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.