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Making friends in Yellowknife
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Making friends in Yellowknife 

“So I thought, ‘yeah, I’m in the Wild Frontier.’ It took two or three years before I was comfortable in the town.” – Hendrika Brown, Yellowknife, NWT

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Halloween on Mill St
Almonte, Ontario

Halloween on Mill St 

“Halloween and Devil’s Night were notorious for, oh, petty vandalism – mainly throwing eggs.” – Dave West, Almonte, ON

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Taking Over Stan’s Newspaper Business
Almonte, Ontario

Taking Over Stan’s Newspaper Business 

“Stan’s been gone – I don’t know, 12 years, 15 years. He was well respected in the town.” – Bob Graff, Almonte, ON

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Seeing Santa at Light up the Night
Almonte, Ontario

Seeing Santa at Light up the Night 

“And there would be a man, dressed as Santa, waving on the hydro building, and then he would, in my mind, hop into the sleigh, and cross the sleigh, slowly, over the falls… ” – Monica Seiler, Almonte, ON

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The Last Train
Pakenham, Ontario

The Last Train 

“That was forever, they took the tracks out and everything and that was the end. It’s hard to believe.” – Ollie Ziebarth & Melba Cavanagh, Pakenham, ON

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Storymobile

The Storymobile is our recording booth on wheels, where you can come share a tale about your main street. Follow us here to find out where our storymobiles are right now, and where we’re going next!

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Performances

We create performance installations across the country inspired by all the tales we gather. Find out where you can catch us live in action!

Upcoming performance dates

  • Oakville, Ontario
    Sep 15–Sep 17
  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
    Oct 5
  • Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
    Oct 14
  • Toronto, Ontario
    Dec 14–Dec 17
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What is The Tale of a Town Canada?

The Tale of a Town is a site-specific theatre and media project capturing the collective community memory of Canada’s Main Streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.

In 2014, FIXT POINT launched a national tour of The Tale of a Town – Canada in collaboration with The National Arts Centre and presenting partners from across the country.

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