Culture Notes

Niagara Icewine Festival

One of Canada’s largest and most beloved wine festivals is back, January 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30. The Niagara Icewine Discovery Pass is the best way to experience the 29 wineries that will showcase Niagara’s VQA Icewine, paired with sweet and savoury creations. Discovery Pass includes six icewine and food pairings at participating wineries. Driver’s Discovery Pass tickets are also available to provide a non-alcoholic beverage at participating wineries.

Goodies for tween girls

Send your favourite tween or teen girl a Ruby Crate subscription box. Launched in Fall 2020 by an Oakville mom and daughter, the crates ship four times per year in line with the seasons and include all things that girls love – skin products, make up, fidget toys, accessories and more.

ACE Coworking expands

ACE Coworking is opening its second location in March 2022. The shared office will complement ACE’s original Robinson St. location, which opened its doors in 2018. Also in downtown Oakville (132 Trafalgar Rd.), the new coworking space will feature 24 private offices, a boardroom, and an open lounge to accommodate collaborations and social gatherings. The property is currently undergoing an extensive renovation and promises to be a stylish and functional space for Halton’s growing community of entrepreneurs, consultants, and remote workers. Pre-launch special rates! For more info visit

Mad about comedy

Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser will be performing at the Oakville Centre for Performing Arts Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. One of Hollywood’s most prolific creatives, Reiser starred in iconic sitcom, Mad About You, and is now in two hit shows for Netflix: Stranger Things as Dr. Sam Owens, in a role created specifically for Reiser and The Kominsky Method alongside Michael Douglas.

Canadian winter fun

Take a break from work and head north to our capital city, Ottawa for Winterlude. Celebrate free Canadian winter fun at this epic festival February 4 – 21, 2022. Marvel at the ice sculptures, skate on the Rideau Canal Skateway and play in a gigantic snow playground called Snowflake Kingdom. Many other Winterlude activities—indoors and outdoors—highlight Canada’s cultural, artistic and culinary diversity.