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Film Fundraiser: The Gardener

Gorge Cinema, 43 Mill St W, Elora, ON

October 21, 2018 from 07:00 AM until 12:30 PM

Join members and friends of the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club for a film screening and brunch in support of the Bruce Trail Conservancy.

Sunday, October 21
Gorge Cinema

43 Mill St W, Elora, ON
Two screenings: 11:00 am or 2:30 pm
Admission by advance donation (see below)

Beth Gilhespy, Bruce Trail Conservancy CEO, will open the program with stunning visuals highlighting precious lands preserved and rehabilitated by the Bruce Trail Conservancy and its volunteers.

The feature presentation, The Gardener, is a mesmerizing, award-winning Canadian documentary from Quebec filmmaker Sebastien Chabot. It offers a rare glimpse into Les Quatre Vents, a 20-acre private garden overlooking the St Lawrence River at La Malbaie, and the self-taught horticulturist who created it, Frank Cabot.  

The Gardener

The Gardener features members of the Cabot family and friends, including former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. Filmmaker Chabot says, "...a garden is much more than a postcard.  It heals the soul". The film also notes the synergy between the gardens and the next-door walking trails of the Centre Ecologique.

"[a] cinematically exquisite stroll"
-- Globe and Mail

 "One is left at the end with a sense of the ecstatic lift of beauty sometimes radiating peace and purity, other times entering with a jolt of surprise. Give yourself a treat and see this show more than once".

Admission by advance donation  
Admission to our cinema event is by advance donation. Seating is limited. Your donation for the 11:00 am or 2:30 pm film screening will help secure a conservation corridor along the Niagara Escarpment containing the Bruce Trail: Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

Additional Brunch Option: 11:30 am
The Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club has arranged a brunch at the Wellington County Museum in Elora at 11:30 am (suitable for those attending the 2:30 pm screening). Numbers are limited. Brunch tickets: $30 each (includes a $10 donation to the BTC with a $10 charitable gift income tax receipt).

For full registration details please email Janice McClelland at

Please note that space for both the brunch and film is limited and will be allocated upon receipt of your film donation and/or brunch payment.

Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Guelph and Fusion Hair Studio in Guelph have helped to sponsor this event.