Flood information: today at Children’s Festival & Fit in the Core and Centro Garden

Thanks to the media for continuing to highlight Burlington Flood relief efforts
Thanks to the media for continuing to highlight Burlington Flood relief efforts

Join me today at the Children’s Festival and Saturdays in the Street to get more information about the Burlington flood, the devastation some of our friends and neighbours are facing and how you can help.

At a special council meeting on Thursday, we heard first-hand stories of how our fellow residents are affected: contaminated basements, structural damage, destroyed heating and water systems. Some people have had to move out. The flood has damaged one of the most basic needs for these folks – shelter.

If this isn’t a disaster, then nothing is.

I’ll be on hand to answer your questions today and tomorrow at the following events:


11-2 Children’s Festival, Beachway Park, city tent (festival runs 10-6)

3-5:30 Saturdays in the Street, Elgin & Brant street, Burlington Downtown Business Association tent. (CANCELLED due to inclement weather)


12-2 Children’s Festival, Spencer Smith Park, city tent (festival runs 10-6)

10-11 Fit in the Core, Civic Square, Burlington Downtown Business Association tent

To learn more about the devastation from the flood, and how you can help visit: Burlington Flood Relief: The need and how you can help

Centro Garden

You can also drop by the farmers market this Sunday9am-12pm at Centro, off John Street, to make a donation to flood relief. Thanks to this great local business for stepping up to help our community! Details: Centro Garden: Burlington Flood Relief

How You Can Help

Donate to the United Way
Donate to the United Way

Volunteer: Burlington Professional Firefighters Association – Flood Assistance or by phone with Samaritan’s Purse, 905.592.1874

Donate: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton – Burlington Flood Relief

Offer another good/service: City of Burlington – Community Bulletin Board


Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

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MEDIA RELEASE: Flood information available this weekend at downtown events

City Talk in homes this week, available online