Big Sky Summit

At the Big Sky Summit we launched our Small Town, Big Sky series to inspire another wave of innovative project ideas. We asked Albertans to think "How big is your sky?" and to imagine the possibilities that could become a reality with another $100 million.

The first in the project featured in the series is the Warner Hockey School.

Along with launching our Small Town, Big Sky series, we brought in world renowned speakers Bill Strickland and Eric Saperston, slam poet Shane Koyczan, and author Doug Griffiths to inspire innovation in Alberta.

Bill Strickland
Bill is committed to change the conversations and interactions within schools and communities using the arts as the catalyst for change. Once a child from a Pittsburgh Ghetto, now a man changing school systems and disadvantaged lives.



Eric Saperston
Eric Saperston shared his journey of travelling across North America and speaking to some of the most successful and remarkable people. He felt the fear- and did it anyway and encouraged us to do the same.

Shane Koyczan
Shane energized the audience with his passionate slam poetry and captivating voice. His words were heard, his fervor was felt, and his Canadian pride was echoed throughout the room.

Doug Griffiths
With energy, passion, and enthusiasm, Doug reminded us of how special and powerful Alberta is. By focusing on the future, leveraging our strengths, and keep our rural towns alive, Doug educated us on how to keep our communities growing.

As well as some of the most innovative projects supported by Rural Alberta Development Fund over the past three years shared their initiatives and achievements.

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