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 of Significance
April 9th – On the same day as we honoured the service of those who gave their lives at Vimy Ridge, we also honoured the life of service of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.
April 13th – Ramandan begins, and to encourage spiritual reflection, most Muslims don’t eat or drink between dawn and dusk for 30 days until Ramadan ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
History of 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 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.
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.
Every summer since its inception, One Burlington has hosted a fair featuring faith, community, culture and service groups, with free admission, free food and performances in Central Park. On average, about 1,500 people from Burlington, Halton and the surrounding area enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere of our event. Seasonal outreach events were added to engage more of the community and all our events then went online. Despite pandemic precautions, our February food drive for the Burlington Food Bank was a notable success. See our social media pages for more up-to-date information.
2021 - One Burlington presented musical videos about "Africville" for Black History Month
Following up on 2020’s packed event at Port Nelson church, One Burlington hosted an online event for Black History Month in 2021. Adhering to pandemic precautions, our Zoom event highlighted educational music videos about Africville, the community of Black Loyalist refugees in Halifax, and the systemic racism they experienced, which culminated in the razing of Africville in the 1960s to create space for industry. The heart of this community lives on in our memory of it, and in the annual celebration of the contributions black Canadians make to enriching the diversity of cultures to be found in Burlington, Halton, Ontario and Canada today.
2020: One Burlington presented the musical "Rise and Struggle" for Black History Month
2019 - Multilingual posters inspired by our multifaith and multicultural Summer Fair in Central Park
(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).
(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)