Creemore Festival of the Arts 2023

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Saturday, September 30th

On this day we honour the resilience, dignity and strength of survivors and intergenerational survivors of Canada’s residential schools and remember the children who never came home by exploring the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Our community has partnered with performers from the Moose Cree First Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund to provide programming that moves reconciliation forward in a meaningful way. We invite you to join us in this ReconciliACTION. 

11 a.m. Indignary featuring Winter Hawk with All My Nations Drum Group featuring Anthony Gladue, Pow Wow dancers Kolby Fox and Kehew Buffalo and Hip Hop dancer Jeali Bruno  | The Village Green

2 p.m. The Poets | Members of The Poets share their experiences living in the remote north Ontario communities of Moose Factory and Moosonee | St. John’s United Church

8 p.m. The Poets Tragically Hip Tribute Band from Moose Factory/Moosonee play the hits and share the spirit of Gord Downie, Chanie Wenjack, and reconciliation | Creemore Legion

Art & Performance

Friday, September 29th 

Comedy Kick off with Martha Chaves | Comedian, actress, activist and playwright who is a regular in the comedy circuits in Canada, the US and Latin America at Just for Laughs and other festivals and on CBC radio.

Saturday, September 30th & October 1st 

Adapt and Evolve | Special art installation, demonstration and talk by renowned hybrid AI artist Steve McDonald at the Station on the Green. (Credit: Front cover art by Steve McDonald)

Mill Street in downtown Creemore

Artists on Location | View beautiful art from 60 local artists and beyond in venues, homes and on porches in the beautiful village of Creemore.

Interactive Art Activities | Bringing art into your hands, our interactive arts stations connect time, creativity and skills together.