Hosting Partners

The SPARC symposium was organized by a collaborative of Haliburton Highlands performance arts groups: the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands, Conjurors of County Town, Highlands Summer Festival, Dusk Dances Haliburton, Forest Festival, Haliburton County Folk Society, Sticks and Stones Productions and Those Other Movies –­ and our host facility – Haliburton School of the Arts-Fleming College Campus.

The SPARC organizing committee was comprised of representatives from these performance arts groups:

Lesley English, Organizing Committee Chair & General Manager, Forest Festival
Chris Lynd, Chair, Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands
Fay Martin & Michael Fay, Conjurors of County Town
Jack Brezina, President, Highlands Summer Festival
Jim Blake, Chair, Dusk Dances Haliburton
Sean Pennylegion, Forest Festival & Haliburton County Folk Society
Barrie Martin, President, Haliburton County Folk Society
Tammy Rea, Principal, Sticks and Stones Productions and Those Other Movies
Kendra Wishlow, Youth Intern, Haliburton County Folk Society & Sticks and Stones Productions

We would also like to acknowledge the tremendous in-kind support and technical and promotional help we have received from our hosting partners – local, provincial and national – without whose help our endeavour would have been much, much more difficult:

Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands
Fleming College – Haliburton Campus
Haliburton County Community Co-operative
Highlands Summer Festival
Ontario Arts Council