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Looking to the Future – Ignite 7 meetup recap

on December 19, 2012 in Ignite Sault 7 with Comments Off on Looking to the Future – Ignite 7 meetup recap by

Season’s Greetings everyone,

This past Sunday, the embers of Ignite 6 burned on in the minds of our team and a number of attendees who plan to volunteer their time with us for the next round — that’s right! — Ignite Sault Ste Marie 7!

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Around the table, great food and conversations were shared. Our guests — seasoned with life experiences of all sorts and fueled by that same openness that inspires all of us who attend Ignite — divulged on topics which ranged from musical preferences to capitalism’s pros versus it’s cons; from the boom of a local farmer’s market to the sights and stories of travel to Southern Ontario, hosting a couch surfer, and of course: what we thought of Ignite and just what it has to offer for the Sault.

We’re close to our goal of doubling team size. To get they, we’re looking for people experienced with marketing and communications, and a project coordinator to guide and support the team in getting things done. A lot of the heavy lifting is already done, it’s a matter of execution on a familiar path. Most of the pieces are already in place. As a team member, you’ll learn effective ways to collaborate and have a lot of fun on the journey.


That said, we want to take the Ignite experience to a whole new level. We want more of Sault Ste. Marie to experience Ignite, through the event and by helping launch other events (Ignite in high schools?). If that excites you, contact us to attend the next meeting in mid January.

Cheers one and all!

~ The Ignite Crew

Ignite #Sault 6 Speaker Lineup, Ticket Sales

on November 6, 2012 in Ignite Sault 6 with Comments Off on Ignite #Sault 6 Speaker Lineup, Ticket Sales by


The Ignite Sault crew is proud to present this year’s speaker lineup!

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The response this year for potential speakers was phenomenal — a whopping 20 people responded, interested in presenting their thoughts and stories to you. Of course, that’s an unprecedented number of speakers, and so we’ve had to make a decision to have 18 speakers move forward this year, with the other potential Igniter’s lined-up for consideration next year.

We bring you the following exciting speakers & talks:

  • Dawna Kinnunen — Being You, the Real You: Yes You Can!
  • Elizabeth MacMillan — Edible Gardening in Elementary Schools
  • Tim Kelly — How I Wet my Big New Bed
  • Melissa Ouimette — Shy Girl
  • Winston Sullivan — Normal: How Youth Can Use Their Voice to Change Attitudes and Open Minds
  • Candy Burns — Search for Wild Mushrooms
  • Andre Riopel — I Love Rain on my Face and Slush in my Boots
  • Linda Brauner — Let’s Shine a Light on the Sault!
  • Robert Bushnell — Our Soul Purpose
  • Tammy Paterson — Travel With a Purpose
  • Charlene Wilson — Come Away with Me
  • Jussi Paloniemi — Shedding Light on Our Dark Side
  • Nevin Buconjic — Self-Publishing: Freeing the Author in All of Us!
  • Michael DiAngelo — Capitalism with a Conscious
  • Dave Chartrand — The Happy Skeptic
  • James Nolan — Rapid Expressions: A Journey Down the Artistic River
  • Jessica Mooney — Blowing Things Up: How Electronic Devices Hate Me
  • Rob Running — The Next Generation Power Grid

These are our 18 nominees and speakers for this year’s Ignite Sault Ste. Marie! So much variety, this will definitely be a night to remember for years to come.

And so we come to our next order of business:

Ticket Sales are Open!

That’s right! Tickets are now available for purchase online at:

Last year we had many people step up and become a micro sponsor of Ignite, and we’re bringing that back this year. Become an Igniter for $20 and get some special gifts as a thank-you for helping offset the event costs.

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You’ll notice that there’s an interesting twist to purchases this year: from now til November 11 — one week — a limited number of tickets are available for $5. This batch of early-bird tickets gives you access to some cool door prizes!

After November 11, between November 11 and 18, tickets will be available for one week at $7 — you still have access to door prizes, but for a slightly higher price. Again, these are limited in number, so don’t miss out.

If you have not bought your tickets by November 18, there’s still hope: for $10 you can get what we call the “Deadline Dash” batch; you don’t have access to door prizes, but you have a chance to see some amazing Ignite presentations! These tickets are limited, and any not sold by the event date — November 30 — will be available at the door.

Don’t delay, act now!

Remember the Date:

Friday November 30, doors open at 5 PM

Ignite Sault Ste. Marie 6 @ The Grand Theatre

More great information to come about fantastic local food vendors, competitions and an after party you’ll want to hang around for.

– The Ignite Crew

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Ignite Sault 6 is here!

on October 10, 2012 in Ignite Sault 6 with Comments Off on Ignite Sault 6 is here! by

This week we’ve initiated and launched Ignite Sault 6, happening on November 30th, and are getting the final touches ready for an official press release.
On that note, we’re now looking for speakers. That’s right! So if you’ve got a story – something to say and share with the community – submit it to us.
Deadline for talk proposals is Wednesday, October 31st, 2012.
There’s also the search for sponsors. If you’d like to contribute to and fund this inspiring event, please Contact Us.
We have one last announcement: the first three proposals accepted to go on to the event will receive a free drink ticket.