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The 2020 Talk of the Town Awards return with the category “Best Ice Cream”

We “gelat”-know that you’re all looking for a cool treat this summer, so taste test some local favourites and cast your vote for the Best Ice Cream Talk of the Town Award!  The Best Ice Cream Talk of the Town Award survey can be found through Visit Oakville’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts or the […]

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Province announces $450,000 to drive Halton tourism and support the Burlington Sound of Music Festival

Reposted from the Oakville Beaver The Province of Ontario has announced that Halton Region will receive $450,000 to drive local tourism as it rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario’s Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries Lisa MacLeod discussed the funding and the impact COVID-19 has had on tourism during a press conference at […]

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Oakville Economic Task Force launches support local marketing campaign

Reposted from Town of Oakville The Oakville Economic Task Force has launched a community-wide, support local marketing campaign, coordinated in partnership with Oakville’s Business Improvement Areas, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, Visit Oakville, and the Town of Oakville’s Economic Development department. “Oakville businesses are ready to welcome residents back with new safety protocols to keep staff […]

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The Visit Oakville Talk of the Town Awards to return July 8, 2020

The Visit Oakville Talk of the Town Awards are making a return!  We pressed pause in April while everyone adjusted to the new normal, but now we’re bringing the Talk of the Town Awards back as a way to celebrate the tourism businesses still working hard to serve our community. We will announce one or two […]

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Sugar Suite Cakes wins Visit Oakville Tourism Excellence Award at 25th Annual OABE

Sugar Suite Cakes took home the Visit Oakville Tourism Excellence Award at the 25th Annual Oakville Awards for Business Excellence hosted by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. This Downtown Oakville bakery has become a destination for many in Ontario, as they provide allergen-free, gluten-free and vegan sweets and personalized confections. Owner Kenzie Goodall and her team […]

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Education through Film: 14 must-see BIPOC stories at the 2020 OFFA Film Festival

The Oakville Film Festival has always provided a stage for diverse talents to shine through and this year is no different.  Whether it be comedy, drama, documentary or short format, there are plenty of ways to take in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) stories through this year’s online screenings.  Keep reading below to learn […]

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Celebrate #OakvilleTogether this Tourism Week

We know travel is on pause right now, so we’re going to spend this Tourism Week celebrating the amazing things local businesses are doing to support #OakvilleTogether! Keep watching the videos below to learn more about how Oakville businesses are supporting frontline workers, helping community organizations and keeping people connected online. Thank you to all […]

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Victoria Day Colouring Contest winners announced

The results are in and the winners of our 2020 Victoria Day Colouring Contest have been announced! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. Every submission we received brought smiles to our faces. Keep reading below for a look at all the incredible drawings. Ages 4 and under: Liam Ages 5-8: Manvika Ages 9-13: […]

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Floral Favourites: Top 5 Oakville gardens

The winter chill is finally starting to thaw and we are so excited to show off all the floral fun Oakville has to offer.  Local outdoor spaces like these are beginning to open up, so please remember to practice social and physical distancing when enjoying these visual feasts.  We know that it is not safe […]

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Enter our Victoria Day colouring contest today!

We know holidays can be a little tough to celebrate in the age of social distancing, so we want to bring a little “colour” to your Victoria Day weekend!  We’ve turned one of our favourite scenes of the fireworks over the Oakville harbour into a colouring sheet, and are looking for some young artists to […]

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