How Much Do You Know About Burlington’s Heritage?

February is Heritage Month and Burlington residents are invited to learn more about the events and issues that have led us to the modern-day.

"Heritage Burlington has been hosting this event for 30 years and each year it gets better,” said Mayor Rick Goldring.

There are many great stories to be told about how Burlington came to be the city it is today. I hope many of you take the opportunity to participate in the informative sessions planned throughout Heritage Month."

Events are being planned throughout the month.

Topics include Black history, First Nations, Freeman Station, movies, panel discussions, and more.

"We are proud to offer such interesting and diverse historical and educational opportunities,” said Heritage Burlington chairperson Kate White.

The full calendar listing is at bpl.on.ca and on burlington.ca/calendar.

A kick-off event is planned at St. Luke's Anglican Church (1382 Ontario St.) in the Parish Hall on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Here’s the agenda:

1 p.m. - Talk and tour of the historic church
2 p.m. - Official opening ceremony. Begins with a ceremonial welcome by Elder Garry Sault of the Mississauga's of the New Credit First Nation, greetings and proclamation reading by Mayor Rick Goldring, and is followed by a presentation by author Gary Evans titled, "Vanished Burlington."

Seating is limited for the kick-off event. Attendees are asked to RSVP to arabellagore [at] gmail [dot] com by Jan. 25.

Screenshot courtesy of the City of Burlington

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