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Archive for December, 2011

Day 17 of 365 Things to do in Burlington – Mountsberg Raptor Centre

Tue, 20th December, 2011 - Posted by Sean Kavanagh - (0) Comment

Do you want to get “nose-to-beak” with the diverse and fascinating world of birds of prey? You could meet owls the size of pop cans or eagles with seven-foot wingspans! This is a great opportunity to get close to some of these magnificent birds. A great place to spend the day with the kids!

Tucked within Mountsberg Conservation Area, the Mountsberg Raptor Centre is currently home to 15 different species of native birds of prey. Many of the Raptor Centre’s resident birds of prey have permanent injuries that have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. In many cases, these injuries were caused by human activity. With the help of these feathered ambassadors, the Mountsberg Raptor Centre teaches the community about the native birds of prey that share our environment and how to reduce the negative impact we can have on them.

For more info, check out this video

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Day 16 of 365 Things to do in Burlington – Winter Wonderland Family Fun Festival

Sat, 17th December, 2011 - Posted by Sean Kavanagh - (0) Comment

Come to the FREE LifeOne80 Winter Wonderland Family Festival! Enjoy a program of musical talent from the community followed by a FREE Christmas Gift Giveaway for kids 12 and under (while supplies last).

Engage in activities at the craft and baking booths or visit the photo booth and get your family photo taken just in time for the holidays! With treats, smiles, and a relaxed atmosphere there’s no better stress-free way to help you get into that Christmas spirit. This FREE event will be fun for everyone!

Non-perishable food donations and gently used clothing are encouraged for local drop-in centres.

Sunday Dec 18 2011, 4-6pm
Location:Burlington Seniors’ Centre
Address:2285 New Street

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Day 15 of 365 Things to do in Burlington – Skating at Rotary Centennial Pond

Fri, 16th December, 2011 - Posted by Sean Kavanagh - (0) Comment

Tis the season for skating in the park. I know the weather hasn’t really cooperated yet, but coming down to the park with the family for a fun skate by the lake is a great way to spend the day in Burlington. Discovery Landing overlooks the Rotary Centennial Pond, a 10,000 square-foot year-round water feature. In the spring, summer and fall it is a reflective pool ideal for model sail boating and in winter it offers free recreational ice-skating on an artificial ice surface.

Rotary Centennial Pond is OPEN for the 2011-12 season.

Skating Hours : Daily 10am-10pm

Holiday Skating Hours

Dec 24 10am-8pm

Dec 25th Closed no skating permitted

Dec 31st 10am-10pm

Jan 1st 10am-10pm

* Everyone is encouraged to wear a helmet while skating

* Children under 7 must wear a helmet

* You must wear skates to be on the ice surface.

* No boots or shoes allowed on the ice surface.

* No pets allowed on the ice surface

For ice condition updates please call the Ice Hotline at 905-634-7263. Regular admission and supervision criteria applies.

Check the Waterfront Web Cam for a view of the Rotary Centennial Pond.

December through March (Weather Depending)

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Day 14 of 365 Things to do in Burlington – Christmas Parade

Sun, 4th December, 2011 - Posted by Sean Kavanagh - (0) Comment

Santa Claus is coming to Town!

Be sure to head downtown today with the kids for Burlington’s Santa Claus parade. The parade starts near the Burlington Mall at the corner of Prospect Street and Guelph Line, marches along Guelph Line to New Street, travels west along New Street to James Street, then north on Brant Street. The parade route finishes at Brant Street and Caroline.

Hosted by the City of Burlington and local Rotary Clubs, this annual Christmas Parade features 65 entries including bands, colourful floats, clowns, mascots and jolly St. Nick himself.

Get there early to secure your place curbside and ensure you find a parking spot.

Sunday December 4th, 2011 – 2 p.m.

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