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Buy an historic whinstone and support the Freeman Station restoration

Submitted by Mark Gillies At a recent City Hall event, Councillor Marianne Meed Ward was presented with a Certificate for sponsoring Whinstone 1/1000 by Brian Aasgaard, President of Friends of Freeman Station. The Whinstone Sponsorship fundraising campaign will help raise $100,000 which will be used for the restoration of the historic 1906 Burlington Junction Station. All 1,000 sponsors will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, a copy of the history of the Whinstone that explains the connection between the Whinstone and Burlington Junction Station, plus every name will be permanently recognized on a Sponsor Honour Plaque that will be prominently displayed inside...

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11 April
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Create a drawing for Heritage Burlington colouring book, by March 24

Calling All Artists ! Deadline extended to March 24, 2014 Would you like to be a part of Heritage Burlington’s first ever Burlington colouring book? We are calling all artists and Burlington residents to create a line art drawing to be included in a Burlington colouring book. This original art work should reflect an image of Burlington which can be freely downloaded, printed and coloured. The top 10 drawings will be featured in our Burlington Colouring Book with the top selection appearing on the cover. Prizes including gift cards will also be provided! For additional information, please contact Denis Farr denis.farr@burlington.ca or call 905-335-7600, ext 7381...

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07 March
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Freeman Station, A Very Popular Attraction at recent Shows

Submitted by Mark Gillies Hello Friends of Freeman Station, Freeman Station was a very popular attraction at two recent show events. The top photograph is Mark Gillies (L) and Brian Aasgaard (R), 2 Friends of Freeman Station who volunteered to man the booth at the Ancaster Model Train Show held at the Ancaster Fairgrounds on Sunday January 26th. This extremely popular show drew a huge enthusiastic crowd from a wide area across southern Ontario. The second photograph is Keri Dunham, an Ireland House volunteer wearing her beautiful turn of the century dress, from the same era when historic Freeman Station was built in...

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03 March
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Theo Bullock honoured with lifetime membership in Friends of Freeman Station

[caption id="attachment_3837" align="alignright" width="300"] Brian Aasgaard, Theo Bullock and me[/caption] Mr. Bullock received his lifetime membership for his invaluable first hand recollections of his personal use of Freeman Station over many decades, as well as that of the Bullock family who were among the original market garden farmers in the Aldershot & Freeman communities. Mr. Bullock who is 91 years old was born and raised in Aldershot. Theo attended Maplehurst Public School. Mr. Bullock also is a member of the local Lion’s Club for over 61 years. Theo served honourably in WW 2, sustaining several war wounds. His stories of the...

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03 March

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