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Telling Tales 2016

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Photos taken by Caley Taylor Photography
See more photos on Facebook.

Hosted by Rebecca Northan

Performances by:
Oh Susanna
Annie Murphy of Schitt’s Creek
Anne Michaels
Charlotte Day Wilson
Maymuna Mohamed
Amazing student performers
And more!

With auctioneer Steve Ranger

Thank you to our sponsors

Patrons for Education

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Champions for Education

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Friends for Education

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Advocates for Education

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In-kind partner

Telling Tales 2015

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Photos taken by Caley Taylor Photography

Hosted by Canadian acting legend Eric Peterson

With performers:

Andy Kim and Kevin Drew
Claire Cameron
Brent Carver
Wali Shah

A scene from George F. Walker’s hit play “The Bigger Issue
And many more amazing Canadian artists and student performers!

Plus auctioneer Gordon Cressy.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Patrons for Education

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Champions for Education

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Friends for Education

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Telling Tales 2014

There are even more photos on Facebook! Click here to view; you don’t need an account.
All photos taken by David Pike.

Hosted by Seán Cullen
Returning auctioneer and comedian, Caroline Rhea
Former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page with his son Isaac
Multiple award-winning actor Eric Peterson
Juno-nominated band The Darcys (watch a video about their concert series Play in School here )
Genie-nominated actress Barbara Gordon
Award-winning author Camilla Gibb
Renowned and award-winning dancer Bill Coleman
Author, blogger and etalk correspondent Elaine Lui
Governor General’s Award winner Miriam Toews
One-man show Rick Miller
and student performers Cornell Village STOMP 


Thank you to our sponsors:

Patrons for Education

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Champions for Education

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Friends for Education

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Telling Tales Out of School 2013

On June 3, 2013, we celebrated 10 years of Telling Tales Out of School. Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests for another great year! We hope you had a wonderful evening!

Check out all the pictures on Facebook (you don’t need an account!): click here!

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All photos taken by Aaron Mason.

The performance:

Hosted by Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath
Auctioneer Caroline Rhea
Musicians Cedric SmithSloanMelanie Doane with a troupe of Toronto students on ukulele, and Rashaan Allwood: award-winning student pianist
Actors and comedians Caroline RheaNaomi Snieckus, and  Eric Peterson 
Authors Camilla GibbDavid BezmozgisDrew Hayden Taylor, and Andrew Pyper

All proceeds help People for Education protect the arts, ESL, libraries, and special education in Ontario public schools.


Thank you to our evening’s sponsors!

Patrons for Education

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Champions for Education


Friends for Education

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Telling Tales Out of School 2012

On June 3, 2012, we celebrated another fantastic Telling Tales!

See all the pictures on Facebook: click here (you don’t need an account)!

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All photos taken by Aaron Mason.
The full lineup from the 2012 event included:

  • Mary Walsh 
  • Gordon Pinsent, Travis Good, and Greg Keelor
  • Michael Healey
  • Molly Rankin with  Always
  • Daniel MacIvor
  • Kenneth Oppel
  • Mustafa Ahmed
  • Women Fully Clothed
  • Michelle Muir
  • ACES – Etobicoke School of the Arts
  • Dennis Lee
  • Eric Peterson
  • RH Thomson
  • Geraint Wyn Davies

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors!


Telling Tales Out of School 2011

On June 5th, 2011 we celebrated 15th years of advocacy, research and love for public education!

The stars came out to help!

View the photos : Booker prize winning author Michael Ondaatje, critically acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan, Giller prize winners Johanna Skibsrud and Joseph Boyden, Clark Johnson (The Wire), Sarena Parmar (How to be Indie), Zaib Shaikh (Little Mosque on the Prairie), Krystin Pellerin (Republic of Doyle) and other famous Canadian musicians, actors and comedians.



Telling Tales Out of School 2010

Our annual Telling Tales 2010 was a great success!

Special thanks goes to our host, Andy Barrie, and to all the fabulous Canadian authors, artists, actors and musicians who took time away from their incredibly busy schedules to donate their support to this event. We couldn’t have done it without you!

We would also like to thank our sponsors for the evening: Michael MacMillan, Cathy Spoel, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, BMO Capital Markets, CUPE 4400, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Green & Chercover, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, RBC Foundation, Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP, CGOV Asset Management, Ontario Principals’ Council, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, Shibley Righton LLP, Starcan and Phil Cowperthwaite — Your generosity will help ensure that Ontario’s public school students have access to an education that meets their needs.


Telling Tales Out of School 2009

Our annual Telling Tales Gala was a fabulous success!

→ Our host Steven Page rocked! Read about it in the Toronto Star, May 4, 2009.

Thank you to all the fabulous Canadian authors, artists, actors and musicians who donateed their time this year to support People for Education and the arts in Ontario schools.  The event was an amazing success, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

We also want to thank our incredibly dedicated organizing committee and all of the volunteers who kept the evening running smoothly.  A special thank you to the many individuals and businesses who donated everything from hand-crafted artwork to theatre tickets for our auction.

Our generous sponsors for the evening included Michael MacMillan and Cathy Spoel, OSSTF, BMO Capital Markets, CAW, ETFO, Green & Chercover, OECTA, RBC Foundation, Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish LLP, CUPE Ontario, Ontario Principals’ Council, OPSEU, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, Shibley Righton LLP, and Phil Cowperthwaite.

Finally, a big thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the event.  See you next year!


Telling Tales Out of School 2008

Every year fabulous Canadian authors, artists, actors and musicians donate their time to support People for Education and the arts in Ontario schools.

Read about this fabulous event supporting the arts in schools and People for Education (news article in the Toronto Star May14/08).

See if you can you spot the stars in the photos below!

A huge thanks to our sponsors BMO Capital Markets, Starcan, the Canadian Auto Workers, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Green and Chercover Barristers and Solicitors, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP, Cavalluzzo Hayes Shilton McIntyre & Cornish, Shibley Righton LLP, Elementary Teachers Federation, Fat Cats, and to all the Canadian authors, artists, actors and musicians who donated their talent, and to our amazing Special Event Committee, our numerous volunteers, our silent auction donors and to everyone who came to enjoy the evening!

Photos by Linda Read.