You’ve probably already made some plans for your Thanksgiving long weekend, but in case you still need a few ideas, keep reading!
Burlington Lifestyle hopes you have a chance to spend some time with loved ones this weekend. Thanksgiving is the perfect chance to express gratitude and to share with those who may be struggling in our community. Whether you’re feeling grateful experiencing nature, or supporting a great cause, these ideas will point you in the right direction!
Beaver and Bulldog Flood Relief Fundraiser – Support your neighbours and your community at the Beaver and Bulldog’s country music flood relief fundraiser on Thursday, October 9, with Burlington recording artist Bianca Bernardi performing. They’ll be selling $25 food gift certificates for $10 with all proceeds going towards the Burlington flood relief fund. You can also donate cash and clothing towards the fund.
Burlington Eagles Garage Sale & Food Drive – This annual event has grown incredibly over the past few years, as young hockey players learn about service and giving back to their community. On October 11, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., a garage sale is being held at the Burlington Eagles office at 1176 Blair Road. All money raised will go towards buying food for The Burlington Eagles Gift of Giving Back Community Food Drive. The Salvation Army, Carpenter Hospice, Halton Women’s Place, and Partnership West are the beneficiaries of this food drive. This is a great way to support those in our community who need it, especially at Thanksgiving.
Fall into Nature is taking place on October 11-13 at all Conservation Halton parks. Take in some fantastic scenery while taking a chairlift ride to the top of the escarpment, wander the trails, take a wagon ride and enjoy demonstrations, performances, children’s activities, and more. This is a great way to explore some of the beautiful natural spaces that surround Burlington.
Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm – the farm is the perfect place to spend a fall day with your family! There are plenty of fun activities for everyone in the family to enjoy, including:
Fall Colours Bike Ride – This free 25, 40 or 60K ride is for all levels of riders and all bikes who are interested in seeing some beautiful fall colours in the area up close and personal. The ride will be led by Nancy Hasting of Second Wind Conditioning and begins at 9 a.m. at LaSalle Park. Keep your fingers crossed for some great weather!
BFMA’s Stamp Out Cancer – Take in some local football action at Nelson Field on Monday, October 13 with the BMFA Atom, Pee Wee, and Bantam football teams. Enjoy three games, halftime events, a silent auction, a children’s play area, and lots of delicious food. All proceeds are being donated to Joseph Brant Hospital for cancer research.
Halton Pumpkin Trail – Experience fall in all its glory at many locations around the Halton Region. Enjoy fall colours in the Niagara Escarpment, taste local, seasonal cuisine, find plenty of pumpkin-themed activities and connect with farmers.
Happy Thanksgiving! Take time to be thankful this weekend, or better yet, take time to be thankful every day!
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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