Purple Hills historical materials delivered to Simcoe County Archives

Simcoe County ArchivesToday, we delivered historical materials to Simcoe County Archives and into the capable hands of Matthew Fells, Archivist, and Jenn Huddleston, archival technician.

In honour of our 40th year, we have brought together and organized files, records, scrapbooks, photographs, and marketing materials generated by Purple Hills activities since 1977. We wanted everyone to have a chance to look through them so we asked curator Rosemary Donegan to help us mount an exhibit in the Station on the Green.


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Do You Have Purple Hills Memorabilia?

Our 40th Anniversary Exhibit

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage SocietyTo honour our 40th year, we are putting together an exhibit for this year’s Creemore Festival of the Arts. (Mark your calendar! It’s the weekend of Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017.)

We are seeking Purple Hills memorabilia to share such as:

  • pictures of people and events
  • posters, tickets, newsletters, costumes, decorations, etc.
  • old records, notes, other documents

We are also actively archiving Society records and other materials.
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We’re reeling with joy!

Jigs & Reels 2017
The Bar Crew

Thanks to everyone involved in making our spring fundraiser, Jigs & Reels, a success.

Thanks to your generosity, we raised almost $4,000 to support arts and heritage programming in the community.

A HUGE merci to Marie Stephenson for bringing the Mad Rivière touch to the evening. Thanks also to her crew: Lana Bryant, Karen Crevier, Joan Gordon, Kim Shadlock, Sandy Trott and the kitchen team.
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Anniversary Greetings from Collingwood Historical Society

We were thrilled to receive felicitations in honour of our 40th anniversary:

The Collingwood and District Historical Society would like to congratulate the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society on their 40th Anniversary.

Celebrating 40 years is a great milestone and one that is achieved through the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers associated with your organization.

Congratulations on your achievement.
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Jigs and Reels – A Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society Fundraising Dinner

UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT!

Jigs and Reels - A fundraising evening

A Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society Fundraising Dinner
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Station on the Green in Creemore, ON

Join our charitable organization for a fun, delicious and social evening that will help raise funds for community arts and heritage events and programs.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and a fiddle and guitar trio.
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Join Us for Beer and Business

Purple Hills AGM & documentaryBeer & AGM

Sunday, April 9, 2017

AGM 1:30pm

Screening follows @ 2:30pm

Station on the Green, 10 Caroline St E, Creemore, ON

Join us for our Annual General Meeting followed by “Creemore Springs: The Inside Story” with founder John Wiggins.

We’ll take care of business and then grab a glass of beer, a fistful of popcorn and sit back to watch this 40-minute documentary, the true story (which you may know!) of how one man turned a personal and professional setback into a tiny brewing dynasty.


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Board Members Wanted

festivalbannerThe 2017 Nominating Committee is seeking volunteers to join the Board of Directors.

The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society, a registered Ontario charity, has been part of this village’s culture since 1977. Each year, we build on the vision of volunteers before us — people who cared deeply about community and proudly gave their time and energy to cultivate and celebrate arts and heritage activities in Creemore and surrounding area.
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Purple Hills’ Community Sponsors

Happy to head on down Mill Street in 2017Man walking on Mill Street

with these fine supporters on our side.

Thank you to our community supporters. Please support those who support us, when you can. It really helps. We are supported by memberships, donations, sponsors and granting agencies.

Simcoe County • Clearview Township

Creemore Springs Brewery Ltd

Chestnut Park Christie’s International Real Estate

Barriston Law • Classical 102.9 FM • The Creemore Echo

Station on the Green • Creemore Log Cabin

Creemore KitchenHeirloom 142Affairs Bakery & Café

Chez MichelMad and Noisy GallerySeasons in Creemore

Cardboard Castles Children’s EmporiumCreemore 100 Mile Store

Curiosity House Books & ArtFlowers by Ms Design

Bank CaféCreemore Village Pharmacy

The Old Mill House Pub

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – MARKETING SPECIALIST

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society

The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society seeks a locally based marketing specialist to support us in keeping pace with the changing demographic and cultural priorities of Creemore and the surrounding area.

THE PROJECT

The Board of Directors requests a marketing study focussed on enhancing existing and developing new relationships with members, volunteers, sponsors, grantors and other community partners.

With this project, we aim to maintain our unique role and relevance in the community, strengthening this charitable organization for a long future in community-based arts and cultural activities.
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