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Toronto: Final Stop on the NFB Tour

NFB head Tom Perlmutter is wrapping up a cross-country tour with one more stop in Toronto. Tom is holding town hall style meetings with Canadians to find out what matters to them in their particular place and also to share info on new directions from the NFB. The aim is to connect with Canadians and more »


The NFB Tour resumes in October


  In late 2010, we launched the NFB Tour, a series of town-hall style meetings across the country during which Tom Perlmutter, head of the NFB, met with a variety of people to discuss the new directions we’re heading in, take questions and talk about ways in which we can better interact. The tour went more »


NFB Tour – Winnipeg


To prevent us from having to change the name of this blog to “Carolyne’s Films and Foods”, I’m going to go ahead and not tell you about what I had for lunch in Winnipeg. Ha! I will say it involved minestrone, but that’s about it. (OK it was delicious and had chunks of squash and more »

Regina Skyline

NFB Tour – Regina


We were driven from Saskatoon to Regina by a very nice man called Amin (“You know, like when you’re praying,” he said, gently covering his face with both palms. I guess it wasn’t technically a blizzard, but it felt like we were travelling inside some hardcore Prairie version of those glass balls you shake and more »


NFB Tour: Saskatoon


There was something wrong with the plane we were supposed to take to Saskatoon, so our pre-dawn flight turned out being a somewhat civilized mid-morning flight, except we’d all gotten up at 4 AM anyway. Some mechanical part had to be flown in from Calgary, the airline people said, so we all had ample time more »


NFB Tour: Edmonton


I’m not usually a huge fan of talking/writing about the weather, but I believe it bears mentioning it was -29 degrees Edmonton yesterday. Good morning! I had come prepared, though, fishing up my parka and shearling-lined boots from the back of the closet, items I hadn’t seen or worn since last March, when I went more »


NFB Tour: Little Tour on the Prairies


Last month the head of the NFB, Tom Perlmutter, travelled to Ontario to meet with Ontarians and talk about film, stories, Canadian identities and the role of the National Film Board in the digital age. The initiative was part of the NFB Tour, a global conversation the Film Board will be leading in towns and more »

The NFB Tour continues in the Prairies on November 22


Vistas: Dancers of the Grass by Melanie Jackson, National Film Board of Canada The above film, Dancers of the Grass, a short film by Saskatoon filmmaker Melanie Jackson. *** Tom Perlmutter, head of the NFB, will be kicking off the West leg of the NFB Tour in Edmonton on November 22, followed by stops in more »

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NFB Tour: Timmins, Ontario


* This post was translated from French. Landing in Timmins wasn’t a sure thing given the bad weather, but we finally arrived—hale, hearty and in good spirits. It turns out to be misty and warm for an October day in Timmins and I spend part of the afternoon wandering the city streets and soaking up more »

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NFB Tour: Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario


On Thursday afternoon, we left Windsor and made our way to Kitchener, a couple hours away by car. The evening meeting was to be held at the Tannery District’s digital media centre, a place I’d read about and was eager to see. The Tannery District was created by the recent conversion of an old tannery, more »

Windsor waterfront

NFB Tour: Windsor, Ontario


Against all odds, our pre-dawn flight left Timmins on time. The previous night, the taxi driver who drove me to my motel told me that the weather forecasts were so bad that a businessman had just hired his colleague to drive him to Toronto, 9 or 10 hours away, because he couldn’t risk missing his more »


NFB Tour: On the road again


The other day, my boss called me into his office and said something that caused me to erupt into a little dance. “Weldon. The President is going on Tour, as you know, and I’ve decided to send you along to blog and take pictures.” He said it would make sense to have someone on the more »