September Events Round-Up

September 9th, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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. Adults 18 years of age, are invited to learn more about Hoopla; how to download TV shows, movies, audiobooks, and music. To register visit the website, or call: 905-815-2042.
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Repair of 11,000 Storm-Damaged Trees Nears Completion

September 2nd, 2014 Comment button No Comments »

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.

“This was the most significant winter storm in the GTA in the last 35 years. In an event like this, priority number one is maintaining public safety,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “The town’s forestry section and Oakville Hydro worked tirelessly and efficiently to clear potential danger from public areas. This work continues and we are well on our way to completing our restoration efforts.”

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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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