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ISSUE 7 2018

BURLINGTON

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WHAT LOVELY ROSES CAPTURED COMMUNITY EVENTS CONCERT UNDER THE OPEN SKY CANADA DAY WATERDOWN RED DAY

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RECIPE:

I LOVE SUMMER SALAD

PRINTING Best Choice Printing

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EYE FOCUS GRAND OPENING

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WHAT LOVELY ROSES

BY MARY WOOTTON, BLBC PUBLICITY CHAIR / PHOTOGRAPHY BY EVAN BINGLEY

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perk of Canada Day at the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club was playing on great greenery, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Mary Ann Cook, the club’s landscaping chair recently won three 1st place prizes and one 3rd prize in the Horticulture Society’s competition for her roses. Two of those prizes were for roses planted in our Club gardens. Another club member won a draw at the RBG for a free new edition rose “The Canadian Shield.” She donated it to the club and Mary Ann found it a new home across the greens, in front of the club house and in direct view of members in our photo-op. For more information on the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club go to www.burlingtonlbc.org.

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01 Meet the Band autograph session with The Washboard Union; Chris, Mike, Aaron, Michelle & David 02 Barb & Optimist Mike enjoying the free BBQ Lunch after the Duck Dash race ended 03 Optimists Richard & Peter the Duck waiting for the race to begin 04 Optimist Jeff corralling the ducks before the big race 05 Patrick, Asha & Kris at Kris Jewellers Grand Opening 06 The crowd eagerly watching from the bridge, as 2,000 rubber duckies raced down Bronte Creek

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CANADIAN DANCE COMPANY RECITAL BY LESLIE STYLES

The Canadian Dance Company put on an outstanding recital at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The dancers ranged from tots in tutus to senior level students, encompassing ballet, jazz, tap and more. The Canadian Dance Company, directed by the award-winning Allain and Dawn Lupien, has been operating for decades. Despite this, the owners are excited about their brand new Burlington location in the Activity Plex, at 3410 Mainway. They’re offering summer dance classes and summer camps. For more information, go to www.canadiandancecompany.com.

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By Peeter Poldre, Photographer Always learning and striving to CAPTURE the next great photo!

SMARTPHONE/POINT AND SHOOT/DIGITAL SLR. NO MATTER WHAT DEVICE YOU USE TO TAKE PHOTOS, WHAT LOOKS FINE ON THE DEVICE MAY LEAVE YOU DISAPPOINTED WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT SPECIAL IMAGE INTO AN ENLARGEMENT, A POSTER OR A SCREEN-SAVER. EACH MONTH, THIS COLUMN WILL AIM TO PROVIDE UNDERSTANDABLE, PRACTICAL, LARGELY NON-TECHNICAL ADVICE TO HELP YOU MAKE BETTER PHOTOS.

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THE RAIN rainy day should not be a reason to leave your camera behind. First, protect the camera. Take photographs from a sheltered location, have someone hold an umbrella, or bring out the camera for only the time needed to shoot. Fortunately, most smartphones can resist some moisture. For expensive cameras, rain covers can be improvised or purchased. Second, look for my four “C”s to bring interest to rainy weather photography: Colour such as umbrellas (1), raincoats (2); Close-ups (3); Consequences such as puddles (4), raindrops (5); Courage for the subjects in the rain (6).

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AUGUST

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JULY 20 H ealthy Parks, H ealthy People at Bronte Creek Provi ncial Park burlington.ca

JULY 20-22 Burli ngton Food Truck Festival at Spencer Sm ith Park canadianfoodtruckfestivals.com/burlington

JULY 23-27 Yoga Sum m er Cam p at be Yoga & Welln ess beyogabe.com

JULY 26 Royal Canad ian Ci rcus “ Un der Th e Big Top” at Corpus Ch ri sti Secon dary School Parki ng Lot burlington.ca

JULY 27 Burli ngton Blood Donors burlington.ca

JULY 29 Burli ngton Model Rai lway Club Public Vi ewi ng Sessions burlingtonmodelrailwayclub.ca

AUGUST 6 Joseph Brant Day Festival at La Salle Park museumsofburlington.ca

AUGUST 12 Ghost Walk at Spruce Lan e Farm at Bronte Creek Provi ncial Park burlington.ca

AUGUST 12 Lakesi de A La Carte - Downtown Burli ngton burlingtondowntown.ca

AUGUST 18 EATON Groovy D i sco Dash i n Downtown Burli ngton burlingtondowntown.ca

AUGUST 19 On e Burli ngton Festival at Burli ngton Central Park burlington.ca

AUGUST 19 Ch i ldren’ s Festival at Spencer Sm ith Park burlington.ca

AUGUST 31 Canada’ s Largest Ri bfest at Spencer Sm ith Park burlington.ca

SEPTEMBER 1 Market i n th e Vi llage

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SEPTEMBER 16 Applefest Fall Fai r at I relan d House Museum museumsofburlington.ca

SEPTEMBER 18 Amazi ng Bed Race burlingtondowntown.ca

SEPTEMBER 23 Fit i n th e Core: Yoga Movem ent burlingtondowntown.ca

SEPTEMBER 29 Doors Open Burli ngton museumsofburlington.ca


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On June 20th, a crowd gathered at the Central Park Bandshell to enjoy the Dixieland Plus band, part of Burlington’s Concerts in the Park program. This 9-piece group treated the audience to the Dixieland style of New Orleans. Every Wednesday or Sunday evening, bring a lawn chair to relax and enjoy an evening of music under the open sky. This free showcase runs until August 12th. For information regarding performance line-up, please visit www.burlington.ca. 02

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CANADA DAY BY LESLIE STYLES

n July 1st, Canada’s 151st birthday party was held in Spencer Smith Park. Crowds coped with the scorching heat by wading into Lake Ontario during the day. Festivities began with Burlington Teen Tour Band and entertainment continued into the evening, ending with a spectacular fireworks display, presented by BUNZL Canada. There were plenty of refreshments, a bucking longhorn ride, face painting and so much more. It was quite a celebration!

05 01 Enjoying the beautiful weather 02 Lila & Vienna 03 Ben & Ella with Olivia & Mateo 04 Todd, Hayden, Indiana & Jude 05 Tanya & Vince with Marcus, Amelia & Adele

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n June 8th, the Waterdown Legion invited the community to wear red for RED Friday (Remember Everyone Deployed). This celebration has honoured service members of all sorts since 2006. Today it includes police, fire and ambulance workers as well. The Waterdown Legion hosted a barbecue, giving the community a chance to meet and thank our military and emergency responders. A number of groups were represented such as the Royal Canadian Navy, the Fire Department, Paramedic Services, OPP, Canadian Armed Forces, HPS and many others.

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RE CIPE

I LOVE SUMMER SALAD WITH WATERMELO N, FETA , TOM ATO & CUCUMBER

Ingredients • 2 cups/12 oz 1” diced Seedless Watermelon cubes • 10 Cherry Tomatoes, halved • 2 Baby Cucumbers, cut into half moons

This salad screams summer. The combination of the salty feta and the sweet watermelon is so delicious. It is refreshing and so satisfying.

• 5 ounces Feta Cheese, cut into small cubes • 6 Mint Leaves, slivered

Directions

• 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Gently toss the watermelon cubes with the tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cubes.

• 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

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Drizzle with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice. ST E P 03

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

• Plenty of freshly ground coarse Black Pepper • 1/4 tsp kosher or coarse Sea Salt

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Arrange salad on a platter or individual plates.

Serves: 6

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BURLINGTON RAILWAY MODEL TRAIN SHOW

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The Burlington Model Railway Club welcomed visitors to an open house on June 24th, at 1137 Hidden Valley. The club’s goals are to promote the hobby of model railroading, improve skills of club members and have fun building/ running the trains. Skill levels vary from beginner to expert. The careful craftsmanship on the trains and miniature villages, including figurines and accessories, are fascinating to see. There is also a free open house, including food and refreshments, on September 8th at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse. All visitors are welcome and any donations are appreciated.

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WHISKEY & WINE TASTING AT IRELAND HOUSE MUSEUM BY LESLIE STYLES

A jovial group gathered on June 8th for Ireland House Museum’s tasting evening. Guests sipped a complimentary tipple of either whiskey or wine, while sampling hors d’oeuvres. Participants in the wine group enjoyed award winning wines, led by Holly Veitch of Kacaba Vineyards & Winery, while the scotch tasting tutor was Cameron Millar, Eastern Canadian Ambassador for the Edrington portfolio. Guests in the whiskey group were introduced to nosing, chewing and drinking premium scotch. The funds raised will go in support of the Museums of Burlington and their ongoing programs.

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EYE FOCUS GRAND OPENING BY LESLIE STYLES

he grand opening of Dr. Karen Lee’s Eye Focus Optometry and Optical, took place on July 6th in Aldershot. A ribbon cutting ceremony followed a few words from Mayor Rick Goldring and Ward 1 Councillor Rick Craven, both expressing a warm welcome and best wishes for Dr. Lee’s success. Dr. Lee proudly recalled her participation in ten eye care missions since 2009, providing vision care to countries such as India, Thailand, China and Ecuador. Every patient received a check-up, glasses and sunglasses. Dr. Lee has witnessed how powerful one pair of glasses are to be able to transform someone’s life. Before returning to Canada, Dr. Lee practiced in Chicago, providing eye health and vision exams for the Chicago Public School system. She is passionate about helping children, primarily by treating visually related learning problems. Best of luck to Dr. Lee in her new location at 457 Plains Road East. 14

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05 01 Lisa, Mayor Goldring, Dr. Lee, Jackson & Councillor Craven cutting the ribbon 02 Dr. Lee with her parents Lisa & Jackson 03 Officer Tuck, Mayor Goldring, Dr. Lee & Councillor Craven 04 Dr. Lee with a patient in her examination room 05 Dr. Karen Lee in the reception area


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MARIANNE FOR MAYOR BY LESLIE STYLES

arianne Meed Ward would like to become Burlington’s new voice in the mayor’s office. On June 21st, she held a fundraiser at Joe Dogs Gasbar Grill with a great turnout of supporters. “Burlington is Everyone’s City,” said Marianne, “but residents feel their values and vision aren’t reflected in city decisions.” She wants to give residents more say in these decisions. To learn more, visit mariannemeedward.ca to read about what Marianne has achieved in the last eight years as Ward 2 City Councillor.

06 01 Lynne, Dan & Heather 02 Hal, Marianne & Calah 03 Joan & Marianne 04 Christene 05 Robin, Dorothy, Steve, Tammy & Mary 06 Supporters Deborah & Blair with Marianne

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SCHOOL LIFE MILTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL

We have enjoyed a spectacular finish to a wonderful year here at MD, culminating in our 98th commencement ceremony at the Milton Velodrome, on June 28th. Leading up to that evening were many milestones to note and a bright pathway ahead. From STEM, to arts to even visiting rock stars, MD has a lot to share! The Eddie goes to…The Eddie Awards honour young filmmakers. Halton’s very own Film Festival aims to showcase the many talented students across our board. Our students won awards in the categories of best screenplay, PSA, comedy, suspense and action. Even better, the entertaining emcees for the evening were none other than Jessika Johnson and Zain Syed, who provided for an outstanding evening of laughter. Moving from arts to science, 15 students sat in the SIN physics contest, sponsored by the University of Waterloo this spring. Overall, the MD school average exceeded both the national and international averages of other schools. Jeans Patel and Zia Baig placed within the top 200 participants worldwide! And then THIS happened!

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Shortly before their sold-out show in Hamilton, two members from Arkells (yes, THOSE Arkells!) came to work with the MDHS senior band. Tim Oxford (the drummer) performed their new song People’s Champ, accompanied by lead singer Max Kerman. At the end of the session, Max and Tim awarded Mr. Carson-Foster with a People’s Champ medal and a certificate for the incredible magic he does with this school’s music department. The MD community enjoyed an open special dinner invitation from the Iftar Committee to celebrate Ramadan. The delicious event took place right here in our own newly renovated cafeteria. All of the food was donated by local restaurants and some generous parents of our students. At the end of the year, we found ourselves collectively contemplating what makes MD so magical. Ultimately, it is our vision and our values that inspire everything we do. Our mission is to always provide an exemplary learning experience for everyone. This means aiming to optimize every class, every conversation, every moment of our practice to be our best. Our values are deeply rooted in purposefully cultivating a sense of belonging and safety that is key to every person’s success. Then we aim to do what is right and aim even higher. Looking ahead to the 2018/2019 year, our focus on well-being will be further enhanced by cultivating a growth mindset for everyone in our community to support our students in realizing their dreams!


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Burlington’s downtown area vibrated with music, at the Sound of Music Festival from June 9th to 17th. The annual street festival, carnival rides, vendors, grand festival parade and free concerts drew crowds from Burlington and far beyond. The Brant Street restaurants built little patio areas, so people could dine al fresco and not miss a thing. This waterfront festival continues to grow and impress year after year, bringing people together and creating lasting memories. 08 01 Stacy Kay 02 Mount Farewell 03 Dennis Ellsworth Band performing at city hall 04 Watching the show 05 Logan & Armin 06 Enjoying the beautiful day 07 Dominic & Denise with Isabella & Lucca 08 Maggie, Ruth, John & Craig

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THE BASICS OF THE GOLF

SWING olf swing instructions start with finding the right professional location and instructor who can guide you in achieving the basic swing techniques, to gauging the distance of each club in your golf bag. Understanding the golf swing should give anybody a firm foundation to learn and help them get started in the game.

There are three main segments to a golf swing: the back-swing, the downswing and finally the impact and follow through. Dividing the golf swing into segments, helps the golfer focus on one segment at a time, making it easier for them to remember what they learned and also to be able to work on improving their game systematically. There is another big advantage to this approach. The ability to be able to draw one’s attention to the many different parts of the body and the many muscles involved in a proper swing technique. Golfers need to focus on the dynamics of the golf swing rather than the outcome. It’s more important to concentrate on the process, rather than getting distracted by the immediate results. “In an outdoor setting, students often become focused on what the ball is doing; doubt can enter their minds and compromise their commitment to the process. Any teacher or player will tell you; make a fundamentally good swing and the ball will take care of itself.”

Sophisticated ball flight data and video swing analysis software such as Trackman Performance Software (TPS) greatly increase the students’ comprehension, allowing them to adapt to their new positions faster than ever. Seeing is believing. Professional golfers have to practice year-round in order to retain their skills. The same applies to average golfers as well. A year-round practice/training schedule helps to avoid slumps and muscle memory loss. Remember your swing and body are constantly changing, and you should see your instructor on a regular basis. Having a second set of eyes from a trained professional will keep that swing in check.

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A Picture Book of Our Community and the People that Live Here

Community Captured Burlington JUL 2018  

A Picture Book of Our Community and the People that Live Here