Paddle Song

By Dinah Christie with Tom Hill
Directed by Dinah Christie

Celebrating a Canadian literary pioneer!

Paddle Song explores the life and times of E. Pauline Johnson, famed Mohawk poet from Six Nations, Ontario. We follow Johnson from a little girl on Chiefswood to writer and performer, touring across the countryside and home again.

Pauline was a trailblazer artist of mixed blood heritage who toured across Canada, the United States, and Europe celebrating her art and culture.

Co-presented with the 30th Annual High Performance Rodeo


E. Pauline Johnson - Cheri Maracle

Creative Team

Playwright - Dinah Christie with Tom Hill
Director - Dinah Christie
Lighting Design - Dave DeGrow
Original Costume Design - Erika Iserhoff      Sound Design - Dinah Christie
Scenic Design - Tom Hill                                               Stage Manager - Ashley Bomberry                    Slides - Trevor Schwellnus                             Original Lyrics & Music - Dinah Christie           Musical Arrangements - Mark Rutherford and Justin Burgess, Brendan Peltier, Marc Nadjiwan-Merilainen



We have changed our showtimes to:

Monday           12  PM       
Tuesday          12  PM
Wednesday    12 PM
Thursday        12 PM & 6 PM
Friday               12 PM & 6 PM
Saturday         12 PM
Sunday            Closed


"Paddle Song at High Performance Rodeo hits all the right notes"

Calgary Sun, Read Review Here


"(Maracle's) stage presence is marvelously magnetic. Her performance is a true delight"

Joyful Magpies, Read Review Here

"Paddle Song explores the dynamic life of Pauline Johnson"

Calgary Herald, Read Review Here



Posted on July 14, 2015 .