TVO and The Agenda with Steve Paikin invite eastern Ontarians to set the
agenda for reinventing the province

    -  Space still available for daylong citizen workshop taking place on
       February 28 at St. Lawrence College in Brockville from 9 am to 3 pm.
       Pre-register online at
    -  Live, on-location broadcast at the Brockville Arts Centre airs March 1
       at 8 pm on TVO

TORONTO, Feb. 24 /CNW/ - TVO will go for the gold in community engagement this weekend when The Agenda with Steve Paikin will be in Brockville Sunday February 28 and Monday March 1 to hear from citizens in eastern Ontario about how the province is being reinvented in the new economy. The two-day event is designed to put the issues and ideas of area residents front and centre in the discussion beginning with a daylong workshop called AgendaCamp on the Sunday at St. Lawrence College, followed by a live, on-location broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin at the Brockville Arts Centre on the Monday at 8 pm.

What does Ontario need to become a 21st-century powerhouse? Could the new Ontario be a green Ontario? How can your community contribute and benefit. TVO will provide the platform for citizens of eastern Ontario share their ideas about what is needed to move the agenda forward? The unique two-day event is driven by participants whose ideas and discussions at the AgendaCamp will determine the focus of the broadcast the following day.

"This is by far one of the most innovative things I've ever been a part of," says anchor and senior editor Steve Paikin. "We're relying on the enthusiasm and commitment to community along with the local knowledge and experiences of participants to inform us about what's important to them and for them to help shape the program the following day. I'm looking forward to meeting and talking to people from across eastern Ontario on Sunday and to a lively discussion on Monday."

Some registered participants at the Brockville AgendaCamp include:

      -  David Henderson, Mayor of Brockville
      -  Ann Weir, Economic and Development Coordinator, Untied Counties of
         Leeds & Grenville
      -  Matthew Raby, Project Coordinator of the United Way's "Moving Here,
         Staying Here" project
      -  Pam Staples, Cultural and Events Coordinator - Economic Development,
         Town of Gananoque

"TVO is part of the social fabric of Ontario," says TVO's Chief Executive Officer, Lisa de Wilde. "And our On the Road events are all about building cohesive communities by enabling a province-wide conversation on what we need to become a global leader for the 21st century. It's a great example of what makes public television in Ontario so unique: our goal is to make a positive difference in people's lives."

To participate in and propose a session for AgendaCamp, or for free tickets to be part of the live audience the following day, go to to register.

Following Brockville, The Agenda with Steve Paikin On the Road tour will continue in Timmins on March 21 and 22.

About TVO

TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. For more information, visit

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.


For further information: For further information: Media contacts: Paul Ginis, TVO Communications, (416) 484-2600 x2445,; Angela Garde, TVO Communications, (416) 484-2600 x2305,

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