Easter in #BurlON

The Easter Bunny is making a stop here in BurlON for all the fun activities…

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#BurlON til June 13

June is a busy month in #BurlON and a month that we look forward to…

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Heritage Month in #BurlON

Our lovely city of Burlington has a rich heritage-structural, oral and cultural. If you’re looking…

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Halloween Fun 2016

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time to break out the decorations and plan your costume as Hallowe’en the most “Spooktacular” timeo of the year is upon us! In  Burlington Halloween events are plentiful which means I will … Continue reading →

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Pokémon GO while visiting Burlington

Have you heard about Pokémon GO?  We kid, even if you would never play Pokémon GO, chances are you’ve heard of it.  I have to admit that while I wasn’t an early adapter who managed to download it before it was available in … Continue reading →

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Father’s Day Weekend 2016

This Father’s Day weekend it’s all about dad!  If your looking for something that dad can do with the whole family then Burlington is the place to be!  Check out this list of great events and activities to celebrate with … Continue reading →

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Oakville Museum seeking public input on future use of Coach House

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – for immediate release

Oakville Museum seeking public input on future use of Coach House

Share your ideas at public meeting on June 21, 2016

Oakville Museum is asking for the public’s help to determine a new use for the Coach House building on the grounds of Erchless Estate. Members of the community are invited to share their ideas at a public meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

The Coach House is a 117-year-old heritage building that has had many roles over the years. Built in 1899, it originally served as a horse stable and residence for the estate’s gardener. In the early 1990s the town opened Erchless Estate as a museum and retrofitted the Coach House to provide much needed collection storage space. Oakville Museum is now using storage facilities at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, freeing up the Coach House to play a new role.

“Investing in key cultural anchors like the Coach House is a critical aspect of the town’s Cultural Plan,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “This meeting is a great way for residents to help decide how this building should be repurposed to enrich Oakville’s cultural and historical landscape.”

The June 21, 2016, public meeting will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakville Museum at 8 Navy Street. Those planning to attend are asked to register by emailing Lyne Mainville at lyne.mainville@oakville.ca.


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Art meets fashion at Oakville Museum’s new exhibition opening May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016 – for immediate release

Art meets fashion at Oakville Museum’s new exhibition opening May 27, 2016

What do Pierre Trudeau, Elizabeth Taylor and The Beatles have in common? They are all featured in Oakville’s newest Art and Fashion exhibition that will take visitors on a 250-year journey through the world of paintings and couture.

“This exhibit explores the relationship between fashion and the art of its time and we’re very excited to showcase nine of our most exquisite gowns paired with nine unique artistic movements,” said Carolyn Cross, Curator of Collections at Oakville Museum.

The exhibit begins with a 1766 French court style gown featuring lace, silk and embroidery paired with the Rococo art that reflects the desire for luxury and excess which came to a halt with the French Revolution.

From there the exhibit proceeds to cover most of the major art movements of the 19th and 20th centuries including the Impressionists and Expressionists before reaching a Pop Art finale highlighting iconic artifacts from the 1960s. A Pierre Trudeau paper dress is displayed with a copy of Andy Warhol’s Silver Liz and the Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album by The Beatles.

“In 1968, a journalist said that electing Pierre Trudeau was like voting for a Beatle because he was so popular so we had to put these pieces together,” Cross explained. “It really is a fun exhibit and you don’t have to be an art historian or a fashion devotee to enjoy it.”

The Art and Fashion exhibition runs from May 27, 2016 to June 18, 2017 at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate, 8 Navy Street, in downtown Oakville. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

For more information, visit the Oakville Museum page.


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Egyptomania brings Ancient Egypt to life at Oakville Museum

Monday, October 05, 2015 – for immediate release

Egyptomania brings Ancient Egypt to life at Oakville Museum

Ancient Egypt takes over the Oakville Museum this month with Egyptomania – a fun and informative lineup of engaging Ancient Egypt activities and lectures for all ages.

Programs include a How to Write Hieroglyphs workshop, a Mummy Making workshop for kids, and an evening Egyptomania lecture and wine and cheese, along with a special exhibit of Egyptian-inspired artifacts and clothing. Oakville Museum is presenting Egyptomania through a partnership with Ancient Egypt Alive, a professional association devoted to education around Ancient Egypt.

“Ancient Egypt has always had a special allure with Oakville residents,” said Carolyn Cross, curator of collections at the Oakville Museum. “Many of our 1920s and 1930s exhibits demonstrate just how enamoured our early residents were with the art, style and culture of the Egyptians, so we are excited to bring Egyptomania back to Oakville this fall.”

Egyptomania runs concurrently with the From Oakville to Abydos exhibit at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate celebrating the life and art of Oakville Egyptologist Amice Calverley. The exhibit runs from October 23 to November 21, 2015.

“We are thrilled to bring Egyptomania to the beautiful Oakville Museum,” says Thomas Greiner, co-director of Ancient Egypt Alive. “Our events for kids and parents alike will strive to stoke the everlasting fascination in the lives of the ancient Egyptians – and also show the special connection between Canada and Egypt.”

Ancient Egypt events at the Oakville Museum include:

Write like an Egyptian: Hieroglyphs 101 (Age: 8+)

Friday, October 9, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $5, Maximum 24 participants. Call 905-338-4400 or email oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca to reserve your spot.

Fashion, Fantasy and Egyptomania in the 1920s: Wine and Cheese Lecture (Age 18+)

Friday, October 23, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free event. RSVP to oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca or call 905-338-4400.

Mummy Making Workshop (Age: 8-12)

Sunday, October 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $10, Maximum 24 participants. Call 905-338-4400 or email oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca to reserve your spot.

For more information and program descriptions visit the Oakville Museum page.


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Rainy Day Activities in Burlington

Every once in a while some rain must fall, it’s good for our gardens and gives us a reason to stay indoors and enjoy some of these fun rainy day activities. Explore the Indoor Gardens at the RBG When the … Continue reading →

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