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

BR Xpression

Bishop Ryan’s popular singing group, BR Xpression, held a series of concerts for local elementary school kids Friday along with the their dance group Celtic Audacity and their Junior Xpression singing group. The 200-voice BR Xpression contemporary vocal ensemble is holding a series of concerts to raise funds for a trip to New York to compete in an international festival. The student choir, which was founded at Hamilton’s Bishop Ryan high school by music teacher Dave Tabone, is holding three evening concerts April 10, 11, 12 at the school’s Theatre and Performing Arts Centre. Each concert starts at 7 p.m. The concerts, backed by a rock band, will feature performances of current Billboard hits and classic rock favourites, including “House of the Rising Sun, ” “Stairway to Heaven, ” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” BR Expression is travelling to New York in late May to participate in an International Heritage Music Festival Event. The group has won gold medals in previous festivals in Chicago, Boston and Nashville. Tickets to the three evening concerts at Bishop Ryan are $10, or three for $25, available at the school office or at the door.
Here’s a look at today’s performances.  To see a video, go to : http://www.thespec.com/video/7232126/  – Barry Gray

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Goat Yoga!

Julie O’Neill leads the group and the goats (and the chicken and the cat) through an hour long yoga session in the goat barn at Trish O’Meara’s Ancaster farm.

Sue Csetneky enjoys her yoga workout with Spice, black goat and his sister Sugar.

Puss the barn cat checks in with instructor Julie O’Neill.

Sugar the goat nibbles on some low hanging shoelaces during a Goat Yoga session.

Sue Csetneky takes a break to interact with Sugar during goat yoga class.

A resident chicken gets in on the yoga action.

Shelby Pearson gets a visit from Spice during a Goat Yoga session at Trish O’Meara’s Ancaster farm. Denise Reid looks on in amusement.

Reporter Emma Reilly is visited by a goat as she take part in the yoga class.

Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Bulldogs Force Game Seven

photos by John Rennison

MacKenzie Entwistle, centre, celebrates his first goal of the playoffs with his Hamilton Bulldog teammates to make the score 4-2 in the second period against the Kingston Frontenacs at First Ontario Centre Sunday.  Matt Luft would add an empty net goal in the third period to make the final 5-2.  All five goals for Hamilton were the first of the playoffs for the scorers.

Game seven of the OHL playoff series will be played Tuesday night in Kingston.

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Bulldogs, Frontenacs All Tied Up

The Hamilton Bulldogs dropped their second straight decision to the Kingston Frontenacs in their opening round OHL playoff matchup Thursday, losing 5-1 to the visitors at FOC. The series is now knotted at 2-2. Game 5 is in Kingston Friday; Game 6 Sunday back in Hamilton. Here’s a look at the action. – Barry Gray

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