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Pugwash Film Earns Director’s Award Nomination

A documentary film, made in Pugwash, has earned a nomination for “Best Director” honours at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards.

Andrea Vandenboer produced and directed “Climate Change and the Human Prospect” as part of the 2017 Pugwash Thinkers’ Conference. Click the attached video to view the trailer.

The documentary captured the essence of the crisis as presented by a panel of international thinkers. The photo below shows a number of the invited "Thinkers" taking a break in Eaton Park, including John Eaton the event host, seated on the right.

Filmed at Thinkers’ Lodge in Pugwash, it has many scenes from the village including a major assembly at the high school, and some captivating aerial drone photography.

The 40-minute film has screened to thousands of people in group settings throughout Canada and the U.S., with the next event set for Europe.

The Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site will play host to two mini conferences this summer, one specially organized to get the thoughts of youth, those of the generation who will inherit the crisis and hopefully find the ultimate solution.

The Screen Awards will be presented this Friday at a gala in Halifax.

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Ron MacNutt

Congrats to Andrea and all who made this happen. It was a great few days to be involved in the discussions and events. Truly worthy of a "Thinkers" gathering.

Fast forward a few seasons and the stage is bein set for another event to explore "Local Prosperity" in our area, the upcoming Cumberland Energy Authority conference. Will the geoscientists and business leaders inspire us with talk of how we will be saved by hydraulic fracking, or should we make the bold moves necessary to take another direction?


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Centre for Local Prosperity

Thank you Six Rivers News, Radio, and TV for sharing our wonderful news! It's an honour to have the director and filmmaker of 'Climate Change and the Human Prospect' Andrea Vandenboer nominated in the 2019 Screen Nova Scotia Awards, for sure! Everyone is rooting for her on Friday!

And we're excited to be back to the Village of Pugwash soon for a Youth Driven Climate Change retreat at the Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site in July.


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Andrea Vandenboer

Super cool of Bill Martin at Six Rivers News, Radio, and TV to run a story on my exciting news! It really is a tremendous honour to be nominated in the 2019 Screen Nova Scotia Awards for the Women in Film and Television-Atlantic Best Director Award category! I'm feeling excited to meet with the fabulous talent of the NS Film and Television folks at the Screen NS Gala on Friday. I will always hold a soft spot in my heart for the wonderful and generous nature of the people in Pugwash, NS and hope to keep coming back over and over again. The Thinkers Lodge is a gem. A magical place.

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Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:45 AM

Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester will be on Morning Talk every second Tuesday. Listen at 9:45.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

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Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM

The Pugwash Fire Department will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those 5 years and over. No appointment necessary.

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Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 AM

The Wallace Community Centre will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those aged 5 and over. No appointment is necessary.

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