About Us

We Meet Monthly

Located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, the Grand River Bead Society (GRBS) was formed in 2001 by a group of bead enthusiasts who wanted to share their knowledge and inspire others about all things beading-related.  It is a Registered-Not-For-Profit, volunteer group of people who share an abiding love of, and an enthusiasm for, beads, beadwork, and related jewellery-making skills. We are a member of the Guelph Arts Council.  

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We Inspire

Our Society has become a thriving creative community that includes beaders, stringers, wire-workers, metalsmiths, glass bead lampworkers, fiber artists, polymer and metal clay artists, and others who incorporate both novel and traditional materials and techniques in their work.

The GRBS is run by a Board made up of enthusiastic volunteers. To see the various responsibilities of the Board Members click here.

Board Members 2023/2024

Sherry Stockton
Chris Pratt
Sherill Allard
Amanda Hogan
Bead Fair Co-Ordinator
Gillian Clarke
Volunteer Coordinators
Evelyn Lee/Karen Townsend
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Chris Pratt/Sherill Allard
Board Advisor
Roxann Blazetich-Ozols
Board Advisor
Marilyn Gardiner
Board Advisor
Naomi Smith

Our group is a collective of amazing people.

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