Burrlington Outdoor Resource Centre

50 Years of Outdoor Education

Burrlington Outdoor Resource Centre

​In 2019, Burrlington Outdoor Resource Centre, also known as B.O.R.C., celebrated their 50th anniversary. Take a look at how outdoor education has been a part of student learning since the 1970s!​


Land Acknowled​g​ement

People have always been drawn to water. It provides life for all plants and living creatures, and food, transportation and potential energy sources for human beings. The Humber River, a Canadian Heritage River, and its watershed have provided sustenance and a location for settlement for human beings for thousands of years. Burrlington Outdoor Resource Centre is on the traditional territories of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, whose presence continues to this day. Toronto Treaty 13 identifies this as the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we thank them and other Indigenous peoples for sharing the land. We would also like to acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as our closest Indigenous community and our partners in education.

This exhibit was curated by Jason Cheung, a volunteer at YRDSB’s Museum and Archives at the Heritage Schoolhouse.

History of BORC

Continue exploring this online exhibit by learning more about the history of BORC.
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