Arts in Brock
The Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival is an annual event held during the height of maple syrup season in either late March or early April. Tours of local sugar bushes, a talent show, bed races and a smorgasboard of food are highlights of this event. Sunderland also hosts the Sunderland Fair, which is the oldest fair in Durham Region. This fall fair takes place mid-week. Local schools are closed on the opening day of the fair so that the school children can participate in the opening day parade. The Beaverton Fall Fair like the Sunderland Fair has an agricultural theme. A ferris wheel, candy floss, and a dog show, highlight the festivities.
The restored Beaverton Town Hall, circa 1910, located on Simcoe Street is home to the Beaverton Town Hall Players. This theatre group stages a variety of musicals, mysteries, and comedies in the Town Hall auditorium. The mandate of the Beaverton Town Hall players is to encourage all local actors and theatre buffs to pursue their theatrical dreams and aspirations.
The East Lake Simcoe Art Association has brought together a diverse mix of artists from Beaverton and the surrounding area. Their members art has been displayed at the Beaverton Town Hall and the Beaver River Museum.
The Cannington Village Gallery located at 14 Cameron Street East, is a cooperative venture run by member artists. This gallery showcases original works of art, in addition to selling unique gifts, furniture, and accessories.
Brock has public libraries in Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland. All three branches have computers and internet connections. Story Time for Children is offered at all three branches.