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Weekend Roundup – May 17, 2019

Posted: May 17, 2019

It’s the unofficial kick-off to summer, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring our favourite cities. If you need some help planning what to do, then keep reading. Happy long weekend, and enjoy the start of making many #summer2019 memories.

P.s. Should I Stay or Should I Go? If you are currently looking to update your home, or get it ready for sale, then join Team Smulders, The Sullivan Team, Sunrise Construction and Mission 35 on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. to discuss home renovations, the sale, and mortgage needs.

Visit Bronte Creek Provincial Park on Monday, May 20th, a short drive outside of Burlington, for their Spring Time On the Farm and celebrate all things SPRING! There is a lot happening on the 1899’s farm and in the farmhouse to get ready for another growing season. Visitors can experience a taste of what life must have been like for the early farming families in this area around the turn of the last century. There will be games, crafts, activities and plenty of hands on demonstrations all about the heritage of early farms.

Special Royal Botanical Garden’s feature on long weekends only – Check out the RBG’s newest “G scale” model train experience and let it take you on a journey through the four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. The Escarpment Train Exhibit illustrates three eras of locomotion history including the steam engines of the late 1800s, the streamliners of the 1930s and the powerful modern diesels of the 1960s up to present day. Located at the Rock Garden in the Robert Stipe Garden House.

The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and the City of Hamilton will present Victoria Day Fireworks at the Dundas Driving Park on Sunday, May 19th (rain date is Monday, May 20th). There will be live music and food trucks starting at 6:00 p.m. and the firework display will begin at 9:30 p.m.

For the adventure seekers and thrill lovers, Treetop Trekking Hamilton opens on Saturday, May 18th and is the most exciting adventure park in South Western Ontario featuring a variety of adventure activities for all ages.

Go wild this weekend and head to the African Lion Safari and get closer than you have ever imagined to lions, giraffe, cheetah, rhinos and over 1,000 other exotic birds and animals!

If you forgot to spoil your mom last weekend, or want an excuse to dress fancy, then treat yourself to an afternoon of Tea at the White House. While you sip on your tea, enjoy their famous English Sweet Scones with English Cream and house made jam, delicious finger sandwiches and house made sweets.

If this is the weekend that you plant your flowers, veggies and fruit, make sure to visit our local garden centres: Harpers Garden Centre, Centro Garden, Holland Park Gallery and TERRA – happy gardening.