Ontario Puppetry Association   Profile

O.P.A. BOARD OF TRUSTEES (2006)

President  - Phil Arnold  PArnold@fanshawec.ca
Vice President -  Mike Harding  mike@applefun.ca
Membership Convener -   Dahlia Katz  -  dkwildflower@hotmail.ca
Treasurer - Johan Vandergun  lampoon@connection.com
OPAL Editor - Mike Artelle  - www.webruler.com/artellephant

Members at Large  -   Jamie Ashby -  jamie.ashby@utoronto.ca                                                             
                                    David Smith - dsmith@kos.net

THE ONTARIO PUPPETRY ASSOCIATION
CELEBRATED ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2006
AT THE CELEBRATE THE PUPPET CONFERENCE
IN LONDON, ONTARIO, JULY 27 TO 30, 2006

   This web page  and our newsletter  the OPAL connects you with other puppeteers  in Ontario regardless of location.  The yearly meetings and occasional special events provide the opportunity to socialize and exchange ideas. Our membership is being rejuvenated with an influx of  talented young professionals and puppet practitioners.
   Here  is an opportunity for you to connect with other puppeteers and puppet enthusiasts and take part in  the growth and expansion of this very addictive art form!    Puppets can be anything, say anything and do anything.The only limit is your magination. We invite you to support the growth of this ancient, yet most contemporary art.

    Established in 1956 and incorporated in 1972, the Ontario Puppetry Association has been recognized both nationally, in the USA and  abroad as the prime organization promoting puppetry arts in the Province of Ontario.

  The  extensive OPA collection of Canadian and International puppets from its now defunct Puppet Centre was donated to the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull in 1995 where it has been catalogued and  a  considerable portion of it professionally exhibited over the past few years.
The OPA collection has now become a gift to all of Canada and is available to researchers and the public for the foreseeable future.
You can now see some of the OPA collection on the Museum's web site :
http://www.civilization.ca/arts/ssf/ssf00eng.html
   

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