Oakville residents encouraged to celebrate Family Day virtually

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Published February 8, 2021 at 3:36 pm

While Family Day will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still some fun ways to celebrate safely indoors.

This year, the Town of Oakville is inviting the community to celebrate Family Day virtually, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The town is hosting several virtual activities for all ages and abilities that families will be able to enjoy together.

“It is so essential that we continue to follow all health and safety guidelines while keeping to our household for the safety of our community,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

“Family Day is a great opportunity to spend quality time with the ones you love, and I encourage all Oakville residents to take part in our virtual activities to make your Family Day a safe and memorable one.”

On Feb. 15, residents will be able to take part in a variety of virtual activities including yoga, cooking lessons, family storytelling, colouring contests, art and craft instruction, self-guided StoryWalks with the Oakville Public Library, a home history hunt with the Oakville Museum and more.

Additionally, take and make craft kits will also be available for pick up at Queen Elizabeth Park Community Centre (pre-registration required), along with a number of digital resources for indoor and outdoor fun.

In terms of exercise, on Family Day and throughout the winter months, there are several ways to stay active outdoors, while physical distancing.

The town is also offering an increased variety of safe outdoor activities for residents to enjoy throughout the winter including leisure skating, which is available at 17 town-run outdoor skating rinks, weather permitting.

For the safety of the community, skating, walking or tobogganing on ponds and creeks is not permitted.

Please obey all posted signs, and exercise caution around ice-covered bodies of water.

For more information, please visit the Town of Oakville’s Family Day page.

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