Oakville recognized for 2018 Culture Days celebration

Tue, 13 Nov 2018

Town places second among top 10 municipalities with similar population 

Oakville’s celebration of arts and culture held September 28 to October 30, 2018 was among the best Culture Days events in the country according to the annual Top Ten Cities and Towns list recently released by the Culture Days non-profit organization.

The town ranked second within the group with populations of 50,000 to 499,999 and took the fifth spot in the overall ranking of all participating communities across Canada.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in organizing such a successful event showcasing the vibrant arts and culture scene that continues to thrive in Oakville,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

Rankings are based on the number of activities held in each community. Oakville’s three-day celebration featured 96 activities, performances, hands-on workshops and exhibitions. Residents had the opportunity to explore music, dance, visual arts and theatre at multiple locations including Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Towne Square, Centennial Park, Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Historical Society, St. Luke’s Anglican Church and Community Centre, Oakville Arts Studio, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and Oakville Galleries. 

Highlights from this year’s lineup included a performance by the White Pine Dancers, the Moccasin Trail walk at Lions Valley Park, an interactive session with Oakville’s Nigerian-Canadian community, a steel pan performance by the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, musical instrument try-it sessions with the Oakville Suzuki Association and nine patch quilting with the Oakville Quilters’ Guild.

Culture Days is a grassroots, nation-wide movement that aims to raise awareness, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of Canadian communities.

For more information visit our Culture Days page.