The HRA


The Hastings Revitalization Association is full of volunteers that are determined to connect area residents, businesses, and service clubs to revitalize the Village of Hastings. We strive to provide unforgettable experiences through volunteering, fundraising, and community involvement.

HRA volunteers are credited with winning the 2017 Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business award for Non-Profit Organization and bringing the Monofilament (fishing line) Recovery & Recycling Program to Hastings (in partnership with Trent River Cottages). Volunteers have applied for amazing grants and garnered generous sponsors that have been instrumental in events such as the Community Bloom Celebration, Celebrate Hastings, and our annual ChristmasFests. Volunteers have led the community to paint/hide rocks, decorate for the holidays, fill empty store fronts with colour & character and so much more! We teamed with two area high schools to complete a wooden planter box project and provided incentive for local businesses to install cigarette butt receptacles throughout the downtown. We also partner with the Royal Canadian Legion to host a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, every April, and with their help (and the help of veteran’s families) we have brought the Veteran Banner Program to town. HRA volunteers published, edited, and delivered The Hub (a local coffee news publication) throughout Trent Hills & beyond for 26 issues and continue to bring news and events to social media channels daily. We have been trusted with the success and future of the Hastings Waterfront Festival, the Pisces Park Project, Canada Day festivities, and the Children’s Christmas Party.

The Revitalization Association is a very busy and active community group – consider joining today!

Current Board of Directors (next election is January 2019)

DOUGLAS MANNING – Chair
CHRISTOPHER MANNING – Vice-chair
ELKE VANMEER – Secretary
ALEXANDER KELLY – Treasurer

Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program

Hastings Revitalization Association Sub-committees


Beautification Committee

These active members of the community work tirelessly to make sure our community is bright, vibrant and weed free all summer long. They order and plant all the flowers located in our large cedar planter boxes & in-ground beds throughout the village. They organize Earth Day Clean-ups and Fall shoreline clean-up days. The members of this committee are busy with everything involving the beautification of Hastings and they are always looking for volunteers in the spring and fall months! Email Diane at info@hastingsvillage.ca to offer your help! 

Communications & Coordination Committee

These members spend their volunteer hours working to keep this website content accurate and updated, manage the Hastings Facebook Page, the Waterfront Festival FB Page, the HRA FB Group & the Hastings Instagram account. They are partnering with community businesses & organizations to create Veteran banners and will also design promotional banners to be displayed throughout the village. Members of this committee publish a monthly news publication “The Hub” and work to keep everyone informed and current. If you would like to help with the promotion of Hastings, email info@hastingsvillage.ca to sign up and lend a hand!

Festivals & Events Committee

These fine folks work with other sub-committees to plan and host numerous events throughout the year. If you love to plan events and want to bring your skills to the table, email info@hastingsvillage.ca to register as a volunteer on one of the many event committees.

Parks & Trails Committee

The parks & trails committee is a new addition to the HRA. This group offers a way for residents to help maintain our parks and trails plus fundraise for future parks and park features. ** exciting updates coming soon! ** If you want to see our green spaces optimized, email Lynn Rogers at lyrogers@bell.net and see what you can do to help this new committee succeed!

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