Puppets Up! Presents – in Kemptville

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Friends of the Library Puppet Day
A FREE community celebration of Canada’s 150th and the Friends 15th!

Begin the day with a finger puppet making workshop for children. For this fun family activity choose one of the 4 half hour sessions beginning at 10am. Space is limited and advanced online registration is required. Children 5 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Finger Puppet Workshop Tickets
10:00 workshop tickets
10:30 workshop tickets 
11:00 workshop tickets
11:30 workshop tickets

At 2 – 3pm Order of Canada Puppeteer Noreen Young presents Sir John A MacDonald, Queen Victoria, and other characters which appear in a special Canada 150th puppet show filled with wit and humour, past and present. Musical accompaniment by Barrhaven Fiddleheads.      TICKETS HERE.

At 3:30 to 4:30pm The Eccentric Puppet Emporium! A family production by Adam Zimmerman Productions. A wacky and wild puppet talent agent duo, whose open doors reveal characters from around the world looking for their next gig. Interactive fun with Hanz and Franz, the Flamingo Sisters, Ricky the Super Rat, Dancing Robots, a very BIG Dinosaur and a cameo visit from Zip-E the Clown! Includes talk back with the puppets at the end of the show.    TICKETS HERE

Free preregistration is required for each event.


About Noreen Young, O.C.

Photo of Noreen Young and friends by Couvrette/Ottawa

Artistic Director Noreen Young (Order of Canada, 1995) is an award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder.
Noreen has held roles as designer, writer and was the creator of Under the Umbrella Tree a popular CBCchildren’s television series 1987-1997. She was also the puppeteer for “Dodi” a main character on Sesame Park, the Canadian version of Sesame Street.

Noreen is known for her caricature puppets of famous people such as the former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, CBC broadcaster Peter Mansbridge and hockey commentator Don Cherry plus prominent personalities for her hometown of Almonte. Her caricature puppets of Canadian Prime Ministers now reside in the collection of the Canadian Museum of History.

Noreen is a recognized figure in local schools where she does many puppet workshops with students.  She is a founding member of Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival.





Event Sponsors

Municipality of North Grenville
Tallman Truck Centre
John Brauneisen
Sheila Pratt
Myers Kemptville
Kemptville Retirement Living
RB Heating
Hard Stones Grill
North Grenville Times