Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage


thank you to all who submitted photos.  We are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 How Do You Spell C.A.N.T.O.N. design contest.

Bushra Hage

Bushra Hage One of the Winners of How Do You Spell Canton Contest

Simon Bhuiyan

Simon Bhuiyan  One of the Winners of How Do You Spell Canton Contest

Bushra and Simon will both receive a gift valuing $100 each generously donated by our Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage Committee.  Congratulations Bushra and Simon.

Tell Us "Who’s your Local Hero?"

2020 posed many challenges for people throughout the year. Times were hard and help was needed.  The COVID pandemic disrupted the lives of many BUT it also showed us some true local heroes. 

 In a time of darkness, many people were the light and now it’s their time to shine!  The Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage (CCAH) is asking YOU who your local Canton hero is.  

Every month the committee will recognize a Canton Township Hero who displayed acts of kindness, hard work and dedication going above and beyond the call of duty and tie them to one of the many celebrated holidays throughout the year.  

Nominate Your Local Hero Here! 

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The Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage serves as advocates in promoting public awareness of culture, arts, and heritage in the greater Canton community. This commission’s members are a very dedicated group of volunteers who are striving to encourage high quality programs for the culture, arts, and heritage that are accessible to all. Programs include, but are not limited to, visual arts, drama, music, dance, historical heritage, and humanities.

Through the implementation of its Strategic Plan, adopted in 2004, this commission has established numerous active sub-committees to sponsor various community projects, which embrace all aspects of culture, arts, and heritage. Canton has a rich history that we are careful to preserve and obligated to honor. In Canton, we look to where we came from to help shape the community we know today, and to guide our growing community into the future.

For more information, please email the Commission for Culture, Arts and Heritage.


  • Held quarterly at 6 pm
  • Administration Building, lower level
  • 2022 Meeting Dates

    Thursday, February 10, 20226:00PMLower Level Room E
    Thursday, May 12, 2022
    Lower Level Room E
    Thursday, August 11, 20226:00PMLower Level Room E
    Thursday, November 10, 20226:00PMLower Level Room E


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Kira Macyda - Chair
  • Virginia Thorne-Herrmann - Vice Chair
  • Hasina Abdu - Secretary
  • Samar Sakakini- Immediate First Chairperson
  • Tania Ganguly (Township Board rep)
  • Thomas Paden (Canton Chamber of Commerce rep)
  • Nick Brandon - (Plymouth-Canton Community Schools rep)
  • Bill Tesen - (Historical Society rep)
  • (Partnership for the Arts rep)
  • Darian Moore
  • Ken Bhuva
  • Anthony Davis
  • Jason Davis
  • Husain Haidri
  • Neha Rao
  • Elena Semenov