April 2016 Events: Elvis & Friends (April 16); Climate Resilient Cities (April 19); Seniors Day Program (April 22)

Elvis Print ScreenElvis & Friends By the Compassion Society

Date: Saturday April 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Polish Hall, 2316 Fairview Street, Burlington, On L7R 2E4 (South side of Fairview Street, between Guelph Line and Brant Street)
Cost: Tickets are $35 each or a table of eight for $250. Pizza and dessert are included in the ticket price, there is also a cash bar

A fun night with music and dancing, with all proceeds going towards the Compassion Society of Halton. The band ‘Rudy and the Angels’ will be featured along with other Elvis Tribute Artists.

‘5000 Miles’ Benefit Concert for Syrian Refugees

Date: Sunday April 17, 2016
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Port Nelson United Church, 3132 South Drive
Cost: Tickets are $25. Children 12 and under are free.

Tickets are available at Different Drummer Books, Eventbrite, through the Office of Port Nelson United Church, and at the door. All proceeds will be shared equally between The United Church of Canada’s Emergency Response and Syria Refugee. Musicians from all genres will be playing, with Robert Missen hosting the event.

Big Ideas Better Cities-Low Carbon Climate Resilient Cities

Date: Tuesday April 19, 2016
Time: Begins at 8:00 a.m.
 100 Main St W 2nd floor, David Braley Health Sciences Centre, Downtown Hamilton, Ontario.
Cost:  Regular Attendance Fee:$106, General Public: (limited quota) $27.11, Students: Free (must provide valid student ID upon arrival)

McMaster University is hosting a symposium to bring together academic researchers, city managers, the businesses community, government and non-governmental organizations to make an effort on transforming cities into modern low carbon urban communities.

Joseph Brant Hospital Open House

Date: Wednesday April 20, 2016
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: 835 Harrington Court, Burlington

Enjoy a glimpse into the new Joseph Brant Hospital. Experience five rooms that will mirror the patient experience for our new hospital in 2017.

Get a firsthand look at the new state-of-the-art technology and design elements as you tour through a Patient Room, Emergency Department Exam Room, Trauma Resuscitation Room, Intensive Care Unit Room and an Operating Room. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions and you will have an opportunity to be part of the change by completing a quick survey at the end of your tour.

Drop in any time from 5 to 7 p.m. The mock-up rooms are located in a warehouse at the back of 835 Harrington Court. Blue signs will direct you to the space.

Get a sneak-peek of the rooms by taking a look at the latest YouTube video.

Party With  A Purpose- Seniors Day Program AH-Party-With-A-Purpose-2016-Logo-Square-300x300

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location:  2340 Ontario St, Oakville Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre in Bronte Harbour
Cost: $200 (a small portion will be tax receiptable post event)

Early Bird Deadline: Tickets must be purchased by March 31,  2016 to be entered to win a $200 restaurant gift card. 

Food and cocktails will be offered as you bid on silent auction items and enjoy some dancing. Learn about the creative ideas that make the dementia care programs so meaningful.

2016 Community Clean Up Green Up

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Organize a group (friends, neighbourhood, school, business, church group etc.) and choose an area in Burlington that you think could use a litter clean-up (park, schoolyard, around your business or church, or a field or green space area).

For further information and to register, visit

Sound of Music Volunteer Open House

Date: Saturday, April 23 2016
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: 901 Guelph Line, Halton HiVE

Get involved and find volunteer opportunities in the community. Volunteers are needed for the Sound of Music Festival, which is only possible with the help from volunteers. This is also a great way to earn community service hours for high school students.

Walk ‘N’ Roll Fundraiser 

Date: Sunday, April 24 2016
Time: Registration begins at 8:30, the Walk ‘N’ Roll begins at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 10:15
Location: 777 Guelph Line, Burlington Mall

The Burlington Chapter of the March of Dimes’ mission is to support the recovery process for stroke survivors, their families, and caregivers. All are welcome to attend.

Canadian Cancer Society Great Ride 'n' StrideGreat Ride ‘n’ Stride
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Central Arena, 519 Drury Lane
The Canadian Cancer Society Great Ride ‘n’ Stride is a non-competitive, pledge-based fundraising event organized by the Society and held in a number of communities across Ontario. Participants can choose to ride their bikes, walk, run or rollerblade routes ranging between 5 and 10 km.
Awesome Bike Gear for 2016
Date: Wednesday, April 27 2016
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Burlington Public Library Central Branch

Hosted by the Burlington Cycling Committee. A variety of local bike shops will share the latest in cool cycling gear for 2016. From stylish cycle-friendly clothing to tech/training gear, to fun and trendy bike accessories and fabulous equipment for family rides. Have a question? Ask our local bike experts in attendance. View poster for more details.

Step Up Your Game 
Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
7 – 9 p.m.
FarAway Greens – 3070 Mainway, Unit 13-14, Burlington
Tickets: $35

Connect with ladies of all ages for a night diving into the game and discussing how it can shape careers, and be a fun part of your future. Also, learn how to put your best foot forward with our Fashion and Makeup stylists serving up the latest in feeling and looking great! The evening will be enjoyed in the comfortable atmosphere of FarAway Greens with wine, appetizers and gift bags provided for all attendees. Space is limited!

Presenters include Deepa Berar, Blogger, YouTube Guru,TV Host and Fareen Samji, 4x Canadian Long Drive Champion.

For tickets and more information, visit

Bike Maintenance 101

Date: Saturday, April 30 2016
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Burlington Public Library Central Branch

Hosted by the Burlington Cycling Committee. Learn all about basic bike maintenance you can do at home. Start the bike season off right with a properly maintained bike for an easier and safer ride now and all year long. Key note presentation from Rolling Horse Community Cycle. View poster for more details.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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