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Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.

 

Marie Dressler House

MDH with new sign

The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.

Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".


Hours

Opening hours for Summer 2022
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit at other times

 

Latest Bursaries

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    Morgan Murray 2017

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    Sydney Stewart 2018

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    Ava Bogyay 2019

  • Alyssa Brush

    Alyssa Brush - 2022

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    Andrew Atanasoff 2019

  • Georgia Callaghan

    Georgia Callaghan - 2022

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    Mackenzie Earle 2017

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    Kyler Tonkin 2017

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    Carter Holmes 2017

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    Juliette Sinnott 2019

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    Olivia Rapsos 2019

  • Malcolm Jack

    Malcolm Jack - 2022

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    Kieva Earle 2018

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    Stephanie Kooman 2017

  • Isabell Haig

    Isabell Haig - 2022

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    Ben Hughes 2018

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    Graham Beer 2018

Once again, the Marie Dressler Foundation (MDF) has awarded bursaries to four outstanding students in Northumberland who are planning tertiary studies in the performing arts. On Saturday, 6 July 2019, awards of $1000 each were presented at Marie Dressler House which houses the amazing Museum dedicated to the memory of Marie Dressler - one of the few Canadian actresses to win an Academy award. One of the four winners was honoured with the 2019 Bill Patchett Devotion to Community Award for exceptional community service. Many will know that Bill Patchett left us recently after a long life of working for many causes, big and small, including the restoration of Dressler house after a disastrous fire.

Dressler Bursary groupAva Bogyay, Andrew Atanasoff, Olivia Rapos, Juliette SinnottFoundation Chair Rick Miller said that there were a good number of applicants this year but the selection committee chose the following winners:

  • Olivia Rapos - Campbellford District High School - Presenter: Scott Fraser (member of MDF Board). Olivia will be continuing her education at the University of British Columbia where she will study Music with a focus on opera.
  • Ava Bogyay - St. Mary Catholic Secondary School - Presenter: Leslie Benson (Treasurer of MDF Board). Ava plans to study music and secondary education at Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
  • Juliette Sinnott - St. Mary Catholic Secondary School - Presenter: Rick Miller (Chair of MDF Board). Juliette plans to study at McGill University for a Combined Bachelor of Music and Science degree.
  • Andrew Atanasoff - Cobourg Collegiate Institute - Presenter: Delphine Patchett (member of MDF Board and wife of Bill Patchett)- winner of the 2019 Bill Patchett Devotion to Community Award. Andrew is planning to attend York University for Fine Arts and Concurrent Education.

Short Bios are available here.

The photo above right shows the four winners. As usual, click to enlarge.

More photos below - click to enlarge and scroll through them all.  Large photos have captions.

Olivia Rapsos - Scott Fraser Ava Bogyay - Leslie Benson

Juliette Sinnott  - Rick MillerAndrew Atanasoff - Delphine Patchett