11:00 AM| Centennial Square, Brant and Lakeshore, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2G2
This is an in-person event. No registration required.
Join Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Town Crier at Centennial Square (Brant Street and Lakeshore Road) as we kick off Heritage Week. Following the ceremony, Beach Canal Lighthouse will display plans for the lighthouse. Learn about the 1857-8 light station, with its beacon of light guiding ships through the canal between Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour for over 100 years. Display will be located at the Gazebo in Spencer Smith Park.
12:00 PM| Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7S 1T7
ONE Burlington's Celebration of Diversity day on Monday August 01st continues our advocacy for community unity through inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. Our main summer event started in Burlington's Central Park in 2017 and then continued in online outreach events when the pandemic began. This summer of 2022 will be our first in-person event since then. Our venue is now the accessible, air-conditioned, Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC). In the Atrium, you'll find community, cultural, faith and service groups from Burlington and Halton displaying information about who they are and what they do, while a moderated panel discussion on topical issues is in the Studio Theatre; and performances by dance and musical artists are on the Main Theatre stage. Admission is free (donations welcome), food trucks will offer culturally diverse cuisine outside the facility, and downtown parking is free on the holiday Monday.
06:30 PM| LaSalle Park, 50 North Shore Blvd E, Burlington, Ontario, L7T 4A4
This is an in-person event, maximum 20 participants. Email to register: email@example.com
Join Don Thorpe and David Craig for a bike tour of various heritage sites between LaSalle Park Road and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Meet at the flagpole at the entrance of LaSalle Park. Parking is available in the parking lot.
02:00 PM| Virtual
This is a virtual event. No registration required. Join the lecture: https://museumsofburlington.ca/
Learn about the history of Burlington's museums - Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House Museum. Joseph Brant Museum was opened in 1942 in a replica of Joseph Brant's original home and has become a community landmark through the years, collecting and displaying Burlington's culture and heritage. Ireland House Museum was built between 1835 and 1837 by Joseph Ireland, one of the founding farmers in Nelson Township. His family home was lived in by four generations of the family, and then turned into a community museum to preserve Burlington's agricultural heritage.
06:30 PM| Virtual
This is a virtual event. No registration required.
The Halton Freedom Celebration Festival brings together musical acts, children's and youth activities, cultural art, food, crafts, heritage, historical, and genealogical vendors promoting inclusivity and community integration. The Halton Black History Awareness Society invites you to take the journey with them! See what a difference this multi-cultural experience can make in progressing the next generation. Videos of the festival will be available on the Halton Black History Awareness Society Website: https://www.hbhas.ca/.
06:00 PM| Royal Botanical Gardens, 1221 Spring Gardens Rd, Burlington, Ontario, L7T 1J8
This is an in-person event, maximum 20 participants. Register online: https://www.rbg.ca/events/laking-garden-heritage-walk/
Note: Paid parking in effect. Please meet the interpreter at the entrance to Laking Garden at 1221 Spring Gardens Road.
Join us for a stroll through this quaint garden and hear about the significance of its surrounding landscape and how it became the garden we see today.
06:30 PM| Central, 2331 New St, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 1J4
This is an in-person event. Register online.
Elder Garry Sault will be discussing the Between the Lakes Treaty which comes with a rich history relevant to the Burlington area.
06:45 PM| Greenwood Cemetery, 1030 Greenwood Drive, Burlington, Ontario, L7T 3P6
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Meet at the gates at 1030 Greenwood Drive.
In this Year of the Garden, join Alan Harrington of the Burlington Historical Society for a walk through Greenwood Cemetery, founded in 1888, and visit the gardens and gardeners who are buried there. The most famous one is Spencer Smith who is buried along with both of his wives. To him we owe credit for the beautiful park on our lakefront which is home to festivals and family enjoyment.
09:00 AM| Lowville Cemetery, 5800 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario, L7P 0A7
This is an in-person event. Register online.
Join us for a walk through the historic Lowville Cemetery and learn about the early settlers and the history of the village. Historic displays will be available in the Zimmerman Room of Lowville United Church. For more information please go to the Kilbride History website.