2017 Basset Bustle

Stormy, “the beach dog” Susan Rank’s Bassett Hound takes part in the costume contest at the Bassett Bustle .

Lucy, Sarah and Jean Lavigueur’s Bassett Hound was the grand prize winner of the costume contest in her pirates costume. Lucy’s costume was authentic right down to her pirates eye patch, since Lucy has only one eye. The Lavigueur’s also brought along Lucy’s side kick “Schmutz” a Miniature Dashaund.

Bogart , Arlene Laframboise Basset Hound takes part in the costume contest as a porcupine at the Basset Bustle.

Christine Elliot makes friends at the Bassett Bustle at Copetown Community Centre Saturday.

Stormy,”the beach dog” kicks back and catches a few rays in her bikini following the costume contest at the Bassett Bustle at Copetown Community Centre Saturday.

Seymour the Bassett Hound totes a GOPRO camera on his back helping to record the Bassett Bustle from his own four-legged perspective for his owner Danielle Fernandes.

Over 200 Bassett Hounds gathered with their owners at Copetown Community Centre Saturday for the fundraiser for Bassett Rescue Ontario. This particular pup wears his perspective ( or at least it’s owners) on a bandana. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Soggy SOSSA Soccer

Hamilton District Christian High School and Jean Vanier from Welland squared off in the SOSSA ‘A’ girls soccer game at HDCH. On a soaked afternoon, the squad from Vanier topped the locals, 4-1. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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Saltfleet Storms to SOSSA Rugby Crown

The boys from Saltfleet trounced the Blessed Trinity Thunder 30-0 in their SOSSA matchup at the east mountain school Wednesday. The Storm are now headed for OFSAA in Ottawa June 1-3. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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Westdale over Waterdown 21-17 in Girls Rugby.

Westdale’s D’Angeliena MillsĀ is mobbed by defenders from the Waterdown Warriors Tuesday afternoon in HWDSB senior girls regular season action. Westdale won the game 21-19. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator



Tiger Cats BeFit Day at Tim Horton’s Field.

Hamilton Tiger Cats Jeremiah Masoli, Craig Butler, Zach Collaros, and Mike Filer workout with 10 year old Dylan Wilber a grade 5 student at WH Ballard Public School. Dylan and around 1,500 other elementary school students were at Tim Horton’s Field Tuesday taking part in BeFit Day. BeFit Day, supports the Tiger Cat’s community mission of promoting healthy, active, and empowered youth, invites thousands of primary school aged students together to learn about the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet. Tiger-Cats players, cheerleaders and mascot Stripes lead interactive on-field programming, including a warm-up stretch, healthy eating game, cooking session, dance and physical activity.


Hamilton Tiger Cats- Craig Butler and Justin Capicciotti look over the shoulders of Samantha Taube of Glen Echo School and Ana Kersey of Ray Lewis School as they work to make a healthy after school oatmeal snack with Chris Warner, right, Director of Operations for Levy who oversees all the food operations at for the Tiger Cats at Tim Horton’s Field.


Hamilton Tiger Cats- Zach Collaros, and Justin Capicciotti, and Craig Butler help put Lisgar Junior Public School student Mia Stevanovic through her paces in an obstacle course race Tuesday.

Connor McKenna of Queen Victoria School helps Stripes with the Oskee Wee Wee cheer. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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