The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
Who doesn't love a Bring a Friend event? From May 17 to 22, you can bring a friend virtually to any fitness class we offer for FREE!
Register in multiple classes and you can bring a friend to each class. There's no limit to the number of classes you can attend — or calories you both can burn.
Once you register and receive your email with the Zoom fitness class link:
Please call 905-845-6601, ext. 3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and we will be happy to assist you.Browse programs now
We'll be coming to you live from QEPCCC Studios! Follow along at home to learn a new skill or discover a new passion.
Learn how to draw your own characters using basic portraiture and figure drawing techniques in this one-hour program. Each week, a new series of hands-on sketching activities will be introduced and demonstrated by a professional local artist.
Pre-registration required. All family members (ages 6+) participate together and no art experience is necessary.
This class takes place entirely online using the Zoom platform. Visit the Virtual Programs page for more information and tips re: using Zoom.Check availability and register online
We're getting virtual! Check out our new registered virtual drop-in classes on the Zoom platform (a third-party video communications tool). Choose from fitness, arts programs and more.
You must have access to this virtual platform, along with a webcam and speakers, to participate fully and for an optimal experience.
You will receive the Zoom invitation to participate in your class by email at least one hour before the class is scheduled to start. If you have not received the link within 30 minutes of your program start time, please check your junk folder and/or call 905-815-2000 for assistance.
Registration for these virtual programs will close the day before and spaces are limited. If your plans change and you are no longer able to participate, please cancel your booking online or call 905-815-2000 so that we can accommodate waitlisted clients.
Like our in-person classes (when they are offered), registered Recreation and Culture virtual fitness drop-ins are free for those with a Fitness Membership. Visit our Programs FAQs or Fitness Centres page for more information.
Check availability and book your space now using our online drop-in program finder.Go to Active Oakville
You will need to download and configure the Zoom application for use on your home computer (Windows or Mac OS X), tablet (iOS or Android), or smartphone (iOS or Android) to participate in our registered Recreation and Culture virtual programs.
Please ensure your screen name matches the full name on your Recreation and Culture account. Only those who have pre-registered will be allowed to join the class.
Share your ideas with us at email@example.com and we'll pass them along to our fitness team.
The following tabs will help you plan ahead of time and make sure you have everything you need to participate.
Although no virtual program can replace in-person interactions, Zoom is a good video conferencing tool that connects people together remotely and is very easy to use.
It is common for video conferences to be delayed or get interrupted due to technical snags. To prevent this, turn on your device and check if Zoom is working correctly, also testing your video and audio, about 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the class.
For the best streaming experience, close any unneeded applications on your device and avoid activities (e.g. streaming video elsewhere, etc.) that share your internet connection as this will slow things down.
If needed, you can get assistance directly from Zoom Support.
Tech Boomers is a free website with helpful tips for beginners using Zoom, Netflix, and more.
Once you have started or joined a meeting, move your mouse in the Zoom window to display the meeting controls. Depending on your device and/or settings, it may be located at the top or bottom of the screen.
The Microphone icon with a red slash means your microphone is on mute. Without the slash, everyone can hear you (and anyone or anything else in your immediate area).
Please make sure to mute your microphone when you are not speaking to avoid audio interference.
The Start Video icon with a red slash means that your video is off. Depending on the program, you might not benefit from the class as much as you could if your camera is turned off.
The Stop Video icon means that your video is on.
These tips can help improve your camera and video use:
Want to ask a question or make a comment during the class? There are two ways to do this:
Speaker View shows the speaker in one large box with the remaining participants in a row above it.
Gallery View shows all participants in the same size in a grid. The current speaker is outlined in green.
You can switch between views by clicking on the icon at the top of your screen.
You can also click on the ellipses, which looks like three dots (...), in your picture to start/stop your video, mute/unmute your audio, and rename your image.
Click on the Leave Meeting icon in the toolbar when you are ready to exit the class.
During the instruction, all participants will be placed on mute. This helps ensure quality sound for all participants
If you require assistance during the program, please use the chat function and our moderator will be happy to assist you.
Before using Zoom, or any similar application, please test your camera and microphone.
Please be courteous and refer to our Best Practices tab for more information about using your camera and microphone during our Zoom sessions.
You can choose whether or not to use your microphone and/or camera but you might not benefit fully if you don’t, at least, activate your microphone.
The Town of Oakville records our free virtual programs to post on YouTube for residents to enjoy at a later date. Those enabling their video camera during these sessions may be recorded.
We will not be recording the registered virtual programs sessions. However, due to the nature of this technology, there is a chance that other participants (or the Zoom provider) might record your voice or streamed image without your knowledge
Zoom, as a vendor, is located in the United States and your data may end up in that jurisdiction.
The Town of Oakville collects only your name and email address under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, for the purposes of administering and providing you virtual classes of your choice. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager of Support Services.
If you have any concerns about participating in our virtual recreation and culture programs, please register for an in-person course when they are offered.
Check out other online and phone-based activities on the Virtual Programs page.