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Fri, May 14


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A Most Beautiful Thing

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A Most Beautiful Thing
A Most Beautiful Thing

Time & Location

May 14, 2021, 8:00 a.m. – May 16, 2021, 11:00 p.m.

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About the Event

Row Ontario is proud to be partnering with the Canadian  Sport Film Festival 2021 to present the Canadian premier of the rowing  film A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING. The film is an inspiring and uplifting  documentary about Arshay Cooper and his teammates from Manley Career  Academy High School in Chicago, who formed the first African-American  High School rowing team in the United States. This powerful story  chronicles the barriers team members broke to be able to participate in  rowing and the resulting impact on their lives and legacies. This is a  story that Row Ontario’s newly formed Diversity & Inclusion  Committee felt would be a great way to start a discussion on social  justice in sport and build fundraising momentum for a new grant program.

Proceeds from the ticket sales as well as sponsorships and donations  will be put towards the Row Ontario IDEA (Inclusion Diversity Equity  Accessibility) Fund. Grants from the IDEA Fund will allow Row Ontario  member clubs to fund programs to create a more diverse, inclusive, and  accessible rowing community in Ontario. Putting action into words by  supporting this premier fundraising event will have the lasting impact  of giving more opportunities for young athletes.

Ticketing Options

The Row Ontario CSFF Virtual Film Festival weekend will take place  from May 14-16. The event is offered through the Digital TIFF Bell  Lightbox allowing for streamlined ticket purchases, a professional  digital platform, and a high quality virtual Q&A produced in advance  of the event. There are two ticketing options to view the film, as  follows:

VIP Tickets – $150 + HST

VIP ticket holders will take part in a planned VIP experience  during the viewing of A Most Beautiful Thing. They will receive catered  food from CURED, Row Ontario branded merchandise, the book A Most  Beautiful Thing, and participation in a live Q&A with Arshay Cooper  following the viewing of the film (quantities of VIP tickets are  limited). Row Ontario official boat supplier HUDSON is sponsoring  Arshay’s participation in the Canadian Sport Film Festival.

General Tickets – $15 + HST

General ticket holders will receive the viewing of the film and a pre-recorded Q&A with Arshay Cooper.

Buy Your Tickets to View A Most Beautiful Thing!


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