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IN PHOTOS: Mayor's Historical Picnic comes to Lakeside Park

Many community members visited Lakeside Park on Sunday, June 9, 2024, to celebrate the Mayor's Historical Picnic, a tradition that has united Oakville residents for decades.

This is the second consecutive year that the Mayor's Historical Picnic has been hosted in Oakville since the pandemic halted the outdoor tradition, which has been ongoing since the 1960s.

The Picnic is always hosted on the second Sunday in June and features a variety of activities and entertainment. Stationary entertainers at this years event included a Dixieland Band performing at the gazebo, a bagpiper from the Halton Police Pipes and Drums, and the Oakville Wind Orchestra.

All-day participants included Chris Snow providing sound for performers, clowns who did face painting and balloon art, and displays from the Oakville Fire Department, St. John Ambulance, Oakville Harbour, Oakville Soccer Club, Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, Aquatics Club, and the Oakville Historical Society. Army Cadets also participated, ensuring a fun and engaging day for all!

Mayor Rob Burton was not in attendance at this year's event due to a conflicting conference in Calgary for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' annual conference and trade show.

This years event was organized by: Susan Bowen, Marci Macdonald, Carol Gall, Carroll Castle and Donna Starkey. 



Ben Brown

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Ben Brown is a local news reporter from Oakville, Ontario, a graduate from WIlfrid Laurier University and a self-published author. His main focus is reporting on crime, local businesses and achievements, and general news assignments throughout town
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