Discover Burlington Ontario

#BurlON til Sept 12

by Pam Belgrade

Summer may be coming to an end but there are still many fun activities in Burlington to partake in with the warm weather still around.

PwC Epic Tour Halton

The annual GTA GranFondo Epic Tour is back on Sunday September 9 at Kelso Conservation Area . This is a great cycling event for people of all different skill levels. There are 50km, 80km, 100km, 125km, 150km, and 170km routes availible for this event. Each route has a diiferent start time which can be seen on their schedule.

Conservation Halton Parks

The Halton Forest Festival Day is taking part on Saturday Sept 8 at Rattlesnake Point. There will be a Children’s Tree Climb, a cross-saw demonstration, bird nest and bee box building, archery, meditation and birds of prey show.

Halton Forest Festival

Conservation Halton parks always offers lots of opportunities to get outside and connect with nature. Explore the 15th Century Aboriginal Village at Crawford Lake this weekend at the Turtle Island Festival. Event activities include: First Nations dancers, special guest presenters, corn husk doll making, discovery hunts and more! If you enjoy photography and want to get lens to beak with the Birds of Prey then come down for Raptors in Focus at Mountsberg on Saturday September 8, where you will get the chance to get up close photos of these majestic birds.

Looking to find your inner Zen? On Saturday September 8 from 9-11:30am join the Meditation Hike at Mount Nemo. This hike will incorporate a series of short exercises and meditations at carefully chosen spots along the trail. You will learn to be present in your surroundings, calm your mind and stimulate your senses. Hiking difficulty is easy to moderate. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle!


Fibre Content Exhibit, Art Gallery of BurlingtonArt Gallery of Burlington

Starting on Thursday September 6 until September 16 Fibre Content is at the Art Gallery of Burlington. This is a community event that showcases works in fabric, paper, yarn, thread and mixed media materials, the goal is to raise the profile, awareness and acceptance of Fibre Art as an art form.  The public can participate in artists talks and hands on activities.  A registration fee applies.

There are many exciting art exhibits happening at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Joon Hee Kim’s ceramic installation, “My Eyes Are on You” takes inspiration from historical gardens and parks. The exhibit examines how styles continuously change and how, while change may be inherently feared, something good can arise from it. This exhibit runs until Sunday September 9.

“60 by 60” is an exhibit that celebrates the 60 year anniversary of the Burlington Handweavers and Spinners Guild. This exhibit showcases a 60 piece collection of spinning, dyeing, beading, felting, weaving, and knitting, created by members past and present. “60 by 60” will be on until Sunday September 16.

The Art Gallery of Burlington has the largest comprehensivecollection of contemporary Canadian ceramics in the world. Until Sunday October 7 the AGB will be holding the Round: Bowls & Vases Exhibit.  This exhibition explores how the limitations of the round thrown form, has become an opportunity to explore the clay medium within a set of boundaries.

Another exhibit to check out this week is the Patron’s Choice Exhibit. Patrons and donors Bonnie Sylvia and Louise Cooke will be curating a small selection of art that focuses on their area of interest. This exhibit will show the importance of personal preference when organizing a collection of art. This exhibit will run until Sunday October 21.

On Friday September 7 the Good Living Show will be taking place at the Art Gallery of Burlington. At this event there are many exhibits, vendors, and presentations to help promote healthy living techiques and life styles. It runs from 10am until 4pm and you can check the website for specific times of presentations.

Fit in the Core

Get fit this summer with Fit in the Core. Come out to civic square— just outside city hall— for a free open air fitness class every Sunday from 10 am to 11 am. Sunday September 9 is DanceTONE, taught by Instructors Robert Tang & Beverley Cayton-Tang from danceScape.  This is a fun medium to higher cardio fitness program that incorporates Ballroom, Salsa/Latin, Swing/Jive and other dance steps. No previous dance experience necessary.

Ovarian Cancer Verdi’s Rigoletto

Bring out your walking shoes and walk for a good cause on Sunday September 9 for  The Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope.  This family-friendly event raises vital funds to provide support, raise awareness and fund research into prevention, improved treatments and ultimately, a cure. Regrestration starts at 8:30am at Tansley Wood Park and the walk begins at 10am. You can register for the walk and donate online.

Farmers’ Markets

After breakfast on Sunday— or for breakfast on Sunday— stop by the weekly Centro Garden Farmer’s Market behind Centro Garden. From 9 am to 12 pm you can support local producers by picking up their artisan products. The weekly vendors have everything from ice cream to freshly baked pastries.

Busy on Sundays? Visit the Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market on Wednesday from 8 am to 2 pm, Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, or Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, and grab some delicious farm fresh produce. While you’re there, check out Burlington Centre’s new Indigo and Denninger’s.



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