Appleby Car-Free Sunday a huge success

Most people walking up the middle of Appleby Line during the middle of the day would be hit by a truck. But not on Apple Car-Free Sunday.

Pedestrians had carte blanche to the roadway that was closed to traffic from Fairview to New Street on Sun. June 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

For a few short hours, the street was transformed to a huge community party as thousands of Appleby Line residents gathered despite threatening rain that finally fell halfway through the event.

Residents were there to see what community groups and local merchants had to offer. There were free giveaways, deals and a multitude of activities for everyone. There were free refreshments, pony rides, play tents and other kid’s activities.

There was also a vintage car show organized by Burlington Lion’s Club member Barry Leppan, Marshal Art’s, Tia Chi demonstrations and outstanding live music from two outdoor stages.

Burlington Station 1 Firefighter Lt. Peter Oleskiw was also at the event showing off a 1923 Burlington Fire engine that apparently still works. He was there to remind us all that the best way to a avoid fire is through prevention.

A special thanks to sponsors who have partnered with the City of Burlington to make Appleby Car-Free Sunday a success despite the rain.

Sponsors include: TD Canada Trust, Sylvan Learning Centre, Pineland Baptist Church, Burlington Alliance Church, BMO Bank of Montreal, CIBC, Revera Retirement Living – Appleby Place, Dairy Queen, Burlington Lions Club, Tutor Doctor, Burlington, Optimist Club, Natural Care Clinic and Bertin Stables.

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