Family Day

The tradition continues!

Presented by Genworth Canada, we invite you to join the Town of Oakville, Oakville Public Library, the YMCA of Oakville and community partners as we celebrate Family Day!

The Town of Oakville’s ninth annual Make Your Move Family Day will once again offer a full slate of free activities and special events for all ages and abilities on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Try something new!

Learn and get moving with more than 100 activities to choose from! You can get a sneak peek of the great events and activities we have planned for the day Open the 2017 Family Day brochure (PDF, 1.75 MB) now!

Free swims and skates sponsored by Boston Pizza Dundas & Neyagawa

The recreational swim admission standards apply to all free swims. Wristband policy will be in effect. Wristbands for admission to all combo and leisure swims will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. at program locations.

On-ice Activities

Helmets are strongly recommended. Hockey sticks, pucks and equipment are only permitted during specific activity times. Skate and helmet rentals are available at Maple Grove Arena (cash payments only), River Oaks Community Centre and Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. Skate and helmet rentals are first-come, first-serve. Quantities and sizes are limited. Skate and helmet rental rates apply.

Happy Birthday Canada!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with special birthday activities at Glen Abbey Community Centre, Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre and Oakville Museum. Special birthday activities are marked with a maple leaf.

Sing Along Tim & The Pacifiers

Ages 3 to 7

A Toe Tappin’, Foot Stompin’, Tub Thumpin’, Finger Snappin’, Hand Clappin’, Whistle Blowin’, Jumpin’ Jamboree of Fully Interactive Folk Rock for Kids and the Whole Family. Sing Along Tim and The Pacifiers is a “rock show for kids”!

Their unique take on folk & rock songs, with humour that appeals to both kids and older folks, makes them stand out from other musical groups. They play great songs with memorable words, catchy tunes and upbeat tempos from different times and places around the world.

They believe that everybody can have fun making music. All of the songs in their repertoire have been arranged and adapted so that the audience can participate in a variety of different ways and experience the joy of making music together. Audiences can choose to watch, sing along, wiggle and dance or even play an instrument!

Tickets for the performances are free and can be picked up  at the entrance of the Black Box Theatre one-hour prior to the start of each performance. Maximum of five tickets per person.

Oakville Blades vs. Trenton Golden Hawks

Cheer on the Oakville Blades as they play the Trento Golden Hawks. Admission to the game is FREE, however wristbands are required and will be available starting at 9 a.m. in the Upper Concourse outside Rink 1. Maximum of five wristbands per person. First-come, first serve. General admission seating.

Stay for lunch!

A variety of food options will be available at select locations. Proceeds from Domino’s pizza and Pepsico drinks go to the Town of Oakville Recreation Connection Fund, which helps families in need participate in recreation programs.

Take the bus!

Parking is limited. Residents are encouraged to take public transit to our Make Your Move Family Day locations. For more information on Oakville Transit schedules and fares visit


Are you enthusiastic, dedicated, and at least 14 years old? Then support your local community and earn volunteer hours by helping the Town of Oakville host our annual Family Day event on February 20, 2017!

Come out for a fun-filled day of greeting families, directing visitors and dressing up as mascots at the following locations:

  • Glen Abbey Community Centre
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Register to volunteer online for Family Day using the Volunteer Opportunities Tool today!

2017 Family Day sponsors