The Ties That Bind National TourPLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship, in partnership with five national organizations, is hosting a cross Canada tour of this award winning film to assist families to plan for the future for their relative with a disability. From October through November 2006, local organizations will be co-hosting screenings and workshops in the following locations:
Oct 7, Fredericton, NB
Oct 14, Medicine Hat, AB
Oct 14, Ottawa, ON
Oct 19, Edmonton, AB
Oct 20/21, Regina, SK
Oct 21, Lethbridge, AB
Oct 26, Vernon, BC
Oct 27/28, Kelowna, BC
Oct 27/28, Thunder Bay, ON
Nov 3/4, Chatham, ON
Nov 4, Medicine Hat, AB
Nov 4, Montreal, PQ
Nov 4, Seattle, Washington
Nov 17/18, St. John’s, NF
Nov 24/25, Peterborough, ON
Nov 25, Prince George, BC
Nov 30, Burnaby, BC
Dec 2, Calgary, AB
The Film – The award winning NFB film, The Ties That Bind, takes us into the lives of the Jordan family. Kathleen and Bill struggle to let go as Chris, their son, strives for a more independent life.
Click here to view a short clip of the film.
The Discussion – Following the film, a panel will lead off a discussion about the complexity of achieving a good life and peace of mind.
[Burnaby] Date: November 30, 2006
6:00-7:00pm – Reception and seating
7:00-8:00pm – The Ties That Bind
8:00-9:00pm – Panel and discussion
Location: Electronic Arts
4330 Sanderson Way
Co-hosted by Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, Electronic Arts, and PLAN Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, this event is one of the last stops in the National Tour of The Ties That Bind.
The film will be introduced by the director, John Ritchie.
David Driscoll, well known community leader will moderate a discussion after the film, which will begin with a presentation by family members and persons with disabilities.
This event is free to attend but pre-registration by is required.
Deadline for registration is: November 24, 2006.
Email your name and phone number to:firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: 604.299.7851 and leave your contact information.