Burlington Heritage Week jam-packed with free, fun events

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Published July 11, 2022 at 4:28 pm

The first week of August is Heritage Week in Burlington and there are several events on the schedule for local residents.

Burlington’s Heritage Advisory Committee has a variety of in-person and virtual events planned, with a focus on sharing more about the happenings, issues and sites that have shaped Burlington throughout its history.

“Heritage Burlington is so glad to be able to welcome the community back to in-person events for Heritage Week this year,” said Michele Camacho, chair of Heritage Burlington.

“Burlington’s cultural heritage is so diverse and, thanks to our civic partners, community groups, and volunteers, we have a line up of really special events planned. We encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about the history of their community to take part in an activity.”

Here are the events:

  • Monday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m.: Opening Ceremony at Centennial Square. In-person. No registration required.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m.: Aldershot West Bike Tour. In-person event. Maximum 20 participants. Registration required.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m.: Burlington Museums virtual lecture. Virtual event. No registration required.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m.: Halton Freedom Celebration Virtual Festival. No registration required.
  • Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m.: Burlington Public Library presents Between the Lakes Treaty. In-person event. Registration required.
  • Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m.: Laking Garden Heritage Walk at Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) In-person event. Maximum 20 participants. Registration required.
  • Friday, Aug. 5, at 6:45 p.m.: Burlington Historical Society Walking Tour of Greenwood Cemetery. In-person event, maximum 25 participants. Registration required.
  • Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m.: Tour of Lowville. In-person event. Registration required.
  • Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Freeman Station – Garden of Canada. In-person event. No registration required.
  • Sunday, Aug. 7, 1 to 3 p.m.: Maple Park Community Garden Drop In. In-person event. No registration required.

Also during Heritage Week, Burlington Public Library will be holding a photo contest encouraging people to take a cover shot of their favourite summer read at their favourite place in the city for a chance to win a draw prize.

The contest is open to Burlington residents under 18.

All events are free, and registration is open from July 11 to 31. For more information, or to register, visit the City webpage.

 

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