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Stand-Up Comedy Workshop

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STAND-UP 101 with Dawn Whitwell
Saturday October 1st – 12:00 – 6:00 pm
$30.00
Sponsored by the Athol Recreation Committee

Tickets are online at:  https://torontosketchfest.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Fd000000hLW3CEAW
Ever wanted to try stand-up comedy? Now’s your chance to learn from the best. Dawn Whitwell is a pro comic who has taught hundreds of people getting their start in stand-up through her “Comedy Girl” series which has been featured on CBC Radio and in The Globe and Mail.

Discover how to generate presmises, and learn the fundamentals of joke writing in this hands-on, fun and friendly full-day workshop. No experience necessary – ladies, men, teens, adults welcome!

Registration is limited to 12 participants. REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26th.

DAWN WHITWELL has been featured on Comedy Now!, and as a regular on The Jon Dore Television Show. Currently she produces and hosts Dawn Patrol, one of Toronto’s most popular weekly shows. Dawn was thrilled this year to be featured at Just For Laughs in Montreal, airing on CBC this summer. Whitwell was also featured last year at JFL42 as one of the 42, performing her solo show, which was picked for Top 10 of the festival by The Toronoist. Dawn was also nominated by NOW Magazine readers for Best Female Stand UP. Recently Dawn was part of the main cast for the lesbian dramedy Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist, a staff writer for Baroness von Sketch Show on CBC, and is currently writing on season 2 of the acclaimed sketch series. Dawn is also known as the founder of Comedy Girl, and has taught stand-up comedy to hundreds of women.

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Yoga with Carrie is back at the town hall in Cherry Valley  starting September 22nd for  6 week period.  $5 per class.

Thursdays 5:30-6:45 pm

Drop in

Matts supplied

All levels!

Namaste!

A note from Carrie:

Yoga is an exploration of self and I encourage my students to turn their attention inward to understand what is real for them in each moment. I started practicing yoga in 1995 with the news of my first pregnancy. Looking for something that would stretch & strengthen my newly forming body, relax my mind and ease the anxiety of childbirth; yoga was the perfect fit. Many years later, as a hatha yoga instructor, my vision is to create an open and safe environment in which new and experienced students can comfortably practice.
Students will learn to establish a rhythm using breath and movement while becoming aware of their bodies and creating stillness within their minds. Connecting with their inner messenger and learning how to nurture themselves. Carrie

For more information on Carrie and her yoga practice go to http://www.lightlaughlove.com

 

Fun for ALL!

 

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Lead organizer of the event Donna Kaye having way too much fun herself with friends!

 

Thanks to Donna Kaye and Janet Davies for putting on a great Playday for the kids of the County. There was lots to do, lots to learn and a great show by the Campfire Crew!  As you can see from the photos below fun was had by kids both big and small.  Big thanks to Ramesh Pooran for being our official photographer yet again and to the Wellington Times for the front page coverage!

6:30 pm  FREE  Improv workshop

7:30 pm Doors Open

8:00 pm SHOW

$10 at the door.  Cash Bar.  Mystery Snack Bags.

Special Guests :
RN and Cawls is a two-man improv troupe that has toured Detroit, Vancouver, Ottawa, and the Big City Improv Festival in Toronto. From a single suggestion, award-winning improvisers (and real life best friends) Adam Cawley (The Second City) and Rob Norman (Sunnyside on CityTV) craft a thirty minute one-act play. RN and Cawls currently perform in the hit improv show Party Hard Hard Party at the Bad Dog Theatre.

Reserve your tickets online and guarantee a great seat for the show at: https://torontosketchfest.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0Fd000000guNoDEAU

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Taste That! wraps up our summer series of laugh-out-loud comedy at the Athol Rec Centre with a Summer Grand Finale featuring very special guests RN AND CAWLS!!

6:30 pm – FREE drop-in improv workshop with Taste That!
7:30 pm – doors open
8:00 pm – Improv by Taste That! and a full-length featured set by RN and Cawls

Reserve your tickets online and guarantee a great seat for the show at: https://torontosketchfest.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0Fd000000guNoDEAU

RN and Cawls is a two-man improv troupe that has toured Detroit, Vancouver, Ottawa, and the Big City Improv Festival in Toronto. From a single suggestion, award-winning improvisers (and real life best friends) Adam Cawley (The Second City) and Rob Norman (Sunnyside on CityTV) craft a thirty minute one-act play. RN and Cawls currently perform in the hit improv show Party Hard Hard Party at the Bad Dog Theatre.

Adam Cawley
Adam Cawley is a Second City alumni and three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner from Toronto. He currently performs with MANTOWN (CCA winner for Best Improv troupe 2013) and RN and Cawls with Rob Norman. Adam is also the co-host of the weekly improv tutorial podcast: The Backline with Rob and Adam. He is an instructor at The Second City and has also taught improv at The Bad Dog Theatre and Humber College Comedy Writing and Performance program. He has performed at
festivals across Canada and the U.S. including the Just For Laughs Festival, and Chicago, Montreal, Detroit, Vancouver and Toronto Improv Festival and the Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2014 was awarded the Canadian
Comedy Award for the Best Male Improviser.

Rob Norman
Rob Norman is a Canadian Screen Award-winning actor, Director, improviser, and author of Improvising Now: A Practical Guide to Modern Improv. Rob has worked for Second City as director of The National Touring Company, Second City at Sea, and currently serves as the Department Head of the Longform Program at the Second City Training Centre. As an improviser, Rob performs with MANTOWN, RN and Cawls, and Filthy: The No Rules Improv Cabaret. Rob currently stars on the CityTV
sketch comedy series Sunnyside.

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Taste That! Comedy in the County Summer Series returns to Athol Town Hall  TONIGHT,  Saturday July 30th with special guests Ashley Comeau and Connor Thompson joining the show.

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Ashley and Connor are award-winning alumni of the legendary Second City improv theatre in Toronto, and perform around the world as “The Lusty Mannequins”… We’re thrilled to welcome them to the Cherry Valley stage!

The laughs start at 8:00 pm Saturday July 30th at the Athol Rec Centre.

With a “bird friendly” (cheap cheap) bar sponsored by The County Cider Company and Barley Days Brewing, our legendary Mystery Bags of Snacks and Food Oddities, and a two-act show jam packed with unscripted (and some-scripted) hilarity…this is an event not to miss! Join us following the show for a nightcap at The County Canteen, another fine show sponsor.

But if that doesn’t convince you…

E-news subscribers can use the promo code DRAUGHT and get $3 off when you purchase your tickets to our Saturday July 30th show online! Now that’s tasty. Click here for tix!

Want to try a little Improv yourself????  Drop by at 6:30 pm for a free Improv workshop with members of the TASTE That troupe before the show at 8 pm.

Feel free to share with your friends and let them know that they’ll have a blast.