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Friday, October 4, 2019

110 artists and production crew, 39 volunteers, and countless audience members made FemFest 2019 a huge success! We reflect on this in our latest blog post and are gearing up for a fantastic season of new projects, workshops, and performances ahead.

Coming up we have a fundraising dinner featuring award-winning multi-media artist KC Adams and a special 1491 menu, and our emerging artist workshop series will be kicking off in the upcoming month. The workshops will continue throughout the winter and spring offering mentorship opportunities with professionals in various theatrical fields, as well as, workshops and panels on a variety of exciting and thought provoking topics – stay tuned for more on this soon!

March 2-8, 2020 we will be holding our annual International Women’s Week Cabaret of Monologues and May 21-24 we will be presenting the work that has been created as part of our Seven Visions Reconciliation Through Theatre Project. This will be the result of 7 workshops throughout the year that bring together Indigenous youth, elders, and artists to create a safe space to tell their stories through art.

Lots to look forward to, for more details about the year ahead see our blog post!




Community Service Recognition Award

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Our Artistic Director, Hope McIntyre, and Sarasvàti Productions are proud recipients of the Community Service Recognition award that will be presented as part of the sesquicentennial (150th year anniversary) of Mahatma Gandhi. 

In celebration of this event the Mahatma Gandhi Centre of Canada (MGCC) will be honouring Mahatma Ghandhi by holding two days of activities.

The October 2nd event will be co-sponsored by the CMHR and the Borden-King Institute. Following the garlanding ceremony at the Mahatma Gandhi Statue at 5:30 pm, and a commemorative talk in the CMHR Lecture Hall at 6:00 pm by the Gandhian scholar Professor Vinay Lal of UCLA, USA, there will be a screening of Richard Attenborough’s acclaimed 1982 movie “GANDHI”. This event will be open to the public and free of charge. Complimentary tickets for the event can be obtained online from the CMHR or by phone 204-289-2000.

The Annual Gala Dinner of the MGCC will be held on October 3rd at the Buhler Hall of the CMHR, starting at 6:00 pm. His Excellency Dr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada will present the keynote address. Community Service Recognition Awards will be presented to the following: Mr. James Favel & Bear Clan Patrol; Drs. Daya & Chander Gupta; Mr. Bashir Khan; Ms. Hope McIntyre & Sarasvati Productions; Mr. Kishore Modha; Councillor Devi Sharma; and Mr. Sushil K Sharma. A commemorative book entitled “Embracing Nonviolence and Reconciliation”, edited by Ms Manju Lodha will be released. Tickets can be purchased for $75 by emailing

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Up Next for Sarasvàti

110 artists and production crew, 39 volunteers, and countless audience members made FemFest 2019 a huge success! We reflect…