"The Beautiful Village of Buckhorn."
Well, incredibly, 30+ years ago a group of very special people had a dream and a vision. They saw the need for a community centre in Buckhorn. These courageous and generous people actually did mortgage their homes to realize their dream. With the help of Wintario funding, they built our Buckhorn Community Centre.
Construction of the original building was started in the fall of 1977 and completed in the spring of 1978. For the original building, the designer was Dave Rome, the architect George Hilton and the builder John Chretien. The Buckhorn Community Centre opened its doors to the public in March 1978 with activities such as dancing, bingo and floor hockey that year.
That spring, President Bob Creighton approached local artist Edwin Matthews with an idea to have an art show as a fundraiser to help pay the mortgage. That is how the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival and Sale began. At the time, no one knew if people would want to come to a little hamlet like Buckhorn to enjoy and buy art. Various committees were set up by the Centre to start the process. Edwin Matthews organized our “Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival” project with incredible enthusiasm and vision and the rest, as they say, is history.
By 1994, many of our events had outgrown the facility. Ontario Infrastructure funding enabled our Centre to build an addition doubling the size of the building.
In 2012, the Buckhorn Community Centre celebrated 35 successful years of service to the community.
The Buckhorn Community Centre is one of the largest event facilities available in the heart of the Kawarthas and is unique in its layout. On 10 acres of land, the Centre offers an 8,000 square foot main building, 11 pavilions, a covered patio and seasonal garden with water feature – the perfect place to make your event one to remember.
- Over 35 years’ experience catering to the public
- Two large conference rooms
- One smaller meeting room
- Screen, TV and DVD
- Digital projector available on request for an additional fee
- Two kitchens with ovens, stoves and refrigeration
- Large paved parking lot
- Wheelchair accessible
- Fully licensed
- Fenced softball diamond
- East banquet room seats 250 with room for dancing (323 people maximum)
- East banquet room can be used as gymnasium (basketball, volleyball etc.)
- West banquet room seats 225 with room for dancing (292 people maximum)
- Meeting room seats up to 40 people theatre-style
- 11 pavilions & covered patio in a keyhole shape
- Bilcox Electric Inc.
- Buckhorn Canoe Company
- Buckhorn Sand & Gravel
- Century 21 ~ Kim Letto
- Cody Inn
- Crime Stoppers
- Doyle Plumbing
- Ellis Automotive Ltd.
- Heming Lawn & Garden Equipment
- Home Hardware
- Ianuzziello & Associates
- National Bank
- Pizza Alloro
- Royal LePage – Frank Real Estate
- Ship Shape Service
- Swanky Events
- The Griffiths Team
- The Wine Shoppe
- Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing
- Wills Partners in Engineering
Buckhorn's Cultural Centre
That's right, I said Buckhorn's Cultural Centre!
For more than 40 years, this facility has marketed itself as the Buckhorn Community Centre. That has led to many people showing up to go for a swim ... or skate around the indoor rink ... and general confusion about what the BCC is.
That has led the Board of Directors to do a little renaming ... not so much that the not-for-profit status is changing, or their official website address (www.buckhorncommunitycentre.com). But the new branding as the Buckhorn's Cultural Centre better reflects the importance of the facility and its programs to the community at large. From seniors programs to kids programs and fundraising events focused on art, theatre, culture and food, the BCC offers something for everyone, except those looking for a swimming pool or indoor ice rink.
Visit buckhorncommunitycentre.com under Events for more information.
Welcome to Buckhorn's Cultural Centre, the hub of cultural and recreational programs. We are the Heartbeat of Buckhorn!
The Buckhorn Community Centre offers a wide range of major fund-raising activities throughout the year. Checkout our EVENTS CALENDAR regularly for upcoming events. As a not-for-profit organization, the BCC depends on these activities to meet its operating budget each year.
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