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A free half-day forum for an authentic, interactive, and meaningful conversation about the future of Cape Breton Island.

No political agendas. No propaganda. No spin.

Just the facts about our community’s challenges and opportunities for success and how we can take action to GET ‘ER DONE!

 
Less Talk. More Action. GET'ER DONE!
EVENT DETAILS

 

  • Designed to be unlike any other community event, and held on a Saturday morning so more people can attend (Oct 1, 2016).
     

  • Highly interactive with local panelists and audience participation in all discussions. Mobile phones and whiteboards will be used to collect audience feedback in real time.
     

  • Everyone will be invited (but not required) to make an action pledge:  a promise to do something community-minded, no matter how big or small. Examples: volunteer for an event, donate to a food bank, help a neighbor, clean a green space, eat healthy, vote in the election, anything! Action pledges will be captured on paper, through mobile devices, and in personal photos.
     

  • Short and focused half-day event with unlimited online followup through goCapeBreton.com.  
    Event will be videotaped and made available online after the event (not live streamed).  Action pledges will be captured and posted online where discussion will continue on all community topics for the months to come.

     

  • Participants will feel good DURING and AFTER the event by the collaborative community engagement and meaningful actions that will result in moving our community forward.

 
  • The inaugural event was held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Highland Arts Theatre on Bentinck Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     

  • Attendance is free and open to all.
     

  • Founded and hosted by goCapeBreton.com
     

  • Funded by goCapeBreton.com (lokol Inc), N Kearns Event & Project Solutions, and various sponsors listed below.
     

  • The name of the event reflects the interactive and action-oriented focus of the event, while adopting an endearing colloquial term well-known to Cape Bretoners.
     

  • goCapeBreton.com is not affiliated with any political organization or agency. Our loyalty is to our community. 

 

The success of a community is not dependent on big wins. It's about the small things that happen every day between friends, neighbors, coworkers, and community. Many little wins add up to a big win.
Less talk. More action. GET 'ER DONE!

 

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FORMAT & SCHEDULE

 

FORMAT

 

  • Event is free for all ages.
     

  • 4 sessions at less than 1 hour per session.  
    Each session may cover several related topics.

     

  • Each session starts with a short presentation by the moderator to frame the topic.
     

  • A small panel with begin the discussion with each person having 2 minutes to comment.
     

  • Audience is invited to share comments or pose questions by speaking at a microphone (2 min time limit) or by using a mobile device.
     

  • Action Pledges will be gathered throughout the event.  Participants can make an action pledge on paper, through their mobile device, or in a photo booth.  (Action Pledges are voluntary and no pressure will be applied to anyone.)

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SCHEDULE - SAT, OCT 1, 2016

 

  1. Welcome and Event Format                    9:00am
     

  2. Social Challenges                                       9:15am

    Barriers and solutions for Healthcare, Poverty, Nutrition, Outmigration, and more. 
                       - 15 min networking break - 
     

  3. Economic Development                          10:15am

    Entrepreneurship, Tourism, Energy, Resources, Agriculture, Oceans, and more.
                       - 15 min networking break - 
     

  4. Information Sharing                                 11:15am

    The role of media, social media, and citizens in building community and social capital.
                       - 15 min networking break - 
     

  5. Designing Our Future                               12:15pm

    Community participation and leadership for a prosperous future. A plan to move forward.

 

Event ends at 1:00pm sharp

PANELISTS AND YOU
PANELISTS

 

The role of the panelists is to help ignite audience thought and discussion. Panelists are selected based upon their activities in the community, and not based on where they work or their professional status. We want panelists to share their personal opinions, not represent any particular organization. 
(click name for bio)

YOU!

 

Everyone in the audience is invited to speak to share thoughts or ask questions, and to consider taking an Action Pledge.  You can choose to sit back and take it all in, or you can actively participate.

Social Challenges
Barriers and solutions for Healthcare, Poverty, Nutrition, Outmigration, and more. 
Economic Development
Entrepreneurship, Tourism, Energy, Resources, Agriculture, Oceans, and more.
Information Sharing
The role of media, social media, and citizens in building community and social capital.
Designing Our Future
Community participation and leadership for a prosperous future. A plan to move forward.
WHY HOST THIS EVENT?
  • Launched just over 1 year ago, goCapeBreton.com has quickly become THE place for Cape Bretoners at home and around the world to share local news, information, and more.
     

  • goCapeBreton.com has accumulated over 2,400 posts and 5,000 comments and achieved over 750,000 visits, 1 million page views, 2,600 members, 10,000 Facebook followers and a social reach of nearly 200,000 per WEEK.
     

  • goCapeBreton.com is unlike any other media, web portal, or social media site.  Our objective is to help build a vibrant community ecosystem for Cape Breton Island.

Despite our early and growing success, we want to do more and be more for Cape Breton Island.  

 

We want to empower our citizens to create positive and lasting change in our community.

 

The goCapeBreton.com website combined with the GET ‘ER DONE! event helps make this happen.

 

EVENT SPONSORS

 

Founding Sponsor and Host
goCapeBreton.com has become THE place for Cape Bretoners at home and around the world to share local news, information, and more.
Silver Sponsors
Video recording of the event
Event Production & Mngmnt
Complete consulting and management services for all forms of events, conferences, audio visual technical expertise.
Bronze Sponsors
JOIN US!

 

  • Share the event information

  • Attend on the big day

  • Make an action pledge

  • Participate in the online and offline discussions after the event

  • Become a sponsor
SPONSORSHIP QUESTIONS
Nigel Kearns  902.217.5624  info@nkearns.ca
EVENT QUESTIONS
Contact goCapeBreton.com using our contact form or 902.562.0042

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