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A Place To Call Home

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Pat’s one-man performance piece, A Place To Call Home, transports audiences from their place to his place – the city of Yellowknife and the land of the Northwest Territories. Through story and song, Pat reflects on growing up in this northern mining town. There’s the family cabin; the “shacks and shanties of the Woodyard” in Yellowknife’s Old Town; the eccentric characters, musicians and old timers who called those shacks home; and there’s family, friends and loves, all finding their way as finely crafted bits in this acclaimed production.








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Pat Braden - Shack Tales picture websizeShack Tales praises life in Yellowknife’s Old Town and the lives of Old Towners who while carving out a life for themselves and their families, became legend.  Shack Tales pays tribute to Yellowknife’s colourful history, to generations – past, present and future and to any place where we choose to plant our roots, to raise our families and to grow old.”



Quotation by Peter D. Smith