Friends Of Ye Olde Towne Hall

Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

October 8, 2019

CraigActive for Active Retirees

CraigActive is for the newly retired, on the go kind of people.  It is a fun social time for anyone who has a free afternoon. Join us for coffee or tea at 11:30 am.  A soup and sandwich lunch (suggested donation $7.00) is served at noon followed by a movie.  This months movie is:  Andre is a 1994 American comedy-drama film starring Tina Majorino about a child’s encounter with a seal. It is an adaptation of the book A Seal Called Andre, which in turn was based on a true story. It was shot in Vancouver and Mississippi

Start: October 8, 2019 11:30 am

September 14, 2019

Annual Barbecue

Join us for a burger or hot dog at our annual bbq.  Pay what you can.

Start: September 14, 2019 11:30 am

July 29, 2019

Summer camp ages 9 to 12

Summer arts and crafts camp for older kids.  Come and enjoy the fun that Shae-Lyn and the volunteers have planned for you.  Registration starts now.  Fee is $100.00.

Please contact Shae-Lyn at:  Time is 9 am to 4 pm all days.

Start: July 29, 2019

July 22, 2019

Summer Camps ages 4 to 8

We are going to offer summer camps again this year, the only criteria is that you like to have fun and experience some of the arts.   Ages 4 to 8  July 22 to July 26.  Registration starts now. Fee $100.00 per child.  Please contact Shae-Lyn at:                                           Time is 9 am to 4 pm all days.

Start: July 22, 2019

June 7, 2019

Valdy up close and personal

We are pleased to announce the live performance of  Valdy, Canada’s Troubadour Up Close and Personal, at Ye Olde Towne Hall on Friday, June 7, 2019.  “Sing Me A Rock and Roll Song” is just the tip of the iceberg of his amazing repertoire.  Enjoy an evening with this man who is a genuine icon of Canada’s folk music scene.  Tickets are $25.00 in advance and 30.00 at the door

Start: June 7, 2019 7:30 pm
Tickets: 25.00
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April 17, 2019

General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting – 2017-18

Take notice that the Annual Meeting of the Members of the
will be held as follows:

TIME: 7:00pm TO 9:00 pm. EDT
LOCATION: Ye Olde Towne Hall
160 Main Street, Ailsa Craig ON

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  1. approve the minutes of the 2016/2017 Annual General Meeting;
  2. receive the Audited Financial Statements for 2017/2018;
  3. appoint the Auditors for 2018/2019
  4. elect Directors;
  5. transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

Marilyn Barbe

Start: April 17, 2019 7:00 pm

April 6, 2019

Mudmen: Celtic Rock Warriors

Legion Bar Service.  Always entertaining and definitely unique, The Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on and off the stage. First discovered in 1993 as “The Campbell Brothers”, the band signed a deal with EMI Records and changed their name to “Mudmen” in 1998. Their music has been featured on Xbox and PlayStation games, NBC’s television show “Black Donnellys”, WWE Wrestling, Don Cherry’s  9, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27,29 hockey videos, The Mackenzie Brothers TWO-FOUR Special on CBC, HBO’S Shameless TV show, HNIC Coach’s Corner (Dale Hunter tribute), 6 music videos on Much Music, and they’ve reached top 20 on the Edge radio.

With nearly 3000 shows to date, The Mudmen Robby Campbell, Sandy Campbell, Jeremy Burton, Mike Meacher and Dan Westenenk believe that nice guys can finish first. While enjoying life & what you do translates to all audiences.

The Mudmen are building a legion of fans from young to old with career highlights such as 12 Canada Walk of Fame Ceremonies, the Leaf & Bruins Game at The ACC, opening performance for ZZ Top & The Guess Who,  over 40 cross Canada Tours, festival dates in America & Europe and a performance at TSN’s “For the Love of The Game” Canadian gold ring presentation with Sidney Crosby.

Start: April 6, 2019

March 26, 2019

Craigactive Quilts of New Zealand Trunk Show

A CraigActive event.  Join us for a soup and sandwich lunch.  We start gathering around 11:30 am for coffee and social time.  Lunch (pay what you can, suggested price is $6.00) is served at noon followed by an interesting program

Quilting in New Zealand was not a craft widely practised until the recent worldwide “explosion” in the 1970s.  Some early quilts are known in both New Zealand and Australia, having been brought from Great Britain, and some early “waggas” (haps, rough quilts) and other quilts were made there. As New Zealand has mostly a temperate climate, quilts were not as necessary for warmth as in parts of Canada. Also, sheep have been a mainstay there for both wool and meat from very early on so wool was being spun for clothing and covering from early days.

Since the quilt revolution of recent years, the number of quilters has multiplied. The October 1996 issue of “New Zealand Quilter” listed membership in the 110 or so groups and guilds throughout the country at 4100+. Although there is no doubt some duplication in listed membership, there are probably at least another 2-3000 quilters who do not belong to listed groups.

Guilds in New Zealand are similar to those all over the world. There are large ones and small ones. The large ones tend to have more formal programmes and structure. The small groups usually have a less formal structure and perhaps fewer outside speakers or programmes, as everywhere because of monetary constraints. Small groups often form within a large guild and offer more intimate settings for friendship. Most of the groups of any size hold displays or exhibitions, some yearly, some biennially, some on a less regular basis. The larger groups tend to have more classes and hold “open days” and retreats. The smaller groups meet more frequently, usually in members’ homes.

New Zealand quilters have had biennial symposia since late 1984. The first one was held in Auckland, in the North Island, in December 1984, the second in Christchurch, in the South Island, in February 1987 and they have alternated between the north and south Islands every odd-numbered year since.

Until 1994 there was no National Organisation in New Zealand and symposia were, and still are, run by either one or a group of guilds in an area. The locality decision seems to be arranged by “gentleman’s agreement” and this works very well.

Symposia also have lectures by overseas and local quilters, various exhibitions, including a “suitcase” exhibition which tours for up to a year after the event, a merchants’ mall, and other attractions which tend to be different with each one. They are high points in the lives of New Zealand quilters and often the saving for the next begins with the arrival home from the most recent!

Start: March 26, 2019 11:30 am

March 12, 2019

Craigactive movie

A CraigActive event.  Join us for a soup and sandwich lunch.  We start gathering around 11:30 am for coffee and social time.  Lunch (pay what you can, suggested price is $6.00) is served at noon followed by an interesting movie.  This week you can choose between Lala Land and Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul was nominated for 2 academy awards:  Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim

La La Land:   While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Start: March 12, 2019 11:30 am

March 9, 2019

Rant Maggie Rant

Join us for a performance by Stratford’s own Rant Maggie Rant.  These Aeolian Hall regulars are pleased to perform here on Saturday, March 9, at 8:00 pm.  Legion Bar service. Ticket Price: $20.00 in advance and $22.00 at the door.   While Rant Maggie Rant sticks close to the musical roots of Ireland and Scotland, as well as the other 5 Celtic nations and Canada’s East Coast traditions, these melodies are usually supported by the band’s unique fusion of hand-drumming, dub/jazz bass, soaring vocals, harmonies and folk/blues/rock guitar. Led by fiddler Lindsay Schindler, the band is supported by centre stage vocalist Glen Dias, who also plays recorder and percussion, Barry James Payne on guitars/bouzouki, Daev Clysdale on whistles and accordion, Rob Larose on percussion and Steve Clark on bass.

In September, the band released its third CD, a self-titled effort that was recorded at its sold-out performance at the highly regarded Hugh’s Room in Toronto on St. Patrick’s Day, unbeknownst to the musicians and the crowd.

Start: March 9, 2019 8:00 pm
Tickets: 20.00
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