Don Dunphy has come full circle with his involvement with the Stephenville Theatre Festival, starting out working with it as a student in the first couple of years and now serving as its board chair.
It was such involvement that gave him great pleasure in accepting a certificate on Wednesday from Go Western Newfoundland at that group’s annual general meeting recognizing the festival’s 40 years of contributing to tourism development in the province.
Dunphy said the festival board is excited about their 40th anniversary season and he hopes the 2018 lineup will be announced by Christmas.
“I think 40 years as the longest-running professional theatre festival in the province is certainly a milestone,” he said.
Go Western, also known as Western Newfoundland and Labrador Destination Management Organization, is a non-profit organization whose role is to develop and market Western Newfoundland as a world-class, multi-season tourism destination.