Celebrating 75 years in a #1 city
What was your first memory of Burlington? What's your favourite view in the city? Where do you think Burlington is headed in the future? We want to know the answers to these questions as part of our Celebrating 75 Years of Burlington Community Contest – and we have great cash prizes for answers that inspire and represent the uniqueness of our city!
It may be hard to imagine, but back in 1877 Burlington was made up of approximately 1,300 people. Fast forward to 2013 and this community is home to 175,000 residents and counting. Smith’s Funeral Home was established in 1938 in downtown Burlington, after Wilbert Smith and his sister Jeanette purchased the business from the Williamson family. Although the contest marks a significant milestone for Smith’s, rather than just celebrating our anniversary we wanted to focus on a celebration of Burlington. This contest is a thank you to our community for the many years of allowing us to support them in their time of need. We are hoping that everyone who is passionate about Burlington will participate – whether you’re eight or 88, each of us has a memory to share, a story to tell or a vision of the future.
Not sure where to begin? Maybe you’ve taken a snapshot to capture a moment or a memory during your travels around town which represents our community in a unique or meaningful way. Perhaps your kids have a memorable experience to write about, or you took a picture through their innocent eyes. Or are you a teenager with a vision of the future of Burlington who could create a multimedia experience to reflect that image?
And what could be your inspiration? Perhaps it’s a local attraction or setting, community event, person, group or organization. Or maybe it’s a family member, local humanitarian, volunteer, talent or ensemble. And when you gaze into the future, what does Burlington look like? Whatever, wherever or whoever your focus, if it celebrates and characterizes Burlington, then we want to see it! We will be awarding $3,000, $2,500 and $2,000 in each of the three categories, with full details listed on our website. We’re thrilled that staff at The Burlington Post will be judging all the contest submissions and selecting the winners – the deadline for your submission is May 31, so you still have time to put together your entry!
Although many things have changed over the past 75 years, our commitment to the community of Burlington is still at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to seeing your nostalgic or visionary entry, and thank you for celebrating Burlington with us.
See the article published in The Burlington Post
announcing our community contest
'Contest celebrates Burlington's past, looks toward future'