30 Sep

R2R20

R2R20 – working together

In these times there is reason to take heart, I believe. The more chaotic and complicated the world around us appears the clearer our role becomes at the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity (CCRC). The more challenges we face, the more we find our purpose in our friendships across many divides. R2R20 will bring people together, once again, from across the County, the Country and beyond our borders. The R2R belief remains – that a good idea in King’s County Nova Scotia can be shared and be a good idea in Clinton, Ontario, or in the Qu’appelle Valley in Saskatchewan – or almost anywhere else.

The CCRC is proud to be partnering with the Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail Association (G2G) to produce the virtual R2R20. It is an opportunity to share the journey with another rural institution that has proven itself a builder toward a strong and resilient rural community.

AGENDA OUT SOON – STAY TUNED – image by Mary Pym ‘by the south downs’

24 Sep

the story behind the R2R image

The image for the virtual Rural Talks to Rural conference this year is a photograph taken by Kelly Rebar in the late summer of 2020. The image is of rural British Columbia, in the interior of the Province, near Nelson. She didn’t know at the time that the sun would be distorted like it is. The distortion is caused by the smoke in the air from the California, Oregon and Washington wildfires – a thousand miles away.

We are connected and we share this place with a whole jumble of others, and many others that are to come – our next steps need to be taken with great care and consideration.

(Kelly’s fabulous photography can be found at: kellyrebar.wordpress.com)

24 Sep

Rural Talks to Rural 2020 – a virtual conference November 16-28

R2R20 asks: ‘How are you now? How do we better connect knowledge and wisdom? What does change look like to you? What actions are taking place that you can share/that we can learn from – in building a resilient and sustainable rural?

R2R20 is being produced in partnership with the Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail (G2G) Association and will include online panels, solo presentations, a return of Passport to Research, debates with different points of view on the state of things, a rural Covid survey across two different counties + shareable ideas/ideas already making a difference. Value add includes ‘End of the Lane’ videos – neighbours talking to neighbours, story circles, and a highschool project on how students see our future unfolding. And there’s more…

Stay tuned for details and registration info soon.