BLUE the film

“BLUE is a cinematic song for our oceans; beautiful, intimate and grand. Fearlessly truth-telling, yet passionately hopeful. See this film and you will want to rise up with the waves.”

BLUE is the story our generation need to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
John Elliott Theatre
9 Church St.
Georgetown, ON  L7G 2A3

6:30PM – 7PM: Table Talks/Displays
7PM – 9PM: Film Screening
   9PM – 9:30PM: Table Talks/Displays

Refreshments Included!

Guest Speaker

Karen Rathwell

Wellington Water Watchers

Table Talks

Greg Coman PhotographyGreg Coman Photography provides professional photography services for Your Life and Your Business Events. Greg himself also does freelance photography for the local newspaper , and will be displaying his underwater shots for BLUE. Website

Council of Canadians – Marilaura & Scott Wal, members of the Halton Chapter of the C of C, work toward the Blue Communities Project to recognise water and sanitation as human rights. The Council of Canadians also works towards banning or phasing out the sale of bottled water in municipal facilities and at municipal eventsWebsite

Wellington Water WatchersKaren Rathwell will speak about her trip to Vittel, France to witness an aquifer being decimated by Nestle, along with updates on campaigns to stop Nestle and Bill 71.  Website

HNPNC – The Halton/North Peel Naturalist Club welcomes anyone interested in the study, conservation, and enjoyment of nature. No formal training nor expertise is required, just a love of nature and a desire to connect with others who share your interests. We invite you to attend our monthly meetings in Glen Williams (near Georgetown) and hear expert speakers on a variety of topics. Frequent field outings are offered to members. Join the club and take part in field outings to learn about the richness and diversity of southern Ontario nature. Regular field trips include nocturnal salamander searches, animal tracking, winter bird searches, mothing and tree identification. During the summer, we offer weekly Monday evening walks in partnership with the South Peel Naturalist Club. We’re a member club of Ontario Nature. To join and learn more about our club, please visit our  Website

IPC Investment Corporation – Ryan Colwell, sponsor of the HHEFF, and representing the IPC.  Website

Sustainability Office – Jennifer Spence speaking about upholding the vision of  “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” and incorporating the 4 pillars of sustainability. Website 

Library – Lee Puddephatt will host a table of ocean-themed books and media. Website

Wastewise – Wastewise is a registered charity and thrift store located and serving mainly the Halton Hills area, with a strong following throughout the Halton region. Since 2004, Wastewise has given $104,401.00 back to the community. Website


Additional Information

“BLUE The Film” has an Australian rating of PG for parental guidance.

Audience members as young as 5 have attended screenings, and teaching materials have been developed with Cool Australia for children aged early learning to Year 10.

There are a few graphic scenes, such as baby birds regurgitating plastic, but it is suitable for children.


- Halton Hills – Territorial Acknowledgement - We acknowledge the lands included in Halton Hills with the Credit River, Silver Creek and Black Creek running through it. We honour the countless First Peoples who walked this land and is most recently cared for by the Mississaugas of the Credit. Halton Hills is part of the Treaty 19 lands of the Ajetance Purchase of 1818 which includes Brampton and Milton. Together, we commit to respect and care for the land, waters, plants, animals, and all the wonderful elements of creation that exist around us.