• LOCAL HERO Oakville Symphony _Jenny Peace & Paul Burghart PALERMO VILLAGE

    We found this month’s Local Heroes in an unexpected place – behind the music stands of the Oakville Symphony orchestra. In addition to performing on the stage and in the lobby of the Oakville Centre for their regular concerts and kids’ mini-concerts, many of the musicians...

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  • Ilona 2

    Our hero, Ilona Kopriva, has contributed to our community in so many ways for many years, but this star shines the brightest during The Christmas Season. Twenty years ago this amazing lady had a dream, to share the wonderful magic of Christmas with local families and...

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  • 100 Guys

    Our local Heroes this month originated with two cool guys who had a dream that swiftly flourished to include approximately 150 likeminded Heroes. Based on a simple platform that started in the US with 100 Women Who Care in 2006, Oakvillians Amir Gorgi and Donald Belovich...

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  • Distress

    Distress Centre Halton provides telephone and online support to people in our community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress. Having the support of a friendly person who cares about your feelings and what you’re going through can make all the difference! People contact...

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  • Canada 150

    FUN FACTS TO CELEBRATE 150 YEARS… • There are 11 points on the Canadian flag’s Maple Leaf • Lacrosse is our National Summer Sport • Ice Hockey is our National Winter Sport • The lowest recorded temperature was -63OC in 1947 • We have more lakes...

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  • Jarvis

    This month we are pleased to recognize Jarvis Sheridan as our local Hero. Many of you may know Jarvis as the highly recognized managing partner of O’Connor Macleod Hanna, a local legal firm. However, in Jarvis’ other life he has rewarded our community in a myriad...

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  • Polar Bear3

    The Courage Polar Bear Dip is celebrated New Year’s Day tradition at Coronation Park in Oakville with its family friendly atmosphere, costume contests, live music and of course the chilly dip into Lake Ontario at 2pm sharp every January 1st. This popular event began on New...

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  • PHOTO #1 _ KERR STREET MISSION _ JANUARY 2017 resized

    Did you know there are individuals of all ages across Oakville struggling to provide the basic necessities for their family? And the number is growing! Kerr Street Mission (KSM) is a community organization that provides essential services for our most vulnerable neighbours. It is a catalyst...

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  • Home Sweet Hope2

    Home Suite Hope (HSH) has been serving the needs of homeless families in Oakville and in Halton for more than a decade. Its mission is to help homeless single parents and their children move from crisis to stability so they can break the cycle of poverty....

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  • ymca

    As a charity, the YMCA of Oakville is committed to helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities reach their potential. Last year, they focused on youth and how to involve them by having interaction with supportive leaders, building connections with fellow peers, and giving them...

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  • John Sawyer

    President of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce John Sawyer was appointed President of the Oakville Chamber in September 2005. Since then he has led a remarkable team of staff and volunteers. Collectively they have grown the chamber to become the fifth largest Chamber in Ontario and...

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  • Lee P

    Lee Parkhill was born and raised in Oakville, where his parents, Laurie and Allan Parkhill, enrolled him in sailing at the Oakville Yacht Squadron (OYS) when he was 9 years old. Now, 18 years later, Parkhill qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio in the men’s...

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  • Sandra M

    Sandra McAughey has been a dedicated volunteer in the Oakville community for twenty years. She has proudly served on the Oakville Hospital Foundation since 1998, co-chairing the Father’s Day Run for years and working on the Candle Light Ball committee. In 2007 Sandra became a member...

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  • Jeff Z

    When Dr. Jeff Zabudsky moved to Oakville in 2010 to take the helm as President of Sheridan College, he brought his zeal for community service to Halton and Peel –the regions served by Sheridan. He chaired the United Way of Oakville’s campaign in 2011, leading it...

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  • June C

    We are not sure if or when this incredible gal ever sleeps. June and her husband Ian are known for creating many local miracles and continue to offer their energy, expertise and financial support to a myriad of community services including our new Oakville Hospital. June...

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  • Trina

    Tina Triano, CEO of the Oakville Hospital Foundation, Incredible fundraiser, strategic executive, team leader, excellent communicator and cat lover extraordinaire. Oakville won the lottery when Tina was appointed CEO in September 2009. Since then she has led a remarkable team of staff, volunteers and community advocates...

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