Arts & Entertainment

The Last Stitch documentary screening supports Cycling Without Age

The documentary film screening, The Last Stitch, is part of the City of Markham’s Leading while Remembering series.

It’s the story of a Markham tailoring family’s journey from Shanghai to Hong Kong and Canada, reflecting the history of the Chinese diaspora as well as the rise and fall of traditional craftsmanship.

With just $15, you can help fund Cycling Without Age York Region and enjoy a very special film on October 3 at Markham Theatre.

This screening serves as a fundraiser for the newly established Markham-based nonprofit Cycling Without Age York Region. They are on a mission to bring the joy of cycling to seniors, promoting an active lifestyle and fostering connections across generations.

A portion of the admission ticket will be donated to the Markham chapter of Cycling Without Age York Region. This grassroots movement aims to reduce social isolation and improve both the mental and physical health of seniors and people with mobility challenges.

This is achieved with the use of specialized electric pedal-assisted trishaws.  Local volunteers, called ‘pilots,’ visit care homes, senior centres, and community groups to offer rides on the trishaw. Being outdoors, reconnecting with the community, and interacting with the ‘pilots’ nurtures emotional well-being for those who may otherwise experience isolation.

Visit markhamtheatre.ca for more information and to purchase tickets.

 

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