Enriching Lives through Creativity since 1999

Month: December, 2015

SocialWorks Update – 04/12/2015

Dear SocialWorks Families and Participants, 
Thank you for an amazing Fall term! We definitely had our fare share of learning and laughing this semester with our quaint SocialWorks family.  We hope that all the participants and families have enjoyed this term as much as our staff have. We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing everyone back in January. 
Next week we will send out a brief survey to parents to get some feedback on how you think we are doing thus far, and let us know what you would LIKE us to be doing! Your feedback is invaluable to us. In the meantime, enjoy some snapshots from Wednesdays  holiday bash.  Thanks to all the families for contributing snacks for everyone to share!
Stay Safe.

Our Indiegogo Campaign is well underway. We have raised $605 so far which is very exciting.  We also have our first Participant Video where our DramaWay performers will be speaking from their own personal experience about how we impact their lives and what they think of the campaign. The below video was created and devised by Jenna Martinuzzi herself who has been with our company for more than 12 years now. Take a look:

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Hopefully after watching her video you feel inspired to join us in making a difference in these performers lives. Just visit the link below to hear more details about the campaign.


Thanks so much.


Message from Artistic Director & Founder

Hello Everyone

As I get ready to head to the December 3rd event tomorrow, I am feeling grateful and would like to take a few moments to acknowledge some people.

I’d like to thank Jamie Castro and his Committee as well as those at the Abilities Church who have arranged to make this wonderful event happen. I am honoured to have been nominated and chosen for this Exceptional Accessibility Champion Award for Ontario.  Kukos to Jamie Castro and his team for taking the time to consider and honour matters of inclusion and accessibility.  I know a great deal goes into planning such events and I can appreciate and recognize it must have been many hours in the making.

I’d like to congratulate all of the other nominees and winners.I’d also like to acknowledge all of my DramaWay staff and volunteers who have helped support us since 1999.  I also thank all of our DramaWay supporters and funders who have helped to make our programming successful every year. The true reality is I couldn’t do any of this without the support of my friends and in particular my family. Special mention and thanks to my Loving Husband Vince Strnad, my daughter and my Mom and Dad. I am sincerely touched by all those who plan to take time to attend this event to support me. However, I strongly believe the people who deserve this recognition are all of the many talented performers that I get to work with yearly who rarely get to be in the spotlight. I dedicate this award to them!


Paputts and Pals now offers Respite Services — available in Scarborough and across the GTA

Hi Everyone

We wanted to make you all aware that Kire Paputts our long time Volunteer and Staff member is now running Paputts and Pals. He will be providing support work/Respite services to youth and adults with special needs. The great thing is many of our friends and families in Scarborough always feel that much of what we have to offer is available Downtown. Well now… we don’t have that problem. If you are looking for a capable support Worker or someone to provide you with quality Respite, Kire offers this service privately and you can contact him directly if interested.

Check out his write up.


We recommend him highly! He’s done a great deal for our community and he’s incredible, so take a look



3rd Annual

Dec 3rd Tribute

The official region-wide GTA celebration of the International

Day of Persons with Disabilities


The premier disability appreciation & awareness event that is bringing the GTA together to celebrate and strengthen accessibility across the whole GTA community!

Event Host:

Diane Dupuy

Founder & President

Famous PEOPLE Players

 Join Us This Thursday!


Thursday December 3, 2015


7601 Sheppard Ave. East

(Morningside Ave. & Sheppard Ave.)



Free Admission & Refreshments for purchase

*Award  Ceremony *Live Music *VIP Guest *Exhibitors *Event Raffle *Great Prizes

Join Us this Thursday Dec 3rd!

The official region-wide GTA celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.