Oakville’s Family Day event has ‘something for everyone’
Published February 13, 2023 at 11:51 am
There’s no shortage of things to do this Family Day in Oakville.
Local residents will be able to take a tour of new and old fire trucks or go short-track speed skating. Even take in a performance by the Oakville Symphony or see Robin Hood live in a theatre.
From playing basketball to swimming, there’s plenty of fun, free activities for families being offered at a variety of facilities during the Town’s Family Day event on Monday, Feb. 20.
All the planned activities, available for residents of all ages and abilities, run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Build your Family Day tradition with us by exploring the many free and unique activities being offered across Oakville,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.
“There’s something for everyone with more than 100 activities put on by our dedicated staff and community partners.”
The Town has also partnered with the Oakville Public Library, Oakville Gymnastics Club, Oakville Minor Lacrosse Association, Oakville Soccer Club, Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, and other community organizations to offer a wide variety of recreation and culture activities, demonstrations, and exhibitions for the community.
“Our Family Day event offers diverse recreation and culture opportunities that families can participate in together,” said Julie Mitchell, Director of Recreation and Culture.
“We encourage residents to try something new this Family Day and get active and creative together. Our doors are open for you!”
In addition to skating, swimming, basketball, improv, cricket, badminton, dance, and other activities that will get you active and creative, residents can participate in:
- Art, trivia, and other creative activities at select Oakville Public Library branches
- Short-track speed skating at River Oaks Community Centre
- Learning how to skate with the Oakville Rangers at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
- Exploring arts and culture exhibits at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
- Learning about local history at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate
- A tour of Oakville Station Fire 3 that will showcase old and new fire trucks and equipment
The holiday event will also feature performances by High Rendition Jazz, Circle of Harmony, Oakville Symphony, Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, Bandology and more at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.
DuffleBag Theatre will be at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA), performing Robin Hood live at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and tickets are available online for $10.
All activities are free and require pre-registration, unless otherwise stated (such as the performance at the OCPA) in the event schedule.
Online registration will open this Friday (Feb. 17) and residents are being asked to only sign up for programs you know you will attend to give everyone a chance to participate.
Visit the Family Day page on oakville.ca for facility locations and the full event details.
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