Together, We are Burlington

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Share your stories of community with Together, We Are Burlington

Everyday in Burlington, someone does something for a friend, a stranger or their community. Many times, no one knows the action or even the impact it has. Sure, the city has some larger than life events and local personalities that are exciting, award-winning and newsworthy, but it’s the random acts of community that really build our strength, sense of belonging and defines who we are as a city.

We are asking residents to share stories of what makes you proud to be Canadian and a Burlington resident, and how we come together as a City. Tell us about how you or someone you know has made a difference or has brought people together through random acts of community; moments of kindness or through small acts that may have made a bigger impact in your life or those around you.


Share your stories of community with Together, We Are Burlington

Everyday in Burlington, someone does something for a friend, a stranger or their community. Many times, no one knows the action or even the impact it has. Sure, the city has some larger than life events and local personalities that are exciting, award-winning and newsworthy, but it’s the random acts of community that really build our strength, sense of belonging and defines who we are as a city.

We are asking residents to share stories of what makes you proud to be Canadian and a Burlington resident, and how we come together as a City. Tell us about how you or someone you know has made a difference or has brought people together through random acts of community; moments of kindness or through small acts that may have made a bigger impact in your life or those around you.


Share your stories here.

Personal Information contained on this page is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended and will be used for the purpose of gathering and sharing stories. Select submissions may be contacted for permission to share in other mediums. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Supervisor, Festivals & Events sandra.maxwell@burlington.ca, by phone at 905-335-7600, ext. 7724, or by mail at 426 Brant St., Burlington, Ontario L7R-3Z6.

We are looking for your stories of what makes you a proud Canadian and Burlington resident and how we come together.  Here are some thoughts on stories you could share:

1. What do you love about Burlington or your local community?

2. What is it about Burlington that drew you here or keeps you here?

3. How has the Burlington community made you feel welcome or proud to be a part of it?

4. How have you or someone you know, contributed to the Burlington community that brings us closer together?

5. How has Burlington shaped you?

We are looking for your submissions in writing (500 words or less) or through a video (no longer than 1 min and upload via YouTube or Vimeo) or a combination of written with photos sharing a story.

You can start your story like this: “I’m proud to be Canadian and I love Burlington because……”


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    A truly Community-centric Family

    by Mark Benallick, 2 days ago

    Hello and good day. The purpose of this correspondence is to offer an account of unsung heroes, within Burlington.

    I would like to share the wonderful example set by the Skinner family (Tyler, Danya, Carson, Kelsey and Crosby - and their furry kid - "Ozzie").

    We have been neighbours of the Skinner's since, 2009. We have watched their kids grow into considerate and conscientious citizens of this city. Their kids have held down the Burlington Post delivery route on our street for as long as we can remember. Timely and always delivered with a smile, the Skinner kids have been... Continue reading

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    The Enchanted Forest

    by KTB, 8 days ago

    Back in November, my sister took her daughters to Bronte Park where they discovered “the gnome trail”. My one niece loved it and told me excitedly the next day, about the “fairy tale theatre” and other things she had seen. I loved the idea so much, that I decided to try and start the same thing here. There were already beautiful painted rocks all over the place, which people seemed to enjoy, and this would take it all a step further.

    I painted some wooden bird-houses, trees and animals and put them out along one of the trails. The idea... Continue reading

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    saving my neighbours

    by bente cairns, 10 days ago
    In the winter of 2019 just before the new year (2020) my husband discovered a gas smell coming from the unoccupied house across the street from our house. This property has been unoccupied for almost a decade. I thought I'd seen a man exiting the front door. Flyers are dropped almost daily in the mail box by the front door so it wasn't entirely unusual. Something however didn't seem right and I asked my husband to go and check it out. Two days later on his way to work he reported back to me a gas smell. I called the... Continue reading

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    Small act of kindness

    by lokeshvt, 13 days ago
    I came to Canada in 2005 to pursue my engineering degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, after graduating in 2011, I got my first job in Burlington as a software developer, I used to use public transport to get to places, and on several occasions the bus has stopped for me at a safe location if I was running to the stop and missed it, once I was carrying groceries and someone offered to give me a ride home, you don't find this sort of compassion anywhere else, it motivates you to get out of your comfort zone and help... Continue reading

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