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Ignite Sault reaches 5! The recap

on November 23, 2011 in Ignite Sault 5 with Comments Off on Ignite Sault reaches 5! The recap by

Ignite Sault 5

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.

Talks – A Little of Everything

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…

Paper Podiums

Ignite Sault 5

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.

Food Feast


Cupcakes from Sweet Designs

Quiche from Eleven Bistro

Quiche from Eleven Bistro

Cupcakes, chili, quiche oh my. Thanks to Jennifer Swenson from Sweet Designs and Mark from Eleven Bistro for the sweet and scrumptious treats.

Sponsor Salute

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.

Volunteer Cheer

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:

  • AJ Armstrong and Allan Brunke – photography
  • Tom Vair – Ignite karaoke demonstration
  • David Thompson – music and sound system

Want to help with Ignite Sault 6?

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.

The Ignite Sault Crew

A mix of veterans and new faces made it all happen:
Ignite Sault 5


From left to right:

Missing from the pic: Jason Sproule @jasonsproule

Videos and Photos

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!

Tasty Eats and Scrumptious Treats at Ignite #Sault 5

on November 8, 2011 in Ignite Sault 5 with 1 comment by




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;


  • Quiche Slumeria Tart
    -savory egg custard containing pepperoni, ham, salami, and provolone in a buttery tart shell
  • Quiche Florentine Tart
    -savory egg custard containing spinach, mushrooms, leeks, and Swiss in a buttery tart shell
  • Vegan Chili
    -a rainbow of fresh vegetables and pulses slowly stewed in a well seasoned molee sauce
  • Creamy Carrot & Dill Soup
    -pureed cream soup of carrots and fresh dill
  • Fresh Focaccia Bread Triangle
    -our own vegan artisan bread, baked daily for our sandwiches, perfectly wedged for soup dipping
  • Sweet Heat Cornbread Muffin
    -contains fresh peaches and cream corn, red chilies, jalapenos, and old cheddar


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!

  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Rainbow
  • Choco-Caramel Twist

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 and register NOW!


Register for Event

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.