Oakville ranks No. 1 in Canada for Culture Days festivities

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Oakville’s arts and culture programs, activities and events during the annual Culture Days celebration from September 23 to October 16 has been ranked No. 1 in the Culture Days 2022 Top Participating Communities Listing. The town was the top mid-size city, followed by Richmond, British Columbia, Waterloo, Ontario, Halton Hills, Ontario, St. Albert, Alberta, and Milton, Ontario.

Oakville was also ranked among the top 5 Digital Champions. In total, 84 unique in-person events were organized and 14 virtual opportunities were offered by the Town of Oakville, local artists, creators, and community groups.  Rankings are based on the number of activities held in each community.

Oakville’s three-week celebration explored creativity, community and connection. Residents had the opportunity to participate in music, dance, visual arts and theatre at multiple locations across the community. This year, Oakville MuseumOakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA), Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Bandology and Oakville Galleries were among the designated event hubs offering a variety of activities throughout the festival. Highlights from the 2022 festivities included an Indigenous film screening, a performance by Indigenous storyteller Christina Friday, arts and culture workshops at QEPCCC, temporary public art project “Connextions”, building and collecting cute critter 3D crafts and more.

For more information about the town’s annual Culture Days festivities, visit our Culture Days page.

“Council and I are so proud of our community for not only showcasing our rich and thriving arts and culture scene, but also coming together to celebrate the inclusive and interactive programs and activities offered through Culture Days within Oakville. It’s no wonder that we’ve been recognized as the top participating mid-size city in Culture Days and made the top 5 digital champions list. Congratulations and thank you to all of our dedicated staff who coordinate the Culture Days program in partnership with our cultural community organizations.”

Mayor Rob Burton