Connections is hosting free screening of “Gabrielle” – Please join us!

Connections is pleased to be participating in EMPATHY WEEK in Calgary by hosting a free screening of the remarkable Canadian film, “Gabrielle.” To join us, please reserve your seats through

What: “Gabrielle,” a Canadian film by Louise Archembault
When: Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 pm
Where: Glenbow theatre – 130 9th Ave. S.E.

“Gabrielle” is a wonderful film that is funny, sweet and yet challenges our thinking. Lead actress, Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, tells a wonderful story about first love. Gabrielle the actress and the lead character have Williams syndrome and Gabrielle the character lives in a group home and participates in a choir with other adults with developmental disabilities. She has a full life and a supportive mother and sister. Yet when she becomes romantically involved with a man in her choir, both her family and her support workers are concerned. 

Connections is an agency that has supported adults with developmental disabilities (including brain injury, Autism and FASD) to parent successfully for 30 years. The parents we support are people who chose to have intimate relationships and have children. Like everyone else, they love their children, but just need a bit of support to be successful. 

In the film, “Gabrielle,” we see an adult with disabilities from her point of view, and we also understand her family and supports. Most important, the movie is a delight — funny, entertaining and deeply affecting. Watch the trailer here

Connections is pleased to participate in EMPATHY WEEK with our free screening on Tuesday, June 4th. While tickets are free, we ask that you register at as seating is limited. 

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