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History

Migration Community Hall Kingsville began as a vision for a community facility sought by the teachers of Kingsville High School for their school. With a dual function of providing Kingsville District High School with additional space and providing the community a place where it could meet for cultural and recreational events today Migration Hall is a beacon of light within a community that should be proud of its spirit.

A vision that began to flourish in the late 1980's by the teachers of Kingsville District High School. In 1991 this dream was threatened when the government proposed to move our school into the Essex County Separate School Board. Kingsville rallied and the teachers with a group of community leaders, changed the governments mind and began fundraising for Migration Hall - a true community facility.

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Hundreds of events have taken place in the Hall since 1994. The school is able to hold its athletic, artistic and academic functions in a modern facility and has been able to bring home such events as MusicFest Canada Regionals. Numerous big name entertainers, starting with The Nylons and including such names as Fred Penner, Tommy Hunter, The Irish Rovers, Michelle Wright, Terri Clark, the former Kingsville Repertory Players and Migration Hall Productions have entertained thousands. Just as importantly the Hall is used by numerous community organizations to hold events that could not be otherwise held in Kingsville. But this could not have taken place without the hundreds of people that have contributed to the success of Migration Hall. Without the support from the original teacher organizers and the high school community, the hundreds of financial donors including the generous donation from Essex Community Futures Development Corporation (formerly SEED Corporation) to purchase and install the Migration Hall sign and billboard, and the numerous volunteers that serve as ushers and hospitality and technical support for our events Migration Hall would still be just a dream. The members of our community who have served on the Hall’s Board of Directors deserve special mention – Migration Hall would not be the vibrant, debt free facility it is today without their tireless vigilance of this dream. So whether you are a volunteer, donor or a patron of our Hall, Thank You – without you Kingsville would not have its Migration Hall.

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