Effective January 14, Oakville is under a stay-at-home order as part of the second provincial emergency due to COVID-19. Other restrictions are in effect and we must all follow public health guidelines. The town is reviewing the provincial declaration and will post any service impacts as soon as possible.
The Recreation and Culture department engages Oakville residents in meaningful, diverse and accessible recreation and cultural experiences that foster individual, family and community wellbeing.
This policy guides the direction for the Recreation and Culture department to administer its facilities, programs and services with emphasis on;
The following services are delivered by the Recreation and Culture department.
Recreation: is the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community wellbeing. (A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015)
Culture: means people expressing their creativity and heritage. This includes everything from traditional dance and the making of culturally specific costumes, to electronic dance music and digital game design. (Town of Oakville Cultural Plan 2016-2021)
Policy Number: MS-REC-004
Section: Municipal Services
Sub-Section: Recreation and Culture
Author: Recreation and Culture department
Effective Date: 2016 Nov 14
Review by Date: 2021
Recreation and Culture Strategic Directions 2016
Cultural Plan 2016
A Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015
Parks, Recreation and Library Facilities Master Plan 2012