What are you doing this weekend? Perhaps some spring cleaning or yard work? Maybe heading off to the cottage?
Well, if you’re staying in Burlington this weekend (you should!) and you don’t have any plans yet, look no further than Burlington Lifestyle for some great suggestions. And what makes our suggestions so great, you ask? Well, not only will you have fun, but you’ll be supporting a great cause at the same time! That’s what I call a win-win scenario.
This multi-family yard sale is the place to be this Saturday, May 24! With items such as a trampoline, bikes, furniture, tons of kids stuff and much more, you’re sure to find some great deals.
But the best part is knowing that all proceeds from the yard and bake sale will go directly towards supporting Home of Grace Care Centre, an orphanage in rural western Kenya that cares for orphans and vulnerable children. Right now, the orphanage is facing the daunting challenge of raising enough funds to relocate to improved facilities or be forced to close down, leaving the children with no home. A group of Burlingtonians is organizing the yard sale to lend their support.
Make sure to add 634 King Road, Burlington to your Saturday morning garage-saling route. The sale runs from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Check out the Facebook page here. Find yourself some treasures and help find a new home for kids in Kenya – that’s a win-win!
It’s not too early to start thinking about teachers’ gifts! This Saturday, Monica from glamjulz will be hanging out at Joelle’s in downtown Burlington, selling gorgeous, specially designed teachers’ bracelets for $25. Different colour combinations are available, but the best part is that $5 from the sale of each bracelet will be donated to Halton Food for Thought, an organization that makes sure no student in the Halton Region goes to school hungry.
Thank a teacher, show your support for a couple of fantastic local businesses and help make sure kids at our schools have access to healthy food at school. Now that’s what I call a win-win-win scenario!
Do you have a pile of papers just waiting to be shredded but you just never seem to get around to it? This Saturday, safely dispose of all your old documents at the Crime Stoppers of Halton Community Shred-It event. Stop by the Appleby Arena (1201 Appleby Line) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – the cost is just $5 for a bag, $10 for a banker’s box and $15 for a large box. All proceeds support the Crime Stoppers of Halton programs. Get some spring cleaning done, protect yourself from identity theft, all while supporting another wonderful community program. Yet another win-win-win! (I’m sensing a theme here!)
Calling all dog lovers and dog owners! This Sunday, head down to Spencer Smith Park for some fun in the park with your pet. The “ARF”-Mazing Race is a series of ten timed challenges for people and their dogs. This fun and competitive event offers prizes for the fastest finishers, as well as the team with the best team spirit. The race runs from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m., with a barbecue, games and vendors.
The Pooch Promenade is a 4km stroll along Spencer Smith Park promenade and Beach Park pathway, beginning at 11 a.m. There are even prizes for the best dressed dog and owner! This is a great way to enjoy the scenery along Burlington’s Waterfront and meet other dog lovers. What’s the best part? 100% of proceeds supports the Burlington Humane Society as they care for and shelter rescued animals. Win-win-win!
What are your plans for the weekend? Let us know in the comments! Have fun with these suggestions and be a part of the best of Burlington this weekend!
Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com
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