Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Stirling Festival Theatre Inc.
Annual General Meeting for Fiscal Year 2019
Thursday August 27, 2020  5:30 PM   Stirling Theatre, Main Auditorium

(updated July 18, 2020)


Now that we have entered into Phase 3 of reopening in our region, we are able to hold our Annual General Meeting in the main auditorium of the Stirling Theatre with physically distanced measures and all other safety precautions in place. We will seat Members at least 6’ apart and provide hand sanitization. We ask that all attendees wear face masks if you are able.

** For more important information about the upcoming AGM, click here to visit our AGM Update page.

All members of the public are invited to attend but only Stirling Festival Theatre Members in good standing may vote. If you are not a paid-up Member of SFT, you may purchase your membership for $35 at the Box Office. For more information about SFT memberships and benefits, click here.

Members unable to attend can instruct someone who is attending to vote for them by means of a written proxy.

Please join us to hear reports about the success of the 2019 season, as well as how we are moving forward into 2021 presented by SFT Artistic Director, Ken MacDougall.


The current SFT By-Laws state:
“The annual meeting of the members shall be held each year within Ontario, within the first three (3) months of every fiscal year end of the Corporation; at a time, place and date determined by the Board for the purpose of:

  1. hearing and receiving the reports and statements required by the Ontario Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990 to be read and laid before the members of the Corporation at an annual meeting;
  2. electing directors;
  3. appointing the auditor and fixing or authorizing the Board to fix their remuneration; and
  4. transacting any other business properly brought before the meeting.”


Provincially incorporated not-for-profit (NFP) organizations are required by law to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM). Ensuring that this statutory business takes place is part of good governance and is an important part of the democratic life of an NFP.

An AGM is also an opportunity for the Board to share news, challenges and successes for the organization and to hear from its membership – a key sector of our stakeholders.