Grant Recognition Event & Nuno Felting Workshop

On April 13th, 2023, the Iroquois Falls Arts Council held a Nuno Felting Workshop in partnership with a Grant Recognition Event. This recognition event was to honour the financial support that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has provided to the IFAC through their Resilient Communities Fund.

John Vanthof, MPP for the Timiskaming-Cochrane riding was in attendance, along with Fran Côté, the Chair of the IFAC and many other residents of the community.

Following the recognition portion of the event, lunch and refreshments were served to all those who attended. Thank you to our generous donors, Mary Anne Roschitz and Gayle Thomas.

Renelle O'Connor instructed a nuno felting workshop and taught the participants how to create a scarf.

The Iroquois Falls Arts Council is very grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting our organization in our fundraising efforts.

2023 Annual General Meeting

On February 18th, 2023, the Iroquois Falls Arts Council had its Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors and the general public reviewed the activities and finances of the IFAC from the year of 2022.

Emma Côté, a local award-winning author read an excerpt from her novel, 'Unrest'.

The IFAC's promotional video was launched during the AGM, which was well received by the attendees.

Those who renewed their membership between January 1st-February 17th, 2023, were entered into a draw to win an IFAC mug. This draw took place during the AGM, and the lucky winner was Kelly MacLean.

We thank all those who attended our Annual General Meeting, and look forward to seeing what 2023 has in store for us!

Rosewood Ave Christmas Concert

On December 2nd, 2022, the Iroquois Falls Arts Council hosted a Christmas Concert at the Marie and Dr. Michael Boyle Community Auditorium in the Iroquois Falls Secondary School. The opening performance was by the Iroquois Falls Community Choir, under the direction of Roy Takayesu. Sabrina & Dave, the country music duo who form Rosewood Ave, performed a full set of Christmas classics and some of their original songs. The finale consisted of a dance performance by Step N Sound Studios, under the direction of Stephanie Delaurier, to Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, sung by Rosewood Ave.

This Christmas Concert was a big success in the community of Iroquois Falls, with people from surrounding communities in attendance, including Matheson, Cochrane and Timmins. We thank all those who supported this holiday event.

The IFAC would like to recognize the sponsors for this event:

Stained Glass Course

From September 22nd to October 27th, residents of Iroquois Falls and surrounding areas had the opportunity to participate in a stained glass course hosted by Tanya Thurston and Tamara Morrissette. The course was held at the Porquis Recreation Association.

Participants were able to learn how to prepare and compelte a stained glass project. The design options were a Lily, or a Guiding Light.

We had a total of 6 participants in the class, and it was a great opportunity for them to learn about stained glass, socialize, and potentially discover a new hobby.

Watercolour Course

From September 13th to October 25th, 2022, seniors aged 55+ had the opportunity to participate in a free watercolour course hosted by Robin Edmunds. This was funded by the Ontario Arts Council through the Iroquois Falls Arts Council's Arts for Aging and Engaging program. The course was held at the Lion's Den.

Participants were able to learn about the basics of watercolour painting, with some complex concepts added gradually.

We had a total of 13 participants in this course, and it was an excellent opportunity for seniors to learn, socialize and discover a new passion.

Canada Day Celebrations: Day in the Park

On July 1, 2022, the Iroquois Falls Recreation Department held a celebration for Canada Day. The Iroquois Falls Arts Council had a table, where Fran Cote and Emma Cote spoke with attendees and had a book signing for Emma Cote's recent novella, 'Unrest'. Many connections were made, and the IFAC received support from those who appreciate the arts in their community.