Things to do in Hamilton this weekend
Hockey Day in Canada
It's the third annual Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday, Jan. 18. It's a day when Canadians are encouraged to come out and play hockey( as if we need the encouragement) and to celebrate our national game.
If you're looking for a hockey event in the city, play street hockey with friends and family for a good cause. It starts at 3 p.m at 25 North Gate Dr. Event organizer, Sam Sheculski, will be collecting canned goods to be donated to a local charity.
Watch the live CBC broadcast of Hockey Day in Canada events on our website.
Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues Concert Series
The Hamilton All Star Jazz and Music at Fieldcote present the third annual Red Hot Jazz & Cool Blues Concert Series at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evenings from Jan. 18, 2014 through Feb. 22, 2014 at the Old Firehall Arts Center (334 Wilson St. E. Ancaster).
Admission to each concert is $25.00 per person. Tickets for the series (all 5 concerts) are also available for $100.00 (a savings of $25.00). Tickets are available at Cavallo Nero Restaurant (370 Wilson Street; 905 648-8888) or on-line at www.hamiltonallstarjazz.org.
Performers include Motown Can Never Say Goodbye, Barbra Lica, Alex Dean Quartet, Oakland Soul featuring Darcy Hepner and the Hamilton All Star Jazz Band.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Join in celebrating the arrival of the Chinese new year - Year of the Horse at city hall on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. There will be song and dance presentations from the Chinese Dance Group, Hamilton Kids Dazzle Dance Team, Smoke Wagon Blues Band and more. Mayor Bob Bratina and the consul general of China, Hongru Zhong will attend the event.
Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets
For even more hockey fun, there's the Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Utica Comets game at Copps Coliseum. It's on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at ticketmaster.ca. Ticket prices range between $25 and $50.
Winter Dreams Concert
The Dundas Valley Orchestra present their 'Winter Dreams' concert on Sunday, Jan. 19 at St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas, Ont. at 3 p.m. Admission is free but donations will be gratefully accepted. The orchestra will perform music by Mozart, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky.