You’re invited to recognize Canada Day a little differently this year. The town is offering Canada Day activities for residents and is also encouraging personal reflection on what it means to be Canadian and how we as a community can support an inclusive, diverse, and equitable Oakville.
That begins with acknowledging the past and the Truth and Reconciliation work that needs to continue, including the calls to action. We must continue to work together to build on what unites us and continue creating a community where everyone feels respected and welcomed.
The exterior of Town Hall will be lit orange on Canada Day in solidarity and in support of Indigenous communities across Canada. Learn more about how Oakville is honouring the Truth and Reconciliation process, visit our Indigenous Culture and Community page.
Once again, Oakville residents are invited to pick up a free native tree (Sugar Maple, White Pine or White Oak). Our Horticulture Team is also providing some annuals or perennials to add to your garden for Canada Day. These and other special giveaways will be offered at two locations while supplies last:
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be paused until the inclement weather has passed.
To maintain the flow of the event and ensure we meet health and safety requirements, this will be a drive-thru only event and staff alone will be handling the items. Choosing the variety of tree or flower will not be possible. One tree or flower per family, as supplies last and allow.
Residents are reminded to follow proper health precautions, including the use of face coverings, and to stay in their vehicles at all times. Please turn your engine off while waiting in line, in keeping with our Anti-Idling By-law.
If you have accessibility concerns and cannot attend the drive-thru event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before June 29 and staff will arrange for you to receive a tree while supplies last.
Thank you for helping us reach our 40 per cent canopy coverage goal by planting a native tree on your property! Please plant your tree as soon as possible and visit the Tree Planting page for more tips that will help it thrive.
Public art plays an important role in building community, promoting dialogue and fostering a sense of belonging. Throughout summer, starting July 1, Oakville’s temporary public art project ConNextions will offer unique installations on display at the following local neighbourhood parks:
The experience offers unique art installations on display by local emerging and professional artists with strong connections to Oakville.
Please remember to follow Provincial regulations and public health guidelines, such as keeping a two-metre distance from others, and wearing a mask when physical distancing is a challenge.
If a park is busy when you arrive, please consider returning at a different time or visiting a different location.
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