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  • OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: 50th Anniversary of the Centennial Building
    OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: 50th Anniversary of the Centennial Building
    imagevideo       The familiar complex on the corner of Lakeshore Road and Navy Street - home to the Central Branch of the Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Gallery at Centennial Square, and Centennial Pool - was originally built in 1967. In honour of the Centennial, the Government of Canada launched a program ...
    imagevideo     The familiar complex on the corner of Lakeshore Road and Navy Street - home to the Central Branch of the Oakville Public Library, the Oakville Gallery at Centennial Square, and ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: 40th Anniversary of the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
    OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: 40th Anniversary of the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
    imagevideo       The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, located in Centennial Square, is a valued community space that brings national and international musical acts, live theatre, comedy shows, and community performances to the people of Oakville. The space had been intended for a theatre auditorium since the Master Plan for the ...
    imagevideo     The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, located in Centennial Square, is a valued community space that brings national and international musical acts, live theatre, comedy shows, and community performances ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville Public Library
    OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville Public Library
    imagevideo       The Oakville Public Library first began in 1836 when William Tassie established a public reading room in the town's meeting hall. In 1853, the Mechanics' Institute took over the village library, offering a wider variety of book topics to the Oakville community. The Institute then merged with the Oakville Common ...
    imagevideo     The Oakville Public Library first began in 1836 when William Tassie established a public reading room in the town's meeting hall. In 1853, the Mechanics' Institute took over the village ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville in the First World War
    OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville in the First World War
    imagevideo       From 1914-1918, the Western World and its imperial allies were engulfed in the first total world war that quickly became known as the 'Great War' While the front lines efforts raged on, the home front worked tirelessly to provide support for their troops overseas Oakville was a small town, at ...
    imagevideo     From 1914-1918, the Western World and its imperial allies were engulfed in the first total world war that quickly became known as the 'Great War' While the front lines efforts ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Palermo United Church
    OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Palermo United Church
    imagevideo       The Palermo United Church, located on Dundas Street, Oakville, was founded in 1812 by Lawrence Hagar, one of Palermo's original settlers Initially a Methodist meeting in Hagar's home, Palermo's congregation grew and eventually decided it was time for a permanent home. The building was erected in 1867 and has not ...
    imagevideo     The Palermo United Church, located on Dundas Street, Oakville, was founded in 1812 by Lawrence Hagar, one of Palermo's original settlers Initially a Methodist meeting in Hagar's home, Palermo's congregation ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville Synchronized Swimming Program 50th Anniversary
    OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville Synchronized Swimming Program 50th Anniversary
    imagevideo       Around the turn of the twentieth century, synchronized swimming, then known as 'ornamental swimming' or 'water ballet,' became a popular activity for many. It became an officially recognized sport in 1941, and an Olympic sport in 1984. Synchronized swimming was introduced to Oakville in 1968 when local resident Marilyn Wallace ...
    imagevideo     Around the turn of the twentieth century, synchronized swimming, then known as 'ornamental swimming' or 'water ballet,' became a popular activity for many. It became an officially recognized sport in ...
    Oakville Public Library
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