Help us find 25 of Headwaters’ most outstanding young people aged 25 and under!

Learn how you can nominate an artist, athlete, scholar, entrepreneur or volunteer to for our 25 Under 25 award.



As In The Hills, Theatre Orangeville and Dufferin Country Museum & Archives celebrate 25 years at the heart of cultural life in Headwaters, we are teaming up to shine a spotlight on the next generation of innovators, creators and rising stars, whatever their field of endeavour.

25 Under 25Do you know someone 25 or under who is already making a name for themselves? Are they bursting with a passion for writing, painting or a sport that’s won them accolades and awards? Perhaps they’ve faced a personal challenge with a nerve beyond their years. If they’re a top scholar, an active philanthropist or emerging leader in their field – and if they live, grew up or otherwise have roots in Headwaters – we want to meet them!

Who is eligible?

There are two basic criteria – age and geography – before we get to the fun stuff.

By age: We’re looking for young people who are 25 or younger.  (Someone who turns 26 in 2018 is eligible.)

By geography: We’re looking for nominees who grew up, have spent significant time or currently live in Headwaters – the Town of Caledon, the Town of Erin and Dufferin County.

The fun stuff: We’re looking for outstanding young people in a wide range of fields that include but may not be limited to:

  • Academics
  • Artisanal production
  • Athletics and parathletics
  • Comedy
  • Dancing
  • Design
  • Environmental work
  • Filmmaking
  • Food and farming
  • Heritage and other cultural work
  • Music
  • Science
  • Social services
  • Theatre
  • Visual and other art
  • Volunteerism
  • Writing and journalism

How do you nominate someone?

Our selection committee will consider all nominations (yes, you can nominate yourself!) registered by July 15, 2018. Those selected as one of the top 25, will be contacted by August 1, 2018.

To nominate someone, fill in the 25 Under 25 nomination form.

How is the recipient selected?

A committee representing the three sponsoring organizations – In The Hills, Theatre Orangeville and Dufferin Country Museum & Archives – will meet to consider all nominations.

How will winners be honoured?

Winners will be invited to an exclusive event October 13, 2018 at Theatre Orangeville, where we’ll toast them and their guests with an evening of refreshments, fun and entertainment. We’ll also be taking professional photos of the winners, which will appear in the pages of In The Hills and in photo galleries at Theatre Orangeville and Dufferin Country Museum & Archives – winners will receive their own copy, along with other gifts.



Authors on Stage!


Authors on Stage - Stayed Tuned for New Dates! 
A Literary Passport to the Hottest New Titles in Canadian Literature

Presented by BookLore & Theatre Orangeville

Featuring Author interviews, novel readings, audience Q&A and book signings. Wine and hors d'oeuvres reception to follow!

 All proceeds benefiting the Theatre Orangeville New Play Development Fund

















Amazing Authors from our Nov 16th event, Cecily Ross, Dan Needles and Bianca Marais


Nancy Frater (Booklore) and Moderator Nicola Ross with Authors Linden MacIntyre,
Linda Spalding and Alison Pick from the October 25th Event


Nancy Frater (BookLore) , Bernadette Hardaker (Theatre Orangeville) with authors
Carol Off and Doug Saunders from the September 24, 2017 event


This Photo is from the May 16, 2017 event event, featuring Claire Cameron and Elan Mastai








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