How to Join

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Membership in the Shaw Guild is open to anyone interested in supporting the Guild’s objectives and activities. New members are always welcome.

Membership Fees

The Shaw Guild membership year runs from January 1 to December 31, with an annual renewal fee.

Membership & renewal: $20 fee
Student membership: no fee

If you are interested in joining the Guild or renewing your membership, please fill out the membership form and send it along with your cheque to:

The Shaw Guild Membership
PO Box 83
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0

Membership form

Once your form and cheque have been received, you will be contacted by the Membership Chair. New members will be asked to attend an orientation meeting where they will receive their lanyard and name badge, meet with other Guild members and receive additional information about activities, events and volunteering opportunities.

If you have questions or comments on the membership process, please contact Membership Chair, Lindsay Thomson at 289-219-1909 or

Note: Shaw Festival members are financial patrons of the Festival, whereas Shaw Guild members volunteer primarily their time. A number of Shaw Guild members are also Shaw Festival members. For information on Shaw Festival membership, please see this season’s Shaw Festival program or visit their Membership & Giving page.