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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Miss Maple Mysteries


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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Ottawa, ON



Offered in English.



Episode 1: The Body in the Dumpster

When you leave your safe, suburban house at the end of a pandemic, you’re taking your life in your hands, but you don’t expect to be suddenly on the run from a murderer.

This mystery series features retired civil servant Mabel Maple, the "Miss Marple of Orleans," as she investigates murder and mayhem in the east end of Ottawa, beginning with a body behind the Your Independent Grocery store in the Orleans Gardens strip mall that has the whole neighbourhood agog.

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Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre has toured across Canada and the U.S. since 1978 with over 100 performances a year in schools, libraries, children's festivals and theatres. Kathy has also written for many children's TV shows, including Mr. Dressup, Under the Umbrella Tree, and Theodore Tugboat. John appeared as Jackson on the YTV show Crazy Quilt. Numerous awards include an ACTRA award and a Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA, the international puppetry association.

We aim to present intimate and innovative theatre experiences for audiences of all ages, with simple effects that encourage people to use their imaginations and see things from different points of view.

Throughout the pandemic we recorded, edited, and streamed more than 80 virtual presentations to more than 17,000 participants in school, family, and senior audiences. With this family friendly podcast for adults, we hope to reach a whole new audience.

• The company that's known for delightful and intelligent puppet shows for kids of all ages.—Ottawa Citizen • Magical—London Free Press • Marvelous effects created with minimal props…superb use of music —Calgary Herald • Stunningly imaginative—Winnipeg Free Press • A definite 10 out of 10!—CBO Morning • Rag & Bone has earned a reputation for creating fascinating children's entertainment with a minimum of props but an abundance of imagination—Ottawa Citizen • Gets imaginations humming—Calgary Herald


Kathy MacLellan