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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 is Oakwood School’s
Community Building and Meet the Teacher Night.
Weather permitting, the entire event will be held outdoors
(except for the class visitation part of the event.)
One of the main attractions will be the unveiling of a
Time Capsule or Memory Box created in 1988 by the students and staff.
Now, 28 years later, it is time to open it.
As neighbours, friends, supporters and alumni of Oakwood School,
we would be delighted if you could be present for the opening of this
time capsule which will occur between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. on October 4.
Please join us for a journey down memory lane to Oakwood School of the past.
Breed: German Shepherd
Hi there! My name is Shiloh.
Do you know what a jolly ball is? I sure hope so. It's one of my favourite things in the world.
Are you into jogging? Hiking? Playing fetch? Then I'm the girl for you! I'm a fun-lovin' dog who will make you laugh.
I'm full of beans and ready for a place to hang my leash. Ask about meeting me and my jolly ball today!
The Oakville Milton Humane Society is located at 445 Cornwall Road.
The WRRA has just installed a little book lending library in Forster Park. You can find it near the crossway of the paths, near the children's playgorund.
WRRA VP Paul Jemison with the
Book lovers are encouraged to take advantage of this new lending library.
It's absolutely free - just stop by and browse the available books. If you like one, take it!
When you have a chance, donate your own book or books and keep it going.
WRRA member Peter Lorimer did the carpentry and WRRA VP Paul Jemison did the construction on the library.
The Little Library will be officially inaugurated at our Annual Picnic on Saturday, June 18.
Karmah is a plant-based eatery featuring an on-site bakery and cold-pressed juicery.
It's a quick service restaurant operating between the hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Especially if you're into raw and vegan style meals, go and check them out.
Karmah is located at 343A Kerr Street. 905 808-8560. www.karmah.ca.
Forster Park has served as a hub for the West River Area since its development in the late 1950’s. Over the years the amenities available in the park have improved. The most significant recent addition has been the popular splash pad used by kids and adults alike during the often sultry summer days. Next on the Town’s list of improvements is the replacement of the washrooms. Built in 1960, the washrooms do not meet contemporary standards for accessibility and have been deemed to be at the end of their useful life.
Members of the WRRA Board participated in a planning process with the Town that included consultation on the design options and timeframe for the project. The Town also held a broader community consultation. The final designs included integrated display surfaces for public art in order to accommodate an earlier project initiated by the WRRA Board with input from the community.
Demolition of the existing washroom and construction of the new were to begin during January, 2016 with a completion date sometime during the summer of 2016.\
Unfortunately, the tender process undertaken by the Town to select a builder was unsuccessful in producing a suitable bid which complied with the Town’s approved budget. Town staff, in concert with the architect for the project, will now explore other design considerations as well as submit a request for more money for the project.
The bottom line is that the project will not proceed as planned during 2016. If the redesign and increased budget proceed as hoped, the Town will award the contract in early 2017.\
\If there is a positive side to this delay, it is that the current washroom facilities will be available for public use over the coming summer and there will be no construction disruption to park activities, including the annual WRRA neighbourhood picnic.
A number of West River residents filled out a survey in September on the impact of the Oakville Hospital move.
The results have been collected and the report has been presented to the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network and passed on to the Mayor and Councillors.
You can read the report by clicking here.
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Little things like the flowers that the WRRA plants in the neighbourhood can bring a smile to a person. Can you volunteer just a few hours a year to help out?
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