One Burlington - Celebrating Faith and Culture - Embracing Diversity

Covid-19 Message from our Executive:

One Burlington would like to express its gratitude to all of the research, healthcare, frontline, essential and education workers who are providing dedicated and exceptional service to us all during this pandemic. We sincerely thank you.

Dates and Events

Feb 12th –  Happy Lunar New Year: the Year of the Ox for our Chinese friends

Feb 6th -13th – One Burlington’s SHARE THE LOVE food drive for the BURLINGTON FOOD BANK continues all this week. See our City Hall video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYE7LtNj5Kw  and look for a DONATION BIN inside entrances at City fire stations and select food stores. For a LIST OF NEEDED NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS, see our Burlington Food Bank webpage: https://www.burlingtonfoodbank.ca/one-burlington-share-the-love

Feb. 14th – Happy Valentine’s Day

Feb 17th – Ash Wednesday. Many Canadian Christians mark today as the first day of Lent

Feb 25th – Baha’is around the world celebrate Ayyami-Ha before a fast leading to the Spring New Year 

Feb 16th – Purim marks Jewish deliverance from death as told in the book of Esther

About One Burlington

One Burlington was founded through the inspiration of several Burlington faith communities after the Quebec mosque shooting in 2017. We embrace the unity that flows from acknowledging the multifaith and multicultural foundations of our city. We believe the contributions of our diverse faith, cultural, community, environmental and service groups continually strengthen Burlington; make it an exceptional place to live; and are a foundational part of the prosperity we all enjoy here in Halton and the surrounding area. Our beliefs are manifested in the inclusivity of our annual summer fairs and outreach events (now online) which are free and open to the public.

One Burlington Event with people of different faiths talking and sharing. The event was pre Covid-19
The event shown occurred in 2019, before Covid-19

Mission

One Burlington is dedicated to creating and facilitating opportunities for people of different backgrounds to come together in a cordial and peaceful manner, in order to learn about and experience aspects of each others’ faith and culture – because we believe a diverse, integrated Burlington is a stronger, kinder and more interesting community to live in.

Vision

One Burlington envisions our city and region growing beyond a place of mutual awareness and tolerance, to a place of mutual respect and understanding – leading to shared goodwill amongst all residents of our diverse community, and to unity in diversity.

Events

Each summer, since One Burlington’s inception, we’ve hosted an in-person event featuring faith, community and culture groups, with free admission, performances and food in Central Park. An average of 1,500 attendees from Burlington, Halton and area have enjoyed the relaxed family atmosphere of our events.  Seasonal outreach events were then added as another way of engaging our community. With Covid pandemic restrictions, all our events then moved online. Check our social media pages for more information about upcoming events. In-person events will resume in the future. Please note all One Burlington Events are free and open to the public.

Terry Fox tent with four people posing in front of the red tent.

2021 - One Burlington presents musical videos about "Africville" for Black History Month

As a followup to the packed house at Port Nelson church for One Burlington’s 2020 Black History Month event, our 2021 event moved online with a series of educational and entertaining musical videos about Africville, the Halifax community of Black Loyalist refugees, and the systemic discrimination they experienced until their community was razed in the 1960s to make room for industrial growth. Enjoy the excellent artistry and production value of these videos on YouTube:

2020: One Burlington presented the musical "Rise and Struggle" for Black History Month

2019 - Our multifaith and multicultural Summer Fair in Central Park inspired multilingual posters

One Burlington Information 2019 Arabic
Arabic
One Burlington Information in Chinese
Chinese
One Burlington Information in Korean
Korean
One Burlington Information 2019 Punjabi
Punjabi
One Burlington Information 2019 Spanish
Spanish
One Burlington Information 2019 Urdu
Urdu

2018

(use OB Sign 2018.jpg graphic, + OB Activities.jpg, + OB Bandshell.jpg,  + OB Booths.jpg, + OB 2018 Dancers.jpg photos attached to this eMail) (use current website video of our 2018 summer event with Burlington Councillor Rory Nisan in the still – Caption could identify him).

2017

 (use OBF 2017 Poster 2 graphic image attached to this eMail) (use the current Embrace The World.png globe image with supporting hands) (use OB Dateless Display Poster.pdf file) (use your discretion which row order is best)

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