Norfolk County celebrates Canada 150 with a five-community exhibition of local arts, culture, and heritage in downtown Delhi, Port Dover, Port Rowan, Simcoe, and Waterford.
The celebration is September 22 to 24. The event will showcase Norfolk County visual art, music, performance art, food, history, and heritage.
Get a passport for unlimited access to free activities, performances, and exhibitions in each community. Additional events requiring separate tickets are also planned. Passports will be on sale for a suggested donation of $10 soon.
The project is supported by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport’s Ontario 150 program, which was instituted to fund events and projects showcasing Ontario’s innovative spirit, culture, and community diversity. Contributions from local businesses, community organizations, and Norfolk County are supplementing the grant funds to increase the event’s impact.
Sponsors include Norfolk County; Scotiabank; Tri-County Insurance Group; Port Dover Foundation; Downtown Simcoe Business Improvement Area (BIA); RBC; Good Redden Klosler LLP; Ontario West Insurance Brokers; MHN Lawyers; Venture Norfolk; Greenfield Dental Health Group; Long Point Country Chamber of Commerce; Millards Chartered Professional Accountants; Bachmann Personal Injury Law; Roulston's Pharmacy; Wentworth Financial; Port Dover Board Of Trade; Waterford Chamber of Commerce; Brimage Law Group; Barrel Restaurant; Rotary Club of Simcoe; SCOR - South Central Ontario Region; and the Norfolk Community Foundation.
The Norfolk 150 Celebration of Culture includes two legacy initiatives. The first is a series of murals painted in each downtown by Port Dover artist Ryan Szucs, based on his typographic map design of Norfolk County. The murals will be painted on the Hungarian Hall (Delhi), Dover Cheese Shop (Port Dover), Wiggan’s (Port Rowan), Leon’s (Simcoe), and Waterford TV & Appliances (Waterford).
The second lasting outcome is the establishment of an arts and culture enhancement fund, in association with the Norfolk Community Foundation. The interest earned on the principal investment will be awarded to cultural activities in Norfolk County annually.