Canadian Federation of University Women


Film showing at BPL

  • 16 Nov 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • BPL Central - Centennial Hall, 2331 New Street Burlington, ON L7R 1J4

All Welcome. No registration required.

Burlington Public Library presents, in conjunction with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)

When Winnipeg first hosted the Pan American Games in 1967, ten outstanding athletic teenage boys were chosen to run 800 kilometers over an ancient message route with the Games torch; nine were from residential schools. When the runners arrived at the stadium, the Aboriginal athletes were not allowed to enter with the torch. Instead, a non-Aboriginal runner was given the honour. Thirty-two-years later, the province of Manitoba issued an official apology. Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners is a story of survival, hope, reconciliation and a dream for a new beginning that transcends hatred and racism (National Film Board). 

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