Holiday Celebration for December’s TIFF Tuesday

MPP Todd Smoth and his daughter Reagan deliver a wreath for the auction.

MPP Todd Smith and his daughter Reagan deliver a wreath for the auction.

Beautiful wreaths, refreshments and an inspiring film on the big screen are all part of the North of 7 Film Fest holiday season kick-off in Bancroft on Dec. 9.

To help celebrate the best time of the year, Hospice North Hastings is combining their monthly TIFF Tuesday film offering with the first ever Holiday Wreath Silent Auction.

Doors will open at noon on Dec. 9 at the Village Playhouse when the public will be welcomed in to view an amazing selection of locally crafted holiday wreaths. The wine bar will be open and everyone is encouraged to participate in the silent auction. All funds raised will support the programming that Hospice North Hastings provides free of charge in the community.

“We’ve had a great response and the wreaths are arriving each day at the Hospice office,” says Hospice Coordinator, Heather Brough. “We’ve got classic wreaths, funny wreaths and we’re even going to have some made of fresh greenery.”

Pauline and Joanna from Terra Sun crafted this beautiful wreath for the silent auction.

Pauline and Joanna from Terra Sun crafted this beautiful wreath for the silent auction.

The silent auction will run from noon until 7pm when the successful bidders will be contacted.

Dec. 9th is also the last TIFF Tuesday of 2014 and the film this month is “Tracks.”

In this exciting and inspiring film set in 1977, a 27-seven-year-old Australian woman named Robyn Davidson sets out from Alice Springs to walk 2,700 kilometres across the Australian Outback of harsh desert to the Indian Ocean.

Accompanied only by her dog and four camels, Davidson yearned for a solitary journey of self-discovery, and had no ambition other than to reach the ocean. Davidson wrote about her desert adventure in her 1980 book “Tracks,” which became a cult favourite around the world and has now been beautifully adapted for the big screen by director John Curran.

The film was a hit at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the North of 7 Film Fest is thrilled to have it as our heart-warming December selection.

Every TIFF Tuesday screening features some additional excitement and this month our film trivia prize is designed for animal lovers with a gift bag generously sponsored by Critter Comforts and Clips.

Doors open at the Village Playhouse at noon on Dec. 9th. The film “Tracks,” screens at 4:15 and 7pm. For those staying to watch the film; tickets are $10.

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