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The Burlington Performing Arts Centre opened its doors to host a weekend of jazz music for this years Burlington Downtown Jazz Festival which featured an exciting line-up of Canadian jazz performers, as well as local artists, BBQ by Wendel Clark’s and a beer tent by Shawn & Ed Brewing Company. The weekend featured free performances including Burlington’s two-time JUNO nominee, baritone saxophonist, Shirantha Beddage who performed on the spacious outdoor public plaza with his Quartet to the delight of the audience. Free concerts are just one of the perks of living in the awesome City of Burlington!
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CANADIAN National Championships By Leslie Styles / Photography by Evan Bingley
Amid much pageantry, Burlington Lawn Bowling Association hosted the Canadian National Championships at the beautiful New Street Club. The five day tournament began with a short parade led by a piper and colour guard, followed by the various provincial teams. During the opening ceremony, a warm welcome was extended to all out-of-town visitors by MP Karina Gould as well as Tiffany, a rep of MPP Jane McKenna. President Doug Busey and V.P. Tony Farrell of the Burlington club spoke, recognizing the contribution of the volunteers. Everyone joined in to sing “O Canada”. Mens and ladies teams from seven provinces participated in the bowls, stopping for lunch and breaks between games. The very hospitable Burlington hosts supplied several meals to all present, including a bbq
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Ingredients SALAD INGREDIENTS • 2 cups of frozen shelled edamame beans • 2 ears of corn, niblets removed (about 1.5-2 cups or 2 cups frozen corn) • 1 red, yellow, or orange pepper diced small • 2 carrots, shredded • 3 hearts of palm from a can (about 1/2 of a can); cut hearts into rounds • 2 green onions, cut in small rounds
Edamame SUCCOTASH An oldie but a goodie! Don’t you love those recipes that you keep coming back to? I’ve been teaching and making this salad for years because it is the perfect accompaniment to almost any meal or gathering. This salad is incredibly delicious and super versatile. It goes with almost any meal. It is a great salad to bring to a pot luck lunch or dinner, you will be the party favourite for sure! It also keeps very well for 3 days, dressed! Right now is the perfect time to make it. The tomatoes are in full bloom, shape and colour. Use all different colour peppers and of course fresh corn. It is a very easy salad to play with according to your tastes and what you have in your fridge or pantry. The dressing is phenomenal and can be used for leafy salads as well. 8
• 24 cherry tomatoes cut in half or 2 large tomatoes cut in small pieces • 1 romaine heart; about 6-8 crispy leaves, chopped thinly • 2 baby cucumber, diced DRESSING INGREDIENTS • 1/4 cup rice vinegar • 1/4 cup neutral oil such as sunflower, grapeseed or avocado • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce • 1-2 tsp sesame oil • 2 tbsp mirin or lemon juice • 2 tbsp tahini paste
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With summer winding down, the Children’s Festival at Spencer Smith Park attracted families looking for a bit of entertainment for their kids before the start of school… and they weren’t disappointed. The main stage showcased several acts including a stunt ventriloquist show, mimes, magicians and jugglers. One of the big attractions was the meet and greet with Peppa, the loveable (and slightly bossy) little pig. There were also bouncers and slides, temporary tattoos, face painters, Chics on Sticks stilt walkers and much more. In addition to the main stage, Creative Edge Dance Studio put on quite a show as well as Burlington Trampoline and Tumbling. Food trucks could also be found dishing out delicacies to the delight of the crowds. Overall, the little people had a fantastic day.
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Labour Day weekend saw the 24th anniversary of Canada’s largest Ribfest, proudly organized by the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore. Since the very first Ribfest in 1996, all proceeds collected have gone to charity. A lineup of great bands rocked the main stage at Spencer Smith park, including Stone Monkeys, Bare Blue Sea and many others. Award-winning rib chefs set up giant barbecues in the park; Fat Boys Ribs, Carolina Ribs, Memphis Blazin’ BBQ, Billy Bones, and so many more. There were inflatable slides and jumpers for the little people, Ferris wheel, and other amusement park rides near the pier. The park was hopping with people for the whole weekend, another great success for Rotary Burlington Lakeshore and all of the charities they support.
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restricted and palpation of the muscles in the lumbar region intensifies symptoms. LP during pregnancy is very similar to lumbar pain experienced by women who are not pregnant and it appears as pain over and around the lumbar spine, above the sacrum, making the differentiation between PGP and LP easy.
What Can YOU Do To Help • Low-impact activities such as swimming, walking, or stationary cycling can help relieve pain.
Back Pain WHILE PREGNANT Pregnancy related low back is the most common complaint among pregnant women, which leads to a huge impact on their quality of life. Research has shown that 50% of pregnant women will suffer from some kind of low back pain at some point during their pregnancies. The average healthy weight gain is approximately 30 lbs, most of which is around the abdomen adding a significant frontal load. The added weight puts stress on the back, hips, knees and feet/ankles.
Did you know... that there are different types of pregnancy low back pain? The two most common types are pelvic girdle pain and pregnancy related low back pain.
Pelvic Girdle Pain Pelvic girdle pain is the most common type of low back pain is roughly four times as prevalent as lumbar pain. Typically, women tend to feel a deep, stabbing, recurrent or continuous pain that is between the sacroiliac joint and gluteal fold. It may even radiate to the back of the thigh, knee and calf but will not go into the foot. The pain can be triggered by prolonged sustained postures, and usually occurs within 30 minutes of common daily activities, such as walking, sitting, or standing.
Pregnancy Related Low Back Pain Pregnancy-related low back pain is described as pain in the lumbar region (low back) that could potentially radiate into the leg. The pain is often described as dull and aggravated by forward flexion. In the lumbar region, spinal movement is often
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