Naomi Ventura

I am an elementary school teacher at a middle school in the Peel District School Board. I have followed Deborah Davis’ artistic, educational and inclusive productions for more than 20 years and am proud to be a part of the Odyssey Showcase advisory Board. From the onset of “What is this Thing Called Jazz” through its transition to “The Gift of Jazz”, and the subsequent development of “Canada Roars”, Odyssey Showcase’s productions continue to evolve with the times, remaining culturally responsive and diverse, historically accurate, and very entertaining.

As a teacher, I can attest to the usefulness and relevance of the cross-curricular programs and resources offered by Odyssey Showcase, which have served me and my students very well over the years. Additionally, students enjoyed learning about Canada’s history and watching the characters come to life and interacting with them on annual excursions to Ottawa. I am excited to be a part of Odyssey Showcase’s Advisory Board, working with the team to make these programs and characters accessible to all teachers and students across the country.

Special Thanks to TD Bank for its support of these presentations.

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Thank you to the Government of Canada’s Celebration and Commemoration Program for financially supporting the presentation of the War of 1812 and our tribute to The First World War.

All photos by Alan Dean Photography, photolafontaine and Stephen Willcock with permission.

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