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North BurLINKton: How you can get involved

North BurLINKton is ready to establish its first official Leadership Team to take its new mission and strategic priorities forward.

We are looking for 10 community members and 5 community partners that will commit to the mission and work collaboratively on the priorities. These will be people who come from neighbourhoods north of the QEW up to and including Alton Village, as well as those who have business and/or volunteer in the neighbourhoods. If you are interested in more information please contact Rishia Burke at rburke@cdhalton.ca

If planning and meetings are not your thing you should consider attending an event or program. This web site will provide you will the dates and times of everything we have going on.

Some of the current volunteer opportunities include:

  • Dinner Night Out
  • Chill Zone
  • Book Club Discussion Leader
  • 55+ Lunch Volunteer
  • Youth Sports Night Volunteer
  • Pop UP Event Assistant
  • Youth Leadership Team members

If you would like more information about how to volunteer with North BurLINKton please contact Shaz Wall at swall@cdhalton.ca

If you are not sure where to start

  • Send us a message about what you love about where you live in North Burlington, what you wish you could change about your neighbourhood and your ideas about how to change it;
  • Tweet using #NBurLINK telling us about what you are doing in your neighbourhood or your great ideas about connecting people that you want to share; and/or
  • Join our Facebook page and see what is going on locally and get inspired to get connected where you live.

We think where you lives matters and you can make a difference!

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North BurLINKton Mission Statement and 3 Year Plan Launched!

 Together we create inclusive and friendly neighbourhoods that help people connect and increase their sense of belonging.

The strategic planning process which included a community survey, interviews and a community planning days as resulted in the following Strategic Priorities for the next three years:

  • Strengthen North BurLINKton with a leadership/governance structure, branding and communication tools so that North Burlington is a reputable and recognized “go to” group in Burlington.
  • Identify and support leadership development in each neighbourhood to create a network of neighbourhood leaders that can tap into community gifts and needs.
  • Build on our existing events and programs to create a sense of place and belonging.
  • Increase communication about our neighbourhoods and what is going on in them.
  • Continue to make partnership development a priority.
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Jane’s Walks…a walking conversation between neighbours

Are you interested in learning more about your neighbourhood and sharing your story? Do you want to get more involved with your community and meet your neighbours?

Join Jane’s Walk! http://www.janeswalk.org/

Jane’s Walk is an annual series of free, volunteer-led community walking conversations inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs. Over 100 cities have participated in Jane’s Walks from Calcutta to Canberra since 2007.

The walks are as varied as the people taking part, and they usually last about 90 minutes. Walk leaders offer their perspective along the route, and to encourage the public to weigh in. Through the simple act of walking and talking, the festival creates space for people to connect, share, and develop ideas about where their communities and cities are at and where they are headed. The Jane’s Walk Festival happens May 1-3, 2015. Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Outdoor Rink Opens

A big note of thanks to Burlington Christian Fellowship Church who has installed an outdoor skating rink us all to enjoy!

The rink has been made possible by assistance from the City and other community volunteers.

The rink is free to use, and will be lit at night for evening skating.

The rink is not supervised, so you use at your own risk.

North BurLINKton Community Group will host a pop up play and hot chocolate event at the rink in the coming weeks…stay tuned for details!

In the mean time dig out your skates and get moving this winter!

 

 

 

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