Close Shaw Festival co-founder dies at 87 Buffalo Philanthropist Rand Dies At Age 87 WGRZ 11:27 PM. EST January 06, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST BUFFALO, N.Y. - There are a lot of remembrances for a man who had a big impact on the cultural scene in Western New York and Southern Ontario. Calvin Rand died last weekend at the age of 87. The Buffalo native was best known for co-founding the Shaw Festival across the border in Niagara On-the-Lake. He also was a big supporter of cultural groups here in Western New York including the Irish Classical Theatre Company, Kleinhans Music Hall and both major art galleries. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Deadly Skydiving Accident Lake Ontario Water Level Geese Return to Parking Lot Fundraiser for Wirfel Family Grand Island School District investigates threat "Hidden in plain view" exhibit educating parents Race for Mayor - New Challenger Family Wants Answers About Suspicious Fire Fans excited for April the giraffe's calf Recycling is in trouble and you may be part of the problem More Stories Suspicious fire at apartment owned by mosque Apr 24, 2017, 5:59 p.m. Fire at Clarence Center residence Apr 24, 2017, 6:29 p.m. Special meeting on Amherst Methadone Clinic Apr 24, 2017, 9:54 p.m.