The Canada BioBlitz

The Canada BioBlitz

The Bioblitz will encourage visitors to learn about Ontario’s biodiversity through hands-on exploration with local scientists and community organizations, and… More >

The Bioblitz will encourage visitors to learn about Ontario’s biodiversity through hands-on exploration with local scientists and community organizations, and engage in a new national citizen science initiative.

The 1000 hectares of nature sanctuaries belonging to Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) are a Canadian biodiversity hotspot, hosting a greater diversity of plants than any other protected area in the country, as well as being nationally recognised for their bird, reptile, and amphibian populations. Part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, these areas form the heart of the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System, 3,900 hectares of open space wrapped around the western end of Lake Ontario. Join an enthusiastic team of EcoPark System partners, friends and the public as we blitz these special areas as part of the Canada BioBlitz program. On Friday, July 21, scientists and ecologists will focus on inventorying newly protected properties and populations of rare species, while on Friday evening, and through the day Saturday July 22, the BioBlitz will cover a broader range of the area, and include special introductory identification workshops and a community Biodiversity Festival at the Basecamp, located in the RBG Arboretum.

We are currently seeking taxon experts to volunteer their time and help us inventory and identify a broad range of species on Friday, July 21, as well as lead guided blitzes for the public on Saturday, July 22. If you are interested in participating, please register at rbg.ca/bioblitz. Lunch will be provided on both days. If you are not a taxon expert, but would like to participate and assist in our Bioblitz on Friday evening or Saturday, you can also register.

Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

Web https://www.rbg.ca/bioblitz


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  • Country and Roots Music Nights

    RBG goes a little bit country! Get ready for hot summer nights filled with inspiring performances from home-grown Canadian talent.… More >

    RBG goes a little bit country! Get ready for hot summer nights filled with inspiring performances from home-grown Canadian talent. Grab a cold drink, enjoy some delicious BBQ and let your hair down in the beauty of Hendrie Park.

    A new lineup every week; check rbg.ca/country for the full lineup.

    Time Every Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web https://www.rbg.ca/country


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  • Oakville Farmers' Market & Cultural Activities

    Downtown Oakville will come alive with cultural events and activities every Saturday from June to October thanks to Oakville’s Summer… More >

    Downtown Oakville will come alive with cultural events and activities every Saturday from June to October thanks to Oakville’s Summer Cultural Connection, a summer events initiative launched by the Town of Oakville and supported by a generous donation from Union Gas. One of these events includes a farmers’ market and creative cultural programming featuring town partners and local organizations on George Street every Saturday from June 3rd to October 28th, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will celebrate Canadas 150th Birthday!

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/events/culture-farmers-market_1.html


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  • Celebrating Connections

    Throughout our gardens you will discover unique horticultural displays that celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary while exploring multicultural, ecological, historical… More >

    Throughout our gardens you will discover unique horticultural displays that celebrate our nation’s 150th anniversary while exploring multicultural, ecological, historical and sustainable perspectives.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-nature


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  • Centennial Rose Garden Refresh

    Our centennial Rose Garden is getting a facelift! Watch this exciting project as it gets underway in 2017.The refreshed Rose… More >

    Our centennial Rose Garden is getting a facelift! Watch this exciting project as it gets underway in 2017.The refreshed Rose Garden will allow RBG to interpret and promote Ontario’s innovation in sustainable gardening practices for visitors.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150-nature


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  • Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection

    The International Sculpture Collection to Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2017, new sculpture will be added to celebrate the Sesquicentennial. More >

    The International Sculpture Collection to Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2017, new sculpture will be added to celebrate the Sesquicentennial.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/150


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  • With Glowing Hearts: Celebrating 1967

    How was the Centennial celebrated 50 years ago in Oakville? A fun and energetic recapturing of the atmosphere and spirit… More >

    How was the Centennial celebrated 50 years ago in Oakville? A fun and energetic recapturing of the atmosphere and spirit of the 1967 celebration featuring oversized photographs, 1967 paraphernalia, decade dolls, etc.

    Web http://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/canada-150.html


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  • Exhibit: Theatre Ancaster Celebrates 20 Years

    With a fascinating display of costumes, programs and posters from previous performances – Theatre Ancaster looks back at 20 years… More >

    With a fascinating display of costumes, programs and posters from previous performances – Theatre Ancaster looks back at 20 years of creativity and passion. 
    Open 1 - 5 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)
    Regular admission rates apply
     

    Location 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, L9G 1L8

    Email fieldcote@hamilton.ca

    Web http://www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote


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  • The View from Here

    The Glenhyrst’s permanent collection exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada by showcasing masterworks by artists from Canada. More >

    The Glenhyrst’s permanent collection exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada by showcasing masterworks by artists from Canada.

    Location 20 Ava Rd., Brantford, N3T 5G9

    Web http://www.glenhyrst.ca/exhibits/future-exhibits/


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  • Nature Connects Exhibit

    Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens. Nature Connects takes… More >

    Building with LEGO bricks is about balance and connections, much like the biodiversity of Royal Botanical Gardens. Nature Connects takes the beauty of the natural world and puts it on display using the world’s most popular building block, creating a fun and inspiring exhibit that teaches people of all ages the importance of connecting with nature.

    Location 680 Plains Rd. W, Burlington, L7T 4H4

    Web http://www.rbg.ca/nature-connects


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  • Sidewalk Sounds

    Enjoy our historic art installation that will be displayed for Sidewalk Sounds. Display will be posted on actual addresses of… More >

    Enjoy our historic art installation that will be displayed for Sidewalk Sounds. Display will be posted on actual addresses of vintage fotos - displayed all day. Live music will start in the evening - 6-9pm. 5 different music performers and artisanal vendors, sidewalk sales of our businesses all along Concession St (between Upper Wentworth and East 33rd). Free event - ALL welcome to attend and enjoy the best of what Concession has to offer - and the fantastic views from the Mountain brow!

     

    This event will take place on May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th and September 15th. 

    Time 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Location 534 Concession Street, Hamilton

    Email concessionbia@gmail.com


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