Illuminating Conversations 2018-2019

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

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

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 Monday, January 28, 2019


A leader in education and sports at the local, national and international level, Senator Martha Deacon will reflect on her decades of involvement as an athletic coach, team leader, board member, consultant, educator, Director on the Canadian Olympic Committee and on Commonwealth Games Canada. In her current role as a newly appointed Senator, she is committed to advancing her lifelong causes of creating healthy, active environments for youth, supporting an equitable and inclusive system on sport participation and excellence in Canada in addition to causes related to Indigenous people, the environment, and international affairs.

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Monday, April 1, 2019


Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Dr. Dawson examines the human dimensions of environmental change in the Arctic. One area of her studies focuses on how recent weather patterns have negatively affected the economies of some communities while bringing new economic opportunities to others. She also monitors Arctic marine governance and tourism. Jackie grew up in Barrie and is changing the way the world sees the Canadian Arctic.

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Monday, April 29, 2019


Award-winning cinematographer and self-professed ‘observer of human experiences’ will share observations from his riveting career documenting some of the world’s most complex human stories including Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the break-up of the Soviet Union and effects of famine in Ethiopia and the Sudan. His work has challenged and changed the way we view the world.

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For All Illuminating Conversations

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

Time:  7:30pm 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.