Call for Entries in Public Art

Public Art Opportunity for Collectives, Partnerships and Individuals

Deadline for Entries: April 15, 2018

Creemore is home.The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society is seeking Artistic Submissions for public arts and heritage experiences at the Creemore Festival of the Arts on September 29 and 30, 2018.

We invite arts exhibitions, installations, performances, displays and more, which will be centred around Creemore’s attractive community halls and handsomely preserved main street.
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Constitutional By-Law Amendments

Amendments for Comment by the Membership

The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society Board has approved the following DRAFT Constitutional By-Law for consideration by the Membership and ultimate adoption at the 2018 Annual General Meeting. This effort has been undertaken by the Purple Hills Board of Directors to streamline and modernize the By-Law for the overall benefit of the Society.


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Constitutional By-Law Proposed Amendments

The above is provided in PDF format for review.
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Annual Membership for 2018

Man and child


You can become a member or renew your annual membership for 2018 here.

When you support us, your gift stays in the community. Our programs include Creemore’s annual autumn arts weekend, the Tea & History talk series, Creemore’s self-directed heritage walk, fine art classes in the local elementary school, bursaries for talented students, arts and heritage talks and installations, and community grants.
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One Good Play at the Dunedin Hall (Dec 10, 2017)

One good marriage square


A special Sunday in Dunedin
December 10, 2017 @ Dunedin Hall


1pm – Purple Hills Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors


One Good Marriage

Steph and Stewart arrived home from their blissful honeymoon to find something terrible happened in their absence. This show moves from pathos to humour and back again as their story is revealed.
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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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