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Shaw Festival receives boost to its fundraising efforts

Federal government encouraging private-sector donations by matching support to Festival’s endowment foundation
Media Release #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 27, 2012… The Shaw Festival, through its Shaw Festival Theatre Endowment Foundation, will receive a boost to its fundraising efforts thanks to the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund. The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Member of [...]

Shaw Festival Executive Director to retire from The Shaw in early spring 2012

Media Release #33
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 26, 2011…After over 17 years as Executive Director, Colleen Blake will be leaving the Shaw Festival in early spring 2012.

Shaw Festival impacts provincial economy to the tune of $106.6M

Study shows annual theatre festival as powerful provincial economic driver 
 Media Release #10
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 2, 2011 …In addition to commemorating its 50th season, the Shaw Festival also celebrates its contribution, not only to the local regional economy, but to the greater Ontario economy. A study conducted by Enigma Research Corporation has concluded that the [...]

Shaw Festival celebrates the 2010 season at Annual General Meeting

Media Release #4
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 28, 2011…The Annual General Meeting of the Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation for the 2010 season was held in the lobby of the Festival Theatre at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011. Executive Director Colleen Blake, Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, members of the Shaw Festival Board of Governors, along with [...]

Shaw Festival Eliminates Accumulated Deficit

Media Release #2 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 29, 2010… Members of the Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation, Canada, gathered at the Festival Theatre today to celebrate the 2009 season and to receive the annual reports of the officers. 
Keith Mosley, Treasurer of the Board of Governors, reviewed the Shaw Festival’s financial position and officially declared that The Shaw has [...]

Shaw Festival 48th Season Closes

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 5, 2009 . . . The Shaw Festival’s 48th season closed on November 1, and Executive Director Colleen Blake today released the attendance results for the 2009 season. With a turbulent 2008 winter, the Shaw Festival began rehearsals in March at 20% behind the year-to-date sales target. However as soon [...]

Ontario Government Invests in the Shaw Theatre Festival

Funding to benefit entire Niagara Region and its tourist industry
Media Release #11
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 20, 2009…The Shaw Festival’s marketing initiatives received a boost today with an $800,000 investment from the Ontario Government.  Not only will the funding enhance The Shaw’s marketing strategies, it will also support the creation of new tourism experiences that will benefit the [...]

The Shaw Festival receives $2.1 million in funding support from the Government of Canada

Media Release #8
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 27, 2009…Colleen Blake, Executive Director of the Shaw Festival, announced today that the theatre festival is receiving $2,131,860 million in funding through the Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP).