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Posted on Thursday September 15, 2016

The City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee in collaboration with The Tale of a Town is collecting stories that will take you on a trip down memory lane. Featuring local artists Pat Braden, Janna Graham, Terry Pamplin, and the voices of Yellowknifers!

The Tale of a Town interviews will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. September 27 – October 1 in the Lower Centre Square Mall, near the entrance to the Yellowknife Public Library with independent business owners, local heroes, community groups and neighbourhood residents reflecting Yellowknife’s main street history.

The Tale of a Town is a nationwide theatre and media initiative aiming to capture the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets, one story at a time.  This cultural project has been touring the country, visiting small towns and big cities alike, collecting oral histories through interviews that inspire the creation of performances and podcasts.  To date, this innovative project has toured ten provinces and two territories; their last stop is here in Yellowknife, completing their project in time to mark the 150 anniversary of Canada in 2017!

Participants are encouraged to schedule an interview by visiting: www.thetaleofatown.simplybook.me or by phone at 867.445.4993.

“The Heritage Committee heard about this initiative and thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for Yellowknifers to participate and share a part of our history with the rest of the country,” said Julian Morse, City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee Chairperson.

Tales gathered during these interviews will inspire the creation of a multi-media performance in downtown Yellowknife. This piece will be created in collaboration with local artists and The Tale of a Town team and will feature live performance and recorded stories from Yellowknifers. Performances will take place on October 14.

The Tale of a Town - Canada is created and produced by FIXT POINT, a theatre and media-company based in Toronto and has been developed in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada.


For more information:

Julian Morse

City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee, Chairperson




Jeffrey Humble
City of Yellowknife
Director, Planning & Development