Foxcroft doesn't disappoint the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Crowd

By Pepper Parr

April 21st, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce held its Breakfast before 9 event – at the QB Sports Bar – the place was packed.

Terry Caddo , President and CEO, chatting up a Chamber of Commerce member

Was that because it was the first opportunity for people to get out and mix and get back to the networking that is such a big part of the Chamber world – or was it because Ron Foxcroft was the speaker?

Foxcroft never fails to deliver. Much of his story has been told man, many times – but it is always entertaining and each time you come away knowing more than you knew when you walked into the room.

He was promoting his recent book: The 40 Ways of the Fox – all the proceeds go to City Kids.

Terry Caddo, the newish President of the Chamber was meeting the membership and telling them what was planned – he will release the revised Strategic Plan at the end of the month.

Paul Sharman was on hand – his networking amounted to his giving people his nomination papers to sign. While I didn’t actually see the document I was told that they were nomination papers for the ward 5 council seat which he currently holds.

Wait Parr, you might ask. Haven’t you been saying that Sharman is going to run for the Office of Mayor? Indeed I have – and I still believe that Sharman will eventually file new nomination papers.

He did something similar in 2010. He had filed papers to run as Mayor against Cam Jackson. When Rick Goldring also filed nomination papers running for Mayor, Sharman pulled his Mayor nomination and filed for the ward 5 seat which Goldring was giving up.

Cheryl Goldring signing the Sharman nomination papers.

We all know how that worked out. Sharman won in ward 5, Goldring was made Mayor. Four years later, Sharman wins again in ward 5 – Rick Goldring losses to Marianne Meed Ward.

And the person signing the Sharman nomination papers? Cheryl Goldring – Rick’s wife.

Only in Burlington.

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Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion & Human Rights to take place online April 26th

By Staff

April 20th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Halton District School Board  families, staff and community members are invited to the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion & Human Rights to raise awareness on historical and contemporary issues of identity, inclusion and human rights. The next session in the panel series will be:

Self-Determination and Anti-Colonial Practices:
Indigenous Rights, Education and Food Sovereignty
Tuesday, April 26 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.

This will be a virtual event, with the livestream linked on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca).
Registration is not required.

This session will not be recorded.

Panel speakers include:
• Marie Battiste, Mi’kmaw Educator, Author and Special Advisor at Cape Breton University, Professor Emerita, University of Saskatchewan
• Sheri Longboat, Associate Professor and Researcher, University of Guelph
• Tabitha Robin Martens, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
• Nancy Rowe, Education Consultant & Treaty Partner, Michizaagiig, Ojibwe, Anishinaabe Kwe

Those interested in attending the event can submit a question to the panel before or during the panel discussion through this Google Form: https://forms.gle/L5AxQvpErhR9wpkG9

“Each session in the series will explore how issues of identity and inclusion intersect with education,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.

Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.

“This provides an opportunity to create awareness of multiple perspectives of insight and analysis on how individual identities can be reflected and engaged in the broader HDSB community. This panel series aligns with the Board’s commitment to raise awareness of diverse community perspectives and the need to broaden resources to support inclusion and student achievement, as reflected in the HDSB’s Multi-Year Plan 2020-2024 and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan – The Way Forward.”

Future sessions in the series include:
• Perspectives on Islam and Islamophobia (Tuesday, May 31 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.).

Previous panel sessions include Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred (Feb. 7), Black Excellence: Today and Every Day (Feb. 28) and Two Spirit & Transgender Awareness: Beyond Bathrooms (March 29). Full recordings of these panel discussions are available to view on the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion and Human Rights webpage.

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Ireland House Museum will re-open May 3rd.

By Staff

April 20th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Slowly but surely things are opening up.

On May 3rd, Ireland House Museum re-opens to public admission.

Pre-booking is highly recommended to ensure a guide is available when you arrive. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday, and 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Sundays.

Tour times are available on the hour.

To book a tour click HERE

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Summer swimming and youth recreational program registration opens April 23

By Staff

April 14th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The City summer swimming lessons and youth recreational programs will open for online registration April 23.

All classes and programs are available for viewing now at www.burlington.ca/recreation. Non-Burlington residents can register April 29.

Swimming should be part if life for every child. There are programs to teach – take advantage of the opportunity – your child love you for it.

Burlington’s learn to swim program provides a full range of classes for swimmers of every skill level and age. Visit burlington.ca/swimming to find out more about registered swim and Aquatic Leadership programs. June lessons at Tansley Woods and Nelson Pool begin June 4 and the full summer session begins July 4.

Dates for adult summer program registration will be announced later in May.

Rec Connections
New Inclusion Program for Individuals with Disabilities ages 15-21

A new recreation and social program geared to teens living with a disability.

This course will use both indoor and outdoor program spaces. There will be themed weeks, outdoor adventures, crafts, physical activities and more. Make connections with your peers in your community in a fun and active manner. The Rec Connections program will run the weeks of July 18, 25, Aug. 2, and 8.

Just plain play

Park Play Program
Join City staff in your neighbourhood park for some simple fun and games. Staff are on-site to encourage participants to be active, social, and creative. This is not a day camp program, although registration is required to monitor and manage participation. All activities will occur outdoors, with the daily program cancelled and children sent home in situations of inclement weather.

Summer Camps
The Summer Camps team is excited to announce three new SNAP camp locations that will be available for registration on April 23.

• Orchard Park Public School
• Florence Meares Public School
• Maplehurst Public School

Limited spaces are still available in music and student theatre camps.

Assisted Registration
Residents who need extra support or do not have online access to register for programs, can call 905-335-7738 for staff-assisted telephone registrations.

The customer service team is available through email at liveandplay@burlington.ca or 905-335-7738, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information on how to register online, visit burlington.ca/registration.

Recreation Fee Assistance
Recreation is for all, regardless of financial situation. Recreation Fee Assistance is funding made available to resident individuals or families who need help to pay for City of Burlington recreation programs. For more information or to apply, visit burlington.ca/feeassistance.

 

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Climate Earth Day Event Saturday, April 23 at Central Arena

By Staff

April 12th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The City, Burlington Hydro, BurlingtonGreen and Plug’n Drive are hosting Earth Day activities in the parking lot at Central Arena on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Register for Tree Giveaway
The City of Burlington is giving away 200 trees. To receive a free four-to-five-foot tree, you must register in advance and have a vehicle able to safely transport the tree.

Registration opens April 13.

To register for a tree, go to Get Involved Burlington. Quantities and tree species are limited.

Meet Electric Vehicle Experts
The City and Burlington Hydro are sponsoring Plug’n Drive’s Mobile EV Education Trailer for four weeks at the arena starting April 23 until May 20, 2022.

Talk with experts and owners about driving an electric vehicle (EV).

Book an EV test drive in advance at plugndrive.ca/meet-burlington/. Test drive appointments are available Thursdays to Sundays starting April 23 until May 20, 2022.

Check Out BurlingtonGreen’s 12th Annual Clean Up Green Up

Learn about spring eco-opportunities. Giveaways at BurlingtonGreen’s tent will include free clean-up kits and free pollinator seed packets for the first 100 visitors.

More information about the Clean Up Green Up event can be found at burlingtongreen.org

 

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What's open - what's closed during the holiday. City Hall closed Friday and Monday as well

By Staff

April 12th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Tables waiting for customers

City services and facilities will be closed for Good Friday, on Friday, April 15, and Easter Monday, on Monday, April 18.

A list of which City services and facilities are available on the Easter holiday weekend is set out below.

If you are out and about and in places where there are a lot of people – wear your mask.

The weather reports look good – a chance to get out and enjoy the city – restaurants are looking forward to welcoming their customers.

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An Old Timer gets a message from a member of the family - it doesn't get better than this.

By Staff

April 4th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

We don’t have a picture of the day section.

But we do get really heart-warming pictures pretty regularly.

This one had to be shared.

The picture was taken by Scot Cameron – an Old timer as well as a photographer.

It is of the Grey division Champions of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club

Share it widely.

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Bring us your frazzled hair drier, that printer that won't print or the kettle that doesn't boil anymore - it could be fixed free

 

By Pepper Parr

March 31st, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The next Repair Cafe will take place on Saturday,  April 9th from 10am to 2pm at Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive.

The Repair Cafe has been helping people salvage appliances that stopped working.  Rather than throw them out and go looking for another ne – they take them to the Repair Cafe where they are fixed, if it is possible to fix them.

They have been doing this in an on and off sort of way for four years

What it fixed – t=did the owner leave a happy camper. We weren’t told Photo credit: Shelly Cameron

Their first Repair Cafe was held at the Rolling Horse Community Cycle shop on Plains Road E. in the Spring of 2019.  We have held seven Repair Cafes since.  Later in the year they will be at Burlington Centre

Their plans are to be at Outdoor Markets hosted by the Aldershot BIA in June, July, August.  Beyond that, we hope to hold one Repair Cafe per month at various locations around the city, to be more accessible to all corners of the community.

Having a stable source of funding from the City’s Community Development Fund, allowed us to become more organized, and to be able to plan a year ahead.  Funding goes towards rent, liability insurance, purchase of parts and tools, and other expenses.  The funding ends in December, 2022.  Beyond that we will have to rely on individual donations and, perhaps, sponsorship from the community.

They are a 100% volunteer-run.  They do not charge for repairs – this being a community service.  If they don’t have a specific or unique part on hand, we offer the resident the option of ordering the part themselves and bringing their item to the next Repair Cafe, or, we order the part with the understanding that this cost will be reimbursed by the resident. We fix items on the spot and do not take items home to be repaired.  These operational methods are defined by the international network of Repair Cafes, and we are happy to comply.

 

 

 

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Halton District School Board hosting Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians this Spring

 

By Staff

March 31st, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Halton District School Board is hosting Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for parents/guardians this Spring. Covering specific topics based on feedback from parents/guardians, each session will be led by a mental health expert in that area who will share their knowledge and provide helpful information and resources.

Sessions include: 

Building Executive Function Skills in Teenagers – Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Supporting a Child who is Grieving – Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Black Mixed-race Children & Identity – Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Mental Health, Well-Being & Autism Spectrum Disorder – Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating Neurodiversity – Monday, May 9 at 7 – 7:45 p.m.

Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Students – Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Anxiety & Depression in Youth – Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Registration is required for these sessions as limited spots are available.

Parents/guardians can register by completing the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions Registration Form.

Sessions will be held on Google Meet, where closed captioning is available in various languages. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the session. Sessions will not be recorded.

Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to submit questions when completing the registration form or during the session.

The Board’s Mental Health & Well-Being webpage has information for parents/guardians and students on mental health, ways to support positive mental health and well-being, and how to get additional support at school and in the broader community.

 

 

 

 

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Museum announces opening of summer camp registration

By Staff

March 31st, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

It does look as if there is going to be a summer –

Museums of Burlington has set out their summer day camp program at Ireland House Museum and Joseph Brant Museum.

Camps are designed for children between the ages of 5-12 years old and run daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $250/week, or $55/day (Family Museum Members receive 10% off).

Week 1 | Medieval Times | July 4 to 8 at Ireland House Museum

Hear ye, hear ye… Calling all knights and princesses! While the Middle Ages may have been a dark period in history, we will be exploring the brighter side of things with fun crafts, foods and games. Our Medieval Times camp will include activities relating to castles, mythical creatures, fairs, and everything in between. Join us at Ireland House Museum from July 4 – 8 to begin the quest!

Week 2 | Extreme Planet | July 11 to 15 at Joseph Brant Museum

As hot as a volcano, and as cold as an iceberg! This week will explore all the extreme elements of Planet Earth. Join us as Joseph Brant Museum from July 11th- 15th as we explore Earth’s extreme temperatures, weather, sports, and animals. Campers will also get the chance to check out the newest travelling exhibit Beyond Human Limits LITE from Science North.

Week 3 | Holiday Extravaganza | July 18 to 22 at Joseph Brant Museum

Christmas in July?! Yes, you heard that right! This week will focus on 10 awesome holidays, each day filled with themed crafts and hands-on activities to help us celebrate. We will explore all the fun traditions that you know and love as part of your favourite holidays. Join us at Joseph Brant Museum from July 18 – 22 to participate in the festivities!

Week 4 | Ancient Civilizations | July 25 to 29 at Ireland House Museum

Take a step back in time as we explore ancient civilizations! Join us at Ireland House Museum from July 25 – 29 as we travel across the world from Ancient Egypt to the Inca civilization in South American. Learn to make and play some of the world’s oldest games, build ancient structures, and see what inventions have stood the test of time!

Week 5 | Movie Mayhem | August 8 to 12 at Joseph Brant Museum

Take 1, action! Join us at Joseph Brant Museum from August 8 – 12 to learn about how movies have become a treasured part of pop culture, and how they have advanced over the past 100 years. Explore how animators create movie magic in Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films through our daily crafts and activities. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show!

Week 6 | Children’s Classics | August 15 to 19 at Ireland House Museum

Dive into the world of classic children’s stories! Each day we will explore the works of famous children’s author. Make your own candy creation from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create rainbow Oobleck inspired by Dr. Seuss. Join us at Ireland House Museum from August 15-19, and don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure and imagination.

Week 7 | Culinary Kids | August 22 to 26 at Ireland House Museum

Do you love cooking and baking? Time to dig out your chef hat! This week will tickle your taste buds as we prepare a variety of treats from Canada and beyond. Sweet, salty, savoury

and sour, we have it all! Join us at Ireland House Museum from August 22 – 26 to show us your culinary creativity!

What To Bring

  • Mask (optional)
  • Lunch and 2 snacks (peanut-free)
  • Sunscreen and sun hat
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Water bottle

Please email museumeducation@burlington.ca for more information or if you have any questions.

You can register HERE

 

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Moms Night Out at the Joseph Brant Museum: Cocktail Creation

By Staff

March 30th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

This is not what I thought a Mom’s Night out was all about.

The event is to take place at the Joseph Brant Museum on May 6th.

Guests will enjoy an interactive and relaxing evening learning the art of mixology, cocktail creation, and the fascinating world of tea.  Monarch Tea Co. owner and Certified Tea Sommelier, Katie Cyr will lead guests through creating three mocktails/cocktails.

Ticket price includes admission to Joseph Brant Museum should guests wish to browse our exhibitions. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the workshop begins at 7:00pm, all supplies are included.

No mention if they are providing designated drivers.

Tickets are $55/person,

You can book an event HERE

 

 

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Relive the days when the Brant Inn was the hottest spot in town. Dancing and Dining to take place at the Joseph Brant Museum

By Staff

March 28th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It is probably the most storied location in the city.  There is a bronze marker along the north edge of Spencer Smith Park that identifies the spot.

The Compas area, lower center, was where the Brant Inn was located with an open air deck where dining and dancing was a regular feature.

Every day hundreds of people walk by the compas spot on the Naval Promenade in Spencer Smith Park without realizing it was once on of the most jumping spots in town.

It was the place to be on a New Year’s Eve.

The Joseph Brant Museum is hosting a joyful glimpse into the past for an elegant night of hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing, and live musical entertainment.

Guests will also be able to admire a view of the lake while enjoying dessert from the “Sky Club” on Joseph Brant Museum’s rooftop terrace. Come dressed to the nines for An Evening at the Brant Inn!

Ticket are $78.00 per person(includes the taxes)

May 28th 7 – 11 pm

Reserve early – space is limited

Tickets HERE

Related news stories:

Remembering the Brant Inn

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A blistery day for a famous race: Around the Bay took place on Sunday

Getting a much needed drink of water.

By Staff

March 28th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It happens every year.

Well just about every year.  The 2020 race did not take place due to Covid19 The 2021 race was run virtually.

It has been happening since 1894

The Around the Bay Road Race on Sunday, March 27, 2022 was a cold day that called for hearty runners to complete the 30 km event,

Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medallists. Become part of the continuing tradition by running this challenging course around Hamilton’s natural harbour!

They will do it again on March 26, 2023

Each runner chooses what they will wear. Quite a difference between these four.

Photographs by Denis Gibbons

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AGB: dramaturgy - a theatrical art form - something to be experienced

By Staff

March 25th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

This is the last month to see The Characters: Act III by Erdem Taşdelen at the Art Gallery of Burlington.  Closing April 16th, the The Characters: Act III is the final act of a three-part audio installation.

An exercise in dramaturgy and dystopian reflection, the works are based on the narratives of 30 stock characters and performed by voice actors from scripts developed by the artist.

These fictional characters are recognizable archetypes representing a specific set of behaviours or thoughts. Their defining traits are borrowed from the work of Theophrastus, a Greek author of the 4th century BCE, who produced the first known set of character sketches in history, describing types of people such as “The Pennypincher,” “The Faultfinder,” and “The Grouch.”

Peculiarly, all these 30 types, together titled The Characters, depict negative traits.

Some scholars have speculated that a supplementary volume comprising positive types must also have existed, or at least been planned. In the absence of these, however, Taşdelen’s reading takes on a comical and poignant quality through its rather bleak representation of human nature. Curated by Natasha Chaykowski, the first two acts of The Characters were presented in Calgary, Alberta at The Bows (formerly Untitled Art Society) in partnership with EMMEDIA (2019) and in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at AKA Artist-Run (2020).

Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 12 PM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday & Monday CLOSED

 

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Director of Education panel: Two Spirit & Transgender Awareness: Beyond Bathrooms.

By Staff

March 23rd, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The next Halton District School Board (HDSB)  Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion & Human Rights will take place on March 29th at 6:00 pm

The working title for the event is Two Spirit & Transgender Awareness: Beyond Bathrooms.

Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board

HDSB families, staff and community members are invited to the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion & Human Rights to raise awareness on historical and contemporary issues of identity, inclusion and human rights. The next session in the panel series will be:

Two Spirit & Transgender Awareness: Beyond Bathrooms
Tuesday, March 29 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.
This will be a virtual event, with the livestream linked on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca).
Registration is not required.

Panel speakers include:

• Dani Araya, Coordinator, Trans Youth Mentor Program, The 519
• Andie Davis, HDSB Grade 11 student
• Lyndon George, Indigenous Justice Coordinator, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic
• Eliot Newton, Education Program Coordinator, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, at the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
• Stella, HDSB Grade 8 student
• Phi Trân Trinh, Program Coordinator, Positive Space Network
• Dinaly Tran, Nonbinary BIPOC Program Coordinator, Planned Parenthood Toronto

Those interested in attending the event can submit a question to the panel before or during the panel discussion through this Google Form: https://forms.gle/L5AxQvpErhR9wpkG9

Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board explains:    “Each session in the series will explore how issues of identity and inclusion intersect with education,”

“This provides an opportunity to create awareness of multiple perspectives of insight and analysis on how individual identities can be reflected and engaged in the broader HDSB community. This panel series aligns with the Board’s commitment to raise awareness of diverse community perspectives and the need to broaden resources to support inclusion and student achievement, as reflected in the HDSB’s Multi-Year Plan 2020-2024 and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan – The Way Forward.”

Future sessions in the series include:
• Indigenous Perspectives on Decolonizing Education and Land (Tuesday, April 26 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.)
• Perspectives on Islam and Islamophobia (Tuesday, May 31 at 6 – 7:30 p.m.)

Previous panel sessions include Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred (Feb. 7) and Black Excellence: Today and Every Day (Feb. 28). Full recordings of these panel discussions are available to view on the Director’s Panel Series on Identity, Inclusion and Human Rights webpage.

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Around the Bay Race - next Sunday - expect some traffic disruption

By Staff

March 21st, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Around the Bay Road Race on Sunday, March 27, 2022, will result in road and lane closures in Burlington from approximately 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This was what the Start looked like in 2016.

Streets will reopen as the last participant passes. Vehicles parked illegally in the event area will be tagged or towed to allow emergency access. Traffic on roads next to the race route will experience significant delays. Residents are urged to use alternate routes to minimize congestion surrounding the route area.

Road Closures – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • QEW Toronto-bound exit ramp to North Shore Boulevard East. Detour via Fairview Street.
  • North Shore Boulevard East Niagara-bound entry ramp to the QEW. Detour via Fairview Street.
  • Plains Road West at York Boulevard. Detour via Hwy. 6 and 403.
  • North Shore Boulevard closed from QEW ramps to Plains Road – Westbound lane open for emergency vehicles and resident access only. Through traffic not permitted.

Traffic Lane Closures – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Southbound lane of King Road from Plains Road East to North Shore Boulevard East – local access only. Northbound traffic not affected.
  • Eastbound curb lane of Plains Road West from York Boulevard to North Shore Boulevard West. Two-way traffic maintained.

Traffic Supervision

Police will be stationed at major intersections and traffic islands. Event marshals will be available at minor intersections and driveways to assist drivers. Race notices were delivered to all residences, religious centres and businesses affected by the races.

Road Closures or Traffic Control Information

Event liaison, City of Burlington, 905-335-7600, ext. 7704

Burlington Transit Delays and Information

Bus route detours in effect for Route 1 and 4.

HSR Parkdale Route 11 bus will detour via the QEW and Maple Avenue to the John Street Terminal.

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Which is it – a perogy — or perogi or pierogi or pyrohy - does it matter - be sure to order a plate full - that community needs all the help it can get

By Staff

March 20th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Which is it – a perogy — or perogi or pierogi or pyrohy — seems to depend on which part of Canada you live in.

The Ukrainians who live in Burlington are holding a Take Out sale of Perogy and sausage on Friday, March 25th; an event sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada as a fund raiser for humanitarian relief in that war torn country.

In Western Canada the making of perogies is an art form and has become something of as comfort food.

Strong opinions on the size, the filling and just how they are to be cooked is not something you want to argue with your grandmother about.

Perogies even have a patron Saint – ; a story that has a long and colourful history.

What is known is that the recipe came with the waves of eastern European immigrants around the turn of the last century.

Their arrival is part of the immigration story that took place – land was cheap and farm labour was needed at a time when Anglo-Canadian culture dominated everything. Discrimination was part of the life they lived.

During the First World War thousands were declared enemy aliens. Reports estimate that 8,000 were sent to internment camps.

Today the Ukrainians are vital parts of Manitoba and Saskatchewan society.

In Burlington the Ukrainians at the Holy Protection Ukrainian Catholic Church are busy making the perogies that will be on sale.

 

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City Bird poll winner to be revealed Monday evening

 

By Dave Tourchin

March 20th, 2022

BURLINGTON,

 

The Bird Friendly Hamilton Burlington team will announce the winner of their recent online public poll to select a City Bird, at the monthly “Bird Studies Group” virtual event hosted by the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club on Monday evening.

Are these swans meant to be the bird that reflects what Burlington is all about?

A guest speaker from the Bird Friendly Hamilton Burlington team, Barry Coombs, will give a presentation on the group’s efforts to get Burlington and Hamilton certified under Nature Canada’s “Bird Friendly City” Program:

“A Certification Story – Designating Hamilton and Burlington as Bird Friendly Cities”

March 21, 2022, 7:30 pm – 9 pm   A virtual event open to everyone

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86797267165

The announcement of the public’s choice of City Bird for Burlington, and also for Hamilton, will be made near the end of the presentation.

The Bird Friendly Hamilton Burlington team was founded in December of 2020. Its primary goals are to help protect our wild birds, and to get Hamilton and Burlington certified under Nature Canada’s “Bird Friendly City” program, but the work won’t stop with certification. Learn about the status of certification and the many ongoing and future projects of this group that is dedicated to bird advocacy.

Related news stories:

Does the city need or wan an Official Bird

What are the options if there is going to be a city bird

 

 

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Ukrainian community will meet with supporter at the Polish Hall on March 26th

By Staff

March 19th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Burlington Conservative Electoral District Association is hosting a fundraising event for Ukraine Relief on Saturday March 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Polish Hall on Fairview Street.

The event is free, and there is no pre-registration or entrance fee, although donations in support of the Canada-Ukrainian Foundation are welcomed.

There will be guest speakers, as well as a Question and Answer session.

 

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Foundation created to identify and fully fund creative arts and exercise programs for those living with Parkinson’s in Halton/Peel.

By Tamara Boaden

March 18th, 2022

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation is a non-profit corporation . Our primary objective  is to identify and fully fund creative arts and exercise programs targeted specifically to enhance and support the lives of those  living with Parkinson’s in Halton/Peel.

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative movement disorder affecting 25 new people daily in Canada.  Next to medication, exercise is the most beneficial therapy for managing this disease.

My husband was diagnosed with  Parkinson’s in 2011 and I have experienced what this debilitating disease does and understand how important these programs are for people living with Parkinson’s Disease.

In May 2021, we  launched Parkinson’s in the Park ™which offered weekly walking, exercise, and Tai Chi programs in various parks In Mississauga.

In September 2021, we  expanded the walking and Tai Chi programs to Burlington.

Based upon our success and seeing the difference it made to our Parkinson Community, beginning April 2022, we are offering  and fully funding Arts and Exercise programs in Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington. Flyers are attached.

We plan to further  expand  our programs to Brampton and Milton by 2022/23.

We need your help to increase our community reach to attract new participants, volunteers, and financial supporters. Any assistance you can offer (i.e. share with your social media feeds, post flyers/brochures on community boards.

 

 

 

 

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