Town Crier

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!

Jennifer Olivero is the Town of Hanover’s Official Town Crier. Dressed in 18th century uniform with tri-corn hat and buckled shoes, she rings a brass bell, makes announcements and calls forth the crowds at several events each year. And Jennifer is not bashful – she makes her declarations proudly and loudly, adding pomp, dignity and ceremony to every event.

Hanover Council appointed Ms. Olivero as the Town’s Official Town Crier, with duties to perform welcoming proclamations and “cries” at various events, plus represent the Town at several Town Crier competitions each year.

Mayor Kathi Maskell stated “Council is extremely pleased to appoint Jennifer and have her both represent our community across Ontario, plus bring uniqueness, heritage and distinction to many community celebrations and events.”

Ms. Olivero is a member of the Ontario Guild of Town Criers, including serving on the Executive Committee, and has been a Town Crier for approximately 10 years. Enthusiastic and outgoing, Jennifer says it’s an honour and a privilege to be the Official Town Crier. “I enjoy performing and representing the community”, she says.

The Town Crier is a goodwill ambassador for the community, with the appearance of the Town Crier at events providing a ceremonial way to kick off events, announcements or presentations. She draws the crowd’s attention, acknowledges dignitaries and provides a synopsis of the event’s significance, while also bringing that touch of personality and character to an event.

To make arrangements or discuss her involvement at your community event or happening, Jennifer can be contacted directly by telephone at 519-506-6986 or by email at