City of Burlington recognized with achievement award for virtual celebrations

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Published March 16, 2021 at 2:56 pm

The City of Burlington was recently recognized with an achievement award for two virtual celebrations that were held last year.

Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO), the Achievement Award was issued for the city’s virtual Canada Day Celebration and Santa’s Holiday Magic Trail.

Scott Dynes, Burlington Fire Department volunteer firefighter, was nominated for a Volunteer of the Year award and was also recognized for his efforts in delivering Santa’s Holiday Magic Trail.

Additionally, Dynes donated the use of his antique fire truck and drove Santa around the city’s neighbourhoods.

The theme of this year’s FEO awards was “adapt, pivot, evolve,” since events were new or modified due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For 30 years, Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) has been representing the festivals and events industry in Ontario.

“Burlington has an amazing reputation for putting on high-quality events. This pandemic has caused a lot of change, but our staff and all our departments did an excellent job pivoting to bring something special to residents,” said Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation, Community and Culture.

“A lot of hard work went into virtual Canada Day and the Santa’s Holiday Magic Trail so this award is well deserved.”

Photo: Festival & Events Ontario’s website 

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