2015 AGM Speaker

The 2015 AGM speaker was past bookstore owner, local historian and past Purple Hills president, Pat Raible. Her fascinating insights into the 17th century daily lives of the Petun Indians brought history alive.

OUR NEIGHBOURS THE PETUN

By Pat Raible

An admiring look at the First Nations peoples who, in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, lived in and near what is present-day Creemore.
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Annual General Meeting 2016

Photo: Purple Hills
Photo: Purple Hills

APRIL 24, 2016

Station on the Green.

Open to everyone. Free.

Luncheon at 12:30 pm.  AGM at 1:30 pm. 

Gather with friends old and new for a Sunday luncheon to honour and encourage the volunteers who make our programs happen, and ensure our continued role in the community. Lasagna, Caesar salad, bread, coffee/tea and apple crumble (and a gluten free alternative) will be on the menu.
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Community Grant Recipients 2016

After-school art classes by grant recipient, Mill Street Art Studio.
After-school art classes by grant recipient, Mill Street Art Studio.

Community Grants

The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society offers occasional funding for arts and heritage projects in Creemore and the surrounding area. We received especially strong applications in 2016.

We also provide annual arts and history bursaries to promising students in arts and history at Stayner Collegiate Institute and Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School.
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The Village And I by Sara Sniderhan

Donna Lowe
Portrait of Donna Lowe by Sara Sniderhan

Artist Sara Sniderhan wanted to honour the elders in her adopted village.

A year in the making, the idea evolved into a series of portraits and a limited edition book that included the life stories of the portrait subjects.

The portraits were created in various media by Sara, Peter Adams, Martha Bull, Juliet Jancso, David Bruce Johnson, Andrej Kovacs, Peter Mitchell, Jim Paget and Christopher Roberts.
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Arts Festival Wrap-up 2015

Creemore Cafe by Allan Thompson
Photo by: Allan Thompson (Artists on Location 2015)

When the valley lights up with the richness of autumn, the time is right to spend a weekend exploring rich colours and textures created by local artists and artisans. Enjoy restaurants, cafés and a pub serving all day, and stay overnight in a local inn or bed-and-breakfast.

Artists on Location
The Artists on Location are the heart of the festival, installed in studios, restaurants and historic buildings — even in the grocery store parking lot.
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Hidden Treasures Garden Tour 2015

Creemore Garden Tour
Photo: Bryan Davies

This longstanding fundraiser keeps getting better.

In 2015, eight gardens in Creemore, Avening, Dunedin and the surrounding hills opened their gates and hearts to help us grow. The Hidden Treasures Garden Tour included six private gardens and two vineyards, all remarkable for their variety of design, plant materials, water and dry features, and many clever ideas.

Grateful thanks is due to the gardeners, who shared their treasures with such generosity of spirit.
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Detritus by Peter Adams

Detritus (detail)
Photo: Peter Adams

Artist Peter Adams created a multi-faceted installation celebrating the rich agricultural heritage of the Creemore area while inviting discussion about our relationship with landscape and our relationship with waste.

The found-object assemblage consisted entirely of discarded fragments and excavated objects left behind by the generations that have lived on a modest Mulmur Township farm over the last 160 years.
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