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Burlington Historical Society, preserving Burlington’s history for today and tomorrow

What better way to write about Burlington than to write about its historical society. The group has been active since it restarted in 1960 and is an affiliation of the Ontario Historical Society. The Society founded with 5 objectives; hold a monthly meeting; to compile, and keep historical archives; share and work with group interested in historical values and lastly, create awareness, outreach opportunity and public interest in the local history.

neighbourhood rink sign

Neighbour power and building the outdoor rink in Burlington

So, what is neighbourhood power? According to Jim Diers, neighbourhood power is about empowering an idea that is fully founded by the community. Build by the community for the community. It’s about conception of an idea, a group of people and typically involving a private or the public sphere which becomes a bumping place. It may be an activity or a mere chair (a symbol, if you prefer) that becomes a common denominator.