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 What clients are saying!

Cathy Lee,

Your presentation workshop with the history of shadow puppets was a wonderful part of our exploration of South Asian culture and history. Thank you for bringing your talents and humor to the Peel Region; it meant a lot to our program.

Paul Eck, Producer
Peel Region Diversity Program, May 2008

Hi Cathy Lee!

Thank you again for a wonderful puppet presentation today at Laura’s birthday party! The kids all enjoyed it, even the littlest ones (who were squirmy at times but nonetheless enjoyed it thoroughly!) All the parents afterwards were commenting on your positive energy, great performance, and interaction with the kids – and we are all impressed with your ability to remember everyone’s name so quickly! Laura was given a puppet theatre for her birthday (albeit a much smaller one than yours!) and she is playing with it now, re-enacting the princess and the prince story that she heard from you, with great enthusiasm. 

Thank you again for making her birthday party “one to remember”!

Have a wonderful summer,

Suzanne Pearen
Administrative Coordinator, CAPCT/TCPP
Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists


Thank you ever so much for putting on 2 fantastic shows at Kids Inc Camp this summer!  Our campers, staff, and management were entertained and drawn into your shows.  Your enthusiasm and professionalism made it easy to work with you and trust that you would be on time, prepared, and ready to WOW us every time.  Again a big thank you from the Kids Inc Camp Crew!


Kids Inc.


By the look on the faces of the children and their parents Arms Length Puppets were a huge success.  They were very professional and easy to work with and were a hit with the audience!

Thanks again Cathy Lee!

Kay Matthews
Manager, Georgetown Central B.I.A.


“This project entailed Cathy Lee Keogh Hammond working with the members of the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir in an afternoon workshop held in October, during which she engaged the children and teens in creating shadow puppet designs for the December concert. The MFYC members enjoyed working with Cathy Lee very much, and developed a true affection for her in a short time.

Cathy Lee continued to work with the MFYC on this project throughout the fall, attending several rehearsals as part of the choreography process of interpretive puppetry for the lyrics of the songs. Cathy’s work during the December concert was most professional, and I feel that the puppetry added a unique and enjoyable dimension to the performance.

Cathy Lee is a professional in every aspect and her enthusiasm is infectious.  I am confident that she will bring these qualities to any work that she undertakes.”

Deborah Bradley
Artistic Director, Mississauga
Festival Youth Choir


“Cathy Lee puts on a show with such enthusiasm, such creativity, such attention to detail, that the audience can't help itself from being wowed by the presentation. No matter the venue, she can adapt, squeeze or stretch the limits.  A total joy to behold.”

Sheila Slattery-Ford 

“Dear Cathy Lee, On behalf of the 266th Brownies, I would like to thank you very much for the puppeteer workshop you conducted. Your knowledge of puppets and your boundless enthusiasm left the Brownies spellbound as they listened to your presentation.

Thank you for making the evening educational in a creative and fun way.  The girls delighted in making their puppets, particularly with your positive encouragement and guidance. Thank you for opening one more door to their imaginations.”

Jo-Ann Crane Rodriques
Brown Owl, Erin Mills North, 266th Brownies


 “…Ms. Hammond visited my grade nine dramatic arts class as guest artist during our puppetry unit. She brought with her an impressive array of hand puppets, rod puppets, string puppets and shadow puppets, representing a variety of cultures. To the further delight of the students, she also brought scenery and diminutive props that she has used in her puppets shows. Ms. Hammond provided an entertaining history of puppetry, as she demonstrated manipulation techniques appropriate to the various puppets.  Her skill in manipulation is superb. 

Ms. Hammond matched her prowess in manipulation with an extensive repertoire of voices, as she created characters and brought her puppets to life. 

Ms. Hammond engaged her audience with wit and humour. Her pacing was lively and effective, and she encouraged our students to ask questions. Her workshop was highly informative and thoroughly enjoyable. She is a consummate professional whose expertise provided enrichment and benefited our students tremendously.

I recommend Cathy Lee Keogh Hammond to any school or community group seeking a knowledgeable, skilful puppeteer with an effervescent personality!”

R.M. Nolan, Drama Department 
Father Michael Goetz Secondary School – Mississauga, Ontario


“…As Cathy Lee’s performance is very interactive, the children (approx. 250) were completely involved and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I have to say this was one of our best so far and I would thoroughly recommend her for any event of this nature. I should also mention that many of the parents enjoyed it just as much as the children, and were singing her praises at the end of the performance.”

Mary P. Deeley 
Executive Assistant & Children’s Party Coordinator

“…The show was entertaining for both parents and children. The set and puppets were very attractive and the story was well performed. I would highly recommend Arm’s Length Puppets to stage a show for children’s events.”

Astrid Ramcharan
Executive Administrative Assistant, Noranda Inc.


“Arm's Length Puppets was a great success for many of our stores. Both children and adults were thoroughly entertained. The added increase in traffic was a bonus!”   

Jeremy Cammy
Events Manager, Indigo Books


“High energy, interactive performances that keep the audience on the edge of their seats with excitement.”

Liz Van Eysinga
Program Supervisor, City of Brampton Parks and Recreation


“I have never seen so many children spellbound and literally awestruck by the puppetry show that Cathy Lee presented to our group of kids. Truly an amazing talent, Cathy Lee shared her joy and skill with children that are rarely exposed to this art form in this day and age of computers and video games. The laughter was so loud the adults wanted to leave the seminar and join in the fun!” 

Shelagh Barry
Manager, Resource and Program Development
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

“...Cathy Lee’s puppet show is the heart of our children’s tent. Cathy Lee has created a puppet show the children and adults both enjoy, it has the children laughing at the story and amazed by the puppets and the set. Cathy always stays after her show to let the children have an up close look at the set and the puppets, and they always have lots of questions that Cathy Lee is happy to answer. The children really learn to appreciate puppetry through watching one of Cathy Lee’s shows”.

Caren Morrison
Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life


“My daughters attended a puppet course taught by Cathy Lee Keogh Hammond of Arm's Length Puppets in July, 2004. Cathy's enthusiasm and creativity was contagious...the kids were thrilled to make their own puppets and perform in a play at the end of the week. My kids were so excited about puppetry that Cathy Lee performed at their birthday party, which included a puppet play and hands-on puppet workshop where the kids made their own hand puppets. I would highly recommend Cathy Lee Keogh Hammond and Arm's Length Puppets for some fun and creative puppetry!” 

Lisa Ragozzino


“A must see performance for all ages. Cathy Lee's versatility is captivating and funny!” 

Nigel Gonsalves
Peel Regional Police


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