Theatre for Young Audiences

A Bunch of Munsch image from posterMcGregor & Friends and The Foundation for Education (in partnership with 14/19 Campaign and Blyth Festival) presents ‘A Bunch of Munsch’ adapted for the stage from the stories of Robert Munsch by Duncan McGregor.

From April 9-18, 2018 this new stage adaptation of 5 of Robert Munsch’s stories will be presented at the Blyth Memorial Hall for school matinee audiences. The producer/director is Duncan McGregor who has presented young audience productions at Blyth before including ‘Charlotte’s Web’ (2015), ‘Peter And The Wolf” (2014) and ‘Let’s Do Munsch’ (2016). Those performances were attended by over 20,000 school children and their teachers. This year it’s ‘A Bunch of Munsch’.

Over a dozen actors (including young people from local schools plus adult performers all supported by professional designers and director) will present these well-loved stories.

This production is being done in support of student enrichment through the Foundation for Education Huron Perth. The show consists of ‘Angela’s Airplane’, Stephanie’s Ponytail’, ‘Something Good’, ‘Love You Forever’ and ‘Mortimer’.

Please see the poster.

“The stage adaptations remain true to Robert’s stories and to them we’ve added the lively music and sound effects of composer Arlene Darnbrough performed by musician Suzanne MacVicar, the costumes of Sherri Milburn, and the lighting of Ross Barnett, all experienced theatre professionals”, states director Duncan McGregor. “We want to tickle your funny bone, share these adventures and touch your heart as only a Munsch story can.”

The show is ideal for kids aged 4 to 11 and tickets are $8.

Reservations can be made by calling the Blyth Festival Box Office at 1-877-862-5984.

Permission to adapt and perform ‘A Bunch of Munsch’ has been granted by Robert Munsch through Annick Press and Firefly Books.

Our 23rd Gala Auction for Kids

Gala Sponsor logosThis year we raised $30,000!

The 23rd Gala Auction included a great meal, warm company and live and silent auction items like getaways, artwork, gift packages & sports tickets – all to make certain that 200+ crucial workshops continue to enhance over 6000 students in the Avon Maitland district throughout the year.

The Gala Auction was held Saturday, November 11 at the Revival House in Stratford, ON.

2018’s Gala Auction will be Saturday, November 10 at the Revival House in Stratford, ON.

The event would not be possible without our sponsors. We’d like to thank them for their tremendous support – many of whom have been champions of our cause for many years.

We’d also like to thank the countless businesses throughout Perth and Huron who donate items for the auction.

facebook logoPlease see the Gala Auction Facebook Event Page for up-to-date item listings, sponsors, news and more.

Our Sponsors:

D&D Automation, RBC Dominion Securities, Bluewater Office Equipment/MicroAge Basics, Palmerston Dental, Dr. Dennis and Laurie Nuhn, Smith-Peat Roofing And Sheet Metal Ltd, Marklevitz Architects Inc., MNE Engineering, Chris Schaefer – Canaccord, Ward & Uptigrove, Stainton Hardware (Wingham), J. E. Gabel Electric Plumbing & Heating, Royal LePage Don Hamilton Real Estate, The Winemaker’s Shop, ETFO – Avon Maitland Teachers Local, Bardwell Law Office, Canada Brokerlink (Ontario) Inc., Lighthouse Money Management, Astrid Roch Russel, H. Avice Foster, Paul & Mary Carroll, Marian Doucette, Catherine Weber.

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Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger MeHave you ever wished you could go back in time and change something? Was there a specific moment in your life where you had the opportunity to do something great but never acted on it? Do you dream about that one special moment that passed you by because you were too busy worrying about what could go wrong?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may see the merit in what we and the Avon Maitland District School Board are doing with a new series we call ‘Dear Younger Me’.

To launch the series, we recently paid a visit to some of our secondary schools and asked students one question:

If you had a piece of advice or an encouraging word for your younger self, knowing what you know now, what would it be?

Now, we’d like to hear from you … students, adults, senior citizens.

What would you say to your younger self if you could?

We invite you to send us a 60-second video or video link via email to, tweet us your thoughts @found4education or share with us on

We and your younger self look forward to hearing from you!