Live Productions

"Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series". Founded in 1988, this annual fundraising event for the Canadian Association of Food Banks travels across Canada raising money and collecting food for local food banks. Each year this project engages sponsorship from 50 corporate and community supporters and utilizes hundreds of volunteers. Awarded CCMA Country Event of the Year in 1998, it has also become a national television special.

"Dreamcatcher Concert Tour" for Health Canada and Canadian Heritage. In 1997 this cross Canada tour featured Tom Jackson and his band in concert along with actor Michelle Thrush. Performances were accompanied by discussions promoting the prevention of suicides among Aboriginal youth. Since 1997 this annual tour has traveled to over 90 communities, culminating in a documentary special for CMT in 2001. Other artists featured on the tour included: Susan Aglukark, Amanda Stott, Tracey Brown, Duane Steele, Joan Kennedy and Lisa Brokop.

"Trickster 2000" for Health Canada was developed as a one-hour dramatic presentation in celebration of National Aboriginal Awareness Week. Featuring Aboriginal artistry in various mediums with performances daily in Ottawa, this self-contained production targeted government employees and encouraged audience participation.

"Canada Night 2000" for World Petroleum Congress was a cross-cultural, multi-faceted spectacle of Canadian artistry. Threaded with Aboriginal lore, a cast of 300 assembled in the international ring at Spruce Meadows to combine traditional and contemporary themes in both dance and music from all regions of Canada.

"CBC at the Stampede" was a series of 8 shows performed daily from the Calgary Stampede, featuring top North American acts including Wayne Rostad, Fred Penner, Al Simmons, Barrage and Tom Jackson.

"The Spirit Surrounds You" for the Canadian Olympic Association. In April 1998, Tomali Pictures produced an outdoor public show and an indoor private show to celebrate the return of Canada's athletes from Japan; to remember the successful Calgary Olympics in 1988; and to host the President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Samaranch. Twenty-four medal winners were honoured and the Olympic Order was presented to two new inductees.

"Partnership in Education Awards", "Employment Equity Awards","University / Industry Synergy Awards" for the Conference Board of Canada. These national shows were a combination of awards presentations and entertainment celebrating 1997 industry and education leaders from across Canada.

"Red River Relief Benefit Concert". The first show, staged in Calgary at the Saddledome for 10,000 people, raised over $650,000 for flood relief victims in Manitoba. A few days later this concert was remounted in Winnipeg, at the Forks, in front of 70,000 people.

"World Needs More Canada" for Tourism Canada. In 1996 a cast and crew of 30 travelled to New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles presenting a one-hour show launching a marketing campaign designed to encourage the travel industry to choose Canada as a destination point. Original music for this show was composed by Tom Jackson and Bruce Leitl.

"Dreamcatcher" for Tourism Canada. In 1995 and 1996 a cast and crew of 15 travelled to seven cities in Germany presenting Aboriginal culture and entertainment to the German travel industry.

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