The dedicated members of Burlington’s Heritage Advisory Committee have put together a lineup of activities in honour of Heritage Week, taking place from Aug. 2 to 8.
Residents are invited to learn more about the events, issues and sites that have shaped Burlington and Canada, by attending one or more of the many informative sessions planned throughout the week.
Working together with a variety of local organizations — including the Burlington Historical Society, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington Public Library, Burlington Museums, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada – Burlington, Freeman Station, Halton Black History Awareness Society, Heritage Services – Halton Region, and David Craig of History Pix — the Heritage Committee has planned a schedule of events that celebrates many aspects of Burlington’s heritage.
Activities will include:
- an online hearth demonstration from Museums Burlington at Ireland House Museum;
- a bike tour of heritage sites in Aldershot (if permitted with current COVID-19 restrictions);
- a virtual presentation from Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science at Royal Botanical Gardens about the City’s Honour Roll of Trees;
- a virtual Curator Talk on ceramics, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Burlington;
- a digital Doors Open Burlington: Behind the Door, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of some local businesses;
- and much more.
A full schedule of events is available at burlington.ca/burlheritage, and follow the City of Burlington’s social media channels throughout the week of Aug. 2-8 on Twitter @cityburlington and on Facebook.
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist