Hi Ardyth and Boris,

So I got a big lump in my throat when the kids joined in this morning with the orchestra to sing the National Anthem… an experience cynics like me could use more often! Then I almost completely lost it when Smetana Moldau played, a favourite of mine, as my river pics showed up. You sure know how to turn this big lump of a cartoonist into a softie!

Thank you so much for giving me a wonderful platform to show off my work. I enjoyed the concert immensely – Hamilton is so lucky to have you.

Let’s keep in touch, I’d love to lend you a hand in the future.

Best regards,


Graeme MacKay
Editorial Cartoonist
The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hello Heather,

I just wanted to let you and Mr. Brott know how much our students enjoyed seeing Daphne the Dinosaur yesterday. We have had a number of parents and students let us know that the students not only enjoyed the show, but went home and talked about what they had learned.

I look forward to future presentations from your organization. Please keep me on your mailing list.



A big THANK YOU from Buchanan Park for the wonderful concert yesterday.  You and Ardyth are so creative and what a wonderful opportunity for our students.  I heard nothing but positive comments.  We have some challenging kids, but they were all thoroughly engaged.  We have a particularly large group of refugees this year and it was so rewarding to see them appreciate the universal language of music.  We are looking forward to taking our junior students next week.




I have to tell you, our teachers we so very impressed with the organization of the event.  They said it was so smooth with the bussing and such a pleasure to attend.  The concert was also amazing but it is even better when you can relax and enjoy.

Many thanks!!!!



My little grandson had a wonderful time at the concert this morning. He wore his dinosaur/dragon costume and was excited to have his picture taken by Jacqui as we came in! It was so thoughtful and kind of your front of house folk to present him with a maestro’s baton as we left – he is a long time Boris fan and will treasure it. Please pass along my thanks to all concerned – we are looking forward to next week.