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In Lieu of Flowers…

July 11, 2023 - August 18, 2023

These are people in Barrie who care so much about theatre they are willing to die for it—literally (sort of).

They are vying for the chance to be treated to one of seven theatrical fun-erals at the Five Points Theatre in September, honouring their lives of love for the art, and by extension, their ability to have raised the most pledges during the “In Lieu of Flowers…” campaign.

Help decide which seven participants will be ‘treated’ to a funeral!

Make a donation–In Lieu of Flowers–to TIFT in the name of your favourite participant. It could be the person you believe exemplifies what it means to be willing to give everything for a cause, or just a person you’d love to see in a casket.

A running tally of donations will be updated daily on our website. Is your favourite falling behind? Donate again!

The seven ‘dying’ participants will be announced August 18.

Donations in the name of participants in the In Lieu of Flowers campaign will be accepted until 7:00 p.m., August 14. The seven top-earning participants will each be treated to a theatrical funeral between September 15 and 21. The public will, of course, be invited to pay their respects as the ‘deceased’ is honoured with a service and entertainment by special guests.

WHO IS MOST DESERVING OF A FUNERAL? Check out the participants and make your donations here.


July 11, 2023
August 18, 2023
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