Remembering Lee Maracle

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We are deeply saddened to hear of Lee Maracle’s passing. Orillia Centre and our surrounding communities have felt the impact of this great artist firsthand; her powerful voice has been an anchor at our Gathering: Festival of First Nations Stories since 2017. Lee's wisdom and passion have left an imprint on her writing colleagues and on those who have read her works or met her. We will carry her memory as we send our support to family, friends, and all of those who have been moved by her creativity and leadership

 
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A Bit About Us

Mission

The Orillia Centre for Arts and Culture encourages and supports creativity through a diversity of voices and art practices responsive to Canadian culture and the important issues of our time.

Vision

The Orillia Centre for Arts and Culture provides opportunities for diverse artistic expression. We seek to influence, startle, and inspire by engaging in powerful public encounters.

Values

The Orillia Centre for Arts and Culture believes artists play a vital role in pointing the way to a new and better world by interpreting, engaging, and shaping cultural development through creative expression and performance. We believe in collaborative partnerships with professional artists, cultural stakeholders, schools, local businesses, and not-for-profit organizations in the service of positive cultural change.

Calendar of Events

  • Together Again (Artists Talk)
    Fri., Oct. 15
    Orillia Opera House Studio Theatre
    Oct. 15, 6:00 p.m.
    Orillia Opera House Studio Theatre, 20 Mississaga St W, Orillia, ON L3V 3A6, Canada
    Due to rain, the 6pm performance will be relocated indoors to the Orillia Opera House Studio Theatre!
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  • Natasha Powell's Class for Seniors
    Fri., Oct. 15
    Mariposa Dance Company
    Oct. 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    Mariposa Dance Company, 27 West Street S, Orillia, ON L3V 3A5, Canada
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  • Re:Research + Design
    Thu., Oct. 14
    adelheid Instagram Livestream
    Oct. 14, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    adelheid Instagram Livestream
    Catch the livestream: https://www.instagram.com/adelheid_dance/?hl=en
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  • Culture Days Orillia - Dance Jam!
    Sat., Sep. 25
    Orillia Farmers Market
    Sep. 25, 1:00 p.m.
    Orillia Farmers Market, City Centre, 50 Andrew St S Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5, Canada
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  • Digital Screening - Pixels, Programming, and Pragmatism
    Feb. 07, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Online Screening
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  • Workshop in Digital Collaboration - Pixels, Programming, and Pragmatism
    Feb. 07, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Online Workshop
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  • Web Building and Social Media Curation Lab - Pixels, Programming, and Pragmatism
    Feb. 07, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Online Lab
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  • Professional Development Workshop in AR Technology - Pixels, Programming, and Pragmatism
    Feb. 06, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Online Workshop
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  • Panel Discussion - Pixels, Programming, and Pragmatism
    Feb. 06, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Online Event
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  • Artists Talk
    Sat., Feb. 22
    Orillia Opera House
    Feb. 22, 2020, 2:00 p.m.
    Orillia Opera House, 20 Mississaga St W, Orillia, ON L3V 3A6, Canada
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  • Heidi Strauss: Artist in Residence
    Mon., Feb. 17
    Orillia Opera House
    Feb. 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – Feb. 22, 2020, 11:00 p.m.
    Orillia Opera House, 20 Mississaga St W, Orillia, ON L3V 3A6, Canada
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  • KUNÉ - Performance
    Sat., Nov. 02
    St. Paul's Centre
    Nov. 02, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
    St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter St N, Orillia, ON L3V 4Z1, Canada
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  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
    Fri., Nov. 01
    St. Paul's Centre
    Nov. 01, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
    St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter St N, Orillia, ON L3V 4Z1, Canada
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  • Amy Swartz & John F. Ross: Pest Control
    Sat., Sep. 28
    Orillia Museum of Art and History
    Sep. 28, 2019, 12:00 a.m. – Oct. 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
    Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St S, Orillia, ON L3V 5A9, Canada
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  • Gathering: Public Readings
    Sat., Sep. 21
    Midland
    Sep. 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
    Midland, Midland, ON, Canada
    Our third annual celebration of the finest aboriginal and First Nations authors in Canada. Featuring appearances by Tomson Highway, Cherie Dimaline, Alicia Elliott, and more.
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  • Tomson Highway: Songs in the Key of Cree
    Fri., Sep. 20
    Midland Cultural Centre
    Sep. 20, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
    Midland Cultural Centre, 333 King St, Midland, ON L4R 3M7, Canada
    Festivals of First Nations Stories presents a special performance by celebrated and award-winning playwright, author and musician Tomson Highway. Songs in the Key of Cree will feature his vast songbook including selections from his musicals Rose and The (Post) Mistress.
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  • Gathering: Community Welcome
    Thu., Sep. 19
    Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre
    Sep. 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
    Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre, 175 Yonge St, Midland, ON L4R 2A7, Canada
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  • Mike Daley: Looking For Elvis? - A Lecture
    Mon., Jun. 10
    Lakehead University - Orillia Campus
    Jun. 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    Lakehead University - Orillia Campus, 500 University Ave, Orillia, ON L3V 0B9, Canada
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