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Celebrate End of Summer at 44th Annual Novice Swim Meet

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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.”


August Events Round Up

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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 to find out more information including how to sign up your team.

Oakville Transit announces new schedule changes

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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.


Oakville Takes Proactive Steps Monitoring for Invasive Insects

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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.

“We are conserving and enhancing our tree canopy for today’s residents and future generations,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Proactive monitoring is a positive and cost-effective system to help us respond quickly and reduce the harmful impact invasive species can have on our trees.”

As part of its monitoring program, the town currently has more than 80 green prism traps hung in town-owned ash trees to monitor EAB infestation levels and to help prioritize and target its EAB management program. Oakville has one of the most aggressive management programs in Canada to combat EAB and is treating 75 per cent of the public ash tree canopy with a bio-insecticide.

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.