Culture Days kicks off in Oakville on September 24 with more inclusive and interactive activities
Fri, 24 Sep 2021
Pre-book arts and culture programs in advance, including in-person workshops, tours and movie screenings until October 24
Get creative with the Town of Oakville! Culture Days returns to Oakville from September 24 to October 24 with a full month of unique in-person and virtual opportunities that explore arts and culture.
This year’s theme is RE:IMAGINE and is part of nation-wide Culture Days festivities encouraging Canadians to participate in and be inspired by, arts and culture.
The Town of Oakville is excited to offer programs and activities residents can take part in. Please pre-book in advance.
- Enjoy a performance at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (OCPA) by two-spirit singer Shawnee Kish, winner of CBC’s 2020 Searchlight talent competition.
- Watch Indigenous films, presented in association with Indigenous community leaders, OPL and other community partners, and join in discussions about our shared responsibility to care for the Earth. Screened outdoors from September 23 to October 3, the films honour Indigenous culture and the contributions of Indigenous people. Entry and activities begin at 6:30 p.m.
- Participate in a guided in-person tour of the Moccasin Trail at Lions Valley with Indigenous Education Advisor from the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) and co-founder of Grandmothers Voice Sherry Saevil, and Indigenous guide Stephen Paquette on Saturday, September 25. Spaces are limited to 12 people.
- Reserve a spot in one of the weekend tours of the Old Post Office or the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate.
- Sign up for all ages clay and adult ceramic workshops at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) on Saturday afternoons.
- Learn about rhythm and melody at Bandology’s percussion workshop. No prior music knowledge is necessary. Suitable for ages 6 and up.
- Participate in one of the following workshops with a featured ConNextions artist at QEPCCC:
- Introduction to Traditional Indian Miniature Painting with Tazeen Qayyum
- Plastic Weaving workshop with Melanie Billark
- Postcard workshop with Heather J.A. Thomson
- Learn to play the steelpans with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. No experience necessary, all ages.
- Join Artist Emily Coe virtually to make a variety of fun projects, including:
Residents are reminded to follow provincial regulations and public health guidelines when participating in activities in the community. Please keep a two-metre distance from others and wear a mask when physical distancing is a challenge. In accordance with provincial regulations, if you are 12 years of age and older and attending an indoor in-person event at a town-owned facility such as the OCPA and QEPCCC, you must provide proof of full vaccination with an identification card (that has your full name and date of birth) beginning September 22, 2021. More information about the Town of Oakville’s procedures related to proof of vaccination is available on town’s COVID-19 Information page.
Visit the town’s Culture Days page for further details about events taking place in Oakville. To take part in additional Culture Day events offered across Canada, please visit the Culture Days website.
“The programs and activities offered through Culture Days showcases and celebrates our thriving arts and culture community in Oakville. With both in-person and virtual options, I encourage residents to take the opportunity to engage, explore and be inspired by their experiences taking part in these inclusive and interactive activities that contribute to our community’s livability.” – Mayor Rob Burton