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Get Active Oakville!

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.

Trick or ACTIVE treat!

Looking for healthier treat options for your little ghosts and goblins this Halloween? Forget raisins and give healthy Get Active Halloween swim or skate passes instead! Buy 10 tickets for the reduced price of $5. That’s only 50 cents per swim or skate. For ages 2 to 14 years. Passes valid from November 1 to December 31, 2016.

Available for purchase as of October 1 at:

  • Centennial Pool
  • Glen Abbey Community Centre
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
  • Joshua's Creek Arenas
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
  • Town Hall

Get ready for golf this fall at River Oaks!

The Town of Oakville's four-week golf programs, offered in conjunction with David Fritz Golf Academy, will get you in the swing of things before you hit the links. Participants work on balance, hand-eye coordination and their golf swing in a group setting. Sign up today!

Golf – Active Start (ages 4-6) is specifically tailored to young golfers with special equipment that is lighter and easy for young golfers to handle.

An extension of the ‘Active Start’ program, in Golf – Learn to Play (ages 7-9) participants will work on balance, speed, hand-eye coordination and athletic development to form the basis for a sound golf swing.

Spend quality time together while learning a skill that will last a lifetime! All aspects of the great game of golf will be covered by a qualified PGA professional in Golf – Parent and Child. Parent (ages 18+) registers but attends with one child (ages 7+).

Golf – Get Ready (ages 18+) is a unique program geared towards adult novice and beginner golfers. Designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons, students will gain an understanding of the different aspects of the game, etiquette and rules.

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 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!