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SGI-Canada Caledon Centre Hosts Headwaters Arts Festival

Located in a wooded area northwest of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, SGI-Canada's Caledon Centre for Culture and Education was the venue for the Headwaters Arts Festival celebrating local creative talent, for the sixth consecutive year. This year's show featured 40 local artists working in a variety of media.

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On September 26, 2008, some 350 people gathered for the opening of the exhibition, which was held over two weekends. SGI-Canada also sponsored five of the seven recognition awards. This year, a special award was given to honor the late and beloved Canadian artist Ken Danby, who passed away in 2007. A lifetime achievement award was given to local artist and gallery owner Paul Burdette, presented by world-renowned Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman. The opening event also included a performance of Celtic music.

The Headwaters Arts Festival is a 17-day series of art events held throughout the area. Festival organizers and attendees expressed their appreciation to SGI-Canada for offering the Caledon Centre, nestled in natural surroundings, for the annual community art festival.

For more information on the Headwaters Arts Festival, see http://www.headwatersartsfestival.com


[Adapted from an article in the October 2008, Issue 037 of the SGI Canada News, SGI-Canada]