Media Advisory - $100,000 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre Award Ceremony Takes Place October 29th

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ - The Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre
and founding sponsor, BMO Financial Group, invite you to attend the
announcement and presentation of the 2007 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. This
year, the prize will honour a Canadian director who has advanced theatre in
Canada through a body of work achieved in recent years, while influencing and
inspiring younger theatre artists.
    Four finalists were placed on the short list for the 2007 Siminovitch
Prize: Brigitte Haentjens, Montreal, QC; Ron Jenkins, Edmonton, AB; Alisa
Palmer, Toronto, ON, and Soheil Parsa, Toronto, ON.
    Biographies and photos of the finalists are available at

    WHEN:  Monday, October 29, 2007
           Media registration: 5:45 pm
           Recipient honoured: 6:00 pm
           Reception to follow

    WHERE: First Canadian Place
           100 King Street West, 68th floor

    WHAT:  The Siminovitch Prize in Theatre was introduced in 2001 and
           dedicated to renowned scientist Lou Siminovitch and his late wife
           Elinore, a playwright. The recipient receives $100,000, of which
           $25,000 is awarded to a protégé or organization of the recipient's

For further information:

For further information: JoAnne Hayes, Toronto,,
(416) 867-3996; Lucie Gosselin, Montreal,, (514)
877-1101; Laurie Grant, Vancouver,, (604) 665-7596;

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