Canada Day playlists from Small Halls

Canada Day playlists from Small Halls

Canada Day may look a little different this year – but that doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate talented Canadian artists. Cue the virtual fireworks! The Ontario Festival of Small Halls celebrates Canadian live music in spaces where you can feel the pulse of our nation’s small communities. To that end, we carefully cultivate a […]

Small Halls Reflections: Seeley’s Bay Community Hall

Small Halls Reflections: Seeley’s Bay Community Hall

Reflecting on the connections fostered through Small Halls Liz Huff, former co-ordinator of Seeley’s Bay Steps Up: “News – both good and bad – travels through a fascinating variety of networks in rural communities, and no one network controls the channel. The parents-with-kids-currently-in-school network is fast and influential. The longstanding church leaders, farm families and […]

Small Halls Reflections: Union Hall

Small Halls Reflections: Union Hall

Reflecting on the impact of Small Halls at Union Hall Linda Camponi, President, Union Hall Community Centre in Mississippi Mills near Clayton: “One day in August 2014, I was listening to CBC Radio and heard an interesting interview. It was Kelly Symes talking about a new music festival featuring “small halls”. I immediately sat down […]

Calling all small halls: we want to hear from you!

Calling all small halls: we want to hear from you!

Do you have a happening hall in your community? It’s that time of year again: the Festival of Small Halls is accepting new hall submissions. The festival, which brings internationally-renowned musicians to beloved, rural community spaces across Ontario each fall, is currently welcoming submissions from new halls to participate in this year’s event. Find out more about getting involved as a host and take the first […]