Special Events

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Celebrate Harvest Season and a New Public Art Work

Dunnville Farmer's Market is hosting an Evening Market from 2pm-8pm featuring food,  produce, vendors, music and more! 

All Free, All Fun - for the Whole Family! 

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CELEBRATE WITH US SEPTEMBER 17th, 2019

LVW Creative Barracks is excited to unveil their Great Art for Great Lakes public art work together with community members and government representatives. 

Join us at 6pm for opening ceremonies, the artwork unveiling, the sharing of bannock and a special performance by Whitney Pea! 


Inheritance is a collaborative permanent visual art installation created four free community workshops over 6 weeks where residents of Six Nations, Haldimand, Norfolk, Hamilton, Brant and Niagara learned new creative skills to bring the artwork from concept to reality,

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INHERITANCE

is a site-specific multimedia installation, inspired by a quote by historical Canadian political leader Louis Riel:

"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back. I have nothing but my heart and I have given it long ago to my country. We must cherish our inheritance."


Residents of Dunnvile and most of Haldimand County live on the Traditional Lands of the  Haudenosaunee, Indigenous Peoples  who have inhabited, cared for and protected the land and waters. 

Haldimand County sits on the land promised to the Indigenous Peoples as part of the Haldimand Tract 1784.  


On 22 May 1784, Haldimand signed an accord with Mississauga chiefs to cede approximately 385,000 hectares (ha) of land to the Crown for £1,180. The largest portion of this went to the Haudenosaunee, who received a tract of land 10 km deep on either side of the Grand River, beginning at its source to Lake Erie. This area provided the basis of the Six Nations reserve. 


 The current Six Nations reserve covers only 50,000 acres, or approximately 5% of the original grant. Since the original 1784 Proclamation, the vast majority of the land was sold or otherwise illegally transferred to white settlers by the Crown (and subsequently the Canadian government) without the consent of the Six Nations confederacy. 


As residents of Haldimand County, and occupants of stolen land, this project aims to acknowledge the history of our community and suggest that, although we did not personally steal the land, by living here we have inherited the responsibility of protecting land and waters like the Peoples before us, working towards Reconciliation so that all people living here can enjoy and benefit from the environment for generations to come. 

FREE FUN

The Purly Hookers - Dunnville's Crochet and Knitting Society

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The group meets weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm.


Participation in the weekly meet up is free. Although we will have a donation jar available, for use of the space. Participants are expected to provide their own materials.


Beginners or those looking to learn are welcome. We have two volunteers who have offered to assist in teaching and providing guidance for newbies or beginners.


All ages are welcome, although only children looking to learn to knit or crochet are welcome. There will be no other activities or materials provided to keep them busy. Please understand this evening is a time for some parents to make space for themselves.


Participants are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. The studio offers a fridge, toaster oven and kettle for use. Participants are expected to clean up after themselves.
Please do not bring food items with nuts, in consideration of allergies.


Open Studio Weekly Drop-In

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FREE, BYOArt Materials


Take advantage of 2 hours a week in a studio space surrounded by other creative people. 


Bring your own creative materials (paint, brushes, canvasses, pencils, scrapbooks etc) and join in our social gathering of creativity and chatter. 


Advanced sign up is appreciated to ensure there is enough space for everyone to work.  

Beginning June 6th, weekly until December 19th 2019. 

Weekly Dates Include:

ENROLL  NOW!