The Communities of North Middlesex presents - Canada 150:
A Celebration of Art Through Fibre
March 22, 2017
(North Middlesex, Ontario) - A local initiative is providing an event around which the
community will rally for Canada's 150th celebration. In the spirit of the recent suspension
of the Ailsa Craig Community Quilt & Fibre Arts Festival, an annual local
internationally-recognized event with over two hundred local volunteers,
dozens of showcased quilts, art through fibre, and more, "we simply couldn’t let the community down,"
states Jan Bender, Chairperson of the Canada 150: A Celebration of Art Through Fibre show.
Following the overwhelming response from the community and municipality,
members of the Ailsa Craig and Parkhill communities in North Middlesex have
assembled an organizing committee to create a four-day celebratory event to
honour Canada’s confederation. "With so much talent in the area, such a rich
fibre arts heritage, and a 150th birthday to celebrate, a committee has been
formed and is well underway in planning a great show," says Bender.
The commemoration will showcase locally and regionally made quilts and fibre
arts that contribute to and represent Canada’s heritage as a whole. Currently,
quilt and art collections will be received from the Stratford Perth Museum, Gerald
Fagan, and the North Middlesex Historical Society. Opportunity for additional vendors
and community members to showcase their own heirloom arts are in planning stages as well.
Date: Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
Location: Ailsa Craig Recreation Centre, Ye Olde Towne Hall, Ailsa Craig, and Parkhill Carnegie Library
Cost: $10/person at the door
The celebration will honour many of the traditions that the Ailsa Craig Quilt &
Fibre Arts Festival has worked hard to implement over the last six years.
For more information, please contact:
Canada 150: A Celebration of Art Through Fibre