Get Involved: Community Events

Ward 2 Bike Ride and Free Movie Screening

Date:  Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at City Hall, Civic Square, 426 Brant Street

Join me and the Burlington Cycling Committee on a casual bike ride of our downtown, followed by a free screening of Bike City, Great City, a documentary by David Chernushenko at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre at 7:15 p.m.

Bike City, Great City takes audiences on an uplifting ride through cities around the world that are embracing cycling as a convenient and healthy way to get around.

SupernovaSupernova Sept 18 2015

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 7 p.m. to Midnight
Location: Old Lakeshore Road

No Vacancy is hosting another fabulous evening as they animate Old Lakeshore Road with a variety of contemporary art for one magical evening. Expect lots of mind blowing art installations, animated film, music, multimedia, and non-stop visual stimulation!

Halton Region Kidney Walk

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015  
10 a.m.
Location: Bronte Provincial Park, 1219 Burloak Dr., Oakville

Walk for someone you love at the Halton Region Kidney Walk and become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease.

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Burlington Bike Festival

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time:  1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Spencer Smith Park

Bring your bike and your family for a fun event and an opportunity to connect with Burlington’s cycling community.

  • Learn about cycling safety
  • Free helmet giveaway
  • Bike tune ups
  • Group bike ride

Crime Stoppers of Halton Golf Tournament

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time:  11 a.m.
Location: Royal Ontario Golf Club
Cost: $200

Join Crime Stoppers of Halton at its 8th annual charity golf tournament supporting the work they do in our community. All money raised allows Crime Stoppers to offer a 24/7 phone service, pay out tip rewards and provide a community education program.

Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf (incl. golf cart), BBQ lunch, buffet dinner, $50 tax receipt, entertainment and more.

For more information, visit

BurlingtonGreen Eco-Film Festivaldirt! BurlingtonGreen Eco-Film Festival

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time:  7 – 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Burlington Central Library, 2331 New St.

Join BurlingtonGreen for a viewing of Dirt!, an astonishing look at the glorious and unappreciated ground beneath our feet.

Everyone is welcome to this free event. No reservations required.

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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.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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