When it rains it pours.
We haven’t had an event in almost 2 months and now we have 3 in the next 8 days!
There’s some amazing events happening in the next week and I’m thrilled to be part of them. Here’s what’s going on in the next week:
- The Raconteurs Story Telling (Toronto). Wednesday, July 9th. ($10 tickets) Doors 6:30, sow at 7:30. I am so excited to be going to this event. This awesome group of people curate 10 speakers to share short stories around a single topic. Each person has 7-10 minutes to share their story to a live audience (the stories are also recorded and broadcast online). I’ve been watching their stories on their YouTube Chanel over the last little while and I’m inspired by the ability of great story tellers to share so much in so little time. I’ll be sharing a story about my earliest food memories and the persistent connection of emotion and the decisions I make on what I eat (and how we ended up largely opting out of the grocery store). I have no problem admitting I’m a little nervous for this – the idea of transitioning from ‘public speaking’ to ‘story telling’ is partly symatec but I’ve had a mental wall to climb to get there. I can’t wait!
- Incredible Edibles Festival (Campbelford, Ontario). Saturday, July 12. All day. This is a massive event! Food, entertainment, speakers, vendors and a town festival to celebrate food, farming and community. There will also be a goat fashion show and goat races! The Campbellford Farmers market will swell to more than 50 vendors and a celebration of local food. We’re friends with some of the organizers, have worked with others and are meeting more on the way. This has been an inspired group of people and we’re excited to share the stage with a stellar lineup of passionate speakers. And goats!
- HomeEc Construction Season (Riverside, Toronto) 7:00-11:00PM. We’re hosting a party to raise funds for a local charity and raise business for local businesses during the worst construction we’ve ever faced (one of Toronto’s busiest intersections which brings people from more than 3 major street car lines is closed for a month)! We’ll be raffling more than 20 prizes away over a few hours – each of the prizes will help bring people to local businesses who are struggling with the reduced traffic due to construction.
It’s going to be a busy week – hope to see you out!