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Residents have really been enjoying sitting on the patio taking in the fresh air. Our Mother's Day celebration included making their own basket of flowers. Others did adorable spring time crafts with the residents, then frosted sugar cookies that were yummy.
They ended the day by playing bingo with residents and they provided a variety of fun prizes for the winners. The residents really enjoyed spending the day with all the great kidos! Molly the dog enjoyed it the MOST!! Not only has Mother Nature overslept, I think she is in a coma!
We are all anticipating the arrival of warmer weather despite the calendar saying spring has been here almost a month. The branches are anxiously anticipating the opportunity to get outside to start planting flowers. Even though our pots and baskets are yet to make an appearance, we do have our front porches cleaned up and we invite you to enjoy the porch in the hopes spring will actually spring here soon!
Everyone enjoyed cake, ice cream and a Coke. Some even got up and danced to a variety of songs sung by Elvis. Good time by all. Stanly was quit the cuddle bug and pretty entertaining too!! Stanley was so adorable and greeted everyone!! Watch for us as you know we go all out for these! Angel is licensed esthetician. This service will be offered every Tuesday morning.
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The best part was eating them! Then had a blast playing with colored shaving cream. Can't wait for Easter Sunday. Tricia has her Easter bonnet on and Mary was loving it!! Today she is ready to do an Irish jig! It must be from Wanda's green thumb. Patrick's Day is fast approaching! There will be LOTS of fun and shenanigans going on at our branch. All the residents enjoy singing along to their favorite hymns.
He loves the outdoors even on cold days. Bonnie, our cook, celebrated her 20 yr. We ended the week with our monthly birthday party. Even Kanga our Branch Buddy decided to lay down and enjoy the music. Though always a few good laughs while playing with friends. After a full morning of yoga and Ruth Stein we listened to the piano stylings of own resident Marilyn Lloyd.
Here's to a healthy and Happy New Year! The Special Needs Foundation dropped of a bag of goodies for all to have bringing smiles to all! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches!
Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and inviting on the inside. Stop by and see us!
It is always so nice to get everyone's families together for food and fun! It was an excellent way to start our day, and we had excellent company! We all had a great time handing out candy, and loved seeing all the children in their costumes! Bickford of Burlington is the happening place to trick or treat, that's for sure!
We have had a different themed dress up day each day this week. We had crazy hat day, favorite decade day, mismatch day, silly sock day, and today is Disney day! Favorite decade day was Mavis's favorite I think! She was looking quite groovy! Our residents enjoyed seeing us dressed up for crazy hat day, dress in your favorite decade day, mismatch day, silly sock day and Disney character day.
Some of our residents participated too bringing smiles and laughs for all. This week we celebrated with everything pumpkin But we also tasted kiwano melon, dragon fruit and cactus fruit Now today we are looking forward to our monthly birthday party and with the entertainment by Joyful Sounds.
We enjoyed food, beverages, and decorations from all over the world! Our LEC even made a Danish birthday cake for coffee time! The residents had fried chicken, potato salad, and fresh fruit. After roasting marshmallows and eating S'Mores, many of the residents had fun swinging and going down the slide. It was a great way to get some Vitamin D from the sunshine! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season.
This front porch is one example of the crisp autumn welcome you will get when dropping by. I think we have more people show up every week! We even had to go and get new coffee cups to accommodate for all of the new comers! Needless to say, the ladies loved them! Of course we have had dress up days and all sorts of shenanigans this week! Tuesday we had crazy hair day AND puppies! Margean was all smiles! These ladies are good help, and even better company!
Pets are good for our health. They relieve stress and help us relax. Kanga enriches our resident's lives!! Roo brings so much joy to our residents. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are interested in furthering their education.
The Eby Scholarship is for the children of Bickford Family Members who are pursuing higher education.
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I was lucky enough to not only present both scholarships to 2 very deserving students in my division, but the Eby scholarship was extra special as it went to my daughter this year!
Riley is going to be a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in nursing. A very exciting moment for all! We were thankful for the opportunity to be able to share this moment with our amazing residents! Margean and Doris were very happy to get to know Julius the snake. Everyone had a blast, and we could not have had a more beautiful day for a wagon ride!
On Monday we had Fairview Zoo come. A fun time was had by all. Everyone looks forward to this, and it is always guaranteed to be a great time! Our LEC took full advantage and took some of our ladies for an adventure at the park! Fun was had by all! Celebrating Italian Day at our Burlington Bickford with our residents.
Everyone needs 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 for maintenance, and 12 for growth!! We LOVE giving hugs to our residents. It keeps then healthy and happy. We love seeing all of the families getting together to share in good food, good music, and lots of laughs! Always a good time! So proud of the awesome turn out again this year!
Here is a photo of us bringing in summer right with a Luau! Cant wait to see what is in store this Friday for the birthday party! Here are our residents enjoying Jared Rouggly singing and playing his guitar for us! Here we have student from BHS spending some time with our resident doing one of their favorite activities, Bingo! Find an exercise you actually enjoy. Eat home made foods; not processed foods. Stop worrying so much! Our Easter gathering was a huge success!
We are proud to welcome him into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame. His family moved to Burlington when he was a youngster. He was a keen athlete and soon developed an interest in soccer and track. He attended Nelson High School where he joined the track team. As well, he became a member of the Burlington Legion Track Club.
At an early age, Graham showed great promise in track. He was a talented runner who combined his natural athletic ability with determination, courage and willingness to work hard. He selected the University of Arkansas, a recognized powerhouse in track and cross- country. While at Arkansas he claimed numerous individual and team awards. In he was named the most outstanding collegiate athlete at the Penn Relays and won the NCAA metre individual championship.
As well Graham was a major contributor to the Razorbacks winning multiple NCAA titles in cross-country, indoor and outdoor track. Graham represented Canada in two Olympic Games: In he broke the Canadian record in the metre with a time of 3: And to this he still holds the second fastest time ever run by a Canadian in the metre. Arguably among his most memorable moments, was his return to Winnipeg- his place of birth - for the Pan American Games where he captured gold in the metre.
He has recently been competing in a number of triathlons — and winning. For his accomplishments both national and internationally, the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame is proud to induct Graham Hood.
Steve brought with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of gymnastics while at the same time showing the determination and grit that made him a champion performer. He immediately became involved in gymnastics at the local level upon. He coached the gymnastics team in the Burlington International Games establishing a reputation as a knowledgeable and demanding coach. Under his direction as Head Coach and board member, the club grew rapidly.
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Initially 34 children participated in the Saturday morning recreation program at M. Robinson High School, and soon it expanded to satellite programs in two more locations. The program grew to include pre-school, pre-competitive and competitive gymnastics and trampoline in a rental facility. Steve introduced plans for a permanent site to the City of Burlington. By this time the enrolment had grown to approximately children producing many national and international gymnasts and trampolinists.
Steve also introduced a tumbling program to the club as well as a very successful adult gymnastics program. In addition to coaching and administrating the Gym Club, Steve was also very active coaching at McMaster University from and As well Steve became a respected judge of gymnastics and the trampoline both at the provincial and national levels. Steve is a level 2 Course Instructor and in this capacity positively impacted many coaches nationally. He committed 22 years to judging gymnastics and the trampoline and served volunteer another 23 years on provincial and national committees and competitions.
As a builder of the sport he has had as much impact on gymnastics as any Canadian. His contribution to athletes in Burlington is outstanding. We admire and respect his commitment to the sport of gymnastics and commend his service to this community by welcoming Steve Mitruk into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame.
Born in and raised in Burlington Chris began his storied football career in the Burlington Minor Football Association. Upon entering high school, Chris played for the Aldershot Lions. He was a tall, lanky youngster who loved the game and excelled as an offensive lineman.
His story is one of passion, determination and will. He was determined to see how far he could go in football and was intent on receiving a scholarship to a big American university team. So, at 17, completely unannounced, Chris took the bus from Burlington to Michigan State to visit the Spartans and to Syracuse to visit the Orangemen just to let them know he was ready to play football.
With those two trips and some 10 letters to other universities, the word got around that there was this somewhat crazy kid from Canada ready to play football for anyone interested.
The University of Arizona of the Pacific 12 Conference took notice and in March ofChris got his full ride athletic scholarship. As an Arizona Wildcat from to Chris spent his first 4 years on the defensive line and played in the Fiesta Bowl.
In his senior season of Chris switched to left tackle on offense knowing it would be his best position to get drafted into the NFL. And he did in April ofin the sixth round, as the th pick overall he was taken by the Dallas Cowboys coached by the legendary Tom Landry. Chris played nine seasons becoming an all-star in and He played in the Grey Cup and inwinning the Grey Cup. In Chris was named to the Toronto Argonaut all time team, a fitting and crowning achievement for a highly successful home grown football player.
During his playing days Chris was very active in the off-season representing the Argonauts as a member of their charity basketball team and numerous other charitable functions. After his football career Chris entered the field of broadcasting. As a full time analyst Chris earned respect in the studio not unlike the respect he earned on the football field. He continues to offer his time and presence to worthy causes. Chris Schultz has had a storied career in professional football as both a player and analyst.
He has brought honour to and fostered pride in our city through his exceptional athletic achievements. He is now quite committed to working with young athletes in his role as coach, trainer and mentor.
While growing up in Burlington he excelled in many sports. He played on the initial Burlington Minor Football Association flag football team at age seven. John is a graduate of Nelson High School where he was recognized as a strong student while participating in numerous sports: He developed a passion for football and it is in this sport discipline that he earned the most recognition.
His accomplishments in athletics are noteworthy but his achievement in football is truly outstanding. In his senior year he captained the Nelson Lords and played with such intensity and energy that he earned recognition as a league all-star, catching the attention of university scouts.
He selected Western and in his first year he earned a starting linebacker position with the Mustangs and capped off the year by helping them win the Vanier Cup, followed by a second win in In his senior year he was named captain of the Mustangs. He was the first Canadian defensive player to be drafted to the NFL from a Canadian University and was the youngest player signed to a contract in the NFL at that time.
Although his career in the NFL lasted only one season, John returned to Canada to join the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in where he played for seven successful seasons. He was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team in and led the league with tackles in As well, John played in the three Grey Cups: Today John contributes tirelessly to the youth and to sport as a volunteer in Burlington.
He has been a coach and trainer in minor hockey for many years and he spends his summers coaching the Halton Cowboys Football team. Most recently John has returned to Nelson where he coaches and mentors many young football players who aspire to play at university or even the C.
John Priestner represents all the many qualities we ask of an athlete and member of our community. We are extremely pleased to welcome him into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame. A Burlington resident sincehe has been an enthusiastic athlete and administrator with a passion for water sports.
For Mike it all began in the sixties. In that era Burlington did not have the pool facilities to allow him to pursue his interest in water polo. He commuted to Hamilton to train and compete at the Jimmy Thompson Pool. He assisted in the selection and preparation of the team that represented Canada in the Olympics in Munich. Over the years Michael Torsney has earned recognition as an inspiring leader by many that he coached and mentored.
They encouraged local youth to join their team and soon created a team that was strong enough to qualify for the Canadian Water Polo Championships. He was motivated to train more efficiently and effectively, not only for his health and well-being, but also to compete as a Master swimmer.
At the age of 48 Mike competed in his first World Championships in New Zealand as a member of the Canadian relay team winning two gold medals.
Here is an example of a typical year for Michael Torsney: Competing in the 75 to 79 age group the 75 year old Mike eclipsed the Canadian standard in the metre fly, earning a bronze medal; in this same meet he won silver in the metre fly, gold in the 50 metre fly and capped it off with silver in the metre backstroke. Over his career Mike has established numerous Provincial and national records. In the winter Mike competes for the St.
Michael Torsney inspires us with his dedication to his sport and to life. He is all that a Burlington Sports Hall of Fame inductee should be. He represents this select group of athletes and builders with dignity and respect Sports Hall of Fame Members: Frank Hayden displayed these qualities and much more in his quest to provide sporting opportunities for those who are developmentally disabled and intellectually challenged.
Hayden has also served on the faculties of the University of Toronto and Western. A graduate of the University of Illinois Physical fitness Research Laboratory, he has spent over 40 years designing and evaluating exercise and sport programs. In he co-authored the first national study of the fitness of Canadian children, which provided the basis for the Centennial Fitness Program and, later, the Canada Fitness Awards.
He also co-developed and co-authored the R. In the early sixties, testing of children with intellectual disabilities revealed that they were only half as physically fit as their non-disabled peers. It was assumed that their low fitness levels were a direct result of their disability.
Hayden questioned this assumption. He conducted research which concluded that, given the opportunity, intellectually disabled people could become physically fit, and acquire the physical skills necessary to participate in sport. His belief and understanding led him to conceive the idea of Special Olympics, a national sports program for people with an intellectually disability. His proposal was originally rejected by the Canadian government, however, his research became known to the Joseph P.
Kennedy Foundation in Washington D. So he went to work with Eunice Kennedy Shriver for the next seven years. Here he served as Director at the Kennedy Foundation and was the catalyst in establishing federal legislation to assist persons with a disability.
He returned to Canada and worked to establish a similar program here. Hayden persisted with his dream and established the Special Olympics Office of International Developmentassisting with the growth of International programs from 15 to HIs list of achievements and awards is remarkable. Here are a few: Member of the Sports Hall of Fame.
It is truly noteworthy when that level of involvement is surpassed by ones contribution over decades and without compensation and notoriety.
They established a reputation for honesty, integrity and competence and soon were recognized on the national and international stage. In Elaine officiated at the Montreal Olympics and on return from there they were asked to officiate at the Olympics for the Physically Disabled in Etobicoke. Soon they were traversing Canada and travelling abroad to officiate. Elaine became one of only three International Track Referees in Canada.
Ken became an international Field Referee as well as an International Starter to this day he is the only official in Canada with the international grading. Soon, officiating and working with these athletes became a real passion for Ken and Elaine. They are experts on the rules that govern these sports and are qualified to teach and train other officials. They have travelled the world to officiate events for Wheelchair, Cerebral Palsy, Blind and Amputees.
Throughout their career they always assisted with the Halton School track meets as well as innumerable university competitions in Ontario and across Canada. They served on the Executive of the Burlington Track Club for many years. Ken was President for many years and Elaine was the Treasurer. In Burlington they have both been honored as Sportsmen of the Year, twice, and are recipients of the A.
It is worth noting that Track and Field is the only sport in which officials are not paid. Expenses are covered for travel to National and International competition but inevitably Ken and Elaine absorbed many of the incidental expenses involved. Ken passed away in February, Jesse followed in the footsteps of his father Neil who had an accomplished career at the University of Ottawa and ten remarkable years in the CFL.
Later this year Neil will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame while his son is recognized now in his hometown as a member of the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame. Jesse earned football prominence very early in his Nelson High School career. A clear underdog, Nelson defeated a bigger and much older Toronto Central Tech team to win the provincial title.
Heavily recruited, Jesse selected McMaster where he made an immediate impact. He electrified spectators and coaches too with his speed and elusiveness. In his third year he broke the single season O. He also tied the single season touchdown record with In his senior season he continued to tear up the turf rushing for yards — averaging The Cats hoped he would return to Tigertown.
Jesse had an incredible rookie season and earned a spot as an Eastern all-star. This gifted athlete recently turned his athleticism to bobsledding. Recognized as one of the top brakemen in the world, the Nelson grad has twice worn the Canadian singlet on the world stage at the and Olympic Games. At an early age he demonstrated the raw talent and natural ability to compete in numerous sports. In his teenage years he had to make a choice and fortunately for Burlington and the hockey world he chose hockey.
Lance was an important cog in the Burlington Minor Hockey team that won the Ontario Minor Midget Championship in the hockey season, a first for Burlington. He was their leading scorer and led the league in scoring as well. He was named the league Most Valuable Player. School was always important to Lance and he did well. His academic success combined with his exceptional hockey skills made this talented Nelson student-athlete very attractive to Ivy League Schools.
Lance concluded his NHL career by signing with Davos in Switzerland in and was instrumental in helping them to two Swiss Championships between and There is a theme here for it seemed that for every hockey venue that Lance joined, in whatever capacity, they became a force in their league. His playing days over, Lance went into coaching in His next career move in took Lance to the management role in hockey as he became the General Manager of the Frankfurt Lions in the German League.
Under his inspired direction, in they won the German Championship. He was again bestowed another honour being named Manager of the Year. Lance has continued in the management side of the game he loves. Melanie Mackay set her sights on being an Olympian and she did just that. Melanie continued to improve as an age grouper finishing 7th at the Nationals inbut when there was not enough pool time in Burlington to continue her intensive training, Kay suggested she swim with Oakville Aquatic Swim Club where she was mentored and coached by the highly respected TOM ARUSOO — himself an Olympian — a Olympic swimmer.
Arusoo believed that this special 14 year old had the raw talent to represent Canada at the Olympic Games. Melanie was prepared to take up the challenge. She trained relentlessly, achieving remarkable results — particularly in her specialty — the metre breaststroke — ultimately fulfilling her Olympic dream at the tender age of She travelled to Windsor, Peterborough, Hamilton and Etobicoke to work with young aquatic competitors.
Melanie is also an active member of our local community. She gives generously of her time and skills while volunteering at schools in Burlington.
For her enduring commitment to swimming both as a competitor and one who has given back so much to our kids, our community and our country we welcome Melanie MacKay into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame. As a participant and a contributor, Lee continually confirmed that he was both dedicated and committed to anything that he undertook. Born in Wallasey, England and raised in Burlington, Lee has been involved in athletics all his life.
Competing with them, he became the and metre Ontario Champion for his age group. InLee signed up to play soccer to represent our city in the Burlington International Games in both and With his exceptional speed and athletic ability, he soon excelled.
His focus on football did not stop Lee from also playing basketball, volleyball and soccer each year throughout his high school career. Init was clear to Lee and his family that he should focus on football so he joined the more challenging program of the Burlington Braves Junior Football Team.
He led the team in receiving from through He is one of only two Burlington Braves to have had their number retired, a clear sign of the respect and admiration he earned for his contributions to this team. InLee was called up to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats practice squad and very quickly earned a place on the team as a slot receiver, running back and even, on occasion, a place kicker. In fact he is in the top ten of most games ever played for the Tiger-Cats. Through all his success, Lee never forgot his roots.
He has coached youth basketball, Burlington minor football and Burlington Stampeders football from to He returned to his alma mater inhelping the Bateman football team reach the Halton Junior Championship. Lee Knight represents all that is positive about sport in our community and we are very proud to add his name to the list of Inductees in the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame.
Perhaps there is no finer example of that in our City than Mr. InMike founded the Mohawk Canoe Club. He was an avid member as well. The breakwall was removed and Spencer Smith Park emerged. Again, Mike was at the forefront of this initiative. He received numerous awards and honors in the clubs but was also recognized for invaluable contributions to the provincial and national canoe and kayaking programs. Most notably, inhe was elected to fill the role of Commodore of CanoeKayak Canada CKCthe youngest person to hold that position up to that time.
Mike also took up officiating while at the Mohawk Canoe Club and in he was accredited as an International Canoe Federation official. His reputation for industry, integrity and reliability was widely recognized, so much so that Mike became the first chair of the CKC National Officials Committee. This amazing volunteer was recognized by the CKC in with a special volunteer award in In this role, he spends countless hours each summer at provincial and national events while all the while mentoring and coaching upcoming officials.
In addition to paddling Mike made exceptional contribution to hockey in Burlington. He was head coach from Mike has made an amazing commitment to youth and sport in Burlington through a volunteer career spanning 56 years. Born and raised in Burlington, John is another multi-talented athlete that participated in numerous sports while growing up. At Aldershot High School where he excelled in cross country, track and field, and basketball, he also ran for the Burlington Legion Track and Field Club.
As well, he participated in the Burlington International Games for two years in both track and basketball. It was here, at the age of 20 that he started rowing and, upon graduating, returned to Burlington to continue at the Hamilton Leander Rowing Club, where he was coached by fellow Burlington resident, Jim Roche, one of Canada's most distinguished and decorated lightweight scullers. Rowing is both a team and an individual sport. It is a tough sport that requires the capacity for hard, unrelenting, often exhausting, work as well as dedication, sacrifice, courage and selflessness.
John joined the Canadian National Rowing Team in and soon cemented his place on that team for the next seven years. He rowed on the, World Championship teams and on the Commonwealth Games team. Inafter seven arduous years of training and commitment, John was a member of the National Team that won Gold at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
The team gained a measure of achievement and satisfaction with this victory by outlasting the defending Olympic and World Champion German crew to win the Gold Medal. John may very well be the only Burlington athlete, born and raised in Burlington, to win a Gold Medal at the Olympics. With this crowning achievement, John moved on to the other side of rowing; coaching and volunteering to help grow the sport.
He coached at both middle and high schools in Victoria for a few years and also took on the role of Vice-President of Rowing BC from to Also, during this same period of time, John volunteered as Executive Director of Foundation Plus currently called GO Rowing and Paddlinga not for profit organization that promotes rowing and paddling sports across Canada. John Wallace personifies a true Olympic hero. He has never used this amazing accomplishment for any personal aggrandizement.
He is the consummate team player and is the perfect ambassador for the sport of rowing and for Canada. His hours of commitment and dedication to amateur sport, specifically hockey, baseball and basketball are unparalleled in Burlington. Here is a brief list of some of his major accomplishments: As well, Frank was one of the originators of the Burlington Sports Celebrity Dinner which began in and ran successfully for 25 years.
He is a recipient of the prestigious A. Dunn Sports Person of the Year Award, given annually to the volunteer whose leadership and initiative over a large number of years has lead to the advancement of sport within the Burlington Community. Frank received this honour in He has received other Civic recognition as well for he is a tireless supporter of sport in our community. Well done, Frank Buchanan and thank you from the hundreds of athletes that you guided and supported.
For 18 months, over 48, miles, with a compass as the only instrument for guidance, they sailed through a hurricane, a cyclone and a typhoon. But this was only the beginning for this passionate sailor.
In Don moved to Burlington to raise his family but it also brought him closer to the water he so loved to challenge. He spent many hours with his children in junior sailing but he was also anxious to get back into racing. Evergreen won this challenge and Don, with his crew of mostly Burlington sailors were feted royally here in Burlington.
The City threw a parade in their honour and an evergreen was planted at City Hall as a permanent reminder of their triumph. But there were bigger challenges on the horizon and Don, never one to shy away from a challenge or adversity, qualified to represent Canada in the prestigious Admirals Cup in England. It is a mile race out of England, around Fastnet rock in Ireland and back again. Disaster struck the over hundred boats in the form of a fierce and unpredictable storm. Seventeen lives were lost.
His crew did not sense his fear. His composure, courage and expertise guided them to survive the sixty foot waves and live to tell about it. There remained one final challenge.