Join Mayor Goldring at Queen’s Park as Burlington is honoured as a Youth-Friendly Community


Burlington, Ont., April 27, 2012 - Burlington is being recognized as a gold-level youth-friendly community for the second year in a row. The city will be recognized at a ceremony at Queen's Park on Monday, April 30, 2012.

The honour comes from Play Works, an independent group of organizations committed to encouraging and promoting a greater investment in youth play. It has recognized Burlington as youth-friendly since 2005.

The ceremony is being co-hosted by Play Works and the Honourable Eric Hoskins, Minister of Children and Youth Services. MPPs, mayors, councillors, youth and community partners will be on hand at the ceremony to celebrate the recognition.

Other recipients this year include Norfolk County, Peterborough, Pickering, Sarnia and Whitby.

                                                        When:  April 30, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

                                                        What: Youth-Friendly Community recognition ceremony

                                                        Where: Queen's Park, Committee Room 2


Play Works established the Youth-Friendly Community Recognition Program in 2005 to acknowledge the work being done in communities across Ontario to ensure that youth (ages 13 to 19) have continuous access to opportunities for play ranging from arts to recreation to civic leadership.  

To learn more about Play Works, the Youth-Friendly Community Recognition Program, The Cost of Excluding Ontario's Youth from Play report, and the ‘Do It Yourself' program (a one-time initiative to help fund youth organized activities), please visit:

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Communications contact:
Lee Oliver
Communications Advisor
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7835


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Rob Bennett
Coordinator, Music Centre
Phone: 905-335-7807





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