Monday, December 21, 2015 - for immediate release

Town of Oakville recognized for 2015 Culture Days celebration

Town places third among top 10 municipalities with similar population

Oakville’s celebration of arts and culture held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 was among the best Culture Days events in the country according to the annual Top Ten Cities and Towns list released by the Culture Days non-profit organization.

The town ranked third within the group with populations of 50,000 to 499,999. Richmond, BC took the top spot followed by London, ON in second place.

“On behalf of Council, I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in organizing such a successful and widely recognized event,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Oakville Culture Days is a great opportunity for residents to immerse themselves and learn more about our vibrant arts and culture community.”

Rankings were based on the number of activities held in each community. Oakville’s Culture Days at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) featured 62 activities, including theatre performances, ceramic and woodshop workshops, exhibitions and more.

Culture Days is a grassroots, nation-wide movement that aims to raise awareness, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of Canadian communities.

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