Sharing our Stories

Explore South River Story Sharing Events

Our first event was held Jan 5, 2020 at the Friendly Circle Senior Centre.  Express interest in hosting an upcoming story sharing event for your South River organization event to

Post Cards: Tell us what’s special about South River!

Drop your completed post cards at an Explore South River box located at one of these community locations:

  • Friendly Circle 10 Isabella St
  • Kawartha Bank – 83 Ottawa Ave
  • Highlander Brewery – 309 B HWY 124
  • Eagle Lake Narrows Country Store – 309 B HWY 124
  • South River Machar Union Public Library – 63 Marie St
  • 100 Ottawa ave outside Dr. Robert Weaver’s dental office

Why: PARC invites all community groups, residents, businesses to co-create a thriving vision of our community.  Come see how we are working as an open, limitless community to complete an extra-ordinary project together highlighting our history, culture, arts, recreation, learning and entertainment.

Project Update: January 6, 2020

Jan 6,  we hosted our first story-sharing event with 17 attendees to collect our historical and cultural stories.  More events will be held this winter.  We will also be interviewing local memory-holders and conducting research of community archives to unearth our most inspiring stories.
Everyone is invited:
Together we will paint an inspiring picture of South River.  Everyone in P0A 1X0 is invited to participate. Residents and visitors will soon encounter a colourful post card featuring the question: What makes South River special?
Presenting our stories:
Later this month we will be hiring a story writer to begin crafting our stories which will appear on interpretive panels throughout our community, encouraging visitors to explore.  These stories will also be featured in our digital multimedia storytelling later this spring.
Celebrating our assets:
We are also hiring locally to research our existing inventory of community assets and design a 2020-2021 Explore South River print map of our region. This will form the basis for creating a digital map and handheld app.
Promoting our experiences:
Later this spring we are providing training for members who want to create new and enhanced experiences to sell to visitors and put these experiences on the map!