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Christmas at Dundurn Castle: Free Tour! THEN JOIN ME FOR A PLEASANT WALK AFTER!

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Dundurn Castle

610 York Boulevard · Hamilton, ON

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We will meet at the Dove tower just in front of the castle. You can not miss it for the tower looks like a giant bird house. From there we will go to the green doors to start the tour.

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Dundurn Castle is so wonderful all decked out in Christmas decorations therefore do come out and enjoy this free event.

We will meet at the Dove tower just in front of the castle. You can not miss it for the tower looks like a giant bird house. From there we will go to the green doors to start the tour. Since this is a self guided tour and a free event there will probably be a lot of people therefore that is why I decided to arrive for when they open at 12:00. Also I hope that there will be lots of parking spots at that time. The doors are to open at noon however if you could arrive about 11:45-11:50 we could gather as a group and enter together and tour as a group. So come on out for your first taste of Christmas.

After the tour please join me for a lovely afternoon walk among the beauty of York blvd. and the Grindstone Trail of the R.B.G.. We will see spectacular views; the splendor of looking-over the breathtaking views, before our very eyes, as we cross the many bridges encapsulating our journey and adventure.
WE WILL WALK ALONG A BEAUTIFUL BOARDWALK WITH IT`S OWN QUAINT BRIDGE; where so much wildlife call home!

IF YOU JOIN ME ON THE WALK WE SHOULD BE FINISHED ABOUT 4:00 PM.
(BRING A SNACK AND WATER)

There is a large parking lot just past the Castle off of York St. on your right. The entrance to the parking lot is at the west end of the lot at the lights (across from the main entrance of York Cemetery).

This will be a joint outing between Adventures In Hamilton, Always Hiking and the Hamilton Trail Blazer`s members.

IMPORTANT:

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATION WHICH GOES TO THE GOOD SHEPHERD`S FOOD BANK!!!

Seven Canadian Historical Event Which Occurred On Nov. 25th.:

1657 - Education - Marguerite Bourgeoys starts teaching in Montréal; the following year she will open Montréal's First school in a converted stable; later organizes a boarding school for girls in Montréal, and a school for Native girls on the Sulpician reserve of La Montagne. Montréal, Québec.

1851 - George Williams officially opens a branch of the Young Men's Christian Association in St. Helen's Baptist Church in Montréal, a project of his old friend Francis Grafton, who had arrived in Montreal in 1847, and who drafted the Montréal YMCA’s first constitution; opens two weeks before the First American YMCA in Boston, making it the first YMCA in North America. Montréal, Québec.

1885 - Environment - Macdonald government sets aside a small reserve of 10 sq miles (26 km2), around the hot springs at Cave and Basin, and preserve them as a public park known as the Banff Hot Springs Reserve; the Banff townsite, at Siding 29 on the CPR, 3 km from present-day Banff, will be relocated 3 years later to be nearer the hot springs; now the main town in Banff National Park, Banff was named by CPR financier Donald Smith, later Lord Strathcona, for his home county in Scotland. On June 23, 1887, the Rocky Mountains Park Act expands the park to 260 sq miles (674 km2), including Lake Louise and other areas extending north to the Columbia Icefield; Rocky Mountains Park (today's Banff National Park) is Canada's first national park, and the third established in North America, after Yellowstone and Mackinac National Parks. Banff, Alberta.

1944 - Football - Montreal HMCS beat Hamilton Flying Wildcats 7-6 in the 32nd Grey Cup game. Hamilton Ontario.

1989 - Earthquake centered near Chicoutimi measures almost 6.0 on the Richter Scale, and is felt across eastern Canada and in the northeastern United States. Chicoutimi Quebec.

2009- Media - Canadian journalist Amanda Linkhout and an Australian colleague freed fifteen months after they were abducted in Somalia in August, 2008. Somalia.

2012- CFL Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in the 100th Anniversary Grey Cup Game; 16th Grey Cup in Argos franchise history. Running back Chad Kackert named the most outstanding player; defensive end Ricky Foley named most outstanding Canadian. Toronto. Ont.