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Celebrate Family Day in Oakville with free activities!

February 1, 2010

Get active this Family Day! On Monday, February 16, the Town of Oakville will recognize the Family Day holiday by offering a variety of programming and special events at Town-owned community centres and arenas.


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“Residents are invited to bring along friends and family to celebrate Oakville’s Family Fun Day,” said Nina de Vaal, Director of Recreation and Culture for the Town of Oakville. “Our Family Fun Day encourages families to ‘Make their Move’ by enjoying the many benefits of leading an active and healthy lifestyle. Statistics show that if parents model good behavior when it comes to exercise, children will follow.”

Additional highlights of the Family Fun Day include: sledge hockey, speed skating, mini-golf, face painting, prizes and, a chance to skate with the Oakville Blades, as well as a few surprise visitors!

Locations include:

  • River Oaks Community Centre
  • Glen Abbey Community Centre
  • Iroquois Ridge Community Centre
  • Joshua’s Creek Arenas
  • Kinoak Arena
  • Oakville Arena
  • Maple Grove Arena

Admission is free to all organized Family Day events except recreation swimming and skating ($3.25/person), however all visitors will receive a free swim/skate pass for future use. For more information about the activities, times and locations, please visit the Make Your Move Family Day Activities page.

Panago Pizza will be selling $1 pizza slices at each community centre from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The money raised from the pizza sales will be donated to the Town’s Recreation Connection Fund that assists families in need and provides them with the opportunity to participate in Town recreational programming, as well as the Canadian Tire Jump Start Fund, a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need take part in organized sport and recreation.  For details, visit the Panago Pizza website.

With the exception of community centres, arenas, and the Glen Abbey and Iroquois Ridge library branches, Town Hall, and all other library branches and town-owned facilities will remain closed for the Family Day statutory holiday.

Emergency services will remain operational.

Make Your Move is part of Active 2010, the Province’s plan to increase awareness of the benefits of regular daily activity. The Town of Oakville promotes the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle through participation, education and community outreach programs. For more information visit the Make Your Move website.

Ryan Chelak is a real estate broker in Oakville and longtime Oakville resident. Subscribe to my blog to keep up to date on local news, information, events and of course everything you want to know about Oakville real estate.

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