About Us

Our 2013-14 Fundraising Campaign is Underway!

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop is a peculiar and wondrous and fragile thing that struggles to exist against great odds -- like, say, a very small flower in a nasty place full of rocks and cruel wind. Except that a very small flower needs sun and a little water now and then whereas the Old Trout Puppet Workshop needs, well, money.

Our 2013-14 fundraising goal is: $8,000. Some of our closest friends committed $2,758 to get us started. And we held ourselves a little fundraiser at the Dolly Wiggler Cabaret in May which raised another $1,800, for a total of $4,558 - taking us halfway there!

Week #1 UPDATE: Some more good friends have chipped in with $1,410

Week #2 UPDATE: We are grateful to receive another $1,530

Week #3 UPDATE: New supporters take us over the top with $892!

GOAL: $8,000

Raised: $8,390: 105% of goal as of July 10, 2014

THANK YOU for helping us reach our goal!

If you would still like to help us and "Become a Trout", we'd be glad to have you join us.

The Old Trout Workshop is a registered non profit organization (BN:867021529RR0001). Old Trout Puppet Workshop donations are processed through Canada Helps, a public charitable foundation providing a donation portal to 80,000 Canadian charities. To make a safe, secure on-line donation, please click on the Canada Helps link below:

Canada Helps

If you have any questions or would care to donate with cash or cheque, please send us an email or give us a call: 403-508-4929

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Thank you to the following Individual "Trouts" for their support of our 2013-14 Fundraising Campaign.

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns

Johanne Daoust

Andrea Killackey

Bob Davis

Lara King

Paul Beique

Len Kraemer and CKAID

Hugh and Karen Balkwill

 

Bull Trouts ($250 - $499)

Greg Francis

Doug McKeag

Christina Marta

Chris Manderson

James Gottselig

 

Speckled Trouts ($100 - $249)

Cimmeron Meyer

Duval Lang

James Davidge

Roisin Hutchinson

Hugh Thomas

Andrea Shalanski

Paul Tanguay

 

Brook Trouts ($50 - $99)

Jennifer Robbins

 

Up to $49

Allison Yauk

Amadine Rajon

Geoffrey Berner

 

 

$1,800 - Dolly Wiggler Cabaret and CAOS

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Thank you to the following Individual "Trouts" for their support in 2012-13

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns

Johanne Daoust

Greg Francis

 

Bull Trouts ($200 - $499)

Nick Di Gaetano

Doug McKeag

 

Speckled Trouts ($50 - $199)

Sarah Adams

Peter Balkwill

James Davidge

Wilma Di Gaetano

Leanne Duke

Jason Howse

Andrea Shalanski

 

Brook Trouts (up to $49)

Steven Kenderes

Thank you to the following Corporate "Trouts" for their support in 2012-13

$15,000+ Business for the Arts “ArtsVest” Program

$10,000 - Probeauco Inc

$5,000 - Coupland-Kraemer (CKAID)

$500 - Calgary Animated Objects Society (CAOS)

 

 

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Thank you to the following Individual "Trouts" for their support in 2011-12

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Mitch Craib

Terry Killackay

Cimmeron Meyer

Gwen Murray

 

Bull Trouts ($200 - $499)

Michael and Sandy Greene

Phil Boname

Roger and Jeanne Bruntjen

Duval Lang

 

Speckled Trouts ($50 - $199)

James Palmer

LInda Johnson

Diane ARguss

Kelly Robinson

Greg Francis

Blake O'Brien

C. Mckercher

James Gottsleig

Vanessa Porteous

Andrea Bettie

Leanne Duke

Jason Howse

Steve Kenderes

James Davidge

Wilma Di Gaetano

Amber Anderson

 

Brook Trouts (up to $49)

V. Mckercher

Cassandra Christie

Mealnie McNeil

Steve Torgerson

Thank you to the following Corporate "Trouts" for their support in 2011-12

$15,000 + Business for the Arts Artsvest Program

$5 000 -

  • Marilyn Palmer, Phillippe Boname with Steve Carruthers and Robin Turner
  • Len Kraemer and CKAID

$1 000:

  • Hearth and Home Fireplace Specialties
  • Big Rock Brewery
  • Calgary Animated Objects Society

$250 - $999

  • Beyond Foam Insulation
  • Frosst Books

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Thank you to the following Individual "Trouts" for their support in 2010-11 towards our creation of Ignorance

Cro-Magnon ($500 +):

Hugh and Karen Balkwill

Johanne Daoust

Marilyn Palmer
Terry Killackey

Lara King

Grant Burns
Sybil Palmer
Roger & Jeanne Bruntjen

Homo Erectus ($200 - $499):

James Drake

Greg Francis

Michael and Sandi Greene

Philippe Boname
James Palmer
Kelly Robinson

Fairly Intelligent Ape (up to $199):

Paul Tanguay

In Honor of Pam Pouliot
Diane Aguss
Linda Johnson
Blake O'Brien

Help the Trouts

 

"Trout Puppets Break all the Rules."
- The Calgary Herald

 

Here's What it Means to "Be a Trout":

Rainbow Trout: $500 (or more)

  • 2 tickets to our private screening of our film: From Naughty to Nice, Fall 2014
  • 2 tickets to see Famous Puppet Death Scenes, Spring 2015
  • DVD Copy of From Naught to Nice
  • Name listing and tax receipt


Bull Trout: $250 - $499
  • 2 tickets to see Famous Puppet Death Scenes, Spring 2015
  • DVD Copy of From Naught to Nice
  • Name listing and tax receipt

 

Speckled Trout: $100 - $249

  • DVD Copy of From Naught to Nice
  • Name listing and tax receipt


Brook Trout: $50 - $99
  • Name listing and tax receipt

We are happy to accept donations less than $50, and provide you with a name listing.

However, only donations $50 and over will receive a tax receipt.

 

 

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