We're excited to be part of the greater Hamilton community as we try to do our part to make a small difference in the world!
The Origin Story...
How endeavours get started can be a curious and interesting thing. Sometimes it's an intentional outcome, a result of serious brainstorming with a set goal. Sometimes it's those innocuous moments that kick-start something unexpected. Paradigm Shift Productions was definitely the latter.
We were hosting an old friend of Jen's for a few days, a professional musician who had transformed herself from a singer/songwriter focus to an incredible Gaelic singer. When she said she'd love to play a show in Hamilton one day it got us thinking. We mentioned the idea that we would love to have her play at Jen's church and donate the profits to charity, and that was that.
Suddenly a couple of well-intentioned people, with no event management experience (and with a little help from our friends of course), were off and running...
We hope you'll join us on the journey! - Jen & Steve
The rest of the Paradigm Shift Productions story...
Once the idea to hold a concert was hatched, and began to grow, we talked about whether this was just a thing we would do one time, or whether we would want to keep doing stuff. Stuff meaning raising money for local charities and community groups. The concept of future events took hold quickly, and we decided to call ourselves something.
The initial brainstorming involved Jen and Steve, along with input from a friend of Jen's who wanted to help with the concert. After a bit of back-and-forth banter, Steve said he really wanted us to try to make a small difference by changing the current paradigm. A paradigm shift, as the saying goes.
Ta da. Slight variants were tested aloud and then Paradigm Shift Productions (PSP) was born. And given that we intend to continue running events, we took it to the next step and registered ourselves as an official not-for-profit corporation. Our vision is to periodically run fundraising events, be that a concert (à la event #1), a special film screening, a silent auction, a beer festival, a cycling challenge, or ???
We are open to ideas, so don't hesitate to contact us! If you are interested in getting involved somewhow that's amazing too - learn more about how you could help make a difference! As we said, we won't be doing it alone - not even close - but here's a little overview of who Jen & Steve are.