#BurlON til Jan 23

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#BurlON til Jan 16

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#BurlON til March 28

Run Forest Run! This weekend marks the 124th year for the Around the Bay Race,…

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This Weekend in Burlington – August 25-27

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Council endorses Rogers Hometown Hockey event in downtown Oakville

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – for immediate release

Council endorses Rogers Hometown Hockey event in downtown Oakville

Staff receives green light to proceed with plans for outdoor celebration in December 2017

Oakville hockey fans of all ages will have a chance to showcase their love of the game when the Rogers Hometown Hockey celebration comes to town this winter.

Town Council authorized staff to sign a letter of agreement with the Hometown Hockey event organizers that will see the outdoor festival visit Downtown Oakville during a weekend in December. The date will be confirmed once the NHL schedule is released in June.

Rogers Hometown Hockey is a two-day festival that celebrates Canada’s passion for hockey with a weekend of free outdoor activities. The festival will feature games, interactive experiences, and live entertainment for the whole family culminating with an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast live from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio with Ron MacLean and co-host Tara Slone.

“This event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate hockey in Oakville, attract thousands of people downtown during the Christmas shopping season, and showcase our town to a national audience,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

Council also approved $96,000 in funding to cover costs associated with hosting the event such as marketing, parking, police, site security and a transit shuttle service.

Staff is working with the Hometown Hockey production team to confirm which area in downtown Oakville is most suitable for the event site. The event dates and location will be announced later this summer.


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B Town Sound is quietly making a big noise

I remember years ago (okay, decades ago) when MTV played the video for “Do they know it’s Christmas” and we all got a peek into the recording studio and how the magic of music is made.  Fast forward to 2015, … Continue reading →

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Canada Day in Burlington 2015

This July 1 celebrate Canada Day in Burlington at these great events. Canada Day Celebration – Spencer Smith Park Celebrate our Nation’s birthday at this free event that includes festivities throughout the day and ends with fireworks at 10pm Here … Continue reading →

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Cultural Grants provide $100,000 for local arts community

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 – for immediate release

Cultural Grants provide $100,000 for local arts community

More than 20 local organizations benefit from annual grant program

The Oakville Arts Council recently awarded a total of $101,500 in grants to 22 local not-for-profit arts and culture organizations as part of the Town of Oakville’s Cultural Grants program.

“A thriving arts community is an essential component in creating Canada’s most livable town,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Grant funding helps local organizations develop and produce programs that strengthen the cultural offerings of our town and enrich the lives of all Oakville residents.”

Administered by the Oakville Arts Council on behalf of the Town of Oakville, the Cultural Grants program assists local not-for-profit arts, heritage and culture groups with their operating and program costs.

The following recipients were selected by the Cultural Grants Review Committee.

Arthouse
Burl-Oak Theatre Group
Canadian Music Competitions
Carousel of Nations Multicultural Association
Circle of Harmony
High Rendition Jazz
Intrada Brass of Oakville
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
Masterworks of Oakville Chorus & Orchestra
Oakville Arts Society
Oakville Camera Club
Oakville Chamber Orchestra
Oakville Children’s Choir
Oakville Chinese Network Society
Oakville Choral Society
Oakville Symphony Orchestra
Oakville Wind Orchestra Inc.
Streetwise
Tempus Choral Society
The Oakville Players
West End Studio Theatre
World of Threads

“A Cultural Grant can provide the financial boost a local arts organization needs to launch a new program or project,” said Bernadette Ward, operations director for the Oakville Arts Council. “Our goal is to help organizations move toward sustainability through new or expanded programming or operational improvements that can lead to an increased supporter base.”

The town’s Cultural Grants program has helped more than 47 local arts and culture programs since 1989. For more information about the program or to learn how to apply for funding, contact the Oakville Arts Council at 905-815-5977 or visit the Oakville Arts Council website.

For more information contact:

Bernadette Ward
Operations Director
Oakville Arts Council
905-815-5977
bward@oakville.ca

Pamela Janes
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005
pjanes@oakville.ca


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Burlington Performing Arts Centre 2014 Season Updates

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Cultural Grants allow art and culture to thrive in Oakville

Monday, August 08, 2011 – for immediate release

Cultural Grants allow art and culture to thrive in Oakville

The local arts and culture community recently got a boost through the Town of Oakville’s Cultural Grants program. This summer, 15 recipients received a combined total of $98,000 distributed across various heritage and culture, media, literary, visual, and performing arts groups.

“These grants allow the arts community to cultivate, develop and produce programs that enrich the lives of Oakville residents and it’s important to see these groups flourish,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Arts and culture are a vital part of the livability of Oakville. It’s that livability that helps attract the kind of investment in new jobs our community wants.”

Administered by the Oakville Arts Council on behalf of the Town of Oakville, the grant assists local not-for-profit arts, heritage and culture groups with their operating and program costs.

The following recipients were selected by the Cultural Grants Review Committee:

ArtHouse
Carousel of Nations Multicultural Association
Community Arts Space
Halton Youth Symphony
High Rendition Jazz
Intrada Brass of Oakville
Masterworks of Oakville Chorus & Orchestra
Oakville Camera Club
Oakville Chamber Ensemble
Oakville Chamber Orchestra
Oakville Children’s Choir
Oakville Literary Alliance
Oakville Symphony Orchestra
Oakville Wind Orchestra Inc.
West End Studio Theatre

“Submissions were down from last year and we interpret this as great news,” explained Andrew MacIver, treasurer of the Oakville Arts Council. “Many of our previous grant recipients have demonstrated impressive success and are now in a position to sustain themselves without the aid of the Cultural Grant. Culture in Oakville is thriving.”

Not-for-profit arts, heritage and cultural groups interested in applying to the Cultural Grants program for 2012 are invited to attend a workshop hosted by the Oakville Arts Council and the Town of Oakville on Wednesday, August 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the central branch of the Oakville Public Library, 120 Navy Street.

The Cultural Grants program has been funding local arts and culture programs since 1989, having given 42 different cultural organizations financial funding over the past 22 years.

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Media contacts:

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

Bernadette Ward
Communications Manager
Oakville Arts Council
905-815-5977
bward@oakville.ca


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