Free admission to Rotary and Camp Samac Pools on McLaughlin Day, August 6


OSHAWA – Residents are invited to swim for free at the City’s outdoor pools (Rotary Pool, 254 Centre St. S. and Camp Samac Pool 275 Conlin Rd. E.) on Monday, August 6 in celebration of McLaughlin Day.

Indoor pools at Legends Centre and South Oshawa Community Centre will also offer public swims on August 6. Fees still apply for the indoor pools. Visit for complete leisure swim schedules and additional details.

Residents can also visit any of Oshawa’s nine neighbourhood splash pad locations to stay cool. For more information on splash pad locations, visit

Known provincially as the Civic holiday, on Monday, August 6 the City of Oshawa observes McLaughlin Day, celebrating Colonel R.S. McLaughlin and his love for Oshawa. The City of Oshawa first celebrated McLaughlin Day in 1983 to honour the late Colonel RS. McLaughlin, an industrial pioneer in the Canadian automotive industry; who contributed greatly and generously to the quality of life of the citizens of Oshawa, in medical care facilities, recreation, literature, culture, science and education.

Picture of Isabelle Foley

Isabelle Foley

As Director of Member Success I strive to help members connect and get the most out of their chamber membership. I am an advocate for local businesses and passionate about spotlighting our community's success. Join the growth!


Stay up to date on the latest by subscribing to our newsletter

Related articles