Oakville tops Culture Day rankings among mid-size cities


Published December 1, 2022 at 2:43 pm

Oakville has been recognized on the Culture Days 2022 Top Participating Communities Listing. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

When it came to celebrating Culture Days this year, Oakville certainly had it going on.

The town has been recognized as being among the top places on the Culture Days 2022 Top Participating Communities Listing.

In the national rankings for participation, Culture Days Canada placed Oakville fifth on the Culture Days Digital Champion list and ranked Oakville first overall nationally among mid-size cities.

Culture Days is a nation-wide celebration of arts and culture, with hundreds of communities of all sizes hosting arts and culture events throughout the month of October.

A record audience estimated at 3.4 million people attended activities both in-person and online in 2021.

This year, Culture Days returned to Oakville and across Canada from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16 with three weeks of unique in-person and virtual opportunities that explore creativity, community and connection.

“Oakville has a rich and thriving arts and culture community in Oakville that enhances our livability,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton just before this year’s celebrations. “I’m proud that together with local artists, creators and community members, the town will be showcasing it through inclusive and interactive programs and activities offered through Culture Days.”

This year, the Town of Oakville and local artists, creators, and community members offered free programs and activities across town.

Some activities offered throughout the festival in Oakville included:

  • Indigenous films on the grounds of Oakville Museum.
  • A chance to join Christine Friday as she explores her Anishinaabek roots.
  • A chance to visit the first orange crosswalk in Oakville at Thomas and Church streets, which has been painted orange in honour of children of the residential school system.
  • A chance to enjoy a walk along the Moccasin Trails and explore the history of the lands from an Indigenous perspective.
  • Visit Tannery Park and explore the First Nations history wall and Moccasin Identifier, which was built to promote public awareness of the significant cultural historic sites and the ancestral presence of First Nations, Métis and Indigenous communities.
  • Take a daytime tour of Oakville Galleries’ Fall exhibition Sascha Braunig: Lay Figure, led by Associate Curator & Registrar Theresa Wang.


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