Monday, June 2, 2014

UK Tour Update: It's Really Happening!

Well, the flights are booked and the dates are all lined up, so I guess I can finally announce that The Toronto Dreams Project's UK Tour is actually, really, truly happening. Next month, I'll be heading across the Atlantic to leave dreams at Toronto-related historical sites in England and Wales. I'll be there for two weeks: from July 4-19. And while I'm there, I'll leave more than a dozen different dreams at dozens of sites in a dozen different cities, towns and villages.

London, Windsor, Cardiff, Penarth, Whitchurch, Thornbury, Exeter, Budleigh Salterton, Hontion, Buckerell, Dunkeswell, Hemyock... I'll trace stories of Toronto's past from the urban frenzy of Europe's biggest city, to the lush green valleys of South Wales, to the towering cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, to the rolling Blackdown Hills of Devonshire.

As I do, you'll be able to follow along here where I'll be sharing the stories of how the history of our city is tied to the history to those places. From the Englishman who almost became the first President of Canada, to the founder of Toronto facing off against Napoleon, to the Antarctic explorers who nearly froze to death on an infamous expedition to the South Pole.

I'll also be doing lots of tweeting (so be sure to follow me @TODreamsProject) and posting tons of photos to Instagram (also @TODreamsProject) and uploading stuff to my Facebook page, too.

But most importantly! I want to thank everyone who made this possible by contributing to my Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign — and to those who shared it on Facebook and Twitter. This absolutely wouldn't be happening without your support. THANK YOU! And for those of you who picked a perk, I'm hoping to mail them out from across the pond — if not, you can expect them shortly after my return.

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