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2015 News Items
  • PAL Christmas 2015 | Hughson Hall

    PAL Stratford invites you to our Annual Christmas Party. Please join us for 'Nog & Nibblies' Sunday December 6, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hughson Hall 220 Hibernia Street, Stratford

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  • We have been hacked ... But we are back.

    The PAL Stratford website known as palstratford.org was hacked but is now back in service as of February 5, 2016.

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  • Thanks to Shane Carty and company!

    At the November Performing Arts Lodge Stratford board meeting, members were presented with the financial results from the annual Expect the Extraordinary fundraiser. With enormous gratitude to Shane Carty, the performers and musicians, stage and technical technicians, front of house, and so many others who made the event possible, a major step was reached due to everyone’s efforts.

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  • Save the date | Monday, September 21, 2015

    PAL Goes to the Movies! Monday, September 21st 2015 8:00 p.m. Avon Theatre | Song and dance from Hollywood favourites | hosted by Shane Carty Featuring members of the 2015 Festival Company and Orchestra. Tickets available at the Stratford Festival Box Office.

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  • Robin Phillips | 1940 - 2015

    The Stratford Festival is in mourning today for Robin Phillips, who served as its artistic director for six seasons. Besides bringing to the Festival such celebrities as Maggie Smith and Peter Ustinov, as well as one of its most beloved long-time stars, Brian Bedford, Mr. Phillips galvanized the company – and enthralled audiences – with his own extraordinary talent and energy. His tenure, which lasted from 1975 to 1980, is still fondly remembered by many as a “golden age.”

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  • PAL Stratford's Back Garden

    Below are some shots that Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick took of PAL's back garden after it was loveingly spruced up by Vic and Amanda Ryan with the help of our tenant Grindle. Kudos and thanks for all their hard work and special credit to Vic for the fine benches he made.

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  • Margaret Carol Ryerson - 1925 - 2015

    After a great long run, in a life filled with loving friendships and the company of the Stratford artists for whom she had such respect and admiration, we sadly bring down the final curtain for Margaret Carol Ryerson (nee Ellicott), our mother, sister and Gran.

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  • Brian Reynolds | 1935 - 2015

    Brian Victor Reynolds was born Sunday's child full of grace on August 25, 1935 in Birmingham, England, third of John and Vera's ten children. As a boy family outings to visit stately homes and gardens and days skipped from school spent in the history or science museum, the art gallery or wandering the English countryside gave Brian a deep love of his heritage, fine craftsmanship, invention and above all the natural world.

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  • Brian Macdonald celebrated during tribute at the Festival Theatre

    Brian Macdonald could fill a theatre. The musicals he produced at the Stratford Festival are legendary and perhaps that is why fans streamed into the Festival Theatre to pay tribute to his extraordinary talent on Sunday afternoon. Macdonald died at his Stratford home in December at the age of 86.

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  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Sunday, April 26, 2015

    At this afternoon’s 2015 Annual General Meeting, PAL Stratford’s membership were informed, that as of this morning, having been donated to PAL Stratford by the Stratford Public Library, physical transfer had taken place of the Floyd S. Chalmers Theatre Resource Collection and the Richard J. Monette Archives, and are now domiciled at PAL Place Stratford.

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  • Brian Macdonald Memorial — May 3, 2015 — 1 pm

    The remarkable life and career of director-choreographer Brian Macdonald will be celebrated at the Stratford Festival on May 3, at 1 p.m., in the Festival Theatre, 55 Queen Street, Stratford. Everyone is welcome to attend. Mr. Macdonald, who died on November 29, 2014, at the age of 86, was one of the most prolific and internationally renowned directors and choreographers Canada has ever produced.

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  • PAL Stratford Annual General Meeting for 2015

    NOTICE OF PERFORMING ARTS LODGE (PAL) STRATFORD INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING | Sunday April 26, 2015 3:00 PM | PAL PLACE, 101 Brunswick Street, Stratford

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  • Off the Wall — Friday the 13th

    Off the Wall — Friday the 13th Bash | Featuring Sloppy Joe and the Dust Bunnies.

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  • PAL Canada Newsletter: February, 2015

    PAL Canada Newsletter: February, 2015 | Available for download.

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  • Joint Press Release

    In a joint statement today, the Stratford Public Library (SPL) and Performing Arts Lodge Stratford (PAL Stratford) announced that the Chalmers Public Theatre Resource Collection and the Richard Monette Library would move to PAL Stratford, located at 101 Brunswick Street, in the New Year.

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  • Equity in Theatre partners with theatre groups on International Women's Day

    Pam Brighton's name appears as a footnote in Stratford Festival history, and Brigit Wilson intends to change that. Wilson, a 10-year Stratford Festival veteran and the wife of current artistic director Antoni Cimolino, took part in the Equity in Theatre Hackathon Sunday aimed at raising the profile of female artists in Canada. It coincided with International Women's Day, and those who took part were invited to create a Wikipedia page or add information to an existing page to better represent the artist of their choice.

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  • A Tribute to Jim Biros — In support of PAL Canada

    Toronto’s artistic community will turn out in force on January 12, 2015 to pay tribute to the late Jim Biros, the beloved executive director of the Toronto Musicians’ Association (www.tma149.ca ) who, after a valiant struggle with cancer, passed away on September 19 at the age of 66.

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  • PAL Internet Users Seminars

    Now that we have WiFi in the common areas of PAL Place Stratford, we're holding iPad/Internet Users' Seminars there on Tuesdays with Milton van der Veen. If you want to join us, come any Tuesday between 10:30 am and 11:30 am to the main floor of PAL Place, 101 Brunswick Street, Stratford — all WiFi devices welcome.

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