Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)


Because of You Book Launch - Newfie Style

Event Date: Friday Oct. 18th, 2019

Event Time: 8 pm - 9 pm

Host: Stratford Writers Festival

Contact: DigiWriting Stratford Writers Festival


Because of You Book Launch - Newfie Style

When a Newfoundlander launches her book, it has to be done in the warm Newfie style! Join Terri-Lynn Penney as she launches her debut memoir – Because of You, featuring stories and a playlist of memories. Come on b’y drink a Newfie screech cocktail with Terri-Lynn as she shares a yarn, a few laughs, and maybe some tears at Revival House, ya know dat little bar on da corner over yonder.

What can you expect from the event?

  • A short reading of Because of You

  • Stories from Terri-Lynn and a walk down her memory lane

  • Screech cocktails

  • Lots of laughter and a few tears

  • That warm, friendly and fun atmosphere that Newfoundland is known for

About the Book - Tragedy comes at us all in different ways and some more than others. Terri-Lynn’s worst tragedy’s see-saw was between a mother who never wanted her and the the loss of the one parent that did. She could often see a glimmer of light through her mother’s darkness and when she couldn’t the gentle gestures of kind people showed her where to look, keeping her from being swallowed up by her mother’s darkness.  Because of You is the story of her mother who didn’t love nor want her but also of five others who did. 
About the Author - Born and raised in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Terri-Lynn Penney decided to leave the rock at 29 to pursue her career in the health and wellness field and for the last 8 years has built a solid and fulfilling business.  Her true love however is people, their strength and the vulnerability in their stories.  When she isn’t gabbing away with a coffee in hand she is deep into her own writing. The memoir, Because of You, is Terri-Lynn’s first book. She currently resides in Stratford, ON with her husband and son spreading the Newfie love wherever she goes. 

Cost: $30/Per person

Location: Revival House, Stratford, 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford



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