Our Upcoming Fundraiser, Looking for Baristas and our Alpha Workshop with The Mabin School

As many of you know, we are revamping the Intergalactic Travel Authority to make it as cool as it can be. We want to make our space a truly galactic destination that’ll draw travellers from all over the universe and inspire them to tell their friends about it, too.

We’re are currently meeting with art designers and set decorators to fine-tune the look and feel of the space and planning a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the changes. We have some awesome people helping (thank you if you are one of them!) and, if you’d like to lend a hand, here are the areas we could use some help with:

  • Visual space and an immersive environment including use of video and audio
  • Retail business and sales
  • Coffee shop business and sales
  • Events and space rentals
  • Communications

Thank you to everyone who’s been so helpful so far in this process!

Under the Portal Fundraising Event

Under the portal

We’re hosting a fundraiser at Story Planet on Feb 26 with readings, live music by Gavin Gardiner and Edwin Huizinga from The Wooden Sky, wine and beer from Double Trouble Brewing.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase tickets in store or online at storyplanet.ca starting Tuesday, February 10 at 10am.

All proceeds from this event will go toward funding Story Planet’s unique writing and arts programming for kids and teens.

This is a licensed event.

Looking for Baristas to Work in Our Coffee Shop

We’re looking for people who’d like to volunteer as baristas at the Intergalactic Travel Authority. You’ll have fun, get to see how Story Planet works and learn a new life skill!

Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience. We’ll train you! Email Liz (liz@storyplanet.ca) with “Barista” in the subject line for more details.

Our Alpha Workshop with The Mabin School

Last Friday, the grade 4 class from The Mabin Scool came by for an Alpha Workshop. At first, they were totally opposed to writing about romance… but then they ended up writing a beautiful love story about an elephant and a ladybug!

Volunteering on Mondays, Story Club and Mindfulness for Teens Starting next Week

We’re very excited to announce that Story Club is starting back up this week! There’s something about collaborating with people from different parts of the galaxy that make creating that much more fun!
Speaking of collaborating… if you’re interested in volunteering or helping to facilitate our after-school programming on Mondays, let us know!

Story Club

Toronto skyline illustration

Story Club is taking off this Thursday! For the next 6 weeks, the intergalactic travel experts at Story Planet in Toronto and the in-house superheroes from 826NYC in Brooklyn will be working together to publish a duel-city travel guide: The Young Astronaut’s Guide to Toronto/The Young Superhero’s Guide to New York. It’s a truly unique project that we’re absolutely over the moon about!
Story Club is designed for students in grades 3-8 and space is limited. If you’re interested in this program, contact Joe at joe@storyplanet.ca to find out more.

Mindfulness for Teens

Starting next Thursday, February 12, a 5-week introductory mindfulness practice workshop for teens between the ages of 14 and 19 will be running in our space. During this workshop, teens will learn mindfulness practices that will be helpful them manage stress, improve attention and focus and increase overall well being.

The program will be run by Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW, a clinical social worker who has offered numerous mindfulness groups and workshops for teens, adults, children and families. Follow this link to find out more information about this workshop or to register.

Story Planet is not running this program, but we are happy that it is happening in our space!