The Ontario Guild of English Handbell Ringers

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We are the voice of the handbell community in Ontario, fostering growth through relationships, education, and awareness.

January Bell Social

Put Wednesday, January 20th at 3:00 p.m. on your calendars and join OGEHR members for a January Bell Social. 
Make yourself a cup of tea to enjoy while we sit around the virtual living room to share what Christmas 2020 was like and how you are filling your time during our province wide lock-down. Join to welcome in 2021 with both old and new friends.

Please click the link for login details - January Bell Social

OGEHR Video Tutorials are ready to (mallet) roll out!

Check out the line-up for our VIDEO TUTORIALS. The September practice-at-home topics include weaving, mallets, and rehearsing. We are creating specially-tailored tutorials for you, our OGEHR members each month through to spring 2021!

Make sure you are logged in to the OGEHR website, and click on the Weaving or Mallet links in September to see our own Rob Cairns in action. Use these video tutorials to learn new skills, or to keep existing skills sharp. Click the link above and enjoy!

Ring Safely and Carry On - OGEHR Safe Practices July 2020

Directors and ringers alike will be anxious to get back ringing in September but wondering when it will be safe to gather, and when we do, what safety practices should be followed. There is a myriad of dynamics at play for each choir that need to be respected . . . READ MORE

It's About Time Handbell Festival 2021!

With the current uncertainty in the health crisis and not knowing when a vaccine will be available to the general public, the Festival Committee and OGEHR Board have decided to postpone the OGEHR May 2021 Festival, It's About Time.

We want our members to remain healthy and wait until safer times to get together. We intend to use our current plans for whatever date the festival is held. If you have purchased the music, please keep it for your future practices. We have contacted Kath Wissinger and Lisa Kyriakides to confirm their availability for May 2022. At this time, we are hoping to hold the Festival in May 2022 at St. Lawrence College in Kingston as originally planned.

We will keep you informed as time moves forward and let you know the Festival status by September 2021. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and finds some bell music to enjoy if you can!

The following links are active to give you the info you need to prep for the festival in 2021.

Important Update and about the Theme and Logo
Facilities and Accommodation
Registration Information
Festival Committee

What are you doing during these times to engage with your choir?

We'd love to hear what you are doing! You might be having virtual practices, or sharing favourite music. Check out Creative Connections on this site for what others are doing, and tell us about your activities. Contact Kim at

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