Oakville Youth Week 2016

Join us for a week full of fun May 1 to 7!

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Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw

Gisele Shaw is the Manager of Corporate Communication for the town of Oakville since 2002. Prior to working for the town she worked for Halton Region as a communications specialist. She is a graduate of Humber College.

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Every year, Oakville celebrates National Youth Week from May 1 to 7 with FREE activities, learning opportunities and events for youth ages 12-18.

It all begins with the Youth Week Kick-off event at the YMCA of Oakville from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Throughout the week, youth will also have FREE access to all drop-in youth programs, open houses at all Town of Oakville youth centres, creative activities with the Oakville Public Library, and so much more!

Like the Oakville Youth Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @OakvilleYouth for more information. Share your photos using #OakvilleYouth

Please note: Town of Oakville youth centres can provide bus tickets to all events. Please stop in with plenty of time before the scheduled event for directions and information about which bus to take. Volunteers may be available for assistance on the bus routes.


“Give us a Try”
All week long, youth will have FREE access to:
All scheduled Town of Oakville recreational swims and skates, youth drop-in sports and open gym times

  1. The YMCA of Oakville
  2. Town of Oakville fitness centres (ages 14+ only)
  3. The Superhero Workout Challenge at the youth centres

Tuesday, May 3

Drop-in for TACO Tuesday (Totally Awesome Career Opportunities) at Nottinghill Youth Centre between 6 and 9 p.m. Includes:

  1. Guest speakers, career advice, and employment information
  2. Tacos for all to enjoy
  3. Learn about exciting careers in policing, firefighting, finance, technology, and music/film production, as well as international exchange opportunities through the Rotary Club which can help you gain invaluable life experience!

*Capacity restrictions apply.

Wednesday, May 4

We’ll be having a creative night with 3D printing and button making at Youth Arts Night at the Iroquois Ridge branch of the Oakville Public Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Please note: It takes time to print your creations in three dimensions, so you will not be able to take your projects home right away. Arrangements can be made to pick them up when they are ready.

Thursday, May 5

  1. All Town of Oakville youth centres will be offering outdoor adventures for youth, 4-8 p.m.
  2. Oakville Lifesaving Club Try-it and Demo at Centennial Pool, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, May 6

Camp Fire Night at the YMCA of Oakville, 7-9:30 p.m. Includes:

  1. Swimming
  2. Rock climbing
  3. Basketball
  4. A fire pit with marshmallow roasting, and more!

Saturday, May 7

  1. Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. at Kinoak Arena for the Indoor Skate Park Competition sponsored by Hustler Boardshop.
  2. Oakville Urban Dance Festival workshops and Dance Battle with Gadfly Creative Works Urban Dance Repertory Company, in association with Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, at the Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural and Community Centre (QEPCCC) Black Box Theatre, 4-6 p.m.
  3. We wrap up a fantastic week with performances by a variety of local youth at Oakville Talent Starz in the QEPCCC Black Box Theatre, 7-10 p.m. Admission is FREE for youth ages 12-18 or $6. Everyone welcome!



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