Residents invited to celebration for Burlington’s 150+ Anniversary at City Hall


Published September 9, 2023 at 9:00 am

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Burlington is inviting local residents this morning (Sept. 9) to help mark its 150+ anniversary and recognize the city’s Indigenous history that goes beyond those 150 years.

The city is holding a small celebration from 10-11 a.m. at Burlington City Hall and Civic Square where they will honour and recognize the diverse Indigenous Peoples who have lived in this area and acknowledge Burlington is on Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

The event will include a flag-raising of special Burlington 150+ and Burlington Coat of Arms flags, as well as a special proclamation to be read by Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward. Residents will also have an opportunity to see the recent renovations to the first floor at Burlington City Hall.

To help acknowledge the city’s Indigenous history, a special “Burlington 150+” identifier has been placed around the city to help symbolize the history of Burlington and what’s important to us.

The special identifier uses four shapes and colours with:

  • green representing nature and the land;
  • yellow symbolizing unity and our multi-cultural community.
  • light blue symbolizing freedom while living in peace and harmony; and
  • orange representing our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

Burlington’s journey to becoming a municipality started on Sept. 9, 1873 when the villages of Wellington Square and Port Nelson merged to become the Village of Burlington.

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