Friday, August 27, 2010

Muskoka Tweets.

Muskoka Bear Wear posted a link to an article on twitter this morning that discusses some businesses in Muskoka using twitter! 

Mike Laba, the owner of the Muskoka Brewery (delicious) said "dedicating time to social marketing can translate into real opportunity and revenue"... smart man!

Take a look at the article HERE!

Have a happy, happy weekend!

-- Becky :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Are you ready for a CreativeSHIFT in Muskoka?

Check out our conference website - - we are looking for sponsors, community organizations, volunteers, and everything else under the sun!

Want to get involved?
Drop me a line at ...

Looking forward to it!

Happy Wednesday,

-- Becky :)

Friday, August 20, 2010


It is Friday....that calls for a QUOTE!

"Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future."-- James Bertrand

I believe in that, so much.
Do you?

This weekend, Creative Paths is sharing a booth with the Hunstville Arts Society at the Hunstville Sidewalk Days! Make us a visit and learn more about CP, and the SHIFT Conference.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

It's going to be a real fun day!
Be there, or be square?

Have a great weekend!
-- Becky :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Brunswick in the 21st Century

New Brunswick is a province that doesn't cross my mind too often. I have driven past it on various occasions and this time last year, I stopped in to check out their famous tourist stop "Magnetic Hill". I also applied for a job there once.

I am positive there is nothing wrong with New Brunswick. It is a beautiful place. It just has never been at the top of my list.

Today, my feelings have changed.

As you can imagine, I believe that properly preparing students for the future is highly important. Times have changed and the education system has to change with it. Unfortunately, the system is changing a littttle bit slower than I would like to see.

So, what does NB have to do with this?
A video was posted on Twitter today by ArtsSmarts, documenting how the New Brunswick education system is putting their focus into 21st Century skills. It is an exciting video to watch, and I hope every other Province and Territory get on board soon..

Check it out HERE.

High five New Brunswick!

-- Becky :)

Friday, August 13, 2010


So, we have been talking a lot about how important social media is around here...but, have you ever considered it to be a potential life saver?

I just read an article about the awful mudslides taking place in China right now - 1500 people are dead and various others are missing. Sad.

The article suggested that social media is now a reliable source for responding to emergency requests...makes sense to me! Afterall, the very first thing I did after I felt my house in Oakville shake last month (remember that little earthquake?) was go on twitter. I found various friends, and people that I follow, tweeting and re-tweeting information, questions etc. It amazes me how fast information can travel.

Now, did you know that the Chinese government have banned the use of Google (what!?!), Facebook and Twitter?

As mentioned in the article, here are some examples of when social media saved the day...
"•In Australia, two girls were trapped in a storm drain. They updated their Facebook statuses, and a classmate saw the news and contacted help.

•In Atlanta, a man tweeted about a woman needing medical assistance. He entered the exact intersection, and emergency services responded.

•In Canada, a woman was trapped under rubble from an earthquake. She texted for help, thereby alerting authorities."
Social media is truly an amazing tool, and it can save lives.

China, what are you doing?!?!?!

Happy Friday!
-- Becky :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Creativity Workshop at Huntsville Public Library

Ruth Cassie's enthusiasm to share her talent, humour, and creativity is infectious. She demonstrated to young people just how much fun it can be to communicate your ideas though music. Performing songs from her debut album - Ivan Blackbird's Story - she also discussed her influences, her creative process, and also provided insights to various aspects of the music industry.  It was a treat for all in attendance. Ruth is a true creative inspiration to us all!


It has been quite a busy week here at Creative Paths Headquarters!

As I have mentioned previously, we have been planning the SHIFT Conference which is taking place on October 29th 2010 at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge.

We are really excited that we have secured a name, a speaker and some great community partners! It is time for a creativity SHIFT in Muskoka...don't ya think? Oh boy!

If you have any interest in getting involved with the SHIFT Conference, send me an e-mail at

Details to come (soon)! Cheers!

-- Becky :)

Friday, August 6, 2010


Just a little inspiration for you on this lovely Friday afternoon!

Happy weekend! Enjoy the sunshine.

-- Becky :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Are you?

Check out this great article HERE answering the question "Are You Part of the Creative Class?"... what do you think?

"There are many paths to join the creative class. Membership is open."

Speaking of creativity, we have some exciting updates to share soon in regards to our conference happening in the fall... isn't it lovely when things start coming together?

Oh boy, I can't wait to spill the beans!

-- Becky :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Innovative Youth!

I saw this headline '15-Year-Old Turns 1972 VW Beetle Into Electric Car' this morning and was quite intrigued.

Now here we have a teenager from Oregon who really knows how to be creative, innovative and is an 'outside of the box' thinker!

I really wish he could make a whole bunch of these and get it on the market. I would be first in line to make the purchase (...if I could afford it).

Check out the whole story HERE!

-- Becky :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Revitalizing Downtown!

I am currently sitting in the hustling & bustling Huntsville library. We are running a creativity workshop here today with Ruth Cassie from 12 - 1 p.m. for TEENS.

I don't have too much time for blogging, but I came across THIS article in the Globe and Mail this morning.

Interesting stuff.

Hope your weekend was long and fabulous!

-- Becky :)