Cycle with the Councillor (Sept. 17)
Join me, local resident Jackie Lodder, and members of the Burlington Cycling Committee for a free cycle through downtown Burlington, followed by refreshments and screening of Bike City, Great City, a documentary by David Chernushenko, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.
Bike Ride: Meet at 6:30 pm, Thurs. Sept. 17, at City Hall by the clock. We’ll end our ride at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre with light refreshments, and take in the movie together.
Movie: Begins at 7:30 pm, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street. 40 minute run time.
Drop in with Councillor (Sept. 17)
Are you a member of the Burlington Seniors Centre? Drop by the Bistro on Thurs. Sept. 17 between 12:30-1:30 to say hi and share what’s on your mind. I’ll be there to meet with you individually; no appointment necessary.
Supernova (Sept. 18)
Prepare for a mind-blowing experience featuring contemporary art installations, film, music, and multimedia as artists take over Old Lakeshore Road from 7pm to midnight Fri. Sept. 18 to showcase their work. Brought to you by No Vacancy, the folks who welcomed approximately 3,500 people to Cirque at Village Square last year. No Vacancy hopes Supernova will be double in size as they animate Old Lakeshore Road with a variety of contemporary art for one magical evening.
Amazing Bed Race (Sept. 20)
Decorate a bed, form a team and join the spirit of the 6th annual Amazing Bed Race on Brant Street in downtown Burlington, Sun. Sept. 20, 11am-3pm. The event raises funds for Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation and Rotary Club of Burlington North. Teams of five raise funds and race “beds” on a course through downtown Burlington. In its first five years, the Amazing Bed Race raised over $400,000!
Following a very successful Volunteer Day in August, Friends of Freeman Station has scheduled additional volunteer dates this fall:
Dates: Sept. 19 and Oct. 17
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 1285 Fairview St. (please use driveway on east side of the Burlington Fire Department Headquarters)
No special skills are required to volunteer. There are several areas where assistance is needed, such as paint scraping and sanding, old wood floor board restoration, site clean-up, rubbish and scrub grass removal, and more. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves. As it is a construction site, children under the age of 14 and pets are not permitted. Volunteers will get a personally guided tour of the station and a close up view of some of the artifacts that have been donated. Visit the Friends of Freeman Station at www.freemanstation.ca.
Downtown Dash (Sept. 19)
The Downtown Dash has a new day, time and route. It will take place Sat. Sept. 19 9:30-11am. There are 5k run/walk and 10k options available.
Got culture? Burlington needs you. After the success of Burlington Culture Days in 2014, local creative organizations, venues, professionals and businesses are again invited to host events during the sixth annual Culture Days weekend from Sept. 25 to 27, 2015. Find out what’s near you here: Culture Days Event Schedule:
This national initiative aims to raise awareness, provide accessibility and encourage participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of Burlington. For more information or to participate in Culture Days, contact Adam Belovari, culture co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-335-7600, ext. 7335. If you would like to host a Culture Days event, make sure to register your event now with Culture Days.