Hillside Receives Three Awards for 2014!

We were lucky enough to receive a Festival of Distinction award from Festivals and Events Ontario this year. It was an award given to “a select group of 23 Ontario festivals,” including Luminato, Stratford, and Winterlude, that “represent some of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province, which draw both an international and domestic audience.” We also received an Access Recognition Award from the Guelph Barrier-Free Committee, which was presented to us by Mayor Karen Farbridge on June 23rd. The award recognizes our efforts to make our festivals, our office, and our website accessible to everyone. And, finally, we just won a 2014 Grand River Honour Roll Award “for actions to protect and enhance the natural environment and heritage of the Grand River watershed.” Thank you to all of you — our patrons, volunteers, board, service providers, and staff — for igniting so many flames and helping them burn quietly with your gentle concentration.