Friends of Freeman Station (FOFS) – $2,000 (Seed Grant)
Friends of the Freeman Station work to restore and preserve the station. This grant supports a two-stage project. The Halton District School Board is offering a trades introduction course and students will help with the restoration of the Freeman Station. They will frame insulate and drywall the basement of the station as part of their class project. The Friends of Freeman will supply all the building materials etc.
This will enable the FOFS to continue to develop an educational center depicting the development of Burlington in the first half of the 20th century as well as providing an opportunity for seniors who are interested in history, modeling, railways to meet with other likeminded citizens. This is a wonderful way for many different parts of the community to come together and share interests, stories, and pass on the history of Burlington.