2019-20 Review



It was a busy year until… it wasn’t. In addition to pivoting our Puppet Power 2020 conference to be completely an online event here below are some of our key activities.
Read Annual Report here.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Wendy took the Indigenous Relations Training Program at University of Calgary
  • We welcome Nik, Sara and Barb to start work with WPTS
  • Courage Journey Exhibit toured venues in SE Alberta managed again through by TREX
  • Participated in a rainy but still rainbow colourful Pride Festival at Princes Isl. Park
  • Wendy presented at the Canadian Arts and Learning conference in Winnipeg
  • Barb was at Canadian Mental Health – Youth Summit
  • Allan presented at Canadian Art Therapy Association conference
  • Puppets Popped up at Market Collective in December
  • Wendy helped students make marionettes for St John’s Schola School production of the Sound of Music Puppets – they bore little resemblance to the famous Bil Baird puppets. 🙂
  • Wendy did Artists in Residences at Cambrian Height School & Jennie Elliot
  • Allan, Jenne and Barb ran Courage Journey workshops at Haysboro School.
  • Wendy did workshops and filming up in Yellowknife to support NWT Literacy’s Dental Hygiene pilot puppet program.
  • Puppet Power 2020 pivoted to become a 100% online conference. Erin did a stellar job on coordinating logistics and overseeing tech.
  • Allan supervised MRU students in the Bachelor of Child Studies program.
  • WPTS board continued working on with Governance Policy Manual including accounting procedures.
  • We completed and Barb led teacher testing for our Online course Playing with Shadows working with Onlea, Edmonton, as developers.
  • We asked Mayor Nenshi proclaim World Puppetry Day
  • We worked with students from the Haskayne School of Management on case studies for Digital Delivery

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