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Oakville’s Family Day Activities for February 16, 2015

With a hundred plus activities to choose from your Family Day in Oakville will be filled with fun for everyone.

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Oakville’s Family Day Activities for February 16, 2015
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The Town of Oakville will be overflowing with a range of activities for Family Day 2015. Whether you want to be inside or out there is something for the whole family to enjoy. There is skating both inside and out, swimming, tobogganing, climbing, games, arts and crafts and so much more from Bronte Creek to Downtown Oakville. Have a great Family Day in Oakville!

The Town of Oakville’s seventh annual Make Your Move Family Day will once again offer a full slate of free activities and special events for all ages and abilities on Monday, February 16, 2015. Learn and get moving with more than 100 activities to choose from. You can get a sneak peek of the great events and activities we have planned for the day. Open the 2015 Make Your Move schedule (pdf, 1.3 MB) now!

Downtown Oakville & Bronte Village

The outdoor rinks will be ready for an enjoyable skate. Activities are planned from Hot Chocolate to special guests at both Town Square and Bronte Heritage Park. There are also great shops, restaurants and cafes where you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of our small town.

Free skates and swims sponsored by Tim Hortons

Helmets are recommended. Hockey sticks, pucks and equipment are only permitted during specific activity times. Skate and helmet rentals are available at Maple Grove Arena (cash payments only), River Oaks Community Centre and Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

The recreational swim admission standards apply to all free swims. Wristband policy will be in effect. Wristbands for admission to all combo and leisure swims will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. at program locations.

The Last Polar Bears, a Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre production

Puppeteers with Frog and Kangaroo Puppets

The Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre will thrill both old and young.

The whole family will be captivated by this eccentric, moving and very funny story of a grandfather’s unlikely trip to the Arctic with Roo, his opinionated dog. It features live music and puppets, twenty knitted penguins and, of course, a talking dog.

Sponsored in part by Paradiso; tickets for the performances are free and can be picked up at the entrance to the Black Box Theatre one-hour prior to the start of each performance. Spaces are limited. Pick up your wristband early to avoid disappointment. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

YMCA Oakville

Young woman indoor rock climbing

Try something new like rock climbing; Photo Credit: Jose Kevo

Bring your family to the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA at 410 Rebecca Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and participate in any of our free Family Day programs, activities and entertainment including:

  • Family Gym Kids with Lucy the bouncy giraffe
  • Family Zumba and boot camp
  • Preschool Playtime
  • Family Story Time – Oakville Public Library
  • Indoor rock climbing, basketball
  • Family swim, track and games
  • Campfire marshmallow roast, games, crafts and more!

Plus just for Adults (18+ yrs)

  • Cycle Fit

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

At Bronte Creek Provincial Park you can skate to music on the park’s Olympic size rink. The rink is open from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm daily. You can rent adult and children skates, skating aids and helmets for $5 an hour. The park’s tobogganing hills are in great shape. Bronte’s Play Barn is fun for younger kids. It’s a giant jungle gym with slides, nets, and tunnels. Walking park trails and looking for deer and coyote tracks is a popular family activity. This is also the time of year when male deer (bucks) drop their antlers. They are hard to find but you may get lucky.

Stay for lunch!

A variety of food options will be available at select locations. Proceeds go to the Town of Oakville RecConnect Fund, which helps families in need participate in recreation programs.

Take the bus!

Parking is limited at some locations, so residents are encouraged to take public transit to our Make Your Move Family Day locations. Also please note that Oakville Transit will be operating on a Holiday Schedule. For more information on Oakville Transit schedules and fares visit oakvilletransit.ca.

Oakville Facilities Closed for Family Day, February 16, 2015

  • Town Hall
  • Bronte and Oakville youth centres
  • Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Oakville Senior Citizens’ Recreation Centre
  • Sir John Colborne Recreation Centre for Seniors
  • White Oaks Pool
  • White Oaks Library
  • Woodside Library
  • Clearview Neighbourhood Library


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