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September Events Round-Up

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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.

Repair of 11,000 Storm-Damaged Trees Nears Completion

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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.”


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.