Culture Notes

Local Happenings: There are lots of things to do in your community this season. Check for event information online.,,,,,

Canadian Celebs Earn Scouts Badges: Scouts Canada recently surveyed its members to definitively name Canada’s most ‘Scout badge-worthy’ celebrities of 2022. The top Canadian badge recipient celebrity: Autumn Peltier (Anishinaabe leader, water protector and climate activist). The nine other most badge-worthy Canadians were: Ryan Reynolds, Celine Dion, Keanu Reeves, Terry Fox, Elliot Page, Sandra Oh, Dan Levy, Crystal Emmanuel and Iman Vellani. A one-of-a-kind Scouts Canada badge will be created and sent to each winner.

Order of Canada Appointments & Promotions: Oakville’s own Canadian Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey was recently appointed into the Order of Canada for his excellence in track and field, and for his philanthropic commitment to youth, amateur athletes and his community. Frank Joseph Hayden, also of Oakville, was promoted within the order for endorsing and advocating the transformative
effect of sport on the mental, physical and social well-being of people with intellectual disabilities. 

Mail Order Sweet Stuff: You’ve got (actual) mail. Sweet Reads Box is a Canadian monthly book subscription service for book lovers, by book lovers. Everything inside is your chance to relax and enjoy a great read, a decadent treat, and a carefully curated item that ties to your novel. Many of the products are sourced from Canadian companies.