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 Spilled Mulch Dyes Scajaquada Creek Red Two Men Hospitalized After Being Hit By Car Marisol Bequeaths Estate To Albright-Knox Labatt USA To Move Headquarters To 79 Perry Vaillancourts Ask For Prayers Ahead Of Update Home Delivery Begins For Medical Marijuana Shoreline Trail Project Completed Cheektowaga Public Meeting On Sex Offender NYS Senate Bills Aimed To Curb Opioid Abuse Scajaquada Creek turns red More Stories Police looking for vehicle in deadly hit & run May 26, 2017, 10:22 p.m. Controversy surrounds Niagara County DWI case May 26, 2017, 4:53 p.m. Holiday weekend weather forecast May 26, 2017, 12:09 p.m.