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"Kadoski is a confident performer who has created a well-polished cultural addition to Vancouver Island's heritage." Amy Smart – Times Colonist
"Her musical ode to Cougar Annie is a treat to behold" - John Threlfall - CVV magazine
“It’s great to see our unique B.C. history being kept alive in so appealing a fashion.”
—Robert Moyes - Monday Magazine
California-born Ada Annie Jordan settled in the Clayoquot coastal rainforest in 1915 with her first husband and three young children. This year marks the Cenntenial of her arrival in the place she initially thought would become like any other west coast settlement. A five-acre garden that she carved out of the wilderness provided food and income throughout her long life. The bounty on cougars supplemented her income and she earned her moniker of Cougar Annie by shooting over 70 of the animals. Annie gave birth to eight more children in this remote location, and in fact rarely left the property until old age and blindness forced her removal to Port Alberni, where she died just shy of 97.
Katrina spent close to three years at Cougar Annie’s garden and immersing herself in the folklore surrounding the legendary pioneer-settler. To portray this wild-west woman Katrina drew upon many sources. Dozens of B.C. history books were referenced, including; Margaret Horsfields “Cougar Annie’s Garden” and “Voices of the Sound”. Interviewed were members of Ada Annie’s family, foresters, fisherman, band members of the Hesquiaht Nation, archeologists, and adventurers that made to this remote location.
Directed by Kate Rubin COUGAR ANNIE TALES uses dramatic narrative, images, letters, and original compositions to celebrate the unconventional life of one of BC’s most colourful local characters. Tour made possible with support from Intrepid Theatre.
Media Contact: Katrina (250) 885 – 7100