CASC/ACSS Conference 2018





President’s Dinner Reception

We begin our artistic adventure together and welcome you with our President’s Dinner and Reception. Enjoy the Deerhurst Classic Buffet with something to please everyone.   This signature buffet includes traditional Canadian and Muskoka flavours.   We will have presentations by the Board and your 2018 Planning Team. 

We are pleased to welcome Room 217 as our entertainment for the evening.   You may find out more about their organization by visiting their display table.   We thank them for their generosity in providing the entertainment.

Bev FosterBev Foster, MA, is the Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation. She is an experienced, performer, songwriter and music educator. Bev has taught music in in the Durham District School Board as well as in her private studio and has been the Executive Director of the Ontario Vocal Festival, and Director of Music in several churches. Compelled by their own caregiving situation, Bev and her husband, Rob, founded the Room 217 Foundation in 2009. Bev speaks and writes extensively on the power of music.


Dinner Sponsored by:   Ontario Central Northwest Region


Entertainment sponsored by:    

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Improv Dinner Theatre

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Jennine Profeta and her LOL Friends


Jennine is an actor, improviser, writer and instructor at The Second City Training Centre. An alumnus of The Second City’s National Touring Company, she also performed improv and sketch comedy for The Second City aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Jennine has also appeared in many commercials and was a principal player on Howie Mandel’s “Howie Do It” for NBC. She’s written for CBC (TV, Radio & industrials) as well as Chatelaine, Today’s Parent and Best Health magazines. Jennine has performed across Canada, in the U.S. and Australia and is embarking on a tour with the all-female comedy extravaganza “Girls Nite Out” with Elvira Kurt.



Dave is a 3-time winner of the Canadian Comedy Award as part of the influential improv troupe Slap Happy, and a former performer for Second City Theatricals. He spent two seasons writing for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, where he created the segment “Something You Might Not Know About Canada” and frequently appeared as the inept street reporter ‘Dave Pearce’ in “Pearcing the Public”. Dave is also a sought-after instructor with The Second City, having taught all levels of improv and writing there since 2000.




Kerry is an actor, improviser, and director based in Toronto.  He has been performing in the Toronto improv scene for over 20 years.  After training with the Second City, he went on to form the award winning improv troupe Slap Happy, which was a mainstay of the Toronto comedy scene for over 10 years and toured across North America and Europe.  He joined the mainstage cast of the Second City Toronto in 2008 and wrote and performed in two award-winning shows. He returned to Second City as a director in 2010 and has since directed four critically acclaimed revues in Toronto as well as several of their Norwegian Cruise Lines shows.  Kerry has been teaching improv with the Second City training centre for over 15 years and has also taught at numerous other venues around Toronto including the Bad Dog Theatre Company, The Social Capital, and for a wide range of corporate clients.  As an actor Kerry has appeared in over 100 television and radio commercials as well as appearances on numerous television shows such as Degrassi (CBC), Covert Affairs (Showcase) and Murdoch Mysteries (CBC).  Kerry has won multiple Canadian Comedy Awards including twice being named Canada’s best male improviser.



Jim Clayton’s latest album, Lenny Jumps In, landed in the Top 10 at Canadian jazz radio and Top 30 in the US. His 2014 album Songs My Daughter Knows was described as “warm and soulful” by DownBeat. Jim won three national awards with The Clayton/Scott Group, and his music has been heard internationally on radio, in film, and on television (including Dateline NBC and The Kardashians). He spent a decade as a music director with Emmy-winning theatre company The Second City, entertaining audiences around the globe, from ex-pats in Asia to our troops in Bosnia.


Friday Night at the conference

We will provide you with a food voucher and you sign up at the registration desk to join one of the groups going into one of the local restaurants in Huntsville, Bracebridge or Gravenhurst or you may use your voucher to enjoy another meal at the resort. Participants who don’t pick up their voucher will receive a charitable tax receipt for a donation to the conference. 



Join us at the campfire ring for a traditional Muskoka campfire.   Bring your friends and  family.   Plan a crazy skit together.  Bring your instruments.  Share a story, dance, reading and poetry.  Bring smores, hotdogs, campfire pies, bannock. 




Night skyStarlight Foundation Fun Run, Walk or Stroll

Registration – 8:30


One of the most awesome sights in Muskoka is the stars at night.   This year we have a 5KM walk to raise money for the Foundation through the Muskoka fields and forests.   If you didn’t sign up at registration, you may sign up at the Foundation table in our display table section or at the registration table on the night of the run.   Bring warm clothes, comfortable walking shoes or boots and your flashlights.  Join us in the hospitality suite following the run for warm beverages and snacks.  


Self-Care Saturday

Imagine.   You have a whole afternoon for self-care.  From noon on Saturday until our closing banquet, you have access to one of the most beautiful resorts and tourist areas in the world.   Take some time to enjoy the many amenities that the resort offers.  Consider visiting one of the area tourist attractions.   Bring your family up to enjoy a day together or simply rest in the quietness and peacefulness that is surrounding us.   Enjoy some time connecting with friends or  nurture your soul in the silence.  This time is yours to renew, refresh and nurture.    

Closing Banquet


We close our artistic adventure with a beautiful three course semi-formal sit down dinner.   Together we will celebrate our time together and the accomplishments of our members throughout the year with the awards ceremony.   Our evening will conclude with a presentation and invitation from the 2019 Conference Planning Team. 



The Hospitality Suite

The hospitality suite will be open Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00-midnight.  Stop by to meet new friends, share your day and your creative expressions.   We will have a selection of beverages and treats for you to enjoy.