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 Man hurt after vehicle collapses on him Forensic team will investigate human remains Body pulled out of Niagara river in Lewiston REPORTS; JENNIFER LAWRENCE LANDS IN BUFFALO Man in critical condition after ATV crash Video Shows Rescue of Kala Brown 96 YEAR OLD WOMAN ATTACKED IN HER HOME Top Father's Day Flash Sale - The Deal Guy Body Found In The Woods In North Collins Erie County Sheriff's update investigation on human remains found More Stories Storm system headed to WNY this weekend Nov 13, 2017, 11:53 a.m. State aid possible for Fredonia water system Nov 17, 2017, 11:16 p.m. Up to 200 new jobs coming to WNY thanks to MTA Nov 17, 2017, 6:47 p.m.