Held on November 15th, 2016, and hosted by the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston, OMAFRA, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, and Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation, this event brought together 126 community volunteers, business champions, municipal staff and elected officials to hear ideas about revitalizing small communities.
Big Stories from Small Places! Community development that works in Ontario’s smallest places!
Modeled after very successful events in eastern Ontario, this “Teeny Tiny Summit” will discuss issues and explore inspiring stories that can help make small communities better places to live, work and play.
Keynote speakers Deb Thorn and Yvette Moore from Moose Jaw, will tell their story of how volunteers used creativity, resourcefulness, persistence, and hard-driving passion to turn their dying prairie town into a vibrant tourist destination! There will be lots of local success stories to learn from as well.
“I’m excited about this event because I want small places to realize just what great opportunities could be around the corner for them.” states Helen Lomax, V.P. Enthusiasm, one of the event planning team members. “Small towns and villages have shown over time that they can be resilient, can redefine themselves and really pull together to make exciting things happen.”