Fireworks competition, Riverfest, Scottish competition make province’s top-100 checklist

LONDON – Three annual occasions inside Wellington County have been named among the many high 100 within the province.

The Fergus Scottish Competition and Highland Video games, The Mount Forest Fireworks Competition and Riverfest Elora have been included within the 2023 High 100 Festivals and Occasions in Ontario, an annual awards checklist compiled by Festivals and Occasions Ontario (FEO).

“These top-100 recipients symbolize festivals and occasions that excel throughout the business,” states a FEO press launch.

The awards got out on March 8 throughout FEO’s annual convention in London.

The Fergus Scottish Competition and The Mount Forest Fireworks Competition have been featured beforehand on the FEO’s top-100 checklist, however it’s a first for Riverfest Elora.

“The superb organizing group and military of volunteers at Riverfest have all the time offered our group of Centre Wellington with a world class music and humanities competition and it’s humbling to be acknowledged,” said Spencer Shewen, Riverfest’s govt and inventive director.

“It exhibits that our dedication to enjoyable, element and onerous work is being seen by the business at giant.

“We very a lot admire being included with all the opposite nice occasions that had been acknowledged this week.”

Fergus Scottish Competition govt director Elizabeth Bender mentioned she is “thrilled” the competition is included on this yr’s FEO checklist.

“It’s particularly significant with 2022 being our first dwell occasion after two cancelled festivals because of the pandemic,” she said in an electronic mail.

“For us the award reinforces that we’re doing an incredible job at what we love doing – offering a excessive calibre, entertaining, participating, and protected occasion to all of our attendees.”

Bender added the popularity “feels superb and we’re actually pleased with all of our volunteers and supporters.”

A Mount Forest Fireworks Competition official didn’t instantly reply to an Advertiser request for remark.

Additionally named to the highest 100 checklist from the Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington area had been Guelph Hillside Competition, Solar Life Waterloo Busker Carnival and the Stratford Competition.

Submissions for the checklist had been obtained for consideration within the fall and evaluated by an unbiased panel of judges, FEO officers say.