New for 2019: In lieu of the town's Oakville Conserves Energy Fair and Keep Calm and Adapt events, the town will instead host the 2019 climateXchange. The climateXchange hopes to engage residents in a number of climate change awareness events linking Earth Day to Emergency Preparedness Week. 

Take part in one or all of these educational and fun activities.

Virtual Reality at

Friday May 3
6 to 10 p.m. Cinemas, 171 Speers Road, Unit 25

Before the movie take a free virtual reality tour to the depths of the oceans or fly high with NASA over Greenland to experience our changing climate with the House of VR at Cinemas.

climateXchange Showcase

Saturday May 4
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Glen Abbey Community Centre, 1415 Third Line

Participate in one or several of the free climateXchange activities, such as:

  • test drive one of the several brands of electric vehicles available to you in Oakville
  • take a virtual reality tour of our oceans and corals reefs, fly with NASA over Greenland to witness the ever changing landscape, or experience the impacts of extreme weather in Canada from a comfortable and safe location
  • visit one of the exhibitors to learn more about what the town is doing and what you can do at home, on the road or in the office

Lots of great information and free give-aways for people of all ages.

climateXchange Challenge

Take the climateXchange Challenge and build your personal resiliency to our changing climate. Visit the Climate Change page for more information.

Ready for Rain Creek Festival and Tree Planting

Saturday, May 4, 2019
10 to 12 p.m.
Arbourview Park, 2201 Upper Middle Road

This free event hosted by Oakvillegreen is a family friendly event that includes a guided nature walk and community tree planting.  For more information visit the Oakvillegreen website.

Repair Cafe

Sunday, May 5 
1 to 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Public Library, 120 Navy Street

The Repair Cafe is designed to return broken items back to their usable form with the help of several community volunteers equipped with skills to fix small electronics, appliances, textiles, pottery and more.  The more items that are repaired results in less items that end up in the landfill.  Come bring your broken items and see if one of the Fixers can help you!

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 6 - 11

Visit our Emergency Preparedness page for more details.