Oakville Museum Hosts Emancipation Day Family Picnic

July 29th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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. The Emancipation Day picnic dates back to 1850, when African Canadians from across the nation would gather at Oakville’s George’s Square to honour their journey to freedom.

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Plan a Great Day Outdoors

July 24th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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.

Kelso Conservation area is great for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy a swim at a sandy beach or fish for trout in the inviting lake. Picnics on the beach are bound to be fun. Kelso also offers biking trails through the Niagara Escarpment and hiking through the Bruce Trails.

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Are You Ready for Family Fun in the Sun?

July 21st, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

The Town of Oakville and Tim Hortons are gearing up for the first-ever Oakville Children’s Festival on Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coronation Park.

Oakville’s beautiful lakeside park will be transformed into an arts and culture playground for kids of all ages, with free live performances, food vendors, and fun events to engage young maginations and foster creativity. Main stage headliners include: Sharon, Bram & Friends; Sheesham & Lotus; Jack Grunsky; and Corpus – Les moutons.
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Interactive Maps Make it Easier to Get Outside and Get Active

July 16th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

Want to get outdoors this summer? The Town of Oakville has many parks, cycleways, trails, heritage systems and woodlots for you to explore, stretch your legs, walk the dog or fly a kite. Before heading out, visit the new interactive maps on the town’s Explore Oakville online mapping tool to help plan your outing.

“Council supports developing online resources that simplify the way Oakville residents access information to explore our amazing town,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “The new interactive maps are great tools for planning an outdoor Oakville adventure with family and friends.”

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Get Your Fun On with the Kids this Summer

July 14th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

Whether visiting an amusement park or exploring a museum, local establishments provide a fun way to have an educational experience or to get outside for some fun.

With dozens of attractions available around Halton Region and Toronto there’s plenty to do to keep busy throughout the year.

By planning ahead some of these attractions can be a budget friendly alternative to the more expensive admission fees (close to $50) the most popular attractions can charge.
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