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What’s on! Free music at BPAC; Boomer’s Good Living show; The Hip broadcast; Children’s Festival; Lakeside a la carte; Movies Under Stars & more!

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August 12 2016, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: A reading recognizing our twinning relationship

Carla van Surksum, Chair of the Apeldoorn City Poet Committee, will read and present a poem to Mayor Goldring highlighting the relationship between our two cities. Carla commissioned Mr. Hanz Mirck a poet from Apeldoorn to create a poem recognizing our twinning relationship.

Date: August 12, 2016
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Location: A Different Drummer Books (513 Locust Street, Corner of Locust and Caroline), Burlington

August 12 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Rob Tardik
Join us every Friday evening in August for a free jazz performance – a different performance each week! The bar will be open and a variety of snacks available. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside.

In a career spanning over two decades, Rob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist and contemporary jazz/world instrumental music artist. He has performed at venues all across North America the prestigious Glenn Gould Theatre in Toronto last October. Rob enjoyed a stellar release with his 2011/12 3rd CD release Balance, Energy, Laughter, Love (B.E.L.L.) which spawned 3 U.S Billboard singles two of which went Top 10. B.E.L.L. has also made the top 50 list of 2012 on SmoothJazz.com coming in at #15 and was a top 10 album (#6) for 2011 in “Smooth Jazz News magazine”.

August 14 2016, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Lakeside A La Carte
SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE!
For one wonderful summer afternoon, Spencer Smith Park transforms into the best wine, spirits, craft beer and dining venue in Burlington. This event supports charities such as Camp Faces, Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation and other Rotary charities.
More than forty restaurants, wineries and breweries, bring out their best temptations. White, marquis style tents, the shimmering back drop of the lake, a huge silent auction, easy listening live entertainment, raffles for travel tickets, wine and more…it’s Burlington’s ultimate summer garden party!

August 14 2016, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Singalong Tim & The Pacifiers and The Sentimentalists

An afternoon of free family fun! A variety of snacks and drinks will be available to keep youngsters and their parents energized throughout the afternoon.In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside.

Singalong Tim and The Pacifiers
Sing Along Tim and The Pacifiers – A Toe Tappin’, Foot Stompin’, Tub Thumpin’, Finger Snappin’, Hand Clappin’, Whistle Blowin’, Jumpin’ Jamboree of Fully Interactive Folk Rock for Kids and the Whole Family. Sing Along Tim and The Pacifiers is a “rock show for kids”! Their unique take on folk & rock songs, with humour that appeals to both kids and older folks, makes them stand out from other musical groups. They play great songs with memorable words, catchy tunes and upbeat tempos from different times and places around the world.

The Sentimentalists

World renown mentalist Mysterion teams with the only female mentalist in the country, Steffi Kay creating a two person mind reading experience that is truly breathtaking. Steffi brings back classic style mentalism. With her vintage look you will feel transported to the golden age of magic. Mysterion has appeared on stages around the globe and with hundreds of television and media appearances over the past 15 years. Together they showcase their special way of communicating, with a touch of humour and most importantly class.

August 15 2016, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mood Walks
Theme: Have Fun!

Come have fun with the Mood Walks staff and youth across Burlington for our last walk and celebration!

August 16 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Bravura
A free evening of entertainment Tuesdays in August, featuring musical performances across a range of genres. The bar will be open and a variety of snacks available. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside.

Bravura’s repertoire ranges from classic Broadway and pop, to Italian folk and classical. Seasoned performers all, the men of Bravura thrill with their scorchingly passionate, frequently funny, and always exciting blend of Canada’s finest baritone voices. Formed in January, 2010, Bravura is comprised of three of our country’s finest leading men from musical theatre, jazz, and opera: James Levesque, George Masswohl, Curtis Sullivan.

August 18 2016, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM GOOD LIVING SHOW – for Boomers Plus
Join the City of Burlington Mayor, Rick Goldring, and Town of Oakville Mayor, Rob Burton, in kicking off the Good Living Show to promote the fantastic lifestyle of our “Boomers Plus” residents! This is a free full-day celebration of our community, with lots (and lots!) to see and do…

Full day FREE show features

  • Welcome speeches and kick-off ‘toast’ by Burlington and Oakville Mayors
  • Music performance by Burlington’s Lamajano quartet

11am: Tai Chi demonstration, fortune cookie giveaway and specialty tea sampling

12pm: FREE Demonstration by Dr. Laura Belus, naturopath: Living healthy, naturally! Plus juicing demonstration

1pm: FREE Fashion show by Kari’s!

3pm: Why is a condo a good choice for Boomers and Seniors? And learn how to organize, downsize, make it all fit… sensibly!

4pm: Sell & Stay: It’s not a reverse mortgage, it’s a great way to promote seniors staying in their own homes. Food good.

5pm: Tai Chi demonstration, fortune cookie giveaway and specialty tea sampling

In the RBC Room:
11am – 3pm: FREE antiques appraisals
3pm – 7pm: Handwriting Analysis by Mary Ann Matthews – Please call to reserve your 10 minute spot!

In the Warman Room:
FREE photo booth on site! Bring your smiling face, your kids and grandkids… great opportunity for a family photo!

In the Carmine Veranda: Check out the historic model railyway diorama by “Friends of Freeman Station”. Bring the grandkids!

Come and get your free goodie bag! (First 50 guests will receive a special valued gift inside!)

Special Fall plant sale, in support of St. Christopher’s Church. Pick up your bulbs and mums here!

There will be free refreshments all day long, music, laughter and friends… Come and join us, and let’s celebrate our wonderful community! No tickets or reservations required ~ just come and join us for a fantastic day!

August 18 2016, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM The City of Burlington’s Movies Under the Stars
The City of Burlington’s Movies Under the Stars – every Thursday evening beginning Thursday, July 7th, 2016 until Thursday, August 18th, 2016
9pm
Various parks throughout Burlington

Join us in your local neighbourhood park for free Movies Under the Stars. Bring your own chair, blanket and snacks to enjoy a family film under the stars.

Visit www.burlington.ca/movies for more information or call (905) 335-7766

August 19 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Barbra Lica
Join us every Friday evening in August for a free jazz performance – a different performance each week! The bar will be open and a variety of snacks available. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside.
Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian Jazz scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Canada, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence. A seasoned live act on the Canadian club and festival circuit, Barbra consistently performs at venues from intimate spaces to prestigious auditoriums, such as Toronto’s Jazz Bistro and Koerner Hall. Most recently, she has been billed as an opening act for such acts as Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, and Terence Blanchard.

August 20 2016, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM Live screening of CBC broadcast “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration” in Spencer Smith Park
Live screening of CBC broadcast of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration” in downtown Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park, Sat. Aug. 20. Remarks 8-8:15; commercial-free broadcast begins 8:30-11:30pm. Bring own lawn chair or blanket. Alcohol-free and family friendly. Donations will be accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society (Halton Branch) and Joseph Brant Hospital Cancer Clinic. Details on how to donate to be posted to Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1116796768386365/

August 21 2016, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM The City of Burlington’s Children’s Festival
The City of Burlington’s Children’s Festival – Sunday, August 21st, 2016
10am-5pm
Spencer Smith Park

It’s our birthday! Help us celebrate the 25th annual Children’s Festival with a birthday themed bash including bouncers, face painting, swag and activities galore!

Visit www.burlington.ca/childrensfestival formore information or call (905) 335-7766

August 21 2016, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM No Socks, No Sandals, No Problem! Ivan’s at the Beach
Soak up the sun at Burlington’s own waterfront! Bring your own bathing suits and towels for an afternoon of sandcastle building, pool noodle jousting and more! Don’t forget your sunscreen!

August 21 2016, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Sonshine & Broccoli and Phil The Magic Guy
An afternoon of free family fun! A variety of snacks and drinks will be available to keep youngsters and their parents energized throughout the afternoon.In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside.

Sonshine and Broccoli

Lisa Sonshine and Brock (Broccoli) Burford have been entertaining parents and their children for over a decade. Graduates of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Program, Lisa and Brock have combined their musical talent, infectious enthusiasm and love of children to form one of Toronto’s most popular children’s musical acts. They are a high-energy duo that gets families on their feet singing and dancing along. Don’t miss this interactive and fun-filled show!

Phil The Magic Guy

Phil Pivnick is Phil, The Magic Guy. A professional magician for over 20 years, and a full time entertainer in the Greater Toronto Area for 5 years. With his acclaimed kids and family shows, he is in demand for hundreds of shows annually. Kids will love this magic show, jam packed with laughs, audience interaction and amazing magic!

August 21 2016, 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM Free Summer Recital – Harp, Zither, Violin, and Clarinet
“Wish List – A Summer Recital of Harp, Zither, Violin, and Clarinet”

On Sunday, August 21st, 2 pm at West Plains United Church, Burlington, three talented young musicians (Sunshine Quan, 17, playing Harp and Chinese Zither; Alex Shin, 18 on the Violin; Gratiana Chen, 15 playing Clarinet) will be performing a unique concert of rarely heard but beautiful music, from Bach to Johnny Cash. Many of the pieces are arranged by the performers themselves, ranging from classical, ethnic, to light music, modern pop, and beyond.

This summer recital is free to all, with donations welcome towards the church renovation fund. All welcome! The church is accessible.

West Plains United Church, 549 Plains Road West, Burlington (beside the Royal Botanical Gardens). www.westplains.ca 905-529-4871
August 22 2016, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM Regular meeting of the

August 23 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Poor Angus
A free evening of entertainment Tuesdays in August, featuring musical performances across a range of genres. The bar will be open and a variety of snacks available. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inisde.

A highland influenced quintet which evolved out of Hamilton Irish pub sessions, Poor Angus offers a progressive presentation of Celtic music, contemporary, while maintaining an ear to the past with crisp instrumentals and stellar 4 part vocal harmony. Poor Angus is Andrew Bryan, Ross Griffiths, Brian LeBlanc, D Jay Moons, and Joel Guenther.

August 25 2016, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM Lunafest
Lunafest presents films that are made by women, for women, about women. This event will provide individuals in the Halton region with the opportunity to come together, support and celebrate women while also fundraising for a local agency. The proceeds raised will go towards the Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton(SAVIS), and the main beneficiary which is the Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets are $20.00 and there is limited seating so reserve your tickets today! For more information, visit us at lunafest.org. Come join us in commemorating women everywhere.

August 26 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM SUMMER ON THE PLAZA: Vincent Wolfe
Join us every Friday evening in August for a free jazz performance – a different performance each week! The bar will be open and a variety of snacks available. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside.

Canadian crooner Vincent Wolfe has built a reputation as one of the most original interpreters of song on the North American jazz and cabaret scene. His captivating warmth and vocal expressiveness have been described by Manhattan Transfer founding member Laurel Massé as “somewhere between Chet Baker and Mel Tormé… a wonderful place to be!” And according to legendary jazz singer Marlena Shaw, the Toronto native “has been blessed with a golden sound.”

August 28 2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Story Concert with Michael Williams
Michael Williams is a Hamilton native now living in Scotland. He tells stories and gives workshops throughout Scotland as well as England, Germany, Israel, Palestine, and Canada.

A House Concert is a unique and intimate setting for listeners to connect with the performer. Refreshments will be served and mingling encouraged. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a listening heart!

Admission is $10.00

R.S.V.P. to Brenda at 905-808-3335

September 2-5 2016, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM  Canada’s Largest Ribfest 2016
Canada’s Largest Ribfest is the largest and most successful community event proudly organized by The Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore, of which all proceeds go to charity. Join us Labour Day weekend as we celebrate 21 years.

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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