Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Tour of Lights brings Christmas spirit to Oakville seniors

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Christmas lights
The Town of Oakville and many generous volunteers hosted the 45th annual Tour of Lights party last night to give 160 Oakville seniors an opportunity to take in the holiday light displays throughout town.

“This annual event for seniors is a great example of our community coming together to make the season brighter for many frail and elderly residents,” said Nina de Vaal, director of recreation and culture for the Town of Oakville. “Thank you to the many volunteers who donated their time to share the holiday spirit with others.”

This year’s event began with a refreshment stop and entertainment at Town Hall followed by a tour of Oakville’s brightest holiday light displays led by off-duty Oakville Transit drivers and limousine drivers from Ward’s Funeral Home.

The popular annual event is offered free for seniors, many of whom would be unable to see the holiday lights on their own.

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December Events Round-up

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Welcome to December, the month of holidays, food, and fun. Here are some ideas of what to do with the time.

December 14: 9am-12pm: Outreach Bake Sale: Looking for a tasty treat? Come out to St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church to support the church’s work with Kerr St. Ministries. For more information visit their website, or call: 905-844-6200.

December 15: 7-8pm: Carols from around the World: Come out to Walton Memorial Church and get a taste of carols from around the world sung by the adult, and youth choirs. For more information visit the church’s official website or call 905-827-1643. Cost for this one is a “free will offering.”

Savy Decorating Tips for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

The Christmas season is upon us and the idea of decorating can be a fun or daunting task – depending on how much time you have on your hands. If your house is on the market and you are looking to sell this holiday season, stay festive and cheerful with some quick and easy decorating tricks that will leave any visitor impressed.

1) Use small glass or crystal bowls on your side tables and fill them with colourful candy like candy canes, sugar candies and other tasty treats that represent the colours of the season!


Celebrate the Season with a Winter Picnic

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Picnics are synonymous with glorious sunny days, chilled drinks, yummy food and fun activities in a park or by the lake but don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying outdoor activities and the all-important warming snacks.

Although at first glance winter might not seem like the most ideal time of year to have a picnic, it truly is a wonderful season to get outdoors, burn off some energy and shake the cobwebs from your mind. Sledding, skating, snowshoeing, snowball fights and snowman making contests can be enjoyed by all ages and are great activities to not only burn calories but to bring family and friends together for an afternoon of old-fashioned fun.

Remember to dress in layers, bring along a washable thick blanket or sleeping bag to sit on and keep your refreshments simple to carry and enjoy. Use insulated vacuum bottles to hold hot drinks or soup, crockpots with locked lids, biodegradable dishware and an insulated and waterproof backpack for carrying your items. Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese is the perfect meal to snack on for winter days and my picnic friendly versions will have you planning your own outdoor event this coming weekend.


Bronte BIA Urges Consumers to Shop The Neighbourhood

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Oakville’s Business Improvement Districts (Bronte BIA, Kerr Village, Downtown Oakville)  are part of a group of 60 GTA Business Improvement Areas participating in an initiative that urges consumers to spend money in their own communities.

Shop The Neighbourhood is an initiative of Yellow Pages Group (YPG), a company with a century-long legacy of working with Canada’s small businesses, helping them attract customers and contributing to the growth of local economies.

Launched October 21, 2013, the $1 million dollar plus campaign will culminate in a SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD day on Saturday November 30, 2013, strategically placed at the start of the Holiday season between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the busiest shopping period of the year.

On November 30, 2013, consumers will be invited to SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, at  to show their support for small businesses by taking advantage of exclusive event savings and deals.

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two shopping holidays which often drive shoppers across the border or online, Shop The Neighbourhood is a reminder of how our choices about where we make our purchases directly impact the communities where we live, work and play.