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Justin Jones

Manager in Collingwood

How Collingwood could become Biketown, Ontario, and what that could mean for our community


Collingwood is an active community, there is no doubt about it.  With access to skiing, hiking, biking, watersports and more, getting outdoors and being active is in our community's DNA.  Every day you can see people out enjoying the abundance of nature that Georgian Bay Living has to offer. And while cycling for recreation is one of the most popular activities in Collingwood, few people consider a bike as a viable option for transportation in the community, even though every trip that starts and ends in town is easily done in 25 minutes or less on a bike.  Justin will share his experience and expertise on what essential ingredients Collingwood is missing to become a leader in promoting cycling for utilitarian purposes, and will talk about what benefits a community can realize when it prioritizes the mobility of people to reconnect them with their neighbourhoods and their environment. He'll challenge attendees to help to build the kind of community they want to see and show how with a few relatively simple actions, Collingwood could become Ontario's best community to ride a bike and reap all of the rewards that would come along with that title.

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What Does Tokyo Mean to You?

@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Maykol Medina and Hiroaki Iwaki, creators of the Tokyo BitoBito Project, ask the question "What does Tokyo mean to you?" to 100 people in Tokyo over 5 months. With varied reponses such as "organized", "fun", "boring", or "a disaster", they attempt to recollect how people view Tokyo. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 25, 2014.

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Ride Bikes, Make Things: How I Got to Do What I Love All Day


Rhys May is living the dream making jewelry in her studio and bicycling. She won a state championship and is thankful to the bicycle community for supporting her studio practice.

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My Prince George: What it was, what it is, and what it could be

@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

Greg Jonuk’s first view of Prince George was through the window of a Greyhound Bus. He quickly learned that, while the city may not be very handsome, it sure was handy. After 25 years since he first arrived in Prince George, Greg reflects on what we’ve lost, what we’ve gained, and what we can hope for in the future.

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How New Immigrants Could Build Their New City

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.

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From Corporate to Community-It could happen to you!

@ VOL 2 ON APR 25, 2017

Kellie Hersey has shared her journey with us tonight and will showcase the agencies, programs and people that require our support. This presentation will show that 1 in 5 people utilize a variety of help and that you can and have made a difference through various outlets. And that's it's ok. Asking for a hand up is ok. That's what community is all about. It could be you.

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

@ VOL 9 ON JUN 08, 2017

Indigo Channing's experiences with anxiety, brokenness, and our shared humanity.

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TRUST YOUR GUT: How Supporting the Arts Taught Me that My Career Path Wasn’t So Black and White

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2018

Laura Conning wears many hats in the Collingwood area.  She owns and operates, a website dedicated to showcasing the local music of the Georgian Bay Area through calendar listings, blog posts, and featured articles.  A musician herself, Laura has been singing and songwriting for over 10 years, and currently performs in a duo called Honeymoon Phase.  She holds a Master of Arts in Popular Music & Culture, a unique cultural and media studies program at The University of Western Ontario.  Laura has recently become the Business Manager for Content Refined, a content marketing company based out of Collingwood.

TRUST YOUR GUT: How Supporting the Arts Taught Me that My Career Path Wasn’t So Black and White

This presentation is about my local music project,, which is an online music hub that shows off the musical happenings in the Georgian Bay area.  I want this presentation to show how Route 26 has helped me grow as a creative and musical individual while helping me plant roots in a new community.

localmusic, georgianbay, supportthearts, canadianmusicscene

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Ridiculously Happy Love Stories

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2018

I wrote on the family piano as a child, I play a lot of baseball, I drink loose leaf tea like its going out of style, and it takes me about 5 minutes to change out of my ‘real clothes’ and into my sweatpants when I get home. This is what makes me ridiculously happy. But once upon a time I thought I wasn’t photogenic, and I find many of my clients think the same thing. Then I realized that no amount of dieting, makeup, or hairspray makes me look better than I do when I’m laughing hysterically. And so I’ve made it my goal to help my clients and the people around me to see themselves the way their family and friends do: a genuinely, ridiculously happy, and loved person.

Ridiculously Happy Love Stories

I never met my mother’s parents. They both passed before I was born. But thanks to many photographs, I can put faces to the stories my mother has told me. That’s what this presentation is about. I’ll be sharing a selection of super simple love stories that will never be told in the movies. These are the, behind-the-scenes moments that stick out to the people I work with. The bits and pieces that outsider might gloss over, but that mean everything to the people living the moment.

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Through Elijahs' Eyes

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2018

Elijah McCaffrey is the owner of HELP First Aid, a premier training facility in the Georgian Triangle. Their training will make a real difference in your Health & Safety Program! They not only teach compliance first aid, but go many steps further. They teach first aid in such a way that you will feel confident if the need arises to test your skills. 

Through Elijahs Eyes

Elijah has been taking photographs since the early 90's in high school.   He photographs things we see every day, in such a way that we may not recognize them.  Elijah brings out the minor details that we tend to overlook during our busy lives.

Waiting in some cases hours, for that perfect opportunity to present itself is a stark contrast to the urgency required responding to emergencies as a firefighter, professional ski patrol and event medical responder.

Elijah prefers to photograph "in situ", without altering the natural environment, or normal process. he also prefers to minimize post-processing to "minor tweaks"