The Baked Ham Community Speaker Series in Sackville

On Friday, February 3rd at 7:30pm, the Baked Ham Community Speakers Series presents another evening of storytelling. Five Sackville residents and one special guest visitor will tell true stories around the loose theme of Leaving Home.

Narrators for the night will be: Amanda Curti, Louise Edwards, Maggie Pitts, Ian Mauro, John Murchie, and Zacharias Kunuk. Our featured orators will spin a range of ten-minute tales about new babies and no running water, Italian grandmothers, lying mothers, pleasure principles, weird science, and straddling the gap between the Stone Age and Digital Age.

Amanda Curti is a student at Mount Allison University; Louise Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Physics at MTA; Ian Mauro is a Canada Research Chair in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change at MTA; John Murchie is the former coordinator of Struts Gallery; and Maggie Pitts is a Geographic Information Systems Analyst.

Special guest Zacharias Kunuk is the Nunavut-based Director of Atanarjuat The Fast Runner. Kunuk is visiting the region under the auspices of Mount Allison’s Centre for Canadian Studies and the Department of Geography and Environment. He will be screening films on February 5th and 6th, details of which can be found on the Mount Allison website.

The Baked Ham takes place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #26, 15 Lorne Street, Sackville, New Brunswick and is open to the public. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 and all proceeds go towards funding future speakers for the Baked Ham Community Speaker Series.

This series hopes to create an informal environment to share ideas and conversation on a variety of topics. Admission is open to the public, though it is a licensed event. Baked Ham is supported by the Owens Art Gallery, Struts Gallery, and CHMA radio, 106.9FM. For more information contact: or You can also visit our Facebook page.