Oakville Film Fest Online Program Schedule

OFFA Online Film Festival presents the industry virtual summit 2020, check out these titles and upcoming event times. Click here to register.  Wednesday June 17th, LAUNCH EVENT 7:00 pm LOCAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (in partnership with Sheridan Alumni) Short films from Oakville and surrounding communities – 2hrs 4min 541: a …

Culture Notes

How active are we?  Garmin’s wearable devices give the company interesting insights into how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected our fitness activities. When comparing activity in the U.S. to a year ago, Garmin reported a 64 per cent increase in virtual cycling. Lap swimming is down 88 per cent, but …

Book Review: You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Review by Jenna Mohammed During a time of self-isolation, it can be difficult to remain positive, especially when faced with the unknown. Sometimes we need a friend to remind us how awesome we are. Canadian author, public speaker and entrepreneur, Neil Pasricha is the ally we all need in our …

Culture Notes

The frogs are back in Oakville After a few years of absence, Tim Cotterill’s beloved bronze frogs are now available at Towne Square Gallery in downtown Oakville. These whimsical sculptures make a perfect addition for the spring season. Townesquaregallery.com   100 years with the Group of Seven On May 7, …

Sizzling Design: Top Trends in Kitchen Design

Who doesn’t love a beautifully designed kitchen? It is, perhaps, the most important space in the home when we consider its many functions, most notably, meal preparation. Perhaps it’s the allure of food that has turned the kitchen into the prime gathering space in most households. Whether preparing a snack …

Book Club: The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells  Book review by Danielle Leonard “It is worse, much worse than you think,” writes author David Wallace-Wells in the introductory paragraph of his book, The Uninhabitable Earth. The deputy editor for New York Magazine is referring to climate change and the impending disaster our …

Local Treasure: Joseph Brant Museum

By Danielle Leonard | Photo by Graham Paine New contemporary space for all ages. There’s a new reason to visit the Joseph Brant Museum. With 1200 square feet of space added to its original premises, the new space is modern and bright, offering an exciting array of interactive displays that …

Private Clubs: The social membership

By Allie Murray | Photography by Nikki Wesley Many residents across Halton and Mississauga are looking for a home away from home to enjoy year-round. For a sense of belonging and to experience a place for gathering with friends and family, host business meetings, enjoy picturesque views, and play sports, …

Bowling Under the Sun

By Danielle Leonard  | Photo by Nikki Wesley On a warm summer day, you’re likely to see them at play, surrounded by a white picket fence with balls (called bowls) the size of large oranges, rolling across a grassy surface. They’re the lawn bowlers at the Oakville Lawn Bowling Club. …

The curiosity of Pine Sanctuary

By Danielle Leonard It’s an unusually sunny day in mid-March when I visit the Pine Sanctuary – a soaring sculpture that is part of the City of Mississauga Public Art Collection, located at the entrance of Riverwood Conservancy. The start of spring seems a fitting time of year to admire …