In 2019,  Beausoleil First Nation, the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, and the Townships of Tay and Tiny formed the Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay.  These communities recognized that culture in our area was not defined by municipal boundaries and elected to work together to celebrate, foster, promote and leverage cultural resources within the Heart of Georgian Bay.

 Some of the strategic priorities for the Culture Alliance include support for creative individuals; support for cultural groups and organizations; support for events and activities; promoting the region; supporting heritage; and funding.  Review the committee's Terms of Reference here.

Culture Alliance Committee Members

Clayton King - Beausoleil First Nation Heritage and Culture Coordinator

 Councillor Cher Cunningham -Town of Midland 

Nicole Jackson - Curator/Museum Supervisor, Penetanguishene Museum, Town of Penetanguishene

Councillor Jeff Bumstead - Township of Tay 

Councillor Cindy Hastings,  -Township of Tiny, Vice Chair

Tori Cress - At-large Appointee

John French - At-large Appointee

Fred Hacker - At-large Appointee, Chair

Michel Payment - At-large Appointee

Faith Shergold - At-large Appointee

Debra Tabler - At-large Appointee

Karen Mealing, Cultural Development Coordinator, Town of Midland (ex officio)

Brianne Dubeau, Experience Development Coordinator, County of Simcoe (ex officio)


We organize a variety of cultural opportunities, programs and activities.

We are creating a database of cultural assets.  Watch for details!.

Submit your event for our calendar. 

Note: only arts, culture, heritage and fundraising events to assist arts, culture and heritage will be listed.

We circulate an e-newsletter on the first and third Thursday of each month promoting upcoming activities and opportunities.  Sign up below and don't forget to submit your event information by the Tuesday of the week of the e-newsletter.

Looking for grant opportunities to support your projects and/or organization?  Find a list here.

705-526-4275 ext. 2200

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