Have you ever thought about what it would be like if you woke up one day to find that you had nowhere to go home to? How would you survive? Now imagine living that way in a City where the temperatures can range from +40 degree hot and humid summers to -40 degree cold and windy winters.
On Wednesday, June 13th, I am thrilled to invite residents to a free screening of a very special documentary in the Sacred Heart High School auditorium – Project Cold Days.
Project Cold Days is a film about much more than just homelessness. It explores elements of the human condition that unite us all. The film focuses on Mental Health and Addiction issues that go far beyond those who are suffering on the streets.
Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of being invited to join a pre-screening of the film, which showcases homelessness in Ottawa up-close and personal through a uniquely empathetic style of storytelling.
The film is incredibly well-done in that it brings attention to the human side of those who suffer from homelessness in Canada’s capital and encourages the viewer to re-think their predispositions toward those less fortunate.
The screening on June 13th will be a “pay-what-you-can” event to help raise awareness of the film’s message to our Ottawa communities. Members of Ottawa’s homeless community will be in attendance along with those who work with them to help answer audience questions following the screening. Doors will open for a brief reception at 7:00 and the screening itself begins at approximately 7:30.
I hope that many residents take this excellent opportunity to watch this inspiring film and learn more about the lives of our neighbours who may not own a roof but who still call our City home.
For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/project-cold-days-pre-screening-at-sacred-heart-tickets-46454673178