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Shaw Festival thanks retiring Board of Governors members; welcomes new ones

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (January 31, 2014) — The Shaw Festival today announced the appointment of four new members to its bi-national Board of Governors at its Annual General Meeting.

Chair Andrew M. Pringle welcomed new members:

  • Alberta G. Cefis, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Transaction Banking (GTB), Scotiabank, Toronto, ON;
  • Sandy Delamere, Vice President, Human Resources, Sun Life Financial, Waterloo, ON;
  • Laurence A. (Larry) Levite, C.E.O., Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y.; and
  • Marylee C. O’Neill, Managing Partner, Intersect International Ltd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.

The newly elected board members will join the 27-member Board of Governors, whose role is to further the well-being of The Shaw by developing its strategic direction, providing management oversight and ensuring the company has the necessary resources to fulfill its mission.

Mr. Pringle also acknowledged and thanked retiring board members Hazel C. Claxton, Treasurer; Jay A. Forbes, Charles T. Richard and Ellen Rose for their valued contributions and generous support during their tenure.

The Shaw Festival’s 2014 season begins April 4 with Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man and continues until October 26. The diverse playbill also features Cabaret, The Philadelphia Story, The Philanderer, The Charity that Began at Home, The Sea, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, When We Are Married, Juno and the Paycock and The Mountaintop. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW (7429).


About the Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw’s provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.

For more information, or to acquire images to accompany this release, members of the media may contact:

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

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

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