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Shaw Festival and town of Niagara-on-the-Lake ready to celebrate Canada Day weekend

Media Bulletin #2 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 27, 2012 . . . The Shaw Festival and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake are ready to roll out the welcome mat and receive record crowds this Canada Day weekend. In addition to the annual Canada Day festivities at Fort George and Simcoe Park, the celebrations this year will also include special events marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and a concert by Canada’s own Tragically Hip on the Commons at Butler’s Barracks on Saturday, June 30. A traffic management plan that includes shuttle services for concert-goers, one road closure and no parking zones in designated areas will be implemented to minimize disruption during the Canada Day long weekend.

Patrons and visitors planning to visit the Shaw Festival and Niagara-on-the-Lake on Saturday, June 30 are advised of a change in the performance schedule, road closures and parking restrictions due to the Tragically Hip’s concert. Shaw Festival ticket holders from outside the Niagara Peninsula should plan their trip accordingly and allow for plenty of extra travel time.

In light of the concert’s location and to avoid any impact it may have on the enjoyment of its patrons, the Shaw Festival cancelled evening performances, revised the performance schedule for June 30 and contacted all affected patrons. The new performance schedule can be found at www.shawfest.com/calendar. Patrons attending performances on June 30 are advised that limited parking will be available at the Festival theatre. A map of no parking zones and road restrictions can be found at Tragically Hip Concert Traffic Plan and Map under Hot Topics at www.notl.org. Shaw Festival ticket holders can call 1-800-511-7429 with any questions.

Shaw Festival ticket holders can call 1-800-511-7429 with any questions.

Information about the Offsite Parking and Shuttle Program is available at www.thehip.com under the 06/30/12: The Commons @ Butler’s Barracks: Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON Canada link in the upcoming shows listing.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit schedule and route information is available at www.notl.org.

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In the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news  for other Shaw Festival media releases.

For additional information, please contact:

Odette Yazbeck 
Public Relations Director 
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222
odette@shawfest.com     

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
905-468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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