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Hillier Circus Festival - Saturday, August 15

Hillier’s Park Day and Circus Festival are this Saturday. Some community calendars have it listed for Sunday, so spread the word so there’s no disappointment… we want to see all of you there!

Hillier Circus Festival – Saturday, August 15

Hillier Circus Festival - Saturday, August 15


Adopt a balloon animal, get clownified, hula hoop your troubles away! The Hillier Circus Festival is hands on fun for the whole family! Stilt walkers, face painting, balloons, food trucks & more! Featuring a knee-slapping juggling comedian Ben Burland, followed by the Mini Big Top Show – an energetic aerial acrobatic show hosted by a most hilarious master of ceremonies. FREE & FUN for everyone! Dress up as your favourite story book character!

Festival Hours 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Juggling Act 
11:30 pm, 1:30 pm

 Mini Big Top Show 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm


Food Vendors: 

Cherry Valley Lions’ Club Food Truck

Black Sheep Cannery by Amanda Nichol


Treats for sale: 

Storehouse Food Bank – Candy

HOPE First Baptist Church – cotton candy, popcorn


Kristie’s Petting Zoo

Free Herb Talk with Tamara Segal


Garden Weeds as herbs and medicine

Learn how to identify and benefit from the wild plants growing all around us. Many lawn and garden weeds are superior sources of nutrition and healing. The best part? They are freely and abundantly available to us all!

Join local Herbalist Tamara Segal of Hawthorn Herbals for a FREE talk and tour of the wild abundance growing at our feet.

Where: Hillier Hall, 18560 Loyalist Parkway
When: Saturday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m. – noon

The talk is free, but donations to support Hillier Hall are welcomed.

For more information, call (613) 476-1830 or email

Fish Fry 2015

The date is set! Join us at Hillier Hall on Saturday July 11, 2015 for our annual fish fry. Once again, Hillier’s chef Jamie Kennedy is preparing a delicious fish dinner, and it is not to be missed.

We’re currently looking for volunteers to help us make this event better than ever before. Get in touch with us at if you’d like to be one of our wonderful volunteers. It’s a whole lot of fun. And as a bonus, volunteers get fed for free!


Hello everyone,

By now I think all of you are aware the ceiling at Hillier Hall is under repair. And I think you’ve all heard Hillier Rec Committee’s vision for the Hall – to offer cultural programming in the Hall and teach healthy cooking in the kitchen and garden.

We’ve requested the County to install a theatre lighting grid and three fly hooks for a circus camp this summer run by an internationally performing company. The Hillier Rec has $6,200 in fund-raised money to kick in.

So far, our request has been turned down, and so we’ve asked the County to meet up at the Hall to discuss the technical details of the proposal and address the County’s concerns. This afternoon we were invited to meet on Wednesday.

If you could be at the meeting at Hillier Hall at 4 PM tomorrow, Wednesday 11 March, it would show the County that some people think live performances and a summer camp for kids at Hillier Hall is an idea worth listening to.

If you can’t join us this time, stay tuned for updates!

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