Just Because... On Saturday We Celebrate
Saturday August 27th is JUST BECAUSE Day. It’s a day that you can do whatever you please. Why? JUST BECAUSE!
No reason is required. If you want to stay in your pyjamas all day and watch movies that’s OK. Is there a pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing at the mall? Head over and buy them. Call someone you haven’t spoken to in years and just pick up where you left off. Go fishing. Put on your old roller blades and take a spin around the neighbourhood.
It’s a day that you can pay it forward or just do a random act of kindness for someone you know or a complete stranger.
JUST BECAUSE Day was invented in the early 60’s by a man named Joseph J. Goodwin from Los Gatos, California. I don’t think he’s anyone special, just a man who gave a gift of a transistor radio to his wife JUST BECAUSE.
Goodwin explained later that it wasn’t as much about the transistor radio as it was about celebrating life and his family. His idea caught on and now we celebrate JUST BECAUSE day on August 27th.
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Friday August 26th
Movies in the Park @ Millbank Park
This weeks movie is Soul, after landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and drinks.
7:30 p.m. Entry and Activities
8:30 p.m. Movie starts at dark
166 Glenashton Drive, Oakville, ON
Afro Jazz Fest @ Milton Community Sports Park
AfroJazz Fest aims to showcase the beauty and diversity of African and Caribbean cultures in Halton Region through performing arts, visual arts, music, food, storytelling and more. The festival is held once a year on the last weekend of August.
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
805 Santa Maria Boulevard Milton, ON
Free Bowling @ Champs Family Entertainment Centre
Free Bowling for kids 15 years old or younger, they can bowl 2 FREE games EVERY DAY at CHAMPS until September 19th
4 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
300 Bronte Street South Milton, ON
John Canham Jazz Band @ Towne Square
Live music performance downtown Oakville in the square.
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON
Saturday August 27th
Oakville’s Civitan Farmer’s Market @ Dorval Crossing East
Shop fresh and local every Saturday! Support our Farmers who work long and hard to feed us.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m
200 North Service Rd, West Oakville, ON
Trunk Sale @ Film.ca
An event in the parking lot at Film.ca featuring an assortment of treasures to be found while supporting Ukraine Relief.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
171 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON
Down by the Bay @ Pier 8 – Copps Pier
Down By the Bay in Hamilton! Come on out to support local, family fun and explore the brand new Pier 8 brand new playground and beach | stunning views of the Bay and the Skyway |beside Williams Coffee Pub & Theodore the TugBoat | 20+ local vendors | swag bags for the first 25 shoppers | grand prize! | dog friendly!
11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m
47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON
Nish Dish Pop-Up @ Crawford Lake
Enjoy the beauty of the forest, rare meromictic lake, and reconstructed longhouse village, followed up with a delicious Indigenous meal. From bison sausage to wild rice to strawberry juice guests will be able to enjoy foods that respect the land and nourish the body. Created by Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Friday to Sunday)
3115 Conservation Rd
TD Summer Music Series @ Town Square
Live music in Towne Square and along the streetscape. This week’s line up features: Zohra Kassam (featured), Brendan Gomez and Mike Kirkopoulos
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Lakeshore and George St., Oakvill, ON
Feetwood Mac Mania @ Chudeighs Farm
Summer Nights brought to you by The Cidery presents Fleetwood Mac Mania! North America’s top Fleetwood Mac tribute band! It’s going to be a stunning visual and musical tribute
7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
9528 Regional Road 25
Halton Hills, ON
Sunday August 28th
Eagle Eye Archery @ Kelso Conservation Area
Outdoor archery range provides archers of all abilities the chance to learn, develop and perfect their skills with a bow and arrow. This popular traditional activity is also a great way to test your focus and concentration. Register first.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON
Yoga in the Park @ Coronation Park
Instructors Stephanie and Maddy from the Yoga Outreach Project (YOP) will be leading the morning yoga session. Remember to bring a water bottle and yoga mat or towel.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
1426 Lakeshore Road West
Winona Peach Festival @ Winona Park
Celebrate summer with family and friends at the annual Winona Peach festival in Winona Park! Free Admission.
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
1328 Barton St, Stoney Creek, ON
Glass Tiger @ Canadian National Exhibition
One of Canada’s most enduring and iconic bands, Glass Tiger, roars on.
210 Princess Blvd, Toronto, ON
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