E-NEWS April11, 2008
In this issue...
; 2008-9 Burlington Visitor Guide Launched
; West 49 CEO Keynote at Team Burlington Business Summit
; Special Events Seminars
; Canadian Fly Fishing Forum
; Waterfront Spring Programs
; Proposed Changes to Building Code
; Top 10 Meeting Trends
Give ‘em a Pickle!
2008-9 Burlington Visitor Guide Launched – Our new visitor guide for 08-9 has arrived this week and has already been distributed to over 100 visitor information centers across Ontario. In addition copies are available at hotels and attractions in the
Niagara area, along the #401 corridor and at local attractions, events and accommodations. The guide features a large section on
what to see and do in the area, newly updated maps, golf, and accommodation grids, wonderful shopping and dining locations and a detailed events listing. Visit us to pick up your copies or call to make delivery arrangements. Congrats to the Tourism staff
who made sure the guide was on time, on budget and got into the hands of potential visitors immediately!
West 49 CEO Keynote at Team Burlington Business Summit- Join us for an exciting networking breakfast with keynote speaker Sam Baio CEO & President of West 49. This event is hosted by Team Burlington and will be held on Wednesday April 16, 2008 at 7:30 a.m. at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive. Tickets are still available at $35 and includes breakfast and the keynote. NOTE: Special student rate of $20. Sponsored by Fibrewired, Throatthreads, Burlington Hotel Association & City of Burlington. Visit www.bedc.ca to register. For further information contact 905 332-9415.
Special Events Seminars - The Halton Regional Health Department will be hosting two Special Events Seminars on April 10th and April 17th, 2008. The details are outlined in the attachment. Attendees will receive a Participant Certificate. This would be
an opportunity for all Event Coordinators and Food Vendors to learn about Food Safety and to review the Application process specific to Halton Region Health Department. Go to the website for information and registration. Call 905.825.6000 ext. 7595.
Canadian Fly Fishing Forum – April 12 & 13, 8 am - 5 pm, Holiday Inn, Burlington. For more information or to register www.iwffc.ca or call (905) 276-6345. Presented by the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club. If it‟s about fly fishing, you‟ll find it at the forum.
Waterfront Spring Programs – This spring the Waterfront at Downtown Burlington is offering Discover Science and Sandcastle programs for children and Life Writing programs for adults. You can register for these through the city website or phone lines
using RecExpress. Call for further information 905 335-7600.
Welcome New Partners - Become a partner with Tourism Burlington by completing and faxing a partner profile. It is free to any tourism business in Burlington. Call 905 634-5594 or visit our website.
The Driftwood Theatre Group 416-466-3843
Advanced Rejuvenation Medical Spa 905-340-0401
Burlington Concert Band 905-312-9544
Ringette Association of Burlington 905-332-0336
BBQ Catering 905-521-8383
Proposed Changes to Building Code - Municipal Affairs and Housing is consulting on proposed changes to the Building Code that would require fire sprinklers in multiple-unit residential buildings over three storeys in height; introduce administrative
requirements to support the maintenance (or re-inspection) of existing on-site sewage systems, as part of the implementation of
the Clean Water Act, 2006; and incorporate technical requirements regulating tertiary treatment unit disposal beds (“area beds”)
that form part of certain on-site sewage systems. A consultation paper and other related material including Q&As and a backgrounder, are available on the Building Code website. Public information sessions have been organized (dates and times on
the website). There is a deadline on May 1, 2008 for the receipt of comments. Questions about the Code proposals and the consultation process should be directed to 416.585.7174.
Top 10 Meeting Trends - A continued emphasis on green meetings, the lightning-fast pace of technology and a move towards more diverse recreational choices were among the "Top Ten Meeting Trends" outlined by Benchmark Hospitality International, according to David Wilkening writing in TravelMole.
; Sun, Apr 13: “Best of Broadway in Burlington”, Paradiso Restaurant, 6pm
; Sun, Apr 13: Super Cities Walk for MS, Robert Bateman High School, 8am
; Thurs, Apr 17: Opening day at Springridge, Springridge Farm, 9am-5pm
; Thurs, Apr 17 – Sun, Apr 20: Ontario Garden Show, RBG Centre, 10am-7pm
; Fri, Apr 18 – Sat, Apr 19: “Rose’s Dilemma”, Theatre Burlington, 8pm
; Fri, Apr 18 – Sun, Apr 20: Kaleidoscope Show, Burlington Art Centre, 10am
; Sat, Apr 19: Annual Angels „N Motion Fun Run, Burlington O.P.P., 9am
; Sat, Apr 19 – Sun, Apr 20: Get Diggin‟ Earth Day, RBG Arboretum, 11am-4pm
; Sat, Apr 19 – Sun, Apr 20: SpringFest, Springridge Farm, 9am-5pm
; Tues, Apr 22: Earth Day, Central Park Labyrinth, 12pm
; Thurs, Apr 24 – Fri, Apr 25: “Rose’s Dilemma”, Theatre Burlington, 8pm
Sport Events – Put out the welcome mat for athletes & families participating in these upcoming events:
; April 11-13 Burlington Thunder Basketball Club - Junior Boys A/AA Nelson Highs School
; April 12 BLOMHA - Burlington Minor Hockey Day Appleby Arena
; April 12-13 Halton Region Volleyball Club - 16U Tier 1 Provincial Championships Notre Dame
; April 18-20 Burlington Panthers Basketball Boys Juvenile AA/AAA & Junior AA Girls Junior/Juvenile AA/AAA Visit the Burlington Events Calendar for event information for visitors and residents at www.burlington.ca. Free online
listing for community events… ADD YOUR EVENT NOW!
Visitor Services –Need some ideas for spring activities? Contact our Visitor Centre or refer to the Burlington Events Calendar above.
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