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You Have Been Challenged!

Sports Week in Burlington starts on Saturday November 23rd and the kids from the North BurLINKton Chill Zone program are excited.

They will be participating in the Neighbourhood Challenge on Monday November 25th.

They are challenging you get active that day too! Check out their video challenge!

Go to http://sportsweekinburlington.cdhalton.ca/neighbourhood-challenge-signup/ to register.

Then Tweet out what you plan to do using hash tag #SW2013BurlON or tell us about it on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sportsweekburlington

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Chill Zone: Your Friendly Neighbourhood After School Program

We are less than one week away from the 2013/2014 edition of Community Development Halton’s after school program called “Chill Zone“.

The program’s goal is to provide a safe neighbourhood drop-in space for elementary school children. 

The program also provides local volunteer opportunities for teens giving them a chance to develop some great leadership skills.

The program is part of a larger neighbourhood development initiative called North BurLINKton which is focused on building on all that is great in north Burlington while working with community members and community partners to make it even an even better place to live.

With the help of our partners, Tansley United Church, Calvary Baptist Church, the City of Burlington, ArtHouse/Burlington Arts Centre, and the Burlington Gymnastics Club, Chill Zone opens doors for neighbourhood children to experience a variety of active recreation opportunities, sports and art. The program is offered free of cost for the children who come.

Last year’s experience showed us that when we create a space that is inclusive, welcoming and safe, new friendships and a sense of community develops. Most importantly we have FUN together at Chill Zone.

Chill Zone starts:

Monday Sept 30, 2013 at Tansley United Church, 2111 Walkers Line (in the loft)

The Tansley site runs every Monday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm

and

Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church, 2458 St. Francis Drive (new site!!!)

The Calvary Site runs every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Activities include: homework help, healthy snacks, physical activities, sports, and art activities.

For more information please contact Rishia Burke at rburke@cdhalton.ca or 905-632-1975.

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Longest Day of Play… a great example of neighbourhood organizing!

longestday ofplayThe amazing neighbours at 20139 Walkers Line held a Longest Day of Play event to bring in the summer.

The invited everyone in the complex out to play until the lights came on. Well over 40 people participated, playing basketball, badminton, skipping, chalking, throwing water balloons! The event was inspired by ParticipACTION Canada’s efforts to get everyone outside and active on the longest day of the Year (June 21st). The Burlington Post came out to cover the event. The story and picture can be found at the following link.

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/3885512-longest-day-of-play/

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March Break in North BurLINKton

What are you doing for March Break?
Check out our March Break Chill Zone “trailer” & come join the fun!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrNzdXORK5c

Come get the “Chill Zone experience” on the following dates:
  • Monday March 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Tansley United Church. We are having a Beach Bash!
  • Wednesday March 13 from 1 om to 4 pm at St. Stephen’s United Church. Games, sports and crafts!
  • Thursday march 14th from 1:30 pm to 4 pm at Brant Hills Presbyterian Church. We will be playing “Dance Party”!

Check out the flyer for more details: Chill Zone March Break Events

For more information on North Burlington March Break fun check out the following calendar packed with activities all free or low cost!

MARCH BREAK 2013 FLYER

You can also check the events calendar for more details.
http://northburlinkton.cdhalton.ca/events

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