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Tim Adair looks back on 30 years of concerts in the park - 07/05/2017

Free Sunday evening concerts have been staged for 30 years at the band shell in Upper Queen's Park, thanks to Tim Adair and the Kiwanis Club of Stratford.

"The Stratford Concert Band played on the grass in front of the pavilion back in the 1970s," Tim Adair recalled. "Keith Adair, my dad, a Kiwanian, said off-handedly 'There should be a bandshell built here.'"

Kiwanians formed a "We Build" committee including Jim Fair, Tom Hodgins, John Wilkinson, Dave Johnson, Charles Paris, Terry Marklevitz and Tim Adair. Firms owned by Architect Terry Marklevitz and Engineer Dave Johnson drew up plans for a thrust stage and band shell. The Kiwanis Club pledged $35,000....

Music Theatre Performer Returns to Nationals - 06/15/2017

Chloe Weir placed first in Open Music Theatre competition at the Ontario Music Festivals Association (OMFA) Provincial Finals held at Hamilton May 27 to June 3, qualifying for a second appearance in the National Competition taking place at Ottawa August 6 to 13.

Weir represented Stratford at the nationals a year ago in Vancouver.

Janis Auster, Executive Director of the Stratford Kiwanis Festival of the Performing Arts said: "We are immensely proud of Chloe. Music theatre plays a strong role in our Festival. Advancing to the Provincials is an achievement in itself. That explains why we are equally proud of all 40 performers from Stratford who earned the right to go to the Provincials at Hamilton."


Kiwanis Clubs Coming to Stratford in 2019 - 06/07/2017

Kiwanis clubs from throughout Eastern Canada and the Caribbean are coming to Stratford in May, 2019.

Planning is already underway for the district convention to be hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Stratford with assistance from Kiwanis Clubs in neighbour ing communities such as Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford, Guelph, Cambridge, and Elmira.

The Eastern Canada and Caribbean District includes 246 Kiwanis Clubs. It is one of the largest and most diverse Districts among the 50 Districts spanning 80 countries in Kiwanis International.

This year's convention, held May 18 to 20 at Ottawa, attracted some 420 delegates, club members and others. The convention was attended by Kiwanis International...