An event in Haliburton County that was the first of its kind in Canada has come a long way. SPARC was a symposium that had people involved from all over the world. Elisha Barlow is the Network Coordinator and she explains how it’s changed since it was first thought of.

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Barlow says they’ve created a network to connect organizations and individuals in rural communities across Canada to help develop the arts. She says rural communities face their own set of challenges, so the network is about helping people be successful.

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Barlow says people across the country are already starting to use their first event as a model for their own communities, and she explains what makes SPARC so big,

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To find out more about the network and how to get involved, visit their website by clicking here. Barlow says they are looking into another Symposium event which she says won’t happen until Spring 2016.