About

Excellent Events produces a wide variety of great events that put Vankleek Hill front and center.

Our events include: Wee Irish Fest Friday evening and Saturday, St-Patrick’s Day Street Parade and Family Party at Creating Centre, Champlain Commercial Fair (2020), Heritage May Show Festival: Fun for Everyone, Horse and Buggy Parade, Strawberry Social, Festival of Flavours, Christmas Craft Fair, Santa Claus Parade of Lights, Breakfast with Santa, .

Samme Putzel

Samme Putzel shares her love of community, environment, history and people through many local involvements and activities. Her career has followed intriguing directions, from farmer to artist, author, event organizer and,currently, director of Excellent Events Vankleek Hill and the new Creating Centre de créativité.

“Life is about sharing what we love and cherish, so that we all benefit through creating a better world. The Creating Centre de créativité is about living our stories, experiencing and sharing our dreams come true.”

Samme continues the work of her late partner, Phil Arber, who worked more than 45 years for the betterment of the Vankleek Hill Village community and the area nearby.

Suzanne Hocquard

I am a self proclaimed Jack of all trades and Master of none! My passion is making others happy! I enjoy my life and I want to make everyone else enjoy it to. I am a Designer by trade worked in the schmatta business for 7 years. I returned to school in Event management and then decided to buy a travel agency! One never knows where life will bring you. Keep your eyes open and take every opportunity given to you…I am happy to be part of Sammes team!

In memory of the founder of Excellent Events Phil Arber.