Heritage Week will celebrate the city and its history - lots to do

By Staff

July 24th, 2023



While July isn’t over yet, most people are looking forward to the next holiday weekend that begins August 5th.

MP Karina Gould: Is she in line for a different Cabinet role?

By that time many people expect the Prime Minister to have announced what his Cabinet is going to look like.  Will Burlington MP Karina Gould be moved to a new Ministry; she is currently the Minister of Families. Is she ready for a front bench seat?  We should know by the end of the week.

City Council will be sitting during part of August – traditionally the month is holiday time except for the few days they attend the AMO conference which this year is in London from the 20th to the 23rd.

The rest of us get to just enjoy the month and celebrate Burlington’s history during Heritage Week Aug. 5 to 12, 2023.

St. Luke’s Anglican Church built on land given to Joseph Brant

A sub-committee of Heritage Burlington is established each year to work in conjunction with the Burlington Historical Society, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington Public Library, Burlington Museums, Friends of Freeman Station, Burlington Halton Black History Awareness Society, Beach Canal Lighthouse and David Craig of History Pix, along with a growing list of other area organizations.

All events are free. Events that require registration will open for registration from July 10 to 28 or until events reach limit capacity. Burlington celebrates its 150th – referred to as its Sesquicentennial year.

The week will begin with an event at the 1834 St. Luke’s Anglican Church property with Indigenous Spiritual Healer White Eagle and Town Crier David Vollick taking active parts.  A quartet from the Burlington Symphony Orchestra will be playing music. The orchestra is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

At the close of the opening ceremonies Alan Harrington of the Burlington Heritage Society will provide a memorable walking tour of the historic area surrounding St. Luke’s. The tour will highlight places of interest and the stories of several Burlington’s residents who left a lasting legacy with the community. 

The church was built on land that was part of the land grant given to Joseph Brant for his service to Canada during the a war in the United States.

Open doors has a number of locations that will be open to the public on August 12th.  We will list them all closer to the 12th,

Among the events taking place during the week are;


Currently, the Burlington Model Railway Club (BMRC) — established in the early 1980s — owns and operates model railways in three different scales. The club includes men, women and families from Burlington and the surrounding area who share a common interest of model railroading — in N scale, HO scale, and/or G scale — with skill levels varying from “beginner” to “expert.” The club is located at 1137 Hidden Valley Road.  It will be open to the public on August 12th from 10 am to 2:00 pm on August 12th

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