City of Burlington Events – March 2015

Chilly Half Marathon & Frosty 5k

Sunday March 1st: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Waterfront Hotel

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Registration and Kit Pickup Dates

2/26: 4pm – 8pm

2/27: 11am-8pm

2/28: 9:30am – 3pm

All registrations are at the Waterfront Hotel in downtown Burlington. That is also where the races will begin.  The cost of the half marathon will be $80 dollars and the cost of $40 dollars for the 5k.  There will also be a pasta party on the 28th that is a cost of $40 dollars. The first 4,200 registrants will receive a free running jacket for the marathon or a free t-shirt for the 5k.

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Greenbelt under Threat

Thursday March 5th: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Ron Joyce Auditorium, DeGroote Business School

The Greenbelt is Ontario’s natural jewel. It protects our access to fresh food, farming and natural landscape. It is under risk from the 2015 provincial review. There will be expert panellists there to talk about the importance of the Greenbelt. They include:

Faisal Moola of the David Suzuki Foundation

David Donnely of Donnely Law and Environmental Defence

Susan Swain of the Greenbelt Alliance

Oakville Mayor and Municipal Guardian Rob Burton

Soccer 4 Heroes

Sunday March 15th: 10:00AM – 6:30PM

Burloak Sports Centre


The Joshua Project was created to change the stigma surrounding at-risk youth.  Joshua Stern believes that discarding those deemed “mentally troubled” is not the way to go and works for change. In partnership with Nelson Youth Centres he is raising money towards his program.

There will be bubble force soccer (for a $10 dollar entry fee), a raffle, rides and silent auction. Members of the Halton Police will take on members of the Burlington Fire Department in a bubble force tournament which I’m sure will be one to watch.

Lego Creation Camp

Monday March 16th – Friday March 20th: 9:00AM – 4:00PM Daily

Joseph Brant Museum

This week long camp will inspire the creativity in youth ages 5 – 12. They will enjoy daily creation challenges, story building and Lego inspired games.

The camp runs daily from 9am-4pm and offers before and after care for $6 dollars per child; registration for this service is required.

The cost for the full week is:

$150 before March 5th

$200 after March 5th

The cost per day is $30

Pan Am & Parapan Am events

Monday March 16th: 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Tansley Woods

Young fans of Zumba are invited to this free event at Tansley Woods. Zumba instructors will teach the basics in a slow paced learning environment. Zumba promotes confidence, leadership, respect and creativity.

source: City of Burlington

source: City of Burlington

Tuesday March 17th: 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Mountainside Arena

Children ages 8 – 14 are invited to try the Parapan sport of sledge hockey. All equipment will be provided; learn from an expert and then participate in a friendly match against friends and family.

Wednesday March 18th: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Tansley Woods

Coach David will be hosting a free soccer clinic.  Participants will go through basic drills and game-like activities.

Friday March 20th: 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Mountainside Arena

Come out and get active at this free skate at Mountainside Arena.

The IGNITE program encourages participation in daily challenges that get you up and moving.  Download the IGNITE passport from the City of Burlington’s website and submit a completed passport for chance at a grand prize, or post your progress through Facebook and Twitter for your chance at daily prizes!

LDA Halton 4th Annual Solutions for learning Conference

Thursday March 26th: 8:00AM – 3:15PM

Holiday Inn and Conference Centre

This conference will address the issues and provide information on common learning disabilities as well as the perception of them. There will be many guest speakers; breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Saturday March 28th: 11:00AM – 4:00PM

The Ireland House

Come out in support of Museums of Burlington to this Easter egg hunt at the Ireland house. The Easter Bunny will be there! There will also be crafts, carnival games, face painting, silent auction and a raffle. Refreshments will also be served; all proceeds go towards the Museums of Burlington.

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