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‘Happy’ Film Debuts Amidst Kids’ Shoe Campaign

October 16, 2011 8:38 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

Two non-profit groups dedicated to putting a new pair of shoes or boots on the feet of children in need, while at the same time making Winnipeg a better place, have teamed up to present a documentary.

More Than Shoes and Project Echo have been working tirelessly to assist the city’s less fortunate children, and have partnered to present the premiere of “Happy” on Wednesday, November 9. It’s the first time the film has been screened in the city and will debut at the Park Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

“Partnering with Project Echo to screen Happy, seemed like a positive and heart warming way to collect new, winter boots for children,” said Wendy Erlanger, founder of More Than Shoes. “With 29,000 children in Manitoba living in families with annual incomes insufficient for meeting basic needs, warm, winter boots often become a luxury, rather than a necessity. We thank those who support More Than Shoes and Project Echo for supporting our mission to ensure Winnipeg is a better place as children play in comfort and warmth this winter.”

Admission to the screening is $10 plus a brand new pair of winter boots (children’s size 13, or adults’ size 7), or $50 per person, with a tax receipt being issued for a portion of the amount.

To view the film’s trailer, visit TheHappyMovie.com.