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Shaw Guild donates $35,000 to festival
Shaw executive director Tim Jennings, left, and guild president Allan Walker in the lobby of the Festival Theatre for the presentation. (Supplied)

The Shaw Guild continues to be an ardent supporter of Shaw Festival and on Nov. 1 Allan Walker, president of the guild, presented Tim Jennings, executive director of the festival, two cheques totalling $35,000.

The volunteer group allocated $25,000 toward "A Christmas Carol" and $10,000 to the festival's Resiliency Fund. The in-person presentation took place in the Festival Theatre’s lobby – the first time since 2019.

The donation comes from proceeds of this year’s garden tour and Sip, Savour & Stroll, the guild’s two annual fundraising events. This is the third year the guild has been able to award this gift.

Long-serving Guild members, as well as those who received the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, were also recognized during the presentation.

Jennings expressed his gratitude to guild members for all the time and effort they contribute to the Shaw.

Members of the guild have returned to their greeting and hosting duties, which now include assisting in streamlining the preshow COVID-19 check-in process.

Visit www.shawguild.ca for more information about the guild.

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