The Tale of a Town

tale of a townIn honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the Thunder Bay Community Foundation (TBCF) partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th to provide grants that celebrated uniquely Canada’s 150th. A grant was given to FIXT POINT, a theatre and media company based in Toronto for their project The Tale of a Town – Thunder Bay. The funds brought FIXT POINT to Thunder Bay, where they are currently conducting interviews with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders, and neighbourhood residents to learn about their Thunder Bay memories. These stories will be compiled into a performance, in partnership with local artists, that will highlight what we as a community remember and love about Thunder Bay. Eventually, these stories will be available online through a digital story map.

TBCF Executive Director Bonnie Moore and TBCF Trustee Mike Larizza(pictured) stopped The Hub Bazaar to welcome The Tale of a Town team to our neighbourhood and to thank them for all their hard work. While visiting, they were able to see The Tale of a Town’s “Storymobile” where their story gathering happens. Over the summer, this little trailer has heard many stories from people in our country and will surely gather some fantastic stories from TBCF residents. We are excited to see the results of this project and learn about our community’s oral history through tales from our locals.

If you’d like to participate by tell your Thunder Bay story please go to http://fixtpoint.simplybook.me/v2/#book/service/8/ to book your interview. Storygathering will be held throughout the city.

Fort William (Outside The HUB Bazaar, 507 Victoria Ave. E)

  • Wednesday, September 13: 10AM - 2PM
  • Thursday, September 14: 10AM – 2PM
  • Friday, September 15: 3PM – 8PM
  • Saturday, September 16: 10AM – 2PM
  • Sunday, September 17: 10AM -2PM

Fort William First Nation (Community Hall)

  • Tuesday, September 19: 10AM – 2PM

Port Arthur (Cumberland St & Park Ave, 28 Cumberland St. S)

  • Wednesday, September 20: 10AM – 2PM
  • Thursday, September 21: 3PM – 8PM

The performance will be held at The HUB Bazaar (507 Victoria Ave. E) on Saturday, September 30 with showings at 12:00PM, 1:30PM, 4:00PM and 6:00PM as a part of City of Thunder Bay Culture Days. The performance is free, but register to reserve your seat at https://goo.gl/yfafiA.