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WANTED- Volunteer Piano Player and Auctioneer for the Shakespeare Challenge Fundraising Gala!

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Shakespeare in Action is looking for a volunteer piano player and a volunteer auctioneer for the 4th annual Shakespeare Challenge fundraising gala on March 25, 2015. The event will take place at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, located at 14 Elm Street, near Yonge and Dundas.

We are looking for an individual to play pleasant and lively music to entertain guests during the reception. The event begins at 7:00PM, and will be over by 10:30 at the latest, with a break in the middle to enjoy the performance and live auction. We can offer a small stipend for the evening, but this will be a volunteer position.

Our volunteer auctioneer will be responsible for running the live auction that will take place right after the show has finished. The live auction should last for about 20 minutes total, and will include under 10 packages. You will be invited to join us beforehand to enjoy the show, as well as the reception right after the live auction has been completed.

For more information on the Shakespeare Challenge, please visit:

If you are interested in volunteering for the evening with us, please contact Michael Kelly at, or (416) 703-4881.

WIN Tickets to the Shakespeare Challenge!

We can’t believe that there’s only one week left until our Champions take the stage at the Shakespeare Challenge fundraising gala on May 21!

And guess what? We have managed to save some tickets to give away to our dedicated online friends and followers@ Guests will be treated to a Shakespeare play, music, food, drinks, and a live and silent auction!


To win a pair of tickets to the event, all you have to do is send an e-mail to, and include your name, contact information, and the answer to this question:

Which play will our Challenge Champions be performing at The Arts and Letters Club on May 21?
(Hint: Visit the Shakespeare Challenge page!)

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 18. Good luck!

*You must be at least 19 years of age to enter. Winners will be selected by a random draw, and will be contacted on Tuesday, May 20 to confirm their name on the guest list.

Shakespeare Challenge Sneak Peek- Silent Auction Items!

The SIA team has managed to receive some AMAZING items and packages for the silent auction at the Shakespeare Challenge fundraising gala! A huge thank you to all of the individuals and companies that have generously donated products and services to the auction, and we cannot wait to see who will walk away winners on May 21! Here are only some of the items that will be up for bidding. There will be more items and packages to come!

1. Stratford Package

2. Shaw Festival Package

3. Montreal Getaway

4. Toronto Symphony Orchestra


5. Soulpepper Theatre

6. Toronto Tourism Package

7. Fringe Salon

  • A haircut and highlights, courtesy of Lora from Fringe Salon

8. Cozy Night In Package

  • A hand made quilt designed and made in Australia
  • A gift card from Balzac’s Coffee
  • Delicious chocolate, courtesy of ChocoSol

9. Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Experience Package

10. Signed Book Package

11. Summer Fashion

  • A little linen dress from Designer Bruno Ierullo– perfect for the Summer!

12. Niagara-on-the-lake Ice Wine Experience

13. Meat Butchering Experience

14. Lush and Lavish Manicure

15. Theatre Print C. 1860

16. Cottage Getaway

If you would like to join us to cheer on our Challenge Champions and bid on the silent auction items, you can buy your tickets here!