Elections 2017 – Executive Positions

This is your chance to help guide the future of the Shaw Guild!

In November several positions on the Shaw Guild Executive will be coming to the end of their current term. Anyone who has been a Shaw Guild member for at least 1 year prior to nomination may put his/her name forward to the Nominating Committee to stand for election.

The following executive positions are for a term of 2 years. Executive members are expected to attend monthly meetings from January until November and to prepare reports for these monthly meetings. Good computer skills are necessary for all of these positions.

The positions up for election are:

Communications Chair

The chair is responsible for sending out timely e-blasts to our membership as well as producing five newsletters annually. The chair maintains the Shaw Guild website.

Hosting Chair

The chair is responsible for setting up the hosting schedule for the season and supervising the team of Hosting Captains who arrange for volunteers to fill the hosting shifts at the theatres and the Members Terrace.

Membership Chair

The chair is responsible for recording annual memberships and hours worked by our volunteers and maintaining the master member database.

Shaw Theatre Gardens Chair

The chair is responsible for organizing and leading the team of volunteer gardeners that maintains the Festival Theatre gardens and Royal George Theatre gardens.

Please contact any of the members of the Nominating Committee to discuss your interest by June 30th.

Arlene Carson (Chair) – pastpresident@shawguild.ca
Elaine Evans – eevans65src@gmail.com
Laurie Harley – vp@shawguild.ca
Keith Mills – keithmills01@gmail.com
Julian Rance – president@shawguild.ca
Alan Walker – alanjwalk@gmail.com

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We’re off to a great start

The 2017 season has now opened! St. Joan opened to a full house on May 25th, followed by Me and My Girl, The Madness of George III and 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt. Guild volunteers are now busy with hosting and greeting, and the Shaw Guild Garden Tour is coming up on June 10th. Read on for more updates.

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Stephen Fry

Help us welcome Stephen Fry to the Shaw Festival

As a member of the Shaw Guild, we are pleased to extend an invitation to join us at two very special events on May 6 and 7. Help us give a warm welcome to Stephen Fry.

Talk with Stephen Fry

Tim Carroll and Stephen Fry talk Me and My Girl

WHEN: Saturday, May 6 at 11am (doors open at 10:30am)
WHERE: Festival Theatre

Suggested donation of $20 per person at time of booking
To book tickets to the talk, call the Box Office: 1-800-511-7429

Fry on Fry

An interview between Stephen Fry … and Stephen Fry

WHEN: Sunday, May 7 at 3pm (doors open at 2:30pm)
WHERE: Glenn Gould Studio – 250 Front Street West, Toronto

To book tickets to Fry on Fry, call 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2277 or email hsargeson-callara@shawfest.com.

Both events are general admission. Limited seating.

Volunteers Needed!

The Shaw Guild Garden Tour Committee is preparing for our Annual Fundraiser and we need your help! We still have a few spots left to fill.

This year’s garden tour is Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm. Greeters and cashiers are required for the eight homes on the tour.

If you are able to help with a shift (9:30 am to 1:00 pm or 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm) please email Mary Anne Seppala with the following:

  • name
  • phone number
  • email address
  • preferred shift (AM, PM, or both)
  • if you are a new or returning Garden Volunteer


Gardening experience is not required and we welcome both returning and new volunteers to this fun event. Your involvement will ensure success!


Mary Anne Seppala, Volunteer Coordinator

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Dress Rehearsal – Time Change

TIME CHANGE: Shaw Guild Dress Rehearsal of Saint Joan

WHEN: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Doors open at 6:15 pm • Show start time 7:00 pm

WHERE: Shaw Festival Theatre

As in previous years, a cash bar will be available pre-show and at intermission and tickets will be available at the door. Please remember to wear your Guild badge.


Annie Holcomb, Activities Chair