Gandhi Peace Festival

The Gandhi Peace Festival was held in Hamilton at city hall Saturday, bringing together several dozen participants for speeches, food, and a march through downtown street. This year’s theme was honouring Nelson Mandala, His Life and Legacy. Here are a few photos from the event. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall.  Marchers make their way down Main St. in support of peace. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. Marchers make their way down Main St. in support of peace. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall.  From, left, Teena Mathew, Afraah Shirin, Raina Kanjirappallil, and Ayesha Heza of Swaramudra Dance Co. jump for a pic in the parking lot following their performance. NOTE: slightly out of focus, if you use if, use it small!) Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. From, left, Teena Mathew, Afraah Shirin, Raina Kanjirappallil, and Ayesha Heza of Swaramudra Dance Co. jump for a pic in the parking lot following their performance. NOTE: slightly out of focus, if you use if, use it small!) Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. The theme of this year's festival was Nelson Mandala's Life and Legacy. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. The theme of this year’s festival was Nelson Mandala’s Life and Legacy. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. Halima Hatimy places a flower necklace on the statue of Gandhi. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. Halima Hatimy places a flower necklace on the statue of Gandhi. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. Flower necklaces left on the statue of Gandhi following the festival. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Gandhi Peace Festival at Hamilton City Hall. Flower necklaces left on the statue of Gandhi following the festival. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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Birds of a Feather

Members of the Caged Bird Society of Hamilton brought their fine feathered friends to Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday to share with the public, swap stories, and perhaps pick up a ribbon or trophy along the way. There were about 500 birds on display, from budgies to canaries. This event was definitely something to tweet about. Take a peek. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Caged Bird Society of Hamilton held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. A canary on display in its cage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Caged Bird Society of Hamilton held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. A canary on display in its cage. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Trophies awaiting their new owners. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Trophies awaiting their new owners. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Judge Jeff Coles examines some of the birds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Judge Jeff Coles examines some of the birds. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Three first place ribbons for this fellow. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Three first place ribbons for this fellow. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Alyssa Lee, 3, walks through the displays.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Alyssa Lee, 3, walks through the displays. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Caged Bird Society of Hamiltn held their annual show at Valley Park Rec Centre Saturday. Over 500 birds were on judged on appearance, and on display for the public to view and talk with their owners. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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Comicon

Hallowe’en came early in Hamilton Saturday, as hundreds descended on the Convention Centre downtown to take in Comicon, a convention of all things related to comic books, video games, superheroes, villians and everything in between. Many of the attendees were in full costume, making photographing this a dream. Every assignment should be this easy. Here’s a look at the event. – Barry Gray

VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/HvPUe9IC3O8

 

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Todd Lepitre poses for a pic in the Batmobile. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Todd Lepitre poses for a pic in the Batmobile. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Chase Gottlieb in costume, like many of those attending the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Chase Gottlieb in costume, like many of those attending the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Not your average face painting: Isabella Santos, 8, likes what she sees in the mirror. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Not your average face painting: Isabella Santos, 8, likes what she sees in the mirror. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Max Feagan, left, and Jesse Taylor pose for a photo with Mini Me, Verne Troyer.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Max Feagan, left, and Jesse Taylor pose for a photo with Mini Me, Verne Troyer. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Deadpool, aka Chris Notman, takes a break.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Deadpool, aka Chris Notman, takes a break. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Former pro wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan has a laugh with a guest while signing autographs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Former pro wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan has a laugh with a guest while signing autographs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Harley Quinn, from the video game Injustice, aka Lauren Raymon, strikes a pose. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Harley Quinn, from the video game Injustice, aka Lauren Raymon, strikes a pose. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Jillianne Justice and Captain America, aka Paul Strychowsky, ham it up for a photo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Jillianne Justice and Captain America, aka Paul Strychowsky, ham it up for a photo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. The original Catwoman, Julie Newmar, poses for a pic with Ramont McCoy. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. The original Catwoman, Julie Newmar, poses for a pic with Ramont McCoy. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. James and Mindy Paquette with son Tiberius, 5, waiting in line for an autograph. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. James and Mindy Paquette with son Tiberius, 5, waiting in line for an autograph. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Jacoby Cordeau, 5, demonstrates his Power Ranger prowess on his little brother Tyson.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Jacoby Cordeau, 5, demonstrates his Power Ranger prowess on his little brother Tyson. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Pandora Warford, 10 months, seems a little unsure of the Stay Puft marshallow man from Ghostbusters. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Pandora Warford, 10 months, seems a little unsure of the Stay Puft marshallow man from Ghostbusters. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Trish the Dish, aka Chris Sweitzer, came from Kitchener for the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Trish the Dish, aka Chris Sweitzer, came from Kitchener for the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Aly S. and Tasha Wuilleme pose for a photo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Aly S. and Tasha Wuilleme pose for a photo. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. The Green Ranger, aka Mike Perciballi, came from Mississauga to take in the action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. The Green Ranger, aka Mike Perciballi, came from Mississauga to take in the action. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 - Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Psycho from the video game Borderland sits in a booth and watches people walk by.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Saturday, October 4,2014 – Comicon event at Hamilton Convention Centre. Psycho from the video game Borderland sits in a booth and watches people walk by. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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CIBC Run for the Cure

The annual breast cancer fundraiser brought hundreds of walkers, runners and supporters together in Burlington to raise funds to battle a disease that affects one in nine women. The courage and spirit shone through the sunshine and a sea of pink shirts, boas, hats and shoes. Here’s a look at what happened today. – Barry Gray

VIDEO:  http://youtu.be/jKySK_Cpx-0

 

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddy Kurchik gets a hug from one of her supporters, a team called Maddie's Mustangs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddy Kurchik gets a hug from one of her supporters, a team called Maddie’s Mustangs. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddie's Mustangs, running in support of Maddy Kurchik, currently undergoing chemo treatment. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Maddie’s Mustangs, running in support of Maddy Kurchik, currently undergoing chemo treatment. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Anthony Diletti and Erica Menechella looking good before heading out. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Anthony Diletti and Erica Menechella looking good before heading out. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Helen Rakovsky-Wylie, Bella Wylie, and Sharlene Ackerl got in the spirit of the pink. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Helen Rakovsky-Wylie, Bella Wylie, and Sharlene Ackerl got in the spirit of the pink. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Walkers and runners wear a sign to show who they are participating for. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Walkers and runners wear a sign to show who they are participating for. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Participants were encouraged to sign the Wall of Hope. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Participants were encouraged to sign the Wall of Hope. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Annilee Baron and Claudia Palermo pose for a selfie. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Annilee Baron and Claudia Palermo pose for a selfie. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. A warmup team from the YMCA took to the stage to get the particpants ready to run and walk. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. A warmup team from the YMCA took to the stage to get the particpants ready to run and walk. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. From left, Michelle Grynberg, Teresa Lesyk, Lynn Armstrong and Julie Armstrong had their hair done for the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. From left, Michelle Grynberg, Teresa Lesyk, Lynn Armstrong and Julie Armstrong had their hair done for the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Derek Daoust swings son Noah, 7, while waiting for the event to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Derek Daoust swings son Noah, 7, while waiting for the event to start. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Rayshawn Calim ties some new pink laces into his running shoes. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Rayshawn Calim ties some new pink laces into his running shoes. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Frank Palermo with a unique sign. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Frank Palermo with a unique sign. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Bayishta Yari sports some colourful mouse ears. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Bayishta Yari sports some colourful mouse ears. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Wendell, a 2 year old bulldog, in the spirit of things at the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Wendell, a 2 year old bulldog, in the spirit of things at the event. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 - CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Hundreds of runners and walker, wearing all manner of costume, took to the street to raise funds for breast cancer research. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton. Ontario, Sunday, October 5,2014 – CIBC Run For the Cure event at Central Park in Burlington. Hundreds of runners and walker, wearing all manner of costume, took to the street to raise funds for breast cancer research. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

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Tiger-Cats Beat Lions 19-17

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the B.C. Lions  19-17, at Tim Horton’s  Field giving them their 4th straight win, and improving their  season record to 6 wins and 7 losses.  They lead the Eastern Division  with 12 points , two points ahead of second place Toronto Argonauts.   Photos by Kaz Novak490 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 469 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 453 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 349 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 302 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 204 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 275 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 277 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 281 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 287 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 187 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 182 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 175 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 174 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 168 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 141 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 127 Ti cats vs B.C. copy 114 Ti cats vs B.C. copy Read More

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