Caring Clowning


  Hospital Clowning Props, Schtick &  Sight Gags

   By Kathy “Huggles” McLaughlin             I have found that the best prop that I possess for Hospital Clowning is my mind. Not that my mind is greater than most, it is just that I have trained myself to look at things through a clown’s eyes. My favorite prop shop is the “Dollar Store.” It […]...

Posted on March 15, 2017


WCA LEADS IN VETERANS  ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS

   By:  Jim “Rusty” Gorgans             Most of you who are familiar with my writings know about an organization called PAVE. In 2002, The Veterans Fund invited representatives from 5 different international entertainment organizations to meet in Washington D.C., to encourage all entertainers to perform, without charge, for institutionalized veterans. The feeling among those representatives […]...

Posted on March 15, 2017


PUTTING THE CLOWN IN CARE CENTRE VISITS

  Written by Karen Baxter  –  Education Co-ordinator, Edmonton Caring Clowns             Doofus D. Dawg, my favorite canine encouraged me to share this piece with potential caring clowns who might be on the cusp of visiting Care facilities. Me thinks it’s because he features in this article! But I prefer to believe he is addicted […]...

Posted on March 15, 2017


Visiting Nursing Home Residents

By Ruth “Angell” Matteson  past WCA Jr. Joey Director             Visiting nursing home residents can benefit both the young and the old. If you are thinking of visiting a nursing home, this article should give you some good information and ideas. If you have already been visiting nursing homes, then this will give you more […]...

Posted on March 15, 2017


Don “Homer” Burda – Hospital Clown

Don Burda was a much beloved clown from the West Coast who did trade shows, grand openings and many parties. Aside from being a gifted clown and nice guy, Don shared his knowledge and taught and many World Clown Conventions and at Clown Camp in LaCrosse, WI. Here is link to a wonderful article and […]...

Posted on March 2, 2017


Amanda O’Leary – Thoughts on Caring Clowning Everywhere

By Amanda O’Leary Here are a few thoughts to get your thinking process going.  Some people are Caring Clowns but don’t recognize themselves as caring clowns because they don’t do hospital programs. People don’t see themselves as Caring Clowns – but it’s not about where you do the clowning, – it is the heart you […]...

Posted on March 2, 2017