As award-winning puppeteer and puppet builder, Noreen Young has been involved in numerous television productions during her long career, most notably, “Under the Umbrella Tree”, a children’s series that ran on CBC, The Disney Channel and Canal Famille, and which is now streaming on YouTube at CBC’s Encore.
Noreen was Artistic Director for Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival which ran in Almonte for 12 years from 2005 to 2016. She was instrumental in bringing many professional puppet troupes from around the world to perform in our town.
In 1995, Noreen was awarded The Order of Canada for her contribution to puppetry and children’s television.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Noreen now resides in Almonte.