Posted 2.12.16 @ 0:0 by: Staff

Just a few more days and we’ll be celebrating Oakville’s 8th annual Make Your Move Family Day on February 15, 2016 - wherein special events and free activities awaits everyone. Yes, anyone from all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are more than welcome to attend a whole day filled with more than 100 exciting activities to choose from!

Make Your Move Oakville!

To celebrate this annual community event presented by Genworth Canada, our community partners, the YMCA of Oakville, the Oakville Public Library, and the Town of Oakville joined together to make Family Day 2016 possible.

There’s a lot of great things to do on the event that it would be nearly impossible to fit them all in a single blog post, so head on to this link to download a PDF copy of the 2016 Family Day brochure and find out what exciting things awaits you and your family!

Something to note is that one event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. There will be no “Record a Cover Song” this year but there’s still a lot of other fun activities that you can join on Monday. Take a look below to read about some of the Make Your Move Oakville highlights and policies:

Free Swim

All free swims are subject to the recreational swim admission standards and under wristband policy. Admission wristbands for all leisure and combo swims are available at the program locations starting 8:30 a.m. but can only be procured at the pool desks an hour before each activity.

Free Skates

Helmets are recommended for participation. Pucks, hockey sticks, and other equipment are only allowed during specific activity times. Those who wish to participate may rent helmets and skates at River Oaks, Sixteen Mile, and Maple Grove (only accepts cash).

Something for the Little Kiddos

See Toopy and Binoo Vroom, Vroom, Zoom brought to life by puppeteer Frank Meschkuleit who voices Toopy. Children can participate in the adventures Toopy and Binoo will have for this day. Tickets to this activity are free and can be availed at the Black Box Theatre entrance an hour prior to each performance. Be sure to accompany your kids though as that is a part of the regulations. There is also a limit of 5 tickets per person as space is limited so better have other adults if accompanying quite a number of children.

Join Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Family Day Workshop

As Canada celebrates 150 years of bringing together 150 communities, the 150 Mosaic Mural Project aims to engage thousands of participants to create a visual reflection of the culture and history of Canada through community murals. Once completed, all the murals will be connected virtually to come together in a railway-themed gigantic mosaic mural that will link the entire country from coast to coast.

Our Town’s mural will be made out of 750 square tiles that measures 4 inches by 4 inches and painted by Oakvillians. No need to be an artist if you wish to be a part of this activity, simply bring your enthusiasm and love for Oakville and head to Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre to participate. Be sure to be there an hour before the workshop to get a wristband that’s needed for admission!

Food, Parking, and More

Those who’ll be going need not worry about bringing food as there will be a variety of food options at select locations. This is also a way for you to help our community because the proceeds will be forwarded to the Oakville RecConnect Fund, so that even families who are not doing so well may participate in recreation programs.

Participants are encouraged to public transportation to the various locations for Make Your Move Family Day celebration because Parking will be very limited. Visit for Oakville Transit fares and schedules.

Care for some excitement to break the winter rut? Then be sure to join the Make Your Move Oakville event and enjoy the many benefits of having a healthy and active lifestyle while having fun. Take a look at the beautiful available homes in Oakville and make our Town your home soon. Contact us to make that happen!


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