Go Back to School in Style

August 25th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

Green School Mini Tote

Green School Mini Tote

1) Green school™ (www.green-school.ca) – 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.

2) Ready Set Go! Board (www.tellychicago.com) – As a big fan of setting kids up for independence, I use the Ready Set Go! Board with my little ones so they can manage their morning routines. The picture icons are perfect for pre-readers and children feel pretty darn good about themselves when they have big kid responsibilities.

3) Water Bottle – I don’t send juice to school, so my kiddos always have a water bottle on hand. If you like your kids drinking filtered water, the Brita® Bottle for Kids is a squeezable, reusable bottle that filters water as you drink it, making it convenient for little ones to enjoy great-tasting tap water at school, camp and on the go.

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Celebrate End of Summer at 44th Annual Novice Swim Meet

August 19th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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!

“This event is a hit with families and has been entertaining Oakville residents for over four decades,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture for the Town of Oakville. “We invite you to cheer on your favourite team and enjoy some end-of-summer fun.”

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August Events Round Up

August 14th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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. Contact: Rhea Thakore at rheathakore@hotmail.com to find out more information including how to sign up your team.
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Oakville Transit announces new schedule changes

August 11th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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.

Oakville Transit’s service enhancements include coordinated connections for customers taking the GO train both east and west of Oakville, and more time for connections at GO stations during off-peak hours.

“Council sees public transportation as a convenient and green way for residents to get around town,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Our transit route schedules are being updated to facilitate Oakville residents making their connections with GO Transit’s new train schedules.”

During most off-peak hours, the new bus schedules will lessen the impact of delays and ensure riders can make a connection within 15 minutes.

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Sean O’Meara Joins Oakville Municipal Race

August 8th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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.

“I’ve always thought I could do a lot for my community if I put my name forward. Life has a way of forcing you to make difficult decisions; but, ultimately, those decisions are the ones that end up transforming your life,” said O’Meara.

O’Meara left his recent position at Queen’s Park to be an advocate for his own community in Ward 1. Aside from his most recent position as Queen’s Park, O’Meara worked for the Current Ontario Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, in his community office in Bronte for a number of years.

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