Oakville residents invited to annual Family Day festivities

Tue, 05 Feb 2019

Hundreds of free activities and events taking place across Oakville

The Town of Oakville’s popular Family Day celebration returns on Monday, February 18 with a full slate of free activities and special events for all ages and abilities to enjoy. The annual tradition promoting the benefits of active, healthy lifestyles is sponsored by Genworth Canada.

Participants can take part in a variety of classes including yoga, kickboxing and Zumba or visit Oakville Museum to learn about local history. Families can enjoy Storytime at select Oakville Public Library branches and town facilities; get their picture taken on a Zamboni at River Oaks and Glen Abbey community centres and Joshua’s Creek Arenas; catch the Oakville Blades play the Burlington Cougars at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and take part in free swimming and skating at participating pools and arenas.

The DuffleBag Theatre Company will also present Peter Pan at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. Tickets can be purchased for $2 in advance at oakvillecentre.ca or by calling 905-815-2021. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $5.

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
  • Trafalgar Park Community Centre
  • Joshua’s Creek Arenas
  • Oakville Museum
  • Maple Grove Arena
  • Peter Gilgan Family YMCA
  • Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (Oakville Lacrosse)

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Trafalgar Park and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at QEPCCC, Glen Abbey and River Oaks community centres. All proceeds from pizza sales will go to the town's Recreation Connection Fund helping 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.