Last week Ignite Sault reached a special milestone, the 5th event since it started a couple of years ago. The Grand Theatre was packed once again for an exciting evening of talks, friendly competition and local food delights.
Two single roommate family. A campaign for fairy godmother status. See the world through couch surfing. This Ignite Sault had the most variety of talks yet, and the time invested in helping speakers prepare showed in the quality of the result.
We had a couple of firsts – the first time two people co-presented a talk and a first to have someone with a learning disability take the stage. Reflecting the diverse community of Sault Ste. Marie is an important part of the event.
Looking for videos of the talks? Read on…
Every Ignite begins with a maker team competition of some sort that is both fun and challenging. It was awesome to watch 20 tables battling each other to build the tallest structure out of newspaper and tape. Every structure had to support one person from their table for 5 seconds.
Once again, we owe a lot to our sponsors, especially to our biggest sponsor, you the passionate supporters of Ignite. We raised more $$ through $20 micro sponsorships than any other way. Wow, what an awesome feeling, to know that Ignite
Also thanks to Stephen Alexander for hosting the after party @ Loplops.
We appreciate the time these people took out of their lives, and all the big and small things they did to make Ignite Sault 4 a success:
We’ll begin gearing up for the next event, some time in the new year. Contact us if you have an idea, or interest in helping.
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Everyone wants to know when the videos will be up. We are hoping to have at least one up by the end of this week, and then publishing a something new every other week. We’ll let you know each time there is something new to check out. For now, check out these awesome photos from the event:
See you at Ignite Sault 6!
While you will certainly be extraordinarily entertained by the fascinating presentations, there is something else to lure you to Ignite Sault 5. In addition to all of the engaging conversations, networking opportunities, community spirit, and just plain fun, there will be delicious edibles from two of the Sault’s newest food sensations, eleven bistro and Sweet Designs. Eleven bistro will be selling the following succulent offerings;
Now that your savory side has been taken care of, it’s on to dessert! Jennifer Swenson and Sweet Designs are whipping up a delightful selection of cupcakes!
These will be available for purchase in singles, 6 packs, and by the dozen 🙂
There are still tickets available for Ignite Sault 5, but they are going quickly! There will be a very limited number of tickets available for purchase prior to the event, but just like Ignite Sault 4, these will sell out. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. To ensure that you have a seat for this special community driven event, just visit http://www.IgniteSault.ca/tickets and register NOW!
If you are unable to attend Ignite Sault, but you would like to follow along at home…no worries! You can simply watch Ignite Sault 5 online.