•   Theatrical feast, three years in the making, created with, for and about

     the Indigenous and founding immigrant communities of the Downtown


•   A thank you from Vancouver Moving Theatre to the neighbourhood in

     which it was born.


•   Gathering of community-engaged artists of Indigenous and other

     cultural backgrounds, exploring ways we can come together in the

     shadow of colonialism and create new understanding

     both on unceded First Nations territories


May 10: Stanley Park event; Big House closing performance;  welcoming ceremony

May 11: conference sessions; trip to Musqueam Display at Museum of Anthropology

May 12: Train of Thought workshop; Symposium evaluation;  departure ceremony


Our cross-country train journey will get its send-off with Train of Thought evolving workshop, activities, celebration and territorial protocols at the Roundhouse Community Centre ending with a departure ceremony.


•   Morning train arrival in Kamloops and travel to Enderby, meeting others from

     Vancouver who have travelled by bus or car


May 14:  Runaway Moon's sharing of past and current projects and tour of outdoor project sites; reunion of the Tuwitames project (produced in Summer 2014) at Splatsin First Nation

May 15: Train of Thought workshop, return to Kamloops

May 16: Kamloops train departure


•   Edmonton arrival ceremony

•   Activities, site visits related to local arts projects (e.g. GZP's Millwoods Project)

•   Train of Thought feast and workshop engaging with Ground Zero's Video Ballad


•   Edmonton departure ceremony


•    Saskatoon arrival ceremony


May 20: Train of Thought workshop; feast, evening showcase by local artists and partners


•   Saskatoon departure ceremony




•   Presentations, panels, site visits to local community arts venues

•   Performance/workshop with Columpa Bobb’s Urban Indigenous Theatre Company

     and Mobile Gallery Project

•   Train of Thought evolving workshop and Making Station

•   Concluding Feast

•   Departure Ceremony (at the Forks & Winnipeg Train Station)


May 25th:

•   Arrival in Armstrong, ON and workshop at Armstrong school.

•   Evening potluck and festivities in Thunder Bay.


May 26th:

•   Art and activities at Prince Arthur’s Landing including local schools and

     community and opening with drumming and dancing with Thunder Bay

     Aboriginal Arts and Heritage.

•   Evening tea party with Eleanor Albanese


•   Arrival and welcoming ceremony at Big Medicine Studio

•   Feast and activities hosted by Aanmitaagzi

•   Showcase from first part of CAG/Aanmitaagzi Youth Exchange

•   Participation in ‘Dream Big Conference’ for the Arts, produced by the White Water


•   Train of Thought evolving workshop and activities at drop-in station

•   Ceremony for bus departure


•   Arrival and welcoming ceremony at Debajemuhjig’s Creation Centre

•   Feast, tour of heritage seed garden and other projects by Debajemuhjig

•   Train of Thought evolving workshop and activities

•   Ceremony for bus departure


•   Arrival, welcome and acknowledgements

•   2-day Movement and Theatre workshop with Thinking Rock at Mississauga First

      Nation and Blind River

•   Culminating presentation and feast

•   Music-making with AlgomaTrad artists


Welcoming Ceremony:

Wednesday May 27th at 3:50 at the Downtown Train Station, Sudbury.

Join us to welcome the travellers with song and a ceremony led by Elder Julie Ozawagosh.


Water Ceremony, Art Making and Parade:

Thursday June 4th at 2 pm at Bell Park (between the beach, playground and parking lot).

As a continuation of our 203 series of Picnics in the Park. we will be artistically and ceremonially connecting with the Indigenous names this territory's lakes.


Feast and Celebration:

Thursday June 4th 6 pm at Victory Park, 490 Frood Road.

Feast, Spoken Word Event, Stilt Walking and Art Making.


If you would like to get more involved with the planning or have any questions please email or call us at or 705-507-2340


Sat June 6, 2-5 PM at Mabelle Park, across from 49 Mabelle Ave, Etobicoke:

The launch of Mobile Mabelle's vintage camper trailer/Mobile Art Studio, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto's Hotspot.

Art-making, treats prepared by the Mabelle Ladies Cooking Circle, and a tour of the Mabelle Park with music and other performances.


Sun June 7, 1-5 PM at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, 225 Confederation Dr, Scarborough:

Arts of The Americas community celebration and BBQ. Drop-in art-making activities, performances by the Scarborough-Nipissing Youth exchange, traditional and contemporary dancing by Aanmitaagzi and more.


Wed June 10 at the Ground Floor, 132 Fort York Blvd & 150 Dan Leckie Way, Community Room:

4:30-6 PM Talking Treaties Movement and Improv. Open Workshop with Ange Loft and other artists.

7:30PM Performances/ Presentations; introduction to Toronto Treaties by Victoria Freeman; Underneath A City Place Cantata; Train of Thought Song and more TBA.



•   Arrival ceremony at train station

•   Feast, activities and tours

•   Train of Thought evolving workshop and activities

•   Departure ceremony – for train back to Toronto

•   Possible stop at Missisaugas of the New Credit and 6 Nations First Nations


11:40AM: Train Station arrival ceremony led by our Kingston partners


Gathering at the Tett Centre (370 King St. West):

Attendance by pre-registration


2 - 5:30PM: Workshop facilitated by Lib Spry, Clarke Mackey, Ruth Howard, local artists, elders and knowledge-keepers and Train of Thought Travellers


6 - 8PM: Feast


8 - 10PM: Creative presentation from workshop / evaluation / tidy-up


June 12th, 2015


2:00-2:30 pm Train of Thought arrives in Pikwakanagan at The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre, 1674 Mishomis Inamo, Pikwakanagan, ON K0J 1X0.  Tour with Christina Ruddy or staff person.


At 3-ish drive/walk to Makwa Centre, 59 Pakwanagemag Inamo, Pikwakanagan, ON  K0J 1X0

Drum Social, led by Bear Nation Drum with Dancers and performance by Sarah Yankoo and refreshments


5 PM  Train of Thought arrives in Killaloe, Station Park

Parking for Station park is right beside the Killaloe post office (172 Queen St. Killaloe, On)

(bug contingency location Killaloe Lions Club, 162 Queen St, Killaloe, ON)


5ish-6:15pm Food sharing intimate-style potluck picnic (we are not allowed to publicly promote the picnic)

6:30 pm  Gathering/Celebration open to the general public, Killaloe welcome choir performs, and creative facilitation with Train of Thought & OV-CAOS artists.


June 14:

11:51AM: Train Arrives Montreal, Arrival ceremony with Concordia University

Theatre & Development Students

12:45PM: Bus to Kahnawake

Kahnawake Events

1PM – 5PM: Meet and greet with travelling arts, community arts activities and


5PM – 6PM: Potluck dinner

7PM: Bus back to Montreal



1PM – 5PM: Workshop co-facillitated by Concordia students and Rencontres/Encounters artists (7th Floor of JMSB Building, 1450 rue Guy – corner of Guy & Maisonneuve)

Information about the workshop:

-Opening activity will be around the following question, which participants may

wish to consider beforehand: “What do you need to make extraordinary conversations happen?”

6PM – 9:30PM: Evening celebration and meal hosted in collaboration with

RECCA, Contactivity, and other seniors’ groups, including interactive activity

facilitated by students, performances by RECAA and R/E, video interviews,

music and dancing. 1590 Docteur Penfield (at Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges).



Morning site visits with community arts groups in Montreal such as the Art Hive TBA

6PM: Gather at Train Station / Gare Centrale (895 de la Gauchetiere West)

6:55PM: Train Departs Montreal


June 18: 5:30pm Arrival and grand finale celebration at Halifax Train station, with performances by Halifax Circus, Eastern Eagles, Louise Arsenault & Helene Bergeron (Acadian musical duo) and others - Free & open to the public.


June 19, 20: Workshop at Halifax Circus with travelling and local artists, with culminating presentation on June 20th at 5:30 - Halifax Circus, 1479 Barrington St. Presentation free and open to the public (donations welcome).


June 21: Journey's End and Summer Solstice celebration, food rest and reflections at the Deanery Project (Ship Harbour) - Open by invitation to Travellers, partners and friends.



June 22

- 2:00pm Ferry to Abegweit

- 5:00pm Greeting ceremony at Rock Barra Retreat - Open to all

- Evening Dinner & Train of Thought reflections for Travellers


June 23

10am - Seaweed walk with Irene Novaczk

11am - Healing voice workshop with Teresa Doyle

1pm - Water Ceremony on the  beach - with water collected from every stop along the way.

2:00 - Todd MacLean reading from his book, Global Chorus - Jam session  with Amanda Jackson, Todd, Teresa, Eliza and the Train of Thought artists.