About Us

2016 Fundraising Campaign 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 2014-15 fundraising goal was: $18,000 and we're happy to report WE DID IT!

Many thanks to all you "Trouts" who have helped us raise $19,962!

We are ever so grateful for your support.

- See more at: http://www.theoldtrouts.org/index.html#sthash.rXOvc3Tz.dpuf

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 2014-15 fundraising goal was: $18,000 and we're happy to report WE DID IT!

Many thanks to all you "Trouts" who have helped us raise $19,962!

We are ever so grateful for your support.

- See more at: http://www.theoldtrouts.org/index.html#sthash.rXOvc3Tz.dpuf

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.

Friends: Our goal for this season was to raise the little teensy tiny amount of $12,000. So far, some wonderful people have contributed $2,000.

Through our volunteer board and a generous supporter we have the ability to match your donation up to another $5,000! Yup - we can double your money!
 
So we're respectfully asking for your help to raise $5,000, pronto. You raise it. We match it. And voila - $10,000 for the eternal art of puppetry. Can it be done?  Yes it can!
 
Your support does a lot of things:

  1. You would "Be a Trout", with a fancy fish name.
  2. You be be a hero alongside us in our quest to build and tour our new show.
  3. Trouts (like you) can receive tickets to see the "New Show" in 2017.

Look to the left, it's all listed there. We'd be ever so grateful for your supprt. Every little bit counts.

UPDATE; As of September 30, Trout Friends have contributed $3,100.

We've matched it for a total (so far) of $6,200!

We're almost there friends. Just $1,900 to go from friends, which we will match to reach our goal.

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 "Trouts" for their support of our 2016 Fundraising Campaign - so far we've raised $2,100 and have another $5,000 waiting in matching funds

 

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns

Terry and Andrea Killackey

Johanne Daoust

James Palmer

Lara King

 

 

Bull Trouts ($250 - $499)

James Gottsleig

Greg Francis

 

 

Speckled Trouts ($100 - $249)

Jennifer Robbins

Dale Lee Kwong

Sylvia Ziemann

Adriana Van Der Heijden

Leanne Duke

Christina Hatton

Sandra Engstrom

Daniel Grassick

Tanya Gold

 

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Thank you to the following "Trouts" for their support of our 2014-15 Fundraising Campaign - we raised $19,962!

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns

Johanne Daoust

Terry and Andrea Killackey

Greg Francis

Mark Borowski

Duval Lang

Paul Beique

Marilyn Palmer

Lara King

 

 

Bull Trouts ($250 - $499)

Vanessa Porteous

Hugh Thomas

Roma Jurgens

Dana Chittick

Toby Malloy

Ian Walsh

Kelly MacDougall

Carolin Reid

Christina Marta

 

 

Speckled Trouts ($100 - $249)

Kelly-Ann Fenney

Crystal Wierl

Robert Gray

Norm Hopkins

Brenda Bilash

Jackie Engstrom

Bob Edmunds

Robin Turner

Susan McGuire

Blake O'Brien

Andrea Shalanski

Sandra Engstrom

 

 

Brook Trouts ($50 - $99)

Karen Duke

Marilyn Field

Linda Soltesz

Lizabeth Hedstrom

 

 

Up to $49

Steven Seldon

Manoa Friedson

 

DivideThank you to the following Individual "Trouts" for their support of our 2013-14 Fundraising Campaign - we raised $8,390!

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" in 2016:

Rainbow Trout: $500 (or more)

  • 4 tickets to the "New Show" Opening Night Gala - March 2017
  • Post-show meet & greet

 

Bull Trout: $250 - $499

  • 4 tickets to the "New Show"
  • March 2017, Calgary

 

Speckled Trout: $100 - $249

  • 2 tickets to the "New Show"
  • March 2017, Calgary

 

Brook Trout: $50 to $99

  • Web listing
  • Eternal thanks

Donations $25 and over will receive a tax receipt.

 

 

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