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2013 News Items
  • Jack Merigold | 1922 - 2013

    The Stratford Festival has lost one of its pioneers. Jack Merigold, part of the Festival’s first stage management team, died Wednesday at age 91 from pancreatic cancer. He was well loved by many generations of his theatre family and will be greatly missed, the Festival said in a release announcing his death.

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  • PAL Stratford’s Salute! is Snap'd

    PAL Stratford's 8th Annual 'Expect the Extraordinary' Event featured the theme "A Salute to the Mentors and Masters who Shaped Us," performed before a great crowd at the Stratford Festival Theatre. This year’s “Salute!” honoured Maestro Patrick "Paddy" Crean, legendary actor and fight director who became one of the most influential figures in modern stage combat.

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  • Movie Night: Quartet

    Sunday, November 10, 2013 — 7 p.m. | At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Director: Dustin Hoffman Writer: Ronald Harwood (play) Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins.

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  • PAL Stratford | November & December Events

    Friday, November 1, 2013 | Music at Greenwood Court | 2 p.m. | Songs and Proverbs with INNERchamber

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  • Expect the Extraordinary 2013 | Slideshow

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  • SSO - Grand Ballrooms & Opera Houses

    Annette and Brian Macdonald, C.C. share their Grand Ballrooms & Opera Houses | Saturday, November 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m. | Knox Presbyterian Church | Conductor: Nigel Evans

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  • Expect the Extraordinary 2013 — Silent Auction Items

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  • PAL Stratford in the News

    Stage and screen star Lee Meriwether, Catwoman in the original “Batman” series, is the special guest when PAL Stratford presents its eighth annual Expect the Extraordinary show on Oct. 7. Meriwether, a former Miss America, will make the trip from L.A. where she is currently appearing in the Theatre West production of “A Short Stay at Carranor” by William Blinn.

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  • Expect the Extraordinary 2013

    PAL Stratford presents The 2013 Expect the Extraordinary Event | SALUTE! | To the Mentors and Masters who Shaped Us ... | Hosted by: Sharron Matthews — with Special Guest: Lee Meriwether

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  • Sprucing up PAL Place

    Painting of the front of PAL Place Stratford at 101 Brunswick is going on this week.

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  • Salute!

    PAL Stratford presents Salute! | To the Mentors & Masters who shaped us ... Monday, October 7th | Festival Theatre 55 Queen Street, Stratford

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  • Expect the Extraordinary 2013 — Silent Auction

    Expect the Extraordinary! | EtE is a night of fabulous entertainment provided by an extraordinary array of performers on October 7, 2013. We are seeking your participation in this event by asking for a donation for our Silent Auction, which will be running concurrently with the show, in the lobby of the Stratford Festival Theatre.

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  • PAL Place Signed

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  • PAL Stratford at the annual 2013 Stratford/Shaw Cricket match

    Join us for the Annual 2013 Stratford/Shaw Cricket Match | Monday, September 9th | Lower Queen's Park | Behind the Festival Theatre.

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  • Bill Needles visits PAL Stratford

    Bill Needles, one of the first actors at the Stratford Festival in 1953 came to visit PAL Stratford this afternoon. He reminisced with PAL Stratford webmaster, Milton van der Veen, as they looked over the Stratford Festival souvenir booklet for the first year of the festival. The complete collection of Stratford Festival souvenir booklets is archived at PAL Place, 101 Brunswick Street, in Stratford.

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  • Mask Workshop Fundraiser for PAL Stratford

    August 18, 11:45 AM | "FACE TO FACE" ... an exploration of the mask throughout the world from the beginning of time to now. The mask is a paradox. On the one hand, a world of inertia and stillness just like an artifact from an ancient culture or a sculpture in an art gallery or even a portrait hanging on the wall, and, on the other, with a little poke or jostle the mask can breath life and move its wearer into the domain of action, transformation and space (leading us all into discovery).

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  • Canada Day Slideshow

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  • PAL Place Celebrates Canada Day

    Canada Day 2013 — 11 am to 2 pm | Hot Dogs, Lemonade, Rice Krispie Squares, and Cucumber Sandwiches. | Served on the front porch at 101 Brunswick by our PAL Stratford volunteers. Drinks & Summer Treats — $1 | Cucumber Sandwiches — $2 | Hot Dog — $3 | Proceeds go to PAL Place Stratford.

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  • Start Stratford: Unsung Heroes

    As published in Start Stratford, Issue #36, June - July, 2013. John Banks | article by Janice Middleton, photos by Ann Baggley, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick | John Banks is a rather elusive character – for a man with such a high profile in Stratford. He's the city's 'man of the hour', you might say.

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  • Ribbon cut on Performing Arts Lodge

    As posted on the Stratford Gazette website, May 27, 2013. | By Chet Greason, Gazette staff | The doors are open at Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Stratford’s affordable housing units and artists from all walks have begun moving in. During a ceremony Saturday morning, campaign patron Christopher Plummer cut the red ribbon, officially opening the home that provides five affordable apartments to aged actors, visual artists, and performers.

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  • PAL Opens its Doors Saturday

    As posted on the FM 107.7 website, May 27, 2013. | By Ethan Rabidoux | A dream 15 years in the making was realized in Stratford Saturday morning. The Performing Arts Lodge officially opened its doors at 101 Brunswick Street this past weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The affordable housing is for people 55-years of age or older who made their living from the arts. Stratford Festival Executive Director Anita Gaffney praised all the people who made PAL a reality but singled out John Banks who has been pushing this idea for years.

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  • My Stratford!: CARING FOR OUR OWN

    As posted on the My Straford! Blog, May 26, 2013 | By Helen Harrison | On Saturday, May 25, 2013, a crowd gathered at 101 Brunswick Street to mark the opening of PAL Place Stratford. According to their website, Performing Arts Lodge is a volunteer-based Canadian charitable organization dedicated to the provision of affordable housing, social assistance and other services to local members and associates of Canada’s professional and performing arts community who are in need of assistance by reason of low income, age or disability.

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  • PAL Place Stratford celebrates grand opening

    As posted on the Stratford Beacon Herald website on May 25, 2013. | By Mike Beitz, The Beacon Herald | When Christopher Plummer says “Places, please,” people listen. The Canadian theatre icon, Stratford Festival favourite and patron of the local Perform Arts Lodge capital campaign was on hand Saturday morning for the official grand opening of PAL Place Stratford at 101 Brunswick St. Inside the attractive heritage home, there are five places – affordable housing units for members of the professional and performing arts community.

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  • PAL Place Watercolour

    Click link below to see photo of the painting.

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  • PAL Place Opening: Remarks from John Banks

    Well, here we are! In 1999, when PAL Stratford and the idea of a PAL Lodge in Stratford developed from an initiative of Tom Patterson, we didn’t think it would take us 14 years to reach this stage. We needed money and a building. But, as we soon learned, finding a building and raising money takes time. We launched a series of annual fundraisers, now known as Expect the Extraordinary.

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  • Ribbon Cutting: PAL Place is open

    Special thanks to all PAL Members, speakers and attendees for joining us at the Grand Opening of PAL Place Stratford. Many articles were written and photos taken. Click below to see links to some of them.

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  • Our Labour of Love | The Stratford Festival

    Click below for links from the CBC website. Flash videos will not play on IOS devices.

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  • PAL Upcoming Events — Mark your calendars

    Stage to Screen Saturday, March 23rd — 101 Brunswick St. | Shakespeare's Birthday Tuesday, April 23rd | PAL Annual General Meeting Wednesday, May 1st — 101 Brunswick St. | Yard Sale Saturday, May 18th — 101 Brunswick St.

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  • Conducting at the Local

    On April 3rd, the Friends of PAL members of PAL Stratford went to The Local for the Wednesday Seniors' Lunch. PAL Stratford members and the seniors at the lunch were taught how to conduct by David Spence. We were also able to spread the word about PAL Stratford.

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  • Yard Sale at PAL Place, Stratford

    Dates to remember: Drop off items at 101 Brunswick | Wednesday, May 15 from 10 am till 1 pm | * Friday, May 17 from 5 pm till 8 pm | The PAL Stratford Yard SaleSaturday, May 18: 9 am to 1 pm

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  • Will Shakespeare's Birthday at PAL Place

    If you were turning 449 years old, how would you want to Celebrate?  Join us at PAL Place on Tuesday April 23rd, at 7pm. To Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday!!!!

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  • PAL Annual General Meeting | 2013

    TO MEMBERS OF PAL STRATFORD INC. | This is notice of our forthcoming Annual General Meeting, to be held Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm at PAL PLACE, 101 Brunswick Street, Stratford.

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  • Palingenesis -- Spring, 2013

    Members of PAL Stratford, are all members of PAL Canada and its newsletter is Palingenesis. | Click for links to the latest Palingenesis, Volume 13, Issue 1 for Spring 2013. You can download the PDF file of the latest newsletter to your computer so you can read it.

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  • Singers and Musicians

    Submitted by J.D. Sterne, this quote attributed to David Ackert at the LA Times, was making the rounds on the web this spring and is perhaps appropriate for today, World Theatre Day. | Singers and Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again.

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  • Official Opening on May 25, 2013

    On Saturday May 25 at 10:30 am there will be an Official Opening of the Lodge — PAL Stratford at 101 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario.

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  • Upcoming Events

    It's almost Spring! | PAL Stratford announces these upcoming events at 101 Brunswick, PAL Place, Stratford: "Stage to Screen" - Saturday March 23, 7 pm, at PAL Place. Suggested donation $5. Featuring short films based on works of Samuel Beckett.

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  • Property Manager wanted

    PAL Stratford is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to providing affordable housing and support for senior members of the professional performing arts community and others. PAL Stratford recently created five units of affordable housing in a heritage house in the downtown core, and now seeks an individual or company to act as Property Manager.

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  • Open a Libro account and help PAL Stratford

    When you open a bank account at Libro you can donate $50 to PAL Stratford.

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  • The Apartment Suites at PAL Place Stratford

    The apartment suites at PAL Place Stratford, 101 Brunswick are ready for occupancy. Click on the pictures below to see a slide show on the apartments. To apply to live here, you can send an email to applications@palstratford.org.

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  • Macbeth: A Love Story

    For more information, click link below.

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  • Start Stratford: Unsung Heroes

    John David Sterne | article by Janice Middleton, photos by Ann Baggley | Like knights of old in shining armour, in modern day Stratford, John David Sterne has embarked on a quest as noble as any undertaken in King Arthur's realm, though his steed is a sturdy LandRover and his sword a pen.

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