Lakeshore Players Dorval is a community theatre operated by a dedicated and passionate volunteer Board of Directors.  We are always welcoming new theatre lovers to join our company, so please do not hesitate to contact any of our board members to learn about what we do, and why we love it!


Eric Sauvé – President

Eric was a subscriber and wanna-be participant for 10 years until he got the gumption to try out for a part and got one… no, two roles in 2011’s Bedtime Stories! Eric’s traumatic midlife crisis (we think he’s being overly dramatic!) was turned into something positive and he joined the ranks of Lakeshore Players Dorval with delight. He has since then been part of several productions, both onstage and backstage and has also been webmaster since 2012.


Paddy Cardarelli – Vice-President

Paddy has been a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval since 1966 appearing in 44 productions, served on the board, selected plays, run the bars, and acted as biz manager. During his 18 years in Toronto he acted for a variety of groups in some 30+ productions, was a board member for East Side Players and a founding member of City Centre Theatre Productions. He has appeared in film, T.V., radio and ads. He was recently the voices for Mountain Lake P.B.S. in Plattsburgh. He is currently in rehearsal in Breaking the Code, the Enigma Story, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod. Paddy retired from his business in 2015 which was an import company specializing in bedding to the global Hotel industry, with offices in Lahore, and Shanghai.

Steve Gillam – Secretary



Julie Le Couteur – Publicity Director

Julie joined Lakeshore Players Dorval in 2013 and has had the pleasure of wearing many hats: Front of House, Stage Manager, Co-Producer, Wardrobe Assistant, Publicity Director, and Social Media Manager. Her onstage experience includes Sabrina Fair (2014) and The Curious Savage (2016). She got her first taste for theatre with the Girl Guides in her church’s Christmas play: Mrs. Hurry-up and the Runaway Presents. 


Vickie Kuchlein – Treasurer

Vickie first became a member of Lakeshore Players Dorval in 1997, appearing both on and off stage for two seasons before taking a break from the world of theatre to pursue her studies in Accounting. She returned in 2012 and has since been active both on and off stage, and working as Comptroller. This is Vickie’s second year on the Board.


Lisa McCormack – Business Manager

Lisa McCormack is delighted to take on a role behind the scenes as Business Manager for Lakeshore Players Dorval this year, having made her debut with the company in the 2017-18 season on stage in Tartuffe and Rough



Charyl Hyndman – Membership

Charyl was an active member of Lakeshore Players Dorval back in the 90’s and did props for several productions.  She took a break as a member and enjoyed being part of the audience for many years.  She rejoined in 2015 when she was cast in Not Now Darling.  She was most recently seen as Annie in Calendar Girls.  Charyl has acted in eight Murder Mysteries at Dorval-Strathmore United Church and when not volunteering with Girl Guides, Meals on Wheels, or Home & School, she may be found helping people take care of their oral health as a Dental Hygienist for the past 34 years.



Claire Shamy – Sales Coordinator/Fundraising Activities Manager

Claire has been a proud member of Lakeshore Players Dorval for 16 years. She has been involved as an actress, front of house manager, publicity coordinator, box office manager, 50th anniversary coordinator, and currently as the activity / fundraising coordinator. She believes that Lakeshore Players Dorval is a great community and family to be a part of and there is a place for everyone to somehow get involved.