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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • Oakville’s Flower: HMCS Oakville

Oakville’s Flower: HMCS Oakville


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Oakville Town Hall

1225 Trafalgar Road

Oakville, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


This exhibit tells the story of HMCS Oakville, a Second World War naval ship which has a meaningful connection with the Town of Oakville. The ship was christened at Lakeside Park on November 5, 1941 and its officers and crew were adopted as honorary citizens. Less than a year later, HMCS Oakville would take part in one of the most famous naval battles of the Second World War when she attacked, captured, and sunk U-boat U94. The ship’s bell, which is said to symbolize the spirit of the ship, is among the original artifacts on display.

Starting September 25, this exhibit can be viewed weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Oakville Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Rd.

Exhibit presented by the Oakville Museum with information provided by Sean E. Livingston, author of "Oakville's Flower: The History of HMCS Oakville".



Town of Oakville

The Town of Oakville is located on Treaty 14 and 22 lands, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Since the 1800s, it has become one of the most coveted areas to live and work in Ontario with 225,000 residents calling Oakville home. The town offers all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre with first-rate facilities and amenities, while also maintaining its small-town feel.

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