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

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

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

Oakville’s popular Family Day celebration returns on Monday, February 20, 2017 with hundreds of free family-friendly activities and events for everyone to enjoy.  

“Every Family Day I am reminded of how fortunate Wendy and I were to raise our children in such a safe, friendly and livable community,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “On Monday I invite everyone to celebrate family by enjoying the wonderful recreation, arts and cultural events offered throughout Oakville.”

Participants can take part in a variety of classes including volleyball, basketball and yoga, or visit Oakville Museum’s Art and Fashion Exhibit. 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 Sing Along Tim & The Pacifiers at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC); and catch the Oakville Blades play Trenton Golden Hawks at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. The town will also offer free swimming and ice time at participating pools and arenas.

Family Day locations:

  • Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
  • 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
  • Peter Gilgan Family YMCA
  • Toronto Rock Athletic Centre

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 the 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), Pepsico 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.