Seniors, put your stories on video!

Interested in learning how to record your memories on video?

If you’re a senior (55 or over), we’ll teach you how to do it for free.

Back Lane Studios has just received funding from Ottawa’s New Horizons for Seniors Program to support at least eight video-making courses at our studio and at participating seniors residences, community centres and churches.

We’re calling the program “SilverShorts.”

Each course will run for at least six two-hour sessions. Classes will involve from six to 12 participants to ensure personal attention. If you are an individual or an organization interested in our video-making program for seniors, please contact us at or 647-313-1654.


  1. Ellen, wonderful getting to know you. Hope to see you at the Revue Nov. 22. I would like to get some flyers to distribute to the Older Womens Network and the Echo Women’s Choir. I’ll come by and pick them up when I get a chance. Thanks,

    1. Oh dear. I haven’t been checking the messages on the website. From now on I will. It’s getting a little late in the year now. Perhaps we can meet up in January. All the best. And I certainly would like to find out what happened in Hawaii!! Sometime!

    2. Hello Hildegard,
      Happy New Year. We are having another Extraordinary Women screening at the Revue this Sunday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m. Maya Gallus will introduce her documentary about Elizabeth Smart (author of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. I can bring some flyers for the seniors if you were interested in coming. Check out our website under the Extraordinary Women section — there’s a page for Elizabeth Smart.
      I met a number of your fellow Older Women’s Network colleagues at the YIMBY festival.
      All the best. Ellen

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