Community Messages

Monday, January 20
05:30 PM

Game Changers: Succeeding in Uncertainty

05:30 PM — 07:30 PM

We are living in an era of tremendous change and uncertainty.
  • How are businesses and management teams coping with this change and uncertainty?
  • How are they preparing for a potential economic downturn?
  • Are they prepared to take advantage of the opportunities or to deal with the challenges that accompany change and uncertainty?
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Join us for an interactive discussion on the disruptions facing businesses today, and ideas and tools that management can use to prepare for - and even thrive in the midst of - uncertainty and change.   Presented by:
  • Michelle Pickett, Deals Lead Partner, TMT & Consumer Markets, PwC Canada
  • Joe Rafuse, P.Eng., Deals and Value Creation Partner, PwC Canada 
  Agenda: 5:30pm - Registration & Networking 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Keynote Presentations and Q&A Session   Tickets:  $25 for Members; $40 for Non-Members  Event includes networking, keynote address and Q&A session Refreshments will be served.  

Location/Venue Name
PwC

  • 354 Davis Road, 6th Floor, Oakville, L6H 2X2
Tuesday, January 21
07:30 AM

RBC Economic Outlook 2020

07:30 AM — 09:30 AM

Hear expert analysis on key trends and priorities for the year ahead. Our group of esteemed executives will discuss issues on a regional, national and global outlook.   Experts: Craig Wright, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, RBC Royal Bank Sean Simpson, Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs Hon. John R. Baird, P.C., Senior Business Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP   Moderator: Christie Henderson, FCPA, FCA, LPA, CFP, TEP, Managing Partner, Henderson Partners LLP   Agenda: 7:30am - Doors Open 7:30am to 8:00am - Registration, Networking & Breakfast 8:00am to 9:30am - Keynote Presentation & Panel Discussion   Tickets: Member: $45; Member Table of 8: $325 Non-Member:$65; Non-Member Table of 8: $475

Location/Venue Name
Oakville Conference Centre

  • 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, L6L 6P8 At this address
Thursday, January 23
07:30 PM

The Odd Couple: The Female Version

07:30 PM — 09:45 PM

Neil Simon's revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, see the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger.  As Florence is going through a separation from her husband, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. Olive and Florence have very different personalities. Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment. Florence is obsessively clean and tidy... Olive's easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence's highly-strung, nroteuic tendencies.  Will their friendship survive? 

Location/Venue Name
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

  • 130 Navy Street, Oakville, L6J 2Z4
Friday, January 24
07:30 AM

Level Up Your Business

07:30 AM — 09:30 AM

Entrepreneurs start businesses because they want to create their own future – their own freedom. They work hard to realize their dreams, making many sacrifices and facing countless decisions daily as they grow their business. But what happens when business owners either want to level up their business, or they start to run out of steam? Join us for a 70-minute panel discussion with four local thought leaders who will address the challenges faced by business owners who are ready to next level their business. Our panelists will examine issues faced by business owners at three different stages of business; the start-up, mid-cycle and mature business. It is never too early nor too late to plan. Our panelists will examine the following:
  • Where are you now?
  • Where are you headed?
  • What do you need to do to get there?
Panelists: Sean Brady - Certified Business Coach & Trainer at Focal Point Coaching & Training Excellence Sean will focus on establishing effective goals. Philip Evenden - Insurance and Financial Planning Expert to Small Business at IWM Inc. Phil will focus on ways to provide safety nets and fences for your business. Barbara Frederikse - Corporate/Commercial Lawyer at Frederikse Law Barbara will focus on contracts and agreements to help you get where you want to go. Frank Jasek, CPA, CA - Partner at PJ Partners, Chartered Professional Accountants Frank will focus on the scalability of your business; what business are you really in? Moderator: Holly Simmons - Family Enterprise Advisor and Thinking Partner at Golden Lasso Whether you are scaling your business, succession planning, looking to exit your business or making the current business more comfortable, this panel discussion will provide actionable ideas you can start implementing immediately.

Location/Venue Name
The Great Hall, De Groote School of Business

  • 4350 South Service Road, Burlington, L7L 5R8
07:30 PM

The Odd Couple: The Female Version

07:30 PM — 09:45 PM

Neil Simon's revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, see the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger.  As Florence is going through a separation from her husband, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. Olive and Florence have very different personalities. Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment. Florence is obsessively clean and tidy... Olive's easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence's highly-strung, nroteuic tendencies.  Will their friendship survive? 

Location/Venue Name
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

  • 130 Navy Street, Oakville, L6J 2Z4
Saturday, January 25
07:30 PM

The Odd Couple: The Female Version

07:30 PM — 09:45 PM

Neil Simon's revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, see the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger.  As Florence is going through a separation from her husband, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. Olive and Florence have very different personalities. Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment. Florence is obsessively clean and tidy... Olive's easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence's highly-strung, nroteuic tendencies.  Will their friendship survive? 

Location/Venue Name
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

  • 130 Navy Street, Oakville, L6J 2Z4
Sunday, January 26
12:30 PM

Speakers Series: From Refugee to Resettlement

12:30 PM — 02:00 PM

On Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. the Roseland Community Organization and Port Nelson United Church present Dr. Sarah Wayland of the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council  who will moderate a panel consisting of Hamza Raslan, John Abrams and Hanadi Al Masri.  Hamza is a former Syrian refugee, John is an immigration lawyer, and Hanadi is from at Halton Multicultural Connections. Join us at Port Nelson Church at 3132 South Drive to hear Hamza's story and the efforts to support refugees.    

02:00 PM

The Odd Couple: The Female Version

02:00 PM — 04:15 PM

Neil Simon's revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, see the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger.  As Florence is going through a separation from her husband, Olive invites her to move in as her roommate. Olive and Florence have very different personalities. Olive is messy, untidy, and unconcerned about the state of her apartment. Florence is obsessively clean and tidy... Olive's easy-going outlook on life soon clashes with Florence's highly-strung, nroteuic tendencies.  Will their friendship survive? 

Location/Venue Name
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

  • 130 Navy Street, Oakville, L6J 2Z4
Thursday, January 30
07:15 AM

2020 Mayor's State of the City Address

07:15 AM — 09:00 AM

Join the Chamber to learn what Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Council hope to accomplish over the coming year. The Mayor's State of the City Address is an annual event that highlights important issues facing our municipality and how they will be addressed in 2020. It will be an engaging and informative presentation to the Burlington community about how collectively, we can foster growth and prosperity in our City. Agenda: 7:15 am  Registration & Marche style breakfast 8:00 am  Welcome & formal program in the auditorium 9:00 am  Event ends

Location/Venue Name
Burlington Performing Arts Centre

  • 440 Locust Street, Burlington , L7S 1T7
Saturday, February 1
10:30 AM

Burlington Heritage Month Launch

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

February is Heritage Month in Burlington and we’re celebrating with a series of events and programs throughout the month. On Saturday, February 1st, 2020, there will be an official launch at Knox Presbyterian Church. The launch will begin with a proclamation read by the Burlington Town Crier, followed by remarks from the mayor, and a ceremonial welcome by Six Nations Elder Allan Loft.  Author Gary Evans will then speak on the history of the church celebrating its 175th anniversary. There will be events and programs happening all month visit Burlington.ca/burlheritage for more information.

Location/Venue Name
Knox Presbyterian Church

  • 461 Elizabeth St., Burlington, L7R 4B1
12:00 PM

Special Exhibition | Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures

12:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Where:  Joseph Brant Museum When: February 1 – May 10, 2020 Cost: Free with regular Museum admission Stories of mythical beings have been with us for thousands of years passed down through generations. These legends, which were sometimes inspired by fossils or living animals, continue to inspire us today. Giants, Dragons and Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures  (organized by the American Museum of Natural History) traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most iconic mythic creatures.

Location/Venue Name
Joseph Brant Museum

  • 1240 North Shore Boulevard East, Burlington, L7S 1C5
Saturday, February 8
09:00 AM

FAB FEB Marketplace

09:00 AM — 01:00 PM

A fundraising event for the Burlington Ubuntu Grandwomen where books, accessories, jewellery, decor and more will be sold. 

Location/Venue Name
Burlington Baptist Church

  • 2225 New Street, Burlington, L7R 1J2
12:00 PM

Parkinson Spin Revolution

12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce Parkinson's Revolution, our first ever international collaboration taking place on February 8 & 9. Join us for an indoor cycling experience as we ride together for one reason – to raise awareness and funds for the more than 10 million people living with Parkinson's disease worldwide. Now is the time to clip in, gear up, and ride to make lives better. Together, we can fund cutting-edge research, high quality care, and create a world without Parkinson's. For more information and to sign up, call 1800-565-3000, or write us at revolution@parkinson.ca

Location/Venue Name
SpinCo

  • 229 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville , L6J1H7
Sunday, February 9
12:00 PM

Parkinson Spin Revolution

12:00 PM — 01:00 PM

Parkinson Canada is pleased to announce Parkinson's Revolution, our first ever international collaboration taking place on February 8 & 9. Join us for an indoor cycling experience as we ride together for one reason – to raise awareness and funds for the more than 10 million people living with Parkinson's disease worldwide. Now is the time to clip in, gear up, and ride to make lives better. Together, we can fund cutting-edge research, high quality care, and create a world without Parkinson's. For more information and to sign up, call 1800-565-3000, or write us at revolution@parkinson.ca

Location/Venue Name
SpinCo

  • 229 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville , L6J1H7
02:00 PM

Valentine's Tea

02:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Valentine's Tea at Munn's United Church Oakville

Location/Venue Name
Munn's United Church

  • 5 Dundas St E, , Oakville, L6H 7C4
Wednesday, February 12
07:30 AM

Adversity, Resilience, Success

07:30 AM — 09:30 AM

Join the Burlington Chamber of Commerce for a panel discussion, featuring Lisa Lisson, Best Selling Author and President of FedEx Express Canada, focusing on how to overcome adversity and demonstrate resilience to achieve success both professionally and personally. Lisa is one of Canada's most powerful and influential transportation executives. As the leader of 7,600 employees across 64 locations, Lisa has helped build FedEx Express Canada into the most reliable courier network in the country. She is also a best-selling author of her memoir: Resilience - Navigating Life, Loss and the Road to Success.  "Resilience is an inspirational story about how to rise to the top in a man's world, triumph over adversity, lead a fulfilling life, and live each day with purpose and gratitude." Lisa has become a renowned public speaker in North America for her revealing discussion about becoming the first woman and first Canadian President in FedEx Express Canadian history. The sudden passing of her husband at a young age, raising their four children as a single mother, while building a successful career has enabled Lisa to acquire many insights and advice that she shares with her audiences with openness and frankness. Keynote Speaker Lisa Lisson, President FedEx Canada Express and Best Selling Author, Resilience Moderated Q&A Session Sara Cumming, Executive Director, Home Suite Hope Janet Morrison, President & Vice Chancellor, Sheridan College Agenda 7:30 am   Registration & breakfast 8:00 am   Welcome & formal program 9:30 am   Event ends

Location/Venue Name
Burlington Convention Centre

  • 1120 Burloak Drive, Burlington, L7L 6P8