Ann Skelhorn

Artistic Director


Ann was hired on as Artistic Director for the SSCTF in late 2013 to lead the 2014 production of Alice In Wonderland.  We are pleased to welcome Ann back for our 2015 production.


Ann comes to us with many years of theatre experience including her ongoing work with with Shuswap Theatre in Salmon Arm.


Ann was the recipient of the 2014 Theatre BC Okanagan Zone award for Best Light Design for her work on Shuswap Theatre's production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Revised".

Tracy Laug
Founding Director
​Finance & Treasury

Finance/TreasuryTracy is our Treasurer and handles all money matters for the foundation including  receipt of monies, payment of expenses, banking duties, preparation of budgets, year-end financials, and prepares the grant-in-aid applications for the foundation.

The Faces Behind The Scenes

Lona Heinzig
Founding Director

Lona is our foundation’s current costume and props coordinator.  She brings to her position, musical theatre experience of her own and has a keen understanding of how a production comes together.    Along with her volunteer committee, she works closely with the Artistic Director, to create the props and coordinate the costuming for the foundation’s productions.  
The South Shuswap Children’s Theatre Foundation was founded in January, 2013. What started out as a Friday night drop-in theatre & improv group for kids, evolved into something more after the kids expressed their interest in working on a large-scale project.  

FACES Studio Administrator Karen Brown, together with an eager group of parents willing to form the first Board of Directors, decided to incorporate the foundation as a non-profit society.   

​Mary Jackson, the foundation’s first Artistic Director, chose Treasure Island  as the group’s first production.  The kids, together with their parents, our volunteer Directors and Mary presented Treasure Island to a large & very appreciative audience in the Spring of 2013.

In 2014, Ms. Ann Skelhorne took over as the Artistic Director for the foundation.  She brings a wealth of acting and directing experience to her role with the SSCTF. Ann brought the SSCTF production of Alice In Wonderland to life with a grand vision and drawing on the enegy and ideas brought by the children involved in the show.

​The foundation operates as its own society, out of FACES Fine Arts Studio, located at #7 – 2425 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC.

Our History

The South Shuswap Children’s Theatre Foundation is built upon the efforts of our volunteer Board of Directors and a few other dedicated volunteers.

Following the retirement of 3 of our founding directors, we are currently in the process of confirming our new board. We look forward to welcoming the enthusiasm and fresh ideas of our new directors and will be updating this area very soon!

A heartfelt thank you goes out to our retiring directors Dee Crinion, Marilyn Dishon, and Kelly Smeltzer, for their work over the first two years of the Foundation's activities. We of course would not be here at all were it not for the driving force of Karen Brown who dreamed up the idea of forming the South Shuswap Children's Theatre Foundation in late 2012 and took on the role of Administrator for the past 2 years. We will miss all of these faces and extend our heartfelt thanks for all that they have done to contribute to the success of the SSCTF.


Rhys Laug

Media & Marketing


Since the formation of the SSCTF, Rhys has been handling all of the advertising and media relations for the foundation.


Rhys is also the primary contact for sponsorship opportunities...