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

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Pierce Lang

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 sister, Kara, is known as one of the greatest women to ever lace up a pair of cleats for Canada, but Pierce’s true obsession for the sport comes from his mom.

Although he credits his dad, Brian, with a lot of the soccer parent duties growing up – including taking him often to practice – Pierce got his passion from his mom, Moya Lang.

“My mom was a pretty big influence in our lives,” said Pierce. “That’s where the real love of the game came from.”

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

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better day for the Oakville Children’s Festival,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “The Oakville Transit shuttles were full, the bike corral was overflowing, and most importantly the little ones were having a blast. A special thanks to our presenting sponsor Tim Hortons, town staff for organizing such a quality event, and families who chose to spend a great day with us.”

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Oakville Museum Hosts Emancipation Day Family Picnic

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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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Interactive Maps Make it Easier to Get Outside and Get Active

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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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