About Us

The Valley Players of Almonte was formed in 1983. We are a non-professional group that is dedicated to the furtherance and enjoyment of live theatre in Mississippi Mills, Ontario.

Typically, our season consists of two major productions per year, with additional productions encouraged.

Community Involvement

The Valley Players owe their success to the loyalty and support of their audience. Also, the Valley Players pride themselves on giving back to the community. For example, the refreshment stands at every play are run by various community groups, who keep 100% of the profit.

The Valley Players give a scholarship to a graduating student from the Almonte and District High School who is continuing their education in the Arts.

High school students from our region are welcome to work their volunteer hours with Valley Players.

Charity

The following is an excerpt from Stan Madore's A Brief History of Valley Players (1997):
"The VP are constituted as a non-profit organization. We spend some of our proceeds on equipment and materials to produce shows. What is left, the majority, is donated to needy groups in the Almonte area or to the Town for, among other things, the Theatre renovation and elevator installation"

The Valley Players have given funds to deserving causes over the years. The following is an example list of whom we have given to:

  • Town of Almonte
  • Almonte and District High School Gym Expansion Fund
  • Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
  • Hub’s Helping Hand
  • The Hub
  • Elizabeth Kelly Library Fund
  • Almonte General Hospital Auxiliary
  • Interval House
  • Almonte Community Center Renovation Fund
  • Co-operative Nursery School of Almonte
  • Mill of Kintail
  • Lanark Area Disaster Relief Aid Program
  • Ice Storm Relief Fund
  • Almonte Community Development Corporation
  • Mississippi Mills Volunteer Fire Department
  • Riverwalk
  • Puppets Up
  • Mills Community Support Corporation
  • Lanark County Food Bank

2013-2014 Executive

President: Peter Meyer
Vice President: Laurie Dickson
Secretary: Lesley Moll
Treasurer: Catherine Clark
Past President: Andrea Cruise

Contact Information

Please contact us at info@valleyplayers.ca for more information, or join us at one of our meetings.