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PHOTO OF THE DAY – February 18th

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The Scottish Rite Club – 4 Queen St S

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February 18, 2015 · 5:24 pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY – January 31st

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Dundurn Castle – 610 York Boulevard

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January 31, 2015 · 7:38 pm

PHOTO OF THE DAY – January 16th

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Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King – 714 King Street W

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PHOTO OF THE DAY – January 11th

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Dundas Town Hall – 80 Main Street, Dundas

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January 11, 2015 · 12:30 am

PHOTO OF THE DAY – December 26th

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A festive City Hall on Boxing Day

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PHOTO OF THE DAY – January 3rd

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Laing Apartments – 15 King St W, Dundas

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January 3, 2014 · 4:48 pm

Inaugural Hamilton Santa 5k run a success, despite cold

Over 500 runners dressed as Santa Claus took part in the inaugural Hamilton Santa 5k run on Sunday morning at Hamilton’s waterfront.

It was a windy, brisk morning, with scattered flurries. Despite the cold weather, runners came out in droves for the festive event.

All participants who entered the run were given a full Santa suit, including a beard.

Santas of all sizes take over Hamilton’s waterfront during the Hamilton Santa 5k run

The race started at the Hamilton Yacht Club, went through Pier 4 Park, looped around Bayfront Park, and finished out front of Williams Coffee Pub.

VR PRO, the company that held the event, already has a Santa 5k run in Burlington, Ontario and Burlington, Vermont, before adding a third Santa race in Hamilton.

Kelly Arnott, Race Director for VR PRO, said that despite the cold weather, the run was a success.

“The event was totally amazing today […] it was everything we expected. Young Santas, old Santas, fast Santas, slow Santas, tall Santas, short Santas – everything,” said Arnott.

Victor Gatundu, who won the 5-kilometre run with a time of 16:50, said the race was fun, but he had some technical difficulties during his run.

“It was a good race. It was very cold and windy out there, my gloves were too thin, and my [Santa] pants exploded during my run!” said Gatundu.

Arnott said all the participants had a great time and next year she expects double the amount of registrants.

“[Hopefully] next year we’ll get one thousand [participants],” she said.

The Santa 5k run raised funds for Hamilton’s Waterfront Trust and the Good Shepherd Hamilton.

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