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National Canadian Film Day – A Bear Named Winnie

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Poster for A Bear Named Winnie. A man and a black bear on an orange background with paw prints

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day with us on April 17th at 7:30pm at the Douglas Family Art Centre Multipurpose Room with a screening of A Bear Named Winnie.

The movie will be shown in English with English subtitles. Free of charge, but registration is required.

The movie is rated PG, for mild language and “thematic material” (war time theme)

Based on the true story behind author A.A. Milne’s beloved character, Winnie the Pooh, this is a tale of the remarkable friendship between a Canadian soldier and the cub that stood as a symbol of friendship and hope in a world plagued by war.

It was during the early days of World War I that veterinarian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (Michael Fassbinder) purchased a small bear cub and named her Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. As the specter of war looms heavy in the conscience of the citizens and children of London, Winnie becomes the star attraction at the zoo. When a man named A.A. Milne brings his young son to visit the zoo, the story of the bear and her friendship with a far away soldier inspires him to create one of the most beloved characters in the history of children’s literature.

Director: John Harrison
Year: 2004
Run Time: 90min
Genre: Comedy, Family

Space is limited. Register now by ‘purchasing’ it in our online store or calling the Lake of the Woods Museum at 807-467-2105. There is no cost to register.

National Canadian Film Day (CanFilmDay) is a massive, coast-to-coast-to-coast salute to Canadian cinema!

Launched in 2014, CanFilmDay has brought together hundreds of thousands of Canadians, to celebrate our stories and the incredible achievements of our filmmakers.

Whether you host a screening or attend one, watch from the comfort of your home or join the party on social media, CanFilmDay is your day to feel connected to our cultures and shared values.

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April 17
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Douglas Family Art Centre
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Kenora, Ontario P9N 1T2 Canada
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