Oakville invites residents to ‘Make their Move’ on Family Day!

More than 100 free family-friendly activities planned at 12 locations across Oakville

Build your tradition with us! Families across Oakville are encouraged to mark their calendars for an exciting play date with their children on Monday, February 21. This special date marks the third annual Make Your Move Family Day—a day full of free activities and special events for all ages and abilities.

Sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada and presented in partnership with the Oakville Public Library and the YMCA of Oakville, this year’s event offers new venue locations and invites families to participate in a variety of drop-in activities planned throughout the day.

“This is a great way to spend quality time with family, connect with the community, and make new friends,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture for the Town of Oakville. “Plus, our free events and activities allow families to enjoy the benefits of healthy living by getting active and trying something new.”

This year’s event offers families more than 100 free activities to exercise the mind and body. Activities include children’s entertainment, drumming, rock climbing, reptile party, karate, hockey, shooter pads, family storytimes, Wii video gaming, arts and crafts, yoga, fitness classes, sports demonstrations, skating with the Oakville Blades, photos on a Zamboni, and TONS more! Residents can also enjoy time on the ice and in the pool with the free Tim Hortons sponsored recreational skating and swimming times at participating Oakville arenas and pools.

The pre-registered show Loki’s Big Dream will run at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance by calling the Box Office at 905-815-2021 or by booking on the Oakville Centre web page.

Family Day locations:

Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Library
River Oaks Community Centre
Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Joshua’s Creek Arenas
Kinoak Arena
Maple Grove Arena
Oakville Arena
Centennial Pool
Central Library
Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

Visit the Family Day page for a full schedule of events or pick-up a Family Day guide at community centres, Town Hall, libraries, or the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA.

Panago Pizza, an M&M Meat Shop barbecue lunch, and drinks supplied by Pepsico will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge and River Oaks community centres with all proceeds going to the town’s Recreation Connection Fund that helps families in need participate in recreation programs. Food and refreshments will also be available at Puckz Pub located at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex and the Olde Fashion Butcher Shop sausage cart at Centennial Square.

Make Your Move Family Day is proudly sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada, Tim Hortons, M&M Meat Shop, Panago, Pepsico, Whole Foods Market, Puckz Pub and EmbroidMe.

With the exception of community centres, arenas, pools and select library branches, Town Hall and all other town-owned facilities will remain closed for the Family Day statutory holiday. All regularly scheduled programs are cancelled and will be accommodated during the regular schedule. Emergency services will also remain operational.

Make Your Move Oakville is the town’s public education and awareness program to promote the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles and encourage residents to become more active through participation in various sport and recreational activities. For more information visit the Make Your Move page.


Media contacts

Louise Veres
Recreation Supervisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3154

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005

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Oakville invites residents to ‘Make their Move’ on Family Day!