Oakville residents of all ages have many fun and free events to choose from this weekend including the Fire Prevention Week Kickoff at the Oakville Fire department’s training campus, Culture Days at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Doors Open Halton Region presented by the Oakville Museum, and a community planting day at Bronte Bluffs.
“The many events happening are a testament to the incredibly livable community we have in Oakville,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “I encourage everyone to take in the many free demonstrations, heritage tours, art and music performances, and outdoor activities on offer this weekend in Oakville.”
· Fire Prevention Week Kickoff – Have fun while learning about fire safety at the 15th annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff event on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oakville Fire training campus located at 1144 South Service Road West. Enjoy exciting rescue demonstrations, Oakville Hydro bucket truck rides, the Teddy Bear Triage clinic and more. Free parking and shuttle bus service will be available at the Bronte GO station.
· Culture Days – Join the Canada-wide Culture Days celebration on Saturday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) located at 2302 Bridge Road. Take advantage of FREE hands-on and behind-the-scenes activities that explore music, dance, visual arts and theatre!
· Doors Open Halton Region – The communities of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills have joined forces this year to present this free, all-ages event that offers a wide range of fascinating sites and interesting tours and activities to bring the heritage and culture of the region to life. Oakville sites will be open on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. For tour descriptions and hours, visit the Doors Open Halton website and search Oakville events.
· Community Planting at Bronte Bluffs – Join us on Sunday, September 28 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to plant native shrubs and trees as part of a restoration project on the Bronte Bluffs. A planting demonstration, gloves, tools, drinking water, snacks and free lunch voucher will be provided. Individuals, groups and families are welcome! Parking is available on West River Street in the public parking lot at Bronte Bluffs Park. The event is supported through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund in partnership with the Town of Oakville, Conservation Halton, Evergreen and the Bronte Business Improvement Area.
· National Forestry Week – Don’t want to leave home this Saturday? Consider planting a tree in honour of National Forestry Week, September 21 to 27. For more information, visit the Canadian Forestry Association website.
* Guided Trail Walk – Join us for some family fun and exercise on a walk through Kestell Pond and Nena Woods Park on Saturday, September 27 at 10 a.m. Led by a certified hike leader and outdoor enthusiast, the trail walk is about 1.5 kilometres long. Free pedometers will be given out to participants, while quantities last. Strollers and baby carriers for young children are strongly recommended. Don’t forget comfortable and sturdy shoes and water. Pets and bikes are not permitted. Meet at the west end of the parking lot at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre.
For more information on Town of Oakville programs and events, visit oakville.ca.