Community Living BC Vernon, Okanagan Screen Arts put on a free movie for people with challenges

Enjoying a free movie

Friday was International Day of Persons with Disabilities and people with various challenges took in a free movie at the Towne Theatre.

Debbie Moore, chairperson of the North Okanagan Shuswap Community Council, said clients of Community Living BC have had a rough couple of years with COVID concerns shutting down many of their programs.

“The programs were closed for a while and they haven't been able to do the fun stuff so we wanted to put on an event to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,” said Moore.

Dozens of people caught the Will Ferrell Christmas classic Elf at the historic Vernon theatre.

Free drinks and popcorn were provided as well.

Moore said the free event was put on in conjunction with Okanagan Screen Arts, which took over operation of the theatre earlier this year.

“They are really intentional about wanting to be accessible, so they are planning over the course of the next year to make sure the building is fully accessible to people who have any sort of mobility or vision challenges. I am quite impressed with them,” said Moore.

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