Scene Shop Visit Photography: René Bertschi

Scene Shop Visit 2018

You are invited to join us for the first Guild event of the 2018 season

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
WHERE: Scene Shop, 12 Walkers Road, Virgil (Virgil Industrial Park)

Visit with members of the Set Construction & Scenic Art department and learn about set planning and construction for 2018 productions.


You may recall with last year’s record turnout, it was “standing room only”. To ensure you have a seat this time, please let us know by March 8 if you plan to attend. Please remember to wear your Guild Badge.


Annie Holcomb, Activities Committee

Dancing at Lughnasa

A new and exciting vision

The Shaw Festival is at its peak, with the last of the plays opening by the end of the month. All of our volunteers have been busy! We had a very successful Garden Tour and a wonderful Summer Celebration, and it’s not over yet – the annual Shaw vs Stratford Cricket Match and Prop / Costume Warehouse Tour are still to come.

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Last call for Shaw Guild Executive Positions

Would you like to be a part of the Shaw Guild Executive Committee?

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 recording the hours and representing the team of volunteer gardeners that maintain the Festival and Royal George gardens.

Please contact any of the members of the Nominating Committee to discuss your interest by July 31.

Arlene Carson (Chair) –
Elaine Evans –
Laurie Harley –
Keith Mills –
Julian Rance –
Alan Walker –

Garden Tools Needed!

The Shaw Guild Gardeners have taken on a new gig! We are in the early days of revitalizing the Victoria Street gardens behind the Royal George, and we need tools in good condition

If you are looking at downsizing, or just have duplicate items in your garden shed, please consider donating them to us!


  • fan rake
  • mini-fan rake
  • hard rake
  • edger
  • pointed-tipped spade
  • flat-tipped spade
  • prong scuffler hoe
  • dutch hoe
  • corn broom
  • hedge shears
  • assorted hand tools (secateurs, trowels, weeders)
  • hand tool caddy
  • tubtrug weed bins
  • wheel barrow
  • watering cans

To confirm your donation (and arrange pickup), contact:

Paddy Parr

Save the Date: Shaw vs Stratford Annual Cricket Match

Monday, August 28, 2017, starting at noon

This year’s match will take place in Stratford, on the grassy area commonly referred to as “the flats,” adjoining the Stratford Festival Theatre.

The theme for our Shaw supporters will be Me and My Girl. We can all have some great fun getting into the spirit of this annual rivalry cricket match – get your best bonnets dusted off!

Please mark this date in your calendars, and watch for additional information in July regarding ordering your ticket, luncheon and transportation etc.


Contact Keith Mills