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As my first order of business as your new President, I’d like to first thank all of last year’s executive for all their hard work in putting together another great year of fun and education. 

Our new Program Director, Stacey, has come up with some great workshops for the upcoming year. Your membership includes free admission to all of them.

We are still looking for someone to be our snack person for our meetings. What this entails is picking up some snacks and drinks from your local store, being in charge of all the cutlery, cups, coffee and tea, putting on the kettle before our break and putting everything away afterwards. You are provided with a float so that you don’t spend your own money.

We are also looking for someone to take over running our lending library. Each meeting you bring some of the books, magazines and CD’s with you so that members can borrow. If enough people start to use our library, you’ll also be provided with money to add more items to it.

Please call or email me if you’d like to help out our club by taking over one of our two vacant positions. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Sept. 28th.

Dave “D Jay”
416-494-3034
president@tcafamilyentertainers.com
TCAFE MEMBERSHIP & INSURANCE 2015-2016
Just a reminder that registration for TCA Family Entertainers 2015-2016 is just around the corner … our first meeting for the year will be Monday, September 28th.
 
EARLY BIRD DRAW:
every member who gets their registration application to me by Monday, September 21st will be entered for a chance to win the their registration fee.
 
MEMBERSHIP:
-         family discounts only apply to members who live at same address
-         please include additional Family Members Information: Name + Performing/
Stage Name + Birth Date on a separate page with THEIR Signature & dated
(due to limited space on registration form)
 
WEBSITES:
http://tcafamilyentertainers.com
-         download combined Membership & Insurance Registration Form
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoClownAlley?fref=ts
-         if you do not live in or near Toronto & cannot attend our monthly
meeting & should you be visiting Toronto during the 4th Monday of the month we would enjoy having you attend our general meeting >>>please check the above for:

program details, unavoidable change of meeting date &/or venue
 

INSURANCE:
-         please check that your registration application is complete to avoid delays
-         each member must be insured separately
-         each member must provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Check
      (VS-PC) to be kept on file for a claim to be valid
Due to a change of Insurance Coordinator this year kindly submit a copy of your VS Police Check with your registration … so we can ensure that we have your most recent copy on file … Thank You
 
Hope to see you soon & happy entertaining,

--
Linde Weedman

Membership & Insurance Coordinator - TCAFE
membership@tcafamilyentertainers.com
647-404-1043
 

TCAFE Ice Cream Social on
Monday, September 28th, 2015

At Herbert Carnegie Arena
580 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario

Doors are at 6:45pm

Join the Facebook event page here!

Don’t miss the TCA Family Entertainers: Ice Cream Social on Monday, September 28th, 2015!

It is the start of the 2015/2016 season which means it is time to renew memberships and insurance policies. You can renew in person at this meeting or you handle it all by mail ahead of time. Download your application form online at www.TCAFamilyEntertainers.com

*** Please remember to bring a copy of your Police Check if you will be renewing your insurance. You could also email a copy to Linde, our membership and insurance coordinator at insurance@tcafamilyentertainers.com

If you’re thinking about becoming a member of the TCA Family Entertainers this meeting is free for all guests and we would love to meet you! Please feel free to invite performers you know who might like to join us as well.

We will play some interactive improv games so that we can learn each other’s names and to have fun!

There will be a TCAFE Executive Panel to answer any questions you might have regarding techniques as well as business.

You’re welcome to email questions in advance to our Program Director, Stacey, at programs@tcafamilyentertainers.com who will relay them to the panel to be answered at the meeting.

This meeting will also have all of the amazing toppings you could imagine for the perfect vanilla sundae – thanks to our Social Director, Shelley.


 

*** CONTEST ***

Email in your registration to Linde at membership@tcafamilyentertainers.com  before September 21st to be entered in a Early Bird Draw for a chance to win their $50 membership FREE!

TCAFE Meetings are scheduled until February!
www.TCAFamilyEntertainers.com for details
OCTOBER
 
NOVEMBER
UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
CLOWNS CANADA CARNAVAL
September 18 & 19, 2015
Mississauaga, Ontario
www.ClownsCanada.com
MILLENNIUM JAM
November 9 to 12, 2015
Sunparks, Belgium 
www.MillenniumJam.com
 
MAGI-FEST 2016
January 28 to 31, 2016
Columbus, Ohio, US
www.MagiFest.org
 
TWIST & SHOUT 2016
February 17 to 21, 2016
Dallas, TX, US
www.BalloonConvention.com
 
WORLD CLOWN 
2016 ORLANDO 

March 7 to 11, 2016
Orlando, Florida, US
www.WorldClown.com
WORLD BALLOON CONVENTION 2016
April 6 to 10, 2016
New Orleans, Louisianna, US
www.WorldBalloonConvention.com
FLORIDA SUPER JAM 
January 6 to 9, 2016
Orlando, Florida, US
www.TheFloridaSuperJam.com
 
KAPITAL KIDVENTION
January 29 to 31, 2016
Washington, DC, US
www.KapitalKidvention.com
 
CLOWN GATHERING
UK
 2016
February 22 to 26, 2016
Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK
www.ClownsGathering.co.uk
COAI 31st ANNUAL CONVENTION
April 4 to 8, 2016
Las Vegas, Navada, US
www.COAI.org
BODYESSY AND BEYOND 2016
April 21 to 25, 2016
Banff, Alberta
www.Bodyessy.ca
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UPCOMING LOCAL WORKSHOPS YOU MIGHT
NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT
SKETCHY AND FESSO'S VAUDEVILLE CRASH COURSE

Sept. 15th - Oct. 27th ( Tuesday Nights nights ) 8pm-10pm


At The Circus Academy - 1300 Gerrard Street East, Toronto Ontario

An accessible course in physical theatre for the vaudeville stage. Any and All performance experience levels are welcome. Only 12 spots available, book yours now! 


In this 7 week course, novice and experienced performers will be introduced to and practice the skills and techniques from various disciplines including clown, character, buffoon and slapstick. Learn the trade secrets that will be valuable in any vaudeville genre from burlesque to buffoon, variety to theatrical clown. New skills will be introduced and workshopped with the goal of creating and 
performing a unique vaudeville style act. Each week features a new mini workshop in a different discipline. Expand your performance toolbox, build on your comedic repertoire, and kill on stage
BIG PARTY - BIG PROFIT 

Wednesday September 16th 10am - 4pm

at Pioneer Balloon Canada - 333 Kenora Avenue N Hamilton, ON 

Calling all creative entrepreneurs! Join party sisters Alexandra and Ellie in a class that shows you how to WOW your customers and improve your social media recognition! Big designs, big ideas, big fun! Focus will be on stage designs/backdrops and photo opp areas using printed balloons, starpoints and tapers, as well as social media.
MARK MASON LECTURE

Sunday, September 20th 5pm

At Browser's Den of Magic - 3220 Dufferin Street, Unit #19, Toronto Ontario

Mark Mason is simply on of the best in the world! 

He has put out some of the best tricks ever including: Word in a Million, Thirteen, No Tear Newspaper, X-Act, Shoe-T, Hole Sensation, Club Sandwich, Optical Ropes and more and more and Tons of killer Coin Effects.
 
DANCING CLOWN: A WORKSHOP WITH GRINDL KUCHIRKA

Oct. 3rd & 4th - 10am - 5pm

At Dovercourt House - 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario

Grindl Kuchirka “ Dancing Clown ” sessions are designed to bring more depth to your acting and more soul to your dancing by experiencing the creative movement and dance of the clown. In fact there has been a natural cross fertilization between these two art forms since the first cave man tripped and fell while dancing the great hunt story around the tribe’s evening fire.
QLINKS EXTRAORDINAIRE

Wednesday October 14th 10am - 4pm

At Pioneer Balloon Canada - 333 Kenora Avenue N Hamilton, ON 

Join Colin in this class where he’ll showcase using Helium Fun Small Sculptures and how to make decor with QuickLinks last using nothing more than air! This hands-on class will start with a little basics which will allow you to better understand the power of why QuickLinks are the Balloon of Choice for so many Professional’s in the Balloon Industry. This class will give you a chance to learn different ways to use QuickLinks and also give you a few Sellable designs you can use over and over again!
HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

Wednesday November 18th 10am - 4pm

At Pioneer Balloon Canada - 333 Kenora Avenue N Hamilton, ON 

Here come the Holidays!!! This hands-on class will offer innovative designs and techniques to create your own Holiday centerpieces and decor. Focus will be on the use of social media, and how to use the platform to bring your concepts to the next level.
ALLAN'S DROP-IN IMPROV CLASS

Runs every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm

In the backroom at the Imperial Pub - 54 Dundas St East (across from Dundas Square). 


Allan Turner's drop-in class on improv, acting, and the power of play. Open to all experience levels. $10.


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