Helping Carousel Players give the gift of theatre

Social Hour, Play Readings, Silent Auction

The annual Carousel Caravan is an evening of performances, music, and silent auction that raises funds to give the gift of live theatre to schools with limited resources. The event also raises funds for our new play development program, which supported the creation of four of the six plays produced in recent seasons.

YOU CAN HELP!

Donate your talent, product, or services to our Silent Auction table by contacting Lauren Hundert at 905-682-8326 x22. Each year, we look to generous individual and business for support through the donation of gift certificates, products, or services. In appreciation of your support, Carousel Players will acknowledge you or your business on our silent auction table, website, and in our annual report.

Make a cash donation to support Carousel’s work online.

Attend Carousel Caravan and enjoy food, wine, and performances while helping Carousel Players raise funds to bring theatre to schools with limited resources. Tickets can be purchased from Carousel Players Board Members or online.

Thank you to all our Caravan guests and donors for supporting Carousel Players and the young people of Niagara!

Venue Sponsor

Hernder Estate Wines

Silent Auction Donors

98 Hearts Crafting, Art Gallery of Ontario, Barb Blain, Beatties Basics, Bibelot Design Studio, Bird Kingdom, Bistro Mirepoix, Blyth Festival, Boston Pizza, Bugsy’s Poor House, Café Amore, Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Stage Company, Carolyn Mackenzie, Carousel Players, Chip N’ Charlies, Chorus Niagara, Coppola’s, Craig Maguire, Debbie Sawchuk RMT, Drayton Entertainment, Electric Moon Theatre Company, Essential Collective Theatre, Evolution Spa and Salon, Fibre Garden, Firehall Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Food Basics, Foster Festival, Garden City Productions, Glenn McCann, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Greaves Jam, Gryphon Ridge Highlands, Harbourfront Centre, Hernder Estate Wines, Honey’s Fashions, Irish Design, Jean Rumney, Just Christmas, Keith Tait, Kelly Wolf, Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse, Kevin Hobbs & Kim Van Stygeren, Lancaster Brooks & Welch, Lina Linguini’s Pasta & Grill, Mac Hillier,  Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Melanie MacDonald, Meridian Centre, Midas, Music Niagara, Native Earth Performing Arts, Niagara College Brewery and Winery, Niagara Ice Dogs, Niagara Falls Art Gallery, Niagara River Lions, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Niagara Wine Festival, Odette Yazbeck & Savanna Krantz, Old Spaghetti Factory, Ontario Science Centre, Paddy Parr, Penner MacKay, PetSmart, Picard’s, Pippa & Peach Boutique, Ravine Winery, Reio Realty, Revalee Brunch Café, Roberto’s Pizza Passion, Sandtrap Pub & Grill, Sarah Lynch, Second City, Shaw Festival, Showboat Festival Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Sparrow Pottery,  Stan Rogal and Jacquie Jacobs, Starbucks, Stratford Festival, Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, Tarragon Theatre, The Boot Shop, The Calming Tree Yoga Studio, The Grand Theatre, The Office Tap & Grill, The Upper Deck, The Works, Theatre Aquarius, Theatre Orangeville, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Thundering Waters Golf Course, Timeless Treasures, Toronto Fringe Festival, Upper Canada Cheese, Urban Cravings Salad Bar, Vine Floral, Vintage Inns, Wellington Court, White Oaks Conference & Resort Spa, Yellow Door Theatre Projects, Young People’s Theatre.

Costume Ball Donors

  Huggaloops, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Mastermind Toys, Royal Ontario Museum, Safari Niagara, St Catharines Downtown Association

The 2017 Carousel Caravan took place on October 26. The evening featured the announcement of our Norah Morgan Award, the introduction of our incoming Artistic Director, and readings from three new plays in development.

Thanks to the support of our generous donors and patrons, Carousel Players raised more than $12,000 so that we can offer ten performances to schools with limited resources and continue developing new plays for young audiences.

Caravan supporters also donated $1,500 to the Debra McLauchlan Memorial Fund, which funds our artist-in-the-classroom program, Playlinks.

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Caravan for helping Carousel Players bring the magic of theatre to the young people of Niagara and beyond!

Food & Drink Sponsors
The Office Tap & Grill, Café Gatti, The Heat is On Catering, The Water Superstore Inc

Caravan 2017 Silent Auction Donors
Arlene Copland, Barb Gailbraith, Barbara Blain, Beatties Basics, Bird Kingdom,
Bistro Mirepoix, Blyth Festival, Boston Pizza, Bugsy’s Pour House, Butler’s Bar & Grill,
Canadian National Exhibition, Carolyn Mackenzie, Cat’s Caboose, Chorus Niagara,
Connie Paul, Cows Niagara, Dawn Bergmann, Delta London Armouries Hotel,
Department of Dramatic Arts – Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts,
Drayton Entertainment, Essential Collective Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Foster Festival, Garden City Essentials, Ginger’s Restaurant, Glenn McCann, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Greaves Jams & Marmalades, Grey Borders Press, Gryphon Ridge Highlands, Huggaloops, Irish Design, Jean Rumney, Just Christmas, Kate Baggot, Kath Stewart, Kathy McBride, Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse, Lancaster Brooks & Welch,
Leslie Frankish, Little Divas n Dudes, Mac Hillier, Mastermind Toys, Meridian Centre, Music Niagara, Niagara IceDogs, Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara River Lions, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Niagara Wine Festival, Old Winery Restaurant, Optimal Wellness Niagara, Oscar & Sophia Handmade Wearable, Picard’s Peanuts, Rebecca Baechler, Renaissance Salon, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Safari Niagara, Sande Farrauto, Sandtrap Pub & Grill, Sarah Lynch, Shannon Passero, Shaw Festival, Showboat Festival Theatre, St. Catharines Downtown Association, Stratford Festival,
Suitcase in Point, Tarragon Theatre, The Boot Shop, The Grand Theatre, The Olde Angel Inn, The Upper Deck, Two Broke Knitters, Watering Can, Wellington Court, White Oaks, Yellow Door Theatre Project, Young People’s Theatre

Through the generosity of our many donors and patrons at Carousel Caravan held on October 26th, 2016, Carousel Players was able to give the gift of theatre to 10 Niagara schools with limited resources and invest in the development of 4 new plays this year.

We raised over $13,400 through the generosity of the people who bought tickets, purchased silent auction items or gave a donation that evening.

At Carousel Caravan we were proud to read scenes from 3 plays in development read by performers Deanna Jones, Natasha Mumba, Drew O’Hara, Peyson Rock and playwright Kate Hewlett. At the event attended by over 80 people, we also announced the 2017 Norah Morgan Award nominees.

Through the generosity of our many donors and patrons at Carousel Caravan held on October 28th, 2015, Carousel Players was able to give the gift of theatre to 10 Niagara schools with limited resources and invest in the development of 5 new plays this year. We raised over $11,200 through the generosity of the people who bought tickets, purchased silent auction items or gave a donation that evening. At Carousel Caravan we were proud to introduce our guests to 5 of the 11 performers who will be part of our shows this season and to share scenes from four plays at various stages of development, including a new work by our Playwright in Residence, Jordi Mand.