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Help The Foster Festival Keep the Laughter Going

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The Foster Festival needs your help and time is of the essence. For eight years we have been contributing to the economic and social wellbeing of our community as a cultural anchor here in St. Catharines and the Niagara region. Now we're asking you, our community, to give back so we can continue to raise spirits and inspire laughter.

The Foster Festival is facing financial difficulties that threaten our survival. Contrary to popular belief, The Foster Festival does not receive provincial or federal arts council funding and this year we have seen a 20% cut in our municipal funding and 60% cut in provincial funding.

Beyond ticket sales, which accounts for 45% of our revenue, we survive on donations, sponsorships (we no longer have a single major sponsor as of 2022), and the fundraising of our small staff of four. We believe that with your support, we can secure the funds needed to keep the theatre doors open. Every contribution makes a difference and will help to keep the laughter going.

Your gift not only supports The Foster Festival but carries significant impact with the broader business community. Restaurants, wineries, retail shopping, and hotels all profit from the tourists we attract. Every dollar you invest brings $17 in spending to our community.

We navigated Covid-19 with creativity and innovation weathering an unprecedented time. But the residual effects of those challenging years and the financial difficulties caused by recent government funding cuts have now put the future of our beloved theatre company at risk. We need your help to keep going.

Please consider making a donation and sharing our campaign with your friends and family. Together, we can overcome these challenges, continuing to bring joy and inspiration to both our community in St. Catharines and Canadian theatre in general, by preserving a valuable piece of the Canadian cultural fabric.

All donors will receive an official tax receipt for their donation.

Other ways you can support The Foster Festival:

1. Buy Tickets to a show, click HERE
2. Become a Corporate Sponsor, click HERE

Thank you for being a Foster Friend!



  • Stuart Dowling
    • $50 
    • 9 d
  • Irma Bull
    • $100 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous
    • $256 
    • 13 d
  • Marlene Goertzen
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Monika Emo
    • $200 
    • 1 mo


The Foster Festival
St. Catharines, ON
The Norm Foster Theatre Festival
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Canada.

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