This Saturday, you can support a local charity while coming together to enjoy the quintessential Christmas movie – the 1980s blockbuster, Die Hard.
“Because it takes place during a Christmas party it absolutely classifies as a Christmas movie,” says co-organiser of the event, Michael Bull.
Ticket sales will go towards supporting the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force (EVSTF), a local organization that promotes awareness, prevention and support for those impacted by suicide in the Elk Valley.
“Holidays are a time when we’re a little bit more focused on ourselves. It can be a little bit of a difficult time for people. I can think of no better way to raise money than to come and hang out and watch a movie,” said Bull, who said he believed mental health often flew under the radar as an issue.
“I don’t think that suicide or depression is talked about very much, so to bring attention to that in a community like the Elk Valley is extremely important.”
A previous showing of Die Hard prior to COVID-19 raised funds for Angel Flight East Kootenay, and Bull said it was becoming a tradition to put on classic ‘crowd pleaser’ films to raise funds and awareness for local groups doing good in the community.
Die Hard will be on at the Vogue Theatre in Fernie at 9pm on Saturday Dec. 11. Tickets will be on sale at the theatre the night of, with doors opening at 6:15. There will also be a cash raffle, with prizes donated from local businesses. Money raised from ticket sales and the cash raffle will go to the EVSTF.
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