Stratford Festival

Because Every Great Show Needs a Strong Supporting Cast

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Nolen Dubuc. Creative Direction by Punch & Judy Inc. Photography by David Cooper.

For more than 60 years, the Stratford Festival has been delighting and inspiring audiences of all ages - and we have been a proud member of the ensemble for 49 of those years.

The Festival held its inaugural performance in 1953, when Academy Award-winning actor Sir Alec Guinness uttered the famous opening lines of Shakespeare's Richard III: "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York."

From that amazing beginning, the Festival has gone on to become North America's premier repertory theatre as well as an iconic presence on the Canadian cultural landscape.

Over the years, appearances by such noted actors as Maggie Smith in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Christopher Plummer in A Word or Two have further enhanced the Festival's international stature and Stratford's reputation as a dynamic community.

A long partnership

For nearly half our history we've partnered with the Festival to enrich the lives of Canadians, of aspiring young artists and of theatre lovers from around the world. As a company dedicated to being an active community member, we couldn't be prouder of our 49-year partnership with the Festival.

In celebration, we are pleased to be this year's co-sponsor of Billy Elliot The Musical. With its inspirational story, moving dance numbers and music by pop legend Elton John, this gritty new take on the smash-hit show - reimagined for Stratford - really packs a punch. Billy's discovery of his talent for dance awakens in him a passion that will transform his life and win the hearts of his whole community. Billy Elliot the Musical will delight the whole family, runs from April 16 to November 3.

Join us for Billy Elliot The Musical and help us say "Bravo!" to the Festival for its six decades of success.

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As an active supporter of United Way, we run employee campaigns each fall across the province. We are proud to provide a dollar-for-dollar corporate match for our employees and retirees contributions to our annual United Way campaign.


We are proud to once again support FIRST Robotics Canada (FIRST) and FIRST Robotics Competitions (FRC) with a $70,000 platinum-level sponsorship.