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3rd Annual Oakville Black History Bike Tour

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Saturday, July 25, 2015 6:45 AM

Cycle Oakville is pleased to lead the 3rd Annual Black History Bike Tour on Monday, August 3rd – a leisurely guided bicycle tour of historical landmarks celebrating Oakville’s ties to the Underground Railroad.

Sepia Ollie

Visual Exhibit of Oakville’s Black History

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Sunday, March 8, 2015 9:00 AM

Freedom’s Story is part of the Creative Campus initiative Sheridan Reads celebration of Lawrence Hill’s Book of Negroes, which speaks to elements of Black History in Canada.

2014 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award recognizes Oakville Residents

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Monday, March 2, 2015 9:00 AM

Oakville residents were recognized as Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award recipients for 2014. Each year, the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate individuals, groups and communities that have made outstanding contributions to conserving Ontario’s heritage. ...

Drummers

Oakville celebrates Black History Month 2015 with an artistic flair

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:00 PM

Oakville’s Black History Month Series 2015 is an annual artistic and cultural showcase by artists and cultural organizations celebrating Black history month. The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH), together with the Oakville Museum, celebrated ...

2 dancer in 18 century dress

Oakville Museum hosts Emancipation Day Family Picnic at Erchless Estate

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00 AM

The Oakville Museum, in partnership with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, invites everyone to celebrate a significant achievement in Canadian history at the annual Emancipation Day Family Picnic on the grounds of Erchless Estate ...

Log Cabin in West Oakville Harbour Basin

Oakville History: Lyon Cabin finds a new home by Oakville Harbour

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:13 AM

Lyon Cabin was built around 1820 when the area was known as Vernerville,

What is That? Oakville History

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Monday, March 17, 2014 10:34 AM

The picture above left was taken about 100 years ago. This building on the corner of Thomas and Randall served as the Oakville station for the Hamilton Radial Railway, today’s equivalent of an LRT!

Town announces new heritage grant program

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Sunday, February 23, 2014 9:00 AM

Residents could soon see a revitalization of heritage properties around town. Oakville Town Council has approved a three-year pilot Heritage Grant Program to assist heritage property owners with the cost of restoring and maintaining their ...

Oakville residents recognized for their dedication to preserving local heritage

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:01 PM

Town Council members welcomed Oakville’s Ontario Heritage Trust award recipients at a ceremony held at Town Hall last night. Eight individuals were recognized in six categories for their valuable contribution to preserving local heritage.

What is that? Oakville History

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Monday, February 17, 2014 3:07 PM

In my last Ward 3 update, I included pictures of two buildings that a number of residents had asked about, and I received a flurry of “What Is That?’ enquiries. Here are the top two.

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