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
GOODWILL: Literacy Council of Burlington
GOODWILL: Literacy Council of Burlington
As an advocate for literacy, Elaine Austin faces a daily conundrum. How do you reach your target audience without relying on the written word? “By far, this is one of our biggest challenges. If you cannot read a flyer that is posted in the local library, arena, grocery store or hospital, there is no benefit to publishing one,” says Austin, executive director of the Literacy Council of Burlington. Read More..
BOOKS: January/February 2016
BOOKS: January/February 2016
New reads for January and February Read More..
Shaw celebrates 55th season
Shaw celebrates 55th season
The Shaw Festival returns for it's 55th season of drama, comedy and downright entertainment. Read More..
LIVING: Community Foundations
Giving Made to Last: Community Foundations build legacies in our neighbourhoods Read More..
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School turns 125
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School turns 125
Oakville's St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. Read More..
Sore throats ‘bee' gone
Sore throats ‘bee' gone
Canadian company Beekeeper's Naturals know that beekeepers are good for more than just honey. Read More..
Winter wonderland
Winter wonderland
Get out there and stay active this winter with an Ontario Parks Winter Vehicle Permit. Read More..
Waxon opens in Oakville and Burlington
Waxon opens in Oakville and Burlington
The nationwide expansion of Waxon Waxbar has reached the GTA with the opening of a new location this past December in Burlington and an upcoming opening in Oakville this March. Read More..
Local skin masque
Local skin masque
Born out of the combined passions of husband and wife duo Narae Kim and Elie Nehmé, Oakville-based Artifact Skin Co. uses forgotten cultural skincare traditions to create a line of natural products that you can feel good about putting on your skin. Read More..
Celebrate 60 years with May Court Club of Oakville
This year the May Court Club of Oakville celebrates its 60th anniversary. Read More..
Skate in the Square
The RBC Skate in the Square is back for another year in downtown Oakville's Towne Square. Read More..
The Beer Baron
The Beer Baron
Rewind the clock back to 1992 and Blue Jays fever gripped the country like a snapback cap one size too small. Yet in the midst of Jays mania there was also another craze sweeping the nation: home brewed beer. Read More..
ARTIST PROFILE: Chantal Forde
ARTIST PROFILE: Chantal Forde
After receiving an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, Burl-Oak Theatre Group contacted Chantal Forde. “They wanted to put on a family friendly show, a pantomime and asked if I'd be interested,” explains Forde, director and co-writer of this year's performance: Snow White: A Holiday Pantomime. Read More..
GOODWILL: ArtHouse
GOODWILL: ArtHouse
Don Pangman believes there's a Pablo Picasso or Ginger Rogers waiting to emerge in every one of ArtHouse's students. And he'll be damned to ever let a lack of money get in the way of the world meeting the next great painter, dancer, or actor. Read More..
SCENE & HEARD: November/December 2015
SCENE & HEARD: November/December 2015
Interested in separating fact from fiction? If so, you won't want to miss a live presentation of the popular television program MythBusters when it comes to Hamilton Place on November 26. The live show features the program's two hosts – Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman – debunking or confirming urban myths, popular beliefs and internet rumours with on-stage experiments, audience participation and videos. Those who attend can also expect behind-the-scene stories from the show's 13-season history. Tickets cost $45 to $85 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Read More..