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1000 Islands Makers Market


Mark November 15th on your calendars!!! We are hosting our 4th makers market and it will be the perfect opportunity for you to pick up beautiful local gifts in an enjoyable shopping setting!


Current List of Makers: 

Arrow It Forward 
Nature’s Tonic
Head in Hats
Courtney Creations
Women Who Swear
Boho & Hobo 
Kingston Cottage Macrame 
Fuzzling Monsters
Shiva’s Delight
The Ye11ow
Homegrown Rustic
Gold and Ginger
Lyndsay Lawson Artist
Beyond the Arbour
Sasspot Creations
Bubbles & Bombs
Here & Now
Fibre Art by Joyce
Black Sheep Cannery
LKL Creations
Cheesecakery Bakery

Date :
November 15, 2018 from 6 to 9pm

Event location :
Firehall Theatre – 185 South Street

Gananoque, ON

Contact :

Second Annual Girls’ Night Out



1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce presents: Girls’ Night Out, Friday April 22, 2016 from 5:00 – 10:00pm.

Last years Girls’ Night out was a smashing success. Let’s make this years even better. Come out for a night of fun, friends & food.

Get your besties together & come out for a night devoted to women. No Men Allowed. Shop for clothes, accessories & jewelry. Expand your creativity with crafts, art & art supplies. Pamper yourself with candles, bath bombs, beauty products, comfy sheets, Adult products & gifts. Satisfy your sweet tooth, check out healthy lifestyles, watch or participate in Belly Dance, Zumba, Martial Arts & Cardio Fitness demos. Take home a memory from our “Selfie Booth”, costumes available provided by Thousand Islands Playhouse. Enjoy a mini massage, hand massage, mini makeover or a new doo for your hair. Plus much much more. Check out the vendors or become a vendor.

Admission Details: Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door. There will be a cash bar and food for purchase.

Mark your calendars for April 22nd & get your shopping list ready.

Date :
Friday, April 22, 2016 – from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Location event:
Firehall Theatre – 185 First Street, Gananoque

Contact :
Contact Name: Myrla Grant
contact: 613-382-2100

Organizer: 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce

2015 Kingston Prize

2015 Kingston Prize2015 Kingston Prize

from Friday, October 9, 2015 – 12:00pm to Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 8:00pm


The Kingston Prize is a Canada-wide competition and exhibition tour for Canadian portrait painting. The competition is open to any Canadian artist who depicts a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant in a portrait based on a real life encounter. The aim of The Kingston Prize is to encourage and reward the creation of contemporary portraits by Canadian artists, to promote Canadian artists through competition, and over time to develop an historical record of Canadians, by Canadians.

Each exhibition becomes a fascinating snapshot of a cross-section of Canadian life. A distinguished panel of judges determines the 30 finalists, whose work then becomes part of the national touring exhibition. The exhibition gives much needed public exposure to talented Canadian artists, while at the same time sparking interest, conversation and inspiration in the visitors attending the exhibitions.

The Kingston Prize provides an opportunity for Canadians to celebrate gifted artists in a way that was not previously available. The interest from artists and the public has grown exponentially since the inception of the Kingston Prize in 2005.

Admission by Donation

185 South Street Gananoque, Ontario noon – 8:00pm Closed Mondays

Blind Date (Firehall Theatre from July 1 – 26)


“I was thinking, I don’t know…maybe one of you would be my blind date?”

Live theatre doesn’t get any livelier than this!

Mimi has been stood up by her blind date, but why let the night fall to ruin when there are so many handsome audience members?! Each night, she invites a willing gentleman for a spontaneous rendezvous on stage. The result is witty, sexy and different every time!

BLIND DATE is a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants fusion of clown, improvisation, and theatrical experiment that you’ll want to see again and again. After sold out runs in London and New York, we are delighted that Mimi is coming to the Firehall Stage. You will be too!

“Irresistible, cheeky and charming.”
– New York Daily Times


Tuesday to Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8pm
Friday and Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30pm
(No Saturday matinee on opening day of shows)

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early for a pre-show mingle with the cast.
Running time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes


Mimi: Christy Bruce


Creator: Rebecca Northan

Scenographer & Understudy: Lindsay Mullan

Scenographer: Bruce Horak

Stage Manager & Sound Improviser: Jamie Northan

For the Playhouse: Debut.
ElsewhereBlind Date (Charing Cross Theatre, The Cultch, Western Canada Theatre, Hudson Village Theatre); DINK! (The Factory Theatre, NSTF); The Forum (Stratford Festival); Jenny’s House of Joy (Lighthouse Theatre); Panic! (Second City Toronto); Private Lives (Music Box Theatre, NYC).
TV: The Strain, Odd Squad, Orphan Black, Little Mosque on the Prairie.
Other: Christy is an instructor and company member at The Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto.

BRUCE HORAK (Scenographer)
For the Playhouse: Debut.
Elsewhere: This is CANCER, Charlotte’s Web, Legend Has It, The Wizard of Oz, Robin Hood (Alberta Theatre Projects); Assassinating Thomson, Mini Masterpieces, A Christmas Carol, No Tweed Too Tight, Freud VS His Ego, The History of the Future, The Big Rock Show, The Canada Show (Monster Theatre); The Life Game (Truth Be Told Theatre); Evil Dead: The Musical (Ground Zero/Hit and Myth Productions); Fire (Lighthouse Festival Theatre).
Upcoming: Untitled Shakespeare Project (Stratford Festival); Legend Has It (Alberta Theatre Projects).

LINDSAY MULLAN (Scenographer & Understudy)
For the Playhouse: Debut.
ElsewhereThe Best of Second City, Naughty Listers (Second City Toronto); Control (MMMC); Romeo & Juliet (The Shakespeare Company);The Penelopiad (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Marriage of Bette & Boo(MRU).
Film & TVShe Stoops To Conquer, Future Wife, Try It!
Other: Lindsay is an instructor and company member at The Bad Dog Theatre in Toronto.

JAMIE NORTHAN (Stage Manager/Sound Improviser)
For the Playhouse: Blind Date, premier.
Elsewhere: Legend Has It, Possible Worlds (Alberta Theatre Projects); Blind Date ( The Cultch, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Ordway Theatre, Ars Nova (NYC), Charring Cross Theatre (West End)); North East: The Show (Loose Moose Theatre); Truth Or Dare(Loose Moose Theatre, Edmonton Fringe, Calgary Fringe, Comedy Bar Toronto); Die Nasty(Varscona Theatre)
Upcoming: KILL HARD (Edmonton Fringe); Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre); Legend Has It(Alberta Theatre Projects).
Other: Jamie is an accomplished improviser with over 20 years experience. He also teaches improv and works as an Artist in Residence with Trickster Theatre, in schools around Alberta.


For the Playhouse: Blind Date, premier.
Elsewhere: Sextet (Tarragon Theatre); One Man Two ‘Guvnors, Christmas Carol, Philidelphia Story (Theatre Calgary); Make Mine Love (Citadel Theatre); Legend Has It, Robin Hood, playRites Festival (Alberta Theatre Projects); Seven Stories, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage); Evil Dead the Musical, The Vagina Monologues, Kung Fu Panties (Ground Zero Theatre); Dear Boss, Side Show of the Damned (Eldritch Theatre).
Upcoming: Blind Date (Tarragon Theatre); An Undiscovered Shakespeare (Stratford Festival).
Other: Currently developing a new “spontaneous theatre” project with the Stratford Festival. An Undiscovered Shakespeare turns one audience member’s life into a Shakespearian adventure this August.

Play Reading of Oklahoma! at Firehall Theatre

Oklahoma!Come out to the Firehall Theatre Sunday April 19 at 2:30pm to hear the fabulous cast sing hit songs from Oklahoma!

Welcome spring with Rogers and Hammerstein’s beloved classic Broadway musical. Hear our fabulous cast sing hits like Oh What a Beautiful Morning, People Will Say We’re In Love, Surrey With the Fringe on Top, I Cain’t Say No, and, of course, Oklahoma!

The professional actors and directors are appearing courtesy of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. For more information visit


firehallcropThe 1000 Islands Playhouse is having a free reading of Siberian Summer on December 4 at 7:30pm and of Lore on December 6 at 7:30pm.

Siberian Summer is written by Playwrights’ Unit member Paul Van Dyck
Join us for the first public reading of works created in our Playwrights’ Unit, led by professional directors and performed by professional actors! 

Siberian Summer chronicles the adventures of three retired small-town Ontario women who decide to take a vacation on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Based on an actual trip the playwright took in 2008 with his mother and her friends, this whimsical comedy examines the often humorous and sometimes poignant cultural differences between nationalities and generations.

Lore is written by Playwrights’ Unit members Jodi Essery and Attila Clemann
Join us for the first public reading of works created in our Playwrights’ Unit, led by professional directors and performed by professional actors!

Lore is a duet. A young girl prays that her dead mother be returned to her. Instead, an emaciated 7-foot-tall Viking falls from the sky. Our young heroine must open herself up to an unexpected and uninvited stranger who does not speak her language, and lives by none of the rules of her everyday world. Together they will rage, defy, laugh, eat, struggle, become lost, fail, hold on, and step into a blizzard of not knowing in an effort to return the Viking from whence he came.

Come to the Firehall Theatre and enjoy the wit and culture of Siberian Summer and Lore.


firehallcropOn Sunday, July 6, come out and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Thousand Islands’ Firehall Theatre. Browse through our memorabilia, take a stroll through the theatre’s past, hear stories that you’ve never heard before, see the costumes and wardrobe up close, not to mention visit with our special guests and have a slice of cake!

Doors open at 4pm. For more information on tickets and anniversary events visit the Thousand Islands Playhouse website, or call  the Box Office at, 613-382-7020.

See you all there!

2012 Concert Series – Firehall Theatre

The Concert Series is a volunteer run, not-for-profit organization, now celebrating 29 years of fine music in Gananoque and the Thousand Islands. Season subscriptions are on sale. For more information visit

February 5, 2012 – Winston Choi
at the Firehall Theatre, South Street at Charles

Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition and winner of France’s 2002 Concours International de Piano 20e siecle d’Orleans, Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.
April 13, 2012 – Jayme Stone
at the Firehall Theatre, South Street at Charles

Two-time Juno-winning banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world. His latest album, Room of Wonders, explores music from Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Brazil, Italy and North America. The repertoire includes a movement from Bach’s French Suite, a Moorish sword-fighting dance and Stone’s lush, edgy originals.
April 27, 2012 – Ensemble Caprice
at the Firehall Theatre, South Street at Charles

Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute and Sophie Lariviere. Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative, entertaining and lively interpretations of baroque music. We are delighted to be bringing you this group, which for 20 years has received national and international acclaim for its performances of “exuberant panache and jaw-dropping virtuosity”.