The Town of Oakville Invites Residents to Participate in June Activities
The City of Oakville offers many ways to celebrate the month of June and participate in fun and educational awareness campaigns.
Residents are encouraged to learn, participate and engage in free programs and activities offered throughout the month in support of National Indigenous History Month, Pride Month, Recreation Month and Parks and Seniors Month.
National Indigenous History Month
City staff noted that the Town of Oakville is located on Treaty 14 and 22 lands and the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee.
Oakville is currently home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, residents are encouraged to:
Learn about Treaty 22, which encompasses the lands of 12 Mile Creek (Bronte Creek) and 16 Mile Creek in Oakville, and Treaties 14 to 20 permanent educational signs at prominent locations in Oakville, including Erchless Estate, Sovereign House and Towne Square as part of the Debwewin project. For more information, visit https://debwewinoakville.ca.
· Visit Oakville’s first-ever orange crosswalk, which will be installed at the intersection of Thomas and Church streets by the end of June. The crosswalk pays homage to the children of the residential school system and provides the public with an opportunity to not only reflect on the generational impact, trauma and oppression experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada, but also to learn from it. more about the treaty lands on which Oakville resides and about Indigenous culture. .
Join the Treaty and Truth Heritage Walk in downtown Oakville on June 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
· Attend the Moccasin Identifier family workshop at the Oakville Museum on June 26 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. and learn about the types of moccasins worn by Aboriginal people in Ontario.
Join Local Indigenous Knowledge Guides for the Power of Indigenous Voice at the Oakville Museum June 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a discussion on the resurgence of Indigenous voices and how to find paths towards truth and reconciliation.
· Walk along one of Oakville’s rainbow crosswalks located on Lakeshore Road at the intersections of Navy Street, Kerr Street and Bronte Road by the end of June.
Join OPL’s Community Conversation Series and dynamic duo Fay & Fluffy for a unique story hour at the Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Center’s Black Box Theater on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. to celebrate Health Month. pride. Using books, songs and laughter, Fay & Fluffy are proud to support the LGBTQ2S+ community and their families by providing a supportive and inclusive environment focused on fun.
· Join OPL’s Community Conversation Series for an important discussion about supporting 2SLGBTQ+ human rights around the world in Ukraine.
Recreation and Parks Month
· The Recreation and Parks Month celebration will be held at the Oakville Trafalgar Community Center on June 1 from 4-8 p.m. Enjoy free activities including family games, swims and BBQ (while supplies last).
· Residents of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in free recreational and cultural activities and more. Visit active.oakville.ca to browse opportunities.
Seniors Month “Stay Active, Connected and Safe”
· Join the Without Walls (WOW) phone program to connect with others on a variety of topics, including Indigenous culture, chair yoga, mindfulness, medication, elder abuse, and more.
· Be active and creative this summer by browsing recreational and cultural programs for seniors. Programs include pilates, line dancing, watercolor painting and more.
For more details on activities and programs, visit our Celebrate June page at oakville.ca.