Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Grizzlies: Coming to US Theaters on March 20 {+ Fandango Giveaway}

**Complimentary tickets received for consideration of this post. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

These days it seems like so often we turn on the television or pick up the paper to discover only bad news. Let's be honest, there is a lot of bad going on in the world today. Still, I've always enjoyed that ol' Mr. Rogers quote about looking for the helpers in the midst of that. This reminds us that there is still good everywhere. I love reading stories about individuals who try to make a difference in their communities in both big and small ways.

Today, I'm sharing a movie that shares one such real life story. Take a look:

THE GRIZZLIES is an inspiring, true story based on a group of Inuit students in a small Canadian town who are struggling to find their way. With nothing to do in their extremely tightknit community, many of them turn to alcohol and drug abuse to ignore their problems. Arriving on a one-year teaching contract, Russ Sheppard unwittingly steps in and the whole town experiences a major shift. While at first they don’t trust this newcomer, the students and elders of Kugluktuk grow to lean on Sheppard and allow him to change their lives forever.

Sounds like the kind of story we need more of, doesn't it? I love stories such as this that bring people together for a common interest like a sport. I may not like sports much myself... and honestly couldn't tell you the first thing about lacrosse... but I know a good story and a good message when I hear one.

The Grizzlies has previously been released in Canada where it stood at #1 at the box office for 5 weeks! It gives viewers a look at the real life struggles with mental health, etc that so many these days are dealing with in a way that is both entertaining and inspiring too. Watching the trailer I can see why it's been so popular in Canada. And now, it's coming to American audiences too!

THE GRIZZLIES will be in major market theaters on March 20, 2020!

This is another movie that- unlike the cleaner films I tend to feature- is rated R for language and adult themes... but again features a good message that still seems worthy of watching!

You can learn more and connect at the links below:

And in celebration of it's American release, one very lucky reader is going to win 2 tickets to see the film in theaters for themselves. Enter using the giveaway form below:


"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24