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Catch The DRIFF

The DRIFF is here, the Durham Region International Film Festival.

The Durham Region Film Festival (DRIFF) began in 2015 as a locally focused event, held at two distinct venues to showcase the remarkable world of films and filmmaking. Taking full advantage of Durham’s cultural landscape, it was held at the elegant Regent Theatre and extraordinary Docville Movie Set, offering the magical experience of film both on screen and behind the scenes. Dedicated to the promotion and celebration of emerging and established filmmakers, the world of cinema and talented artists, came together at this inaugural event, to elevate Durham’s strong and growing film community.

The evening of Friday, September 15, I found out about DRIFF though Derek Giberson, as a post in Facebook feed. DRIFF will be happening at:

Experience fantastic independent film-making from across Canada and around the world right here in the Durham Region!

When 6 months of planning finally becomes really really real: so excited to be at volunteer orientation night for the 2017 Durham Region International Film Festival!! 4 days away to this amazing weeklong festival of independent film screened across the region! Check out www.driff.ca for more more more
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I am stoke about this news. Friday, Septembeer 22, was a week away. I went to the Regent Theatre web page, navigated to find where to buy tickets. I was kinda in a hurry to do so, thinking an great happening like this will sellout easily. I was stocked that the price of a “Red Carpet” is $12. I bought 4, because wanted to bring 3 friends.

FILM SCREENINGS | 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Pollyanna | Toronto, ON | Directed By: Roman Gubin | 02:23 mins | Short Film
A young girl’s internal struggle is expressed through a contemporary dance.

Erika | Toronto, ON | Directed By: Hanna Jovin | 17:40 mins | Student Film
Set in 1940s Nazi occupied Bosnia, an unlikely friendship forms between two young girls on opposite sides of the war.

The Meaning of Life | Oakville, ON | Directed By: Cat Hostick | 91:22 mins | Feature Film
A struggling musician gets a temporary job as a therapeutic clown, working to help a 9-year old leukemia patient get past her illness through music.

I have been to Regent Theatre a couple times, located at 50 King Street. its a classy theatre, it first open on October 16, 1919. None of my friends know about my scheme to invite 3 of them, lol. It’s gonna be a great happening.

Opening of Gallery 67

The Oshawa Art Association worked with Rick Kerr on his event called The Cycle. They asked him to help them find a home. The Holiday Inn Express has a vacant space for a big restaurant tenant. Rick pitched the concept for a pop-up art gallery. The OAA Board and the Inn together, they liked each other. Days later, Rick brought the decision-makers together along with Sue Lupton from Economic Development. Long story short, the OAA has got their home called Gallery 67.

The OAA founded in 1967 are launching their new art space called Gallery 67. An Exhibit and Grand Opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us at 6 p.m. and take a tour of the Holiday Inn Express! Ribbon Cutting and Official Opening Ceremonies to follow immediately at 7 p.m.

Thank you to all OAA volunteers who helped get the space ready for this opening, and to the collective effort of Oshawa’s Economic Development department, the facilitation of Councillor Rick Kerr, Oshawa BIA, Local Businesses and the full support of the hotel’s General Manager Sita Gardiner.

Contact information:

OAA Gallery 67 Manager – Tricia Van Oostveen
oaagallery67@gmail.com

OAA Gallery 67 Workshops Manager – Mary Gartlan
mary.gartlan123@gmail.com

Phone: 289-991-1067

WE ARE Breaking Ground!

Wednesday, September 13 at 11 AM – 1 PM

Durham Outlook, which operates St. Vincent Pallotti’s Kitchen, at 51 King St E
Oshawa, Ontario,

just Broke Ground and celebrate the start of construction of their new building at 227 Simcoe St S, Oshawa.

Posted by Durham Outlook on Facebook:

What a great turnout!
Thank you to everyone who came out. Thank you to Global Durham for covering our event. and Thank you to Hockey Helps the Homeless Durham

AAC FORUM 2017

On Sept. 26 at 4.30 – 8, at Durham Region headquarters….

Every year Durham Region Accessibility Advisory Committee has an Accessibility Advisory Committee Forum, gathering each municipal city’s Accessibility Advisory Committees to thank them for being volunteer members helping to make their city barrier-free, feature a key note and and give out Accessibility Awards. This year, Tracy Schmittz will be the key note speaker and the Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee nominated Derek Giberson for an Accessibility award.

Pepper Patch Community Garden Make over

Sat., Sept. 9 and Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

From the Pepper Batch Community Garden Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pepperpatch/

Exciting news for the Berry Patch!

Rick Kerr has arranged an art project for our garden. Our raised beds are getting a makeover! We have Chad Tyson from The Paint Factory and his team coming by to add some fun and colour to our corner on Sunday September 10th.
But before we can have the artists lay down some amazing art for us, we need the raised beds primed. Ken Carruthers has arranged a very generous donation of primer from Dulux Paints, but we need you to help out with the priming! Bring your brushes, rollers and trays and come on down Saturday September 9th at 9 am.
As an added bonus the wonderful Wizards from Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe will be providing coffee to keep us all motivated 😍
Please come join us for this fun and exciting event!

Youth Engagement Services (YES) at BIAD

Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 – Today was Youth Engagement Services (YES) kick-off party at the Brain Injuries Association of Durham (BIAD). It was well attended. I had a chance to speak to Mr. Major John Henry. It felt like I surprised him when I walked into the room. I first found out about event when I was at the BIAD for kaaraoke. I later saw a posting maded by AYRFCI Durham. There were presenters from BIAD explaining YES. Being hard of hearing I almost nada. It was a fun night. We had catering from Subway, cake, pop and water and music. I played a game of Crazy Eights and won. YAY! Lol.

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at The Emporium of Ideas and Innovation would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!