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Lifetime PARC member Norman Foster is appointed Officer of the Order of Canada

January 05, 2017

PARC is proud to claim Norman Foster as one of our Lifetime members and offer him warm congratulations on his appointment.

In an article by Julia Wright from the CBC News, Norman Foster joked that his greatest career accomplishment has been "being able to put four kids through university on a playwright's earnings in Canada, and " he suspects the longevity of his work factored into his appointment as an officer of the Order of Canada".

Norm Foster has been called Canada’s preeminent comic playwright, and he is also one of the most prolific and most produced of all Canadian playwrights. Mr. Foster has close to fifty plays to his credit including The Foursome, The Melville Boys, Drinking Alone, Wrong For Each Other, The Love List, Outlaw, Skin Flick, Old Love, Mrs. Parliament's Night Out, Hilda's Yard and Mending Fences.  He is the recipient of the Los Angeles  Drama-Logue Award for his play, The Melville Boys.   Foster will premiere two new plays, Lunenburg and Screwball Comedy, at The Norm Foster Theatre Festival in St. Catharines, Ont., this summer.

The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. Almost 7,000 people from all sectors of society have been appointed to the order since its creation in 1967.

"It's pretty special to be recognized by my country in this way," said Foster. "I don't take this lightly, at all. This is the crowning achievement of my career."