People & Events
GOODWILL: The Shoebox Project
Women love to feel pampered. Be it the latest shade in lipstick, a pretty fleece scarf or opulent bath lotion, it's the little things that make us feel good about ourselves. But there are women – countless women – that for reasons beyond their control have no access to life's simple pleasures. They are our neighbours, our friends, our family, and they are homeless, living in a myriad of controlled shelters. More
SCENE & HEARD: November/December 2016
Bif Naked is an interesting woman. While she's likely best known for her music career, she's also had a successful stint as an actor, a spoken word poet and just released her memoirs I, Bificus. She's also a cancer survivor. If you're a fan of her music, or just find her whole life story fascinating, you might want to check her out when she comes to The Studio at Hamilton Place on November 12 as part of her Songs and Stories Tour. More
ARTIST PROFILE: Amanda Paterson
When an arts supporter approached artistic director Amanda Paterson about sponsoring a new production, she created Oakville Ballet, a youth company for classical ballet dancers. “We worked together on the production to figure out how we could start to bring in a new audience and educate them about classical ballet,” Paterson explains. More
DESIGN STUDIO: Angela DeMontigny
DESIGN STUDIO: Angela DeMontigny
It's slow fashion,” designer Angela DeMontigny says as she discusses her edgy eclectic custom couture collection worn by celebrities across North America, many musicians and many First Nations customers. “I'm old school,” she says. It takes time to craft, individualize and tailor each DeMontigny piece, just as it takes time to develop a 21-year fashion career that took her from Vancouver to a fashion design internship with CCAB (Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) in Toronto, and finally to a storefront in Hamilton and a residence near Ancaster. Read More..
BOOKS: November/December 2016
BOOKS: November/December 2016
New reads to keep you warm this winter. Read More..
Winter Fun Guide 2016
Winter Fun Guide 2016
Enjoy the season and keep your holiday merry and bright with this roundup of local winter and holiday-themed events. Read More..
Fashionable fitness tracker
Fashionable fitness tracker
Stay fit and fashionable with the new Fitbit Flex 2 and its stunning accessories. Read More..
New Dogs of Oakville released
New Dogs of Oakville released
Local artist and photographer Maria Bell returns with the latest edition of the popular Dogs of Oakville series with The Dogs of Oakville: Big and Small. Read More..
Peek inside local homes while helping charity
Peek inside local homes while helping charity
The Junior League of Hamilton-Burlington is celebrating 34 years of holiday decoration with this year's Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes. Read More..
Visit Materialize at the Art Gallery of Burlington
Visit Materialize at the Art Gallery of Burlington
In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Craft Ontario has partnered with the Art Gallery of Burlington to present Materialize. Read More..
Cut the carbs with cold
New research shows that refrigerating rice with a teaspoon of coconut oil can drastically reduce calories. Read More..
Oakville Symphony conductor celebrates 20 years
The Oakville Symphony celebrated conductor and music director Roberto De Clara's 20th anniversary in October with a special event at The Oakville Club. Read More..
The Holiday Gift Market comes to the RBG
A festive Holiday shopping experience takes over the Royal Botanical Gardens on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Read More..
WEST of the City and St. Kitts host Late Summer Soiree
WEST of the City and St. Kitts host Late Summer Soiree
Last night WEST of the City hosted a celebration for colleagues, clients and friends of the Oakville-based luxury lifestyle magazine. Read More..
SCENE & HEARD: September/October 2016
SCENE & HEARD: September/October 2016
It will be a double shot of the classic 1970s sound when a pair of iconic acts from that decade make a stop at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. Read More..
GOODWILL: Veterans Helping Veterans
GOODWILL: Veterans Helping Veterans
Fred Smith is determined to “put more Freds on the streets” to help homeless war veterans. Read More..
ARTIST PROFILE: Amy Montgomery
ARTIST PROFILE: Amy Montgomery
Successful graphic designer and photographer Amy Montgomery was looking for a challenge. “I accidently started painting. It was not unlike when someone decides to try knitting or something like that,” she says. “I was thinking I might like to paint a couple of Christmas gifts or fill a wall in my dining room.” Read More..
LIVING: Escape Rooms
LIVING: Escape Rooms
The door closes tightly and the last rays of light are sealed from view. A hush falls over the room, and then a flashlight clicks on. This is the start of one of the latest trends in entertainment: the escape room. Read More..