CORE is a membership-based program that offers community groups and organizations (including casual groups who meet informally and/or play pick-up sports) support in delivering their services to the community.
Please refer to the Town of Oakville's CORE procedure for more information including CORE membership eligibility criteria.
The Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide is published twice per year – in July and January. Make sure your CORE membership is always up to date to receive our email about submission deadlines and requirements.
More information, including the submission form, can be found under the Advertising opportunities and rates accordion tab that follows.
For groups who meet all of the criteria under the CORE Applicants section and whose primary focus is delivering community support, educational or recreational activities (including casual groups who meet informally and/or play pick-up sports).
For structured groups who meet all of the criteria under the CORE Applicants section, plus:
This membership is required to participate in the volunteer hour bank at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (15 hours minimum are required) to qualify for preferred cultural room and storage rates at QEPCCC and the ability to propose and sponsor exhibitions in the corridor galleries at QEPCCC. Current QEPCCC Cultural Group CORE members in the listing are identified with a [Q] symbol.
For more information about the QEPCCC benefits and requirements of this membership, please contact the Special Events/Scheduling Coordinator at 905-815-5979, ext. 4683 or email email@example.com.
For structured groups and organizations that operate competitive and non-competitive streams and utilize significant facility time, who meet all of the criteria under the CORE applicants section, plus:
All applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
*Additional information may be requested at any time to confirm a group's eligibility. Requests for exceptions to the residency requirement must be made in writing to the Recreation and Culture department on an annual basis (space is provided on the application form) and a detailed "Declared Non-Residents List" may be required.
CORE membership allows groups to utilize Oakville-based school board facilities and receive priority status for facility access as outlined in the Facility Allocation policy. For youth organizations, CORE membership provides preferred rental rates for arenas, pools, and sport fields. QEPCCC Cultural Group membership provides preferred rental rates for cultural rooms at QEPCCC.
All CORE members receive the following benefits:
NEW! Book an ad and get one month of digital screen advertising ($157+ value) free during the month of your choice. Advertisers will be contacted to make arrangements for submitting their digital screen ad. More information about screen locations, etc. follows.
Advertisements are placed in the easily located advertising section of the guide, accessed via our online PDF with a direct link to your website! We also print 25,000 copies available at all Town of Oakville recreation and culture facilities.
Please note: First-come, first-served. If applicable, a waitlist will be started once current spaces have been filled. Space will not be reserved for incomplete submissions.
The Recreation and Culture department produces two program guides per year. We will begin accepting advertising submissions for the Fall/Winter edition, which will be distributed in July, in May.
Open the CORE Brochure Advertising Rate Sheet (PDF) for general information. If you are interested in requesting a cover ad, please visit the Sponsorship and Advertising page for more information. There are no CORE discounts on cover ads.
We have new size requirements. Open the Brochure Advertising Sizes – CORE PDF for examples.
Advertising space is limited and submission before deadline date DOES NOT ensure ad placement. The Town of Oakville holds the right to judge acceptability of ad subject and quality. Advertising submissions will not be accepted until form, payment and acceptable electronic artwork have been received. Advertising space cannot be reserved.
The town's Parks, Recreation and Culture guide continues to be one of Oakville's most sought-after guides for program information. Advertisements are placed in the easily located advertising section of the guide and will be posted online as an interactive PDF with a direct link to your website. You can showcase your ad in full colour for no extra cost!
Visit the Program Registration page to review the current Parks, Recreation and Culture guide.
Now you can advertise (static image or video) on the big screen at centre ice in Sixteen Mile Sports Complex's Olympic-sized ice pad during weekly programs and special events! Visit the Sponsorship and Advertising page for more information.
The Recreation and Culture department is pleased to offer CORE groups special rates to advertise on arena boards and digital screens in our facilities. Whether you are looking to advertise your upcoming registration dates, membership information or special events, we have an advertising option for you! Download the CORE Arena Board Advertising form (PDF) or CORE Digital Sign Advertising form (PDF) for more information.
CORE memberships must be up-to-date in order to qualify for the special rates offered to not-for-profit advertisers. For more information about corporate advertising opportunities, please visit the Sponsorship and Advertising page.
Celtic Connections – Sh-Boomers [Q]
High Rendition Jazz Youth Band Inc. [Q]
Kerr St Big Band [Q]
Notables, The [Q]
Oakville Art Society [Q]
Oakville Association of Knitters
and Crocheters [Q]
Oakville Festivals of Film and Art
Oakville Fibre Artists [Q]
Oakville Improv Theatre Company Inc. [Q]
Oakville Oriental Arts Club [Q]
Oakville Players, The
Oakville Scottish Country Dancing Group [Q]
Oakville Sculptors & Woodcarvers Guild [Q]
Royal Oaks Big Band
Visible Minority Radio and TV Network (VMRTN) [Q]
White Oaks Secondary School — IB Visual Arts [Q]
World of Threads Festival [Q]
AMI Oakville Chapter
Coccinelles d'Oakville, Les
Joshua's Creek Ratepayers Association
MECA Education and Culture Association
Mighty Oaks Advanced Toastmasters
Oakridge Bible Chapel Youth Club
Oakville Chinese Network Society [Q]
Oakville Creekside Alliance Church
Oakville Parent-Child Centre
S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program Halton Inc.
Quran Academy, The
Visible Minority Radio and TV Network (VMRTN)
YMCA of Oakville
Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
Oakvillegreen Conservation Association
Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council
Halton Outdoor Club
Oakville Army Cadets (Lorne Scots)
Oakville Stamp Club
Average Joe Sports Club
Lions Valley Athletics
Oakbuster Sports Club
Preserve Sports Association
Canadian Power Squadron
Oakville Aquatic Club
Oakville Masters Swim Club
Men's Recreational Ball Hockey
Adult Men's Pickup Basketball
Burloak Men's Basketball
Oakville Asian Basketball Group
Oakville Senior Ladies Basketball League
Old Timers Pick-Up Basketball
Tuesday Night Men's Basketball
Minor Oaks Hockey Association
Oakville Blades Hockey Club Inc.
Oakville Curling Club
Oakville Oriental Arts
Recreational Adult Men's Hockey
Falgarwood Badminton Club
Halton Badminton Club
Oak Badminton Club
Oakville Asian Basketball Group
Oakville Trafalgar Badminton Club
White Oaks Badminton Club
CSC Oakville Hrvat Soccer
Glenashton Adult Pick-Up Soccer
Vipers Soccer Club
West Rock (Adult Pick-Up Soccer)
Oakville Running Club
Falgarwood Advanced Volleyball
Glen Abbey Adult Volleyball League
Glen Abbey Ladies Volleyball (GALV)
Ladies Monday Night Volleyball
Ladies Recreational Volleyball (Tuesday)