Town of Orangeville | Arts, Culture & Tourism Newsletter | June 2019
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It's time to nominate a deserving recipient for an Arts & Culture Award
Do you know an individual, business, event, or organization that has positively impacted arts and culture in Dufferin County? Nominating them for an Arts and Culture Award is a unique way to recognize and celebrate their contributions to our community. Nominations for the 2019 awards are now open, with a submission deadline of Wednesday, August 28.
There are eight different award categories:

  • Established Artist of the Year
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Student Artist of the Year
  • Arts Educator of the Year
  • Community Arts Volunteer Advocate
  • Community Impact by a Business
  • Community Impact by an Organization
  • Creative Cultural Event

The definition of arts and culture is all encompassing. It includes the more recognizable forms such as visual, music, dance, film, theatre, and written word, and can also include culinary arts, design, parades, festivals, community events, and much more.
Award criteria and a simple online nomination form are available at  Nomination forms are also available at the Municipal Office (87 Broadway, Orangeville). The awards will be presented on Thursday, September 26 during an evening reception, kicking off Culture Days in Orangeville. Help our community recognize and celebrate arts and culture by completing your nomination today.

For more information, visit the Town’s  website  or contact Katrina Lemire at  or 519-941-0440 Ext. 2258.
Registration is now open for Culture Days 2019
Culture Days is back for its tenth year! The national campaign aims to raise awareness, engagement and participation in arts and culture. From September 27 to 29, activities and performances will be hosted by artists, cultural organizations, and municipalities in communities across Canada. Registration is now open and helps to promote the free, participatory events happening on Culture Days weekend. If you are hosting a local event and are interested in participating in Culture Days, please visit .
Upcoming Events
July 1, 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alder Recreation Centre
The Campfire Poets perform 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Fireworks start at dusk
J uly 13 to 14
I sland Lake Conservation Area
August 16
Mill Street in downtown Orangeville
Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beside Town Hall
Select Saturday afternoons
Throughout downtown Orangeville
J uly 4, August 19, September 6
Alder Parklands
See class schedule for details
Island Lake Waterfront Amphitheatre
Town Hall Opera House Performances
July 19 to 21
Theatre Orangeville brings the best of Fringe back to Orangeville in 2019. Tickets available soon for two shows - Friday, July 19 at Revival 1863 (lower level of Barley Vine Rail Co.) and Saturday, July 20 at the Orangeville Curling Club . New this year, bring the family to North(519) Best of FRINGE Kidsfest at Jungle Oasis on Sunday, July 21. Follow Theatre Orangeville on  Facebook Twitter  or  Instagram for show announcements and details.
July 26 to 28
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit and intelligence. She's unloved by her cruel parents, but impresses her teacher, the loveable Miss Honey. During her first term at school, Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. But Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing – the school's mean headmistress hates children and loves creating new punishments for unruly students. But Matilda responds with equal amounts of courage and cleverness. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of an exceptional child.
August 22 to 25
Theatre Orangeville presents Shakespeare’s most enchanting comedy like you've never seen it before. The production will celebrate ability, equality and inclusion by bringing together professional and community actors to work alongside performers from Theatre Orangeville's Young Company and Creative Partners On Stage programs. The production also includes community organizations such as Credit Valley Conservation Authority and the Sweet Adelines Orangeville Chorus , all working together to help transform the waterfront amphitheatre at Island Lake Conservation Area into the timely, cultural world of Shakespeare.    
Things to Know
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Orangeville Rotary Ribfest . The popular summer event is open from July 19 to 21 at the Alder Parklands and features much more than mouth-watering ribs. Live entertainment and a midway run all weekend long and don't miss the Classic Car show on Saturday. All funds raised at Ribfest support Rotary projects and services right here in Orangeville. Past projects have included the splash pad at Fendley Park and the Rotary Way bike route. Celebrate summer at one of Orangeville's largest community events!
The Best of FRINGE returns to Orangeville
Once again, Theatre Orangeville brings the best of FRINGE to Orangeville. North(519) Best of FRINGE features plays carefully selected by the Theatre Orangeville team from the impressive line-up of Toronto Fringe Festival performances. The Toronto Fringe Festival  is the largest theatre festival in Ontario. Every July, the festival showcases 150+ short plays and presentations that allow artists to develop, produce, and then perform new works in over 30 dedicated venues throughout Toronto. In Orangeville, these edgy, affordable and casual performances will be hosted in local venues, away from the traditional theatre stage, offering local audiences a unique experience without the drive to the city. Stay tuned for show announcements coming soon!
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