That’s right: we are taking the film on the road again. Last spring we launched Chasing Rainbows: Young Adults Living With Cancer with screenings at cancer agencies in Vancouver, Kelowna, Surrey and Victoria. Later that summer we also showed the film at Kelowna’s Relay for Life. After that, we felt like we had made a good start at getting the word out in BC. But Sara’s dream was to make the film available to young people across BC, Canada, the US and “if we have time, Mum,” Europe. Not to mention Asia, Australia, New Zealand…. So we’re working on it. One “market” at a time, as they say in the entertainment industry! This spring, we’re taking a stab at the rest of Canada. We’re so thrilled to announce that we have booked screenings in Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Oakville and Ottawa in April and May.
Pat will be there to introduce the film and moderate the post-screening discussion/Q&A, which will also feature a performance by singer-songwriter (and Chasing Rainbows co-producer) Michael Booth Palmer. We also hope to have a local young adult cancer survivor join us at each screening to discuss his or her experiences and the resources available to young people in the area. Have a look at the dates below – if we’re coming to your area, we’d love it if you’d come and join us!
CHASING RAINBOWS SPRING TOUR 2008
April 22, 2008 (time TBA)
April 23, 2008 Evening (time TBA)
April 25, 2008 12 Noon
Wellspring Odette House
April 28, 2008 6-7:30 pm
April 29, 2008 2:30-4:00 pm
April 30, 2008 6-7:30 pm
Gilda’s Club (TBC)
May 1, 2008
Princess Margaret Hospital
May 2, 2008 (time TBA)
Ottawa Hospital Care Centre
May 5, 2008
Two screenings: 12 noon – 1 pm and5:00 – 7:00 pm
Coming soon: possible screenings in Halifax and New York City. Watch this space!