CANADIAN SPIRIT 2014 - If It Weren't for the War

From May through October 2014 organizations, individuals and businesses will create opportunities to celebrate this event. This year’s Canadian Spirit project will consist of exhibitions, community garden projects, cooking and canning classes, performances, talks, walks, films, hands on activities and other events under the Homegrown banner, bringing together people to explore, celebrate and connect with Thomson and his legacy.

As well as the important anniversaries of the wars and battles, we are encouraging our partners to consider all the things that came out of these events, particularly, The Great War, that illustrate our “Canadian Spirit”. For example, Canada established its sense of national identity, women got the vote, and the Canadian National Railway was completed. There is much to celebrate and a myriad of stories to tell across our great country.

Canadian Spirit continues through to Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean… marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and the 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future.

CANADIAN SPIRIT PROGRAMMING

CANADIAN SPIRIT EXPERIENCE

August 15-17 at Kelso Beach
The Canadian Spirit Experience at Summerfolk features a fun and educational children’s area programmed by Elephant Thoughts, First Nation workshops and local food demonstrations by master chefs, including Michael Stadtlander.

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HOMEGROWN PROGRAMMING

CULINARY SERIES

The TOM and Canadian Spirit, in partnership with The Library, presents the Homegrown Culinary Series, a new monthly culinary demonstration series that will run from April to October.

The culinary series will highlight local chefs, producers and growers offering a uniquely Grey Bruce culinary experience.

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COMMUNITY GARDENS

Homegrown Gardens will play host to a variety of organic vegetables, herbs and edible flowers and will host a myriad of activities through the growing season.

From music to collaborative art it is the intention of The TOM to make these gardens community hubs in 2014.

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HOMEGROWN SHOP

NEW to the  TOM’s Gallery Shop is the “Homegrown Shop”, featuring an array of items from local growers and producers.

The mini “farmers’ market”  features preserves, salad dressings, bbq sauces, honey products, maple syrup products and features local CSA farms (Community Supported Agriculture).

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HOMEGROWN AT HOME

START YOUR OWN GARDEN

Starting your own vegetable garden is easy, totally affordable and a great way to know first hand what you’re eating.

CLICK HERE | for some great gardening ideas.

SUPPORT LOCAL

Grey and Bruce Counties are home to dozens upon dozens of great agri-culinary experiences.  Discover what we have available in our own back yards.

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HOMEGROWN RECIPES

Check out a wide variety of recipes from local chef’s and producers highlighting our local agri-culinary offerings.

CLICK HERE | to access our recipe archive.

PARTNERS

GALLERIES

Information about our partner galleries and their associated Canadian Spirit programming coming soon.

EVENT LISTINGS

Check out our Canadian Spirit partner events and activity listings.

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SUPPORTERS

Canadian Spirit is supported by a multitude of local sponsors and organizations.

GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER

Find out more about volunteering at one of the many Canadian Spirit events and activities.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Their are many ways to support Canadian Spirit and the Canadian Spirit Experience.

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CALLS TO ACTION

From artisans to musicians to gardners – check here for current calls to action.

 

SUPPORT

There are many ways to support Canadian Spirit including volunteering, sponsorship and artist’s calls.  Click here to find out how you can become involved in Canadian Spirit.

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PARTNERS

The number of partners, sponsors and presenting organizations continues
to grow.
Click here to find out who is already supporting Canadian Spirit.

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EVENTS

Find out our various partner organizations and galleries have planned for Canadian Spirit 2014.  There are events and activities planned for all ages locally, regionally, provincially and beyond.

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EXPERIENCE

The
Canadian Spirit Experience takes place August 14 – 17, 2014 at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound, ON.
Click here to find out more about the festival.

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Contact Us

 

Virginia Eichhorn
Director and Chief Curator
veichhorn@tomthomson.org
519-376-1932519-376-1932 x223