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November fun in Burlington

 Wednesday, November 7, 2018     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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Burlington has a steady line up of family fun events this November.  Across the city, holiday lights and swag are bringing joy to residents and visitors!

The Well Event & Holiday Marketplace

Sunday, November 18 from 8:30 a.m.  - 4:30 p.m. 

For $5 this exclusive Holiday Marketplace takes over the Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre.  This holiday market has 40 hand picked artisans and exclusive vendors, geared specifically to women! From jewellery, fashion items, gourmet ingredients and every thing in between, you won’t want to miss this holiday shopping market!  Get together for your November girls day at The Well Holiday Marketplace!  Visit www.thewellevent.ca for more information.

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre

The Burlington PAC is loaded with world-renowned performances all throughout November.  Whether you love theatre, comedy, live music or children's performances, the centre may just have something for you. Plan your visit to this state-of-the-art facility located steps from the shore in downtown Burlington! Visit www.burlingtonpac.ca for event listings and ticket information.  

Downtown Burlington

It’s holiday season in Burlington and there’s no better place to shop, dine and stroll!  Walk to the peak of the Joseph Brant Pier along the shores of Lake Ontario followed by lunch at many fantastic downtown dining venues! Sip on a cup of exotic joe from several top tier coffee shops near the lakefront.  Hold hands along the beach boardwalk and browse the boutique shops for holiday exclusives.  

Royal Botanical Gardens RBG Fest of Ales 

December 6 and 7, 6 - 10 p.m. 

The holiday season will begin to flow December 6 at the RBG! The celebration of Ontario`s independent craft breweries continues with the 4th annual Fest-of-Ales inside the botanical garden venue. Spanning over two nights, patrons can try some of the best beer around Burlington! Entrance to the event includes your own mug, six five-ounce samples and access to the brewing experts. Enjoy DJ sounds and craft beer at this Fest of Ales.

Visit www.burlingtontour.ca for all sorts of festive family fun this November in Burlington!

If you want to learn more about Burlington and Hamilton and the wonderful properties available in these communities, contact me anytime! Email me at mariongoard@kw.com or call 905-335-8808. I'd be happy to help you on your real estate journey!


October fun in Hamilton

 Tuesday, October 9, 2018     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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Hamilton is loaded with events throughout October.  The lead up to Halloween is filled with family fun all around the city.  Grab tickets to a “whole new universe” or the Royal Botanical Gardens this October in Hamilton.  

Marvel Universe Live 

October 18 - 21,  FirstOntario Centre

Marvel fans won’t want to miss this new family entertainment experience. Vast 3D video projection mapping, motorcycle stunts, fight schemes and pyrotechnics ignite all sorts of energy into the crowd at this live action event!  Become a part of multiple performances over three days at FirstOntario Centre, downtown Hamilton.  Watch lowly villains square off against heroes: Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man and more! More information can be found at www.coreentertainment.ca

The Great Pumpkin Trail

October 25 - 26, Royal Botanical Gardens

Tour Hendrie Park and take in hundreds of beautifully carved Jack-O-Lanterns dotted along the South Bridle Trail within the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Face painting, pumpkin themes, activities and games await patrons at this ticketed event.

Downtown Hamilton Ghost Walk 

October 25

“Strangest stories in the Haunted City” winds patrons through the core of Hamilton with tales surrounding places and events in steel town history!  Hamilton Place Theatre, Pigott Building and other secret ghost locations spook those who dare take the stroll.  Visit www.ghostwalks.com or call 855-8GHOSTS.

October fun at Westfield Heritage Village

Don’t miss Pumpkin Sunday, October 21 at Westfield Heritage Village.  It’s fun for everyone with this pumpkin-themed Sunday featuring demos, crafts and activities. Bring the whole family to Autumn Sundays every week in the village 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Get spooked at Haunted Halloween happening October 26 and 27 and explore the grounds by lantern and find out what’s really going on under the moonlight at this Rockton thriller from6:30- 9:30 p.m. Visit www.westfieldheritage.ca.


Exciting events in Burlington this October

 Monday, October 1, 2018     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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The City of Burlington has plenty in store for residents in the lead up to Halloween and other exciting October events! 

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

October 19, Burlington Performing Arts Centre

This Taxi and Who’s The Boss legend brings his timeless persona to the stage in downtown Burlington.  Joined by a four-piece band experience, Tony performs some of Broadway’s biggest numbers in the main theatre at Burlington PAC.

Capturing Pablo Escobar: An Evening with Javier Peña and Steve Murphy

October 26, Burlington Performing Arts Centre

Learn more about the DEA special agents behind the infamous capture of drug lord, Pablo Escobar.  The real cops behind the hit NETFLIX series ‘Narcos’ tell their story live in Burlington this fall!  This dazzling multimedia presentation and Q&A with the lead investigators will rivet patrons at the Burlington PAC October 26, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Toddler Days - Halloween 

October 25, Ireland House Museum 

Toddlers four and under are encouraged to drop by dressed in costume October 25 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for all sorts of Halloween fun!  $5 per child, adults are FREE, at this pre-registration event in Burlington.  Call the Ireland House Museum at 905-332-9888

Sticky Banding Demonstrations

Residents in Burlington may have come across growing Cankerworm populations.  This native leaf-eating caterpillar, damages a widespread range of trees but prefers Oak trees especially.  Find out ways to keep your curb appeal safe from this pesky garden pest.  Learn to create a “Sticky Band” around your shade trees and keep Burlington’s streets healthy.  Visit https://www.burlington.ca/en/index.asp for times and dates!

Ottawa Senators vs. Vegas Golden Knights - Rogers Hometown Hockey 

October 27-28, 426 Brant Street

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone set up at 426 Brant Street in downtown Burlington for Rogers Hometown Hockey!  Enjoy two days of live entertainment and activities. Bring the family down to watch the Senators take on last season’s Stanley Cup runner-up, the Vegas Golden Knights at the outdoor viewing party on October 28 at 7:30 p.m.! 

Burlington is once again loaded with a host of events helping families celebrate all through harvest season, October!


Explore Doors Open Burlington this September

 Wednesday, September 5, 2018     unknown     Community News and Events

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Doors Open Burlington isn’t your typical small town “Doors Open” event. Although a blooming city, there are more than a handful of heritage homes and possibly an old jail. Doors Open Burlington highlights heritage sites, noteworthy builds, and interesting homes. Visit www.doburlington.com to plan your day on September 29.

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A host of special activities at more than ten sites will take place across the city. Visit venues such as Halton Mosque, East Plains United Church and the Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery to make it a spiritual Saturday in #BurlON!

The Art Gallery of Burlington, Nickel Brook Brewing and Ireland House Museum are popular stops for craft beer lovers and artists this September!

The Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1125 Lakeshore Road is perhaps Burlington’s most in depth Doors Open experience. This massive facility is able to process 56 Olympic size pools of water everyday into Hamilton Harbour. This tour is 12+ recommended and pre-registration is required. Visit www.doburlington.com for more on the Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sponsors and Partners

Doors Open Burlington would not be possible without Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects, Arts & Culture Council of Burlington, The City of Burlington, Culture Days and many more sponsors and partners. To become part of this Halton Region, Doors Open Ontario Heritage Trust event or to volunteer visit www.doburlington.com

Doors Open is a great way to spend the day in the community. Learn about intriguing practices behind city run facilities, museums, galleries, and holy centres dotted around this historic lakefront community.

Contact me anytime to find out how I can help you on your real estate journey! Email me at mariongoard@kw.com or call 905-335-8808.


Burlington Events in August

 Wednesday, August 15, 2018     Marion Goard     Community News and Events

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Burlington is sizzling this summer with all sorts of free and exciting events that will keep folks of all ages entertained. Whether you’re looking to dance, twist, or shout, downtown Burlington is without a doubt hosting some great events!

Jazz on the Plaza, The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
August 11 and 12, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Don’t miss two-time JUNO-nominated musician Shirantha Beddage, a baritone saxophonist, composer and educator from Toronto. The Mike Downes Quartet caps off this FREE jazz event in downtown Burlington. There is nothing like original live jazz performances under a clear summer sky. Prepare to dance the night away at Jazz on the Plaza this August in Burlington!

The Rotary Club of Burlington Ribfest, Spencer Smith Park
August 31 - September 3

Burlington is home to the nation’s largest Ribfest! Canada’s Largest Ribfest, hosted by the Rotary Club of Burlington, lights up Spencer Smith Park from August 31 - Sept 3, Labour Day! This is the perfect end of summer event for locals and Halton regional residents. Let the kids forget about school for one last afternoon and you don’t even have to cook! It’s a win/win at Canada’s Largest Ribfest since 1996. For more information surrounding Ribfest visit http://www.canadaslargestribfest.com/

Gimli #489 Golden Rescue 5K Run/Walk Spencer Smith Park
August 18

This first time event is a run for rescued retrievers and dogs in need. The event takes place at Spencer Smith Park at 8 a.m., Saturday, August 18 in downtown Burlington. Dogs can join their owners and make friends at this great fundraiser for pets! Contact Kelly Arnott (905-512-2488) for more information.

Children’s Festival Spencer, Smith Park
August 19

The City of Burlington Children’s Festival is a top 100 event in Ontario and another great reason to live in the city! The downtown park turns into everything a kid could ever want. Games, activities, magic, face-painting, live performances and so much more! Be a kid again at this late summer festival at none other than Spencer Smith Park.

Open House - Taoist Tai Chi, 3390 South Service Rd.
September 6

Try something new this September! A free demonstration of Taoist Tai Chi will happen Thursday, September 6 at 3390 South Service Road in Burlington. Learn more about Tai Chi by interacting with instructors and find out how to join a beginners class. Contact the Burlington Branch - FLK Taoist Tai Chi at 905-634-4990 for more information.

Burlington is a top tier location without a doubt. A fantastic shopping scene, a beach, assorted types of real estate and restaurants plus, all sorts of huge free festivals!

Contact me anytime to find out how I can help you on your real estate journey! Email me at mariongoard@kw.com or call 905-335-8808.