Illuminating Conversations 2017-2018

Live, one-on-one interviews of exceptional and engaging individuals

Be a part of our fourth season of these enriching evenings!

Ticket Options: 

  • Package of 4 for $60.00,
  • Three-Show Pass for $50.00 (one ticket for three separate interviews of your choice)
  • Single Tickets for $17.50.

Monday, November 27, 2017


A social and political activist in Canada and Africa, Dr Caplan will be sharing his experiences, including how he became a leading Canadian authority on systematic exterminations such as the Rwanda genocide. A public policy analyst, commentator (CBC’s Power and Politics) and supporter of public broadcasting, Dr Caplan will provide insights on a life well-lived.

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Monday, April 16, 2018


Following a remarkable career dedicated to law enforcement as an OPP Chief Superintendent, FBI-trained criminal profiler, author of Crime Seen, and currently in her role as Chair of The Victims of Justice Network; Ms. Lines will share stories about her investigations of major crimes and the courage of victims and their families.

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Monday, April 30, 2018 *new date and interviewee

(formerly Michael Sweeney)

Dr. Eva Olsson, an active octogenarian, will discuss the life lessons that she has embraced with courage and grace.  Only one of two family members to survive the hell of Nazi concentration camps, Eva Olsson’s words-to-live-by are as relevant today as they would have been in war-torn Europe.

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Monday, May 14, 2018  *programming change*


This discussion will be facilitated by award-winning investigative reporter with the Globe and Mail, Robyn Doolittle (2017 NNA Journalist of the Year for her Unfounded Series) and will feature a panel made up of, Nathan Taylor, co-founder of Orillia Matters and former regional editor for Simcoe County newspapers, Donna Douglas, freelance journalist and active community member, and  Dr. Gerald Kaplan, political activist and journalist.  This will be an engaging discussion on the impact of losing local media and an exploration of alternative news sources.

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For All Illuminating Conversations

Location: Five Points Theatre, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie

Time:  7:30 to 9:00pm.

Tickets: Available through the TIFT box office at 705-792-1949 or the Five Points Theatre at 705-739-4228.

Illuminating Conversations is co-produced by Judy Blaney, Beth Foster and Lin Wilson.

Hosted by Beth Foster.

TIFT reserves the rights to change dates, locations and speakers. Tickets are general admission.

Pick up your pre-purchased tickets at the Five Points Theatre Box Office the night of the interview.