HTAL is proud to present a unique documentary series, “Passion for Living” with interesting speakers Our films will be shown in March 2020, Thursday afternoons at the Royal Botanical gardens auditorium, 680 Plains Road Burlington.
You can enjoy the indoor Mediterranean garden and cafe when you attend!
March 5th 1-3 pm
“You are Here” This is about the creation of the internationally famous musical, ‘Come from Away’ The town of Gander Newfoundland hosted a group of airline passengers who arrived as strangers on September 11, 2001. This film has won multiple awards including 2019 best documentary and best picture editing documentary as the Canadian Screen Awards This film will show passion, generosity and kindness.
Speaker to be arranged
March 12th 1-3 pm
“Young at Heart” The floors will shake and you will sing and tap your toes as you listen to the ‘Young at Heart’ chorus. This group of seniors sing to sold out audiences!. The music and characters will give you a lift! They build bridges between communities young and old alike.
After viewing the film, David Papernick, much loved leader of several choirs locally, will lead the audience in a fun-loving singing experience.
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Ryan, McMaster University will offer information on community opportunities to enjoy activities and to connect with others.
March 26th 1-3 pm
“Laughing and Crying” Crying and laughing are our passionate reactions to emotions. In this documentary, we meet neuroscientists, physiology researchers and evolutionary biologists who explore every scientific angle of these emotional behaviours. This film demonstrates how laughter can bring us into the moment and change our physiology Laughter is very social and helps us bond with others
Speaker: Sharron Johnston Humorist will demonstrate how laughter can reduce stress and help bond with others. You will gain a new appreciation of humour and learn some unique humour skills.
Cost Early bird: $25.00 for series or $10.00 at the door
Tickets also available at
A Different Drummer bookstore at 513 Locust Street Burlington,
Epic Bookstore 226 Locke Street South, Hamilton
King W Books 1060 King Street West, Hamilton
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Film Series Registration
To register for the Film Series, please complete the form below and then click on Submit your Registration.
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