Link to one of Doreen's storytelling performances:
Monthly performances on a theme at:
- Bow View Manor
Weekly performances on a theme at:
- Scenic Acres Retirement Community
Doreen performed as Emily Murphy at the Famous Five Foundation event (Oct. 2018)
"Amusement Park" (July 2016): Loft 112 - Long Lunch, Quick Reads
"The Clearing" (Fall 2014): Prairie Fire Magazine
"A Good Day" (January 2014): http://montrealserai.com/tag/doreen-vanderstoop/
"Old Crow" (November 2013): Epiphany Magazine Online
"Borrowed Daughter" (October 2013): http://www.prairiejournal.org/stories.html
"The Clearing" (October 2013): Hon. Mention in Brenda Strathern Late Bloomers Contest
"Gertie" (June 2012): http://alexandrawriterswritenow.blogspot.ca/2012_06_01_archive.html (scroll to bottom of page)
"Getting Carried Away in my Car" (July 2011): CBC website pick-of-the-day
"Amusement Park" (June 2011): Finalist in Writers Union of Canada contest
"Streaker" (February 2011): CBC website pick-of-the-day for ‘Stranger than Fiction’ contest
TALES (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling): www.talesalberta.org
Writer's Guild of Alberta: writersguild.ca
Alexandra Writers' Centre Society: www.alexandrawriters.org
Loft 112: www.loft112.org/
Lori Hahnel, Writer: lorihahnel.ca
Merilyn Simonds, Writer/Editor: merilynsimonds.com
Mary Hays, Storyteller: www.storymary.com
Shaun Hunter, Writer: shaunhunter.ca
Marie Bryce, Storyteller: www.thewildstoryteller.com
Karen Gummo, Storyteller: www.karengummo.squarespace.com
Shelf Life Books: shelflifebooks.ca
Creative Non-Fiction Collective: http://creativenonfictioncollective.ca/
Silvera for Seniors (Dec. 3 to 19): Perform stories and songs for "Christmas Around the World" at all 9 Silveraproperties.
Coburn Community Centre (Dec. 2): Perform songs for Christmas party.
Kairos Blanket Exercise: Performed as European in Cheryle Chagnon-Greyeyes' presentation of Indigenous history in Canada pre- and post-Contact
- National Energy Board (Nov. 21)
- Commons Church (Oct. 13)
- National Food Inspection Agency (May 23)
- National Sport School (May 9)
- St. Leo's Centre (May 4)
- Montessori School (Apr. 30)
- St. Andrew's Church (Apr. 11)
The Swan (Nov. 19): Performed stories and songs with Betty Hersberger for "Home Sweet Home" show.
Buffalo Trails School District: Performed songs and family stories with Mary Hays in show entitled "Women in War"
- Provost School (Nov. 16 - 4 shows for Grades 2 to 12)
- Vermilion Elementary School (Nov. 15 pm - 2 shows for Grades 2 to 6)
- Kitscoty Jr/Sr High School (Nov. 15 am - 2 shows for Grades 9 to 11)
- E.H. Walter School in Paradise Valley (Nov. 14 pm - 2 shows for Grades 3 to 12)
- Irma School (Nov. 13 pm - 2 shows for Grades 3 to 12)
- Wainwright High School (Nov. 13 am - 2 shows for Grades 10-12)
Scenic Acres Seniors Residence (Nov. 9): Performed songs and family stories with Mary Hays for Remembrance Day event.
Belfast School (Nov. 7): Performed songs and family stories with Mary Hays in "Women in War" program for Grade 2 class.
TALES Story Cafe (Oct. 31): Performed story and songs for "Tales from the Crypt" hosted by Michael Newsom and Mary Hays.
Famous Five Foundation Person's Case Anniversary (Oct. 18): Performed at Emily Ferguson Murphy.
Panel Member "Storytelling: It's a Thing!" (Sept. 12): Participated in discussion of storytelling as a career.
The Swan (Aug. 20) - Stories and songs about trains with Betty Hersberger.
Storytellers of Canada Conference - Peterborough (July 5-7): Performer in story showcase & workshop presenter.
Calgary Zoo (June 27): Presented storytelling workshop with Mary Hays.
Silvera for Seniors campfires (June 11 to July 19): Performed program "Stories and Songs from Around the World" at all 9 Silvera properties.
Loft 112 (May 9): Presented storytelling workshop with Mary Hays.
Scenic Acres Seniors Residence (May 6): Three storytelling/music sets at the Annual Open House.
TALES Calgary Story Cafe (Apr. 25): Performed Dutch folktale.
"The Jester of Malahide Castle" (March 17): Director/host/storyteller in TALES Calgary's celebration of World Storytelling Day.
Aspen Woods Retirement Community (March 17): St. Patrick's Day celebration with stories and songs.
St. David’s Church (Feb. 2): Performance of Canadian stories and songs for the Friendship Club.
High Performance Rodeo "Trophy" show (Jan. 17 - 19): Stories of transformation in the atrium of Calgary Municipal Building.
Chateau Renoir (November 9): Remembrance Day performance of stories and songs with Mary Hays.
Canada 150 Concert (November 4): Co-produced concert with Mary Hays in celebration of Canada 150.
Anniversary of the Persons Case (October 18): Appeared as Emily Ferguson Murphy at the Famous Five monument at Olympic Plaza.
Hillhurst United Church (October 14): Led storytelling workshop with Mary Hays and Gordon Churchill.
Rotary Club (September 14): Presented an overview of TALES and performed "Liberation," the story of my parents' experience in Holland at the end of WWII.
"Stories on the Way: Tales of Movement and Migration" (September 13): Co-hosted storytelling open mic at Eau Claire Market.
Silvera for Seniors campfires (August 14 - 28): Performed stories and songs to celebrate Canada 150 at all of 9 Silvera properties in Calgary.
Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies (August 6 to 12): Led songs and told stories at the nightly campfires.
Canadian Stories Magazine Biennial Conference in Drumheller (August 4): Storyteller for opening night of conference.
Alexandra Writers' Centre Society (July 24): Presented Storytelling 101 workshop.
Spine-tingling Tales (July 8 in Edmonton): Performed story "Brabo and the Giant" at the Edmonton Cemetery.
Canada Day (Olds, Alberta): Stories and songs in celebration of Canada 150 with Mary Hays and Betty Hersberger.
Chinatown Tour (June 23): Performed "Ghost Train" during tour hosted by Dale Lee Kwong.
Didsbury Library (June 21): Stories and songs on railway theme with Betty Hersberger.
Seton Retirement Community (June 19): Songs and stories for Father's Day tribute.
Aspen Woods Retirement Community (June 19): Songs and stories for Father's Day tribute.
"See Olds First" (June 17): Songs and story in a play of stories produced by Mary Hays.
Westview Retirement Community (June 14): Stories and songs on railway theme with guest performer, Betty Hersberger.
Seniors Week - Scenic Acres Retirement Community (June 9): Stories and songs on railway theme with guest performer, Betty Hersberger.
Storytelling Concert for Didsbury Canada 150 celebration (June 6): Co-hosted event and performed stories and music.
TALES Storytelling Festival (May 26): Performed during evening concert on the theme of "Canadian Spirits."
Jane's Walk (May 5): Performed during Jane's Walk tour of Chinatown.
TALES Story Cafe (April 26): Performed story and song on the theme "Wash Day Blues."
World Storytelling Day Concert (March 18): Co-produced and performed in concert to celebrate Canada 150.
Chateau Renoir (February 14): Stories and songs about love with Mary Hays.
Amica - Aspen Woods Seniors Community (February 7): Stories and songs about love.
Private Birthday Party (February 4): Stories and songs tailored to the celebrant.
Chinatown Tour (January 20): Performed story during tour hosted by Dale Lee Kwong.
City of Calgary, Recreation, Culture Division (January 17): Co-led workshop on storytelling with Cassy Welburn.
Skyline Hikers Camp (August 1 to 5): Performed stories and songs around evening campfires at a backcountry camp.
Edmonton Federal Building, Alberta Legislature (July 23): Period songs to accompany a piece by Mary Hays about her pioneer grandmother.
Centennial Park Gazebo, Olds, AB (Canada Day): Period songs to accompany Nellie McClung (played by Mary Hays) making a speech about universal suffrage.
Scenic Acres Seniors Residence (Canada Day): Stories and songs for a Canada Day tribute to multi-culturalism.
TALES Edmonton Storytelling Festival (May 28): Two shows (one for adults; one for children) on the theme of trains and railway building in Canada.
CJSW Radio (May 12): Stories from the February Story Cafe on "Charmer's Almanac." Check it out (Blue checker board icon at bottom - Doreen's story at 00:46).
St. Sebastian School (May 4): Train stories and songs.
Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church (April 29): An evening of song and story about "Spring."
TALES Calgary Story Cafe (February 24): Doreen hosted the Cafe and performed with guest performers on the theme of "Wind."