In the City welcomes the Tall Ships of 1812 to Hamilton’s Pier 8. Tourism Hamilton has reported that the Tall Ships are touring “…15 Ontario ports this summer to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.” The Tall Ships that will be stopping at Pier 8 include: Sorlandet, Niagara, Fair Jeanne, Peacemaker, and the St. Lawrence II; the ships will be available for touring all weekend long. In addition to deck tours, there will be food, beverage and craft vendors, live entertainment, harbour cruises and on-land activities. To find out more about scheduling and events click here.
If you are interested in learning more about sailing and boating, the library has this list of resources to get your sea-legs ready! This e-book from EBSCOhost, Seas and Waterways of the World : An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, provides an introduction to humanity’s historical reliance on the world’s seas and waterways, and how it continues to evolve.
Looking for something to do on Canada Day? Look no further – the Bayfront and Pier 4 parks is the place to be! Canada Day celebrations include entertainers, food trucks and a fireworks display. The events draw a crowd of over 30,000 people, so everyone is encouraged to walk, bike, or take the complimentary HSR shuttle. Those heading down to the parks are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the Welcome Inn Community Centre’s Emergency Food Pantry. For more information about parks events, check out the City of Hamilton web page.
A reminder that all Mohawk College library locations will be closed on Monday, July 1st; regular hours will resume on Tuesday. We wish you all a safe and relaxing Canada Day long weekend!