CWHM Lanc 30th Anniversary Flight

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum celebrated a milestone – the 30th anniversary of the first flight of their historic aircraft, following an extensive renovation. 3 decades on, the plane still turns heads wherever it flies. Here’s a look at a special flight to mark the occasion. Video can be found here:


Pilot Bill Craig watches as the engines are started.

The nose gunner’s seat.

The view from pilot Bill Craig’s seat.

Andrew Dougall takes a pic of the plane as it flies over the museum.

The Lancaster re-enters the hangar following the flight.

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CCMA Awards

The Canadian Country Music Association held their annual awards Sunday at First Ontario Centre in Hamilton, kicking things off with a red carpet visit from the stars before the show. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray

Jess Moskaluke, Madeline Merlo, Shania Twain, and Kira Isabella kick things off at the CCMA’s at First Ontario Centre Sunday night.

Keith Urban performs at the CCMA’s at First Ontario Centre sunday night.

Terri Clark, inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, performs a number with Dallas Smith at the CCMA’s.

Brett Kissel performs at the CCMA’s at First Ontario Centre Sunday night.

Keith Urban poses for a group selfie on the red carpet, at the CCMA’s.

Lindsay Ell performs at the CCMA’s.

Mason Ramsey performs at the CCMA’s.

Brett Kissel brought his family onto the red carpet at the CCMA’s.

Madeline Merlo takes a group selfie with fans on the red carpet at the CCMA’s.

Meghan Patrick on the red carpet at the CCMA’s.

Hamilton Tiger Cats Simoni Lawrence has a laugh on the red carpet at the CCMA’s.

Jess Moskaluke opens the show at the CCMA’s.

Singer Dustin Lynch poses for a photo on the red carpet at the CCMA’s.

Singer Paul Brandt shares a high five with Kira Li from Hamilton at the CCMA’s.

Terri Clark accepts her Hall of Fame award from Keith Urban at the CCMA’s.

Madeline Merlo, Tim Hicks, and Tebey perform together at the CCMA’s.

James Barker Band perform at the CCMA’s.

Gord Bamford on the red carpet, and the show at the CCMA’s.

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Today in Photos.

Hamilton, Ontario, September 4, 2018 – Josh Chapman, a first year Engineering student from McMaster, found a quiet spot on the bike trail on Cootes Drive near the university to get in a little practice on the trumpet Tuesday. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario -Sept 3 ,2018-A youth skateboards around the bandshell in Gage Park Monday morning. John Rennison / The Hamilton Spectator

Sept 4, 2018-The Hamilton Public Library has partnered with the Canadian Country Music Awards and is hosting free noon-hour concerts at the HPL’s Main Branch featuring local country acts.The series kicked off Tuesday with a performance by The Redhill Valleys. They are (L-R) Tim Allard, Chelsea McWilliams, Danielle Beaudin and Matt Soliveri. Country Music Week kicks off in Hamilton Sept 6 and runs until Sept.9 with the Canadian Country Music Awards being broadcast live from FirstOntario Centre Sunday night. Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Sept 4, 2018-Red Hill Valley’s singer and bassist Chelsea McWilliams is congratulated by a fan after the band’s set. Photo by Scott Gardner, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, Sept 4,2018 – A couple and their pooch enjoy a paddle on Cootes Paradise Tuesday afternoon photographing birds and inevitably the field filled with golden rod that lines the shores of Princess Point. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, September 4, 2018 – A crew of 8 intermediate level rowers from the Leander Boat Club carefully carry their sweeping boat into the storage shed. These rowers ages 11-17 are part of the club’s recreational group. Pier 4 park nearing sunset. Gary Yokoyama, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, September 5, 2018 -Police photograph a suspect vehicle at the scene of a hit and run accident at King and Hess Streets. Paramedics were called to the area at 5:32 a.m. for reports a pedestrian was hit. Police say a 32-year-old man was walking on King St. W. when he was struck by a car. Initial reports from police say the driver of that vehicle fled across King, causing a chain reaction of crashes as he struck another car which caused that car to hit a third vehicle. Gary Yokoyama, The Hamilton Spectator. See story by Nicole O’Reilly

Judas Priest

Iconic 70’s metal band Judas Priest is still rockin’ on, and delighted their fans at First Ontario Centre Monday in Hamilton. The show also featured Temperance Movement and Deep Purple. Here’s a look. – Barry Gray


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Teen Quilt Camp

For 21 years Aline Chan has been running a one week learn to quilt camp for students 11 years and older at the Ancaster Town Hall. This year she has 13 students as well as 13 volunteers working one on one will each piece and sew a single bed size quilt. For some of the students this is their first time using a sewing machine and for one 16-year-old this is her 5th year at the camp creating her 5th quilt. Chan says that many of the volunteers involved are retired teachers loving the interaction with the young students. The volunteers help keep the cost of the camp low at $80.00 per student. The students provide their own fabric, delivered a week ahead of the camp so it is pre-cut and sorted into each students basket so they are ready to quilt when they sit down at the machines on the Monday morning. For Chan, a former Ancaster resident , it’s a labour of love that keeps her coming back from her home in Breslau for the annual summer camp. Chan is seen here with student Anna Vanderrongelen.

Emily Tod feeds her quilt piece through the sewing machine.

Anna Vandrongelen ,foreground, works with pieces of her light blue quilt.

In this photo 16-year-old Claire Koopman works on her 5th quilt and Hannah Marshall, left, on her first.

In this photo 90-year-old Alice Farrenden irons a finished quilt square for student Kristen Proper.

16-year-old Claire Koopman works on her 5th quilt. Koopman has been coming to the camp every year since she was 11 years old.

Leah Vandrongelen uses a seam ripper to removes stitches from her quilt piece.

Karina Klyn works on a quilt for her grandparents 50th anniversary.

Jenna Degraaf works on her quilt with volunteer Rena Robinson.

Emily Tod lays out her quilt pieces to get a better look at how the finished quilt will look.

Karina Klyn takes a break from the sewing machine to stretch her toes while she irons her quilt pieces.

Diane Proper, right, and her grand-daughters Kristen Proper and Tori Mudde take a close look at a quilt made in last years camp. After the girls quilt tops are pieced together course instructor Aline Chan takes them all home and machine quilts each one of them. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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