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Dishwasher for Sale

For Sale 

By Friends of Freeman station

The following is surplus to our needs.

Bosch Dishwasher Model No. SHE53L06UC47

Black with stainless steel interior

24″ wide x 34″ high x 24” deep

Good condition Located in Burlington.  For pickup or local delivery only.

$200.00 or best offer. 

Call 289 527 6478 or 905 628 1209

 

 

 

 

Canada Day Crossword from the Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History has created a fun way to celebrate July 1 with a Canada Day Crossword using challenging clues contributed by Canadian Museums across the country, including our very own FOFS.

Here is the link to the Canada Day Museum Crossword (which looks like train tracks):

https://www.historymuseum.ca/learn/activities/a-canada-day-crossword-featuring-canadian-museums/

The FOFS contributed clue #18 across.

Enjoy learning about Canada.

Happy Canada Day!

COVID – 19 Update

Freeman Station
Update on COVID – 19 Virus

In keeping with the actions of the City of Burlington, Freeman Station will remain closed until further notice.  All bookings, meetings, and work at the station are cancelled.
We will continue to evaluate the situation as it continues to evolve.

Ron Danielsen
President, Friends of Freeman Station
March 31. 2020

Couple of Sponsoring Ideas to Consider.

Sponsor a BENCH $500.00

Sponsor A Large PLANTER $250.00

Each of these will bear a stainless steel plate with a commemorative inscription…
…And they will all add much needed funds for the continuing restoration of Burlington’s historic Freeman Station. Just mail a cheque to Friends of Freeman Station, PO Box 91536, Roseland Plaza, Burlington. ON, L7R 4L6; or click on the “Donate” link in the header.

 

60 years ago…

Leslie Dawe and her Mother arrived at the Burlington Junction Station from England by ship and train in 1956.  To celebrate the 60th anniversary of that occasion, Leslie invited 35 of her closest friends and relatives to meet her at the Freeman Station.  The rest, they say, is history.

sam_3261-captionedShe was greeted this time by the Mayor of Burlington, Rick Goldring, and Ward 2 Councillor Marianne Meed-Ward. Greetings were also read from Hon. Karina Gould, Member of Parliament for Burlington, and Hon. Eleanor McMahon, MPP for Burlington.

 

 

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The family presented Leslie with a Whinstone named in her honour, and Friends of Freeman Station endowed her with a Lifetime Honourary Membership.  “I remember arriving at the Station warmly dressed in fur-lined coat and boots, expecting to step out into a cold Canadian November,” Leslie said.  “That’s what Grandma had prepared us for.  Instead the temperature was in the 60’s, and we were sweltering!”

Well, Leslie, we couldn’t quite replicate that day’s weather for you, but we did pretty good:  temperature around 45 degrees F and partly sunny, so really a nice day.  So congratulations and thank you for thinking of Burlington Junction Station as the venue for your 60th commemoration!

P.S.  If you, dear reader, or someone you know would like to come past the Freeman Station on your nostalgic occasion, we’ll be happy to accommodate you.  Just send us a note to info@freemanstation.ca and we’ll arrange it.