This picture is from a 1952 article in the local paper in Brighton, UK.

RonWho was Ron Maslin?

Ron Maslin was an early member of Kanata Theatre.  After KT started, we were due to have a prepared reading of Chekov's "The Marriage Proposal".  It was organized and rehearsed, but one of the performers hadn't showed up! A new person who had attended was asked whether he thought he could sight-read the part. He "allowed" that he could take a shot at it. Of course, he knew the play as a classic, and turned in a wonderful reading. That was our intro to Ron. We had stumbled our way through theatre techniques, but he KNEW - he'd actually worked in a theatre in his youth, and he taught us a lot. Over the years, Ron shared with us his great love and knowledge of the theatre, both onstage and backstage. Ron directed, acted, built fabulous sets, designed programs and posters, did make-up, and was involved in many other aspects of Kanata Theatre.

During the 1980s, Ron initiated and organized a project that saw many members of Kanata Theatre painting clown faces on kids of all ages at the Ottawa Ex. Many years and tens of thousands of faces later, Kanata Theatre had a substantial sum of money that was invested in a Capital Building Fund -- a separate savings account for a future theatre that would be Kanata Theatre's new home! That money from the Clown Faces program became an important part of Kanata Theatre's financial contribution to the new Playhouse.

Ron was also very active in the community of Kanata and was named Man of the Year by the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association.

Ron died in 1993.