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Save the Date! Free “Chat ‘n Chew” Community BBQ Fri. June 9, Lion’s Club Park

Learn more about the “Join the J” community challenge

Who doesn’t love free food, activities and exhibits, to kick off the weekend! Learn about what is happening in our community, meet and mingle with your neighbours, pick up a piece of wood or sapling from the willows from Spencer Smith Park, and learn about Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation’s Join the J Community Challenge.

I am sponsoring a community-led Chat ‘n Chew in Ward 2:

Date: Friday, June 9

Time: 5pm-8:30pm

Place: Lion’s Club Park & Community Hall (rain/heat backup), 471 Pearl St

Free food will be provided to the first 400 people, thanks to our downtown restaurants The Coop, Coffee Culture, MollyCake, and Bodhi Bar. Vegetarian options available.

Seating is limited so bring a blanket or chair.

Volunteer: Want to volunteer as part of the planning team? We could use your help. If you are a student, you can earn community service hours!

Display Table: Are you a community group, member of one of the city’s citizen advisory groups, or other organization and want a free table to spread the word about what you do? Contact us below.

For more information or to find out how you can be involved, email or call 905-335-7600, ext. 7368.


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.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

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