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Young Stars Light Up the Stage at Stratford's Springworks Festival

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In a simple basement with bare light bulbs and a water heater for company, five gifted musicians are making extraordinary music. In a studio that means business (except for the cheerful teal and silver dots adorning one wall), eight talented dancers are pushing the boundaries of what their bodies can do. On an often isolated journey, a budding composer is hearing whole orchestras. What do they have in common? None of them are older than 25.  

Sharron Matthews Set to Open Stratford's SpringWorks Festival With a Bang

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Opening nights are ever an exciting and elegant gala, celebrating months of hard work. This year on May 12 – at SpringWorks indie theatre & arts festival – will be no exception. Though there may be a bit more rocking out as Sharron Matthews takes the stage with her signature irreverent wit and solid gold mash-ups in a comedic tour-de-force concert.

What is it like to be a writer? Canadian author Marianne Brandis on the creative life

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As a writer, I am entranced by words. I love them – writing them, reading them, re-reading them, finding writers that use them in creative, interesting ways. To say that my life is one of writing and reading is not an overstatement, but rather, a joyful way to be in the world. 

When I discover writers that I love, I dig in deeply to their words. They enrich my life, thoughts, reading. And, when I have the ability to share the talents of such writers? Well, this is one of the reasons I started this website. 

Hooked: Behind the Scandals - Nicky Guadagni Brings Seven Notorious Women to Life at Stratford's SpringWorks Festival

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As a Dora-Award winning actor, Nicky Guadagni is no stranger to centre stage. In her one-woman show Hooked, all eyes are certainly on her and audiences are utterly captivated by her “exquisite, note-perfect performance” (Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s Magazine).  

Margo MacDonald: Renaissance Woman Takes the Stage at Stratford's SpringWorks Festival

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“Right here, right now, for one night only, I’ll tell you something special I ain’t never told no one before; I’ll tell you the truth” is the compelling opening to multi-award winning actor, director, and creator Margo MacDonald’s production The Elephant Girls. This show is a lost piece of women’s history, telling the tale about Britain’s most notorious girl-gang who terrorized London for over 100 years.

Stratford’s indie theatre and arts festival: Springworks

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Stratford’s indie theatre and arts festival is celebrating its sixth season with a line-up of more than 40 artists and companies. Running from May 12 to 22, SpringWorks 2016 features an eclectic mix of theatre, music, dance, poetry and visual art. Following a successful launch last year, the SpringWorks Puppet Festival will return on Victoria Day weekend.

Travel CEO Matt Keezer’s Guide To Canada’s Best Universities

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Canada is home to some of North America’s most prestigious universities. While all schools have specialities, there are few that receive nearly universal acclaim for their diverse and exceptional programs. In order to breakdown a list of Canada’s best academic institutions, I consulted with Momentum Ventures CEO Matt Keezer.

JustFly’s Canadian travel dreams come true with the Hyperloop

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For those who are unaware, Canada is a rather large country (second biggest in the world, in fact), and despite a travellers best efforts seeing the entire country in a week is pretty much difficult (but realistically, not impossible if you decide not to sleep and fly everywhere). But things are about to change in the Great White North with the (hopeful) introduction of the Hyperloop. JustFly reviews what the installation of this ultra-high speed train could mean for Canadians and travellers alike.

6 Reasons to Stay at Montreal's Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

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6 Reasons to Stay at Montreal's Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

If you're visiting Montreal, I have one big tip for you, one that will make a difference in your time there: where to stay.

Savour Stratford's Maple Trail Adventure

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The anticipation of Canada’s delicious iconic maple syrup is palpable as the first sign of spring. To celebrate, Stratford Tourism Alliance presents the Savour Stratford Maple Trail adventure. This sweet self-guided tasting tour offers a unique maple tasting experience during March and April. 

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