Blyth Festival, Threshers, up for HAHN 10th anniversary awards - April 25, 2019
BY SHAWN LOUGHLIN
For its 10th anniversary, the Huron Arts and Heritage Network (HAHN) will be celebrating some of the last decade’s greatest contributors to the arts, culture and heritage landscape in Huron County.
The network will be presenting its annual Cultural Awards this Friday night at the Goderich Legion. Unlike most years, this year HAHN asked people not to nominate new contributors, but vote on past winners in the hopes of ranking them.
Several local past winners have made the list and will be honoured on Friday night, including former Citizen Publisher and Blyth Festival co-founder Keith Roulston, the Blyth Festival, the Huron Pioneer Thresher and Hobby Association, Blyth’s Duncan McGregor and 2017 International Plowing Match Chair Jacquie Bishop. Others to be honoured that night as part of the 10th anniversary top 10 are the St. Joseph’s Kingsbridge Community (now the Kingsbridge Centre), Iceculture in Hensall, local historian David Yates, the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story and Goderich’s FauxPop Station.
The awards will be handed out on Friday, April 26, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Goderich Legion. The evening will include live music, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets, which include dinner catered by Bon Vivant, are $37.50 each and are available at eventbrite.com.
If you have any questions, e-mail Huron County Cultural Development Officer Rick Sickinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.