Trailblazers: Outstanding Canadian Women

Huron Waves presents Trailblazers: Outstanding Canadian Women at Trivitt Auditorium in Exeter, Ontario from June 9 to 23.

Learn about the lives and accomplishments of forty-one women who are recognized through emblematic neck-pieces, researched and designed by Canada’s leading goldsmith and designer, Donald Stuart, along with portraits by artist Susan Benson and bilingual biographies.

Trailblazers presents the diverse accomplishments by women in business, science, Indigenous culture, visual and performing arts, literature, politics, sport, medicine, philanthropy, and invention spanning the 18th  to 21st centuries with individuals from every region across Canada.

Join our mailing list for updates and events about the women honoured in Trailblazers to show how music and musical figures play an integral role in our country’s diversity and development.

Tickets $10 • Youth under 16 FREE with Student’s Card


Join Huron Waves for...

Official Opening of the TRAILBLAZERS Art Exhibition

Sunday, June 9 at 3 pm • Trivitt Auditorium, 264 Main St., Exeter

Tour the 41 unique neck-pieces honouring 41 outstanding Canadian women and celebrate one honoree, Anne Murray,  by joining in a singalong of Anne’s most popular songs, led by the vocal/piano duo, Velvet & Ivory.

For this one occasion:  Pay-What-You-Wish at the door.

Join Huron Waves for... The Story of TRAILBLAZERS

June 15 at 2:00 pm • Trivitt Auditorium, 264 Main St., Exeter Tickets $10 per person

A fascinating journey of design & fabrication by one of Canada’s foremost goldsmiths

Presented by Trailblazer’s creator, Donald Stuart


A Guitar's Story of Canada through Artifacts and Music

June 16 at 3:00 pm • Trivitt Auditorium, 264 Main St S, Exeter Tickets $20.00 per person (includes admission to Trailblazers exhibition)

Meet Voyageur, a unique, genuine six-string guitar whose very construction reflects the story of Canada. Presented by its originator, Jowi Taylor, Voyageur’s 64 pieces as well as the additional elements in its case and strap come from notable Canadian sites or individuals.



Susan Aglukark, ᓲᓴᓐ ᐊᒡᓘᒃᑲᖅ : Unsung Heroes and Big Feelings: Honouring the Indigenous North

June 23 at 3:00 pm • Trivitt Auditorium, 264 Main St S, Exeter Tickets $40 per person (includes admission to Trailblazers exhibition)

A celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day and a Grand Finale to the 2024 Festival! Huron Waves welcomes Susan Aglukark, an Inuk musician whose blend of Inuit folk music with country and pop has made her a major recording star in Canada.