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.

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, 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.


We'd be ever so grateful for your support. 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 conveniently located Canada Helps logo.

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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Our Trout Family

We smashed our 2017 goal of $10,000 to smithereens, raising $11,336!


Many thanks to the following "Trouts" for their support in 2017-18.

Rainbow Trouts ($500+)

Grant Burns


Johanne Daoust

Greg Francis & Jennifer Koshan

Lara King

Doug McKeag

Marilyn Palmer


Bull Trouts ($250 - $499)

James Gottselig

Duval Lang

Chris Manderson


Speckled Trouts ($100 - $249)

Leanne Duke

Robert Ohlson

Ruth Kroon

Alli Marshall

Kelly Swart-Davis & Loran Davis

Anne Underwood

Little Trouts (up to $49)

Amber Anderson

Allison Bernardin

James Bradbury

Marilyn Field

Amanda Froehler

Barb Geiger

Tyler Goudie

Elizabeth Hodgkins

Paul Kent

Chelsea King

Elvyra Krausas

Kye Kocher

Maria Meijer

Judi Meyer

Jesse Meyers

Jiehan Qu

Irene Rasetti

Pat Rozitis

Joshua Stretch

Heinz K. Unger

Teague Urquhart

Lynn Wilton

Iris Wong

Shelley Youngblut

James Zaback

Brook Trouts ($50 - $99)

Davo Brawn

Gerry Burger-Martindale

Sean Carter

Andea deJong

Michi Galvin

Nikki Loach

Leroy Parker

Steve Pearce

Ewa Piorko

Becky Scott

Adriana Van Der Heijden

Brigitte Von Rothemburg