Film sets stage for discussions

It’s not always easy to broach the topic of death.

The Chilliwack Hospice Society is launching its 2011 Film Series premiere with the Canadian cinematic masterpiece, One Week, on May 5 at the Cottonwood Theatre.

The screening will serve as a “springboard” for further community discussions on death and dying, as well as the role of the Hospice Society, said organizer Colletta Holmes.

“The whole idea is to make people feel more comfortable with discussing a topic like death,” she said.

The film series is part of Hospice’s community education efforts, and they’re trying out the local theatre on Luckakuck Way as “neutral territory” that may put folks more at ease with the subject matter that they would be otherwise, she said.

The Thursday, May 5 event is the first film to be featured and a second one will be slated for next fall.

“In choosing the first film, we wanted one that would have the broadest appeal,” Holmes said.

The road movie One Week follows the odyssey of Ben Tyler played by Vancouver born Joshua Jackson. He’s a daydreamer, a teacher, a failed writer who is days away from getting married. Then he learns he has an aggressive form of cancer and only has two years —or maybe one week — to live. So he heads west across Canada on a motorcycle.

A panel from the Hospice Palliative Care Team will be on-hand during the event to host the discussion. The film will be shown at 6:45 p.m. with discussion to follow, and the box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each.

For more details contact Coletta Holmes 604-795-4660 or coletta@chilliwackhospice.org

Just Posted

Annual Chilliwack Community Services event whisks guests off to “Versailles”

Secret Soiree has become a major fundraiser for programming and services

Chilliwack Chiefs clinch first place with win over Prince George

The Chiefs were out-shot 36-13 but goalie Daniel Chenard was superb in a battle of the BCHL’s best.

New Chilliwack YMCA was ‘worth the wait’ say visitors

Family Day will mark officially opening for new building, after sneak peek tours on Saturday

Nanaimo Clippers goalie steals a win from Chilliwack Chiefs

Landon Pavlisin was outstanding in the Clipper net, leading Nanaimo to a 2-1 road victory.

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon to headline Gone Country concert in Cloverdale this summer

‘Early bird tickets on sale via Twins Cancer Fundraising website

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

UPDATE: Plane flips over at Pitt Meadows airport

The pilot and lone occupant exited the aircraft on his own and uninjured.

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read