Did you miss getting tickets to this year’s River Clyde Pageant? It’s not too late! We are seeking volunteers to assist in various roles for each performance of In the Wake of the Tale, and are offering two tickets to any night of the Pageant to all volunteers who sign up for a shift.
Volunteer roles are as follows:
Parking Attendant (shift runs 6:30-7:50pm)
Parking attendants greet guests arriving in their vehicles at one of four parking locations in New Glasgow. They assist guests with finding a place to park, and provide directions to the Pageant Box Office.
Parking attendant volunteers can watch the full performance immediately after their shift ends.
Box Office Attendants (shift runs from 6:30-8:00pm)
Box Office attendants assist the Box Office Manager with taking and checking tickets, and serving lemonade at our box office lemonade stand.
Box office volunteers can watch the full performance immediately after their shift ends.
Post-Show Supper Servers (shift runs from 8:30-10:30pm)
Post-show supper volunteers assist with set-up, serving food, and cleanup at the outdoor meal that concludes each performance of the Pageant.
Servers will not get the opportunity to see the show on the night they volunteer, but will be given tickets to attend another night’s performance
Whale Paddlers/Puppeteers (shift runs from 6:30-9:30pm)
Whale paddlers/puppeteers are part of the performance, paddling a six-person whale puppet on a dual-canoe watercraft on the river, and assisting with puppeteering the whale on land.
Handling of the whale puppet involves some heavy lifting, as you are part of a six-person puppet team. Prior experience with paddling is an asset.
As whale paddlers and puppeteers are part of the performance, volunteers will be given tickets to see the performance on an alternate evening.
Mi’kmaq Drum Boat Paddlers (Shift runs from 6:30 to 9:30pm)
Drum Boat paddlers are part of the performance, paddling a group of Mi’kmaq drummers on a dual-canoe watercraft on the river. Prior experience with paddling is an asset.
As drum boat paddlers are part of the performance, volunteers will be given tickets to see a performance on an alternate evening.
Ghostly Fish Puppeteers (Shift runs from 7:00 to 9:30pm)
No prior experience with puppetry necessary! This role involves operating a single-person fish puppet, with a group of ghostly fish puppeteers. You will be fully trained just prior to the show by our skilled puppet team.
This role allows you to watch the majority of the performance until the Pageant’s finale, at which point you become part of the show as a puppeteer. You are welcome to bring a guest with you to watch or puppeteer with you.
Performances of In the Wake of the Tale run on July 26th (this is a dress rehearsal, no meal after), 27th and 28th, and August 2nd, 3rd, 4th. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Virginia our volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know which dates are you are available to volunteer, and which role you would like to take on.