Last night marked the kickoff of the SPARC events in Haliburton County.

Local MPP Laurie Scott and Dysart Reeve Murray Fearrey each made an address noting the importance of the event for the county. Musical and theatre performances also hit the stage to wow the audience.

The event is the first of it’s kind with the aim to foster and grow performing arts in rural communities.

A full list of the weekend’s events can be found on the SPARC website.