Canada 150th Anniversary in Oakville
The Town of Oakville looks forward to celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017. Visit this page often for exciting celebration updates, special events and more!
Tale of the Town of Oakville
The Tale of a Town – Canada is a site-specific theatre and media project being developed in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada that in June of 2016 captured the collective community memory of Oakville's main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.
The Storymobile (a.k.a. recording booth on wheels) has gathered over 100 stories from Oakville local heroes, community stakeholders, neighbourhood residents and independent business owners by means of scheduled and impromptu interviews.
These stories are currently in the process of being formed into a mobile exhibition that will be installed at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre Main Gallery from Friday, February 10, 2017 to Monday, February 20, 2017, and a stage performance piece that will take place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts in summer of 2017. Both project outcomes will be created in collaboration with local artists and in partnership with local organizations.
This national venture will culminate in a multi-platform celebration of the country’s main street culture, in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
Recordings will be posted daily on The Tale of a Town's Storymap. Visit to see if your story is on the map, or listen to other local stories and celebrate Oakville's memories.
Canada 150 Mosaic
The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Project commemorates Canada’s 150th Anniversary by bringing together 150 communities and thousands of participants to create community murals that visually reflect the history and culture of Canada. Once complete, the community murals will be virtually connected to form one gigantic mural mosaic with a railway theme that connects the country from coast to coast.
Oakville’s community mural
Our mural is composed of 750 tiles, each measuring four inches square and painted by Oakville residents. The official unveiling of Oakville's 150 Anniversary community mural took place on February 16 at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). Oakville’s community mural is now on exhibit at River Oaks Community Centre.