How the Centre Evolved


The Event Centre was created as a long term "legacy" project by the St. Lawrence War of 1812 Bicentennial Alliance primarily to assist volunteer event organizers stage successful outdoor events. The Alliance received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant in 2011 to open the Centre in Eastern Ontario. Now that the bicentennial is over, the Alliance has turned the operation of the Centre over to the Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Department who will manage the facility in the years to come. Events all have the same needs but at different times of the year and by sharing our event equipment, we all benefit!

The Centre is a one-stop depot for any event: schools, churches, fairs, music festivals, rodeos, heritage events, Canada Day, sporting events, etc. We service all types of community celebrations – large and small.

"We found the Eastern Ontario Events Centre was instrumental to the success of our event. We didn’t have the budget to purchase the items we were able to borrow and Jan, with her experience in running large events, was fantastic when it came to making suggestions for things we might want to consider"

Robin Cushnie, Osgoode Township Historical Society