Dreams in Motion Presents 9th Annual Christmas Festival

Christmas at Dreams in Motion

Christmas at Dreams in Motion

by Lorraine Payette, written November 29, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Let the magic begin! It’s time once again for the Christmas Festival over at Dreams in Motion in Gananoque. As the theatre school’s largest fundraiser, there is plenty to do and see, and a chance for everyone to visit Santa as well.

The event runs from 4:00 pm on November 29 – 5:00 pm on December 1, and features two performances of “The Grinch” as well as an adults’ masquerade ball. New to the programme, the ball is hoped to add that extra level of fantasy and excitement to the weekend for those 19 and over. – to read more>


Ghouls and Goblins and Ghosts, Oh My!

by Lorraine Payette, written November 4, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) The town was crawling with ghouls, goblins and ghosts as people of all ages came out to celebrate Halloween in Gananoque.

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“It’s been great,” said Kerri Paquette at Dreams in Motion. “The kids always do such a wonderful job, and everyone had a fantastic time.” – to read more>

Get In the Mood for “At The Canoe Club Dance” with Deborah Dunleavy

Deborah Dunleavy as Bea Tompkins

Deborah Dunleavy as Bea Tompkins

by Lorraine Payette and Deborah Dunleavy

(Gananoque, Ontario) Get ready for a magical trip back through time to the Swing Era of the 1940’s. Dunleavy’s warmly nostalgic one-woman musical features classics by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and other great swing composers. “At The Canoe Club Dance” opens on November 8, 8:00 pm, at the Ourtown Theatre, 365 William Street South in Gananoque, and runs for three performances. – to read more>

Annual Halloween Party Creeping into Dreams In Motion



by Lorraine Payette, written October 22, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) Scary things are happening at Dreams In Motion. Over at the Ourtown Theatre, 365 William Street South in Gananoque, decorations are going up and preparations are being made for their annual “Family Halloween Party”.

“On October 26th from 6pm-9pm we’ll be inviting all the ghosts, goblins black cats, witches and everyone else out to celebrate with us,” says Kerri Paquette of Dreams. “We will have a DJ, costume contests, door prizes, treats, crafts, lots of games and a special surprise. Tickets are $5 each and all funds go to Dreams In Motion.” – to read more>

First Annual “Swing for Dreams” a Hole in One

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by Lorraine Payette, written October 4, 2013

(LYNDHURST, ON) – Saturday, September 21, was a day filled with torrential downpour and intermittent periods of drizzle. Most folks were staying inside grumbling about the conditions, but not the 12 teams of dedicated golfers who had come out to play at Lyndway Hills Golf Club in Lyndhurst. This was the first ever “Swing for Dreams” Golf Fundraiser for Dreams in Motion and they weren’t going to let a little wet weather slow them down.

“The Old English Pub and Re/Max Riverview Realty (both in Gananoque) sponsored this first ever ‘Swing for Dreams’ golf tournament at Lyndway,” said Glenda Olivier of Re/Max. “Lyndway Golf Club donated the course for the afternoon and the clubhouse for the evening in order for us to have the golf tournament here. Everything from the food to the prizes was donated. There were hole sponsors, etc., and we did a 50/50 draw as well.” – to read more>

Return to The Canoe Club Dance with Deborah Dunleavy

Deborah Dunleavy

Deborah Dunleavy

by Lorraine Payette, written September 4, 2013

(GANANOQUE, ONTARIO) There was a magical time in Gananoque when everyone could “Take the A Train” with Duke Ellington and enjoy “Rum and Coca-Cola” with the Andrews Sisters, going steady was serious business and the hottest evening entertainment for all the young people was a chance to go to the Canoe Club dance.

In “At The Canoe Club Dance”, Master Story Teller Deborah Dunleavy has put together a warmly nostalgic one-woman musical featuring classics by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and other great swing composers woven into heartfelt stories of just what it meant to be young and alive during this amazing time. – to read more>