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In My Own Time – Screening on Sunday November 26 at 2:30pm!
“In My Own Time” is a documentary that looks at what it means to die on one’s own terms. Using first-hand accounts from people across Canada, this film will offer perspectives on medical assistance in dying (MAID) less commonly seen in media reports and present an opportunity to educate people on end-of-life choice in Canada.
*Update: Ticket Registration closes at noon on Friday, November 24th!
*This event is a rental, register for your free tickets via the above link. Normal Mayfair prices and memberships do not apply.
*The event will begin with a brief welcome message from Senator Pamela Wallin, followed by the screening of the film, and end with an audience Q&A session with a MAID assessor and provider. This event is sponsored by Dying with Dignity Canada.
*It will be a very educational afternoon. Senator Pamela Wallin has confirmed that she will be staying for the entire event so if you have questions about legislation, what’s happening politically, she will likely be able to answer them. Dr. Forfar is giving us a full day of a precious Sunday (driving down from the valley) and is a wealth of knowledge of all details related to MAID – eligibility criteria, Track 1 and 2, the process itself etc. So perhaps think about questions you may have because we’ll have the expertise there to answer them. We’ll also have DWDC’s Director of Government and Stakeholder relations Chris Jones there so if I’m not able to answer a question about DWDC’s position on MAID-related advocacy, he will be able to.
*Please take note that doors open 30 minutes before showtimes. We encourage people to arrive early. We have a small box office, a small candy bar, and a single-screen cinema, meaning that when most of an audience shows up a few minutes before showtime, it causes a bottleneck. If possible, we appreciate you arriving a little bit early to pick out your seat and get your popcorn. Thanks for your help!