Our Great Guests

Watch out for that bear!

One of the greatest joy of Snippets of Canada 150 was working with so many wonderful guests! Thanks to all of you for joining in the fun.

Guest Readers
Andrew Leslie is the Member of Parliament for Orleans.
Pamela Sweet, Steven Begg, Kathy Fisher and are OPL Board Trustees.
Marianne Wilkinson is the City Councillor for Ward 4 –Kanata North

Penelope Gould and Josephine Norton are Friends of the Ottawa Public Library volunteers.

Margaret Kirkpatrick, Catherine Seaman, Evelyn Housch, Anna Basile, Shannon MacGilvray, Kristina Roudiy, Kirsten Partanen, Heather Ashe and Valerie Jorgenson are OPL staff.

Professional Artist Readers
John Koensgen, has acted in more than 100 plays, and many films. Since 2006, he is the Artistic Director of New Theatre of Ottawa. In 2001, he received the Ottawa Critics Circle Award for Contribution to English Theatre.

Kate Smith is a well-known local actor currently touring her play Hootenanny to Fringe festivals across Canada. She is also the Artistic Director of the Acting Company and Director of Skeleton Key Theatre.

David daCosta is an actor and musician, who will be seen this summer in Bear and Co’s Romeo and Juliet and Rag & Bone’s A World of Stories at Odyssey.

Brittany Johnston is a young indigenous actor, dancer, and theatre administrator currently getting her MA in theatre from U Ottawa.

Jacqui Du Toit is an international theatrical and movement storyteller from Kimberley, South Africa. Since graduating from the University of Cape Town with a BA in Theatre and Performance in 2005, Jacqui has worked extensively as a professional actress, storyteller and dancer for the past 10 years.

Our last show! Thanks to Sherry Stevens at Centennial Branch.