Orillia, Huntsville Among Culture Days Top Ten Cities

Showcasing local culture, heritage and traditions

Kudos to the City of Orillia for making the 2018 Culture Days Top Ten list.

The city placed sixth among communities with a population of under 50,000.

“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate our creative community on this national recognition,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Ranking on the Top Ten Lists demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of our cultural community. This is validation that Orillia is truly a wonderful creative hub on the national stage.”

Orillia is one of many communities from coast to coast to coast that has embraced Culture Days as a means of showcasing our local culture, heritage and traditions. It was started in 2009 to help residents experience, discover and connect with the creative community. National Culture Days statistics indicate that 76 per cent of attendees believe the event benefits their whole community and 89 per cent reported that it increases their sense of community pride.

The city served up more than 40 free events during the Culture Days weekend in late September.

Huntsville placed second among cities of 50,000 or less and sixth among all cities.