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Welcome to the Canadian Federation of Poets - Burlington Federation

A Federation is a local group that is run by members of the CFP. It is a nice way to meet other poets, share, and learn.

We hold events quarterly in conjunction with an art appreciation done at the Burlington Art Centre. Each quarter there is a gallery showing at the BAC, and you are invited to tour the exhibit, and write about it. We will then meet to present our work.

Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Rd.
Burlington, ON L7S 1A9
Phone: 905.632.7796

Contact Saskia Maddox for more information about attending
and participating -

Anyone is welcome to attend and participate in these events!
Events start at 2:00pm
  • Sun Nov 19 - closing of Barry McCarthy, Paintings (primarily landscapes) in AIC gallery.
  • Sun Jan 14 - Majolica - decorative ceramics, some with narrative content/ humour.
  • Sun Mar 25 - Still Moves - still lifes, feminist themes.

    AIC Gallery

    Past Events and works:

  • February 5th, 2006 - 2:30pm at BAC Gallery
    • Poets are invited to create HAIKUS in response to this exhibit.
      Kimiko Koyanagi
      Exhibit takes place from December 4, 2005 – February 6, 2006
      Curators: Dawn White Beatty

    • Kimiko Koyanagi continues her family's doll-making tradition in this exhibition of her dolls. Her graceful sculptures, composed of a sculptural medium of paste, rice paper and wood shavings, then carved, sanded and painted, have moved beyond traditional Japanese-style archetypes and are unique and personal expressions. A third generation doll-maker, she continues to extend an old and honoured craft.

      AIC Gallery
  • April 2nd - 2pm Poets are invited to create poetry in response to this exhibit.
    (3 artists with colour/pattern on painted furniture, quilts and ceramics) Exhibit takes place from February 24th-April 2nd, 2006
    Curator: Dawn White Beatty

    Major Event Sunday September 4th, 2005 from 12:00 - 5:00pm
    Great Outdoors Poetry Festival
  • Feel free to View or download a PDF version of the Flyer

  • Sunday August 4th, 2005 at the BAC, AIC Gallery
    Gallery event: S.S.#12 by Elizabeth Barrett Milner and Clive Tucker Courtyard exhibition
    Located at: 1333 Lakeshore Road at Brock, Burlington, Ontario
    Sunday afternoon, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Sunday April 10th, 2005 at the BAC, AIC Gallery
    Gallery event: Essence of Place
    Located at: 1333 Lakeshore Road at Brock, Burlington, Ontario
    Sunday afternoon, from 1:30pm - 4:00pm

    Exhibit: Essence of Place
    These are artists for whom the Niagara Escarpment in particular and nature in general have been significant sources for their artistic production. Their sense of the escarpment … its magnificence and munificence … offers layers of imagery and interpretation. In essence, the surrounding environment offers freebies of creativity by motivating and inspiring poets with their majesty and free-flowing offerings of inspiration. The energy, entanglement, density, fecundity, and relentless succession within nature are represented within these artists' works

    AIC Gallery

    Artists: Jim Reid, Glen Williams, Dawn White Beatty, Waterdown, Ursula Reese, Bobcaygeon, Rosemary Simpson, Milton, & Mary Toplack, Dundas

    Reminder: Sunday April 3rd, 2005 at 2:00pm is the artists talk. Gain insight for your work

    Join the Canadian Federation of Poets in the AIC Gallery as poets and writers present their work about the exhibit. This will be an enjoyable afternoon of inspiration and artistry.

  • February 6th, 2005 - 2:00pm at the BAC, AIC Gallery
    From December 4th to February 6th the Burlington Art Centre, AIC Gallery will feature Artists: Julie Aubin and Darlene Benner with a theme called Flora: Fragile Habitats Declining Ecosystems.

    These strong visual structures portray 50 of the current 65 endangered plant life from our own regions. Exquisite beauty and history in every sculpture, surrounded by the sacred words of affected poets and mankind.

  • November 14th, 2004 - 2:00pm at the BAC, AIC Gallery

    Find out more about the Burlington Art Centre hours and happenings.

    If you are interested in becoming a Federation member and joining our chapter (chapter membership is included with your Federation membership fee), full details are located at the above link.
    Not sure, then check out the CFP benefits.

    For more information check out the calendar or contact the chair: Tracy Lynn Repchuk
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