About Us

2018 Fundraising Campaign

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.

You might ask yourself: "Well, what do I get for my money?". We've thought about that, because it's a hard question. We said to ourselves: "Who are we? What can we offer? What are we good at?" That's when inspiration took over and we realized that we have a cool name, we make pretty good puppet shows and we're great at drinking coffee.

So, for your gracious support, here's the value-exchange proposition we offer:

  1. You get to "Be a Trout" alongside us in our quest to reimagine the art of puppetry.
  2. You are bestowed with a fancy fish name, listed on our website (in two places!), without the hassle or embarssment of an initiation ritual.
  3. Tangible goodwill and appreciation (or bribes) of tickets to see our show, and a coffee mug over which you can ponder the mysteries of the cosmos.
  4. A slip of paper that might keep the tax collector away.

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

In case you were wondering, The Old Trout Workshop is a registered non profit organization (BN:867021529RR0001). Donations can be 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

Donations received directly by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop will receive a tax donation receipt from our office.

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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2017 Fundraising SUCCESS!

Thank you to the following "Trouts" for their support of our 2017 Fundraising Campaign.

 

We smashed our goal of $10,000 to smithereens, raising $11,336!

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns

CKAID

Johanne Daoust

Greg Francis and Jennifer Koshan

Lara King

Doug McKeag

Marilyn Palmer

 

 

 

Bull Trouts ($250 - $499)

James Gottsleig

Duval Lang

Chris Manderson

 

 

Speckled Trouts ($100 - $249)

Leanne Duke

Robert Ohlson

Ruth Kroon

Alli Marshall

 

 

Brook Trouts ($50 - $99)

Davo Brawn

Gerry Burger-Martindale

Sean Carter

Andea deJong

MIchi Galvin

Leroy Parker

Ewa Piorko

Adriana Van Der Heijden

Brigitte Von Rothemburg

 

 

Little Trouts (up to $49)

Amber Anderson

Allison Bernardin

Marilyn Field

Amanda Froehler

Barb Geiger

Tyler Goudie

Elisabeth Hodgkins

Paul Kent

Kye Kocher

Jiehan Qu

Irene Rasetti

Pat Rozitis

Teague Urquhart

Lynn Wilton

Iris Wong

James Zaback

 

Thank you to the following Corporate "Trouts" for their support in 2017

$500 Len, Dave and the whole gang at Coupland-Kramer - CKAID.

 

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Thank you to the following "Trouts" for their support of our 2016 Fundraising Campaign - we raised $8,300!

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns

Terry and Andrea Killackey

Johanne Daoust

James Palmer

Lara King

 

 

Bull Trouts ($250 - $499)

James Gottsleig

Greg Francis and Jennifer Koshan

 

 

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 and Jennifer Koshan

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 and Jennifer Koshan

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 and Jennifer Koshan

 

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 and Jennifer Koshan

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 and Jennifer Koshan

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 2018:

Rainbow Trout: $500 (or more)

  • 4 tickets to the JABBERWOCKY Opening Night Gala: Thursday, February 22, 2018, in Calgary
  • Includes Post-show meet & greet
  • Or, 4 regular adult tickets to JABBERWOCKY in Vancouver, or Calgary on a performance of your choice.
  • Collectable Old Trout coffee mug
  • Web listing
  • Tax Receipt
  • Eternal thanks

 

Bull Trout: $250 - $499

  • 2 regular adult tickets to see JABBERWOCKY in Vancouver or Calgary on a performance of your choice
  • Collectable Old Trout coffee mug
  • Web listing
  • Tax receipt
  • Eternal thanks

 

Speckled Trout: $100 - $249

  • 2 regular adult tickets to see the Preview of JABBERWOCKY in Vancouver (Feb. 6) or Calgary (Feb 21)
  • Collectable Old Trout coffee mug
  • Web listing
  • Tax receipt
  • Eternal thanks

 

Brook Trout: $50 to $99

  • Collectable Old Trout coffee mug
  • Web listing
  • Tax receipt
  • Eternal thanks

Donations of $20 to $49 will receive a tax receipt, web listing and eternal thanks.

 

 

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