Oakville residents invited to annual ‘Make Your Move’ Family Day

Tue, 11 Feb 2014

Hundreds of free family-friendly activities and events planned at 12 locations across Oakville

Mark your calendars! Oakville families are encouraged to join the town on Monday, February 17, 2014, for the sixth annual Make Your Move Family Day. Build your tradition with us on this special day filled with free activities and events for all ages and abilities.

“I encourage all Oakville residents to celebrate Family Day by enjoying the wonderful recreation, arts and cultural events offered at town facilities,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Get together, get active and have fun sharing your family traditions – after all, that’s what Family Day is about.”

Family Day 2014 features hundreds of free activities and special events designed to exercise your mind, body and spirit. Participate in a variety of classes including Family Zumba, Family Table Tennis, Family Yoga, or check out the Family Board Game activities at the Oakville Museum. You can also enjoy Family Storytime at select Oakville Public Library branches; get your picture taken on a Zamboni at River Oaks Community Centre; or check out live exotic animals at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. With the support of Tim Hortons, the town is also offering free swimming and ice time at participating pools and arenas.

“There’s something for everyone at every age,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture for the Town of Oakville. “Free activities and events are being offered at many town facilities to help families be active and discover the recreation and culture opportunities available year-round.”

A Maple Lodge Farms barbecue hotdog or Domino’s Pizza lunch and drinks supplied by Pepsico will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Abbey, River Oaks and Queen Elizabeth Park community centres. Domino’s Pizza and drinks supplied by Pepsico and Whole Foods will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre. All proceeds will go to the town's Recreation Connection Fund, to help families in need participate in recreation programs.

Family Day locations:

  • Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Library
  • Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
  • Centennial Pool
  • Joshua’s Creek Arenas
  • Kinoak Arena
  • Oakville Museum
  • Maple Grove Arena
  • Central Library
  • Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

Family Day schedule

Visit the Family Day page for a full schedule of events or pick up a Family Day guide at Town Hall, one of our community centres or libraries, or at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA. Make Your Move Family Day is proudly sponsored by Genworth Canada, Tim Hortons, Paradiso, Maple Lodge Farms, Domino’s Pizza, Pepsico and Whole Foods Market.

Make Your Move Oakville is the town's public education and awareness program to promote the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles and encourage residents to become more active through participation in various sport and recreational activities.

For more information contact:

Janine Ivings
Marketing Supervisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3080

Pamela Janes
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005