Oakville residents invited to annual Make Your Move Family Day

Hundreds of free family-friendly activities and events planned at 11 locations across Oakville

Mark your calendars! Oakville families are encouraged to join the town on Monday, February 18 for the fifth annual Make Your Move Family Day. Build your traditions with us on this special day filled with free activities and events for all ages and abilities.

“Our Family Day celebrations empower residents to get active and explore the many arts, recreation or cultural programs we offer,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Family Day was created so families can spend time together. That’s why it’s so great to see thousands of residents embrace this holiday and join the Oakville tradition.”

Family Day 2013 features hundreds of free activities and special events designed to exercise your mind, body and spirit. Participate in a variety of classes including Family Badminton, Family Nia and Karate, or check out the Playford Players at the Oakville Museum. You can also enjoy Family Storytime at select Oakville Public Library branches, get your picture taken on a Zamboni at River Oaks Community Centre, or check out live exotic animals at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. With the support of Tim Hortons, the town is also offering free swimming and ice time at participating pools and arenas.

“We’re opening our doors to you so that you can enjoy free activities with your loved ones,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture for the Town of Oakville. “We have tons of activities planned at locations throughout Oakville, so get out and try something new. If you have yet to visit Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, add it to your list of places to check out on Family Day. It’s a pretty amazing space.”

An M&M Meat Shops barbecue lunch and drinks supplied by Pepsico will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glen Abbey, Iroquois Ridge, Queen Elizabeth Park and River Oaks community centres. All proceeds will go to the town’s Recreation Connection Fund, to help families in need participate in recreation programs.

Family Day locations:

Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Library
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
River Oaks Community Centre
Sixteen Mile Sports Complex
Centennial Pool
Joshua’s Creek Arenas
Kinoak Arena
Oakville Museum
Central Library
Peter Gilgan Family YMCA

Visit the Make Your Move Family Day web page for a full schedule of events or pick up a Family Day guide at Town Hall, community centres or libraries, or at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA. Make Your Move Family Day is proudly sponsored by Genworth Canada, Tim Hortons, M&M Meat Shops, Paradiso, Pepsico and Whole Foods Market.

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.

Media contacts

Brent Copeland
Supervisor, Marketing
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3080
289-218-6500 (Event Day) 

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

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Oakville residents invited to annual Make Your Move Family Day