Culture

In Centre Wellington Culture Matters!

Centre Wellington is known for its culture. It is the heart of our community and what makes us truly stand out from the crowd. Over the past few years several initiatives have been put in place to support our Cultural community. The Cultural Action Plan, built on intense community engagement, guides how the Township continues to press forward on important Cultural enterprises in our community.

Information is at your fingertips on creative cultural industries and organizations in the Cultural Directory.

We can help enhance your event with resources and support from our Cultural Resource Centre and Community Development team.

And of course we love to celebrate our local culture with Doors Open and Culture Days.

Cultural Action Plan

Centre Wellington enthusiastically embarked on a Cultural Planning Process in 2012-2013 with the following outcomes.

  • Engage the community to the fullest extent
  • Create a detailed inventory of cultural treasures (our cultural map​)
  • Develop a plan to guide Centre Wellington's economic and cultural growth

The result of 2 years of consultation and research engaged 1000+ community members and demonstrated that in Centre Wellington Culture Matters. The resulting Cultural Action Plan outlined 3 themes with 7 goals and 33 recommendations to develop the vision of culture in this amazing community.​

Culture Days

Centre Wellington joins the rest of Canada in an annual celebration of culture. This year Culture Days will take place from September 28 to 30th. Immerse yourself in three days of amazing local talent and culture in Centre Wellington!

 

Free events and activities will take place across the community and this year’s Culture Days guide highlights many local cultural groups, individuals, spaces and activities.  Culture Days is an interactive 3 day celebration encouraging people to participate in everything from music to local historical tours, dance, theatre to agriculture and so much more. 

Kick off Culture Days with us at the Fergus Grand Theatre Friday September 28th from 4-6 p.m. with local talent, a chance to appear on stage, and cake! 

 

View the Culture Days Guide, and plan your self guided tour now!

Cultural Directory

The Cultural Directory, developed from the​​ Cultural Map features the cultural highlights, businesses and organizations within Centre Wellington.​ Find information or a cultural treasure, look for opportunities to collaborate, or plan an event. The directory is your guide to cultural information.

Cultural Resource Centre

Want your event to be in ship shape?  We are here to help!

Our goal is to maximize year-round event support to organizations who wish to stage wildly successful community events in Centre Wellington and surrounding areas.  At the events resource centre we can assist events to be better organized and safe, resulting in the ultimate visitor experiences and favourable economic consequences for the community.

How does the Cultural Resource Centre Work (CRC)?

  • The CRC is a supportive setting/one stop shop for cultural organizations serving the community.
  • It offers event resources for rent
  • Community groups/event organizers become partners and share resources in exchange for storage, maintenance and insurance of those resources. ​
  • Partners "rent" their resources at no charge and receive a 25% discount off the rental price for other resources
  • Other events or groups (non-partners) can also rent resources at the full rental cost.

How to become a partner​

If you are interested renting equipment or in becoming a partner, please contact Elizabeth Bender, Community Development Coordinator.

Do you have a surplus of equipment that could be of use to a community event?  Please contact us to discuss!

Cultural Resource Inventory & Order Form

*New* Centre Wellington Water Cart

Thanks to a successful and positive partnership of major festival groups and the Township, a refurbished water cart has been jointly purchased by the Fergus Scottish Festival, Riverfest Elora, Fergus Fall Fair and the Elora Festival along with the Township to provide free municipal water for festivals and events in Centre Wellington.​  

The cart has four water bottle fillers, four drinking fountains and meets accessibility requirements.  The cart is on wheels and will hook directly into a municipal water spigot.  If you are interested in renting the water cart for your festival or event please fill out the Watercart Application Form or email us.  Please see photos of the cart below under our inventory section.  

Doors Open

Doors Open is a free province wide event designed to create access, awareness and excitement about local heritage by providing residents and visitors with an opportunity to explore place and spaces they don't get to see every day. Locally Doors Open is the third Saturday in June. Celebrate local heritage with us – hear the stories, discover the spaces, make some memories!

Host an Event

Want your event to be in ship shape?  We are here to help!

Our goal is to maximize year-round event support to organizations who wish to stage wildly successful events in Centre Wellington and surrounding areas.  By providing an events resource centre we can assist events to be better organized and safe, resulting in the ultimate visitor experience with favourable economic consequences for the community.

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