Enjoy a family favourite under the stars. A different Movies in the Park event will be held in each ward between August 19 and September 16, with an activity, entertainer or special guest adding to the fun!
The Town of Oakville celebrates the month of June through a number of fun and educational public awareness campaigns that we are very proud to support.
The Town of Oakville is situated on Treaty 14 and 22 lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee. Oakville is currently home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We acknowledge and thank the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation for being stewards of this territory.
Learn more about Treaty 22, which encompasses the lands at 12 Mile Creek (Bronte Creek) and 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, and Treaty 14 (Head of the Lake Purchase) through 20 permanent educational signs in prominent Oakville locations including Twelve Mile Creek Lookout, Coronation Park, Gairloch Gardens, Riverview Park, and Bronte Beach Park as part of The Debwewin Project.
Visit the Oakville Public Library’s Truth and Reconciliation page for book recommendations and more.
Enjoy a walk along two Moccasin Trails and explore the history of the lands from an Indigenous perspective. Follow one trail along Sixteen Mile Creek Inner Valley to Dundas Street West at Lions Valley or the other trail located along Bronte Creek Heritage Trail near Rebecca and Mississauga streets.
Visit the Indigenous Culture and Community page to learn more.
The rainbow flag is flown at Town Hall throughout the month of June in recognition and support of Pride Month and Oakville’s LGBTQ2S+ community. Display or wear a rainbow to show your pride and/or support any time of year.
We're painting crosswalks in three of Oakville's BIAs (at Lakeshore & Navy, Kerr Street, and Bronte Road) the colours of the Pride flag as part of our celebrations this summer.
Parks and Recreation Ontario has declared June Recreation and Parks Month. Communities like Oakville embrace this opportunity to promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as showcasing our great programs and amenities that can be enjoyed throughout the summer (and most of the year!) "as a pathway to individual, community, and environmental well-being."
Available to purchase online now, our Summer Fun Pass allows ages 2-17 to attend unlimited recreational swims and skates between June 1 and September 5 for just $41.03 (with tax).
The OPL lends cardholders various types of Sports Kits for you to explore new activities without having to buy all of the equipment. Availability varies by branch on a first-come, first-serve basis. Holds are not available. Loan periods are seven (7) days and are not renewable.
OPL is excited to launch its annual Summer Reading Challenge on Monday, June 6. This year’s theme is “Take an Adventure!” Every summer the library invites Oakville residents to read and participate in fun programs, and discover new titles and authors. The challenge is open to all ages. Get a bonus surprise from the library when you register for the challenge in-branch on June 6 (a P.A. Day for HDSB and HCDSB).
Enjoy year-round, self-guided walks at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Tannery and Waterworks Parks and George Savage Park with stories that change seasonally. This initiative is in partnership with the Town of Oakville, and funded by The Canada Healthy Communities Initiative from the Government of Canada.
Did you know that Oakville has over 240 kilometres of on-road bike lanes and off-road cycling paths? Coordinated by Cycle Toronto, Bike Month is celebrated and supported across the GTHA and Guelph from June 1 to 30. Visit bikemonth.ca to contribute to their Bike Month Kilometre Counter, and more.
Oakville's Heritage Trail system is almost 60 kilometres of mixed-surface pathways accessible to walkers, joggers and cyclists. These trails feature information stations telling over eighty stories about this land and its people, dating from 9000 BC to AD 2000. The trails link all areas of the community and reflect our natural, human and built heritage.
Since 1984, Ontario has been marking June is Seniors Month and the contributions of older adults across the province. We hope you enjoyed the variety of in-person activities and/or virtual programs we planned for you this year. The following programs are on-going.
Our free and interactive telephone-based initiative safely connects you with others without having to leave the house. Without Walls (WOW) is a series of 30 to 60-minute multi-person phone conversations covering various topics. When offered, morning sessions start at 10 a.m. and an afternoon session on Mondays starts at 1:30 p.m.
Residents who are 55+ and do not have access to the internet or technology, can stay connected with friends and family using an OPL Connection Kit. These kits can also be used by those with print disabilities to access alternative formats of reading material online. The library also offers Tech Help sessions, to receive assistance with questions about your computer, tablet, eReader or iPhone. To learn more, please contact your local branch.