Go Back to School in Style

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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.

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Celebrate End of Summer at 44th Annual Novice Swim Meet

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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!

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August Events Round Up

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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.

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Oakville Transit announces new schedule changes

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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.

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Sean O’Meara Joins Oakville Municipal Race

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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.

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Oakville Takes Proactive Steps Monitoring for Invasive Insects

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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.

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

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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.

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Oakville Children’s Festival Makes Thousands Smile

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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.

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Oakville Museum Hosts Emancipation Day Family Picnic

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The Oakville Museum, in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, invites everyone to celebrate a significant achievement in Canadian history at the annual Emancipation Day Family Picnic on the grounds of Erchless Estate on Monday, August 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The special annual event commemorates August 1, 1834 — the day slavery was abolished in Canada and throughout the British Empire.

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Plan a Great Day Outdoors

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Fogolars Country Club is a little known gem located at 2026 Lower Base Line, Oakville. This club features a very large picnic area with barbecues that can be used if you bring your own charcoal.

The park also has a children's play area, soccer field, picnic tables and a pool. It is recommended that you bring some folding chairs for maximum comfort. The admission fee is $6 per person and $2 for children under 10 years old.

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