The Municipality of Tweed and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are proud to announce the Agenda for the 2018 Teeny Tiny Summit, Creating our Future: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, to be held on June 14 at Trudeau Park in Tweed!
We are pleased to announce that Charles and Lisa from FIXT POINT Arts and Media will be our keynote for the 2018 Teeny Tiny Summit!
Fresh off a whirlwind four-year tour across Canada that saw them visit close to 200 communities, Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Charles Ketchabaw unpack their findings. Between 2014 and 2017 they traveled the country with their project, The Tale of a Town Canada, interviewing over 3000 Canadians about their local communities. This keynote presentation will take attendees on a journey to visit a few of the communities they encountered, highlighting how every town has something extraordinary hidden inside the ordinary memories of the people who call it home. Through theatre, audio installations, and digital media, The Tale of a Town has helped countless communities to look back at their history and inspire their future. FIXT POINT’s mandate, “Dream BIG, start small” is something that attendees can take to heart as they imagine the possibilities for celebrating and sharing their communities’ own stories.
Charles and Lisa will also be leading us in a workshop entitled:
Unlocking the EXTRAORDINARY!
As people strongly invested in our local communities, we are always asking what we need for ourselves, individually, as groups, and as a society as whole. These needs, “the what”, are often expected to be the answers to all our problems but identifying the “the why” - the values that underlie these needs - provide for much more productive discussion and planning for the future. In this workshop we will highlight the importance of “the why,” and how Charles and Lisa worked to uncover it in communities across the country.
Special Guests, Tweed and Co.
Also in store for Teeny Tiny Summit 2018 is an exciting partnership with Tweed and Company, who will prepare a special and unique presentation as part of this amazing day!
A selection of Tweed & Company’s performing artists will join the participants of the Teeny
Tiny Summit for the duration of the day. The artists will spend some time with the participants
and collect information and ideas about what makes us EXTRAORDINARY, and at the end of the day, will be surprising us with a ‘presentation’, musical style, to end the day.
As for the rest of the day, we will be hearing about the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity and Blyth Arts and Cultural Initiative 14/19 from Peter Smith, Project Director, as well as highlighting some of our extraordinary Teeny Tiny stories, eating delicious local food prepared by Chef Andreas Applebaum from Gourmet Kitchens Catering, and spending time and learning from community champions from across Ontario.
We look forward to welcoming you at Trudeau Park in the Municipality of Tweed!
For additional information visit www.teenytinysummit.com.