Save the date for the 2018 Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival - September 15th!
Head For The Hills. And help the community.
Organized by four Georgetown service clubs (Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis & Kinsmen), the Georgetown Craft Beer Festival is an exciting new event combining the interest and excitement of the craft beer movement with a genuine desire to help charities throughout the region.
Say farewell to summer in a gorgeous country setting – at the peak of the fall colours – sharing and comparing over 25 craft beers and ciders from across Ontario. There will be music, food trucks, local crafts, and passionate brewers eager to share their knowledge of beer. Proceeds from the day go to Food4Kids, a local charity bringing meals to at-risk youth. It’s a beer tasting experience sure to leave a great taste in everyone’s mouth.
ALL ABOARD! The bus is back in action. Head for the Hills has a shuttle bus service To and From the event, picking up at various hubs around town. This FREE program is brought to you by the following local transport pros:
Buses will start running to and from the Festival at 11:00am and will run approximately every 35-40 minutes. The last bust back leaves the Trafalgar Sports Park at 6:30pm. Here are the pick-up points around town:
Acton Go Station (S. end of lot)
Limehouse Public School
Glen Williams Public School
Moldmasters Arena (rear lot)
The Gellert Centre
Georgetown South Plaza (behind Tim Hortons)
To learn more please visit their website .
Photo: Head for the Hills
HHCR is a community non profit organization, funded at arm’s length by The Town of Halton Hills. HHCR provides support to organizations, individuals and businesses in the following sectors: Arts, Heritage, Culture and Volunteer.
Support takes many forms, from advising on grant application readiness, whether or not to incorporate your organization, what insurance you should hold for your projects, and how to brand your organization and projects.
For more information please visit their website.
Photo: Georgetown Childrens Chorus
Norval is going to be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday all throughout 2017 with a variety of events and celebrations! Visit our calendar of events to see what's happening!
Explore Norval where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived for 9 years. Visit the historic sites Montgomery photographed and wrote about in her personal journals.
Norval is family friendly offering beautiful nature trails along the Credit River. McNab Park on Noble Street provides excellent fishing, riverside trail and areas for family picnics.
The Willow Park Ecology Centre provides fascinating nature programs for all ages. Parking is available on Mary Street.
The village of Norval was settled by 1820. Today many buildings remain, including our 3 historic churches which are open to the public.
You will discover our Pioneer Cemeteries, the former home of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the Heritage Garden in Norval Park, our unique Analemmatic Sundial and Willow Park Ecology Centre. Norval is proud of the many century buildings including two Heritage Designated properties the Norval Disciples of Christ Church and Lilac Lawns.
To learn more please visit their website
Photo: Norval on the Credit Festival
Candlelight Tributes is an annual event that honours those who have served in the Cause of Peace and Freedom. The commemorative ceremony inspires both young and old to learn more about Canada's military history and to pay tribute to those veterans who have contributed so much to our community.
Two walks will be held, one for over 1,000 school children in the morning who will also get to engage with veterans and the other walk in the evening will be for the general public. Candles are available for a nominal fee for all those that participate which will then be placed on the cenotaph.
The Children's Silent walk will take place at 10:30am, children will meet at the Georgetown Fairgrounds Park and proceed to the Remembrance Park for the 11:00am ceremony the public is invited to join the children and veterans.
The silent walk will be held May 3, 2018, those that can walk please meet at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 120 at 27 Mill St. Georgetown at 6:30pm and will proceed to the Remembrance Park at 7:00pm (sharp).
For more information please call 905-877-6198.
Need some rejuvenation following this long and lingering winter? This year, the Rotary Club of Acton turns 70 years old, and we would like to celebrate with you. Come join with friends and strangers at our Spring Gala, including dinner and auction. One of the premier annual social events in town, this year’s gala will once again be held at the Acton Town Hall Centre, 19 Willow Street, Acton. The evening starts at 5:30pm, on Friday, May 4, 2017, with tickets available for $60 per person.
So come and enjoy a fabulous tapas meal, prepared once again by the Everton Academy of Culinary Arts – we’ve changed the dishes, but as always, they will be delicious. Between servings, participate in our live auction, with that fabulous auctioneer, Doug Donaldson, encouraging your bids. And don’t miss out on our silent auction, or the chance to mingle with old and new friends. You can even take a chance on one of our many prize draws.
For more information or online ticket purchases, head to Rotary Club of Acton. Tickets can also be purchased at Acton Optical (519-853-5133), located on the southeast corner of Mill and Elgin Streets, or from any member of the Rotary Club of Acton.
And don’t forget, not only will you have a great time, all the funds raised go to supporting the local and international causes to which Rotary has been committed for 70 years.
The CVA, a non-profit Community Service, was founded in 1975 to help to promote the Visual Arts in Halton Hills.
We invite you to join one of our four established guilds currently working within the CVA: Heritage HandWeavers and Spinners, Palette and Pencil Guild, Potters and Sculptors and Stained Glass Artisans.
The CVA provides the follow:
-Unique and low cost courses
-Low cost annual membership fees
-Our home - Cedarvale Cottage
-Use of guilds' equipment
-Flexible hours of access for members to the cottage
To learn more about the Credit Valley Artisans please visit their website.
Photo: Cedarvale Cottage, Cedarvale Park
Willow Park Ecology Centre, Norval (access off Mary Street at Highway 7, Norval)
Willow Park Ecology Centre (WPEC), Norval is a nature preserve ideal for nature study, education, experiential learning, passive recreation, and relaxation - located in the charming hamlet of Norval, within the Town of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada - with access off Mary Street at Highway 7, Norval.
The award-winning Ecology Centre serves as an outdoor education resource operated by the WPEC volunteer Board of Directors, part-time staff, and network of volunteer supporters. The Centre exists to educate schoolchildren and the general public about ecology and the environment through programs and events, and to provide natural habitat for wildlife in the ravine. It offers year-round fun and engaging, nature-based programs and events for children, teens and adult volunteers and learners in a visitor-friendly 5-acre outdoor space.
The scenic park is located in the floodplain bounded by the West Branch of the Credit River (Silvercreek) and the main Credit River, within the Credit Valley and Hungry Hollow Centre for Biodiversity. It includes a board-walked wetland, a rehabilitated riverine shoreline, a snake hibernaculum, interpretive Tree Trail, as well as vegetated areas planted to attract specific wildlife.
The site was transformed by the group through community and partner engagement starting in the late 80’s. It was changed from a grassy trailer park into a scenic series of diverse ecosystems. Local volunteers have carried through with an ambitious plan to encourage natural regeneration in Willow Park. Today, the site has reached early succession, and provides a home to a growing number of native Ontario habitats, plants and animals. Building on their successes, the group has now embarked on an upstream restoration project by establishing the Hungry Hollow Collaborative and seeking grant funding. The work has ensued over 2 years and was awarded a Recognition of Merit from the Credit Valley Conservation for improving the natural health of the Hungry Hollow Environmentally Sensitive Area.
In addition to the program and event offerings of the Centre, the park is open to the public for passive recreational use from dawn to dusk in partnership with the Town Parks system, and the Credit Valley Conservation.
To learn more, please visit their website .