"Join us as we celebrate 40 years of live theatre with our biggest season yet!"
Harry Bishop, from the Lions Club of Port Stanley presented PSFT President, Brian
Welsh with a cheque for $2000.00. Collectively, the Lions Club has donated $10,000
to the Port Stanley Festival Theatre.
The Port Stanley Festival Theatre marked the holiday season with their Annual General
Meeting on Thursday, December 14th in the recently opened Palmer Room overlooking
the harbour. Yearend presentations outlining successes and challenges of 2017, and
goals and aspirations for the coming year were made by Chair of the Board, Brian
Welsh, Vice-Chair Scott Shakir, Treasurer Bob Eastick, and Artistic Director Simon
35 people were in attendance including Central Elgin Ward 1 Councilor Dan McNeil,
Mayor David Marr, PSFT members Gary Badalato and Fanny Yeager, local merchants and
PSFT supporters, Elizabeth DeWit (Russell House Apparel) and Troy and Dean Vedova
(Kettle Creek Inn).
Sitting Board Members, Brian Welsh, Scott Shakir, Sharron Herrin, Bob Eastick, Richard
Haddow, Kingsley Snelgrove, and Gail Ballard were delighted to welcome new Board
Members Heather Miklos, Wendy Cowie, and Mary Beth Furanna to the Board. Tribute
was paid to long term Board Member Gary McLeod who stepped down after over 15 years
of service. Gary will be sorely missed by Board and Staff alike.
In 2018, the theatre celebrates 40 years of live summer theatre in Port Stanley
with its biggest season yet: an expanded production team, guest directors, 18 actors,
and an extended season that runs until September 8th!
"With a varied season, appealing to single ticket buyers, subscribers, and tour
groups alike, the Port Stanley Festival Theatre looks forward to providing another
season of top quality entertainment in 2018."
Local Support for the Port Stanley Festival Theatre
Kim Ariesen, Studio Style presented the PSFT with a cheque for $740.00 from her
Support with Sweaters Campaign. Pictured are (left) Natasha Newby, Theatre Manager;
Simon Joynes, Artistic Director; Brian Welsh, PSFT President & Kim Ariesen, Studio
Enquiries to Theatre Manager, Natasha Newby and Artistic Director, Simon Joynes