Admission by donation in support Girls Gotta Run Foundation.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji - an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. For more information see http://www.townofrunners.com/
ABOUT THE PANEL
Before the film, join us for a panel discussion with 4 superb elite speed and endurance athletes — nationally ranked competitors, world championship medalists, and/or Olympians in several sports -- who are also law school colleagues, graduates, practicing lawyers or articling students. The panel members will recount their experiences balancing legal careers and excellence in sport and related issues. In alphabetic order:
- Jennifer Hopkins, uOttawa JD, counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (gold medalist in International Triathlon Union Paratriathlon World Championships, 2011 and 2012, two time Ironman finisher; uOttawa varsity Cross Country Running team, 2002-2003).
- Morgan Jarvis, Queens JD, articling student at Gowlings (Ottawa) (14th place finisher at 2012 Olympics in rowing double sculls; bronze medal in the world championship lightweight quad sculls in 2005; bronze medalist at the U23 World Championships in the lightweight double sculls in 2004 and 2005).
- Michele Krech, uOttawa JD student (top 8 finisher at Canadian Track and Field Championships in heptathlon; competitor at 2012 Olympic Trials; Multiple-time medalist at Athletics Ontario Track and Field Championships; University of Ottawa Track and Field Athlete of the Year (2011))
- Cristy Nurse, uOttawa JD student (two-time world silver medallist in rowing in the women's 8 and 2012 Olympic Team Member; under 23 National Championship in the women's pair; 2010 OUA Varsity Basketball Championship with the University of Guelph).
ABOUT THE CAUSE
The event will be held on Friday March 15 in room 302 (Norton Rose Classroom) in Fauteux Hall at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. The event begins with a small silent auction at 6 pm.
Seating is limited and is available on a first come basis.
This screening is organized by the uOttawa Law running group.
Admission is by donation with donations go to the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, an organization that provides support for impoverished Ethiopian girls who are training to be professional runners. Girls Gotta Run was featured in Canadian Running magazine last April. To read the article, visit http://www.girlsgottarun.org/storage/CanadianRunningMagazineApril2012.pdf. For more information on GGRF, see http://www.girlsgottarun.org/.
The screening of the film will be introduced by a member of the GGRF board of directors, joining the event via skype.
A celebration of excellence in support of a great cause! Not to be missed!