2000 OHW

100 years in the making!

Old Home Week History - It Happened in 2000!

A Millennium Event – Smiths Falls  Old Home Week

5 man electrical band played during 2000 Old Home Week

Smiths Falls Old Home Week 2000 was a millennium event

The Old Home Week festivities of 2000 delivered an incredible lineup of entertainment that had the Old Barn (Old Hockey Arena) buzzing with excitement. This photo captures the outstanding performance by the “5 Man Electrical Band,” who had the pleasure of performing in front of a sold-out crowd of visitors and hometown residents, who danced the night away.

Smiths Falls was alive with many great performances throughout the week-long event


Let’s share the news and rally everyone to return for a unforgettable 8-day celebration of Old Home Week which is happening from August 2nd to 9th, 2025! Come and be part of the excitement as we bring our community together once again.

2000 Day by Day OHW Programme

The 1950 Smiths Falls Old Home Week program

To view the entire line-up for the 2000 Smiths Falls Old Home Week Events programme click the above image to download a PDF

Old Home Week 2000 returns to Smiths Falls after 24 years

10-Day Festival Begins Today, Runs to Aug. 6

Friday, July 28, 200; By Ryland Coyne – Editor, The Record News

They’ve been waiting and planning for this almost a quarter century. No wonder Smiths Falls is bursting at the seams with excitement.

The wait is over.  Old Home Week 2000, a 10-day celebration that returns to town only once every 25 years, kicks off today (Friday, July 28).

The first events include the opening of the Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit at the curling club, a downtown barbecue, caricaturing downtown and at the railway museum, a model railroad display, and a backyard patio party at the Legion. And that’s just before noon.

It’s also just a small tip of a giant iceberg, which lasts right through to the big fireworks display next Sunday night, Aug. 6.

“We’re ready,” Old Home Week committee chair, Wendy Alford said Monday.

Having worked on this huge project for more than two years, she says she can’t wait for the fun to begin.

2000 Social Snippets

This is where we intend to provide your shared information of past Smiths Falls Old Home Weeks as sent to us through email or featured on our social media pages.

Do you have something to share that is related to a past Old Home Week? Drop a comment and image in a email to us or post on our Facebook or Instagram along with a image or two and we may include it here. Lets see what you got!!

OHW 2000 Lampliters group shot of band

This picture (click to enlarge) features the OYB Lampliter’s Reunion that took place during Old Home Week 2000.  Picture provided by: Wm. Robert (Bob) Pritchard

Stop back often as we build out our history sections

Do you have cherished memories of participating in previous Smiths Falls Old Home Weeks?

Have you captured the essence of those magical moments in pictures or other keepsakes? Share your experiences with past and present residents of our magnificent town and let the history of Smiths Falls come alive. We eagerly await your stories and mementos.


Plan to visit Smiths Falls for Old Home Week 2025 Ontario Canada and  become a part of our historical community celebration.

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