Save the date! Sept 30 and Oct 1, 2017 in Creemore.

Autumn Arts Weekend in Creemore

Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2017

10am to 4pm

All events are free
Part of Clearview Township’s Small Halls Festival
www.smallhallsfestival.ca

Owl in flight by Jim Harkness

The Owl Show

Immerse yourself in a creative exploration of one of Canada’s most fascinating hunters.

Original owl illustrations, photographs and sculptures. Discover Ann Brokelman’s wildlife photography. Examine unusual owl collections. Make your own owl.
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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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Artists! Sign up for the 6th Annual Creemore Festival of the Arts.

Call for Artists 2017

Creemore Festival of the Arts 2017

Artists on Location

Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Join Us

Artists and artisans! Help us bring fall colours right to Creemore’s main street during our annual arts weekend.

The Artists on Location weekend is an opportunity for artists and artisans to display and sell their art in local businesses, studios and galleries throughout the village of Creemore. 
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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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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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Tea and History is Back!

Susanna Moodie: Fact and Fiction

Purple Hills presents

Susanna Moodie: Fact & Fiction

Sunday, April 30 @ 2pm

Station on the Green in Creemore, ON

Guests Cecily Ross and Michael Peterman will join us in a moderated conversation about Susanna Moodie. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

CECILY ROSS is an award-winning writer and editor who has worked at The Globe and Mail, Maclean’sHarrowsmithThe Cobourg Star and The Peterborough Examiner.


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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