“Summer has a flavour like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.”
~ Oprah

Summer Greetings!

I am enjoying the sun-shiny days and hope you are too! What a magical place we live in, with long sandy beaches, beautiful trails through forests, and colourful sunsets. Speaking of magic…

This week we had our first Youth Theatre Camp of the summer with a group of twelve young actors ages 7-11. We explored performance skills such as memorization, diction and character development. At the end of the week the talented group presented Thumbelina: A Mini-Musical to their friends and families. Thanks to Gray Hagen and Sheilagh Woods who were this week’s helpers.

For those who missed our Annual General Meeting, we were thrilled to welcome Stephen Findlay and Jessica Carter to our board of directors. Jessica first appeared with South Shore Players as Ida in See How They Run. Since then she has had roles in three other local theatre productions. Stephen has an extensive background in theatre and film, with a focus on choreography. He led a fantastic improv workshop for South Shore Players in 2019. We look forward to working with Jessica and Stephen over the coming years.

It was also announced at the AGM that Dayle Crouse has recently resigned from the board. Dayle has done an incredible job heading our costume department over the past five years and we are grateful for her significant contribution. We wish her the best and hope to see her back at SSP in the future!

Our return-to-the-stage production of Canada’s Ocean Playground is coming up the last weekend of November and first weekend of December. Stay tuned for details on the dates, times and location. If you are interested in helping out with the show, please contact director Jon Allen (ina.jonny87@gmail.com) for volunteer opportunities.


Colleen Naomi
Artistic Director
South Shore Players

Summer Sillies:
Why didn’t the sun go to college? He already had a million degrees.
What do you call a cantaloupe in a kiddie pool? A watermelon.
Why does a seagull fly over the sea? Because if it flew over the bay, it would be a baygull.
What kind of tree fits in your hand? A palm tree!