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Welcome to the Town of Orangeville's  Arts, Culture & Tourism Newsletter,  
offering information about upcoming events and activities happening in Orangeville for Culture Days and during the month of October. 

In the News

On Thursday, September 27, the Town of Orangeville hosted Celebration of the Arts, an event that kicks off Culture Days while recognizing the positive impact of arts and culture in the community. The evening reception featured local musician Ryan Grist as well as a performance by mentalist and illusionist Sawyer Bullock. Opening remarks were provided by The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and MPP for Dufferin-Caledon, Ruth Burns, Executive Director of Ontario Culture Days, and Jeremy Williams, Mayor of the Town of Orangeville. 

The highlight of the event was the presentation of the 2018 Arts and Culture awards.  An impressive 42 nominations were submitted for the eight award categories and were judged by an experienced, independent panel from outside Dufferin County.
The recipients of the 2018 awards are:
  • Established Artist of the Year: Sharon Wadsworth-Smith
  • Emerging Artist of the Year: Andrew Maycock
  • Student Artist of the Year: Chanelle Nguyen-Duong
  • Arts Educator of the Year Award: CJ Shelton
  • Community Arts Volunteer Advocate Award: Jim Kurtz
  • Community Impact by an Organization Award: Dufferin County Cultural Resource Circle
  • Community Impact by a Business Award: Mark's Orangeville
  • Creative Cultural Event Award: Celebrate the Arts presented by Dufferin Arts Council
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Photo courtesy of Dufferin Arts Council   |   Photo by J.A.W. Photography
Celebrate the Arts in Orangeville this weekend
From September 28 to 30, the Dufferin Arts Council (DAC) will celebrate the rich arts and culture of the Headwaters region by hosting Celebrate the Arts 2.  Coinciding with Culture Days, the event will feature a full schedule of concerts, demonstrations, shows, sales, and more at venues throughout Orangeville.   

See below for a listing of events and visit the DAC website for more information.
Broadway, the Orangeville Way Concert
Friday, September 28, 7 p.m.
Town Hall Opera House

DAC Youth Variety Concert
Saturday, September 29, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Westminster United Church

Conservation with Chief R. Stacey LaForme
Saturday, September 29, 1 - 2 p.m.
Westminster United Church

Sakakke: The Making of a Textile Collection
Saturday, September 29, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Orangeville Public Library

Songs of Love and Inspiration Concert
Saturday, September 29, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Westminster United Church

Experience Culture in Historic Downtown
Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Open studios, demonstrations and events at various venues and businesses

September 29 and 30,  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lord Dufferin Centre

Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visitor Information Centre

Artsploration Pop-Up Studio
Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Westminster United Church parking lot

Fundraising Basement Sale
Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Westminster United Church

DAC Market
Saturday, September 29,  9 a.m. - 9 p.m
Westminster United Church

Sunday Best Concert
Sunday, September 30, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Westminster United Church

Festivals and Events

Photo credit: Central Counties Tourism
September 29
Passport pick up at the Visitor Info Centre

Saturday mornings until October 20
8  a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beside Town Hall

October 20
Downtown Orangeville
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
October 22 - Boundaries

October 29
Town Hall Opera House

Town Hall Opera House Performances

Lunenburg by Norm Foster
October 11 to 28
American widow Iris Oulette has inherited a home in Nova Scotia from her recently-deceased husband. Surprisingly, it is a home Iris knew nothing about. So, she and her best friend Natalie travel up to Lunenburg to investigate her husband's mysterious dealings in the lovely coastal village. What follows is a series of twists and turns. 

Things to Know

Photo credit: Central Counties Tourism
Come downtown for Harvest Celebration 
Downtown Orangeville is celebrating autumn with a day of  family fun on Saturday, October 20.  The annual Harvest Celebration marks the closing of the popular outdoor Farmers' Market. The fun includes free face painting and a petting zoo, pony rides, contests and more.  Trick or Treating for children 10 and under begins at 10 a.m. and will run rain or shine until 12 p.m. or until the candy runs out.  V ote for your favourite scarecrow, jack-o-lantern, and market vendor costume.

The fun doesn't end with Harvest Celebration. The indoor Winter Farmers' Market starts on November 3 and runs every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Town Hall.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Moonlight Magic & the Tractor Parade of Lights on Friday, November 16.  

Find more details at

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Do you have an upcoming event?   Do you want to share arts and culture related information? 
We can help promote it! 
Submit details to Katrina Lemire  at the Town of Orangeville. Please provide information by the last Friday of each month and include the event name, location, contact information, and brief description.

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