Save TVO's Archive Partnership Proposal
Ms. Lisa De Wilde,
CEO - TVOntario
Dear Ms. De Wilde:
We have been pleased to learn that through the “Save TVO’s Archive” Campaign, TVO is fundraising for the archiving and preservation of work many of us have proudly contributed to.
As you have been aware, Dr. Travis Doucette (himself a TVO fan and archivist) has been instrumental in facilitating reunions for former TVO children’s series personalities and production people, for a number of years. These events have been well attended and have afforded us opportunities to re-connect with our colleagues and celebrate the work we all did those many years ago.
As people intimately involved with many of these TVO series, we have firsthand knowledge and historical information about the many aspects of those productions.
One of the ideas Dr. Doucette has put forth, that could be of great assistance in your archival campaign, is to produce some short online videos advocating for funds - using past TVO personalities who your ‘grown-up’ viewers would recognize.
Because of our interest in this project and our desire to see our work preserved for future generations, we feel the presence of the actual hosts would add a note of nostalgia while petitioning the public to contribute to this important project. The intention is to donate our on-camera time of course.
Our hope is that you will consider this offer and connect with Dr. Doucette who has already established a solid connection base with dozens of former TVO personalities. We believe a partnership with TVO could advance this cause and help to preserve the work we have all come to be very proud of.
Former TVO Personalities