Photograph of Gordon Pinsent


The Stratford Festival recently honoured the extraordinary career of one of Canada’s most treasured stage and screen artists.

Gordon Pinsent’s first appearance at Stratford was in 1962, when he performed in Macbeth (with Christopher Plummer and Kate Reid), The Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano de Bergerac. He returned in 1975 to play the lead in Bertolt Brecht’s Trumpets and Drums.

His film and television credits include The Red Green Show; Quentin Durgens, MP; Due South; Wind at My Back; Away from Her; The Grand Seduction and The Shipping News. In addition to his acclaimed work as a playwright and screenwriter, including The Rowdyman and John and the Missus, he has written two memoirs: By the Way and Next.

A winner of Genie and ACTRA awards, the Earle Grey Award and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Mr. Pinsent has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Our gala evening honouring this multi-talented actor, director and writer was a large success and we would like to thank all who attended and participated in honouring Mr. Pinsent. 

2016 Gala Co-Chairs

Barry Avrich, Robert Badun, Wendy Pitblado 

2016 Sponsors

Platinum Table

Ophelia & Mike Lazaridis 

Gold Tables

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Wendy Pitblado

Silver Tables

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Daniel Bernstein & Claire Foerster
David Harris & Rebecca Scovel
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