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Winner of the first Theatre Orangeville 50/50 draw, November 1, 2021

Date Posted: 08/11/2021

Congratulations Emilia Castrillo – Winner of $6,180.00 from the first
Theatre Orangeville 50/50 Draw.

 ORANGEVILLE, ON (November 8, 2021)

 Theatre Orangeville is excited to announce the winner of its first-ever online 50/50 lottery.

General Manager Sharyn Ayliffe and Development Manager Ingrid Watt were delighted to present Emily Castrillo (right) with her cheque for $6,180.00 last week for the draw that took place on November 1, 2021.


“I was surprised when I got the call from David Nairn, I had forgotten I had bought a ticket, it was a shock” Castrillo said when asked how she felt receiving the exciting news. “We just bought a house so this will definitely come in handy”.


“We’ve never done this type of lottery before,” says David Nairn, Artistic Director of Theatre Orangeville. “With COVID-19 restrictions in place for over a full year and a half now, our avenues for raising money have been limited. With the 50/50 lottery, everything is done virtually. All contributions allow us to continue to offer live in-person performances – at a reduced capacity, following strict public health protocols as well as also livestreaming the same productions that our audiences have come to love.”

Growing up, Emilia has fond memories of her father bringing them to the theatre.  “When I had seen the post about the draw online I wanted to support Theatre Orangeville.… I never thought I would win.”

Theatre Orangeville’s second 50/50 draw runs from November 8 to December 23.  For a full list of contest rules and to purchase tickets visit The willing number will be drawn and announced on December 23. (Lottery License number RAF1222541)


Theatre Orangeville is a not-for-profit professional theatre company whose artistic vision guides every aspect of what we aim do: to enrich the community with a high quality, professional theatre experience, that showcases the development of new Canadian works; to provide youth with unique opportunities to transform their lives through the performing arts; to provide vibrant, engaging and creative opportunities that grow the cultural experience through community partnerships; and nurture diversity, promote acceptance and celebrate all abilities.


Media Contact:

Teena Avery, Marketing Manager
Theatre Orangeville
(519) 942-3423



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