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.


Ringers: If you are ringing with your regular choir, please register under Ringer Registration in the correct category - Copper A, Copper B or Bronze.

Lone Ringers: If you are not ringing with your regular choir, we need to find a place on the ringing floor for you. Please register under Lone Ringer Registration. You will be asked your category, preferred ringing position and whether you have made arrangements to ring with another choir. If you do not, we will find you a place with an attending choir.

Choir Directors must register the choir that is attending Festival (Choir Registration). By noting the number of people, and equipment (bells, foam) that will be coming with them, we can setup a floor plan for the ringing floor.

Room accommodations must be booked directly with St. Lawrence College. Booking notes, link and descriptions of rooms can be found under Facilities.

Registration is Open!

Select the program option that is best for you and register now!


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   $350 (includes taxes)

   Youth  $315 (includes taxes) Youth are defined as 17 years of age or under on June 1st, 2023. All Youth ringers must have their parent/guardian complete and sign a Parental Consent Form and an Emergency Information Form. Link here. Two signed copies of these forms need to be brought to the Festival by the Chaperone.


Program No Meals

   Thursday, Friday and Saturday program

   NO meals

   Adult  $195 (includes taxes)

  • Youth $175 (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

   $225 (includes taxes)


Friend of the Festival

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

   one Festival Concert ticket

   $190 (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. On this receipt you will find a link to register for workshops.


Life happens when you don't expect it. In case of severe illness, hospitalization or accident, we can offer a partial refund under the following conditions: A $50 registration deposit is non-refundable. A 75% refund will be made on the remainder of your payment if cancellation is made before April 15th; 50% if before May 1st; and NO refund after May 1st.

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