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Another Reason to Visit Vimy Ridge Trench Exhibit

IN THE TRENCH! (in no particular order) Doug Scott, Michelle Scott, Oliver Claffey, Nancy Dixon, Jackie Playter, Bob Buchan (missing: Erin Cerenzia - who headed up the project and DID SO MUCH WORK!)

The Stronger, Freer Project is so very grateful to the Newmarket Historical Society for extending the hours of the Interactive Vimy Ridge Exhibit on November 11 until 9:30PM that evening. Why? Stronger, Freer, depicts the story of a Canadian family over 150 years, in four acts. And in one of those acts, the main character, Andrew, has just come home from Vimy Ridge.

(Andrew talking to Elizabeth after he comes home from Vimy Ridge) (second act)

We thought it was a beautiful tie-in and so did the Newmarket Historical Society. So now, patrons can see the exhibit by coming early before the shows, on November 11 (8PM) and November 12 (2PM) or during intermission.

"The Interactive Vimy Ridge Exhibit was a deciding factor to perform 'Stronger, Freer' at the Old Town Hall Theatre in Newmarket", said Marianne Lannigan, director and co-author of the show. Other deciding factors were the beautiful Old Town Hall itself and the enthusiastic theatre staff."

Stronger, Freer played to sold out shows in Stouffville with standing ovations every night. See a few reviews (still working on collecting these).

Visit Stronger, Freer website for more information about the show and a trailer!

Interactive Vimy Ridge Exhibit Hours

The Interactive Vimy Ridge Exhibit is at the Old Town Hall in Newmarket, 460 Botsford Street.

Saturday, Oct 28 - 12:30-8PM
Sunday, Oct 29 - 12:30-8PM
Tuesday, Oct 31 - 12:30-5PM
Wednesday, Nov 1 - 12:30-8PM
Thursday, Nov 2 - 12:30-8PM
Friday, Nov 3 - 12:30-8PM
Saturday, Nov 4 - 12:30-8PM
Sunday, Nov 5 - 12:30-8PM
Tuesday, Nov 7 - 12:30-8PM
Wednesday, Nov 8 - 12:30-8PM
Thursday, Nov 9 - 12:30-8PM
Friday, Nov 10 - 12:30-8PM
Saturday, Nov 11 - 12:30-9:30PM (Stronger, Freer plays at 8PM)
Sunday, Nov 12 - 12:30-8PM (Stronger, Freer plays at 2PM
Tuesday, Nov 14 - 12:30-8PM
Wednesday, Nov 15 - 12:30-5PM

For more information please visit the Historical Society Facebook Page. For group tours please email email Newmarket Historical Society

Honour the Veterans at 'Stronger, Freer'

Bob Kwapis, Councillor for Ward 5 in Newmarket, will be honouring the veterans before every performance of Stronger, Freer. Showtimes are Saturday, November 11 at 8PM, and Sunday, November 12 at 2PM.

"We are so privileged to have Bob Kwapis honour our veterans before each of the Newmarket performances", said Patrick Lannigan, co-author of Stronger, Freer. "Bob immediately understood the spirit of the show and the value of its themes and asked how he could help."

Stronger, Freer has played to sold out audiences and standing ovations in Stouffville. See our reviews.

About 'Stronger, Freer'

Here's a short trailer for Stronger, Freer
(Spoiler: The Leafs win the cup at the 1:05 mark - because 1967!!!)

Meet the Robertsons

Take a trip with the Robertsons through 150 years as a family, as they face the challenges of Canada (and the victories too!). "You will laugh, you will cry".

act 1: pre-confederation (charlottetown)

poverty, jobs, education, sickness, family, confederation, humility

act 2: 1917 (truro)

war, conscription, Vimy Ridge, Halifax explosion, love, family, Canadian winter

act 3: 1967 (toronto)

equal rights, sexuality, friendship, Maple Leafs,

act 4: present day (charlottetown via kelowna)

social media, family legacy, Asperghers, Gord Downie, family legacy

Stronger Freer is a passion project by Patrick and Marianne Lannigan.

Marianne Lannigan, our Artistic Director, can be reached at or 647-457-4828

Patrick Lannigan can be reached at or 647-202-2353

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