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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.

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.​

The Township of Centre Wellington (Elora & Fergus Tourism) and the Elora Fergus Arts Council invite you to be a part of Culture Days 2024, a celebration of arts and culture like no other!

Culture Days is the largest collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. Every year, thousands of events are connected under the celebratory banner of Culture Days - communities large and small are united from coast to coast to increase public engagement in cultural experiences through free, participatory arts and culture events. The next National Culture Days celebrations will take place September 20th through October 13th, 2024, for three glorious weeks of colour, creativity, and community!

This year’s theme, “CommUNITY: A Melody of 25 Years”, embodies harmony, unity, and the celebration of our vibrant cultural tapestry in Centre Wellington. Join us as the CommUNITY comes together to create a beautiful melody of diversity and harmony through various cultural events, performances, and activities that make living in this community vibrant and entertaining.

We are looking for cultural creators, artists, performers, and community groups to host free or pay-what-you-may interactive arts and cultural events and activities during Culture Days 2024 to contribute to the vibrancy of our cultural celebration. Whether you’re a grassroots community volunteer, independent artist, artisan, teacher, or part of an art institution, there’s a place for you in CommUNITY! Be a part of this melodic celebration and showcase the diverse cultural tapestry of Centre Wellington. 

Together, let's make Culture Days 2024 an unforgettable celebration of our vibrant commUNITY!

Are you in? Submit your event idea!

Visit the 2024 Centre Wellington Culture Days Event Listings

For more information, please email 

The Township of Centre Wellington is pleased to offer microgrants for Culture Days events. Here are the key details for applicants:

1.      Eligibility: Only those who submitted their event proposals prior to the June, 1, 2024 deadline are eligible to apply for microgrants.

2.      Application Deadline: The deadline for microgrant submissions is June 30, 2024. Ensure your application is submitted by this date to be considered.

3.      Notification of Awards: Organizers will be notified of the awarded funds by July, 15, 2024.

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.

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.

Cultural Resource Inventory & Order Form

How to become a partner​

If you are interested renting equipment or in becoming a partner, please contact the Township's Community Development Coordinator.

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

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 contact the Community Development Coordinator.  Please see photos of the cart below under our inventory section.  

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.


Contact the Township's Community Development Coordinator

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