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50 Diefenbaker Dr.
Moose Jaw, SK

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Canada Day

Sunday, July 1
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Canada Mail Bag

Try your hand at making ice cream the old fashioned way, create some crafts, and take part in a new Canada Day photo scavenger hunt. As well, you can stop by our theatre and take in some vintage Canadian short films from the National Film Board. The K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101 will also be running that afternoon!

National Film Board Short Films:

Canada Vignettes: Log Driver’s Waltz
John Weldon, 1979 | 3 min

Easily one of the most often-requested films in the NFB collection, this lighthearted animated short is based on the song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth. Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitors.

Blackfly
Christopher Hinton, 1991 | 5 min

This animated film about the pesky blackfly is based on the song of the same title, written and sung by Canadian folk singer Wade Hemsworth, with back-up vocals by the McGarrigle sisters. It recounts Hemsworth's battles with this quintessential "critter" during a summer of surveying in Northern Ontario.

The Cat Came Back
Cordell Barker, 1988 | 7 min

This hilarious Oscar®-nominated animation is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away... Also won the 1989 Genie Award for best animated short film.

The Big Snit
Richard Condie, 1985 | 9 min

This poignant and hilarious animated film perfectly captures the intersection of a domestic quarrel and a global nuclear war. An Oscar® nominee enjoyed by millions of fans, this film is a classic example of Richard Condie's off-the-wall humour.

Canada Vignettes: The Egg
Robert Bélisle & Jean-François Pouliot, 1979 | 1 min

In this animated short from the Canada Vignette series, learn how societies in evolution are often in danger of self-destruction.

Canada Vignettes: Voyageurs
1978 | 1 min

This very short animation from the Canada Vignettes series illustrates the hardships of voyageurs' lives in the early Canadian fur trade.

Canada Vignettes: Fort Prince of Wales
1978 | 1 min

A Canada Vignette giving a humorous animated version of the history of Fort Prince of Wales from its construction to its capture by the French.

The Sweater
Sheldon Cohen, 1980 | 10 min

In this animated short, Roch Carrier recounts the most mortifying moment of his childhood. At a time when all his friends worshipped Maurice "Rocket" Richard and wore his number 9 Canadiens hockey jersey, the boy was mistakenly sent a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey from Eaton's. Unable to convince his mother to send it back, he must face his friends wearing the colours of the opposing team. This short film, based on the book The Hockey Sweater, is an NFB classic that appeals to hockey lovers of all ages.

Admission:

Regular Museum admission applies.
FREE for WDM members

Information:

Call 306-693-5989 or moosejaw@wdm.ca

 

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