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 Tom Reed's Town Halls Cenveo In Orchard park Shutting Down Guilty Plea In Deaths Of 2 Kids At Letchworth Lancaster's Alec Tamburri honors mother with game of his life Jailed Police Protesters Released Wanted Man Flees Traffic Stop, Later Arrested Video: 91-year-old man proposes to 78-year-old woman Unique Eats: Stack Burger WNY Native To Run White House Communications WNY Rescue Goes The Distance To Save Animals More Stories Body recovered near Buffalo Harbor State Park Feb 19, 2017, 12:59 p.m. Shooting at Ashley and Krupp streets Feb 19, 2017, 2:23 p.m. Hundreds turn out for Tom Reed town halls Feb 18, 2017, 2:07 p.m.