Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - for immediate release

Oakville residents invited to 2016 Make Your Move Family Day

Hundreds of free family-friendly activities and events planned at 12 locations across Oakville

Oakville’s popular Family Day tradition continues on Monday, February 15. The eighth annual celebration promises tons of free family-friendly activities and events for everyone to enjoy.

“Family Day provides an excellent opportunity for residents of all ages and abilities to explore our many arts, recreation or cultural programs and enjoy some free family fun,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.

Participants can take part in a variety of classes including family-style zumba, basketball and yoga, or visit the Oakville Museum’s Designing Oakville Historic Residential Architecture Exhibit.  Families can also enjoy Storytime at select Oakville Public Library branches; get their picture taken on a Zamboni at River Oaks and Glen Abbey community centres; or see Toopy and Binoo, Vroom, Vroom, Zoom at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC). The town will also offer free swimming and ice time at participating pools and arenas.

“This is a great way to spend quality time with family and connect with the community,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture. “Plus, our free events and activities allow families to enjoy the benefits of healthy living by getting active and trying something new.”

Family Day locations:

  • Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Library
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
  • Centennial Pool
  • Joshua’s Creek Arenas
  • Kinoak Arena
  • Oakville Museum
  • Maple Grove Arena
  • Central Library
  • Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at QEPCCC, Glen Abbey and River Oaks community centres. All proceeds will go to the town's Recreation Connection Fund to help families in need participate in recreation programs.

Visit the Family Day page for a full schedule of events or pick up a Family Day guide at Town Hall, one of our community centres or libraries, or at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA. Make Your Move Family Day is proudly sponsored by Genworth Canada and supported by Paradiso, Maple Lodge Farms, Domino’s Pizza, Pepsico and Whole Foods Market.

Make Your Move Oakville is the town's public education and awareness program to promote the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles and encourage residents to become more active through participation in various sport and recreational activities.


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