The Council of Canadians Northwest Territories, Prince Albert and Chilliwack chapters screened the film This Changes Everything last night.
Northwest Territories chapter activist Lois Little tells us that they had an “amazing turn-out” of about 140 people. This is all the more notable given people there are also very much engaged in the territorial election taking place this Monday (Nov. 23). Little also tells us that people were “very appreciative of this powerful film”. This presentation was co-sponsored with Ecology North, which is also helping to organize a climate march in Yellowknife on Nov. 29.
In Prince Albert, our chapter partnered with the group Renewable Power the Intelligent Choice to screen the film at the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library. The Prince Albert Herald had reported that, “Postcards will be available for people to send a climate action message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
And in Chilliwack, the chapter screened the film at the G.W. Graham Theatre. Chapter activist Wendy Major tells us the screening went “super great!” and that they almost sold-out the 300+ seats in the theatre.
In an interview with the Chilliwack Progress prior to the screening, chapter activist Suzy Coulter highlighted, “We thought it would be a good opportunity to take advantage of this powerful tool to address a broad range of issues. …For many of us, it was a wake-up call to experience the prolonged drought we saw in our region last summer. The film speaks to some of the food security challenges we might have to face in the future. The hope is that it will help start a dialogue.” The Chilliwack chapter also organized a post-film discussion that included Sto:lo Grand Chief Clarence Pennier.
Twenty-six Council of Canadians chapters are hosting community screenings of this film. Upcoming screenings include: Ladner (Nov. 21), Inverness (Nov. 22), Windsor (Nov. 23), Courtenay (Nov. 24), Saint John (Nov. 26), St. John’s (Nov. 26), Sudbury (Nov. 27), Golden (Nov. 29), Regina (Nov. 29), Hinton (Nov. 30), Picton (Dec. 5), London (Dec. 7) and Peterborough (Jan. 29-31).
To date, more than 1,600 people have gone to chapter-organized screenings in Montreal (Oct. 5), Saskatoon (Oct. 10), Duncan (Nov. 8), Elora (Nov. 13), Charlottetown (Nov. 18), Yellowknife (Nov. 19), Prince Albert (Nov. 19) and Chilliwack (Nov. 19).
To see a trailer for the film, please click here.