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Change of Plans

on April 23, 2013 in Ignite Sault 7 with Comments Off on Change of Plans by

Thank you all for your continued support of Ignite Sault Ste Marie, we could not do this without you!

Due to scheduling issues and lack of communications and supports between our staff in recent months, we have decided to forego the date on May 10, 2013 and reschedule to a later time this Fall. We want to give you as close to perfection as we can get, you deserve it!

If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a part of the Ignite Sault crew, we’re on the lookout for volunteers with passions in communications, videography, social media, and event coordination; or if you’d just like to voice your support, or wish to submit a passionate speaker proposal — we’re still accepting proposals, yes! — please get in touch with us, we’d be happy to hear from you.

Please help us keep the flame of Ignite Sault burning hot and bright.


The Ignite Sault Crew

A Look Back at Ignite Sault 6

on December 12, 2012 in Ignite Sault 6 with Comments Off on A Look Back at Ignite Sault 6 by


The Grand Theatre was packed for the third straight Ignite event, and those in attendance were treated to a variety of entertaining presentations, a creative activity, and several gastronomical delights from local vendors.

The Talks – Variety is the Spice of Life

We learned how to publish our own book, the purpose of life, our dark side, traveling across the world to build homes, and that Elvis lives…and he is waiting tables at Giovanni’s!

The topics were diverse, and the crowd warm. One of the things that makes Ignite Sault such a successful community event, is the energy of the crowd. While some of the subject matter of the talks could be considered ‘hands off’ in most circles, the Ignite stage is not prejudicial. That same spirit is evident in the support that every speaker received from those in attendance.

A special HUGE shout out to Susan Hunter and Sherri Donofrio Ubriaco for delivering sensational talks on only a few day’s notice. That’s real love and commitment to the spirit of Ignite.

Business Card Sault Landmarks

Every Ignite begins with a maker team competition of some sort that is both fun and challenging. Armed with just a stack of business cards, tape, and a paper bag, every table constructed something that is iconic to Sault Ste. Marie. It was absolutely amazing to see the amount of creativity expressed in these projects, and in such a short period of time!

A World of Eats

Sushi, cupcakes, Tabbouleh, and more!  Thanks to Tutto Japan, Cupcakez, Personal Fit Meal Catering, and Sherry’s Truffles for the delicious food items.

Sponsor Salute

Once again, we owe a lot to our sponsors, especially to our biggest sponsor, you the passionate supporters of Ignite.

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 6 a success:

  • Jamie Pyette – photography
  • DJ Seith – music and sound system

We Want YOU to help with Ignite Sault 7?

We’ll begin gearing up for the next event, in just a couple of months! 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:

  • Tom Noland
  • Cindy Ellen Crawford
  • Nathan Smith @CoffeeNate
  • John Clement
  • Gerry Kirk @gerrykirk
  • Marc LaPorte
  • Jacob Zaccaria

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 new batch 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:

Ignite Sault 7…It’s YOUR Turn!

We have already begun taking submissions for Ignite Sault 7 presentations! Turn that hobby, passion, or family vacation mishap into an engaging and entertaining 5 minute talk. We will be here to help you prepare it, but you have to commit to delivering your best effort. Submit your proposal for Ignite 7!

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us!

on September 19, 2011 in Uncategorized with Comments Off on Here We Are Now, Entertain Us! by



Ignite Sault 5 :: We Want You!

Although Ignite Sault 4 was held way back in February, the excitement sparked from that special evening lives on inside of everyone who attended.  Ignite Sault is an event that breeds inspiration, passion, and a sense of community, which has only grown stronger with each rendition.  Ignite Sault 5 is poised to be an instant sellout, with Ignite Sault 4 being just 2 seats shy of filling every seat in the Grand Theatre!  (Complete Ignite Sault 4 Recap)  The time to submit your talk proposal is right now!  The Ignite stage is where you can share your passions, dreams, and experiences with a supportive and receptive audience.  Only a limited number of proposals will be invited to present at Ignite Sault, so you are encouraged to get you submission in ASAP.  Ignite talks are 5 minutes in length, and include 20 slides.

Liquid Courage Promotion!

>>>If you are one of the first 10 to completely fill out the speaker submission form, you will receive a FREE DRINK at Ignite Sault 5!<<< 


Questions you may have…

I’m not sure how to plan my presentation.  A: No worries, the Ignite Sault team will help you through the entire process. 

What if I Have a question about submitting a talk?  A: Simply reply to this email and fire away.

I have a friend who would be a PERFECT speaker for Ignite!  A: We encourage you to speak to them, and forward this email!

When do tickets go on sale? A:  Tickets for Ignite Sault 5 will be sold at a later date (approximately 30 days prior), and you will be notified by email.

The Ignite Sault stage is not a platform for pitching your business or selling your product, so all proposals of this nature will be respectfully rejected.   

Save the Date

What:  Ignite Sault 5
When: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Where:  The Grand Theatre