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#BurlON til Feb 13

by Guest Writer

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Heritage & Black History Month in Burlington

February is Heritage Month and Black History Month here in BurlON. Celebrate our city’s history with all of the amazing events being held throughout Burlington. On Thurs 7 is My Worldview as a Descendant of Slaves at Tansley Woods Library, on Sat 9 is Samurai Sword Making and on Tues 12 is  Black History Month Film: The Road Taken, both at Central Library. Also, at the Art Gallery of Burlington is Dorothy Kew, Tombstone Tales, on Wed 13. For more things to see and do this week of Heritage Month, here is a calendar listing all of the events.

Get Outdoors

Try snowshoeing at Crawford Lake and learn about its origins while exploring the Iroquois village. Glen Eden is the place to be this winter so enjoy the slopes.  Check online to see ski conditions and other information.

The Royal Botanical Gardens are inviting you to get Back to Nature with hiking through the park. These are free guided hikes through the vast nature spaces the park has to offer. On Saturday Feb. 9 join our friends at Crawford lake for an Evening Snowshoe Hike

Visit Mountsberg Conservation Area for Raptors in Focus, on Sunday Feb 10. Get up close with the awe inspiring raptors and take fantastic photos.

Spiders Alive at RBG

Spiders Alive at the RBG

Arachnophobes beware, until April 14 the Royal Botanical Gardens will be crawling with spiders and their arthropod friends for Spiders Alive!. Here you can learn about the many adaptations and behaviours of spiders and other creatures in two interactive exhibits and daily programs for all ages. This event is included in your general admission to the RBG, so make sure to stop by during your visit.

On Thursday February 7 visit the RBG for Spiders After Dark. Grab a drink, enjoy some music, and experience the exhibit after dark. This event is 19+, and online registration is required.

Skating on outdoor rink at Spencer Smith Park with pier in background


Come downtown to the Rotary Centennial Pond for free Pond Skating until March 4. The cold temperature is perfect for keeping the rink frozen and for some time with the family while also being active. If you prefer to do your skating indoors, arenas in Burlington are hosting Public Skate sessions. Check online to see specific times, dates, and locations, as they do vary.

Exhibit items for Territories in Metal at ARt Gallery of Burlington

Arts and Culture

An exciting new exhibit is at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Until March 31, Territories in Metal showcases the works of four artists who work with metal and other materials to create magnificent works of art.

Also, both starting on Sat Feb. 9 are Voices in Black Canadian Narratives and Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s–1990s at the Art Gallery.

Every Sunday there is an open studio for families to enjoy. Admission is always free so make sure you stop by to check out these amazing exhibits and get creative.

There are always plenty of performances on at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. On Thurs 7 is Raine Hamilton, Fri 8 is Alicia Svigals: The Yellow Ticket, and Sat 9 is “A Lyrical Affair to Remember”.  Also, Fri 8 – Sat 9 is the 39th Annual Drury Lane Music Hall, and Fri 8 – Sun 10 Theatre Burlington has performances of  “Strangers Among Us”.

Valentine’s Day

Don’t leave it to the last minute to plan something to show your love this Valentine’s Day.  With so many fabulous restaurants in the city try dining out or order in some tasty treats.  Since it is a busy night book reservations so you won’t be disappointed.  If you are looking for sweet gift ideas check out our sweet things section for inspiration.  If experiences are more your thing our fun activities blog has some gift card ideas.  Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre has a contest on now where you can show your love on the hill.  See their Instagram account for the details.  For other romantic ideas refer to the blog written last June by Cheryl Rodewig.  However you decide to recognize this day, have fun and enjoy #BurlON!




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