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Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations Conference

May 28-29, 2016
Kerby Centre, Calgary
Puppet Power is a biennial conference that examines the power of applied puppetry.  Puppet Power 2016’s theme, “connecting generations”, examines the compelling strength of puppetry in advocating, educating and celebrating community connections across generations.  Learn, play, andgalvanize with hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, panels, and more.  A conference for everyone from artists, activists, idea generators, and thought leaders to educators, therapists, and helping professionals. > read more


Weekend, single day and half day registration now available: register today!

Bursaries/Scholarships available for full weekend conference or full day > apply today 


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Would you like to make a few EXTRA BUCKS and support the power of puppetry at the same time? You are invited to become a Puppet Power Conference Affiliate!

For each person you refer you will receive 15% of the ticket value – that’s approximately $60 for a full registration (Sat + Sun), $33 for Saturday single ticket, and $27 for Sunday single ticket – payment will be made after the conference via Paypal. >click for more information

HALF Day Registration for Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations Conference

Can’t make it to this 2 day conference or just interested in one or two sessions?  Half day registration is now available!

Saturday Morning at a Glance


The Saturday morning half day line-up includes: Welcome program, Keynote Speaker Karrie Marshall, and breakout sessions (panels and talks) to choose from.

> see the line-up for all four half day options!


Five Questions with Marla Limousin, Presenter at Puppet Power 2016 :: Connecting Generations Conference

How do you connect generations and/or communities with puppetry?

One of six puppets by Kugaaruk (Pelly Bay) elders, which were mailed to Rhode Island for repairs and seized by U.S. authorities for violating the Marine Wildlife Protection Act. The puppets were later returned (PHO

“Puppetry becomes a medium that generations can connect. In the communities that I have worked in, we have connected artists, youth and Elders to create a common work. I have always focused on the classics so to speak. The Classics are the legends and they are so engaging on so many levels. They teach and entertain at the same time. Some legends explain the world around you, some scare the heck out of you and other are just there to entertain. Through visuals we can interpret language in a 3D format.”

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We are pleased to present two exhibitions at This is My City Festival (TMC), in collaboration with The New Gallery (TNG), United Active Living, and TMC, as a result of our View from the Inside workshops.



photo courtesy of Wanda Martin

TNG +15 Window at Arts Commons
205 – 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Exhibition runs April 3 – May 26
United Active Living at Fish Creek
51 Providence Blvd SE, Calgary (Formerly 146 Av SE)
Exhibition runs April 5 – May 17*
Opening reception: Wed. April 20, 6 – 9 pm, Light refreshments and short program.  Open to the public – everyone welcome.

*Apart from the opening reception, viewing of the exhibition should be made by appointment to: swheeler@unitedactiveliving.com

Participants from Circle of Supports at Boys and Girls Club, Studio C, United Active Living at Garrison Green, and Pathways to Housing at The Alex created a collection of mask-body puppets that reflect their sense of self.  The external mask represents the self we share with the world and the interior of the mask is face we protect, rather than project.  > learn more




Become a Board Member!

volunteerEveryday we see the power of puppetry to effect positive social change! Sparking imagination and creativity in children, helping adults to self-realization and mental well being, galvanizing learning and understanding, encouraging cooperation and communication.
Why would you volunteer? 
•    You believe in what we do and think you have something to offer.
•    There are fun chances for hands on participation.
•    Volunteer experience, especially on a Board of Directors, is valuable for the resume.
•    Great opportunity for networking and making connections
What you would do: 
•    Attend regular board meetings—every twi months—training provided.
•    Participate in some committee work.
•    Time commitment is an average of seven hours per month.
•    Actively promote the work of WP Puppet Theatre in the community.Submit your resume and a brief statement of interest to Wendy Passmore-Godfrey, Artistic Director at wppuppet@telus.net. A phone and live interview follows.



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