Reviews: The Show

“As the patron of ICROSS(Canada) it gives me great pleasure to commend Phyllis Wheaton and her Izzy’s Troop for the contribution they make to explaining the role our soldiers carry out internationally, enhancing our Nation’s reputation and demonstrating compassion, particularly when dealing with the child victims of war. We at ICROSS (Canada) send the Izzy dolls to the four corners of the world as packing material for medical shipments to those in dire need of help. In too many instances children dying of AIDs and other terminal diseases are buried with their Izzy doll as their only worldly possession. Phyllis and her Troop explain and describe this act of unselfish humanity in a most compelling manner and audiences always leave better for the experience.”

Lewis MacKenzie, CM, OOnt, MSC and Bar, CD. Major-General (Ret’d) Perth Ontario, June 2012


“I just want you to know what an impact that performance had on me – and judging from the response of the other members, them too. It was evocative and moving and for those who had been there even more so. John and I had a one on one afterwards and he remarked on the manner in which it had re-kindled some memories for him both good and bad… The music and harmonies were superb. All in all a first class performance that deserves not merely a local or Provincial audience but a National and International one. Thank you for coming to “your” Branch. We are proud to call you our own.”

Malcolm Hughes
Deputy District Commander, District 5, AB/NWT Command
Sgt-at-Arms , Membership Chair Turner Valley Branch
Concert at Turner Valley Legion, June 15, 2012


“Hi Phyllis;
We loved your show! Betty and I are from Trenton Ontario and we travelled to Perth on June 27 to see you and Shirley O’Connell. We are also O.E.S. and knew most of the members that were in attendance. It was awesome! You do a lovely job of promoting the Izzy Dolls and telling Mark’s story… Keep up your good work, it certainly helps a great number of people understand why other people do what they do in todays’ world”. We really appreciate your efforts and I know a LOT of other folks do too!”

God Bless! and Best Wishes
Betty and Gerry Bush


“Your message and the way that you present it to an audience inspires a crowd and your message is very moving. You had the attention of every single person in that room, and the little girl that came to talk to you at the end of the night was a great ending to a wonderful evening thanks to you and the group.”

Hugh Colton Perth ON, MC / Concert Host