Remember to vote! – October 22 : Ward 2 and Mayor of Oakville

Please remember to vote this Monday, October 22nd for Ward 2 and Mayoral candidates. Voting is a key civic responsibility for all members of the community; we can only keep the West Harbour area such a great place to live through our civic engagement.

More voting information can be found here:

https://elections.oakville.ca/

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Another Successful WHRA AGM

Once again, the West Harbour Resident’s Association has had a successful, entertaining evening at our Annual General Meeting. Resident’s took the opportunity to enjoy socializing over beverages and snacks prior to the meeting, and had the opportunity to meet candidates for Ward 2 and the Mayoral candidates.

A big thank you to all of the residents, Mayoral candidates, and Ward 2 Candidates who attended our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday.  Special thanks to the Oakville Yacht Squadron, who hosted us in their lovely facility right in the harbour and within the West Harbour area itself.

Bill Ardell did a wonderful job as MC, keeping the evening flowing, and maintaining decorum amongst all of the interested parties during the evening.

Cathy Duddeck, Ward 2 and Regional Councillor, spoke to issues of importance to the West Harbour Residents’.  Her presentation spoke to a great variety of topics, highlighting what a big task all Councillors undertake representing Oakville and our West Harbour area.  She has done a great job representing our neighbourhood over the years and was acclaimed in this years elections.

Ward 2 Candidates Ray Chisholm and Fraser Damoff made impassioned speeches about the issues of concern, followed by Mayoral Candidates Rob Burton, Julia Hanna and John McLaughlin. It was an interesting and informative evening as each candidate outlined their positions.

Resident’s had the opportunity to ask questions of all of the candidates, with candidates being given a time limit for responses. 20181016_202523

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND PUB NIGHT – Tuesday, October 16

WEST HARBOUR RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND PUB NIGHT

 The Mayor and Councillors will be in attendance as well as the candidates for the upcoming Municipal Election.

If you have specific questions that you would like to add to the agenda, let us know

Tuesday, October 16th 2018

At The Oakville Yacht Squadron

West side of the river at Oakville Harbour

Doors open 6:30 p.m. Social until 7:30 p.m.

 Cash bar

Light Refreshments provided

Come, meet your neighbours and find out what is happening in your community!

Thank you to all who attended the annual WHRA BBQ

Once again the WHRA BBQ was a roaring success.  Thank you to all who attended, brought salads, good cheer and merriment to our neighbourhood gathering. Special mention to Mother Nature, who held off with the rain until the last neighbours went home.

If you are missing trays or containers, please drop by 56 Kerr Street to pick up your items.

Attached are photos from this highlight of the WHRA Social Calendar.  IMG_6626

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West Harbour Resident’s Annual BBQ- September 9th

We will once again host the annual WHRA BBQ on the verdant lawns of Jenn and Stephen’s home, at 56 Kerr Street on September 9th. The BBQ begins at 5pm. All WHRA resident’s are welcome to attend this fun filled annual event.

The WHRA Executive will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages. Resident’s are requested to bring a side dish for the communal table. Chairs and tables will be available, but resident’s are encouraged to bring one or more folding chairs with them if possible.

Please RSVP to Lesley Henshaw or Carole Gilbert so that we may estimate numbers for food at:

lesley.henshaw@sympatico.ca

Or

carolegilbert@sympatico.ca

 

Oakville Named Best Place to Live in Canada

It will come as no surprise to most West Harbour Residents, nestled as we are between Kerr Village, Downtown Oakville, and Lake Ontario, but the Town of Oakville recently earned MoneySense Magazine’s coveted “Best Place to Live in Canada” for 2018.

Considering that Canada ranks at or the near the top of most every list of the best countries to live in the World, and that West Harbour can arguably boast more advantages than anywhere in Oakville, you have a very nice place to live, regardless of where you compare.

Link to article:

https://www.moneysense.ca/spend/real-estate/canadas-best-places-to-live-2018-winner/

Oakville’s Canada Day celebration

Canada Day Celebration
Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park
July 1, 2018, 6-10 p.m.

New this year – the celebration will be an evening event starting at 6 p.m., with the fireworks show starting at 10 p.m. (weather permitting).

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and get to the park early to ensure a great seat for the fireworks over the water.

Family activities, music and food trucks will start in the park at 6 p.m.

Road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect before and during the event.

 

https://www.oakville.ca/events/canada-day.html

Harbours Master Plan Public Meeting 

Harbours Master Plan Public Meeting

https://www.oakville.ca/culturerec/harbours-master-plan.html

Join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. 
Oakville’s beautiful and historic harbours are vital to our community and an important part of what makes Oakville such a great place to live, work and visit.
Based on extensive public consultation in 2016 and 2017, the Town of Oakville has developed a Harbours Master Plan that will ensure Bronte and Oakville Harbour continue to thrive well into the future.
Join us at a public meeting on June 13 at Walton United Church in Bronte where staff will present study findings and future directions.

WHRA 2018 EARTH DAY CLEAN UP

WHRA

2018 EARTH DAY CLEAN UP

Saturday, April 28th

Come and help clean up the neighborhood, have a coffee and donut with neighbours!

Meet at 9:30 at Diana Trask’s house at 80 Kerr St. Join a team of garbage picker-uppers and come back to Diana’s forcoffee and donuts  after (around 10:30).

Gloves and bags provided. Bring rakes.

Earth day officially is April 21st, but we traditionally collect a weeks after the  town collection.

Join us – it’s fun! And it is a chance to get the “hood” sparkling up after the winter…

For more information: lesley.henshaw@sympatico.caIMG_20160423_1038026.jpgIMG_20170429_1046330.jpg

Message from Oakville Yacht Squadron

Dear West Harbour Residents

I would like to invite members of the WHRA to join members of Oakville Yacht Squadron on “Get Out On The Water” day on June 23, 2018.

In support of the Ontario Sailing “Get Out On The Water” efforts (https://getoutonthewater.ca), the Oakville Yacht Squadron (OYS) is opening its doors to local residents who wish to experience sailing on Lake Ontario. Families in Oakville who are interested in attending will be paired with a host boat from OYS and go out sailing for one to two hours on Saturday June 23, 2018.  This event is free and starts with a brief meeting at the OYS club house at 12:00 pm. Children must have a life jacket. The day ends with hot dogs, pop and ice cream at the club at 3:00 pm.  The number of registrants will be limited to 40.

To register, please email vicecommodore@oysqn.com, with your name, your email, mobile phone number, number of adults attending and number of children attending.

Joel Hundert
Vice Commodore
Oakville Yacht Squadron