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Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church Grand Reopening Celebrations

The Township of Oro-Medonte is excited to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Oro African Church on Friday, August 19th!

With the preservation project nearly complete, the re-opening of the church celebrates the strength of diversities of culture, religion and race in the way that our Nation came together to save the church.

Due to the significant interest surrounding the official re-opening ceremonies, the events for Friday, August 19th have been expanded to include cultural entertainment and performances at the Oro African Church, 1645 Line 3 North, Oro-Medonte (corner of Line 3 North and Old Barrie Road). Consequently, the celebration concert scheduled for Saturday, August 20th at Georgian Theatre is cancelled, as the Friday, August 19th event will be all encompassing.


Everyone is welcome to attend the FREE event on August 19th and be part of a History in the Making event!

The celebration on Friday, August 19th will begin promptly at 10:50 AM, attendees are asked to arrive and be seated by 10:45 AM. The formal re-opening ceremonies are expected to conclude by 1:00 PM. Followed by meet and greet social, cultural entertainment, and performances scheduled for the remainder of the afternoon until 4:00 PM.

The event will be held outdoors on the field adjacent to the Church, rain or shine. Attendees should dress appropriately for site and weather conditions. Straw bales are being provided for general seating area, attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket for the straw bales.


There will be a partial road closure from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Line 3 North from 15/16 Sideroad to Old Barrie Road.


Due to site limitations, off-site parking with shuttle service has been arranged. Parking onsite is strictly reserved for those requiring special assistance. Parking for attendees will be at the Oro-Medonte Fair Grounds, 84 15/16 Sideroad – located at the corner of Line 7 North and 15/16 Sideroad. Shuttle service will be running throughout the day from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Be sure to arrive early to secure parking and seating.

Link to google maps for driving directions to parking at the Oro-Medonte Fair Grounds:

Program information for the August 19th event will be provided when available