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April 2020

Films That Make You Think: The Pollinators

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4 Canada
$10

The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The film speaks to farmers, scientist, chefs, economists and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees and what it means to our food security.

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Biosphere Walk: A Watery Walkabout

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rugged Trail Parry Sound, Ontario Canada + Google Map
$10

On this walk we'll dive into the topic of Georgian Bay's water. Seemingly invisible living and nonliving elements in the water make up the building blocks for Georgian Bay's entire ecosystem. What are these building blocks and how are they changing over time? Meet at the Salt Dock Parking Lot, Parry Sound

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May 2020

Films That Make You Think: 2040

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4 Canada
$10

The 2040 journey began with award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film). Motivated by concerns about the planet his 4-year-old daughter would inherit, Damon embarked on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers in the areas of economics, technology, civil society, agriculture, education and sustainability. Drawing on their expertise, he sought to identify the best solutions, available to us now, that would help improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. From marine permaculture…

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Native Plant Sale – Plant Pick Up

May 30 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

All pre- ordered plants are available for pick up May 30th from 8:30am to 10:30am Plants will be available at the pick-up location selected on your order form: Parry Sound pick-up at Canadore College, 1 College Drive or Port Severn pick-up at Baxter Ward Community Centre, 25 Community Centre Drive Download the order form and return to GBBR before May 15th, 2020

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June 2020

Films Thank Make You Think: Human Nature

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street
Parry Sound, Ontario P2A 2X4 Canada
$10

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To…

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August 2020

Exploring the Outer Islands Diversity of Georgian Bay

August 5 - August 9
$1200

Join Biosphere guides to kayak the Mink, McCoys and Cathcarts to explore the ecological gems within this biosphere region. The outer islands provide a range of cool habitats for various species of fish, bird, insects and reptiles and amphibians.  We’ll paddle the myriad of island channels that make up these island groups, swim off the hot rocks and spend time learning about the unique ecosystem and biodiversity that makes this region a world designated area. Our five days will be…

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September 2020

Films Thank Make You Think: Youth Unstoppable

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

Youth UNSTOPPABLE takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change refusing to let their futures slip away. Over the course of 12 years and set against stunning visuals of a planet in crisis, YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE follows the evolution of a diverse network of youth rising up to shape the world they will live in.

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October 2020

Films That Make You Think: The Superfood Chain

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

Are so called superfoods really that great for you? And how does the burgeoning global demand impact the indigenous cultures who grow the food and depend on it as a staple? The Superfood Chain is a beautiful cinematic documentary that investigates how the superfood industry affects the lives of farming families from Bolivia, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Haida Gwaii.

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9th Annual Brew Ha Ha

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Stockey Centre, 2 Bay Street
Parry Sound, Ontario Canada
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Save the Date: October 17, 2020 for our 9th Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Fundraiser! A night of craft beverage and comedy with Elvira Kurt! This year Jeff Young & the Muskoka Roads band will join us for a full evening of fun. Tickets on sale June 1st at stockeycentre.com About Elvira Kurt: Elvira Kurt, comedy legend, gay icon and freakin’ national treasure, has won all the awards: Canadian Screen Award, Canadian Comedy Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award! She slays locally: Toronto…

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November 2020

Films That Make You Think: This Mountain Life

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. A mother-daughter team sets out for six months in a tent in the winter mountains; a group of nuns inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. For them, the draw of the mountains…

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December 2020

Films That Make You Think: Wasted!

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to…

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