Tue, 27 Mar 2012
There was lots of laughter and plenty of smiles as more than 6,500 Oakville residents enjoyed a free day of family fun at the grand opening celebrations for Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) on Saturday. The event celebrated the many activities available at QEPCCC, from Fun with Glee to fencing for youth or yoga and Abstracts Made Simple painting for seniors, there was something for residents of all ages.
Visitors got the chance to explore the new one-of-a-kind building that opened with a full schedule of events including performances, demonstrations, classes, drop-in activities and swimming. There was also lots of food, time to tour the art gallery and museum as well as meet with many of the arts and cultural groups that will now call QEPCCC home.
“What a great day for Oakville,” Mayor Rob Burton said on Saturday. “This new facility symbolizes our goal to be the most livable town in Canada and its opening clearly demonstrates our continued progress towards that goal. We couldn’t have made it happen without the foresight of Council, the hard work of our staff and the continued support of local residents.”
Located at 2302 Bridge Road, QEPCCC offers more than 144,000 square feet of active living space, making it one of the largest venues in Canada to house such a diverse collection of recreation, arts and cultural opportunities. It also provides a vibrant space for artists, musicians, performers, and cultural and heritage groups to work and perform.
QEPCCC offers inspiring classes, workshops, camps, drop-in activities and events for all ages and abilities. The facility boasts an aquatics centre, two gymnasia, a youth centre, an older adult centre, dance studios, a recording studio, fine arts studios, a rehearsal hall, black box theatre, gallery, museum space, and more.
Visit the QEPCCC page for more information or to register for a program.
Senior Manager, Cultural Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3007
Senior Communications Advisor
905-845-6601, ext. 3096