Stratford News Challenge made to help Stratford Festival’s Spirit of the Tent Campaign reach goal SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Monday, Oct. 7th, 2019 Challenge made to help Stratford Festival campaign reach goal.. (Image supplied by www.stratfordfestival.ca). A $5-million challenge is out to help the Stratford Festival’s Spirit of the Tent Campaign reach its goal. The challenge was made by Ophelia Lazaridis who was a lead donor for the campaign with an initial gift of $10-million which she made last year. The fundraising goal for the campaign is $100-million with the funds going towards the new Tom Patterson Theatre in Stratford. Lazaridis, who is serving as a co-chair of the Spirit of the Tent campaign, says she’ll match every new or second gift up to $5-million. The new Tom Patterson Theatre is scheduled to open for the 2020 season with a production of Richard III.