June 2016 Events: Relay for life (June 3); Appleby Line Street festival (June 5); YMCA fundraiser (June 10); Long term care speaker (June 17); Love My Hood Ward 6 (June 25); Ride don’t Hide (June 26)

Friends of Freeman Station Travelling Model Railway

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way


Young-at-heart Burlington seniors recall fondly their experiences, as we re-create the era of steam power.  You’ll see a model steam locomotive and passenger train, arriving and departing from a model of the the Burlington Junction Station just as it happened in the early Twentieth century.   A beautifully crafted 1/24 scale model of the Station will be part of the display. We’ll be there to share the amazing story of the relocation and restoration of Burlington’s 1906 Grand Trunk Railway Station, slated for completion in 2017.  There, on the Lower Level, we’ll be constructing a historic model railway diorama depicting early Twentieth-century life in the hamlet of Freeman, now a part of Burlington.

Bike Infrastructure around the World

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Location: Burlington Public Library, Central Branch


The Burlington Cycling Committee invites residents to learn which cities are doing cycling infrastructure right? What creations of pro-cycling design around the world could Burlington learn from? Explore cycling infrastructure projects from around the world at this free seminar.

Sign-up is required.

For more information about the Burlington Cycling Committee and this free seminars, visit To sign up for the seminar, call  Burlington Public Library – Central Branch at 905-639-3611, ext. 1321.

relay for life logoRelay For Life

Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
A 12-hour overnight relay
Location: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Dr, Oakville,


All funds that Relay raises is from the hard work of the participants and teams. This 12-hour overnight relay honours cancer survivors, loved ones who have fought, and those who continue to fight. A great dinner will be provided by Jack Astors, with music and Zumba to keep participants moving and entertained.

Click here for a link to a fundraising tips page and other resources that are helpful.

Bike Safety Seminar

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Location: Burlington Public Library, Central Branch


The City of Burlington’s Cycling Committee invites residents out to learn about basic bike maintenance that can be done at home. Start the bike season off right with a properly maintained bike for an easier and safer ride. This includes a keynote presentation from Rolling Horse Community Cycle.

The seminar is free but sign-up is required. For more information about the Burlington Cycling Committee and this free seminar, visit To sign up for the seminar, call  Burlington Public Library – Central Branch at 905-639-3611, ext. 1321.

Royal Canadian Legion’s 90th Birthday

LegionDate: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. (doors open), 5:30 p.m. (dinner)
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 828 Legion Rd.
Cost: $20


Join the Burlington Legion as they turn 90 and the Ladies Auxilliary turns 81.The Burlington Teen Tour Band Orchestra will entertain for listening and dancing pleasure. A roast beef dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Legion. Everyone welcome.

Appleby Line Street Festival

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
1pm – 5 pm
Location: Appleby Line

Details: Bringing families and neighbourhoods together by making the streets come alive with activity on Appleby Line between New St. and Fairview St. More information here: Appleby Line Street Festival

Kite Festival

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Brant Hills Park, 2300 Duncaster Dr.


Come on out for Burlington’s 25th annual Kite Festival. Build a kite or bring your own and help fill the sky with colour. Join us for some free family fun, entertainment and vendors. Kite building materials are available, while supplies last.

For more information, visit

Community Living Burlington’s Annual Golf Tournament

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Crosswinds Golf & Country Club, 6621 Guelph Line


All participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf on Burlington’s premier course, a patio grill lunch, three-course gourmet dinner, and many more surprises along the way. The evenings’ festivities offer prizes and the opportunity to bid on some great auction packages!

For more information, visit

Bites, Boots & Bad Dance Moves

Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
Reception at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Earth to Table: The Farm, 250 4th Concession Rd W, Flamborough (Just north of Clappison Corners)

Tickets:  Table for 8- $1,500   Early Bird Tickets-$125     Post Early Bird Tickets- $150

Purchase your Table Sponsorship or Tickets clicking here


Surrounded by the rolling hills of Earth Table: The Farm, you will be helping to raise money for the YMCA Beyond the Bell. Enjoy culinary delights prepared by Chef Marc St. Jacques, an array of auctions, with local craft beer and wines. With country chic as the laid back dress style, this evening will be one to remember.

Glen Soderholm in Concert

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Knox Church, 461 Elizabeth St.
Cost: $15 in advance (Call 905-333-3013), $20 at the door


Enjoy the music of Glen Soderholm while supporting the Burlington Downtown Refugee Alliance. All proceeds will support the BDRA’s Syrian refugee family.

For more information, visit

CAAAR! 3 on 3 Road Hockey Tournament

Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
Location: Burlington Mall


Join Wendel Clark and other NHL players and register your road hockey team today to help support the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.  The event will feature a new Rep League for elite players, Select League and House/Family League, family zone, live entertainment, food trucks and more!

For more details, visit

Halton Regional Police Business Plan Public Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Burlington Seniors’ Centre, 2285 New Street


The Halton Regional Police Service is about to embark on a process to draft a new Business Plan covering the 2017 – 2019 timeframe. The Police Services Board and the Chief of Police are seeking input from a range of stakeholders and would like to extend an invitation to the citizens and business owners of Burlington to participate in a public meeting.

Members of the public are invited to attend the above meeting to hear about the Halton Regional Police Service and our development of a new Business Plan.  A facilitated discussion will be conducted (by Mr. Glenn Pothier of G.L. Pothier Enterprises Inc.) with the goal of identifying issues and themes that should be addressed within the new Plan.  The current Business Plan is viewable here so that you may see the type of document we will be producing.   Additional information and links can be found on the Halton Regional Police Service Website here.

Please RSVP your interest in attending (or any related questions) to Keith Moore – Coordinator of Planning, Research and Business Intelligence at

50th Anniversary of Burlington Fine Arts Association

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 5 t0 7 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd.


The Burlington Fine Arts Association (BFAA) celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, the Art Gallery of Burlington in collaboration with BFAA, one of the founding guild of the gallery, presents three exhibitions. Burlington Urban and Rural is a curated exhibition that present more than 70 works in various mediums and open to artists of the region inspired by Burlington. The exhibition Power of Passion will showcase the works of 18 professional artists member of the guild while the President Wall will highlight the works of present and past presidents of the association.

For more information, visit

Eleanor McMahon’s Second Annual Senior’s Tea

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. to noon
Location: Burlington Public Library, Central Branch, 2331 New Street


June 2016 marks the 32nd anniversary of Senior’s Month in Ontario. Join our MPP Eleanor McMahon for music and light refreshments, as well as the presentation of the Ontario Senior of the Year Award.

All are welcome and to RSVP, email or call (905) 639-7924

The Power of Connection with Dr. Jean Clinton

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Burlington Central Library (Centennial Room), 2331 New Street, Burlington


Evidence shows that a socially cohesive community acts as a support to children and youth against the stress of poverty. Register online at Power of Connection

Inspire Burlington: Helping seniors and their families plan for tomorrow

Date: Friday, June 17, 2016
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Location: Rooms 1 & 2, Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way

Date: Friday, June 17, 2016
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Burlington Seniors’ Centre, 2285 New Street

Karen Henderson, Founder & CEO of the Long Term Care Planning Network, will speak about the importance of long term care planning. Information will also be provided about the Older Adults Tax Deferral Program. Admission is free. Reserve your seat by calling 905-335-7607 or emailing

Free Summer Concerts in Burlington Start June 19

Date: Every Wednesday and Sunday from June 19 to August 14
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Central Park Bandshell


Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and enjoy a variety of music. The free concerts are in support of the Partnership West Food Bank, and attendees are kindly asked to bring a non-perishable food item.

A complete list of all scheduled performances available at Burlington Concerts.

#ElderWisdom Green Bench is coming to Burlington

Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Civic Square on Brant St, outside City Hall


June is Seniors month, so stop by and have a conversation with a senior in your community. Share your experience on your social media channels with #ElderWisdom.

For dates and locations, visit Elder Wisdom

24th Annual Halton Women’s Place Charity Golf Tournament

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Crosswinds Golf and Country Club, 6621 Guelph Line
Cost: Golf individually for $200 or a group of four for $750

Join in on the fun for raffle prizes, buffet dinner, barbecue lunch, silent auction, and more. Visit Halton Women’s Place to register online.

 6th Annual Meredith’s Inspirational Run

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Location: Mountsberg Conservation Area, Campbellville, Ontario


Join us in the 5k and 10k walk/run! The goal for the Meredith Hagan foundation is to promote the physical and mental wellness for children in the community. All proceeds from Meredith’s Inspirational Run will support the Reach Out Centre For Kids (ROCK).

To register, visit the Running Room website.

Love My Hood – Ward 6

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Palladium Way and Palladium Park


Love My Hood replaces our very successful Car Free Street Festival.  The Love My Hood Ward 6 festival will consist of a number of community led activities culminating in a Festival celebration taking place on June 25, 2016 which will include bouncy castles, pony rides, festival food, face painting, games, a bike rodeo and other activities. Information: Love My Hood Ward 6

Ride Don’t Hide

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Location: Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre, 9230 Guelph Line, Campbellville

Details: 7km Family Fun ride, 45km Challenge Ride, 75k Enthusiast Ride in support of mental health in Halton. Sponsored by Canadian Mental Health Association. Info: 1-877-693-4270. Ride Don’t Hide


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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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