little ball with the kids.

 

Scooter also gave 5 year old Ibrahim Mohamed a quick lesson on spinning a basketball on his finger.Wesley Urban Ministries sponsored the fun afternoon for about 100 kids and their families. FYI Scooter has the unique distinction of holding two Guinness World Records, one for the longest time spinning a basketball on one’s head and one’s nose.Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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