Radio broadcasting prodigy, Tom Power, has been added to the list of engaging speakers offering TED-style talks at IMAGINATE: An Evening of Possibility, this Thursday evening at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Port Hope, ON. Power, best known as one of the youngest hosts of a CBC Radio national program, was originally slated to be the event’s host, but a scheduling change has led to an added value for IMAGINATE.
“If you know anything about Tom Power, you know he's from Newfoundland,” says IMAGINATE organizer, David Sheffield. “He knows what he's made of and that’s what he’s going to be talking about—remembering where you’re from.”
A beloved presence in the music industry across Canada, Power sits on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society, he is a juror for the Polaris Award, and a member of the JUNO Roots/Traditional committee. Power began hosting CBC Radio’s Deep Roots in 2008 while he was a student of folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland. When he’s not on the air, Tom leads his own band, The Dardanelles.
Writer and musician, David Newland, will take on hosting duties for the night. He was recently named a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a distinction that reflects a lifelong engagement with landscape and story. Newland is currently developing his musical presentation/performance, The Northwest Passage in Story and Song, based on his travels in the Arctic, to tour Canada-wide in 2017.
Green Wood Coalition’s annual, community-wide event, IMAGINATE: An Evening of Possibility is set for Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM. Over the past three years, IMAGINATE has gained status as an event that is “a must attend” for a growing number of Northumberland residents. It’s expected that the choice of Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre will increase the profile of this year’s event.
IMAGINATE will showcase outstanding speakers, music, film and an original contemporary dance performance-- each exploring this year’s theme, "We All Have a Story". A reception, featuring locally-sourced cuisine, catered by Cultivate: A Festival of Food and Drink, will follow the main program.