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Family Day in Oakville

The Town of Oakville is offering a full slate of free activities and special events for all ages and abilities on Monday, February 18th. This is the 11th annual ‘Make Your Move Family Day’ that encourages residents to enjoy the many benefits of leading active and healthy lifestyles.

Quite literally, there is something for everyone to experience with over 100 different activities to participate in, from pickleball to beach volleyball! The Glen Abbey Community Centre and Library has a host of activities scheduled including Zumba, swimming, face painting, recreational skating, sportball, storytime, yoga and much more! Joshua’s Creek Arena has shinny hockey, shooter pads, giant board games, recreational skating and photos atop the Zamboni.

Iroquois Ridge Community Centre and Library has family basketball, tai chi, dodgeball, tennis, line dancing, cross training and combo swimming. The Oakville Blades will be playing a game against the Burlington Cougars at 1:30 p.m. at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

The Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre is offering nonstop activities and entertainment all day! Circle of Harmony performs at 11:00 a.m.; High Rendition Jazz at 11:45 a.m.; Oakville Improv at noon and there is a Steel Pan performance by the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton in the early afternoon.

Several exhibits are ongoing at the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate on Navy Street. This Family Day, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., stop by for a tour of this historic estate or visit the Decade Dolls exhibit or view the multimedia presentation entitled ‘The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Freedom’ and discover the story of the many African-American families who settled in Oakville circa 1855.

The Dufflebag Theatre Company presents Peter Pan at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. Three performances are offered on Family Day (10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m.) and the admission is just $2.00 per person in advance or $5.00 at the door. This theatre company has been traveling the globe sine 1992 performing their original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories with wit and humour to audiences of all ages!

There are 11 locations in Oakville with events scheduled to ensure this February 18th is truly a special day for your family!!

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