Performing Arts Centre holding a Black Friday sale - 25% off!


By Staff
November 22, 2016

Is this a wickedly smart promotional tactic or are seat sales down so badly that something had to be done to boost sales.

Whichever, – it sounds like a good deal – you might want to take them up on it.

This Friday use promo code 25on25 to
receive 25% OFF regular tickets
for the following performances:

Quinn Sullivan – November 30
The Nutcracker – December 7 & 8
Maceo Parker – December 10
A Christmas Carol – December 22 & 23
Form Contemporary Dance – January 14
Lee Ann Womack – January 14
Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera – January 19-21
Fernando Varela – January 28
Rant Maggie Rant – February 2
Stewart Goodyear – February 3
Western Swing Authority- February 4
Receiver of Wreck – February 9-11
Robert Dubac’s The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? – February 11
African Guitar Summit – February 16
Sarah MacDougall – February 17
Diana Panton – February 18
Whitehorse – February 21
Infinity – February 23-25
Balé Folclórico Da Bahia – March 2
Eliana Cuevas – March 4
Larry Carlton – March 9
Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble – March 10
Stephen Fearing – March 22
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre – March 27
Shaolin Warriors – April 10
Morgan James – April 13
Johannes Linstead – April 26
Confessions of a Red Headed Coffeeshop Girl – May 4-6
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal – May 4

Offer valid on regular price tickets only on November 25, 2016. This offer does not apply to Youth or Child pricing. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or be applied to previous purchases. Offer only applies to performances listed above. No refunds or exchanges.graphic04

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The True Cost - an eye opener of a film.

eventspink 100x100By Staff

November 23, 2016



Thursday evening, November 24th, BurlingtonGreen, in partnership with Burlington Central Library and Halton Green Screens, will present the fifth acclaimed film of their 2016 Eco-Film Festival series, The True Cost.

This documentary tells the story of the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the clothing industry has on our world. The links between declining clothing prices and increasing human and environmental impact are forged as the audience gets a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. The True Cost is a revealing film that compels us to ask, “who really pays the price for our clothing?”


If the price is right – what is the true cost?

All areas of the industry are explored and exposed, from production of raw materials, to manufact-uring, to international shipping and retail networks, to the ultimate disposal of massive quantities of clothes. In particular, the film examines the damaging effects of “fast fashion”.

Similar to many other environmental realities facing our planet, the clothing industry follows the pattern of exploitation of people and the environment in the developing world, in order to feed the insatiable appetites of those in the developed world. This film project was initiated by people within the clothing and fashion industry itself, who have witnessed the grim reality of the situation firsthand.

In attendance during this film screening will be Kale Black of BurlingtonGreen, who will briefly share with the audience how he makes a positive difference through the informed purchasing choices he makes.
For those who make the time to see the film – it will be an eye opener. Unfortunately, the people who need to see the film are probably not going to be there.

The film trailer.

When: Thursday, November 24, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 pm with film beginning at 7 pm.
Where: Centennial Hall, Burlington Central Library, 2331 New Street.
Cost: $5 per person (free for BurlingtonGreen members).graphic02

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Transit routes 3 and 5 detours Saturday Nov. 26, 2016

notices100x100By Staff

November 23, 2016



santa_400x300The Santa 5k Race will be taking place in downtown Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 requiring some street closures from 7 to 11 a.m.

Routes 3 and 5 will be temporarily detoured in the area.

For real-time transit information and to plan your trip please use Trip Planner or call 905-639-0550.

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Short film to get commercial showing at Cine Starz - Holton gets a bit if a break.

News 100 redBy Staff

November 22, 2106



She has made it to the big screen!

Well – in a manner of speaking.

Holton H&S

Margaret Lindsay Holton

Margaret Lindsay Holton took her latest film to the public last September and got a more than polite response.

It was a short film with all the production problems that every film bumps into – they are just tougher to manage when the budget is shorter than the film.

But it was produced and then what? The best that happens to most of thy get sown at small film festivals where everyone says something polite and he artist goes looking for money for the next production.

Holton however is persistent if nothing else. She convinced the people at CineStarz to show her film in a commercial setting. People are going to have to pay to see the film just the way they would pay to see any other film.

This is a limited engagement – the CineStarz people may have required Holton to guarantee a limited number of ticket sales.

Frozen Goose coverIt’s an interesting film, poignant, funny in a Canadian way at times. Hopefully Holton will get the word out to every high school student studying film to attend – it is worth seeing as a nice piece of works that touches on a significant issue.

Holton refer to the event as a “Very Special ‘ONE-TIME’ Canadian THEATRICAL RELEASE at :

Cinestarz, 460 Brant Street, (Downtown Burlington) on December 18th, at 3 o’clock.

The Frozen Goose is based on a short story of the same title written by M.L.Holton, published by Seraphim Books.

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Pam's buying! MP for Oakville North Burlington is going to pony up for the coffee.

eventspink 100x100By Staff

November 21, 2016


Pam’s buying!


Pam Damoff, MP for Oakville Burlington North with her coffee crowd. Damoff is the person on the left offering a small smile.


The Member of Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington has invited residents to drop by for a chat at the Tim Hortons on the Northeast corner of Dundas and Appleby in Burlington on Friday, November 25 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

She wants to meet her constituents and hear about what issues or concerns are on their minds. Grab a coffee and join the conversation!

She will also be giving you some tips on how to influence what the Minister of Finance puts into the 2017 Budget.

Damoff wants you “to join the conversation about how we can make the economy work for you and your family. As we build on our momentum to grow the middle class and position Canada for the global economy of tomorrow, it is your insights which will shape our vision for Budget 2017.”

You can provide feedback to the Minister of Finance for the 2017 Budget by the end of November though his online consultations.

Here’s the online link to the budget consultations:

All ideas are welcome which is comforting to hear.

Personally we think the free coffee is the better idea. You will actually get something.

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On-line question and answer session about high school closings this evening at 7 pm.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

November 21, 2016



The Halton District School Board will be holding their public Question and Answer session Monday night on-line at 7 pm.

The protocol is set out on the Board’s web site. It isn’t easy to find – the Gazette will endeavour to get the exact url to log in.


Director of Education Stuart Miller addressing parents at Central high school.

HDSB Director of Education Stuart Miller made a presentation at every high school – some were very poorly attended. He is now holding an on-line Question and Answer session to answer questions.

The staff recommendation is to close both Central and Pearson high schools.– that is just a recommendation
The provincial government rules for closing a school require that the Board produce a report which they did.

They were not required to provide a recommendation, however they did.

The decision as to what is eventually done is made by the school board trustees.

Going forward the Board will take questions regarding this Program and Accommodation Review; send them via email to:

The process to close a school is long and involved. Here are the steps that will be taken. Remember – it is the school board trustees that will make the final decision.

Formation and orientation of Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC)
December 1, 2016 –m This will be a closed meeting

Public Meeting #1
December 8, 2016

PARC Working Meeting #1
January 26, 2017

PARC Working Meeting #2
February 2, 2017

PARC Working Meeting #3
February 9, 2017

Public Meeting #2
March 2, 2017

PARC Working Meeting #4
March 23, 2017

Director’s Report to Committee of the Whole
March 29, 2017

Public Delegation Night
April 18, 2017
J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line

Presentation of Report to Board of Trustees for Decision
May 17, 2017

What many people do not realize is that every high school in Burlington anywhere near that 65 utilization number at risk. Hayden high school is not at risk – the place has only be operational for three years.

The parents at Central High School have been working diligently at doing everything they can to ensure their school is not closed.

The community based team is now leading the effort to Save Central. The group has a leadership and strategy team and a data team as well. They have a web site and a twitter account.


t-shirts-central-strongT-shirts and lawn signs are part of the campaign. Central has been down this road before.  Their spokesperson said they have an excellent process and structure in place.

And they have a long list of questions they want to ask the Director of Education. Here are some of those questions:

At the meetings where the Director spoke he assured the public that expenses would not drive the decision it would be equitable opportunity for all students , can the board outline what goes into determination of equitable , is it course offerings, student success, or other things, what exactly is considered ?

What is the point in having a PAR Committee that can’t hear opinions from the relevant schools, doesn’t hear from the Trustees of the relevant schools and won’t allow the Committee to make recommendations at the end?
Why did you not consider alternate options prior to engaging in the PAR? There is nothing in the Report to indicate this was done, as required by the Ministry guidelines.

Why are teachers not allowed to talk about this or have opinions? This does a disservice to both them and their students who naturally want to talk to them about it

Why did the board spend nothing on maintaining older schools for years, and remove students from Pearson only to put them at Hayden which caused the overcrowding? It appears this was all done so that Pearson and Central could be targeted for closure

central-save-street-signWhy do you keep saying 1200 is an optimal number of students in a high school? This is only optimal based on dollars and cents. It is widely recognized in multiple studies that optimal numbers are actually in the 600-900 range. Where is your data to support this number?

The report does not state why Option 19 was recommended in comparison to other options and alternatives. Simply saying “we think this is the best option at this time” means nothing. Why was it the best option at the time?

Why in Option #4 would you say you could move the IB program from Pearson to Nelson which would then have Nelson’s utilization at 113%? Why would you not move it to Central or Pearson?

front-page-web-siteIt should be an interesting hour and a half of community engagement.

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RBG hosting a Fest of Ales December 8th - from 6:00 pm until they are done. Sounds ominous.

Event 100By Staff

November 20, 2016


Not sure an evening enjoying craft beers is the “best way possible” to help kick off the holiday season – there is something else we are celebrating.

Nevertheless, the RBG’s Fest-of-Ales returns for its second craft beer event- Thursday, December 8 from 6 until they are done!

rbg-fest-of-alesThis year includes DJs, breweries, food stations, a cash bar for those wanting libations other than beer, and a mocktail station for our important DDs!

The vendors include Collective Arts Brewing, The Hamilton Brewery, Big Rock Brewery Inc, Muskoka Brewery, Shawn & Ed Brewing Co, Nickel Brook Brewery, Four Fathers Brewing Co., Clifford Brewing Co, Silversmith Brewing Company & the infamous Beaus Brewery! + more to come

Food Stations will be offering Poppers! Sliders! Dips! Snacks! Enough for the meat and veg lovers alike!

Prices: Advance tickets: $35 – includes Fest-of-Ales mug and 5 craft beer tokens. Tickets are $40 the night-of.
Designated driver ticket: $10 (no alcohol can be consumed with this ticket and you must be age 19+)

Thursday, December 8 from 6 until they are done. Sounds ominous.

Tickets available on line

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BTTB going to the Rose Bowl parade in 2018 - 5th time they have earned this honour.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

November 17, 2016



The Burlington Teen Tour Band has been selected to take part in the January 1st, 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade!! There is no better way to end of the band’s 70th Anniversary year then to be selected as a Rose Bowl Band!

BTTB - O canadaThis is a biggie – an accomplishment that very few bands are ever given the opportunity to participant in. This will be the 5th time the BTTB has been given this honour so even in our own history a very small number of band members have been a part of an achievement of this magnitude!

It may seem like a far way off…it is not! The Band has a lot to accomplish between now and the

They need to recruit at least 40 more members. The band has to be a minimum of 200 members.


The stadium where the American football classic is played.


A part of the Rose Bowl parade – one of the best in the United States.

Expect a knock on the door – they will be out fund raising, Dedication and commitment on the part of the band members – to attend all performances and rehearsals as they prepare for this 5.5 mile parade.

The Rose Bowl – an American football classic takes place in Pasadena California.

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Fill the streets with the Ho Ho Ho people! Saturday the 26th.

eventsred 100x100By Staff

November 17, 2016



They are going to do it again – they do it every year.

santa_400x300More Ho Ho Ho guys and gals that you would expect to see anywhere.

Burlington apparently puts more of the Ho Ho Ho’s on the street than any other Santa 5K run

This year the event is on Saturday November 26.

The route being run and details are set out below.

Ho Ho Ho!5k-santa-details


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Director of Education to hold a live Q&A on-line Monday the 21st.

News 100 greenBy Pepper Parr

November 17th, 2016



The closing of a high school is significant and disruptive.

The Director of Education wants to give the public every opportunity to be informed and ask questions.
Burlington has seven high schools where there are 1800+ empty seats – and that isn’t, as Director of Education Stuart Miller points out is not sustainable.

To add to the situation – Burlington has a high school that is at 115% of capacity and has had to add portables – for a school that was opened three years ago.


Director of Education Stuart Miller preparing to talk to Central high school parents.

The high school capacity in Burlington is south of the QEW – the population is north of that line.
Something had to be done to fix this imbalance. The Board of Education staff put forward a recommendation – one of 19 different possible recommendations to close Central and Pearson high schools.

While not required to get out into the community and explain the full story – some school boards pass the task along to the trustees and let them deal with the mess – Miller decided to hold at meeting at every high school and pass along to them the information he has.


One of the five people in the picture is the high school principal. Parent participation was dismal.

Some of those meetings were very well attended – others, sparse would be being polite. The parents just didn’t show up at Bateman high school which is a school that is very much at risk. That it wasn’t the staff recommendation doesn’t save Bateman. It is the trustees that will make the decision and there were 19 recommendations – and Bateman has a low and falling registration.


Amy Collard, school board trustee for the ward Bateman high school is in attended the sparsely attended meeting.

With Nelson high school just a couple of km away – Bateman parents want to listen up – carefully.

Miller has decided to go one step further and hold an on line Q&A on Monday, November 21st between 7:00 and 8:30 pm

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Lettuce Love a Pure Love Smoothie - and at 50% off - why not?

eventspink 100x100By Staff

November 17th, 2016



Does Social Media work?

Donald Trump certainly believes it does – look where it got him.

The good folks at Lettuce Love Café are using social media to announce their Pure Love Smoothie Bar and the 50% off all day on November 25th when they hold their Grand Opening.

lettuce-love-smoothies-posterSocial media is one of the ways commercial operations avoid having to pay for advertising. The Gazette, and every other on line media gets hundreds of pitches a week from public relations people asking us to give them a mention. Some of them are important enough from a public interest point of view to get coverage.

Others are just great examples of how interesting graphics and an innovative idea get attention. Here is what the Lettuce Love Café people put together in the way of graphics.

It caught our attention.lettuce-love-yoga

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Gould wants your input on the next federal budget - she puts a lot of effort into these events.

eventspink 100x100By Staff

November 16th, 2016



Our Member of Parliament, Karina Gould, is hosting a town hall discussion on Budget 2017, to provide residents of Burlington the opportunity to share their insights and suggestions for the 2017 federal budget.

Gould as a bandit

Right this way with your comments suggests MP Karina Gould who was masquerading as a Burlington Bandit.

The event is to take place at the Burlington Public Library, Centennial Hall, 2331 New St, Burlington, ON L7R 1J4 – Saturday, November 19, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Gould is asking for input from members of the community to identifying the opportunities that will help more families make ends meet, as well as ensure more prosperous communities, and foster long-term, sustainable economic growth.

Following the consultation, Gould will take these insights and suggestions back to Ottawa and present them to Finance Minister Bill Morneau.getting new - yellow

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Halton Learning Foundation gets a $10,000 boost from Siemens Canada.

News 100 redBy Staff

November 15th, 2016



The Halton Learning Foundation (HLF) held their Benefit Bash last week and gratefully accepted a donation of $10,000 from Siemens Canada in support of students of the Halton District School Board.

The donation kicks off HLF’s “No Student Left Behind” holiday appeal which is raising funds to ensure the estimated 10% of students of the Halton District School Board who live at or below the poverty line can access emergency funding or student subsidies to help them stay in school and focused on learning.


Ann-Marie Koumettou, Sr. Communications Consultant, Siemens Canada; Lesley Mansfield, Executive Director, Halton Learning Foundation; Ann Adair, VP, Communications and Strategy, Siemens Canada; David Grant, Board Chair, Halton Learning Foundation.

A key component of the No Student Left Behind appeal is a gift catalogue that enables people to purchase gifts that students need, such as warm winter coats and boots, athletic equipment, healthy snacks and lunches, or fees to participate in field trips.

“If you’re searching for a holiday gift for your child’s favourite teacher, or that hard‐to‐buy for relative, consider giving a No Student Left Behind gift,” says Lesley Mansfield, Executive Director of the Halton Learning Foundation.

“For a society to grow and be sustainable we need to ensure children have a strong educational base,” said Robert Hardt, President & CEO, Siemens Canada. “I personally believe it is the duty of the private sector to add value to society by, among other things, supporting educational goals.”

This is the second year in a row that Siemens worked with HLF to ensure that no student in our community misses out on their education because they don’t have the money to fully participate in school,” Mansfield said.


Olympian Mark Oldershaw

An avid supporter of Halton Learning Foundation, in addition to supporting No Student Left Behind, Siemens Canada also provides mentoring for Halton District School Board high school students, field trips to Siemens facilities and donations of funds towards STEM programming at Halton schools.

Olympian Mark Oldershaw –sponsored by RBC — spoke about the importance of mental wellness to an athlete.

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Your Waterfront - What's Happening? A lot more than you might realize.

eventspink 100x100By Pepper Parr

November 11th, 2016



Burlington tends to get defined by its relationship to the lake and the Escarpment. Try tinkering with either in a major way and the citizens descend on city hall.

Everyone have their own relationship to Spencer Smith Park and the Pier and most people tend to feel they are aware of what’s going on.

Burlington Waterfront, a small volunteer group of citizens dedicating their efforts to promote the protection of and enhance access to our waterfront have planned a meeting on Monday December 5th at 7pm. to share with you what’s happening

And just what is happening?

Bridgewater from the west - higher elevation

Bridgewater development on Lakeshore – rendering of the project from the lake.


One of many Windows on the Lake.

Windows to the Lake
Burlington Beach Park
LPMA wave break
Burloak Park
Martha St Adi tower
Water pollution at Brant St beach
Blue Water Place townhouses
Willow tree pieces
Bridgewater development
Waterfront Hotel master plan
Cootes to Escarpment Eco-Park System

The group has members from Wards 2, 4, and 6 currently – so not just downtown or along the waterfront. They are interested in expanding their membership but that is no the purpose of the meeting.

The Gazette has reported on all of these developments; what we haven’t done, and what the Waterfront group is doing is holding an event at which all the developments are talked about and reviewed at the same time.

Done properly – it would be the first time anyone has done something publicly that looks at the bigger picture.  Kudos to Dee Dee Davies and the Burlington Waterfront committee.


The bigger picture is something that has never really been explained to the public – a citizens group has taken up that challenge.

This group came about when the city shut down the Waterfront advisory Group established by former Mayor Cam Jackson when the pier was the hot topic.  The group wasn’t able to get much done – they do deserve credit for putting the Pump House to some use – many had hoped for something a little more imaginative.

When the city created Advisory group was shut down both Ward 2 Councillor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor said they were going to form a group to keep the public aware of what was taking place.

Meed Ward actually got an organization going – the Mayor either lost interest or gave up when Meed Ward filled the need.

This is a citizen’s event – we don’t know if city hall people are going to be at the meeting; they have been invited.

The meeting takes place at the Brant Hills Community Centre, Mountainside Room. 2255 Brant Street, between Upper Middle Rd and Dundas Street.

In addition to the group doing the presentation, there will be some community groups who will be present with a poster to advertise their relationship to the waterfront.getting new - yellow

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Lest we forget

Lest we forget.

Remembrance reviewing stand

A veteran on the reviewing stand during a Remembrance Day parade

Let we forget. A veteran on the reviewing stand during a Remembrance Day parade.


Let we forget. A veteran on the reviewing stand during a Remembrance Day parade.


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Small business networking group comes back to life - trade show back by popular demand.

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

November 11, 2016



James Burchill, the guy that beavers away creating a network for those commercial services operators and budding entrepreneurs who don’t fit in at the Chamber of Commerce and aren’t comfortable at the service club level but who nevertheless want to be part of a network, is back.

Burchill created the Social Fusion Network that went through several toothing experiences. He has put on two mini trade shows that out shone, significantly, what the Chamber of Commerce put on recently at the Holiday Inn.

Burchill is a shameless self-promoter – who understands social media and uses it to great effect for both his own interests and those of his clients.

He is also as up to date as anyone can be on the almost hourly changes in the high tech field.

He needed to take some time off for personal family matters – life tends to get in the way of business – and is now able to give his networking operation the time and attention it needs.

What do my people really want asked Burchill. So he did what anyone with the initiative would do – sent out a survey. He had to send it out several times (there were no repeats in the responders) to get a statistically valid return. Here is what he knows – and it was enough to decide there would be another trade show at the Performing Arts Centre – but that won’t be until April 6, 2017

Here is what Burchill knows – and what you now know: sfn-continue-y-n5-pm-starttwo-hours-y-nvenue-same
So it will be a 5 pm start – run for two hours and probably be at the same location each time. The Beaver and the Bulldog at the Waterfront was popular – but parking was a perennial complaint.presentation-formatpay-to-addvertise-to-membeshipchapterstrade-show-y-n

What did the repondes have to say? While they may have said maybe to several of the questions – they had comments.

Having to pay for parking sucks. They (the B&B) really should compensate for that I think. Sometimes you get the same people out every week….need new blood!

Speed dating like encounters with frenetic networker’s. Also, should have members take an oath to be honest in their engagement practices.

Location requires parking costs, just a minor annoyance. Tend to see the same people, however that makes it easier to spot and connect with the new ones.

Not long enough

Too many changes with this group. It’s not exciting like it used to be to attend. I used to look forward to this meetup in Burlington..

I get three copies of each message you send ­ and at times I feel a little badgered. paying for parking

People who throw their cards in your face before saying hello! Timing. Clear theme and goals.

They are always well­done! Thank you

Sometimes there are too many people that are just running around handing out business cards. A lot of members really push their products/services

Always in downtown Burlington. How about a location at the mall off Burloak or something closer for Oakville folks?

So many realtors, insurance people and investment people ­ many of which only want to pass out as many business cards as possible in the evening without making any real connections with others

No focus.

Start time should be 6pm­ 8pm

Perhaps that it may not be the best demographic for my particular service. Too many financial planners. Need new people to join.

People trying too hard to sell their services and not interested in your own

Always the same people from very small service businesses providing mostly consumer type products hanging out with each other ­ need more business to business members

It lost it’s local flavour long ago. It needs to be a Burlington group with Burlington business. Far too many people coming from way out of town for a “quick hit”. Successful networking is about building comfort & confidence in a relationship. These were previously quick encounters, like speed dating!

We have to give Burchill credit for letting it ll hang out. Those doing the objectionable stuff – take notice.  The Trade Show is  GO!getting new - yellowsfn-hash-tag-logo

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Brian McCurdy back in place at the Performing Arts Centre - all is well for now.

artsblue 100x100By Pepper Parr

November 3rd, 2016



The Art Gallery of Burlington is announcing innovative program after innovative program while the Performing Arts Centre continues with its ongoing production of musical chairs.

McCurdy - Ex Dirs + Chair

From the left, chair of the Burlington Theatre Board,  Ilene Elkaim, former Executive Director Brenda Heatherington, former Executive Director Brian McCurdy and former Executive Director Suzanne Haines. McCurdy is back in as interim Executive Director.

The best executive director the place ever had is back in the saddle – Brian McCurdy gave the place stability and some of the best programs that have graced the stages.

He did more with the community than anyone else but home was in Kingston and that was one hell of a commute.

So McCurdy left and they brought in a woman from Richmond B. C.; that didn’t work out and she went through the revolving door.

Haines at reveal 2016

Former Executive Director Suzanne Haines chatting up a theatre patron.

Shortly before Suzanne Haines lost the title of Executive Director, the best person the place ever had doing marketing and promotion decided she too wanted to move on. Hillary Saddler got the call to come back – quick and do what she and McCurdy had done so well in the past.

Don’t however look for anything in the way of news from either the Board of the theatre operation or from the people who run the place day to day.

Events are booked and the task now is to try once again to find just the right person to lead the operation.

McCurdy H&S

Brian McCurdy listening as he is lauded during his first retirement party. He is back in as the interim Executive Director

They want to look into cloning Brian McCurdy and also to learn how to communicate with the people who put up the dollars to get the place built.

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Art Gallery just might be getting into show business, opening up une petite Bistro perhaps ?

Event 100By Staff

November 1, 2016



A media release came in from Dennis Longchamps,  Artistic Director & Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington his agile mind to things other than art.

Do you wonder he asked, what happens behind the scenes at an art gallery? Do you have a sense of adventure?

after-hours-agb-logoThe Art Gallery of Burlington invites you to a night of discovery with After Hours.

Beer and wine tastings – unusual food pairings– experimental music and video art – dance performance – graffiti painting – and so much more!

Tickets are limited – $50 per person includes all of the above – Must be 19 years and older. Tickets available online only:

Food and drink provided by Collective Arts Brewing, Son of a Peach Pizzeria, Sunshine Doughnuts, Twist of Fate and the George Hamilton. Music and video presented by And All Was Bright.

Copp and Fox First_Dance

Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox doing their First Dance routine.

Liquid Lead Dancing presented by Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox.

This could be really interesting. The media release doesn’t say if this is a one off – or if Longchamps has an ongoing program in mind.

Thursday, November 17th – 7 pm to Midnight

Midnight to 7 am would have been more exciting.

Looks like it is worth checking out.

A revolution at the AGB – this is Burlington you know.


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How many male Members of Parliament will Burlington MP Karina Gould manage to slip a pink high heal on?

News 100 redBy Staff

October 21st, 2106



She once got a shout out from the President of the United States when he was addressing the House of Commons – now she wants to get the make members of that same House out wearing high heels – pink high heels.

A number of weeks ago Burlington MP Karina Gould challenged the Speaker of the House to hold such an event – and somehow the challenge got taken up and on November 3rd Gould MP for Burlington will be hosting Hope in High Heels on Parliament Hill


Men in Burlington have been doing their annual pink high heel thing to make a point – and they are getting that point across. Next Month Burlington’s MP hopes to get every male member of Parliament into a pair of high heels The Prime Minister will pull it off – watch for some wobbly ankles from some of the others.

After participating in the Hope in High Heels walk organized by Halton Women’s Place in Burlington on September 24, MP Gould was inspired to bring the walk to Parliament Hill.

“The message is simple – we will not end violence against women and children, if boys and men are not included in the conversation and part of the solution,” said MP Gould in a statement in the House of Commons. “Having this event in Ottawa, encourages all Members of Parliament, Senators and their staff to show Canadians that we are united in this fight.”

Halton Women’s Place has organized Hope in High Heels in Halton for the past seven years to help raise funds for their women’s shelter in the Halton region and to raise awareness of this ongoing issue. Halton Women’s Place will travel to Ottawa with their hot pink heels in tow, for all male parliamentarians looking to participate.


There is a strong message behind those pink high heels – “real men don’t hit woman” The Halton woman’s Place houses a number of women who have been hit by men.

“Halton Women’s Place is thrilled to bring Hope in High Heels to Ottawa,” said Diane Beaulieu, Executive Director, Halton Women’s Place. “We are proud of our relationship with MP Karina Gould who continues to advocate for women’s issues, especially women’s shelters. This initiative shows our clients that our community supports them in their decisions to start a new life free of violence. We look forward to working together with our local, provincial and federal government on making change for abused women and their children.”

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said, “Together, we can create a Canada and a world where all citizens are respected, valued equally, and safe from violence.”

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Ten year old recently renovated Ancaster home part of the Junior League Holiday House Tour.

eventspink 100x100By Pepper Parr

October 31st, 2016



The 2016 Hamilton Burlington Junior League Annual Holiday House Tour has three location; two in Burlington and a third in Ancaster.

Every year, generous homeowners loan their homes to the Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington (JLHB) and talented design professionals transform them to showcase stunning holiday décor and entertainment ideas.

“Often it’s the little things. Everyone can find ideas for their own home, while on the tour.” says Dianne Brown, co-chair of the 2016 House Tour Committee.

The event is the JLHB’s signature fundraiser that generates the financial resources to help the charitable organisation, now in its 80th year, continue to make a lasting impact in the Hamilton-Burlington community.


The Ancaster home house rep team, from the left: Kathy, Karyn, Sarai and Roseanne.

The committee making this happen is made up of Diane Brown and Iris Hughes who are supported by teams of  House reps who oversee the coordination of the designers who are going to make the home look and feel festive.

The Ancaster home is a 3,200 sq. ft. – four bedroom, four bathrooms house that has undergone a significant renovation.

The biggest challenge in decorating the 10-year old Ancaster home was finding the right decorators. The house had just undergone an extensive renovation, and been completely redesigned.

It now has a very fresh and youthful, yet classic appearance.

This house has a stunning conservatory which hosts a beautiful grand piano. The room is majestic, elegant, and serene. Perfect for reading and relaxing while listening to lovely music.

The open concept plan across the back of the main floor boasts a beautiful kitchen and dining room with large two story high ceiling family room to the left.

Expansive windows across the back take full advantage of the spacious backyard views. The oversized dining table is a focal, point for large family gatherings.

House Reps, serve in an advisory role with the decorators, helping them to coordinate with each other.


The House Tour is a great way to pick up some ideas for holiday decorating – and those holiday aren’t that far off are they?

The event hours for this the 34th Annual House Tour are: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, 10:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available on-line – cost $25 for the three house tour

The Junior League is looking for people who would like to serve as volunteers for some of the three hours shifts at the different house tour locations. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Junior League – sort of a toe in the water approach.

If you think you can help please email Annette at

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