150 Moments.

150 Stories.

150 ways of seeing Oakville.

With Canada’s 150th birthday quickly approaching, we’re inviting Oakville residents and visitors alike to snap photos of their favourite hidden gems or treasured experiences in town, and then send them to us with a brief explanation. Our goal is to see and hear about at least 150 unique moments that show what makes Oakville so special.

Each moment will be posted to the Visit Oakville website, allowing the public a chance to see what this town means to so many people. Our selection committee will then choose three grand prize winners from the eligible submissions.

How to Enter

No purchase necessary. To participate in the contest, please submit your moment (consisting of a photo and short caption) through the Visit Oakville website. It is strongly recommended that you submit a photo, though written submissions without accompanying images are welcome.

Contest Period

The contest begins at midnight on June 19, 2017 and ends at midnight on August 31, 2017 (extended from the original July 31 end date). Your submission must be received within this time period to be considered eligible. All eligible submissions received will be reviewed and then posted on our website for public viewing.

Each of the submissions will be reviewed by our selection committee, who will then choose the three grand prize winners.


Winners will receive one of three Visit Oakville prize packages. Oakville residents can enjoy a staycation in their own town, while visitors can create new Oakville memories with one of the following:

Prize Package #1
  • A two-night stay at Fairfield Inn by Marriott
  • $150 to use at any of Oakville’s spectacular shops, restaurants or services
Prize Package #2
  • A two-night stay at Staybridge Suites
  • $150 to use at any of Oakville’s spectacular shops, restaurants or services
Prize Package #3
  • A one-night stay at Sandman Hotel
  • $150 to use at any of Oakville’s spectacular shops, restaurants or services

This contest is open to all legal residents of Canada except Visit Oakville employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled). Oakville residents and visitors alike are encouraged to take part and share their experiences.

Winner Selection

The three grand prize winners will be chosen by Visit Oakville’s selection committee, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Submission Rules
  1. All photos and notes are to be submitted through the Visit Oakville website, following the guidelines provided.
  2. All photos and notes must be the original creation of the contest participant. Reproducing, modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s pre-existing work does not qualify as your original creation.
  3. Submissions must not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to copyright. For example, your entry must not defame, infringe or violate the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's, entity's or organization's personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to, intellectual property rights.
  4. Submissions must not have been published previously, used commercially, or submitted to another competition or contest.
  5. Submissions must be appropriate and must not be explicit or offensive, as determined by Visit Oakville, in its sole and absolute discretion.
  6. Submissions must not violate any law or regulation.
  7. Submissions must not be libelous, threatening or harassing.
  8. Submissions must not instigate others to commit illegal activities or violate human rights
  9. Submissions must not contain any viruses, worms, or other interfering computer programming.

Visit Oakville reserves the right to deem ineligible and exclude from the contest any entry that, in its sole and absolute discretion, does not meet the Submission Rules.