Wrong Way to Hope Gala in Red Deer, Alberta

October 22, 2010

There has been lots of talk on the website recently about the premiere of the film Wrong Way to Hope. If you haven’t already seen the film, you’re in luck. There are premieres happening throughout the country and the next one on the list is in Red Deer, Alberta.

Chris and Tanya Michel are two awesome Young Adult Cancer Canada supporters who have helped us create a wonderful premiere event, the Wrong Way to Hope Gala. This promises to be a great evening of socializing and entertainment with a wine and cheese tasting followed by a screening of the film. If you have yet to see the film, or wish to see it again, then join Chris and Tanya for a great evening in support of our cause.

Wrong Way to Hope Gala

When: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Where: Red Deer Memorial Theatre, Red Deer, Alberta

This is  a semi-formal event, and tickets can be purchased at Buster’s Pizza Red Deer locations, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, or online.

There is also a special business promotion where you can buy 10 tickets at a discounted price.

About the Film: 

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Owyhee River gorge deep in the SE Oregon desert, a group of ordinary Canadians embark on a journey of a lifetime down the one of the most remote rivers in the Lower 48. This incredible river journey is all the more remarkable as the core expedition members are all young adults and survivors of cancer.

In our modern age of technology, advanced medical care and support, many Canadians are surprised to learn that young adults with cancer face many challenges unique to their age group during their treatment and recovery. They face not only the physical and mental challenges of the disease, but a far more subtle fight for acceptance and recognition in a health system that has largely forgotten them.

Led by 25-year-old Mike Lang, who finished treatments justs a few months before the expedition, this inspirational group of young adult survivors share their personal stories and apply the lessons they learned from their cancer struggle as together they battle a completely new set of trials on the river. The result is an extraordinary journey of fear, uncertainty, and seemingly insurmountable emotional and physical challenges combined with strength, humour, beauty, and a rare insight into the lives of one of Canada’s most underserved and unrecognized populations.

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