The Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium is hosting an exceptional speaker via Zoom on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 8:00am to share a wonderful story about the mental health recovery film "Back Home Again" for children who experienced the trauma of the unthinkable Fort McMurray fires in May 2016. (Watch the trailer.)


The guest speaker, Charmaine Hammond, is the Executive Producer and will be sharing how this movie is generating conversations about mental health across Canada.

This animated movie was inspired by community resiliency after one of the largest wildfire evacuations in Canadian history impacted the lives of more than 80,000 residents.

Told through the eyes of the woodland creatures that inhabit the land of Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, "Back Home Again" has an all-star voice cast that aims to build mental health awareness and spark conversations in communities across Canada and around the world.

The film has the largest ensemble of Canadian actors in a short film, including Jeremy Renner, Martin Short, Kim Basinger, Eugene Levy, Norm Macdonald, Catherine O’Hara, Michael J. Fox, Howie Mandel, Lorne Cardinal, Gordon Pinsent, Mena Suvari, Bill Burr, Tom Green, Tantoo Cardinal, Marlon Wayans, Harland Williams, Sherri Shepherd,  Scott Thompson, and Ed Asner.   

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Rotary meeting @ 7.30am
Speaker @ 8.00-8.30am

The Zoom link will be emailed to all club members the day before.