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 is capturing the collective community memory of our country’s main streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.
Coming to downtown Oakville in June 2016, the storymobile (a.k.a. recording booth on wheels) will be gathering stories from Oakville local heroes, community stakeholders, neighbourhood residents and independent business owners by means of scheduled and impromptu interviews.
These stories will inspire a mobile exhibition that will be installed in Oakville in late 2016, 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.
The Tale of a Town-Oakville Storymobile will be visiting the following locations:
- June 17 (4–9 p.m.), June 18 (8 a.m.–2 p.m.) June 19 (noon–5 p.m.)
- June 21 (4– 9 p.m.), and June 25 (9 a.m.– 2 p.m.)
- June 20 (10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
Oakville Soccer Club:
- June 24 (5–8 p.m.)
Oakville RibFest at Sheridan College:
- June 26 (noon–4 p.m.)
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 will be on exhibit at QEPCCC from March 5 until April 3, 2016 in the Main Gallery.
QEPCCC Main Gallery hours:
Weekdays: noon to 7 p.m.
Weekends: noon to 5 p.m.