Programs + Events

Tour "Jane Buyers: Gather...Arrange...Maintain" and then join us for a screening of the heartwarming Canadian film "Algonquin" on Sunday, March 8 In conjunction with our exhibition "Souterraine Impressions," join us in commemorating the battle of Vimy Ridge. The evening begins with an address by Dr. Jonathan Vance followed by a free screening of three films Take a tour of the exhibition "Souterraine Impressions" and then join us for the screening of "Billy Bishop Goes to War" on Sunday, April 19

Exhibition Tour followed by Film Screening of Algonquin
Sunday, March 8, 1:00 pm
Ivey North and Centre Galleries, followed by Theatre
Cost: FREE

Take a tour of the exhibition Jane Buyers: Gather…Arrange…Maintain at 1:00 and then join us for a screening of the heartwarming Canadian film Algonquin (Jonathan Hayes, 2013, Canada, 101 min, 14+). Leif, a travel writer whose career has declined, visits his teacher son, Jake. The father plans to write a book about Algonquin Park and invites his son to join him in its writing. Leif also meets up with Rita, his former wife and Jake’s mother. Matters are complicated when they are joined by Leif’s young girlfriend, Carmen, and her son Iggy. Filmed in North Bay.

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Drawing: Generation…Regeneration…Transformation Workshop with Artist Jane Buyers
Sunday, March 29, 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Learning Lounge
Cost: FREE

Starting with drawing from flowers and plants, explore the potential for arriving at new, unexpected imagery through a series of processes and procedures. The emphasis will be on the journey, not the destination, so be prepared to cut up your drawings! Basic drawing materials will be provided but participants are invited to bring their favourite drawing instruments or materials.

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Vimy Ridge Commemoration and Film Night
Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm
Theatre
Cost: FREE

In conjunction with our exhibition Souterraine Impressions, join us in commemorating the battle of Vimy Ridge. The evening begins with an address by Dr. Jonathan Vance followed by a free screening of three films:

Vimy-Ridge, Damien Hess, 2006, 2 min 52 s In this short animation, Hess attempts to connect with the tragedy of the First World War, a conflict that has defined Canada.

Battle of Arras 3, 1917, 8 min 23 s A classic World War I film, this short shows artillery fire, troop movements and explosions on the battlefield. German prisoners can also be seen in the trenches, as well as enemy bombs falling on the town of Arras.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge (John Bradshaw, 1997, 95 min 12 s Mixing archival footage with realistic re-enactments and letters by soldiers, this film dramatically reveals how Canadian soldiers combined innovative tactics with iron courage and heroic self-sacrifice on Vimy Ridge.


Exhibition Tour followed by Film Screening of Billy Bishop Goes to War
Sunday, April 19, 1:00 pm
Ivey North and Centre Galleries, followed by Theatre
Cost: FREE

Take a tour of the exhibition Souterraine Impressions at 2:00 and then join us for the screening of Billy Bishop Goes to War (Barbara Willis-Sweete, 2011, Canada, 86 min, 14A). Based on the 2010 revival by the Soulpepper Theatre, this most recent film version of the classic play features Eric Peterson majestically reprising the title role as the legendary World War I flying ace, who was deemed “a convicted liar, a cheat … the bottom of the barrel” by his instructors at the Royal Military College, but who went on to shoot down seventy-two German planes and become one of the most decorated of all Allied pilots.


Presentation on 3D Prints from Vimy Ridge Carvings
Sunday, April 26, 1:00 pm
Theatre
Cost: FREE

Guest Curator Zenon Andrusyszyn presents an insider’s story behind the exhibition Souterraine Impressions. Mr. Andrusyszyn reveals the process of photographing and laser scanning the carvings at Vimy, and then shows how they were reproduced with a 3D printer. To date, his team has documented over 250 names and linked over 200 carvings and drawings to the service records at Archives Canada. This is a rare opportunity to ‘visit’ Vimy Ridge, view the cave through visuals, and learn about the underground warfare of the day.

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