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Support For The Arts In Local Community

The Arts Contribute To Community Vitality.

Thanks to the support of our local government helping to raise awareness for community events like the Emancipation Art Exhibition, “Celebrating Freedom.” Arts creates a strong shared identity and instills pride in our community cultural heritage.

Thank you Arif Virani, Member of Parliament, Parkdale-High Park and Mayor Rick Bonnette, Town of Halton Hills for your support visiting our 2nd annual Art Exhibition.

Participation in the arts and culture brings community together. It helps improve social inclusion leading the way for positive experiences with diversity, tolerance and free expression. Together we feel safer, stronger. Our community united.

Make Halton Hills Cultural Centre your summer destination. Drop in and discover something new and exciting!!!

The art exhibit, “Celebrating Freedom” runs until September 1st.

For more information contact;

Francesca Durham
Vice-chair, HBHAS
Email: francescadurham@gmail.com

Or contact:

Judy Daley
Curator, Helson Gallery
Halton Hills Cultural Centre
Town of Halton Hills
9 Church St., Halton Hills ON L7G 2A3
Phone: 905.877.7915 x2536



19 Girl Guides And Counting

Another successful Happy Harping workshop!!! This time Halton Harps was harping with the Girl Guides in Smithville.

Split into three groups we rotated through the rainbow set of harps. Each group learned how to play a familiar song.

Fusing music with arts and crafts the girls have an opportunity to explore musical sounds and rhythms by using their creativity and imagination.

Best of all we’re inclusive. All participants learn to play their part in the music making process. Facilitating from the Rainbow of Sound or Color My World music programs makes it easy for children to learn the fundamentals of music in an environment that encourages growth and personal development.

Benefits of Harp Playing

“Recreational Music-making (RMM) encompasses enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling group music-based activities that unite people of all ages, regardless of their challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience.

From exercise, nurturing, social support, bonding and spirituality, to intellectual stimulation, heightened understanding and enhanced capacity to cope with life’s challenges, the benefits of recreational 
music-making extend far beyond music. Recreational music-making ultimately affords unparalleled creative expression that unites our bodies, minds and spirits”

– Karl T. Bruhn – Father of the Music-Making
 and Wellness Movement

Interested in hosting a Happy Harping workshop? Contact: francescadurham@gmail.com