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.


100 years with the Group of Seven

On May 7, 1920, a group of artists calling themselves the Group of Seven mounted their first formal exhibition at the Art Gallery of Toronto (now the Art Gallery of Ontario). “Seven Painters Show Some Excellent Work” read the headline in Toronto’s Daily Star newspaper. In a letter to his mother, painter A.Y. Jackson wrote that the exhibition was “attracting quite a lot of attention even if it is not understood.” In commemoration of the centenary of that first exhibition, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is running an exhibition of the group’s finest pieces from the McMichael’s permanent collection entitled “A Like Vision”: The Group of Seven at 100. It runs until Dec. 2020.



Wildlife Rescue at RBG

Step into recovery efforts at the Wildlife Rescue Exhibit taking place at Royal Botanical Gardens. Take a simulated flight to guide young whooping cranes along their first migratory route and journey to Africa and Indonesia to witness efforts to raise and release young elephants and orangutans to the wild. Every day is filled with family activities and weekends feature live animal guests from local wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centres. Running until April 13.


Stardust Venetian Gala

Be transported to Venice at Night and enjoy an evening filled with spectacular food, entertainment and surprises on April 25. Help Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton mark 30 years of continued success.


Maple Syrup at Bronte

Visit Bronte Creek Provincial Park for its annual Maple Syrup Festival running March 1,7,8,14-22, 28 and 29. Learn the history of Canada’s favourite syrup on a heritage farm and enjoy a pancake house, fresh maple candy, taffy, wagon rides and more. Great family fun on a cold winter’s day.