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HWHG Juried Show 2024

Nov 8, 2024 – Jan 9, 2025
Watson, Cayley & Ferrie Galleries

Along the Grand

The Grand River is celebrating its 30th year as a Canadian Heritage River.  The River and its tributaries (the Conestogo, Eramosa, Nith and Speed rivers) has played an important role the development and settlement of our region for centuries.

The Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississauga’s of the Credit peoples called the River valley home for more than 10,000 years.  Waves of immigration from across the globe have settled Along the Grand—enjoying the vibrant watershed, the wild life, and the connections to this unique place.

We encourage artists working in all mediums to explore and celebrate life Along the Grand.  Historically, dams, mills, canals, bridges and early homes have left an impact.  Today the River continues to play a role in our sense of places and spaces.  Join us in celebrating the impact the River continues to have on our every day life.

Ralf Wall (Raflar) "Pioneer Tower by the Grand", watercolour on paper
Ralf Wall (Raflar) "Pioneer Tower by the Grand"
watercolour on paper
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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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