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Shaw Festival welcomes new members to Board and Governors International Advisory Council

Media Release #4

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 25, 2013….At today’s Annual General Meeting at the Shaw Festival, outgoing Board of Governors Chair Gary M. Comerford, Executive Director Elaine Calder and Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell welcomed incoming Chair Andrew M. Pringle, current Chair of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR); and new board members Charles E. Balbach, retired Buffalo businessman and philanthropist; Martha Burns, award-winning Canadian actor/director and founding member of Soulpepper Theatre Company in Toronto; and Kristian Knibutat, Partner, COO and CFO of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Katie and Michael M. Militello of San Diego were officially elected as new Governors International Advisory Council members.

The Company recognized and thanked retiring members Peter Barwell, Past President, Shaw Guild (ex-officio Governor); Pamela Davis Heilman, Honorary Governor; Gundy Jackson; Janet McKelvey, Past Board of Governors Chair; R. Bruce Moore and Donald J.P. Ziraldo, LLD, C.M.

The Shaw Festival’s 52nd season begins April 3, 2013, runs until October 27, 2013 and features an array of diverse theatre on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages. The season features a potent and diverse mix of plays from the past and present — Major Barbara, Guys and Dolls, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Enchanted April, the world premiere of Peace in our Time: A Comedy (adapted from Shaw’s Geneva), The Light in the Piazza, Trifles, Our Betters, Faith Healer and Arcadia. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.shawfest.com or 1-800-511-SHAW (7429).

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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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