Events

Nov 6-7, 2018 - 13th Annual Hockey Food Drive
Gift of Giving Back Fundraiser

Originally launched by the Burlington Eagles, the campaign has grown to include more than 85 male and female youth hockey teams from: The Burlington Girls Hockey Club (Barracudas), Burlington Eagles, as well as the Burlington Gymnastics Club

gift of giving back


Recent Events

Sept 28, 2018 - Ride to Provide
Burlington Food Bank Fundraiser

On Friday September 28, 2018 the Burlington Food Bank will be hosting a fun indoor cycling event suitable for all levels at LA Fitness (Brant Street) where riders will take part in an exhilarating 2 hour indoor ride relay. 

Sign up a team of up to four and cycle for 30 minutes each. Top cycling instructors will lead you through the ride. Music, refreshments, prizes, cycling shirt, lunch kindly sponsored by Jake's Grill and Oyster House, and more await you! Check-in opens at 11:00 AM, lunch will be available at 12:00 PM, and the first riders kick off the ride at 1:00 PM. Event ends at 3:00 PM

For more information regarding sponsorship or to register as a rider go to Ride to Provide.

3rd Annual Ride to Provide

July 29, 2017 - BOSL Golf Day
Scramble Format - 1:00pm start

  • Includes Green fees, power cart & steak dinner.
  • A fun event open to all golfers and non-golfers alike.
  • Sign up as a foursome or individually.
  • Non-BOSL people welcome, Spouses encouraged.
  • Refreshment cart will be making the rounds.

Register now. Hole sponsorships available ($100), Profits go to the Burlington Food Bank. For more information see www.bosl.ca or contact Scot Cameron at golf@bosl.ca

 July 19, 2018 - 26th Annual Partnership Charity Golf Tournament

Presented by the Rotary Club of Burlington Central
At CROSSWINDS GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

  • Hole-in-One Contest
  • Putting Contest
  • Longest Drive
  • Closest to the Hole
  • Special Partnership Food Stations/Refreshment Oasis

For further details, call Ron Lambert at 289-962-1254
View brochure here >

Rotary Golf Tournament
April 29, 2018 -- BOWSER BABES – Annual Contribution

Shown here are Louise Addison, Robin Bailey, Barb Charron, Michele Wood and Carolyn Park presenting the Burlington Food Bank with a cheque for $13,500 which includes the BOWSER cash contribution for the 2017-18 season. Including the Christmas dance donation, it brings the BOWSER season total to $17,075. Missing from the photo are Pat Broadbent and Michelle Koskinen. Through BOWSER, the BOHC  (Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club), members have contributed, 86,215 food and household items as well as $233,970 all donated to Burlington Food Bank for those in need.  BOHC  is recognized as the major contributor to the Burlington Food Bank. Our thanks go out to the BOHC members from the “BOWSER BABES”

Nov 27, 2017 - BOHC Christmas Dance
On November 25th the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club (www.bohc.ca) hosted a Christmas Dance at the Burlington Royal Canadian Legion in support of the Burlington Food Bank.

On hand were some of the best dancers in the league and their wives! The fabulous live band for the night was SpeakEasy, featuring Lloyd Millar, from our White division and as a Special Guest Singer/Performer, 16 yr old Alyssa MacKenzie joined the band for a few songs. Through player donations, prize table raffle tickets and a delicious assortment of Christmas Home Baked Goods, the league was able to raise $3575 for the Burlington Food Bank to help with their ongoing commitment to serving our community!

BOHC Christmas Dance

Shown here are the BOWSER Babes, BOD members, League Convenors, and Colin Ashdown (event organizer) presenting Robin Bailey (Burlington Food Bank) with a cheque for $3,575 from BOHC. https://youtu.be/FJsjNZbds3I

May 14, 2017 - “How Does Your Garden Grow?”
A team of ladies from Wrigley Canada joined Burlington Food Bank board members to prepare Burlington Community Gardens so planting could take place over the Victoria Day long week end. Shown in the photos below are: Lindsay Ferrie, Claudia Recupero, Roselind Campbell, Patricia Graves. They spent most of their day preparing community gardens that will be used by Burlington Food Bank to grow fresh produce for their clients. Without volunteers and corporate supporters, like Wrigley Canada, Burlington Food Bank would not exist. Thank you Wrigley Canada for giving back to the community. It’s truly appreciated. Mary Gowan, Board Vice Chair provides information and a food bank tour.

Local Food Drive Bulletin

Tim Horton's Smile Cookie Campaign

Members of our Board, Norm Crook & Donna Ridge, were out helping out with Tim Hortons #smilecookies this morning! $1 from all #BurlONcookie sales (until Sept 23) is donated right to the Burlington Food Bank.

Happy snacking!.


Thank You Gift of Giving Back!

Another massively successful year for the Gift of Giving Back and huge thank you from us at the Burlington Food Bank!

The Gift of Giving Back in it's 12th year collected over 422 000 lbs of food for 6 local beneficiaries. Along with being a beneficiary, the Burlington Food Bank were happy to lend some hands on both days of this incredible event.

The food from this event as well as the Burlington Teen Tour Band along with the Gift of Giving Back’s collection from the Burlington Santa Claus Parade will help us as we continue on our mission of helping to feed Burlington families that find themselves in need of some help whether it be one time at Christmas or throughout the year.

Thank you Burlington for your continued support and generosity!

BOWSER BABES – April 28,  2018

In the fall of 1992, six hockey wives formed BOWSER (Burlington Oldtimers’ Women Supplying Emergency Relief).  Their mandate was to help the less fortunate residents of Burlington with a monthly collection of food and cash, all of which would be donated to the Burlington Food Bank. Each month during the hockey season the “BOWSER BABES” are at arenas collecting non-perishable food items and household necessities.

Shown here are Louise Addison, Robin Bailey, Barb Charron, Michele Wood and Carolyn Park presenting the Burlington Food Bank with a cheque for $13,500 which includes the BOWSER cash contribution for the 2017-18 season. Including the Christmas dance donation, it brings the BOWSER season total to $17,075. Missing from the photo are Pat Broadbent and Michelle Koskinen. Through BOWSER, the BOHC members have contributed, 86,215 food and household items as well as $233,970 all donated to Burlington Food Bank for those in need.

HERE’S SOME REAL “GOOD IN OUR HOOD”

A huge thank you goes out to the Good in OUR Hood Canada 150 Street Party event held on Saturday September 9th, 2017! This party to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial was a great success in raising over 2500 pounds of food to kick off our fall season of giving and beginning the re-stocking of our depleting food supply through the summer months. A fantastic array of food donated by Turtle Jack’s, the Teen Tour Band, Burlington Fire’s participation, Innovation Clic’s donation of the Maple Leaf template for the canned goods donations and an incredible sense of community all came together for a great cause in support of the Burlington Food Bank. Special thanks to Mary Osborne and her team for organizing this impressive event!

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