Friday, 4 November 2016

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

We're saddened to hear of Debra McLauchlan’s sudden passing—a former Theatre Ontario Board member, member and past chair of the Youth Theatre Training Program jury, Chair of the Board of Carousel Players, and a voice for the arts well beyond her work teaching in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. Jane Gardner (GM of Carousel) described her as “a tireless advocate for the arts and the role it plays in schools and lifelong learning. She initiated many dynamic community-based partnerships that have linked educators with arts and heritage organizations in Niagara including Carousel Players, St. Catharines Museum, and Shaw Festival. Together with Carousel Players, Debra helped to launch the annual Norah Morgan Award to celebrate the contributions and achievements of elementary school teachers who have made a strong contribution to the arts in Niagara schools. Debra was a thoughtful, positive force and an inspiring mentor. The arts and education communities have lost a true ally and leader.”  Brock University also reflected on Debra’s to their community.

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I am away next week at the EODL One-Act Festival in Perth, but Ontario Off Stage will return on November 18.

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