History & Mission
The Golden Horseshoe Feis was established in 1998 by the Reaney Academy of Irish Dance (now Butler Fearon O'Connor), and incorporated in 1999 as a registered non-profit corporation under the name "Hamilton-Wentworth Feis Association".
The organization is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers throughout the Golden Horseshoe area, including the communities of Milton, Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Grimsby.
Members of the Irish Canadian Club of Hamilton have supported the feis from the beginning.
The Wearing of the Green has financially supported the feis and generously sponsored the first perpetual trophy.
Our mission is to cultivate and support Irish heritage and culture in the greater Golden Horseshoe area. We offer an opportunity to children and adults alike to showcase their talents in Irish dance, music and art, and for all attendees to share in the experience of this rich culture.
In September 2012, a collaboration was formed between Reaney Academy of Irish Dance and the Graham School of Irish Dance to keep the event running successfully. In January 2014, the Reaney Academy was merged into the Butler Fearon O'Connor School of Irish Dance.
Through this newly formed collaboration, we were proud to announce the return of the Golden Horseshoe Feis in 2013, after 2 years of cancellation, hosting it in the Town of Milton.