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In Recognition

 As the 2017-18 Season begins for the Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers, Director Liz Kanski, a retired teacher from Elliot Lake Secondary School was pleased to announce that the Retired Teachers of Ontario granted the group a cheque for $4000.00 under their Project - Service to Others. The grant is for projects that support retired teachers who give back to their community by volunteering their time and expertise to worthy projects in the community. Rich Prophet, President of RTO / ERO in Algoma and his V.P., Kathy Greening, came from Sault Ste. Marie to present the group with the cheque on behalf of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. ELREP spends approximately $7,000.00 for each show. Last year the group put on 2 of the biggest shows they’ve ever done. The shows were so big that they put the shows together at the  Elliot Lake Civic Centre. This year, “A Tale As Old As Time”, will be scaled down so that ELREP can travel with the show the way they did in the past. The money from RTO - ERO is being devoted to a new travelling lighting system and costumes. The Puppeteers plan to travel to all the schools and senior facilities this year, as well as, going to the Soo and Sudbury.   Members are made up of those with disabilities of every kind, from Down Syndrome, Autism, Deaf and Mute. One member is in a wheel chair with spina bifida and ADHD. Every member is unique and special. The group performs together in order to have fun, learn about puppets and theatre. It also teaches audiences about disabilities and how all people, no matter who they are, should be accepted in our communities. This year, the theme of the show, “A Tale As Old As Time” has stories all about prejudice and how we should accept people for who they are, not discriminate against someone because of their nationality, creed, religion, gender, or their looks or mental abilities. They will explore stories like, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Mulan, The Lion and the Mouse, The Ugly Duckling even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A huge Dragon is the Narrator and has problems of his own. Some of the original scripts are about a Girl’s Night Out at the 7 Dwarfs House, where the princesses meet and discuss problems with their love lives, A Tonight Show, where the princes try to get answers for their problems and Speed Dating in the Dungeon Bar and Grill , where evil villains are matched up to see if they are compatible. The final story is about the Dragon & the Princess, with a touch of the Princess and the Pea story thrown in. The shows are always full of music, singing, dance and fun for every age. There are puppets of every kind imaginable.    Thanks to RTO-ERO, Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers will have another successful year of bringing joy to everyone.
Project Service To Others Grant, 2017
© RTO / ERO District 3 Legal Notice       Human Rights Statement  

In Recognition

Project Service To Others Grant, 2017
 As the 2017-18 Season begins for the Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers, Director Liz Kanski, a retired teacher from Elliot Lake Secondary School was pleased to announce that the Retired Teachers of Ontario granted the group a cheque for $4000.00 under their Project - Service to Others. The grant is for projects that support retired teachers who give back to their community by volunteering their time and expertise to worthy projects in the community. Rich Prophet, President of RTO / ERO in Algoma and his V.P., Kathy Greening, came from Sault Ste. Marie to present the group with the cheque on behalf of the Retired Teachers of Ontario. ELREP spends approximately $7,000.00 for each show. Last year the group put on 2 of the biggest shows they’ve ever done. The shows were so big that they put the shows together at the  Elliot Lake Civic Centre. This year, “A Tale As Old As Time”, will be scaled down so that ELREP can travel with the show the way they did in the past. The money from RTO - ERO is being devoted to a new travelling lighting system and costumes. The Puppeteers plan to travel to all the schools and senior facilities this year, as well as, going to the Soo and Sudbury.   Members are made up of those with disabilities of every kind, from Down Syndrome, Autism, Deaf and Mute. One member is in a wheel chair with spina bifida and ADHD. Every member is unique and special. The group performs together in order to have fun, learn about puppets and theatre. It also teaches audiences about disabilities and how all people, no matter who they are, should be accepted in our communities. This year, the theme of the show, “A Tale As Old As Time” has stories all about prejudice and how we should accept people for who they are, not discriminate against someone because of their nationality, creed, religion, gender, or their looks or mental abilities. They will explore stories like, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Mulan, The Lion and the Mouse, The Ugly Duckling even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. A huge Dragon is the Narrator and has problems of his own. Some of the original scripts are about a Girl’s Night Out at the 7 Dwarfs House, where the princesses meet and discuss problems with their love lives, A Tonight Show, where the princes try to get answers for their problems and Speed Dating in the Dungeon Bar and Grill , where evil villains are matched up to see if they are compatible. The final story is about the Dragon & the Princess, with a touch of the Princess and the Pea story thrown in. The shows are always full of music, singing, dance and fun for every age. There are puppets of every kind imaginable.    Thanks to RTO-ERO, Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers will have another successful year of bringing joy to everyone.