Pixies congregate at Botanical Gardens to meet Mystical Creatures.

RBG lady leaning and face painting

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 6, 2012 I called them “pixies”: there were hundreds of them; they came from everywhere and had congregated on […]

General Sir Isaac Brock exhorts citizens to join the armed forces and beat back the Americans who had invaded Lower Canada.

Brant Day - regiment preparing to salute

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 6, 2012 Marvelous Mike was there, asking – “did you get the cheque?” Mike delivers money from the federal […]

Book store launches candidate for American Presidential election. Eh? Really!

Bumper sticker for the Canad Party candidate in the US presidential elections.  Launch of the political party took place in Burlington last week.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON August 4, 2012 It was billed as a bit of political theatre – in a bookstore. What was Ian Elliott […]

Historic re-enactment between John Brant and General Sir Isaac Brock will take place at LaSalle Park Monday August 6th.

Brock side view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 31, 2012 August is always a great month for Burlington and things to do. Along with the traditional, this […]

Three lads from Burlington do a sterling performance of a complex Harold Pinter play. Expect to see more from Mischa Aravena

Mischa Aravena plays one of two male lead roles in a Harold Pinter production that was part of the Hamilton Fringe event.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, on July 30, 2012 Every parent watches anxiously as their children step out onto the stage they will live their lives […]

“We’re in the money” – federal government showers yet another grant on the Burlington museums.

Burlington Museums will be doing a themed newspaper on the War of 1812 for distribution in the community. Brant's son John will play a prominent part in the festivities this year.

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 14, 2012 The Joseph Brant Museum, announces it has received a $32,500 federal government grant to put together an […]

Plan B begins to use part of their 15 minutes of fame. Attendance creeps up week by week. Try it.

Farmer's market - front view

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 19, 2012 When the magazines begin writing about you – you are on your way to your 15 minutes […]

Porcelain work of Canadian artist to be shown at the BAC. The theme is umbrellas.

Mortimer Ann Sunlit tulips

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 18, 2012 With the weather we have been having – talk of umbrellas will at least raise an eyebrow. […]

Getting out on the street – some but not enough to make this an annual event. Car Free Sunday needs a re-think.

Brant north of Caroline looking south

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 17, 2012 Everyone thought it was going to be bigger and better than the Car Free Sunday on Appleby […]

Burlington brothers and their “buds” working together on a Fringe Festival theatrical production – Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.

Arvena workinbg on Betrayal set

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 12, 2012 This is one of those “local boy does good” stories – except that the story is about […]

Canada Day; new citizens, great weather – we didn’t see anyone who wasn’t having fun.

CanDay 2012 Beachway home decked out

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON July 2nd, 2012 Canada Day – 145 years out and Burlington celebrates the day with Ashley MacIsaac on stage doing […]

Tickets now available for Jane Goodall event at BPAC September 19th – Quick sell out expected.

Goodall Jane with chimp

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON – June 28, 2012 Tickets for the Jane Goodall presentation are now available at the Performing Arts Centre box office. VIP […]

Burlington retailers, restaurants and locations have an opportunity to take part in the War of 1812 commemorations.

War of 1812 is not just a Stoney Creek event - lots of Burlington history involved as well

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 25, 2012 The War of 1812, The War of 1812, the War of 1812 – the one we won, […]

Spencer Smith Park will be jumping with Ashley MacIsaac on stage Canada Day.

MacIsaac Ashley - spiked hair

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON Ashley MacIsaac, famous for his energetic, inspiring live performances will headline Canada Day events in Spencer Smith Park Citizenship Court […]

Beachway Park North not ready for swimmers yet – Region reports on water quality.

Swimming water safe

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 21, 2012 – The Halton Region Health Department monitors the water quality at public beaches throughout Halton. Beachway North is […]

Floats carrying every imaginable group and some even we didn`t imagine. Perfect way to enjoy a summer day.

SOM 2012 Hamilton Youth steel band

Proud band leader. By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 18, 2012 While the Sound of Music Festival keeps four stages and four pods busy with […]

Mortimer art has delighted in the past – her porcelain umbrellas will be featured at this showing.

Ann Mortimner's TRee Peonies - new mateiral will be exhibited at rthe BAC from June 23 to aUGUST XX

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 16, 2012 Three new exhibits will take up a temporary home at the Burlington Art Centre filling two of its […]

It’s going to be one of those crystal clear summer nights with the sweet sound of fine music – with the unfinished pier as a backdrop.

SOM 2012 quiet before day 1

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 14, 2012 The opening night will be great. The weather is going to be close to perfect and the […]

High school artists win scholarships and will exhibit on the Art in Action fall studio tour.

ArtnActionScholarship Winners

By Staff BURLINGTON, ON June 12, 2012 Art in Action awarded two scholarships at their annual silent fundraising auction at Rayoon –Persian Fare in Burlington’s […]

Saturday was rained out day. On Sunday Elvis at Polish Hall, Cottonwood at the Drummer and lots of bikes on Appleby Line.

Carfree at Appleby Group gathered

By Pepper Parr BURLINGTON, ON June 10, 2010 While Saturday was pretty close to a write off from a weather point of view and it […]