Sparlings Propane, Parkland Fuel Corporation return as Blyth Festival season sponsor

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival is pleased to announce that Sparlings Propane and Parkland Fuel Corporation have returned as the Season Sponsor of the Blyth Festival for the next three years,  Jennifer Lamb, who is the festival’s director of development, announced today.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Sparling Propane and Parkland Fuel Corporation, which have shown incredible generosity and leadership in this community. The upcoming season, planned by Artistic Director Gil Garratt, is a season that pays homage to rural Canada. From May to September, Blyth will present five plays, including three world premieres,” Lamb said. “The incredible support from Sparling/Parkland allows this professional theatre to deliver its mandate of endeavouring to enrich the lives of its audience by producing and developing plays that give voice to both this region and the country.”

“This kind of committed, unwavering support is nothing short of inspiring. As artists, we know that art invigorates communities, transforms lives, and ignites economies, and having a corporate sponsor like Sparlings/Parkland stand by us and believe in the value of the work we do, is hugely bolstering. That they are again renewing a multi-year commitment confirms for us the path we are on. And it shows me, personally, the high regard they hold not only the Blyth Festival in, but the profound respect they have for our whole community,” said Gil Garratt, who is the artistic director of the Blyth Festival.

Sparlings Propane and Parkland Fuel Corporation share a long history with Blyth Festival, most recently as 2015-2017 Season Sponsors.

“Sparlings is very pleased to support the Blyth Festival. Their performance art continues to inspire and enrich our community,” said Patrick Turner, Branch Manager, Sparlings Propane.

Blyth Festival 2018 Season runs May 30 to Sept. 15.

Sparlings Propane was founded in 1951, with eight locations delivering propane to much of Southern Ontario.

Sparlings Propane is a division of Parkland Fuel Corporation, a Canadian independent fuel retailing company based in Calgary, Alberta. Its subsidiaries include several gas station chains, including Pioneer and Ultramar, as well as several commercial fuel distribution operations.

For more information on the Blyth Festival, visit online www.blythfestival.com