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Collingwood content creators get chance to pitch Bell

An April 30 event, hosted by South Georgian Bay Media Association, supports local content creators with information and a chance to pitch their ideas
A sign on Simcoe Street helps identify the creative district.


Bell Fibe TV1, a leading force in Canadian community television, is calling on Collingwood’s content creators to join in crafting local programming.

Presented by the South Georgian Bay Media Association (SGBMA), this initiative aims to spotlight local talent and stories. Fibe TV1 is dedicated to bringing to life the diverse stories and rich cultural fabric of our communities through compelling video content. 

Event Overview: 

  • Date: April 30, 2024 
  • Time: 10 a.m. - Noon 
  • Location: Simcoe Street Theatre, Collingwood 

In a collaborative effort to cultivate and broadcast the unique narratives within Collingwood and South Georgian Bay, this event promises to connect local content creators with the opportunity to contribute to Fibe TV1's lineup of community-focused programming. 

Event Highlights: 

  • ● 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: This informative session will feature insights from Fibe TV1’s production team, including Supervising Producer John Buffone, Senior Producer Paul Gardner, and Producer Donna Cagnoli. 
  • ● 11 a.m. to noon: Speed Pitch Sessions, a platform for local creators to pitch their concepts directly to the decision-makers at TV1. Availability is limited to 10 slots, assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; pre-registration is required by interested parties. 

A Collaborative Vision: 

The South Georgian Bay Media Association (SGBMA) takes pride in bringing this opportunity to the Collingwood community, aligning with its mission to foster creativity and professional development among media and film artists. Since its establishment in 2015, SGBMA has been a beacon for media arts awareness, offering various services to enhance the skills and visibility of local creators.

Why Participate: 

This initiative offers an unmatched chance for storytellers and visionaries to see their work reach a broader audience through Fibe TV1’s platform, renowned for its commitment to local, original content that resonates with viewers across Canada. It represents a stepping stone for those looking to make an impact with their creative expressions, supported by the guidance and expertise of industry professionals. 

Get Involved: 

For more details on the event and to register, please visit