City services: what will be open and what will not be open on Family Day - February the 19th.

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February 8th, 2018



A number of administrative services will be closed for Family Day on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, reopening Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

City Hall: Closed Monday, Feb. 19 and will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Family Day graphicParks and Recreation Programs and Facilities: Activities and customer service hours at city pools, arenas and community centres vary over the holidays. Please visit for a complete listing of program times and for hours at customer service locations.

Burlington Transit and Handi-Van: On Monday, Feb. 19, Burlington Transit will operate a holiday service and the downtown Transit Terminal, Handi-Van Dispatch and the administration office will be closed. Regular service resumes Tuesday, Feb. 20.

For real-time schedule information please call 905-639-0550 or visit
Roads, Parks and Forestry: The administration office will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 and will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Only winter control and emergency services will be provided.

Halton Court Services: Provincial Offenses Court in Milton and Burlington will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 and reopening Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Parking: Free parking is available in the downtown core, on the street, municipal lots and the parking garage on weekends and holidays.

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Disruption - understand it before it disrupts your company.

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February 6th, 2018



Technology and disruption are among today’s hottest buzzwords.

But how are technological developments going to affect your business? What should you be doing about it?

How can you avoid the trap of doing nothing until it’s too late?

Alfredo Tan

Alfredo Tan

The people at the DeGroote School of Business are inviting people to join their GTHA executive network on February 15 for a thought-provoking conversation about the future of work.

Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, WestJet, formerly of Facebook Canada, will share why every company and every industry will be affected by technology, and what you can do to prepare.

The event is open to alumni, business community members, and students.

Online registration.


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Celebrated British author Martin Amis will be in Burlington February 21st

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February 5th, 2018



Martin Amis, one of Britain’s most influential writers for over forty years, is not only a brilliant satirist but an outstanding critic and essayist will be in Burlington on February 21, 7pm., Shoreline Room in The Art Gallery of Burlington.

Martin Amis

Martin Amis

Mr. Amis visits Burlington to present his newest book The Rub of Time, a collection of wittily diverse essays showcasing his caustic, insightful intelligence.

His novel Time’s Arrow was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize; and Money: A Suicide Note won acclaim from both Time Magazine and The Guardian, cited by both as one of the best 100 novels written in English.

Leading the conversation with Mr. Amis is Richard Crouse, canny and irreverent author, broadcaster and film critic, long-time cinema correspondent for Canada AM, CTV NewsChannel and CP24.

Sponsored by The Different Drummer, Tickets are $10. Please contact us at (905) 639 0925 or to reserve.

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HDSB Board Superintendent of Education Rob Eatough will address LGBTQI2S+ youth at Milton high school.

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January 26th, 2018



The Halton District School Board is hosting the 2018 HDSB Secondary GSA Student Conference on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Milton District High School (396 Williams Ave, Milton).

Rainbow flagThe all-day event, with the theme Queering Valentines, begins at 9 a.m. with a marketplace of community partner displays including the Positive Space Network, the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity and Egale Canada.

The conference features keynote speaker Teddy Syrette, a two-spirited genderqueer activist. Board Superintendent of Education Rob Eatough will also address the conference.

Organized for students and by students, the day offers LGBTQI2S+ youth and allies the opportunity to connect, converse and create with each other. Facilitated conversation spaces throughout the day include Inclusion in Sports, Trans Inclusive Environments, LGBTQI2S+ Literature, Spoken Word Workshop, and Indigenous and Two-Spirit Perspectives.

This conference is one way the Halton District School Board ensures all Halton schools are positive spaces that welcome, recognize, and respect diverse genders and sexualities.

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District school board recognizes nine for 'inspiring students.

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January 19th, 2018



The Halton District School Board has Inspire Awards for people who go above and beyond to support students in the School Board.

Everyone in the Halton District School Board community can nominate or be nominated – families, neighbours, related organizations, staff, students and school volunteers.

The Inspire Award is given to an individual or group that is formally or informally associated with the Halton District School Board, who support our students and their achievements through exemplary caring, initiative, innovation and creativity.

Recipients choose where they receive their award, so some choose the monthly Board meeting, while others choose to receive the award at their school or workplace or in the mail, if they wish. This month, three out of the nine recipients chose to receive the award at the January Board meeting while others have chosen to receive it at other locations this month.

HDSB Inspire awards

Pictured with trustees and director of education are ( L-R) Brian Vincent and Amy Abbott from TA Blakelock and Juliann Rosizky, itinerant EA and occasional teacher.

The following Inspire Awards recipients will have their awards presented at their school or workplace, as requested:

Kyle Kennery, child youth counsellor (CYC) at McKenzie-Smith Bennett PS
CYC at MSB displaying deep caring for students. He ran a floor hockey club, basketball club; always making himself available to students. (Award at MSB)

Lorna Brooks, volunteer at McKenzie-Smith Bennett PS
Lorna has volunteered for many years on the School Council and by helping with the Nutrition Program, always with a friendly smile. (Award at MSB)

Andrew Strachan, volunteer at Ethel Gardiner PS
Volunteered with tremendous support for Hungry Bears Breakfast Program supported by Halton Food for Thought. The program has run five days per week since 2008. (Award at Ethel Gardiner PS)

Marge Anderson, volunteer at Ethel Gardiner PS
Volunteered with tremendous support for Hungry Bears Breakfast Program, supported by Halton Food for Thought. Program has ran since 2008, five days per week. (Award at Ethel Gardiner PS)

Steve Feltz, teacher at Bruce Trail PS
He helps students see the value in striving for success, the benefit of being involved and bringing out the best in his students and helping students gain confidence. (Award at Bruce Trail PS)

Diane Vandenbossche, representative for the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton (LDAH) on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Diane has been the LDAH rep on SEAC for many years, and is a strong advocate and voice for children with special education needs. (Awarded at SEAC meeting).

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Mayor calls a quickie Reverse Town Hall - he wants to listen to the voters.

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January 16th, 2018



The mayor is hosting a town hall this Thursday at the AGB at 7:00 pm to hear from residents about the downtown.

Our information is that the notice of the meeting was only shared on Twitter.  An hour afrer we first published the Office of the Mayor said:

I’m hosting a Reverse Town Hall this Thursday, January 18th, 7 p.m at the Art Gallery of Burlington to discuss the downtown Burlington in context to our Official Plan and the draft precinct plan.

Reverse Town Hall is all about coming together to share your perspectives. I hope to see many residents, developers and stakeholders this Thursday.


The Mayor in listening mode.

The event is being billed as a Reverse Town Hall. “I want to hear your thoughts about the future of downtown Burlington. This is your meeting and an opportunity for me to listen.

Imagine if this listening capacity were to make its way to the Council Chamber.

ECoB has scheduled a meeting for people interested in volunteering to grow what is known as Engaged Citizens of Burlington.

A genuine and regrettable conflict – the Office of the Mayor was perhaps not aware of what ECoB had planned.

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Freeman Station partners with the library for a literacy and choo choo train program.

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January 16th, 2018



This could be both fun and interesting.

Literacy, the Library, Choo Choo trains and the Freeman Station.

The Burlington Library, New Street branch, is holding a “Reading” Railroad day.  The Library and Friends of Freeman Station are teaming up on Saturday, February 3rd to promote reading literacy and model railroad fun.

Thomas Tank EngineThey are combining “story times” with model trains and age-specific special activities.

10:30 – 11:30 – “Adventures on the Island of Sodor” will feature an operating Thomas the Tank Engine with Annie and Clarabelle along with exciting stories about Thomas and friends (for preschoolers).

2:00 – 3:30 – “Burlington in the golden age of steam” offers a nostalgic look at our grandparents’ life around the Freeman Station. (All ages.)

Freeman Junction sign BESTSaturday, February 3rd at the Central Library, Centennial Room,

There is no cost to attend, but donations toward construction of the model railway diorama will be gratefully appreciated.

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ECoB will have lawn signs by the end of the week - a meeting for anyone who wants to serve as a volunteer.

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January 15th, 2018



ECOB logoECoB will also be holding a Volunteer Recruitment Workshop on Thursday January 18th at Wellington Square Church, 2121 Caroline Avenue from 7-9 PM.

The ECoB lawn signs should be available at that time as well. Anyone interested in getting one should contact us through our email address


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Sit in on a bluegrass and roots workshop at the Performing Arts Centre - free

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January 13th, 2018



Calling all lovers of roots and bluegrass music – register for a FREE workshop with the Slocan Ramblers on Friday, January 26 3-4 PM at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre!

The murmur of music lured a crowd to Keogh Park this past Sunday in Tottenham. On the heels of the release of their new album Coffee Creek the Slocan Ramblers showcased their bluegrass sound during Music in the Park. The annual summer concert series features musicians every Sunday at 1 p.m. Willful Blues will be taking the stage for the next show this Sunday.

The Slocan Ramblers with their bluegrass sound

You don’t have to play an instrument to attend. It’s worth it just to meet this amazing band and get a taste of their sound!

Slide over to web site to register.

The event is part of the Performing Arts Centre Community Outreach.

FREE Bluegrass & Roots Workshop with The Slocan Ramblers

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Oprah Winfrey gives a barn burner of a speech - take it to heart!

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January 8th, 2018



There are speeches – and then there are speeches.

OprahTake the ten minutes needed to listen to Oprah Winfrey make a barn burner of a speech at the Golden Globe awards last night. It equals anything Winston Churchill had to say during the Second World War.

Listen to it and share it widely. She is part of a turning point in the history of this world.

Click here to link to the speech.

Amazing! .

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2018 Levee to be held at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Sunday.

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January 4th, 2018



The third New Year levee will take place on Sunday January 7th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm., at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

The event is being sponsored by Member of Parliament Karina Gould and MPP Eleanor McMahon.

Levee Gould welcoming a new CanadianA levee is an old tradition in Ontario. In many communities the levee is held at city hall and sponsored by the Mayor and members of council.

There was a time when it was a pretty formal event – not so with the event Gould and McMahon sponsor.

Burlington’s Mayor hasn’t been part of the event the first two years – no mention of his taking part in the 2018 event.

Perhaps the sponsorship will be broadened in 2019.

It is a fun event and the speeches are kept to a minimum. It’s a time for the political set to gather and do what the politicians and the political junkies do

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Doug Musson, the man who lit up his property with an overwhelming collection of Christmas lights - died Monday evening.

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December 19th, 2017


Updated Wednesday December 20th, 2017

Thousands knew about the lights – and they all visited the house on Spruce Street that had an almost overwhelming display of Christmas decoration.

Doug Musson had put up the lights for more than 30 years.

Doug Musson

Doug Musson and his Christmas lights.

Earlier this week Doug was up on a ladder trying to fix a leak on the display and he fell.  He passed away later that evening.

Due to the overwhelming response there is no longer a set date or time to pay our respects to Mr. Doug Musson. Please take the time over the holidays should you wish to visit the display and pay your respects.

3360 Spruce Avenue Burlington.

Early Wednesday morning Mayor Golding tweeted:

“Doug and the Musson family have provided Burlington with a wonderful display of Christmas Lights on their home for many, many years,”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Musson family.”


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Art Gallery looking for community leaders - information session January 9th

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December 19th, 2017



Burlington has several organizations that operates at arm’s length from city hall. The Art Gallery, the Performing Arts Centre and the Museums. Add the public library to that list.

Those organizations don’t have publicly elected leadership but they do have leadership drawn from the community.

AGB people

A good animated conversation. They happen often at the Art Gallery.

Some are better than others in looking to the community in a very public manner for their leadership.

The Art Gallery (AGB) said in a recent statement that they “ have a strong desire to represent our community, and so we are seeking community leaders who have an interest in becoming involved at the gallery. “

“The Board of Directors and various committees at the AGB provide high-level guidance, counsel, and support to the organization.

The AGB is holding an Open House & Information Session, January 9th at 7 pm at the Art Gallery. If you plan to attend let to Alya Shah know email

The current Board members are:

Tim Caddigan, Chair
Brenda Bowlby, Vice Chair
Jim Commerford, Vice Chair
Paul MacDiarmid, Treasurer
Tom Evans, Secretary
Sandra Edrupt, Past Chair
Ted Bossence
Greg Henderson
Paul Subject
Blair Lancaster, City of Burlington Representative
Bob Pring
Allan Ramsay
Roxanne Field

The AGB Board has two members from the Art Gallery of Burlington Foundation. They are:

Robert Redhead Chair & Secretary, AGBF
Kenna Danyliw, Vice Chair AGBF

Holiday Season events and program at the AGB

Open December 24, 10am – 3
Closed December 25 & 26
Open December 27, 28, 29 & 30, 10am – 5pm
Open December 31, 10am – 3
Closed January 1, 2018

AGB Shop Holiday Hours

Closed December 24, 25, 26 & 31
Open December 27, 28, 29 & 30, 10am – 5pm
Closed January 1 + 8 & 9 for inventory



Everyone is invited to the AGB’s FREE drop-in art studio for some creative holiday fun! Our artist instructors offer ideas as sources of inspiration and encourage visitors to engage in art and craft making. Children must be accompanied by parents or adult caregivers.


DEC 27 & JAN 2, 1 – 3 PM

An opportunity for parents, grandparents, guardians and young people to share in some creative time. Our instructor will lead you through the current exhibition for inspiration then guide you through an art making workshop to create a memento of your visit.


DEC 28 & 29, JAN 3, 4, 5, 1 – 3 PM (AGES: 5 – 12)

An afternoon break for parents – no adults allowed at this 2 hour session where we will explore a variety of mediums as we get crafty. Bring your imagination!

Levee Gould welcoming a new Canadian

MP Karina Gould, on the right with a couple at a New Year’s Levee.



All Burlington residents are invited to the third annual New Year’s Levee co-hosted by MPP Eleanor McMahon and MP Karina Gould. Enjoy free access to the gallery including demonstrations and hands-on activities. Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP required. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the local food banks.

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Glen Eden to open Thursday the 21st - they have been making snow for the last ten days.

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December 19th, 2017



Glen Eden is preparing for its best opening week conditions in recent memory!

Cold December temperatures have allowed Glen Eden’s snowmaking team to make snow day and night over the last 10 days. The hills will be set to open this Thursday, December 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Glen Eden expects to be fully operational with all lifts and trails open. The Learning Centres and the Terrain Parks will also be ready.

GlenEden from top of hill

A really exhilarating view. The trip down is a real high.

Glen Eden is open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. except for December 25 when it will be closed for the day. The latest information can be found on the Glen Eden website,, as to which runs and lifts will be open, as well as the Terrain Park location, number of features and other details.

“The team at Glen Eden is looking forward to welcoming skiers and snowboarders for another fantastic season,” said Gene Matthews, Director, Parks and Recreation. “Our snowmaking team has been working around the clock to get the hill ready with the best conditions possible. We are confident all visitors will be pleased with our surface conditions whether they are learning to ski or snowboard, out enjoying some runs with family and friends, or throwing it down in the Terrain Park.”

Glen Eden lifts

All the lifts are in great working order – ready for the first skiers on Thursday.

In the last ten years, Glen Eden has been open before Christmas seven times, Boxing Day once and December 27 the other. The only time in the last ten years Glen Eden did not open until January was 2016. Opening date that year was January 8 during an el nino winter.

Glen Eden is home to one of the largest Learning Centres in Ontario, with a wide variety of lessons and programs for all ages and abilities. There are two Christmas Camps during the holidays. Camp #1 starts on Boxing Day, and Camp #2 starts January 2, 2018. Group lesson programs run starting on Boxing Day, there are also private and semi-private options. Visit the Glen Eden website,, or call Visitor Services at 905-878-5011, ext. 1221, for more information.

Glen Eden hills

Glen Eden: They have been laying down snow for the past ten days – conditions will be great for the Thursday opening.

The Terrain Park is where a lot of the action happens at Glen Eden. The “Big” Parks, Nighthawk and Falcon have upwards of 40 of the most progressive features dedicated to these two runs during peak season. Glen Eden has lots of options for keeping things fresh while pushing your limits and developing your skills.

Christmas Theme Day – December 23
Skiers and snowboarders are invited to celebrate the holidays a few days early during Opening Weekend at Glen Eden at the Christmas Theme Day on Saturday, December 23. Visitors can join in the fun and help us decorate our On-Slope Christmas Trees on the Learning Centre. Wear your Santa hats, ugly Christmas sweaters and bring your sweet tooth for some candy canes. Keep your eye out for a special guest in a red suit while enjoying the slopes at Glen Eden!

New Year’s Eve Ski & Dine – December 31
Join us for New Year’s Eve on the slopes, for music, s’mores, campfire, a ginger ale toast, dinner and more from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Ski & Dine package is $39 per person and includes lift ticket and dinner in the West Lodge. New Year’s Eve dinner will be snacks, salad, pasta, dessert and soft drinks. Reservations are required. New Year’s Eve Ski & Dine tickets can be purchased on the website or at the Visitor Centre by December 26, 2017.


She’s ready!

Glen Eden’s Discover Skiing and Snowboarding is a lesson program for first timers and beginners and are available starting this weekend. During the season, Discover is offered weekends, holidays, and March Break from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. on non-holiday weeknights. Glen Eden’s snow pros will help ensure you learn the basics – equipment, stopping and turning. By the time you complete the program you should be ready for the big hills. Discover is available on a first-come, first-serve basis unless you’re booking a large group. For groups of 20 or more people please call 905-878-5011, ext. 1278, at least one week in advance.

Glen Eden is located on Kelso Road, near Tremaine Road and Highway 401, and is a 20 minute drive from Mississauga, Burlington and Hamilton and is operated by Conservation Halton. During the season, Glen Eden is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for skiing and snowboarding with the Snow Tube Park open on the weekends. For more information visit the Glen Eden website,, or call 905-878-5011.

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Breakfast at Tom Thomson - same thing happens at most schools - Food for Thought feeds 26,000 across the Region every week.

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December 17th, 2017



At the end of the week thousands of students will be out of school and home for the holidays – returning to their classes on January 8th.

Another calendar year behind them and time to think about, talk about and plan for the balance of the school year.

Gym full of kids

The Gazette visit to Tom Thomson took place when there was a Region wide event that was piped into every school. All the students gathered in the gym for the event.


It may well be a year during which the Board of Education closes a school – that decision will become crystal clear in 2018. Lester B. Pearson high school parents are still going door to door drumming up support for a community initiative to somehow keep that school open.

Households with children in school have an attachment to the school there children go to that starts early in the morning and runs through to well into the late afternoon.

Fresh Fruit and veggies

The food is fresh and there is plenty of it.

At Tom Thomson elementary school the program for students begin at breakfast where there are two programs for students; one run by the YMCA that involves caring for the students and the other a walk in for any student that wants to meet with friends and didn’t catch breakfast at home.

The program is put on by a volunteer group of parents. Some of the students come from households where the family income doesn’t quite cover all the costs – others are students who want to meet with their chums and do what elementary students do these day.

A Regional Police liaison officer spends time at both Tom Thomson and Brant Hills – alternating between the two; parents from the community work as volunteers getting the food ready and serving the students.

Thurman - dling out fresh fruit

Dania Thurman serving fresh fruit to a student at Tom Thomson elementary school.

Dania Thurman, a parent very active in the campaign to keep Central high school open, is one of the parents that shows up a couple of days a week and spends some time with the 60+ students who show up before she has to scoot off to her full time job.

Kids in corner - eating breakfast

They gather in corners and sit wherever they can – having breakfast and getting caught up with friends.

The students troop into the gym, dropping their knapsacks on the floor and heading for the group of friends they meet up with – cell phones in hand.

The program takes place every day of the week – they have been doing this at Tom Thomson for the past six years.

They feed between 60 to 70 students with the grub coming from Food for Thought a Region wide program that works with elementary and high schools to ensure that every student has access to a proper breakfast.

The Food for Thought history isn’t uncommon; a grassroots group of people who identify a problem and come together to form a solution.  In this case, one of the strongest groups you can have behind your cause are the parents that get the job done.

These Parents noticed that not every child at school had food in their lunch box or that many kids had food that didn’t contain enough nutrients to fuel their minds and bodies for learning.

In 1997, the parents came together and formed an advisory committee to oversee the first 6 official Student Nutrition Programs in Halton.  Fast forward to 2007, just ten years later, and HFFT became an incorporated, registered, charity with its own Board of Directors and 63 programs.

As of September 2017, HFFT has partner programs in 130 schools across Halton and feeds more than 27,000 students a week.  We have over 2,100 volunteers (including 930 students) and dozens of community partners who all work together to feed students in their communities.

Boys playing

The students that show up get more than half an hour to play in the school gymnasium. These two are waiting for a game to get started.

Girls playing

Some skip, others play a team sport.

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A celebration of food - made by the kids - shared with their parents.

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December 8th, 2017



Terra Madre Day is Slow Food’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions!

Children age 7-10 are invited to join us for this free workshop to work on a United Nations Nutrition Badge.

UN badgeLearn about food safety, food planning, seasonal fruits and veggies. International students will share traditional vegetable dishes from their countries. Families are invited to join at the end of the workshop to celebrate their child’s success and try some of the international dishes.

For ages 7-10 years
Student Theatre Centre, 2131 Prospect Street
Sunday Dec 10, 1-4pm

Register for free

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Should the Sound of Music Festival be given an additional day for ticketed events. Let then know what you think.

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December 7th, 2017



The Sound of Music Festival wants to add another day to their already existing paid event which is held the weekend before the festival, on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1 to 9 p.m. and would like to know if there is community support for the second event.

The short, one-question survey will be open until Dec. 14, 2017.

Sound of Music will get no sympathy from Alexandre Kubrak were she to be elected a Council member. She thinks the event should be looking for additional sponsors - she's not the only one with that thought.

Sound of Music wants to add an additional ticketed event day. City wants to know what you think.

The festival has had a paid event since 2015 to support performances on the Father’s Day weekend and help ensure a quality festival for years to come.

In 2017, a second event was added to help celebrate Canada 150 which was very well attended.

Sandra Maxwell, supervisor of Festivals and Events explains:

“The Sound of Music Festival organizers have approached the city to ask if they can host another paid ticket event as a way of financially supporting the four-day festival on Father’s Day weekend. We would like to know if there is community support and appetite for this sort of event and encourage all residents and people of surrounding area to provide their input into this short, one-question survey.”

Dave Miller, executive director of the Sound of Music Festival adds that “… the success of last year’s additional day on Sunday, June 11 in honour of Canada 150 and the growing popularity of the ticketed Kick-off Concert, we’re hoping to have the Kick-off event for Sound of Music Festival 2018 running for two days instead of one, making it a full weekend experience.

“Proceeds will support overall costs of the event including stages, security and great musical talent.”

The Sound of Music organization has not made any comment on how much they earned from the additional day nor what they did with the extra income. A bit more transparency would be appreciated.

LINK to the survey.

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This could be fun – a holiday wine exchange! 🍷🍷🍷

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December 6th, 2017



This could be fun.

Former ward 4 candidate for the public Board of Education seat Margot Horne Shuttleworth has gone public with in a Facebook message to her wine loving friends.

Holiday Wine Exchange – forget the cookies —  who wants 36 bottles of wine?! 🍷🍷

The weather outside is frightful, but the wine is so delightful…

Who wants to participate?

wine bottlesI need a MINIMUM of 6 participants to join in a holiday wine exchange. Buy ONE bottle of wine valued at $20.00 or more and deliver it to one person. That’s it!

I will PM you the name/address and in return you will receive 6 – 36 bottles of wine!! (# of bottles depends on the number of participants).

Let me know if you are interested and I will PM you the information. Please comment on this post if you’re in. Just keep in mind, you only have to buy ONE bottle valued at a minimum of $20.00 and, if everyone participates, you can receive up to 36 bottles of wine!!!

Only comment if you are really going to participate. If you say you will and don’t, it doesn’t work for everyone else. Give it a try. It could be fun and you could stock up for the holiday season with the purchase of only ONE bottle!!….. you need to be local…. but should be fun!!

Margo Horne- Shuttleworth on Facebook at –

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Free taxi service for those donating blood week of November 7th to 10th - book your appointment.

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November 6th, 2017



Blood graphicThere is a huge need for more blood donors. A car accident victim could require up to 50 units of blood to survive, and a patient with leukemia could need up to 8 units of blood per week.

In Burlington, the need is for approximately 252 blood donations per week to meet the needs of our local hospital.

This year, Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon is hosting a community blood drive to help meet the target. Please consider making a donation during November 7-10, 2017 at the Canadian Blood Services’ Blood Donor Clinic located at 1250 Brant Street.

To book your appointment or to arrange free taxi service, please contact Erica Hung at or 289-213-1742.blood dates

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Burlingtonians want to know much more about aging - tickets to the event sold out.

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November 1, 2017



This is the kind of problem our Mayor likes to have. Listen in.

Moses Znaimer was invited to present his “New Vision on Aging” that is to take place on November 7 at the Performing Arts Centre

Znaimer Moses“The response for this event has been amazing, and we have completely “sold out”. Our wait list for tickets currently sits at 80 requests.

“If you have registered but are unable to attend, we ask that you kindly cancel your ticket or contact This will enable staff to release tickets to those on the wait list.”

He should be in the same situation next October.

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