Celebrate Canada's 150th with $1.50 fitness class

You have until January 31 to celebrate Canada's 150th with a $1.50 City of Burlington drop-in lap or Aquafit fitness class. Other City of Burlington plans to celebrate our country's 150th anniversary of confederation include;

Love My Hood for Canada 150

Love My Hood is a neighbourhood event planning program designed to make it easy for residents to host neighbourhood events in Burlington. In 2017, the city is encouraging residents to help honour Canada’s 150th anniversary by hosting events.

This year, all Love My Hood toolkits come with some Canadian items, including tattoos, toys, colouring sheets, crayons and a Canada 150 tote bag, to help celebrate Canada. For more information and to apply to host a Love My Hood event, visit www.burlington.ca/lovemyhood.

Hang a Canadian Flag

Residents and business owners are encouraged to display a Canadian flag to recognize Canada 150. A Canadian flag coloring sheet is available for download at www.burlington.ca/canada150.

Free Red and White Swim Parties

Family Day, Canada Day and Oct. 6 Residents who wear Canadian colours, red and white, to a Red and White Swim Party pay only $1.50. Those who also share a photo of their home displaying a Canadian flag or bring the Canadian flag colouring sheet from the city’s website will receive free admission to these

Canada 150 swims.

Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund

Neighbourhood groups can apply for funding, up to $5,000, to create a legacy Canada 150 project in 2017 and support projects led by neighbourhood and community groups. Approved projects will get up to 50 per cent of the funding for the project from the city.

The neighbourhood or community group will match this funding with an equal value through any combination of volunteer hours, donated services, donated materials and supplies or other funds raised. Visit www.burlington.ca/matchingfund for more information.

The city has added a new Festivals and Event calendar category for Canada 150. Residents are encouraged to check for upcoming events and event organizers can add Canada 150 events to the calendar under this category at www.burlington.ca/calendar.

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