A movie night will be offered as a form of therapy in the Fort.
The Fort Saskatchewan Legion Branch 27’s movie night will offer veterans and active service members a place where they feel comforted and supported.
“I’ve been to movies with veterans and active service members and I’ve seen what it does to them,” said legion assistant branch service officer Kayla Hrehorets. “I’ve talked with many veterans that have PTSD and it really breaks your heart to know that they don’t feel supported by a civilian, that a civilian will never understand what they’re going through.”
The movie setting will be kept slightly lit, allowing people to enjoy a movie experience in a home-like atmosphere. There will be mental health aid on site.
“Movie night isn’t forced nor is it cruel. It’s a form of therapy with the peer support of a group,” she noted. “I’m really hoping that this gets a good turnout so we can have it at least once a month as a form of therapy.
The movie night will take place in the Silverwing Lounge at the Legion on Apr.22. The show starts at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The event is open to family, RCMP, first responders, fire fighters or anyone else struggling with PTSD.

More Local News

RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP could use some help finding a missing teenager.

Sledge Hockey Day another success

It was the biggest year yet for the Robin Hood Association's third annual Sledge Hockey Day.

Primary Care Network says the best diet is a balanced one

How much food from each food group should be in meals?

Redwater council decides against increasing pool fees

Pool fees in Redwater will be staying the same for another year.

Fortis Alberta gives $25,000 to schools for environmental programs

Some local schools recently received funding.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.

Two pedestrians hit in crosswalks

Keep an eye out for pedestrians.

Fog advisory for the area

A fog advisory has been issued for the heartland.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide