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High Park Rocks

Winter is descending. Time to think about getting back on the ice — at the High Park Club. It’s an institution in the High Park neighbourhood, one of the oldest curling clubs in the city. It celebrated its centennial back in 2011. Check out this video, created by students at Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic High School (just click on the image). Then visit the club at 100 Indian Rd.  

What we do at Back Lane

  • Teach students to make “CityShorts” — documentaries with a focus on local neighbourhoods.
  • Offer in-school photography programs for kids. Grade 5-6 students at Kensington Community School recently completed a Project Kids & Cameras course.  Their work will be on show in January at Ideal Coffee in Kensington market.
  • Hold  filmmaking and photo classes for kids at our studio. Check out our winter programs. 
  • Hold  free workshops for seniors interested in telling their stories on video. We thank the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program for funding these programs. New sessions start in January at our studio. Want to learn more? Go to our programs page. Call or email us!

Our Next Fundraising Screening:  

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Smart 

Sunday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m. at the Revue Cinema

Looking for a holiday gift for friends? Why not give a ticket to our next Extraordinary Women Series event.  Maya Gallus, a skilled documentary filmmaker and engaging speaker, introduces her film  Elizabeth Smart: On the Side of the Angels and discusses the art and life of the Ottawa-born poet. Smart is best known for her slim novel, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept.  Based in part on Smart’s tumultuous and long-standing affair with British poet George Barker, the book was first published in 1945, gaining recognition as a masterpiece of poetic prose  when it was republished in the late 1960s.  Buy tickets in advance for only $13 on Eventbrite.   $15 general; $13 Revue members, seniors.

Our studio is located at 9 Neepawa Ave. in the heart of Roncesvalles Village. Contact us at info@backlanestudios.ca or call 647-313-1654.