Theatre Ontario's Axe of Kindness

Join Us at Axe of Kindness 2019

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Join us as we turn those axes into forces for good – at Theatre Ontario’s annual community fundraiser "Axe of Kindness" on September 22.

This year we’re not throwing bowling balls… we’re throwing axes. Come join us as we raise funds for our programming for Ontario’s theatre community. There are prizes for top fundraisers, top scorers, and door prizes for participants.

Thanks to our sponsor, BATL Axe-Throwing Arena in Toronto.



When? Sunday, September 22 at 1pm.

Where? BATL Axe-Throwing Arena, 33 Villiers Street, Toronto.

Why? Our goal is to raise funds to support the operation of our core programs and services, which help theatre artists develop their talent and careers, while fostering healthy and vibrant theatre communities across the province.

Show your support and join us to help meet our $8,000 fundraising goal!

Who? You!


How you can play a role


Come throw axes. Contact us and we’ll help you secure a spot on one of the teams. All participants collect donations from family members, friends, co-workers and business associates in support of their participation in the event.

We are thrilled to welcome our first teams:

  • The Bad Axes - Team Captain: Brenda Worsnop
  • Bay City Throwers - Team Captain: Carri Johnson
  • The Brat Pack - Team Captain: Raeburn Ferguson
  • Kiss Our Axes - Team Captain: Elley-Ray


Companies, organizations and friends are encouraged to pledge money to support any of the participants or for the team of their choice.


There is a wide-range of corporate sponsorship opportunities available to local companies and businesses - such as donating prizes to inspire our participants.


How to donate

  1. Donate online through Canada Helps
  2. Call us today to donate by credit card: 416.408.4556
  3. Donate cash, cheque (made payable to Theatre Ontario), or e-transfer to the participant you’re supporting
  4. Contact us to donate a prize


For more information

If you are interested in participating, please contact Raeburn Ferguson, Professional Theatre and Education Manager at or 416.408.4556 x.12.


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