National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD 150) is a massive one-day celebration of Canadian cinema in honour of our nation’s sesquicentennial. On April 19, 2017, great Canadian movies will be available on air, online and on foot at over 1,700 screenings in cinemas, libraries, public squares and anywhere you can show a film. With free events happening across every province and territory, many involving Canadian film talent, NCFD 150 — a Canada 150 Signature Project — promises to be the largest film festival in the world. Ever.
Royal Canadian Legion branches across the country have been invited to participate in the event, and Branch 236 St Marys is going to do so. They are going to show the award winning movie “Passchendaele” starring Canadian Paul Gross.
The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Children and families are welcome. Doors will open at 7 PM and the movie will begin at 7:30. Mayor Al Strathdee will attend and say a few words to kick things off.