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Festival Opening & Welcome

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free

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Join us to kick-off our 2023 summer festival, including welcome, introductions and program highlights from our festival programmers.
  • Welcome and introductions – Joan Bendon, Festival Director, Muskoka
    Chautauqua
  • Welcome and Land Acknowledgment – Glad Bryce, Board Chair, Muskoka

    Chautauqua

  • Sponsor and government funding recognition – Gayle Dempsey and Gary
    Froude, Founders, Muskoka Chautauqua
  • Gayle/Gary introduces and invites Terry and Lucia Sahanatien of Wahta First
    Nations to speak.
  • Terry and Lucia Sahanatien
  • Kismet Tillson Hunter to speak on the value of Festivals
  • Photo-Op
  • Joan Bendon will invite speakers and organization representatives to come together for a
    photo
  • Welcome and highlights of the music program – Gary Froude, Founder
  • Highlights of the art program – Sean William Dawson
  • Highlights of the literary program – Tori Wines
  • Highlights of the film and lecture series program – Tori Wines
  • Highlights of the performing arts program, Kids Literacy Day, Family Fun
    Day and Community conversation – Joan Bendon
  • Closing – Joan Bendon, Festival Director
  • Event concludes with an invitation to join us the opening of the Gallery in
    the Woods; Lions BBQ and Big smoke Brass Band at Windermere Wharf

Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/festival-opening-welcome-tickets-629380884167

Venue

Muskoka Chautauqua: Theatre in the Woods
1039 Golf Avenue
Windermere Village, ON P0B 1P0 Canada