Saints Come Marching into Hamilton

Several members of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, including former Ticat Delvin Breaux, came to Hamilton Saturday to help out with the NFL’s Play 60 program at St. Thomas More for players and families involved in the Hamilton Mighty Football Factory. Players and fans could grab a photo or autograph, or learn from the stars at various drill stations set up on the field. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

Deb Drake gets a picture of Mike Lewis’ 2009 Super Bowl ring.

Mike Lewis tosses a ball during a pass catching drill.

Harrison Brown, 7, goes airborne and makes the catch during a drill.

Aaron Daly, 9, catching a ball during a drill.

Saints’ Cam Jordan introduces himself to Alexander Vanegas, 13.

The Saints brought their 2009 Vince Lombardi trophy, for winning the Super Bowl.

Mike Lewis’ 2009 Super Bowl ring next to the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Saint’s Mark Ingram with a selfie moment during drills.

Darian Barnes, 10, takes aim during a throwing drill.

Josh Jobling, 14, keeps his eye on the ball while Saints’ Cam Jordan applies pressure.

Former Tiger Cat and current Saint Delvin Breaux signs Carter Cameron’s shirt.

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Canada USA Rugby Qualifier

Canada and the USA faced off at Tim Hortons Field Saturday before over 13,000 fans, in the first game of a 2 game World Cup Qualifier. The evenly matched rivals traded leads back and forth before settling for a 28-28 draw. The next game in the series is in San Diego July 1. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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Hamilton Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show

Marguerite Gosen of Waterloo prepares Rabbie for his showing in the Herding Group class for dogs between 12-18 months at the Hamilton Kennel Clubs Annual Dog Show at Ancaster Fairgrounds. The show runs through the weekend.

 

Stephanie Wilkins of Highgate and her Alaskan Malamute Hawk have a little chat before his showing in the Working group at the Hamilton Kennel Clubs Annual Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Hawk is currently the best Alaskan Malamute in Canada. The show runs through the weekend.

 

Karen Schut does her shih tzu Tori’s hair in preparation for showing Friday afternoon at the Hamilton Kennel Clubs Annual Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Tori is a grand champion shih tzu in Canada and an American Champion in the U.S.. Schut’s is one of the few breeder, owner, handlers at the show.

 

Liz Lewis of Manitoulin Island introduces one year old Kaia Sheedy to her Scottie Haggis Friday afternoon at the Hamilton Kennel Clubs Annual Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

 

Christina Heard shows her Newfoundland Tr’ Ever Friday afternoon at the Hamilton Kennel Clubs Annual Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

Cynthia Dayson of Brantford holds her Pekingese “Fame” in preparation for inspection by judge Jacqueline Rusby Friday afternoon at the Hamilton Kennel Clubs Annual Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Fame went on to win best baby in show.

Cynthia Dayson of Brantford holds her Pekingese “Fame” for inspection by judge Jacqueline Rusby Friday afternoon at the Hamilton Kennel Clubs Annual Show at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. Fame went on to win best baby in show.

Judge Jacqueline Rusby at work, right.

Photographing a champion.

Championship ribbons at the ready. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace Haven’s 2017 High School Graduation and Year End Celebration.

Cierra King gets a last minute hand with her grad gown and cap from teacher Biljana Dronjak at Grace Haven’s graduation and year end celebration Wednesday. Six young women graduated during this years celebration.

 

Cleo Nolin-Booth’s daughter Willow accompanies her mom to pick up her high school diploma during the Grace Haven’s graduation and year end celebration Wednesday afternoon.

 

Pam Crawford takes in Grace Haven’s graduation and year end celebration Wednesday afternoon with her son Donte on her lap.

 

Cierra Kings’s daughter Skyler beams during the Grace Haven’s graduation and year end celebration Wednesday afternoon.

 

Taelor Davies son Sawyer checks out his mom’s medals during Grace Haven’s graduation and year end celebration Wednesday afternoon. Cleo Nolin- Booth and Brooklyn Huggins left.

Brooklyn Huggins daughter Kira scoots through the Grace Haven’s graduation and year end celebration Wednesday afternoon.

Patricia Fannon’s son Alec plays with her medals for academics proficiency at the Grace Haven Graduation and Year End Celebration. Fannon who was the 2017 graduating class valedictorian also won several awards and a scholarship to attend Mohawk College next year where she plans to study business. Fannon’s class mate and fellow graduate Cierra King looks on. Six young women received their High School graduation diplomas at the annual ceremony held at Central Presbyterian Church Wednesday. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

 

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YWCA Fundraiser Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Raises $100,000.00!

Posted on June 21, 2017

Hamilton Police Services Chief Eric Grit, centre, and crew hang out in their red shoes and wait for the walk to begin.

Over 500 people gathered on the plaza at City Hall Tuesday to either take part or support the those taking part in the 8th Annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes YWCA fundraiser to combat homelessness and violence against women. This year participants raised $100,000.00 for local women in need. Highlighted here is a collection of fancy feet that took part in Tuesday’s walk including two of the Hamilton Police Services Mounted divisions horses who had the hooves clad in red sparkles for the event.

Hamilton fire chiefs and assistant deputy chiefs take part in the warm up before heading out in the 8th Annual Walk a Mile in her Shoes YWCA fundraiser to combat homelessness and violence against women.

The St Joseph’s Hospital crew was out in full force at City Hall for another year of fundraising for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

11 year old Jame Monaghan raised $1,000.00 in pledges he collected from around the arena and sports fields where he plays hockey and lacrosse for “Walk a Mile in her Shoes”. This is James 4th time taking part in the fundraiser.

Pre-walk warm up.

Walking A Mile in Her Shoes. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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