Culture Counts News
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2022 10:45 AM
The City of Oshawa is inviting community members to share their feedback on the proposed change of the City’s official flower from the rose to the peony.
In celebration of the Year of the Garden 2022, a request from the Oshawa Garden Club was made to City Council to change the official flower of the City to the peony. Oshawa features one of Canada’s largest contemporary peony collections in bloom at the Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden located adjacent to Children’s Arena (155 Arena St.).
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 08:45 AM
In response to public health and health care indicators starting to show signs of improvement, the Province of Ontario has announced steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures.
With safety of the upmost priority, the City of Oshawa will reopen City recreation facilities effective Monday, January 31 in a manner that meets stringent health and safety protocols and that follows Provincial orders and the medical advice of the Region of Durham. City recreation facilities will be operating...
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022 05:15 AM
The City of Oshawa is calling for nominations for its annual Arts, Culture and Heritage Award program. Community members are encouraged to nominate individuals, collectives and organizations that have made a positive contribution in the community for the Community Legends Award and the Oshawa Culture Counts Awards. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2022.
It is anticipated that selected recipients will be acknowledged at a Council meeting in spring 2022.
Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 05:15 AM
Recreation opportunities for community members are expanding in Oshawa’s rapidly growing northwest end. Council members joined staff from Oshawa Senior Community Centres 55+ (OSCC55+) and Oshawa Public Libraries at the future site of the new multi-use community centre to celebrate the project.
This capital project will be predominantly funded by Development Charges.
Located at the northeast corner of Thornton Road North and the future Britannia Avenue West extension, the future facility will expand...
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 09:45 AM
Both committees support the steering and development of arts and culture initiatives across the city:
- The Cultural Leadership Council (C.L.C.) helps to implement Culture Counts: Oshawa’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Plan by leading and collaborating on initiatives, strategies, and action items.
- The Public Art Task Force (P.A.T.F.) supports the...