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Cracking The Whip At The Silver Dome
St. Gregor, Saskatchewan

Cracking The Whip At The Silver Dome 

“We’d pile into the vehicles, head to St. Gregor, strap on our roller skates, and destory ourselves. The theory was we were gonna skate kindly, gently skate around and around. Of course what we wound up doing was playing crack the whip.” – Don Bendig, Leroy, SK

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Ice Cream At Percy’s Saloon
Kamsack, Saskatchewan

Ice Cream At Percy’s Saloon 

“He was where all the kids wanted to go because he had all the candies and comic books. It was the ice cream store. Everything that a kid didn’t need was in that store.” – Lorne Bernisky, Kamsack, SK

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The Phone Operator In The Opera House
Hanley, Saskatchewan

The Phone Operator In The Opera House 

“She’d have the backdoor open in the summertime to where she was sitting so as little kids we’d stand there and watch her.” – Pat Bernisky, Hanley, SK

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Mr. Morrison’s Kindness
St. Peters, Nova Scotia

Mr. Morrison’s Kindness 

“He’d give credit to everybody. I’m sure he was out thousands of dollars.” – Rosemary Potters and Stella Cook, St. Peter’s, NS

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The Story Of A Cheticamp Barber
Cheticamp, Nova Scotia

The Story Of A Cheticamp Barber 

“If I didn’t like the job I wouldn’t be here for 51 years.” – Jimmy Poirier, Cheticamp, NS

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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

  • Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Nov 3
  • Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, Ontario
    Dec 14–Dec 17
  • High Performance Rodeo, Calgary, Alberta
    Jan 9–Jan 13
  • Milton Centre for the Arts, Milton, Ontario
    Jan 20
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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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