Free Screening of The Incredible Journey

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Trinity United Hall, 310 Park Ave
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Event Contact Name: 
Dr. Ronald Harpelle
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The Department of History is pleased to partner with the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) and Shebafilms to present a special free screening of The Incredible Journey, a film based on Sheila Burnford’s 1960 novel about the adventures of two dogs and a cat.

Sheila Burnford published six books and many articles before her death in 1984. Dr. Ronald Harpelle and a team of researchers, including MA student Kaitlin Green, are archiving Burnford’s personal papers for public use.

The screening of the film will include a display of some of the items in the collection, an opportunity for local residents to share their memories of Sheila Burnford, and a presentation by Dr. Jonquil Burnford Covello, who will speak about her mother’s life.

Thunder Bay residents are also being asked to look through their scrapbooks and attics for photos, documents and paraphernalia related to Sheila Burnford’s life in the city. Staff from the TBPL will be on hand to examine, copy and/or receive donations for the collection.

Bring your children, your memories and your paraphernalia to the screening. It is an opportunity to engage the researchers and see this classic Disney film on the big screen.

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Trinity United Hall, 310 Park Ave., across from the Armoury