03 Jan

New Year, New Vibrant Village

for immediate release
January 3, 2017
Contact:  Karen Stewart, Director of Operations

Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity shares resolutions for community

As Blyth celebrates its 140 birthday with celebrations all throughout 2017, the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity (CCRC) continues its campaign to drive economic revitalization and social renewal and invites you to come out to hear the project update on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm at 237 King Street – the former Blyth Public School – in the Village of Blyth.  Everyone is welcome.

You’ll hear from Project Director Peter Smith and his plans for developing the CCRC including a priority stemming from the Rural Talks to Rural Conference last September.  Connectivity was identified as a key for 21st Century economic development, impacting our ability to attract youth, immigrants, business and new investment to increase vitality, grow the population and provide more opportunities for social renewal and economic growth.  Smith will also share his vision for the Wee House Project.  

You’ll meet our Award-Winning Architect, Heather Dubbeldam of Dubbeldam Design and Architecture of Toronto who’s working on designing the Grant and Mildred Sparling Centre – home of the CCRC.   Heather is a fourth generation Dutch architect with a passion for modern architecture, a long-term vision toward environmental sustainability and a commitment to incorporating sustainable design and systems into her firm’s projects.

Jennifer Triemstra-Johnston will be available to share more about programming for one of the flagship programs – the Fashion Arts & Creative Textiles Studio (FACTS).

And, you’ll hear more about the Rural Investment Strategy which includes The Pitch the Catch and a Cultural Opportunities Fund. 

For more information visit www.ruralcreativity.org or www.blyth1419.ca