Apply for a Free Canada 150 Gray Jay Workshop

THE DEADLINE for applications has now closed.

Results of the application will be communicated by July 27th  2017.

Can my group still participate?

Yes, your non-profit or charitable organization, business, school, or community group can still participate by booking a Canada 150 workshop ($395+GST).  This program is ideal for groups of up to 30 people in Calgary (ie. travel costs for groups outside of Calgary).  The program is suitable for children ages 5+, teens, adults and seniors. Children must participate with an adult.  The group will provide the venue and we will provide all the instruction and supplies for your participants to make their own puppet and participation in the video.  The workshop is 2.5 hours long and can be booked between September 17th to October 22nd 2017.

Please contact if you would like more information or would like to book a Canada 150 workshop.


What if I would like to participate as an individual?

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About the Project

WP Puppet Theatre is creating a community video of a modern day story about Canada’s new avian emblem – the Gray Jay, written by emerging author Aum Nicol.  We are inviting one hundred and fifty or more, local, national and international, participants and their puppets, to read and record the story, one line at a time. Why? We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation! One line for each year.

We will be facilitating Canada 150 workshops for groups of up to 30 people to create their own puppets and participate in the video from September 17th to October 22nd 2017.


This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. 

Cette initiative est rendue possible grâce au Fonds communautaire pour le 150e anniversaire du Canada, qui est une collaboration entre les fondations communautaires canadiennes, le gouvernement du Canada et des leaders extraordinaires de l’Atlantique au Pacifique à l’Arctique.