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Annual Cultural Symposium 2017


Friday January 27 6:30-9:30pm, and
Saturday January 28 9am-2:30pm

Each year HHCR hosts a Cultural Symposium at the end of January to showcase and share the best of events and activities in the cultural, events, heritage and volunteering sectors.  This fun, vibrant event gives an opportunity for members of each sector to meet, share knowledge, experience and achievements, learn about new tools and to network and develop creative ideas for their own activities and organization.  This year’s event will be held at the Halton Hills Cultural Centre.

Rock the Hills

RTH is a youth led one night rock music festival held in Georgetown’s Fairgrounds.  As many as ten local bands and musicians play, and the event is planned by a youth led committee and team.  Numerous musicians go on to play at other events in Halton Hills and further afield, some even going on to study music at Universities in Ontario.

Cultural Masterplan

HHCR consulted, planned, wrote and published a cultural masterplan for the Town of Halton Hills.  Its key aims are:

  1. Create a clear focus of responsibility for culture in the Town as well as six supporting partners
  2. Integrate cultural planning, programming, and opportunities within existing initiatives in a more formal, consistent manner
  3. Upgrade the physical design aspects of our community to better promote local unique features and our heritage
  4. Ensure that our community’s volunteers are strongly supported as they are contributing a lot to our overall quality of life
  5. Increase information access and sharing both within the cultural sectors and across our community

See the full document here:

http://www.haltonhills.ca/initiatives/pdf/masterplans/CMP/HaltonHills_Cultural_Master_Plan_FINAL.pdf

Head for the Hills

HHCR assisted in the planning, management and evaluation of this popular new craft beer festival.  Held for the second year at the Trafalgar Sports Park in 2016, the festival featured over 40 craft beer exhibitors and attracted over 6,000 ticket buyers.

Culture Days

HHCR is instrumental in galvanising the myriad cultural organizations in Halton Hills to celebrate Culture Day, a province wide initiative to make available hands on arts activities for the public at no cost.  The weekend gives everyone a chance to sample arts in the town.  From painting demonstrations to local author showcases, HHCR has assisted in the building of a diverse program with something for everyone.

CANADA 150!

HHCR has advised numerous organizations in Halton Hills on grant application readiness, identifying grants appropriate to the organization and activities, and securing funds to ensure that Halton Hills enjoys a sesquicentennial celebration to remember!