Safe, fun activities are aplenty in Oakville on Family Day

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Published February 14, 2022 at 3:22 pm

Splash 'N’ Boots will be performing live at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on Family Day. FACEBOOK PHOTO

There’s something safe and fun for every Oakville resident to do on Family Day this year.

Staying safe will be the top priority as this year’s holiday promises to be one packed with memorable family-friendly activities that can be enjoyed virtually and in-person.

“Family Day is an opportunity for quality time with your loved ones,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “I am extremely proud that we are able to provide opportunities for residents to participate in Family Day celebrations that inspire a sense of belonging unique to Oakville.”

The Town is joining forces with several community groups to offer residents a variety of sports, pastimes, demonstrations and exhibitions that cover a wide range of interests.

Among the community groups who will be holding special Family Day events will be the Oakville Gymnastics Club, Oakville Minor Lacrosse, Oakville Public Library, Oakville Soccer Club and the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA.

Along with a long list of available indoor activities in Oakville facilities such as swimming, skating, sports, and more in select town facilities, residents can also enjoy recreational skating at the refrigerated outdoor rink at Trafalgar Park Community Centre between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Skate and helmet rentals (fees apply) will only be available at this location. Helmets are strongly recommended for all on-ice activities.

“When we hosted our first Family Day event 14 years ago, we wanted residents to experience the benefits of getting active and creative together,” said Julie Mitchell, Director Recreation and Culture.

“That intent is especially relevant today. Take time to safely celebrate with your family to create new Family Day memories.”

Other planned activities and event include:

  • At Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, enjoy performances by the High Rendition Jazz band or express yourself at the Family Day Fiesta. Led by Sabor Latino Dance Canada instructors Cesar and Audrey, families will learn fun Latin dance moves. Virtual offerings include livestream demonstrations by the Oakville Suzuki Association and Oakville Improv.
  • Splash ‘N’ Boots will be performing live at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA) at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Get your tickets online through the Box Office for just $10 each to attend the show in-person or sing along at home for free online. Get your complimentary livestream tickets through the OCPA website.
  • Enjoy a family tour or craft at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate. The museum’s Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History Exhibit and “The Underground Railroad: Next stop Freedom!” multi-media presentation highlight the experiences and contributions of many who chose to call Oakville home. Oakville’s Black History exhibits are also installed at Trafalgar Park and Glen Abbey community centres.Some restrictions apply. All in-person activities are free and require pre-registration, unless otherwise stated. Registration will open on Friday (Feb. 18). Spaces will be limited as all facilities have reduced capacity limits for in-person activities to allow for proper social distancing. Please only sign up for programs you know you will definitely attend to give everyone a chance to participate.

Access to facilities and programs may be impacted by evolving public health measures related to COVID-19.

For more information, review the digital program guide or visit the Family Day page on oakville.ca.

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