Canada 150 Video

WP Puppet Theatre is marking Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation with a community video about Canada’s new (unofficial) avian emblem – the gray jay.  WP Puppet commissioned emerging Calgary writer Ken Lee to write a 150-line story, The Gray Jay and the Magpie, which was read and recorded on film by over one hundred and fifty, local, national and international participants of all ages, and their puppets, one line at a time.  Would you like to see the results of our Canada 150 project?  Join us at our screening event (see below) or see the video on YouTube in December!  Sign up for our e-newsletter to get the links to our video in or check back here in December.


The Gray Jay and The Magpie Screening & Reception

Sunday, Nov. 26, 1-3pm
(screenings at 1:10 and 2:10)
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library
616 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2

FREE (no tickets required, all welcome)

Drop by the John Dutton Theatre in the Central Calgary Public Library anytime between 1-3pm (screenings at 1:10pm and 2:10pm).

You are invited to the World Premiere screening of The Gray Jay and the Magpie. WP Puppet has commissioned emerging writer Ken Lee from Calgary to write a 150-line story to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation #Canada150. Over 150 local, national, and international participants of all ages took part in the video by making a puppet and having their puppet read one line of the story. Come to our screening event to see the results! We will also have puppet making, creative activities, and cupcakes! Writer, participants, and puppets will be in attendance.