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Online Drop-in Recreation Program Finder

Wondering what recreation programs are happening right NOW? Active Oakville is a new online tool that will make it easier for you to find the most convenient time and place to get active and have fun.

Click the Active Oakville Drop-in Program Finder image to search for weekly drop-in fitness classes, swim and skate schedules, and more from the comfort of wherever you happen to be. Active Oakville displays drop-in programs available on a weekly basis. Now you can also search for:

  • Drop-in preschool programs,
  • Sports (including basketball, rock climbing, table tennis, and volleyball), and
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre studio availability.

This application can be viewed on all devices. Simply visit the web page and then bookmark or add it to your home screen for easy access.

Link to the Active Oakville page.

First Annual Oakville Urban Dance Festival

Are you a youth interested in helping to develop the first annual TUDS Oakville Urban Dance Festival, while gaining valuable experience?

Working with the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and Gadfly Creative Works Urban Dance Repertory Company, participants will assist with developing social media promotions, artwork and videos; as well as photography, marketing, programming and technical aspects of organizing and delivering the first annual Oakville Urban Dance Festival September 22-24, 2016.

Festival-related activities also include workshops and a Dance Battle with Gadfly during the Oakville Children's Festival (July 10) as well as a professional battle series at the Oakville Centre.

Join us for this fantastic opportunity to learn, have fun, and enter the festival world! Please email ontariodances@gmail.com for more information or to sign up today.

The Town of Oakville is proud to provide this mentoring opportunity to youth interested delivering special events in their community in partnership with Gadfly Creative Works and thanks to a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.


Outrigger Canoe classes

Outrigger Canoe Paddling 50+ and Outrigger Canoe Level 1 (ages 18+) are a relaxed way to stay fit and develop skills on the water in a fun group sport. No previous experience required! All equipment is supplied. Participants must be able to swim comfortably with a PFD.


Tell us how we’re doing!

We value your input and want to hear about your personal experiences with our recreation and culture programs and facilities.

Following Recreation and Culture’s commitment to continuously improve our programs and services, an electronic customer feedback system has been introduced to our registered programs participants.

If you are currently registered in one of our programs, you will be emailed a short survey after the last class for your candid feedback. This is your chance to tell us what we’re doing right and where we might need to do better to improve service to our customers.

Not currently enrolled in a program, but want to share your thoughts? Simply email iris@oakville.ca or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter!

Be sure to check your inbox after your last class. We look forward to hearing from you!