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  • J. Frederick Brown
    J. Frederick Brown
    What a pleasant surprise to find this site. In the mid 1980's when I was a student at Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, I authored a study on the Charlottetown Festival's first 20 years entitled THE CHARLOTTETOWN FESTIVAL IN REVIEW. It eventually was published by The University of Guelph, as was the second study entitled, THE CHARLOTTETOWN FESTIVAL IN REVUE. Preparing for that study I spent the entire spring "shadowing" the Festival's rehearsal period. That involved my observation of rehearsals for "Anne", "Ye Gods" and "Singin' And Dancin" Tonight. That's were I met Greg. We spent a few hours discussing the need for a study of this nature and he supported and encouraged my desire to see it complete. Of all the cast members associated with the Festival that year, I remember few but I do remember Greg. He was not only a remarkable performer (I still watch my video copy of "Singin' And Dancin' on a regular basis) but a kind human being who took the time to make a "researcher" feel comfortable among "actors". I was certainly out of my element. I don't know why Greg's "interest in and attitude towards" this project" has stuck with me all these years but it has. Maybe one remembers the "source of encouragement" that enspires one to complete something or maybe Greg was a 'mentor" in ways. Who knows. The reseach project was successful for me, earning me a mark of 95, but I can't help but think that Greg in some way contributed towards that success. There were other members of the cast who showed no interest, shared no stories and gave no encouragement. Every so often I think, "What ever happened to Greg?" and yesterday that thought entered my mind and so I decided to do an internet search and I found this site. I didn't know. So ... I just wanted to say Thank you Greg.

    What a pleasant surprise to find this site.

    In the mid 1980's when I was a student at Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, I authored a study on the Charlottetown Festival's first 20 years entitled THE CHARLOTTETOWN FESTIVAL IN REVIEW. It eventually was published by The University of Guelph, as was the second study entitled, THE CHARLOTTETOWN FESTIVAL IN REVUE.

    Preparing for that study I spent the entire spring "shadowing" the Festival's rehearsal period. That involved my observation of rehearsals for "Anne", "Ye Gods" and "Singin' And Dancin" Tonight.

    That's were I met Greg. We spent a few hours discussing the need for a study of this nature and he supported and encouraged my desire to see it complete.

    Of all the cast members associated with the Festival that year, I remember few but I do remember Greg.

    He was not only a remarkable performer (I still watch my video copy of "Singin' And Dancin' on a regular basis) but a kind human being who took the time to make a "researcher" feel comfortable among "actors".

    I was certainly out of my element.

    I don't know why Greg's "interest in and attitude towards" this project" has stuck with me all these years but it has.

    Maybe one remembers the "source of encouragement" that enspires one to complete something or maybe Greg was a 'mentor" in ways. Who knows.

    The reseach project was successful for me, earning me a mark of 95, but I can't help but think that Greg in some way contributed towards that success.

    There were other members of the cast who showed no interest, shared no stories and gave no encouragement.

    Every so often I think, "What ever happened to Greg?" and yesterday that thought entered my mind and so I decided to do an internet search and I found this site.

    I didn't know.

    So ... I just wanted to say

    Thank you Greg.

  • Tammy Johnston from the Poppy's Star Days
    Tammy Johnston from the Poppy's Star Days
    Hello, We are putting together a " Poppy's Star MY Space" page to try and contact the people that used to work/perform there. I hope it is ok to post Greg's Bio there. Thanks, Tammy

    Hello,
    We are putting together a " Poppy's Star MY Space" page to try and contact the people that used to work/perform there. I hope it is ok to post Greg's Bio there.
    Thanks,
    Tammy

  • Diane McAdam
    Diane McAdam
    Hi Beverly and Ruth, I was thinking of Greg tonight, so decided to Google him. I was so happy to come across his smiling face, from our youth and you guys too. I haven't seen a picture of you guys in all these years. I couldn't remember what you looked like until I saw the pictures, then it all came back to me. We had so much fun back then. I remember you Ruth fixing use icetea (a first for me) and snacks after school. We ran through your sprinkler and played in your wading pool. When it wasn't nice out we played in your playroom. In the summertime we ate your crabapples off your tree. When school was open, we walked down your lane and past your gate nearly everyday. Greg always took care of us, and I thought he was so big and strong. I am sad I didn't get to know him as a man. I wish I could have seen him perform. Nice job you did on the website beverly! I hope you two are healthy and as happy as you can be. All my love...Diane

    Hi Beverly and Ruth,
    I was thinking of Greg tonight, so decided to Google him. I was so happy to come across his smiling face, from our youth and you guys too. I haven't seen a picture of you guys in all these years. I couldn't remember what you looked like until I saw the pictures, then it all came back to me. We had so much fun back then. I remember you Ruth fixing use icetea (a first for me) and snacks after school. We ran through your sprinkler and played in your wading pool. When it wasn't nice out we played in your playroom. In the summertime we ate your crabapples off your tree. When school was open, we walked down your lane and past your gate nearly everyday. Greg always took care of us, and I thought he was so big and strong. I am sad I didn't get to know him as a man. I wish I could have seen him perform. Nice job you did on the website beverly! I hope you two are healthy and as happy as you can be.
    All my love...Diane

  • Tammy Thompson
    Tammy Thompson
    I am pretty sure it was the same Greg Bond who I saw in a production of Godspell in Hamilton. I got his autograph and always remembered how good he was. Years later, I went to see Cats in Toronto, and saw Greg again. Again he was great and I think the photograph used was the same one from years before. I heard he was going to be in the turing company of Cats, and the I heard of his untimely death. For some reason, I still think about this man that made such an impression on me all those years ago.

    I am pretty sure it was the same Greg Bond who I saw in a production of Godspell in Hamilton. I got his autograph and always remembered how good he was. Years later, I went to see Cats in Toronto, and saw Greg again. Again he was great and I think the photograph used was the same one from years before. I heard he was going to be in the turing company of Cats, and the I heard of his untimely death. For some reason, I still think about this man that made such an impression on me all those years ago.

  • Jeannie Lewis
    Jeannie Lewis
    What a moving tribute to such a talented person. He achieved so mucn. I'ts good to catch up and fill in gaps in Greg's early years prior to Australia and know more of his achievements afterwards. It's also wonderful and generous that you have set up the testimonial in his name.

    What a moving tribute to such a talented person. He achieved so mucn. I'ts good to catch up and fill in gaps in Greg's early years prior to Australia and know more of his achievements afterwards. It's also wonderful and generous that you have set up the testimonial in his name.

  • Charles Burke
    Charles Burke
    I had the pleasure of meeting Greg and Irene in Charlottetown, PEI. I worked with Irene at Design Associates. They were the nicest, most genuine people I had ever met.

    I had the pleasure of meeting Greg and Irene in Charlottetown, PEI. I worked with Irene at Design Associates. They were the nicest, most genuine people I had ever met.

  • Terri Hawkes
    Terri Hawkes
    Hi Ruth, I was rereading your Xmas letter, and wanted to check out the web site. Beverly did a beautiful job with it. So nice to see Greg's smiling face: the photos brought back fond memories of him. Will order the cd once I figure out which format is best for me. I so appreciated your beautiful letter. Your positive attitude, humour, and grace during difficult times is inspirational. My warmest thoughts go out to you and your family. Wishing you a healthy, happy 2006. hugs, Terri Hawkes

    Hi Ruth,
    I was rereading your Xmas letter, and wanted to check out the web site. Beverly did a beautiful job with it. So nice to see Greg's smiling face: the photos brought back fond memories of him. Will order the cd once I figure out which format is best for me. I so appreciated your beautiful letter. Your positive attitude, humour, and grace during difficult times is inspirational. My warmest thoughts go out to you and your family. Wishing you a healthy, happy 2006.
    hugs,
    Terri Hawkes

  • Alisa Vandal
    Alisa Vandal
    As one of the latest recipients of a Greg Bond memorial scholarship, I would just like to say thank you. What a wonderful way to keep his memory alive as well as help those of us just starting out. Sincerely, Alisa

    As one of the latest recipients of a Greg Bond memorial scholarship, I would just like to say thank you. What a wonderful way to keep his memory alive as well as help those of us just starting out. Sincerely, Alisa

  • dawn lynn ruffin
    dawn lynn ruffin
    hi im lonnie my mother dawn has know gregg for years and would like to send her condollents to his family and his them the best u can reply back if u want at my emailadress thank u

    hi im lonnie my mother dawn has know gregg for years and would like to send her condollents to his family and his them the best u can reply back if u want at my emailadress thank u

  • Greg Bond
    Greg Bond
    just wanted to see what the internet had on me...surprise! I too am a singer and musician from Indianapolis, IN - USA. Interesting to see we shared the same passions. More on me can be found at www.stone10.net

    just wanted to see what the internet had on me...surprise! I too am a singer and musician from Indianapolis, IN - USA. Interesting to see we shared the same passions. More on me can be found at www.stone10.net