Happy New Year Burlington! It’s Canada’s 150th eh? We’re gearing up to celebrate Canada’s milestone birthday — all year long. That’s right, a birthday this big needs to be celebrated in many different ways and we’ve come up with a few ideas to help keep us active in play while we celebrate.
Our friends over at ParticipACTION are putting together the 150 Play List of physical activities that define us as Canadian. You can check out all the fun ways to get active and maybe win some awesome prizes along the way at www.participaction.com beginning January 6. Community events are happening across the country as ParticipACTION’s Play List Tour Crew and community partners join together to inspire Canadians to sit less and move more. Check back to burlington.ca/play to learn more about the Play List Tour Crew coming to Haber Recreation Centre – Saturday, May 27th.
And you don’t need to go across the country to find 150 ways to play, In fact, we have a listing of 150 ways you can play right here in Burlington.
|1. Yoga||2. Soccer|
|3. Ball Hockey||4. Ice Hockey|
|5. Field Hockey||6. Skateboard|
|7. Lawn Bowl||8. Triathlon|
|9. Baseball||10. Kayak|
|11. Trampoline||12. Table Tennis|
|13. Volleyball||14. Running|
|15. Bird Watching||16. Water Polo|
|17. BMX||18. Ballet Dance|
|19. Golf||20. Fish|
|21. Orienteering||22. Wheelchair Basketball|
|23. Skydiving||24. Tai Chi|
|25. Tae Kwon Do||26. Bridge|
|27. AquaFit||28. Mah Jong|
|29. Bingo||30. Calligraphy|
|31. Bollywood||32. Urban Poling|
|33. Ukulele||34. Latin Line Dance|
|35. Watercolour||36. Equestrian Jumping|
|37. Model Boat Sailing||38. Rhythmic Gymnastics|
|39. Shooting||40. Snowboard|
|41. Dragon Boat Racing||42. Billiards/Pool|
|43. Paint||44. Stain Glass Making|
|45. Ice Sculpting||46. Trail Running|
|47. Cross Country Running||48. T-ball|
|49. Water Running||50. Hide and seek|
|51. Gymnastics Artistic||52. Football|
|53. Tumbling||54. Baseball|
|55. Skating||56. Rollerblade|
|57. Cycling||58. Badminton|
|59. Softball||60. Canoe|
|61. Lacrosse||62. Swim|
|63. Horseshoes||64. Hiking|
|65. Music||66. Synchronized Swimming|
|67. Frisbee Golf||68. Power Walking|
|69. Ultimate Frisbee||70. Scuba Diving|
|71. Zumba||72. Acting|
|73. Snowshoe||74. Kickboxing|
|75. Beach Volleyball||76. Knit|
|77. Pilates||78. Pottery|
|79. Bunka||80. Quilting|
|81. Ballet Fit||82. Mah Jong|
|83. Ballroom Line Dance||84. Scottish Country Dance|
|85. Choir||86. Bouldering|
|87. Model Trains||88. Judo|
|89. Weight lifting||90. Ski|
|91. Mosaics||92. Sing|
|93. Basket Weaving||94. Camping|
|95. Darts||96. Athletic Jumps|
|97. Reading||98. Gardening|
|99. Cooking||100. Toboggan|
|101. Sailing||102. Shinny Hockey|
|103. Diving||104. Ringette|
|105. Tennis||106. Pickleball|
|107. Mountain Biking||108. Basketball|
|109. Stand Up Paddleboard||110. Cricket|
|111. Rugby||112. Hopscotch|
|113. Bocce Ball||114. Walk|
|115. Marching Band||116. Curling|
|117. Skip||118. Picnic|
|119. Rock Climbing||120. Pole Dance|
|121. Cards||122. Dance|
|123. Figure Skating||124. Martial Arts|
|125. Gym Walking||126. Boot Camp|
|127. Euchre||128. Cribbage|
|129. Drawing||130. Woodcarving|
|131. Qi Jong||132. Guitar|
|133. Tap Dance||134. Crochet|
|135. Build Sandcastles||136. Archery|
|137. Fencing||138. Sledge Hockey|
|139. Cross Country Skiing||140. Ballroom Dancing|
|141. Model Plane flying||142. Photography|
|143. Jewellery Making||144. Ultimate Frisbee|
|145. Kite Surfing||146. Athletic Throws|
|147. Dodge Ball||148. Juggle|
|149. Snorkeling||150. Horse back Riding|
Love My Hood – Canada 150 Style
You might be asking yourself, “What is Love My Hood? I need some lovin’ in my neighbourhood.”
Well then, this program is just what you are looking for. Love My Hood is a community support program that works to inspire neighbourhood connections through community-led events or activities. Neighbours get together to plan the event and invite the neighbourhood to attend. The Love My Hood program breaks down the barriers to make it easy while providing toolkits and resources (e.g. how-to instructions, planning ideas, party items) to make your event a success. Check out all the amazing resources at burlington.ca/lovemyhood. In 2017, all Love My Hood toolkits will come with a few Canadian themed items: tattoos, toys, colouring sheets, crayons, and a Canada 150 tote bag. Oh! A major bonus of this program is that all Love My Hood toolkits also come with $300 of city in-kind services to further support your event planning. WooooHoooo! Let the party (and neighbourhood lovin’) begin. The city is hoping to inspire at least 150 Love My Hood events in 2017.
$1.50 Fitness Classes
Kick off the New Year’s resolution in January to get fit and stay healthy with Canada $1.50 fitness classes. That’s right, you heard it here folks, all fitness classes, lap swimming, aquafit classes are only $1.50 for the entire month. Some terms and conditions apply. Visit www.burlington.ca/play.
Show Your Canadian Pride. Fly that Maple Leaf
Wouldn’t it be great if all Burlington households displayed a Canadian flag? What a wonderful way to show our city’s Canadian pride. But wait. You say you don’t have a Canadian flag? Well, no worries. The City of Burlington has you covered. You can download a paper version of the Canadian flag from the city’s website. Colour it and place it in your window for all to see. Read more at www.burlington.ca/canada150.
Family Day Red and White Fun Swim and Public Skate
Celebrate Canada’s 150th With Us.
Show Your Canadian Pride. Wear red and white and pay an admission of just $1.50/person
Bonus…Wear red and white AND show a photo of a Canadian flag posted in your window at home and your admission is FREE! Don’t have a flag download one under resources at www.burlington.ca/canada150.
Monday, Feb 20,2017
Angela Coughlan noon to 2 .pm.
Aldershot pool 10 a.m. to noon
Appleby pad 1 noon to 2 p.m.
Appleby pad 2 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Some conditions may apply. Visit www.burlington.ca/play
Canada 150 Mural Project
The City of Burlington will be participating in the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project through our public art program. The mural will be made up of approximately 400 individual tiles painted by you, the residents of Burlington. All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend. The tiles will be joined together to create a large mural designed by the artists.
Tile painting days will be held on:
- Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, 2017
- Tuesday, May 23, 2017
More details, such as location and times will be announced shortly.
Are you a Canadian citizen but have never taken the Canadian Citizenship Oath? Look for your opportunity to pledge your allegiance to uphold the duties of being Canadian at the Citizen Affirmation Ceremony that will take place at Spencer Smith Park in June 2017. More details about this event will be announced shortly.
Bring your national pride to celebrate Canada Day on July 1 at the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park. We will light up the Burlington’s skyline with a firework show to be remembered for years to come.
You’ll want to check back later for more information on activities and entertainment planned for our milestone birthday celebration at burlington.ca/canadaday
Canada 150 Chain Link
Burlington Student Theatre is creating a Canada 150 paper chain to link together ideas and thoughts about what it means to be a young Canadian. The paper chain will travel to various events throughout Burlington where our youth community will be encouraged to add their personalized message to showcase their Canadian pride. The paper chain link will be featured at Spencer Smith Park on July 1, 2017. To learn more about the events where the Canada 150 Chain Link will be featured, visit www.burlington.ca/canada150
Information on community events, activities and projects to mark Canada’s 150th visit www.burlington.ca/canada150
To learn more about places to get active and play every day, visit burlington.ca/play.