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Caissy and All The King’s Men playing benefit for arts centre
By Jon Thompson
Updated 2 months ago

When David Caissy got the call to join All The King’s Men four years ago, it was a dream come true. His next dream is to help bring an arts centre to reality so other musicians have an opportunity to dream.

“It was just surreal that they voted that I was the guy to replace Pat of all the great guitarists in Winnipeg,” he recalled. “I used to go see them ten years ago and think, ‘this is what I want to do. This is a goal, to be in that band.”

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Cultural wasteland strikes back
Physical and virtual space deemed cultural priorities

By Jon Thompson
Posted 3 months ago

On the heels of MoneySense Magazine naming Kenora’s cultural economy dead last in Canada yet again, Novita consulting has released the second stage of the city’s Municipal Cultural Plan.

“Working Chapter #2: Where Do We Want To Go?” is a 41-page report, packaging feedback from youth and public forums as well as Facebook and 105 respondents to an online survey.

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Lake of the Woods Centre for the Arts group continues planning process
By Jon Thompson
Posted 8 months ago

The core players in Kenora’s movement to build a centre for the arts are learning from the best when it comes to sharing space.

At the middle of the circle was Eli Malinsky, director of the Toronto-based Centre for Social Innovation, which is home to over 220 individuals who network with shared space.

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First board established for Lake of the Woods Centre of the Arts
By By Jon Thompson
Posted 1 year ago

As its membership boomed from 60 to nearly 200 in less than a week, the Lake of the Woods Centre for the Arts held its first annual general meeting, appointing nine members to establish its first board.

“It’s literally a blank slate,” said founding chairman Angela Gibson, who will serve a two-year term in the organization that hopes to cut the ribbon on a local performing centre or the arts in 2012.

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