Symphony on the Bay (Greater Hamilton Symphony Association)
For Canada Day 2017-Canada 150 Celebration, the SOTB music director, Claudio Vena, will write arrangements of traditional Canadian folk songs and popular songs for symphony orchestra and guest soloists.
Art Gallery of Burlington
Community members will be invited to participate in 18 free Sunday workshops beginning in May to create musical chimes that will be exhibited in the outdoor Courtyard culminating in October on Culture Days weekend. A reception for the ‘Garden of Chimes’ exhibition will take place on July 1st, 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, and all members of our community will be invited to the barbecue, happening 1-3 pm.
Tottering Biped Theatre
The organization will mount an original WW1 Canadian experience inspired theatre piece. More details coming soon.
Burlington Public Library
BPL will honour the stories of First Nations peoples through quarterly arts-based public workshops (for youth and adults), three library staff training experiences (for adult and student employees), and with public plaques placed at all seven branch locations of BPL (endorsed by local Elders) that honour the land.
ArtHouse for Children and Youth
Mending Fences will have 40 designated sites throughout Burlington and Oakville with over 650 participants. During 2017, each of these sites will be enhanced with the vitality and energy of the arts and be seen as vibrant “Creative Spaces”, places to foster social interaction.
Calvary Baptist Church Burlington
The Canada 150 celebrations events will create an opportunity to taste food from a variety of cultures in a community meal setting, see cultural dance groups, hear music from diverse people groups, and participate in the creation of a community art piece that celebrates Canada.
St. Christopher’s Anglican Church
Pop Up Art Studio 150 – a drop in Art Studio that will also have a focus on Canada’s 150. They will create an Art Gallery that celebrates who we are, at the same time they will be using art as a tool for good mental health. They will have a special Community based Art Show event as a final event showing off 150 works of art for Canada’s 150th. The second project is 150 walks – weekly mental health walks that take place in our community and that are led by professionals (Community nurse, mental health counsellors).
Tetra Society of North America
Tetra will be reaching further into the Burlington communities through presentations, forums and fairs to educate the residents of the service that Tetra provides with no charge for labour to assist people with disabilities achieve an independent and fulfilling life.