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Published on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oakville's Culture Days recognized

Town places 4th on Top Ten Cities and Towns list

Oakville's Culture Days recognized
Photo by Riziero Vertolli Metroland Media
Scottish Dance Demonstration and Workshop Oakville Scottish Country Dance at Towne Square. Part of Culture Days.Lei Li and Jianping Zhang gave the dance a try
By Marta Marychuk, Oakville Beaver

Oakville’s celebration of arts and culture, held Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, was among the best Culture Days events in the country according to the annual Top Ten Cities and Towns list recently released by the Culture Days nonprofit organization.

The Town placed fourth among top 10 municipalities with similar population. Oakville ranked fourth within the group with populations of 50,000 to 499,999.

“On behalf of Council, I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in organizing such a successful and widely recognized event,” Mayor Rob Burton said in a press release.

“We’re very proud to offer such a great opportunity for residents to explore the vibrant arts and culture scene that is thriving in our community,”
Burton added.

Rankings were based on the number of activities held in each community. Oakville’s three-day celebration featured 62 activities, performances, hands-on workshops and exhibitions.

Residents had the opportunity to explore music, dance, visual arts and theatre at multiple locations including: Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Towne Square, Oakville Public Library, Bronte Village, Lions Valley, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and Oakville Galleries.

Highlights from this year’s lineup included an improv workshop with the Oakville Improv Theatre Company, Oakville Wind Orchestra’s Instrument Zoo and Saxophone Quartet performance, a Truth and Reconciliation movie night and community conversation, a family art workshop and a special Oakville Symphony performance celebrating 150 years of music in Canada.

Culture Days is a grassroots, nation-wide movement that aims to raise awareness, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life of Canadian communities.

For more information about the town’s Culture Days festivities, visit
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Author: Mayor Rob Burton

Categories: News

Tags: Oakville Town Council



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