New Speaker Series – Order Early Bird Tickets Now!

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We’re proud to be launching our first Speaker Series, with four dynamic events this fall!
Order your early bird tickets before August 28 for the first event:
Arts and Culture: a significant driver for creative, healthy, and prosperous regions
September 19, 2019, 7pm
Marsh Street Centre, Clarksburg.

Early bird tickets are available for $20 online at
Emcee for the evening: Bill Anderson, Radio Host on The New Classical FM, originating from 102.9 FM in Collingwood and heard as well on 96.3FM in Toronto and 103.1FM in Eastern Ontario
Panelists include:
Stuart Reid, Curator and Executive Director, Community Foundation Grey Bruce
Sandra Dupret, VP, Fleming College in association with the Haliburton School of Art + Design
John Hartman, artist and Chair, Midland Cultural Centre
Dean Hollin, Theatre Director, Marsh Street Centre
Erica Angus, Executive Director, Theatre Collingwood

Lead Partners: Institute of Southern Georgian Bay, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Media Sponsor: On the Bay Magazine
This panel discussion with audience participation explores the ideas of place-making and developing a regional arts strategy. A wine and cheese reception follows.
Follow-up Goal: The development of a Regional Arts & Culture Strategy Working Group.

For more information about our Speaker Series, which features Youthful Cities, Social Innovation, and the realities of homelessness and what can be done, see www./

Institute Membership

As a follow-up to our Community Innovation Day we are launching our first membership campaign. Last year, 90 people from across the region developed ideas which would help achieve our vision of becoming the “smartest, greenest, healthiest, and most caring region in Ontario”. Our next step is to build a community of people who want to support the vision and the Institute’s pillars of activity, engage in discussion, and/or help bring the ideas expressed at the Community Innovation Day to life. Pillars include:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Business & Innovation
  • Social Justice
  • Environment

Our programming depends on your membership. Please join now and help lift this Speaker Series off the ground! Members are also able to join the Working Groups who will be the champions of the follow-up goals generated at the Community Innovation Day.

Visit our refreshed website to join. Members will receive discounts on tickets and access to special events. We are partnering with several organizations to bring you research – see the recently released Vital Focus on Youth report, and come to the events to make connections and collaborate on initiatives to leverage your impact! Our mission focuses on connecting people, conducting research, and fostering collaboration. Read this story about how connection and collaboration leverages impact!

See you in September!
Board of Directors, The Institute of Southern Georgian Bay