If youve ever attended a handbell festival, you know the thrill of performing with hundreds of other ringers, attending workshops, hearing other choirs and meeting other handbell ringers.

If youve never attended a bell festival you may be interested in our Observer Program. You can attend for one day to watch rehearsals and mini rings, participate in a workshop, shop at the marketplace and socialize with other ringers. If you attend on Saturday, a concert ticket is included. This is a unique experience to truly appreciate the beauty of handbell music on a grand scale. Please plan to attend It’s About Time  in June 2023 at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario!! 

The prices below apply to all members of OGEHR, as well as members of other handbell Guilds.

Registration details will be provided in November.  Please assist any ringers who do not have access to the internet with the application process. We will lead you through the process step by step.



There are four Program Options for participation at It’s About Time 

Program with meals; Program no meals; Observer; and Friend of the Festival.

Program with Meals

   Thursday, Friday and Saturday program

   6 meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner on Friday & Saturday)

   Adult   $325 (includes taxes)

   Youth  $290 (includes taxes) Youth are defined as 17 years of age or under on June 1st, 2023


Program No Meals

   Thursday, Friday and Saturday program

   NO meals

   Adult  $170 (includes taxes)

  • Youth $150 (includes taxes)



   Friday OR Saturday program

   3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on day selected

   participation in one workshop

   observe rehearsals and mini rings

   one Festival Concert ticket

   $200 (includes taxes)


Friend of the Festival

    6 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday)

   one Festival Concert ticket

   $165 (includes taxes)



All registrations must be completed on-line. Registrations can be completed individually or by group. Complete payment is due at time of registration.

Registration opens January 1, 2023

Early bird registration closes February 28, 2023 (after this date $25 will be added to all registration fees)

Registration closes March 31, 2023


Once your registration is completed and your payment is processed, you will receive an emailed confirmation message and a receipt. Please keep these for your records. The receipt is your proof of payment.


A limited number of Bursaries are available for financial assistance. Bursary information and an application are available here. Bursary applicants need to print, complete and mail a completed Bursary Application form to: Sona Khachikyan, 901 - 2088 Lawrence Avenue West, North York, ON  M9N 3Z9 or email to .

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