Regina’s Waskimo Winter Festival returns for 2019 with a rare opportunity – Regina

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Despite the sub-zero temperatures, thousands in Regina braved the cold for the third annual Waskimo Winter Festival.

“You can embrace winter in this province, you really can. It’s easy to hide inside, but we build Waskimo to encourage people to embrace winter,” said festival organizer Jim Aho.


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For the first time in 16 years, several people took advantage of a rare opportunity — the chance to skate on Wascana Lake.

“There’s something very magical about being able to skate on our lake, especially when you consider a whole generation of kids have grown up in Regina, never knowing the joys of skating,” Aho said.

From activities on the ice to events off the ice, there was no shortage of things to do to help shake off the frosty temperatures. Events included a bird-watching field trip, cross-country skiing and the “hole-ympics” outhouse races.

Another highlight of the winter festival was the polar plunge, making a comeback for the first time in many years to raise money for the Special Olympics.


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“In Waskimos of years ago, we used to dig a hole in the ice and actually plunge into the lake water, but we can’t do that anymore,” Aho said. “So we have the big plunge tanks and the hot tubs beside them.”

The Snobears were also new to the festival this year. Described as a motorhome on wheels, the outdoor vehicles provided a refuge for those looking to escape the chilly weather. There was also an indoor carnival at the Conexus Arts Centre including a magic show, an escape room and axe-thowing.

Organizers say the event continues to grow each year and has become a family tradition, no matter how cold it gets.

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Le Festival International du Film Aventure & Découverte de Val d’Isère présente les 11 films de la sélection officielle 2019

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Du 15 au 18 avril 2019 se tiendra la 23e édition du Film Aventure & Découverte de Val d’Isère. Voici le programme.

ZABARDAST – VF – 54 min – France – 2018

Le carnet de voyage intime d’une incroyable expédition de freeride au cœur du Karakoram. À la recherche d’une des plus belles montagnes à skier du globe, s’élevant à 5880 m. Une aventure humaine tellement isolée, tellement haute, tellement engagée qu’aucune erreur n’était permise. Pendant cinq semaines, le groupe s’est enfoncé de plus en plus profond à l’intérieur du Pakistan, avec une boucle de 150 km à faire en autonomie complète, tirant des luges remplies de vivres, de tentes et de panneaux solaires à travers de gigantesques glaciers. Une rencontre entre le Freeride et l’Himalayisme. Une véritable aventure déjà largement applaudie.

LES VOIES DE LA LIBERTE – VF – 52 min – France – 2018

Depuis près de 10 ans, Mélusine Mallender parcourt le monde seule et à moto sur Les Voies de la Liberté, en questionnant et en interviewant les habitants sur leur propre vision de la liberté, et plus particulièrement les femmes. Elle tisse ainsi, au fil des ans, une cartographie de la liberté dans les pays en mutation, sur tous les continents. Le film raconte le parcours de cette jeune femme joyeuse et attachante, pour qui la notion de liberté des femmes dans le monde est devenue un véritable chemin de vie.

HIMALAYA, LA MARCHE AU-DESSUS – VF – 53 min – France – 2018

Après la Mongolie et l’Alaska, Eliott s’est lancé dans 4 mois d’une traversé de l’Himalaya, seul et à la rencontre des derniers nomades de la planète. L’objectif de son odyssée, véritable «marche de la décroissance», était d’accomplir entièrement ce qu’il n’avait jusque-là qu’esquissé: finir l’expédition en autonomie absolue, c’est à dire en ayant abandonné tout objet issu du monde «moderne» qui détruit la nature. Feu par friction, veste en peau et sac en bambou: son cheval à ses côtés et sa caméra à la main, Eliott a de nouveau tenu son pari.

CICLOS 2 – VOSTFR – 62 min – Brésil – 2018

C’est un documentaire épique sur l’exploration du nord-est du Brésil par des pilotes de parapente dans une course sans fin pour battre un record du monde. C’est une invitation au monde enchanteur du vol-libre dans les terres arides brésiliennes et un hommage au Sertanejo, le peuple extraordinaire du Sertão.

Voir le teaser: https://vimeo.com/162526157

ESTRELLAS DEL SEMAFORO – PREMIERE REALISATION – VOSTFR – 52 min – France – 2018

De la Colombie à l’Argentine des circassiens ont choisi la rue comme lieu de rencontre, de création et d’espace scénique. Leur parcours est hors du commun et leur mode de vie diffère des normes sociales établies. Les «étoiles du feu rouge» ont des destins qui s’entrecroisent au cours de leur voyage en Amérique Latine. Leurs espoirs et leurs rêves prennent vie jusqu’à traverser un océan.

Voir le teaser: https://vimeo.com/232800245

MARCEL, AU SOMMET DE SON ART – VF (sous-titré en anglais) – 24 min – Suisse – 2017

Marcel est à l’aube de ses 95 ans. Il a entraîné ses deux fils, Claude et Yves, dans le monde de l’escalade où ils sont des personnages incontournables. Le grand âge venu, mordu d’escalade, Marcel ne peut renoncer à sa passion. Il entame alors une ultime procession vers son dernier Miroir à l’âge de 94 ans, accompagné de ses fils. La paroi nord-ouest du fameux Miroir de l’Argentine de 450 mètres (canton de Vaud, Suisse) est le théâtre de l’aventure Marcel, au sommet de son art , un exploit et une belle histoire de famille.

IN THE STARLIGHT – VOSTFR – 52 min – France – 2018

Pendant les heures les plus sombres de la nuit, alors que la majorité de la planète dort, le photographe Paul Zizka s’aventure seul dans la nuit, à la recherche des ciels étoilés les plus purs. Cette quête d’absolu le conduit du cœur des Rocheuses canadiennes où il vit jusqu’aux dunes sauvages du désert de la Namibie et aux confins du Groenland, seul face à l’immensité des glaces. Portrait intime d’un photographe hors pair, In the Starlight met en lumière ce que son temps passé sous les étoiles lui a enseigné sur la vie, l’amour, le dépassement de soi et notre place dans l’univers.

Voir le teaser: https://vimeo.com/253335421

LA PART DES BETES – VF (sous-titré en anglais) – 75 min – France – 2018

En février 2018, Vincent Munier, photographe naturaliste, invite l’écrivain Sylvain Tesson à coucher des lignes sur le haut plateau tibétain en échange de quoi, il lui promet de l’initier à l’art de l’affût et de l’approche des animaux. Un bestiaire tibétain insolite, souvent endémique et méconnu, au sommet duquel trône la reine du camouflage, la panthère des neiges… Au fil de ces apparitions dans le froid, la poussière et sous la neige, les deux hommes redessinent un monde où l’Homme se réconcilierait avec sa part de Nature, en reconnaissant la part d’admirable, de respect et d’humilité due aux bêtes.

MAGNETIC MOUNTAINS – PREMIERE REALISATION – VOSTFR – 85 min – Royaume Uni – 2017

Décrit par Sir Chris Bonington comme «fascinant et très émouvant», Magnetic Mountains suit l’histoire d’un grimpeur qui, après être tombé d’une face nord alpine, lutte pour trouver un équilibre dans sa vie. Mettant en vedette certains des plus grands noms des sports de montagne, il explore la psychologie de la prise de risque. Une histoire vraie, humaine et poignante.

Voir le teaser: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/magneticmountains

NEPAL, PAR DELA LES NUAGES – VF – 90 min – France – 2018

Plus de 9000 morts et 23.000 blessés, c’est le bilan du double tremblement de terre qui secoue le Népal au printemps 2015. A Katmandu, les secours affluent mais n’atteignent pas les vallées d’altitude isolées, telle que celle de Nubri. Plus de 12 000 personnes y sont séparées du monde au pied du Mont Manaslu, géant himalayen. Par la débrouillardise, l’entraide et le courage, les hommes et les femmes s’allient contre le sort dans une des vallées les plus élevées du monde. Deux jeunes garçons, Raj et Shiva, devenus muletiers par nécessité après le séisme, vont se confronter à un avenir auquel les traditions ancestrales ne les avaient pas préparés. Les deux amis vont s’aguerrir, s’ouvrir aux autres et suivre finalement leur chemin personnel.

Voir le teaser: https://vimeo.com/294379872

DERNIERS JOURS A SHIBATI – VOSTFR – 59 min – France – 2018

Dans l’immense ville de Chongqing, le dernier des vieux quartiers est sur le point d’être démoli et ses habitants relogés. Le cinéaste se lie d’amitié avec le petit Zhou Hong et Madame Xue Lian, derniers témoins, émouvants, d’un monde bientôt disparu.

Voir le teaser: https://www.meteore-films.fr/ressources/_files/1/6ee8aa4-223-Shibati_FA_internet.mp4

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Kingston poetry, arts festival cancelled due to alleged incident of vandalism – Kingston

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The first of many festivals in 2019 at McBurney Park in Kingston was slated for the second weekend of February.

The Skeleton Park Arts Festival attracts poets from around the area for a day filled with written and read pottery and skating on the outdoor rink. This year, a poem written by a local grade 11 student, Olivia Ows, was chosen to be the centrepiece of the festivities. The boards for the rink were created with the teenager’s poem printed on each one that surrounded the ice.

Two days before the festival kicked off, though, the boards were found destroyed.

“I was walking with my son through the park and I was shocked [by] what I saw,” said Greg Tilson, artistic director for the Skeleton Park Arts Festival.

“Olivia’s rink boards were torn apart, and after speaking with the organizers, we decided to cancel the event.”

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In an attempt to remain positive about the situation, Ows told Global News that she is trying to look at this incident with a glass-half-full approach.

“When my poem was selected for the project, I was elated, and when I seen the finished rink with my poem ‘Sunrise on Ice’ built into the boards, I was speechless,” said Ows, who feels that this act has wasted people’s time and money.


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The poetry festival was intended to showcase local talent, with Ows’ work being honoured along with previous winners.

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Ows’ piece was a response to last year’s winning poem, “Night skaters, Skeleton Park,” by Steven Heighton. Ows says Heighton’s piece inspired her to build on his poem, which was about outdoor hockey during the daytime hours, by focusing on what takes place on the ice during the night hours when the park is calm.


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According to Tilson, the celebration is being put on hold for the next few weeks until the premiere of the Kingston poetry documentary, Who is Bruce Kauffman?,  where the organizers will honour Ows ahead of the screening.

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Barton Village hosting monthly events, including Winter Wonder festival – Hamilton

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Barton Village is going to be hosting monthly events called Barton First Fridays.


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The events kick off this Friday, Feb. 1, with the Winter Wonder festival.

It will take place from 3-9 p.m. between Victoria and Oak streets, where you can check out exhibits from local artists, live musical performances, an interactive hockey tournament, as well as an outdoor fire pit.

The monthly event is an effort to showcase Barton Village as an attractive place to work, play, live, shop and invest.


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Edmonton Pride Festival theme for 2019 gives nod to historic revolutionary event for LGBTQ community – Edmonton

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The Edmonton Pride Festival has announced the theme for its 2019 events, and “Building Bridges from Stonewalls” pays homage to the Stonewall riots in New York City to mark the 50th anniversary of the demonstrations.

The 1969 protests followed a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Lower Manhattan.

“The theme came about with the idea of the Stonewall riots being the widely-regarded beginning of the modern gay rights movement for our community,” said Clayton Hitchcock, co-chair of the board of directors for the Edmonton Pride Festival Society (EPFS).

“It was somewhat of a play on words with the name of the Stonewall Inn and taking the walls of those who stand against the community, and using those very same stones to build the bridges we have today and the ones we still have to build,” he said.

Watch below: (From July 2016) The Stonewall riots in 1969 were a turning point in the gay rights movement in the United States. Martin Boyce is a Stonewall veteran and shares the impact of the protest on the Pride movement.






Noting duality in the theme’s name with regard to prominent words in our society, Hitchcock added that “walls and bridges are a hot topic in today’s world.”

The EPFS announced the theme (“Building Bridges from Stonewalls”) last week on social media. The organization draws similarities between the Stonewall riots to an event that occurred in Edmonton.

The EPFS’ tweet, including this year’s festival theme announcement, noted that “as the Pride movement took shape in our own city, the Pisces Bathhouse Raid in 1981 became Edmonton’s own Stonewall, causing Edmontonians to take a stand against the mistreatment of our community.”

 

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The theme was chosen through an online public vote and there were three options. The other two suggested themes were “Be You To Full” and “Make Change Mâmawikamâtotân Avec Fierté.”

Hitchcock said he thinks “Building Bridges from Stonewalls” was chosen due to the anniversary of the movement coupled with its importance to the community.

“Stonewall is something that is very known in our community, so I think it being the 50th anniversary made a lot of people pay attention to it,” he said.

“It resonated with a lot of people in our community with where we’re at right now — taking a moment to recognize the works of the past, the present and where we want to go in the future.”

The theme will be open for interpretation during the festival’s 10-day takeover of Strathcona Park at the edge of Steel Park, and it’s up to organizers of each event to showcase the theme how they’d like.

“We’re hoping to see some ingenious ideas around that,” Hitchcock said.

Despite the Pride Festival being six months out, planning is well underway and it has been for a while.

“We never really stop,” Hitchcock said. “As soon as one is finished, we start on the next one.”

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Watch below: (From June 2018) Old Strathcona was packed Saturday as the 2018 Edmonton Pride Parade wound its way colourful crowds. Albert Delitala was there.






With the announcement of this year’s theme, the EPFS uses January as a stepping-off point to begin engaging the public. Application forms for volunteers, parade entries, sponsors and vendors are also released at the start of the new year.

“There’s a million-and-one pieces to put together for the festival, so we want to start getting people focused on it around this time [of year],” Hitchcock said.

Last year, the organization announced the festival’s main events were moving closer to the ATB Financial Arts Barns, where the Edmonton International Fringe Festival takes place, however, the festival will be staying where it usually is afterall.

“That’s been pushed back a year due to some construction and other logistics with the city,” Hitchcock said.

This year, Pride in the Park  — which usually occurs after the Pride Parade — will be spread out over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, instead of just the Saturday the parade falls on.

The 2019 edition of Pride will also focus on Indigenous Pride, as the space for that will be bigger. The event will also feature an alcohol-free space.

“Particularly, it will be a sober space for people who perhaps are averted by the party aspect of pride,” Hitchcock said.

Hitchock said many Edmontonians show up for and enjoy the Pride Parade, and noted that “in a lot of people’s mind[s], the parade is the festival.”

“The festival is more than the parade,” he said.

“Over the 10 days, there’s a multitude of events that go on, and a lot of really great organizations that put on these events.

“Every year we strive to create more awareness around that.”

Each year, the Edmonton Pride Festival continues to gain more attendees and participants.

“Last year, we were really lucky,” Hitchock said. “We had the ability to increase our parade. We used to have around 100 entries, and last year we went up to 120 — it should be around the same this year.

“Our hope is that it will always grow.”

This year’s Edmonton Pride Festival runs from June 7 to June 19.

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‘It’s a huge thing’: Film starring 2 Nunavik teens screening at Sundance Film Festival

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Two Nunavik teenagers are starring in a film about Inuit throat singing, which will be showing at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The three and a half minute film, Throat Singing in Kangirsuk, features Manon Chamberland, 15, and Eva Kaukai, 18, singing on the tundra outside their home village Kangirsuk.   

« It’s a huge thing, » said Chamberland. « We had never heard about the Sundance before, but when we did it was so amazing. »

Wapikoni, a production company that makes films about Indigenous youth, shot the video in February 2018.

Chamberland said Kaukai was working with the film company in the community. She asked Chamberland to join her in the film as a throat singer.

« This is an Inuit village so every one of the young girls learns throat singing growing up, » said Chamberland. « Our grandparents taught us throat singing to keep the generation alive. »

Chamberland said they wanted to show how they are carrying on traditional Inuit culture in the video.

Watch the trailer for Throat Singing in Kangirsuk:

Though Chamberland and Kaukai shot the video in the winter, much of the short film shows Kangirsuk in the summer. Aerial drone shots show local hunters taking apart a caribou and young kids playing in the village.

« This is a great opportunity to show that we are here, » said Chamberland. « That we have our culture. »

Chamberland said it’s hard for her to put into words just how much this video has impacted her life. Kaukai and Chamberland will be traveling to Utah for the screening of the film on Jan. 24.

« Everyone in the village was so happy and excited about it, » she said. 

Throat Singing in Kangirsukwill be screened four times at the festival.

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Helicopter rides taking Edmonton’s Silver Skate Festival to new heights – Edmonton

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A signature winter festival in Edmonton is stepping up its game, way up above Hawrelak Park.

The Silver Skate Festival will be offering helicopter tours this year, landing and taking off from the festival site on the first Saturday and Sunday of the event (Feb. 9 and 10).

Event organizers say the three passenger rides will be a thrill for guests.

“This is really exciting for us because it gives Edmontonians the chance to see the river valley and the downtown core from a different lens,” said Erin Diloreto, the festival executive director.

“We’re really excited about how things are progressing for our 29th year,” Diloreto added.

The attraction will provide the non-profit festival with sustainable revenue, an important aspect for an organization that relies heavily on government grants and sponsorship dollars to pull off the free annual event.

Edmonton’s Synergy Aviation has seen success in the tourism industry and stepped in to offer the attraction, along with a portion of the profits, to the festival.

The chopper rides will cost $80 per person, and can be booked in advance online or in person at the festival site, though Diloreto anticipates it selling out quickly.

“It’s absolutely spectacular. It’s a bird’s eye view of what our city has to offer,” said Ben Ruszkowski with Synergy Aviation.

“The ride itself should be about a 10- to 12-minute ride through the river valley up through the Ice District back,” explained Ruszkowski.

Ruszkowski said if demand for the chopper rides are high on the first weekend, they will add additional rides for the second Saturday and Sunday of the event (Feb. 16 and 17).

The Silver Skate Festival runs from Feb. 8-18, 2019. It also features an international snow-sculpting symposium, a heritage village, live performances, fire sculptures and more.

 

 

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Living Things Arts Festival returns to Kelowna for third year

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Professional performers from across Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. are in Kelowna for the Living Things International Arts Festival.

It’s a month-long celebration of visual art, live theatre and music.

“It’s a festival for people who are curious about things that they may not know,” organizer and UBCO Prof. Neil Cadger said.

More than 1,700 people came out to events last year, their second annual event, which continues to be organized by UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and Inner Fish Performance Co.


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“There’s very little in the festival that has that recognition that some people desire before they go somewhere. They want to know what it is before they go,” Cadger said.

“You can’t do that in this festival. You have to be curious about work, about performance, about dance, about art. The curiosity is a big part of it. You need to be interested in the unfamiliar.”

 

Opening night took place at the Alternator Gallery in the Rotary Centre for the Arts, feature an exhibition by Canadian artist Patrick Lundeen.

“It’s my first solo exhibition in B.C.,” Lundeen said.

Lundeen’s artworks on display were mostly made in Kelowna in the last year, he said.

The artist has been featured in exhibitions in New York and Toronto in his career.

Past reviews have described his work as full of pop culture expression.

The Kelowna exhibit of “Noise Farm” demonstrates that Lundeen isn’t afraid to combine just about anything and call it expression.

 

“I just wanted to do something that was really junky and kind of funny, like an out-of-control garage sale, or like a party where things just kind of got out of hand and you didn’t know what was going to happen.”

Lundeen teaches painting at UBC Okanagan. He believes paint can be anything you wash over your art like the sounds his artworks make.

“I treat everything the same, like putting something on and taking something off and changing things around almost the same way as I would paint,” Lundeen said.

Organizers hope to attract audiences looking for a professional art experience with an edge.

“We have this love for the theatrical devices: puppets, masks and performing objects. So much of what’s in the festival will be that,” said Cadger.

A full schedule of the events that take from from Jan. 11 until Feb. 9 can be found at LivingThingsFestival.com

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How to Make the Most of Your Trip to the Sundance Film Festival

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For more than 30 years, the Sundance Film Festival has provided a platform for original storytellers. The experience is a hotbed of creativity, new ideas, and fresh conversation. At this annual gathering in Utah, the Sundance Film Festival shows feature-length, as well as short films, series and episodic content, and other emerging media. Daily filmmaker conversations, panel discussions, and live music performances also punctuate the agenda. To help you best navigate your time at the renowned film festival, Bon Appétit has teamed up with Chase Sapphire® to ensure every moment is as memorable as the films you’ll see. Here’s what to do.

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Of course you’ve come to the Sundance Film Festival to see films! But you didn’t think we’d leave you to fend for yourself with some mediocre culinary experience, did you? In the Cardmember Lounge at Chase Sapphire on Main, Sapphire cardmembers have access to the Bon Appétit dining concierge, there to help make reservations at the hottest restaurants in Park City. In the Cardmember Lounge, attendees and their +1s can grab a coffee from the coffee bar between showings or stop in for happy hour to mingle with other festivalgoers. Not a cardmember? Chase Sapphire on Main is open to the public, and all SFF19 guests have access to the cooking demo led by a celebrity chef as well as daily sampling menus.

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Curious as to why the director chose a specific ending? Wonder how the writers created that complex character arc? Fall in love in five minutes during your favorite short? Get behind-the-scenes details on the SFF19 films that captivate you. At Chase Sapphire on Main, all festivalgoers get insider access to intimate Q&As with actors, directors, and writers from featured films. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that any film lover would covet.

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Roughly 124,000 people will attend the Sundance Film Festival, which is spread across Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Mountain Resort near Provo. Each city is separated by a 30- to 75-minute drive, so be sure you know when and where your screenings are––and how you’re going to get there. Shuttles are offered between sites or you can rent a car to get around. When it comes to fashion, layer up! Your days will likely be jam-packed, starting with coffee at Chase Sapphire on Main, and ending at one of Park City’s best restaurants. Wear something comfortable that can take you effortlessly from day to night and keep you warm. Finally, take advantage of the cardmember-only lines at the box office on the second floor of the Gateway, located at 136 Heber Ave. —where you can secure your tickets for the festival’s most-anticipated movies.

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Chase Sapphire sets the tone for an exciting and inspiring week with unique programming exclusively for cardmembers: experience wine and chocolate pairings, and twice during the week, attend the cardmember-only parties, where you’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres with other attendees. And don’t forget, Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders can earn 3x points on travel and restaurants worldwide—those places near, far, and in between.

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Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival pioneer and voice of HAL, dead at 90

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A pioneer of the Stratford Festival, Douglas Rain, died Sunday at the age of 90 in a hospital just outside the city in which he first established his longtime classical career.

Rain spent 32 seasons acting at Stratford and was one of the few surviving founding members of the company. But his biggest mark on pop culture surprisingly came through another role: as HAL 9000, the unmistakable voice from the sentient computer in Stanley Kubrick’s film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Rain died of natural causes at St. Marys Memorial Hospital outside Stratford, Ont, according to a press release from the Stratford Festival. The Winnipeg-born actor had more than a hundred television and film credits. 

After studying at Old Vic theatre school in London, England, he joined the Stratford Festival’s inaugural season in 1953 and continued until 1998. During that time, Rain performed myriad Shakespearean roles including Claudio in Measure for Measure, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Iago in Othello and Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida. 

One of his most notable stage roles was in Henry V, in which he played the title character. The rendition was adapted for television in 1966.

« Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development, » said the Stratford Festival’s artistic director Antoni Cimolino in a statement, adding Rain was « an actor deeply admired by other actors. »

Rain is survived by two sons, one daughter and a granddaughter.

Douglas Rain is shown as Henry V in the Stratford Festival’s 1966 production of Henry V. (Peter Smith/Stratford Festival)

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