City of Burlington Community Calendar


Sep 22

Harvest Festival

Celebrate the fall harvest with pumpkins, apple cider, activities, demonstrations and more.

More details available: Friends of Bronte Creek website.


Sep 22

Harvest Festival

Celebrate the fall harvest with pumpkins, apple cider, activities, demonstrations and more.

More details available: Friends of Bronte Creek website.



Sep 23

Combo Swim

An opportunity for everyone to enjoy the many benefits of swimming. Combination of Lap Swim (1 or 2 lanes available.) Water Running and Fun Swim. All ages and abilities welcome. Waterslide and diving board are not available during a combo swim. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

The Amazing Bed Race

Burlington's Amazing Bed Race is back!! This year at its new location - The Appleby Line Street Festival!

Come out for a fun filled, family friendly bed race and help raise money for Rotary. Teams will race their beds 100 meters down Appleby Line against their competitors to determine the ultimate winner. Prizes will also be awarded for the best decorated bed also so get those creative juices flowing.

Plenty of ways for the kids to get involved too! There will be a Kids Zone packed with fun activities plus their very own stroller race! Nothing gets the crowds cheering than seeing our young racers take to the road.

Register your team, help a team fundraise, and come cheer them on, on the big day.


Sep 23

The Amazing Bed Race

Burlington's Amazing Bed Race is back!! This year at its new location - The Appleby Line Street Festival!

Come out for a fun filled, family friendly bed race and help raise money for Rotary. Teams will race their beds 100 meters down Appleby Line against their competitors to determine the ultimate winner. Prizes will also be awarded for the best decorated bed also so get those creative juices flowing.

Plenty of ways for the kids to get involved too! There will be a Kids Zone packed with fun activities plus their very own stroller race! Nothing gets the crowds cheering than seeing our young racers take to the road.

Register your team, help a team fundraise, and come cheer them on, on the big day.


Sep 23

Public Skate

Everyone is welcome! This skate is a great way to socialize and skate with friends and family. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Leisure Swim

This is a great way for all ages to spend time together in the leisure pool at Tansley Woods and Angela Coughlan pools. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Lap Swim

Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Lap Swim

Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Leisure Swim

This is a great way for all ages to spend time together in the leisure pool at Tansley Woods and Angela Coughlan pools. Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

"Phones Down, Eyes Up" Benefit Concert

On Sunday, September 23rd, Geotab will be hosting our first “Phones Down, Eyes Up” Benefit Concert! Join us as we aim to raise awareness surrounding the dangers of distracted driving and the responsibility we all have in helping to reduce traffic and pedestrian related accidents.

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy an afternoon of live music (featuring Tom Walli), delicious food and activities for everyone as we learn what we can do to help ensure “Responsibility on Both Side of the Wheel” in our communities. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!



Sep 23

"Phones Down, Eyes Up" Benefit Concert

On Sunday, September 23rd, Geotab will be hosting our first “Phones Down, Eyes Up” Benefit Concert! Join us as we aim to raise awareness surrounding the dangers of distracted driving and the responsibility we all have in helping to reduce traffic and pedestrian related accidents.

Bring your family and friends and come enjoy an afternoon of live music (featuring Tom Walli), delicious food and activities for everyone as we learn what we can do to help ensure “Responsibility on Both Side of the Wheel” in our communities. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!



Sep 23

Fun Swim

Ride the water slide at Tansley Woods, play in the leisure pool at Angela Coughlan or swim on the Tarzan rope at Aldershot. Everyone is welcome! Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Fun Swim

Ride the water slide at Tansley Woods, play in the leisure pool at Angela Coughlan or swim on the Tarzan rope at Aldershot. Everyone is welcome! Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Sticks and Pucks 3-8

For children under 8 years of age and caregivers to practice their stick handling skills. Organized hockey, slap shots and speed skating are not permitted. Goalies are welcome to come and practice and play for free. All participants, including caregivers, attending Stick and Pucks must wear a CSA approved helmet. 75 max participants.Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Fun Swim

Ride the water slide at Tansley Woods, play in the leisure pool at Angela Coughlan or swing on the Tarzan rope at Aldershot. Everyone is welcome! Specific Admission & Supervision Standards are in effect for this program. Details are listed at burlington.ca/playstandards

Sep 23

Family Play Fit 5 months-8 years

Drop into the gym to explore our toys and equipment. Enjoy the experience and enhance your child's FUNdamental Movement skills by trying out our Physical Literacy stations at your own pace. Come back week after week to enhance your child's skills.

Sep 24

Civic Square Renewal - share your feedback

Visiting City Hall?

Please give us your feedback by posting your comments on the Civic Square information boards.

Sept. 20 to Sept 28, 2018
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Burlington City Hall Atrium
426 Brant St.







Sep 24

Regular Meeting of Council - Addendum

Click on the meeting title above for meeting details and to view any changes to the agenda. Scheduled Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Council meetings are where the final approval takes place of items that went to the meetings of the Committee of the Whole, Planning and Development and Audit Committee. Meeting agendas, dates or times may change. To verify information contact the clerks department at 905-335-7600 Ext. 7698. Note: Special meetings of Council may be scheduled as required.

Sep 26

Burlington Writers Workshop

On the last Wednesday evening of every month, the group meets to discuss and offer encouraging feedback to 2 submissions from our members. To submit a piece for consideration, you must first attend at least 1 meeting.


Sep 27

Toddler Days - Alphabet

Let’s practice our ABC’s! The toddlers will make alphabet stew, experiment with magic letters, and listen to the classic children’s story ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.’

Toddler Days are designed for children ages 2 - 4, and run Thursday mornings from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. The cost is $5.00/child, and accompanying adults are complimentary. Register online at https://museumsofburlington.ca/ireland-house/education/toddlers. Please call us at 905-332-9888 if you would like to book multiple days.








Sep 29

Restore and Rebuild Volunteer Workshop

Together we will improve the forest environment by removing invasive plants to help the newly planted trees grow! Come on out, enjoy some light refreshments, and learn the importance of promoting and protecting a forest ecosystem in the heart of Burlington.



Sep 29

Doors Open Halton

Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make sure you add Halton Region to your Doors Open experience this year!

Prepare to wander and explore – and don’t forget to bring your curiosity. We'll show you old-fashioned hospitality, Halton style, combined with a wealth of heritage, a twist of culture and stunning natural beauty. Hundreds of volunteers and staff in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills will be working hard to ensure a second-to-none Doors Open experience. We are waiting to welcome you and showcase the hidden gems that we are so proud of (many not normally open to the public.) Historical buildings, museums, private homes, places of worship and cultural venues abound. We promise to provide plenty to see and do that will enlighten, entertain and connect you to our communities.

Our Doors Open sites will certainly appeal to all ages and interests – from heritage buffs and gardeners to nature and art enthusiasts. We welcome visitors to discover our charming private homes, curated heritage sites, unique businesses and lasting institutions, such as Oakville's old post office and Erchless Estate, Burlington's 1830 Ireland House and Devereaux House in Halton Hills.

Take a short drive in and around Halton for your city, town and country experience and build awesome memories with friends and family!

Volunteering:

The committee members of Doors Open Halton Region would like to acknowledge our appreciation for the support, time and commitment of our volunteers. Hundreds of hours of unwavering commitment from in and around the region has been donated over the years. Without our volunteers, who continue to be an intricate part of this weekend-long event, many doors simply could not be open.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email or contact the local community coordinator below that best suits your location and availability:

Community representatives and contacts:

Burlington: Valerie Amaral, Museums of Burlington | Telephone: 905-332-9888 | Email: valerie.amaral@burlington.ca

Milton: Karin Tomosky, Willow Grove Heritage Farm | Telephone: 905-878-8603 | Email: tomoskychamberskp@gmail.com

Oakville: Julie Hawryszko, Museum Programmer/Public Programs Recreation and Culture, Town of Oakville | Telephone: 905-845-6601, ext. 5043 | Email: julie.hawryszko@oakville.ca

Town of Halton Hills: Ann Lawlor, Councillor, Ward 4 | Telephone: 905-877-5662 | Email: annl@haltonhills.ca

For additional information, contact Doors Open Halton Region: Julie Sutton-Yardley, Heritage Network Coordinator, Halton Region Heritage Services | Telephone: 905-825-6000, ext. 3439 | Cell: 905-464-7187 | Fax: 905-876-4322 | Email: julie.sutton-yardley@halton.ca



Sep 29

Okan | Cultural Diversity Festival | FREE

Blending jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical forms, and world rhythms, OKAN takes inspiration from the roots of Cuban music and contributes to their contemporary evolution. Co-leaders, composers and multi-instrumentalists Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne bring a fresh perspective to Latin and world jazz fusion through their powerful vocals, incredible musicianship and potent lyrical content.

On the Plaza

In the event of rain, performance will be moved inside the venue.

Sponsored By the City of Burlington and Battell Denture Clinic


Sep 29

Doors Open Burlington

Visit heritage sites, noteworthy buildings, and interesting locations - FREE of charge. Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities during the day. Doors Open is organized by the Museums of Burlington and is part of Burlington's Culture Days celebrations from Sept. 28-30, 2018. More information here >>www.doburlington.com

What is Doors Open?
Doors Open is a province-wide event running from April to October where residents and visitors are invited to discover first-hand, the historical, heritage, natural and cultural resources in participating communities across the province. Doors Open is a program of Ontario Heritage Trust. From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities.



Sep 29

Enana Dance Theatre: Julia Domna | Cultural Diversity Festival

The name, ENANA traces back to the ancient Syrian goddess of beauty, art and love. Since the 1990’s, ENANA’s strategic vision has been to promote the art of dance and expose the audience to the Arabic culture and civilization, basing its roots in the history of Syrian and Arab folklore.

Julia Domna is a dramatic dance performance reflecting Arab culture, and highlights the life of an Arab princess and her ill-fated love affair with a Roman emperor.  Julia Domna enjoyed a sold-out run at Toronto’s Luminato Festival in 2010, and is now
re-mounted especially for BPAC’s Cultural Diversity Festival, and will feature a
​multi-cultural cast of Canadian newcomers.

“With its dynamic choreography, larger-than-life scenery and dazzling costumes, Enana transforms classical Arab dance into a new and magical experience.” 
- Access Magazine

MAIN THEATRE

Regular $20  (Includes Fees + Tax)
Member $15 (Includes Fees + Tax)

Sponsored by the City of Burlington and Battell Denture Clinic


Sep 29

Ali Hassan: Muslim Interrupted | Cultural Diversity Festival

Ali Hassan is a stand-up comic, actor, chef and generally harmless Muslim who has performed on stages across Canada, in the U.S. and twice in the Middle East at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival. He is known for his improvisational abilities with audiences as well as for his charm and wit.

As a father of four, Ali Hassan is well versed in dodging difficult questions. Or just making up the answers. But when his kids start to ask about religion in general and Islam in particular, Ali begins to consider his heritage. In this solo show, Ali Hassan (Man Seeking Woman, Odd Squad, CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud) delivers a bitingly funny piece of work on flunking out of Sunday school, ingesting forbidden fruits, and becoming a cultural Muslim. The show is a refreshingly hilarious antidote to our increasingly troubling global climate, delivered by this rising star of television, film, radio and stage.

Community Studio Theatre
(Reserved Cabaret Seating)

Regular $20 (Includes Fees + Tax)
Member $15 (Includes Fees + Tax)

Sponsored by the City of Burlington and Battell Denture Clinic


Sep 30

Community Mindfulness Sessions - Fall Series

Join us for free, drop-in mindfulness sessions. Slow down, take a breath, and be present in your community.

Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat or meditation cushion if you have one, or borrow one from us. Mindfulness activities will be facilitated by community volunteers, and will be inclusive and secular. All are welcome.

Sessions are outdoors in comfortable weather, and in Mountainside Recreation Centre Community Room 1 in cold or inclement weather.

These sessions are made possible by the City of Burlington's Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund. Find more information at www.burlington.ca/matchingfund


Sep 30

History Explorers Club - Ancient Egypt

We’re journeying back in time to ancient Egypt today! Learn how to write your name in hieroglyphs, complete the mummy wrap challenge, and escape the Pharaoh’s tomb!

History Explorers Club is a supervised drop-off program one Sunday per month at Ireland House Museum between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Cost is $10/child (ages 5 - 12). Register online at https://museumsofburlington.ca/ireland-house/education/camps. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. For more information, please call 905-332-9888.












Sep 30

La Otra Orilla: Unplugged | Cultural Diversity Festival | FREE

With this cabaret-style show, La Otra Orilla offers an exploration of the different styles of flamenco.  At the heart of this artistic proposition lies an intimate conversation between song, dance and guitar where each participant tells the other they will speak their name. Unplugged is an intimate conversation between song, dance and the guitar; each element reveals itself while defining the other. This powerful, dynamic show will appeal as much to purist aficionados as newcomers to the art of flamenco.

On the Plaza

In the event of rain, performance will be moved inside the venue.

Sponsored by the City of Burlington and Battell Denture Clinic


Oct 03

All Candidates and Mayoral Debate

BurlingtonGreen is teaming up with Nuvo Network to host a 2018 Burlington All Candidates Event on October 3rd. This is your chance to ask the candidates about what's important to you.

Have a burning question for the candidates in the upcoming election? Use the hashtag #OurVoice18 to send us your questions!


Oct 13

Municipal Election - Advance Poll

Municipal Election - Advance Poll

Election Day is Monday, October 22.  For those unable to vote on October 22, two advance voting dates are available (October 13th and 17th) along with internet voting. 

For more information, visit burlington.ca/elections



Oct 17

Municipal Election - Advance Poll

Municipal Election - Advance Poll

Election Day is Monday, October 22.  For those unable to vote on October 22, two advance voting dates are available (October 13th and 17th) along with internet voting. 

For more information, visit burlington.ca/elections







Oct 22

Municipal Election - Voting Day

Municipal Election - Voting Day

Voting Day occurs throughout Burlington.  Polls open at 10:00 a.m.

For a listing of locations, please visit burlington.ca/elections




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