Oakville Children’s Festival to be held at Coronation Park

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – for immediate release

Oakville Children’s Festival to be held at Coronation Park

Town of Oakville and Tim Hortons present summer arts and culture event featuring Sharon, Bram & Friends and more!

Mark your calendar! The Town of Oakville and Tim Hortons are proud to present the first-ever Oakville Children’s Festival on Sunday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Coronation Park.

Oakville’s beautiful lakeside park will be transformed into an arts and culture playground for kids of all ages with free live performances and fun events to engage young imaginations and foster creativity. Main stage headliners include: Sharon, Bram & Friends; Sheesham & Lotus; Jack Grunsky; and Corpus – Les moutons.

Exciting opportunities for fun and learning will continue throughout the park with interactive building and art activities, yoga and dance lessons, reptile, magic and science shows, kids’ play zone and obstacle course, face painting, food vendors, and more!

“The Oakville Children’s Festival highlights some of our town’s best qualities — our family-friendly events and our love of arts and culture,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “Coronation Park is also the perfect setting for Oakville’s newest outdoor festival.”

The aim of the Oakville Children’s Festival is to introduce children to arts and culture in an engaging and interactive way. Face painters, balloon artists, characters and storytellers are sure to capture the curiosity of young minds, while the interactive activities will encourage participation and discovery.

“Tim Hortons Oakville Restaurant Owners are especially pleased to partner with an event that shares our passion for being an active member of the community and creating a positive impact where we live, work, and play. Tim Hortons understands the value of quality experiences for children, be it through our Timbits Sports programs, annual Smile Cookie fundraiser, or events like the Oakville Children’s Festival,” said Tim Hortons Regional Marketing Manager, Julie Granger. “We are proud to sponsor this unique event where kids will have the opportunity to discover the power of their imaginations!”

Coronation Park is located at 1426 Lakeshore Road West. Festival-goers are encouraged to catch a free Oakville Transit shuttle from the Bronte GO Station or ride their bike. Special bike parking corrals will be available on site. Visitors are also reminded to bring a refillable bottle to enjoy fresh and free water from the water bar.

Festival admission is free and the event will take place rain or shine. Visit the Oakville Children’s Festival page for the full event schedule.


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Conquer the Kryptonite Necklace – How can a CEO find time for strategic activity?

Are you a chief executive or EO who is finding it hard to make time for strategic work because the day-to-day activity sucks all the oxygen out of your tent?

My friend Larry is the CEO of an investment firm and he coined this term: He told me, “Every time I get out of the office to work on strategy I come back with these great ideas that I’m excited to implement; but as soon as I get back to the office my staff hangs the kryptonite necklace on me. Right away I’m sucked into the vortex of day-to-day tasks and my strategic work doesn’t get done.

Whether you have one direct report or a hundred it’s hard to make time for the activities that move you ahead. One solution is planning your calendar to make it happen. Here’s an idea that works: One afternoon per month, make an appointment out of the office with a board member or senior staffer to work on a specific strategic exercise. Book off the entire afternoon and make the offsite far enough away that you’re not tempted to nip back to the office.

It means that you’ll spend at least a few hours every month working on the future and it helps to build your relationships with key board members and staffers.

Strategic activity is a key element of sustainability. In order to move forward you must work on the business of the organization not just in it.

Written by Erin Roberts, OREA Centre for Leadership Development Guest Blogger

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Get active during June is Recreation and Parks Month!

Thursday, May 30, 2013 – for immediate release

Get active during June is Recreation and Parks Month!

With summer just around the corner, June is the perfect month to boost your physical activity! In celebration of longer days and warmer weather, check out the town’s June is Recreation and Parks Month event calendar which is packed full of fun for the entire family. The next 30 days will focus on this year’s theme ‘Live it everyday!’ offering residents tons of opportunities to get active.

To officially launch June is Recreation and Parks Month, the Town of Oakville is offering free indoor rock climbing from noon to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. The brand new 20 foot high wall has eight top rope stations with 16 possible routes set for all levels of climbers.

“Whether you’re a beginner or advanced climber, your experience is sure to be fun and challenging,” said Nina de Vaal, director of Recreation and Culture. “If you haven’t been down to check out our new rock climbing wall yet, mark it in your calendar and challenge yourself to reach new heights this month.”

Residents can also enjoy a swim at Brookdale outdoor pool or cool off at one of the town’s splash pads opening today. There’s also special events planned for youth, including free outdoor sports at the Bronte Youth Centre every Wednesday. For seniors, don’t miss the Seniors Sizzlers Camp Day on June 19 at Coronation Park featuring Inukshuk making, a drumming circle, heritage crafts, giant board games, a caricature artist and much more.

With more than 200 kilometres of picturesque trails, the town is also encouraging residents and walking groups to get active, get healthy and have fun doing it during the many walks, hikes, and events scheduled this month.

Make Your Move is the Town of Oakville’s public education and awareness program that promotes the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles. The program encourages residents to become more active through various sports and recreational activities. June is Recreation and Parks month was first proclaimed in 2005 by Parks and Recreation Ontario, the Ontario Parks Association, the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and Get Active Now. Ontario now has nearly 100 June is Recreation and Parks Month ambassadors.

To view the complete June is Recreation and Parks Month calendar of activities for all ages and abilities visit the June is page.

Media contact:

Brent Copeland
Marketing Supervisor
Recreation and Culture
905-845-6601, ext. 3080
bcopeland@oakville.ca


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What’s happening at Town Hall – May 6 to 10, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013 – for immediate release

What’s happening at Town Hall – May 6 to 10, 2013

Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening May 6 to 10, 2013.

May 6

Council
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

Standing Committee reports
Community Services Committee, April 30, 2013
Administrative Services Committee, April 30, 2013

Discussion item
2013 Citizen Survey

May 7

Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee
Location: Town Hall, Oakville Room, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Committee of Adjustment
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

May 9

Accessibility Advisory Committee
Location: Town Hall, Oakville Room, 7–9 p.m.

What’s Happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit Agendas and Minutes. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council Calendar or News and Notices.

For more information

Kathy Patrick
Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 4235
kpatrick@oakville.ca


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What’s happening at Town Hall – April 15 to 19, 2013

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What’s happening at Town Hall – April 15 to 19, 2013

Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening April 15 to 19, 2013.

April 15

Council
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

Standing committee report
Administrative Services Committee, April 9, 2013

Discussion items
Oakville Hydro shareholder approval of directors remuneration
2012 Employee Engagement Survey
Collection of development charges for the expansion and improvements to hospitals moved by Councillor Johnston, seconded by Councillor Elgar, introduced at the March 25, 2013 Council meeting.
Province of Ontario 2013 Senior of the Year Award – Oakville nomination

April 16

Site Plan Committee
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 5–7 p.m.

Committee of Adjustment 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

What’s Happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit Agendas and Minutes. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council Calendar or News and Notices.

For more information

Kathy Patrick
Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 4235
kpatrick@oakville.ca


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Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening March 25 to 29, 2013.

March 25

Council
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

Standing committee reports
Community Services Committee, March 19, 2013
Administrative Services Committee, March 19, 2013

New business: In accordance with Section 6.1(2) of the procedure by-law, the following notice of motion will be considered at the next Council meeting to be held on April 15, 2013:
Collection of development charges for the expansion and improvements to hospitals

March 26

Heritage Oakville Advisory Committee
Location: Town Hall, Oakville Room, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Appeals Committee
Location: Town Hall, Committee Room1, 10–11 a.m.

What’s Happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit Agendas and Minutes. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council Calendar or News and Notices.

For more information

Kathy Patrick
Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 4235
kpatrick@oakville.ca


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Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening March 18 to 22, 2013.

March 18

Planning and Development Council
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

Consent item
Assumption of Subdivision Plan 20M-1015 -Tanglewood Phase 4 – N.H.D Developments

Public hearing item
Public meeting and recommendation report for zoning by-law amendment and revisions to draft plan of subdivision and condominium at 1221 Lakeshore Road West for Fernbrook Homes (Lakeshore) Ltd.

Discussion items
Ontario Municipal Board Hearing – Fernbrook Homes (Lakeshore) Ltd. – 1215 Lakeshore Road West
South Central Public Lands Study – final recommendations and next steps
Economic Development 2012 Annual Report
Committee of Adjustment Annual Activity Report

March 19

Community Services Committee 
Location: Town Hall, Council Chamber, 7–10 p.m.

Discussion items
2012 Oakville Road System Report
Pedestrian Signal Warrant
Fish Weigh Station
Parks By-law 2013-013
New Oakville Waterfront Festival
2013 Pedestrian Crossover Conversion Program

Administrative Services Committee
Location: Town Hall, Oakville Room, 7–10 p.m.

Discussion items
Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) 2012 Accomplishments and 2013 Work Plan
Internal Audit – 2012 Annual Report

Advisory Committee minutes
Accessibility Advisory Committee — February 14, 2013

Site Plan Committee
Location: Town Hall, Trafalgar Room, 5–7 p.m.

Committee of Adjustment
Location: Town Hall, Committee Room 1, 7–10 p.m.

What’s Happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit Agendas and Minutes. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council Calendar or News and Notices.

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Kathy Patrick
Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 4235
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Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening March 11 to 15, 2013.

March 14

Accessibility Advisory Committee
Location: Town Hall, Oakville Room, 7–10 p.m.

What’s Happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit Agendas and Minutes. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council Calendar or News and Notices.

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Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 4235
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Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening February 18 to 22, 2013.

February 19

South Central Public Lands Study Subcommittee
Location: Town Hall, Oakville and Trafalgar Rooms, 1–3:30 p.m.

Public information meeting for Zoning By-Law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision for Dundas Street East, 404072 Ontario Limited (Mattamy Development Corporation)
Location: Town Hall, Committee Room 2, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Public information meeting for Zoning By-Law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision at 3075 Trafalgar Road for Minto Communities
Location: Town Hall, Committee Room 1, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

February 20

Public information meeting for Zoning By-law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision at 41 Dundas Street East for Sixth Line Corporation / Freeman Planning Solutions Inc.
Location: Town Hall, Committee Room 2, 6:30 –9:30 p.m.

Public information meeting for Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments at 3108 and 3130 Sixth Line for VIVA Oakville Facilities & VIVA Oakville Towns (Retirement Communities)
Location: Town Hall, Committee Room 1, 6:30 –9:30 p.m.

Public information meeting for a Zoning By-Law Amendment at 103 & 109 Garden Drive for Memory Care Investments (Oakville) Ltd.
Location: Town Hall, Trafalgar Room, 6:30 –9:30 p.m.

February 22

Property Standards Committee
Location: Town Hall, Oakville Room, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

What’s Happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit Agendas and Minutes. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council Calendar or News and Notices.

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Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
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What’s happening at Town Hall – January 28 to February 1, 2013

Do you want to know what’s happening at Town Hall? Are you interested in participating in local government? Here’s a highlight of what’s happening January 28 to February 1, 2013.

January 28

Appeals Committee
Location: Town Hall, Trafalgar Room, 9:30 –11 a.m.

January 30

Public information meeting for a zoning by-law amendment for 3120 Third Line for Infrastructure Ontario (c/o Erinoak kids) –Ward 4
Location: Town Hall, Trafalgar Room, 7-10 p.m.

What’s Happening at Town Hall provides an overview of upcoming Town of Oakville meetings and other events. The public is welcome to attend these meetings. For agendas and copies of reports, please visit Agendas and Minutes. For more information and additional upcoming meetings, please visit the Council Calendar or News and Notices.

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Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Town of Oakville
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