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Colm Feore is an American-born Canadian stage, film and television actor. A 13-year veteran of the Stratford Festival, he is best known for his Gemini-winning turn as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the television miniseries Trudeau, as well as roles such as Detective Martin Ward in Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Lord Marshal Zhylaw in The Chronicles of Riddick, Pope Julius II on The Borgias, First Gentleman Henry Taylor on 24, General Ted Brockhart on House of Cards, and Declan Gallard on 21 Thunder. He is a Prix Iris and Screen Actors Guild Award winner and a Genie Award nominee. MORE
Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist, and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. McKennitt is occasionally compared to Enya, but McKennitt's music is more grounded in traditional and classical invocations, using literary works as sources of lyrics and springboards for interpretation. (see video) MORE
Dr. John Moore (Western University London) and Mrs. Pat West Moore (University of Toronto). A lifetime of dedicated healthcare for patients, emergency, out calls and acting coroner Dr. John Moore was a very busy Stratford Doctor and Surgeon. Pat was a dietician (Montreal General Hospital and Arcadian Court Simpsons in Toronto) before she married John (a navy doctor stationed in Halifax), and lived a very busy and altruistic life in Stratford. MORE
William Hutt, actor. Born in Toronto May2, 1920, Mr. Hutt earned his reputation as one of the world's most respected classical actors while performing in Canada, primarily at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He won every major theatre award in Canada, as well as a Governor General's Award for lifetime achievement, and was made a companion of the Order of Canada. William Hutt died at the age of 87 of leukemia in 2007. MORE
Artistic Director, Stratford Festival. Antoni Cimolino began his Stratford career as an actor, playing such roles as Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Claudio in Measure for Measure, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Laertes in Hamlet. He started to direct for Stratford in the mid-1990s, winning acclaim for such productions as Filumena, with Richard Monette; Twelfth Night, with William Hutt; Love's Labour's Lost, with Brian Bedford; King John, with Stephen Ouimette; As You Like It, featuring original music by Barenaked Ladies; Coriolanus, with Colm Feore and Martha Henry; Bartholomew Fair, with Tom McCamus; The Grapes of Wrath, with Janet Wright; and Cymbeline, with Geraint Wyn Davies.  MORE
Dan Mathieson is in his fifth term as Mayor and has sat on municipal council since 1995.  During his tenure Dan has been a member on numerous boards and committees in healthcare, municipal affairs, law enforcement, athletics, not-for-profits, universities and colleges. Dan is currently Chair of the Ontario Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Chair of Kings University College at Western University, Chair of the Stratford Police Services Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Festival Hydro and Rhyzome Networks, the Stratford Festival, and the Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo-Stratford Campus.  Dan is also a Governor on the Board of i-Canada and is on the Advisory Board for Walsh University - Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community. MORE
Harry Thomas "Tom" Patterson, (June 11, 1920 – February 23, 2005) was a Stratford, Ontario born journalist who went on to found the Stratford Festival of Canada, then called the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, the largest theatre festival in Canada. Patterson served as the festival's general manager during the first season and worked in other capacities until 1967. He also founded the touring company Canadian Players with actor Douglas Campbell and took part in the establishment of a number of cultural institutions, including the Canadian Theatre Centre and the National Theatre School. Patterson was also the founder of the Dawson City Gold Rush Festival. MORE