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In Recognition

Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers (District 3’s submission for the 2017 “Service to Others” Provincial Grant) New Season Here we are finishing another incredible year of theatre, July 1st, by winning a $100.00, 1st place prize with our parade float, “The Good, the Bad and the Time Lord”. ELREP members dressed up in costumes from the show. Dr. Who, and his companion Mal and Maleficent her mother, were in the Tardis at the rear of the float and Captain Kirk, Chekov and Sulu were on the Bridge of the Enterprise on the front. Walkers wore western garb including my dog Odin who won 2nd place, $25.00 for best dressed walker. He had on Canada Day flags and scarves with his western vest and cowboy hat. Everyone else had Canada Day caps on celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. A new year starts in September, when we will be creating new shows for this coming season. We will never be able to out do our last two shows, since they were the biggest, best productions we have ever done. Our problem right now is storage space for all our costumes and puppets from the last 5 years. It is time to recycle and reuse. We have over $10,000.00 worth of costumes and huge puppets of every kind. So this year we will work on integrating fairy tales and stories for children that we can easily transport to schools and places out of our area of Elliot Lake. I love to mishmash stories similar to the Broadway show “Into the Woods”, where princes and princesses, witches, and wolves will have a chance to tell their own stories. The key here being that children will get interested in reading where the actual stories came from, whether it be Jules Verne, Tarzan, or Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan. Our stories, full of imagination, are boundless. This year our focus will be on travelling our puppet productions and getting our name out in Northern Ontario. Linda Duke, an Elliot Lake artist and donor to ELREP, told me this summer that she thought our shows were incredible! Our group is made up of all special needs and she couldn’t believe that I could get them to do the things they did in our shows. My group constantly amazes me too. As director, I push them to perform and do things they never imagined they could do. Now it’s time to do a better job of selling ourselves to the public and getting them to come out and see our shows. It is time to break down the barriers of prejudice and view all people including those with special needs as people who can be truly special people in their own right. ELREP’s motto is: We teach, We strive to do the Best We Can Be and We believe in Fun, Imagination and want others to be a part of Our Dream. From Director Liz Kanski
© RTO / ERO District 3 Legal Notice       Human Rights Statement  

In Recognition

Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers (District 3’s submission for the 2017 “Service to Others” Provincial Grant) New Season Here we are finishing another incredible year of theatre, July 1st, by winning a $100.00, 1st place prize with our parade float, “The Good, the Bad and the Time Lord”. ELREP members dressed up in costumes from the show. Dr. Who, and his companion Mal and Maleficent her mother, were in the Tardis at the rear of the float and Captain Kirk, Chekov and Sulu were on the Bridge of the Enterprise on the front. Walkers wore western garb including my dog Odin who won 2nd place, $25.00 for best dressed walker.  He had on Canada Day flags and scarves with his western vest and cowboy hat. Everyone else had Canada Day caps on celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. A new year starts in September, when we will be creating new shows for this coming season. We will never be able to out do our last two shows, since they were the biggest, best productions we have ever done. Our problem right now is storage space for all our costumes and puppets from the last 5 years. It is time to recycle and reuse. We have over $10,000.00 worth of costumes and huge puppets of every kind. So this year we will work on integrating fairy tales and stories for children that we can easily transport to schools and places out of our area of Elliot Lake. I love to mishmash stories similar to the Broadway show “Into the Woods”, where princes and princesses, witches, and wolves will have a chance to tell their own stories. The key here being that children will get interested in reading where the actual stories came from, whether it be Jules Verne, Tarzan, or Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan. Our stories, full of imagination, are boundless. This year our focus will be on travelling our puppet productions and getting our name out in Northern Ontario. Linda Duke, an Elliot Lake artist and donor to ELREP, told me this summer that she thought our shows were incredible! Our group is made up of all special needs and she couldn’t believe that I could get them to do the things they did in our shows. My group constantly amazes me too. As director, I push them to perform and do things they never imagined they could do. Now it’s time to do a better job of selling ourselves to the public and getting them to come out and see our shows. It is time to break down the barriers of prejudice and view all people including those with special needs as people who can be truly special people in their own right. ELREP’s motto is: We teach, We strive to do the Best We Can Be and We believe in Fun, Imagination and want others to be a part of Our Dream. From Director Liz Kanski