September Events Round-Up


The leaves are changing, there's a crisp breeze in the air. Here's a taste of what's going on in Oakville this fall.

September 10: 6:30-8pm: What’s All the Hoopla: Staff at Oakville Public Library will introduce to their new digital media service.


Repair of 11,000 Storm-Damaged Trees Nears Completion


While most of us are enjoying the final weeks of summer, and winter is a distant memory, the town continues to address and clean up tree damage caused by the devastating ice storm of December 22, 2013.

The storm left its mark in the town’s woodlands, and forestry crews continue the long journey to clear trails and woodland parks of the debris left in the storm’s wake.


Go Back to School in Style


I use a lot of their products, but my favourite is the one that helps me deal with the ridiculous number of forms sent home from school.

Permission forms have to be returned for class trips, and I’m always sending in money for these, pizza days, milk and fundraising. I use the green school™ mini tote to ensure money and forms return to school safely and don’t get lost in the bottom of the knapsack black hole.


Celebrate End of Summer at 44th Annual Novice Swim Meet


The Town of Oakville will host the 44th annual Novice Swim Meet on Tuesday, August 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at Brookdale Pool.

A wander through the woods theme will guide over 200 participants, aged five to 14 and representing seven different town pools, as they compete in a friendly competition for the championship!


August Events Round Up


Welcome to the dog days of summer. Here’s a taste of what’s going on in Oakville this August.

August 16: 12-7pm: Kicks for Change: Play soccer while raising money for the New Oakville Hospital at River Oaks Turf Field. Last year’s tournament raised $4,000 and organizers hope to raise more this year.


Oakville Transit announces new schedule changes


Oakville Transit will be changing all bus route schedules effective Saturday, August 30, 2014, to help riders make their connections to and from the GO train when the new Lakeshore West train schedule also goes into effect that day.

The new bus schedules will help reduce the stress of making a connection during off-peak hours, especially when there has been a train or bus service delay. This change also provides persons with accessibility issues extra time to travel comfortably and worry-free.


Sean O’Meara Joins Oakville Municipal Race


On Tuesday, Sean O’Meara added his name to the race for Regional and Town Councillor for Ward 1 in Oakville. Joined by his wife, two-and-a-half-year-old daughter and eight month old son, it was a long time coming for O’Meara.

Sean has called Oakville home for over thirty years and he now lives in Bronte.

Oakville’s Ward 1 bounds Burloak, Third Line and South Service Road South to the Lake. Oakville Municipal elections will take place on October 27, 2014.


Oakville Takes Proactive Steps Monitoring for Invasive Insects


With no natural predators, invasive insects can pose a major economic and environmental threat to urban forests. In an effort to stay one step ahead of these destructive pests, the Town of Oakville is taking proactive measures to monitor the movement and populations of insects such as Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALHB) and Gypsy Moth.


Lang Family Will Have More Than One Representative at FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup


It would be an understatement to say that Pierce Lang has been around soccer for the majority of his life. The sport has been his life for as long as he can remember.

His love of the game will bring him to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 this summer in Toronto where games will be played out of the National Soccer Stadium starting on August 5th.

Now studying Broadcast Journalism at Sheridan College in his hometown of Oakville, ON, Pierce is relishing at the opportunity to work on his craft as a member of the media and broadcast volunteer team.


Oakville Children’s Festival Makes Thousands Smile


It was blue skies and sunshine at the first-ever Oakville Children’s Festival held on Sunday, July 27 at Coronation Park.

More than 15,000 visitors enjoyed free live performances and events brought to Oakville to capture the curiosity of young minds and encourage participation and discovery.