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Welcome to the Official Website of 

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Engaging and enriching lives thru storytelling and music. Elizabeth Ryan has been following this simple recipe to the delight of audiences since 1997.  As writer, producer and performer Elizabeth utilizes tools from her theatrical toolbox to bring her ‘muse’ based stories to life. Either as herself or in character, Elizabeth`s performances are a great diversion and a welcomed distraction!
 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Bringing The Arts To Seniors Living In-Residence,

An Idea Whose Time Has Come!

When she is not performing public shows, Elizabeth Ryan tours her mini-theatre tribute shows to private venues up and down Vancouver Island from Victoria thru to Campbell River.

Seniors enjoy watching their favourite celebrities and hearing the music they love,  but for some who live in-residence attending a  LIVE two hour theatre performance is not possible.  Vancouver Island business leaders are coming forth to lend a hand.   Quality Foods has stepped forward to sponsor the delivery of Elizabeth Ryan’s mini-theatre shows direct to seniors where they live.

 

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Thank you to Quality Foods and to Magnum Project Management for their generous support for 2015-2016.   The interaction, connection and  excitement of a mini-theatre musical experience is a great addition to the roster of entertainment most facilities are hosting. We hope to see more Vancouver Island businesses join in because everyone loves to attend a great show!  As many baby boomers move towards their golden years it is important to remember that connection is vital to quality of life.  Theatre is and will always be a group experience whose impact may best be expressed by Thorton Wilder,

“I regard the theatre
as the greatest of all art forms,
the most immediate way in
which a human being can
share with another ~
the sense of what it is
to be a human being.”
 

Thank You Sponsors!

The Incredible Power of Music

  • Aides in memory recall which contributes to reminiscence and ones satisfaction with life
  • Creates positive changes in mood and emotional states
  • Creates a sense of control over life through successful experiences
  • Gives a feeling of awareness of the self and environment which accompanies a shared group experience
  • Is highly effective in reducing anxiety and stress
  • Provides a nonpharmacological approach to reducing pain and discomfort
  • Can stimulate areas of the mind provoking interest, when no other approach is effective
  • Provides rhythmic structure and continuous movement which can improve vocal fluency as anadjunct to physical rehabilitation
  • Can stimulate emotional intimacy when spouses, families and friends who share creative music experiences
  • Provides an opportunity for positive social interaction with others, caregivers and families
  • Can reduce depression
  • Assists in recall and language skills and can decrease problem behaviour
  • Individuals in the late stages of dementia respond to and interact with music.

Music can improve, restore and help maintain good mental health!

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Venues and Presenters that have hosted

Elizabeth Ryan

  • The Cowichan Theatre, Duncan
  • The Evergreen Cultural Centre, Vancouver
  • The Port Theatre, Nanaimo
  • The Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River
  • The Charlie White Theatre, Sidney, Victoria
  • The Harbour Towers Hotel, Victoria
  • The Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay,
  • The Vernon Cultural Centre, Vernon
  • The Qualicum College Inn, Qualicum Beach
  • The Kelowna Community Concert Centre, Kelowna
  • The Renaissance Hotel, Vancouver
  • The Old Dutch Inn, Qualicum Beach
  • Eagle Crest Golf Club, Qualicum Beach
  • Morningstar Golf Club, Parksville
  • Country Club Shopping Centre
  • AVON BC Provincial Convention, Vancouver
  • Nanaimo Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256
  • British Columbia Touring Council Convention, Hyatt in Metrotown
  • BC Vintage Car Convention
  • The Kingfisher Lodge
  • Fire and Ice Festival, Qualicum Beach,
  • The Nanaimo International Bathtub Festival
  • The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce
  • Minstrels, Cowichan Bay
  • The Nanaimo Rotary Club
  • Woodgrove Shopping Centre
  • The Capital Theatre, Port Alberni
  • The Parksville-Qualicum Kiwanis Club
  • The Final Approach Restaurant, Qualicum Airport
  • Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
  • The Qualicum Lions Club
  • Assante Financial, Qualicum
  • Maple Bay Yacht Club
  • Long Lake Chateau, Nanaimo
  • The Parkville Royal Canadian Legion
  • The Views, Comox
  • The Gardens, Qualicum Beach
  • Trillium Lodge, Parksville
  • Stanford Place, Parksville
  • Malaspina Lodge, Nanaimo
  • Acme Foods, Nanaimo
  • Chesapeaks Restuarant, Qualicum Beach
  • Parksville Civic Centre, Parksville
  • Gourmet By The Sea, Campbell River
  • Berwick On The Lake, Nanaimo
  • Nanaimo Seniors Village, Nanaimo
  • Hawthorne Place, Qualicum Beach
  • Lakeside Gardens, Nanaimo
  • The Coast Bastion Hotel, Nanaimo
  • Arrowsmith Lodge, Parksville
  • Cokely Manor, Parksville
  • International Sandlcastle Festival, Parksville
  • The Nanaimo Yaught Club, Nanaimo
  • Arrowsmith Golf Course, Qualicum
  • Nanaimo Golf and Country Club, Nanaimo

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PAST SHOW SPONSORS
HONOUR WALL
 
Magnum Project Management
 Nanaimo News Bulletin
Alberni Times
Sooke News Mirror
Lockhart Industries
A Channel, Vancouver Island
Campbell River Mirror
Courtenay Comox Valley Record
Sidney Daily News
Vernon Morning Star
The Daily Courier, Kelowna
Cowichan News Leader
and CHEK Television

 

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