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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mama Camille’s Fish, Chips, and Generosity 

“If you were duty on the ship, you always volunteered to be the driver so you’d go to Mama Camille’s and pick up the fish and chips and chowder ’cause you always got a free one.” – George Degraze, Dartmouth, NS

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Chester, Nova Scotia

Learning To Cut Cheese At Hennigar’s 

“I remember we sold cheese. Of course, cheddar cheese. I mean, what else do Nova Scotians eat? I mean, anything else is an affectation.” – Gail Smith, Chester, NS

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Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

The Whale In The Annapolis River 

“He was chasing fish, he was feeding on mackerel, he put on about 200 pounds a day. They was getting worried he might be too big to come out through the gates.” – Annapolis Royal, NS

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Community B-Ball 

“If you could take an elbow from an adult, you were able to play.” – Pablo Saravanja, Yellowknife, NWT

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Seeing the Stampede from a Height
Calgary, Alberta

Seeing the Stampede from a Height 

“I was with my mother, and my five brothers and sisters, and we had gone to see the Calgary Stampede.” – Roland Kubke, Calgary, AB

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

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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. Since then, we’ve visited every province and territory in Canada!

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