It’s Orangeville’s 150th Birthday Party

IMG_2565Can you say sesquicentennial? I can’t..LOL but I know what it means!  The Town of Orangeville marks its 150th birthday this year with a year-long tribute to the Town’s history and one heck of a party I’m told.  So  July 6 is the big birthday bash.

Orangeville was officially incorporated as a Town in 1863. Co-ordinated by a community steering committee, the Town is planning an engaging celebration – in partnership with many community organizations. A heightened level of community involvement in Orangeville’s special 150th celebrations, from large-scale community events to neighborhood street parties, will make for a memorable year while raising awareness about local arts and culture. Events related to the birthday celebration are promoted on a dedicated anniversary website at

IMG_2560Sesquicentennial souvenirs are now available at Town Hall, the Visitor Information Centre, and the Orangeville Public Library.
T-shirts: $10
Key Chains: $3
Scarves: $10
Postcards: $1
Lapel Pins: $1.50

July 6, 2013 150th Birthday Bash  8 a.m. to 11 p.m Downtown orangeville.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community bbq breakfast & lunch with Enbridge Community Events Team  – food sponsor: Sobeys; refreshment sponsor: M & M Meats

Kids Zone/children’s activities (Alexandra Park 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Juried art show (Orangeville Public Library)

Strolling Buskers

Heritage Walking Tours (starting at circle in front of Town Hall at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.)

Historical display at Dufferin County Building

Unveiling of tree sculpture

Z103.5 and Jewel 88.5 on site with giveaways (11 a.m to 9 p.m.)

Theatrical presentations of the founding of Orangeville (45-minute presentation in Opera House at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. first come, first served)

A unique projection show on the front of Town Hall after dusk


Be sure to enjoy a great entertainment line-up … and an exciting headliner! Two performance areas: main stage on Second Street, and intersection of Mill Street and Broadway. Main stage entertainment:

Chanda’s School of Dance
Beebo Music for Children


11:45-12:45              Riddim Forward
1:00                               Official Ceremony
1:30-2:15                  Houseplants
2:30-3                       Trouble & Strife
3:15-3:45                  Mark DuBois
3:50-4:15                  Old School


4:45-5:30                  Heather Katz
6-6:45                       Hannah Chapplain
7:15-8                       Campfire Poets
8:30-9                       Skye Sweetnam
9:30-11                     DVBBS

Second performance area – Broadway at Mill Street:

9 a.m.                       Sandstorm Belly Dancers
9:30 a.m.                  Citrus Dance (TBC)
10:30 a.m.                Juggler Edward Skwirsky
11:30 a.m.                Sandstorm Belly Dancers
11:45 a.m.                Toms Martial Arts & Zumba Fitness
12:45 p.m.                Balloon Twisting with Frank Santangelo
1:45 p.m.                  Comic Juggler Craig Douglas
2:45 p.m.                  Sandstorm Belly Dancers
3 p.m.                       Toms Martial Arts & Zumba Fitness
4 p.m.                       Magic Show with Wayne Tellier
5 p.m.                       Academy of Performing Arts
6 p.m.                       Double Toe Cloggers
7 p.m.                       Toms Martial Arts & Zumba Fitness
8 p.m.                       Fire show with Elias
9 p.m.                       Fire show with Elias
10 p.m.                     Fire show with Elias

Strolling buskers & stationery performers:

12-5 p.m.               Dr. Phineus Quimby – 19th Century Medicine Show
12:30-1:15 p.m.     Dragon procession, from First Street to Main Stage
1-6 p.m.                 Caroline Sherwood Caricatures
2-3 p.m.                 Wayne Tellier Magic Show
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.     Rory Gaudon (balloons, lucky charms, Irish pencils, pin buttons, chocolate loonies)
9:30-11:30 a.m.     Juggling and hooping workshops with Elias Repka
1-6 p.m.                 Juggling and hooping workshops with Elias Repka

On July 6, in downtown Orangeville, say “Happy Sesquicentennial”! Celebrate from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. We will see

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