Shawna Farenick

Hello I’m Shawna Farenick. I have been attending Hillside since the early 2000’s. I have also served as a volunteer. I’ve been crafting since 1989. Hillside encourages me to be

Big John Leacock

John Leacock is a Hillside Board member who first attended the summer festival in 1994 as a food vendor, selling his own Caribbean dishes.  He was a member of the

Joanne Raymond

Professionally, I am a facilitator, mediator and most recently a lawyer.  I am also a parent to four awesome people and various four-legged fur kids.  Having worked in academia, government

Alternatives Journal Summer Editorial Team

Mimi Shaftoe, Alex Goddard, Alexandra Scaman, Greta Vaivadaite, Shanella Ramkissoon A\J, or Alternatives Journal, is Canada’s national environmental magazine, independently publishing intelligent & informed environmental journalism since 1971. A\J is

Nathan Poulton

Bike Lot Valet The how-to and what’s what at Hillside’s Bike Lot. Discover what Bike Lot has to offer and be in the know for 2021. Thanks to all of

Alice Dixon

Alice Dixon

Alice Dixon is a specialist in energy and climate change.  She holds a master’s degree in environmental studies and planning from York University and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts

Carol and Neal Moogk-Soulis

Hot Under Your Feet Carol Moogk-Soulis has been a shade advocate for more than 30 years. She has inspired thousands of school children, educators, and community members to plant trees

Kayla Siefried

Composting How to & Climate Connections:  Discover the particulars of making a life filled, nutrient rich soil amendment: what materials are good to add and not to add to your

James Saper

Calm the mind and balance your emotions with the Chinese tradition of Qigong. We’ll learn a short Qigong sequence that combines movement and meditation, philosophy and physiology, focus and fun.

Crystal Bradford and Liam Kijewski

Nature Tidbits Shhhh! Be still, what is lurking over there!? The natural world is full of mysteries and marvellous events. Observing the natural area around us proves that scientific magic

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