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Stratford Festival received $10 million gift for Tom Patterson Theatre

Stratford Festival received $10 million gift for Tom Patterson Theatre
From CBC - January 15, 2018

The Startford Festival announced it hasreceived a $10 million dollar gift from long time supporter Ophelia Lazaridisas part of the theatre'snew $100 million dollar campaign aimed to rebuildand secure the Tom Patterson Theatre.

The$100 million campaign will provide the funds for anew facility, designed by Toronto-basedarchitectSiamak Hariri, andsupport the theatre's presenceandprograms it will host.

"I aminspired by what the Festival has accomplished and even more energized for the future with this newtheatrecentre," saidLazaridisin a release.

Lazaridiswas a member of the Festival's Board of Governors from 2007 to 2014 and served as chair of the Education and Archives Committee.

"This is a big day for Stratford," said AntoniCimolino, artistic director for the Stratford Festivalin a release.

"We are so grateful to Ophelia for coming forward with such a remarkable gift for this important project."

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