Wed, 07 Feb 2018
The Town of Oakville’s popular Family Day celebration returns on Monday, February 19 with hundreds of free family-friendly activities and events for all ages and abilities to enjoy. The annual tradition promoting the benefits of active, healthy lifestyles is sponsored by Genworth Canada.
“Family Day is a great opportunity to spend quality time with the ones you love,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “I encourage all Oakville residents to get together, get active and have fun by enjoying the wonderful recreation, arts and cultural events offered at town facilities.”
Participants can take part in a variety of classes including volleyball, karate and yoga, or visit Oakville Museum to learn about local history. Families can also enjoy Storytime at select Oakville Public Library branches; get their picture taken on a Zamboni at River Oaks and Glen Abbey community centres, and Joshua’s Creek Arenas; be entertained by the Toyland Puppets with a Touch of Magic Show at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC); and catch the Oakville Blades play the Georgetown Raiders at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. The town will also offer free swimming and skating at participating pools and arenas thanks to sponsor Boston Pizza Dundas and Neyagawa.
Family Day locations:
Food and beverages will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at QEPCCC, Glen Abbey and River Oaks community centres. All proceeds will go to the town's Recreation Connection Fund, to help families in need participate in recreation programs.
Visit our Family Day page for the full event schedule or pick up a Family Day guide at Town Hall, community centres and libraries, and at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA. Make Your Move Family Day is proudly presented by title sponsor Genworth Canada; swim and skate sponsor Boston Pizza Dundas and Neyagawa; and supported by Domino’s Pizza (Bronte and West Oak Trail Franchises), and Whole Foods Market Oakville.
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.