The Wolfhof European Heritage Arts Center

The deeper the roots, the stronger the branches

Events

The Wolfhof European Heritage Arts Centre works year-round to present several authentic cultural experiences for people of Northern European ancestry, people interested in Northern European culture, or for those just looking to learn more and have a fun day. These annual festival experiences would run throughout the year, corresponding with ancient European holidays and agricultural cycles in our effort to further strengthen our cultural traditions. Our festivals are suitable for all ages and have something to offer everyone. The admission covers everything on the festival grounds and Museum except vendor merchandise, food and beverages. It is a great day for the entire family and those interested in history, culture and the arts.

Our objective is for you to enjoy your day and to offer something back to the community. Proceeds raised by the festivals will go towards expanding our Museum’s collection, creating new exhibits and attractions, hosting future festivals and events, classes and services.

The directors and supporting volunteers of the Wolfhof Centre are deeply committed to making this vision a reality. The projects steering committee actively supports its development with time, energy and financial commitments.

The Wolfhof Heritage Museum of Antiquities will focus on recognizing, maintaining and fostering the regions North European heritage, culture, language and history by offering a variety of learning opportunities, events and activities on heritage and cultural subjects derived from the various countries of Northern Europe. The Wolfhof Centre will create a dynamic link between the Northern European community and their historic culture, through our extensive museum collection of antiquities, academic research and publication.

The Wolfhof Centre is specifically designed to promote and stimulate interest and active participation by the European-Canadian community: art exhibitions, cultural presentations, dance, music, films, presentations on current events and politics, discussion groups, and courses on many aspects of the above.

The program will also involve the community and students at all levels. Interested people in the community will be free to participate actively or just absorb events of interest simply by attending, listening and observing.

The concept of the Wolfhof European Heritage Arts Centre of Culture is new and revolutionary, implementation of the centre in the South Ontario region would be ideal, and is long overdue. No-where else in Canada, or on this continent is there a concentration of history, heritage and cohesive effort to maintain the North European heritage today as in this region as a whole. One can see from the number of thriving Social clubs, events, festivals, forming part of life in the Region, that the demographics and the cohesiveness of the Northern European community are ideal to make this project a success.

The key purpose of the Wolfhof Heritage Museum is intended to provide a service and a benefit to the community, and to the region as a whole. The mutual benefits of such interaction between community and students would contribute enormously to keep this vibrant community intact.

The more difficult part of this endeavor is the financing of the Wolfhof Heritage Museum, an endowment fund will be established to ensure that the administrative and program costs can be carried in perpetuity. In order to purchase a permanent venue, develop and maintain a vibrant first-class museum in perpetuity, an initial endowment fund of $1,500,000 is needed, which combined with the revenues from our events & prudently invested, is thought to provide enough annual return to finance the administrative costs, and the annual costs of programming. Significant sums have already been invested into our Heritage Museum of North European antiquities, other contributions of donations have been pledged and milestones reached will be announced progressively.