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The Best French Fries in the world
Carman, Manitoba

The Best French Fries in the world 

Gwen MacDonald dropped into our storymobile and told us about her Saturday nights in Carman

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Farms got bigger people moved away
Altamont, Manitoba

Farms got bigger people moved away 

Sam Crampton met up with us in Winnipeg and told us about his small town

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Seeing my first colour tv at bowrings
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Seeing my first colour tv at bowrings 

“People would come downtown, look through the window, to see a colour TV.” – Joseph Halleran, St. John’s, NL

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Panhandling To Entrepreneur On Rideau
Ottawa, Ontario

Panhandling To Entrepreneur On Rideau 

Across Canada, countless main streets, along with the stories they hold, are in the midst of disappearance as old gives way to new, local gives way to global, diversity gives way to uniformity, and life gives way to death. It is our hope that The Tale of a Town will save the almost lost stories that reveal our past and inspire a bright future for our main streets in Canada.

One story at a time, The Tale of a Town – Canada will capture the collective community memory of our great land for future generations, preserving the stories that define us by means of audio pieces and podcasts made available in conjunction with The Walrus online.

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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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