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Contest winners

Thanks to everyone who entered my “Thanks a Million” contest celebrating 1 million page views at Stratford Festival Reviews.

There were many entries and the five winners are below.

Watch your email for my annual story about the best Black Friday deals and another contest!

Congratulations to the lucky winners.

John McKenzie
2 Tickets to see Vigilante at The Grand Theatre

Johns says Theatre is his escape from reality. “Whether working onstage, backstage or just watching from the audience, it’s an opportunity to get away from the “real” world and enjoy the world of the show.”

Emily Knights
Chakra Teas from Stratford Tea Leaves

Emily says she has a special place in her heart for theatre. “I was a competitive dancer for 12 years growing up. Musical Theatre was always a favourite of mine and I can appreciate the hard work that goes into these amazing productions.

I always wished I had the talent to participate in them myself! I would choose live theatre over a movie any time.”

 Joe Sheik
2 tickets to see As You Like it at the Stratford Festival

Joe works with children to produce theatre and attends shows at the Stratford Festival often. 


Jennifer Birnstihl
2 tickets to see Colm Wilkinson at Kitchener’s Centre in the Square, Dec. 2.

Jennifer says she has always loved the theatre, even as a child, and continues to share her love with her three children.
“I love seeing the look on their faces as we attend amazing shows at Stratford and truly feel that this is making a valuable impression on them. For me, theatre is a fabulous escape from the mundane things in everyday life.”

Melissa Metler
2 tickets to see Drayton Entertainment’s “Red Rock Diner, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical Celebration” and a $50 dinner gift certificate to Crossroads Family Restaurant in Elmira.’

Melissa says “I’ve learned that the lives and lessons played out on stage help me know the real world and the people in it with a deeper understanding and with much greater empathy. It’s an escape, yes, but one that makes reality that much more valuable.”

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Contest winners

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6 November 2016
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