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SE Health, the Alzheimer Society of B.C., and The Caregivers’ Club Family Relief Fund are pleased to announce the British Columbia premiere of the documentary, The Caregivers’ Club, directed by award-winning filmmaker Cynthia Banks.

It will take place on National Caregivers’ Day, Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vic Theatre in downtown Victoria.

Panel Discussion

Following the 57-minute film Director Cynthia Banks will make opening remarks and an expert panel will discuss: “Celebrating Caregivers: How can we change the dementia journey for family caregivers?

The panel will be moderated Maria Howard, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Our panelists include:

Cynthia Banks

Director, Producer, Advocate; Banks Productions

Daniel Fontaine

CEO, B.C. Care Providers Association, and member of the Federal Advisory Panel on Dementia

Daphne Armstrong

Family Caregiver


100-Hour Respite Giveaway

The Caregivers’ Club Family Relief Fund Award: Victoria

Additionally, some very real relief will be awarded when SE Health presents up to 100 hours of free home care respite to family caregivers currently looking after someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Victoria caregivers can apply for the award until Sunday April 5 at midnight PST (11:59 pm) here www.thecaregiversclubfilm.com/victoria-award/.


About the film

Relatives of people living with dementia call themselves members of ‘the club no one wants to join.’ This documentary follows four families — their heartbreak, humour and frustration. It’s a devastating but ultimately inspiring journey that’s only just beginning for an entire generation and a topic that our politicians and health agencies struggle with daily.

In The Caregivers’ Club, we meet four middle-aged caregivers – Domenic, Karen, Susan and Barbara – each taking care of a spouse or parent, who can no longer take care of themselves. All take you far beyond the practical problems of navigating a complex healthcare system and into the psychological challenges of coping with the deterioration of their loved ones.

The Caregivers’ Club is directed by Cynthia Banks, produced by Michael Wheeler and Cynthia Banks and their production company Carrefour Productions Inc., and executive produced by Doug Grant. It was produced in association with CBC, with participation from the Canada Media Fund.

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