The Small Town in Me

Share Your Thoughts | Impressions | Memories

There is a small town in each and everyone of us

Even if we have never lived in a small town, or travelled through one, we have been touched by the memories, experience and humour of a friend or a relative who has grown up in such a community. Many of our own ancestors came to our country from small towns across the globe.

Share your thoughts and impressions and memories under the hashtag #TheSmallTownInMe

  • Post old family photos or create new digital images that tell the world about your small town.
  • Show us your old Town Hall or your new arena. Share pictures of labour day picnics from your childhood or the latest trophy shot of your triumphant lacrosse team.
  • Upload an MP3 of your town band or images of the work of local artists.
  • Send some newspaper clipping of a 4H trip abroad or write a short story about returning home to your small town after a long absence. Was it bitter or sweet? Or a bit of both?

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1000 Towns of Canada Team

David Suzuki, Scientist, TV Host - about Leamington ON

“When Dad drove through the countryside on weekends looking for places to fish, the windshield would be plastered with insects smashed while we were driving.”
The essay written by David Suzuki exclusively for The Small Town in Me.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi Author - about Port Hope ON

“I only studied in Port Hope for two years at a boarding school. And I’ve moved around so much in my peripatetic life (my parents were diplomats who addicted me to travel) that I have no strong sense of place, only of people.
I’ve lived in small places, big places, centric places, eccentric places. I see the blessing and the curse in all of them.”

W. Brett Wilson, Dragons’ Den Panelist - about North Battleford SK

“Wonderful place to raise the family in 1950’s – fond memories about Battleford’s and all things prairie.

Beaver hotel, The Civic Centre, The Comp, Milbanke flowers, The Voyager. It was a good place mid last century.”

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